After originally committing to Cal, De La Salle High’s Victor Egu now plans to play football at Yale.
Egu, expecting to play linebacker at Cal, had given his verbal commitment to Jeff Tedford in early November. After Tedford was fired, the 6-foot-3, 230-pound senior didn’t see himself fitting in the Bears’ system anymore.
“The new coaching staff informed me that they wanted me to play defensive end, which I was fine with,” Egu said. “But they were full at that position. They didn’t need me really. I thought, I’m not going to stay where I’m not really needed.”
Egu, who held offers from several Pac-12 schools as well as Notre Dame and Nebraska, switched his commitment to the Ivy League school this week.
“They were a school that was after me really early in the process,” Egu said of Yale. “Education was also a factor. I know football isn’t everything and with a degree from Yale I’ll have a wide range of opportunities.”
Egu played defensive end for the Spartans in their 15-0 season, but expects to play linebacker at Yale.