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Are Cal football recruiting commits incoming before dead period?
The last official weekend before the summer.
Cal hosted a number of talented individuals this weekend as they wrapped up the spring recruiting cycle. A dead period now ensues for the next month, about the time Cal fall camp gets underway.
Cal already landed two recent commitments off of visits—Rohnert Park cornerback Sailasa “Sai” Vadrawale committed after an excellent official to Berkeley, and Cathedral defensive lineman Ashton Sanders enjoyed his trip so much that he was a Bear a few days later. There are early signs that there’s more coming on the horizon.
Here’s a look at the prospects who visited Berkeley this week.
Cameron Brandt, Chatsworth (Ca) Sierra Canyon defensive lineman (Hudl video)
247 Composite Ranking: Three-stars (0.8874), 428th prospect, 53rd best defensive lineman, 32nd best California prospect
Brandt took his final official visit to Cal this week and had a pretty great time.
Brandt has a July decision awaiting him, but has visited Berkeley several times. Greg Biggins indicates that Cal and Stanford are the likely top two, with Washington right behind.
Cameron Cook, Round Point (Tx.) Stony Point running back (Hudl video)
247 Composite: Four-stars (0.8944), 367th best prospect, 25th running back, 64th best Texas prospect
Cook took a trip from the Lone Star state and is likely a top target at running back. He is definitely someone that will attract national interest.
Caleb Lomu, Gilbert (Az.) Highland offensive tackle (Hudl video)
247 Composite: Four-stars (0.915), 235th best prospect, 23rd best offensive tackle, fourth best Arizona prospect
Offensive line is now a major priority after the flip of Amos Talalele to USC. Lomu could be a solid target from Arizona, but there is strong competition from the home state Wildcats and the Pac-12 champion Utes.
Jasiah Wagoner, Spanaway (Wa.) Lake athlete (Hudl video)
247 Composite: Four-stars (0.9255), 185th best prospect, 23rd best cornerback, third best Washington prospect
A national player who could star at multiple positions on either side of the ball,Wagoner had put Cal in his top seven, along with Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, Texas and Washington. This would be a huge recruiting win.
Zander Esty, Auburn (Ca.) Placer offensive tackle (Hudl video)
247Sports: 70th best interior offensive lineman, 119th best California prospect
247Sports confirms that Etsy visited this week. Angus McClure has prioritized Etsy as a local prospect he’d love to snag—the Bears do need to start piling up offensive line talent.
Jaeden Moore, Visalia (Ca.) Central Valley Christian edge (Hudl video)
247Sports Composite: Three-stars (0.8729), 623rd prospect, 53rd best edge, 50th in California
This is Moore’s second major visit to Cal. It is clear the coaching staff is prioritizing Moore as an option off the edge. He has caught the eye of new edge coach Vic So’oto, who is looking to keep talent at defensive end and outside back.
Mikal Harrison-Pilot, Temple (Tx.) athlete (Hudl video)
247 Composite: Four-star (0.9414), 130th best prospect, 9th best athlete, 22nd best Texan
Harrison-Pilot is a huge target for the homestate Texas Longhorns, so it’s great to see Cal being able to land a visit with him. This would be a major win if the Bears could make inroads against a national recruiting powerhouse.