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DLS’ Victor Egu switches up commitment

By Stephanie Hammon
Saturday, January 26th, 2013 at 12:27 pm in Football.

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.

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  • BlueNGold

    His story sounds a bit contrived. If he really wants to play football, going to an Ivy League seems like a very odd choice.

  • MiraMan

    Good for him. Get away from home and get a good education. More top athletes should make that choice.

  • Prep Fan

    It’s too bad things didn’t work out for him at Cal, but its hard to beat a Yale education. I don’t think the Ivy League schools give full scholarships, but Egu obviously has excellent grades and Yale is a great choice for him. Well done young man.

  • http://aol BigJoe

    Hutch Cal player of the yr- also 1st team all norcal and 1st team all cal. TiaPepe Vitale 1st team all norcal and 1st team all cal. Hooper(stanford bound) 1st team all norcal and 1st team all cal. That’s 3 Spartans all everything.

  • http://aol YoMama

    Not much else to say 15-0, # 1 state, state champs, Max prep national champs, Lad national coach of the yr, 3 1st team all staters, Efu, Moffit and others going to play college, returners coming back to rock the bay and the DeLa beat keeps on rollin.’ The beat goes on like Sonny and Cher sang.

  • CalBurr

    Cal didn’t want him. As the season went on, it was evident that he wasn’t nearly as good as his lofty rating. Workout warrior at the camps. New coaching staff came in and reevaluated .

  • somebody

    not that easy to gt a degree from yale…