Cal football recruiting: Cameron Brandt visits, Tre Edwards interested, Jayden Limar & Jeremiah McClure offered
The 2023 recruiting cycle is underway.
Cal is hitting the trail hard to start the 2023 recruiting class. 79 Bay Area schools were visited in the past week! We’ll have more on this later with a general preview on top Bay Area prospects.
Here are some individual updates on the top prospects the Bears are pursuing.
Cameron Brandt, 6-3, 260 pound Chatsworth (Ca.) Sierra Canyon defensive tackle
Cal will need to start preparing a new version of the 3-4 defensive line and will need athletic defensive ends for that new future. Brandt is flying under the radar at the moment and has become an early target for defensive line coach Andrew Browning.
Brandt received his second offer from Cal in December. His first offer came from Arizona. Encouragingly, he has already taken his first visit this week up from Southern California.
Brandt is ranked as the 55th best defensive tackle, and 52nd best California prospect by 247Sports.
Tre Edwards, 6-1, 220 pound Chula Vista (Ca.) Mater Dei Catholic linebacker
Edwards was offered very early in 2020. He has offers from seven Pac-12 programs, including USC, the Oregons, the Arizonas, and Colorado. He’s ranked as the 143rd best recruit in the 2023 class by 247Composite, the 9th best linebacker, and the 10th best California prospect. His junior Hudl tape can be found here.
The headline in the latest Rivals article from Matt Moreno had Edwards examining Cal for both their football and academics. More on his junior year regimen ($):
"My main goal this time last year in the offseason was that needed to cut weight, and I cut a lot of weight," he said. "I could tell during the games I wouldn't be as tired, I could move faster, I was chasing down, which I really wasn't able to do my sophomore year. I just felt way more explosive.
Jayden Limar, 5-11, 190 pound Lake Stevens (Wa.) running back
Cal is always in the market for a running back every season, and Limar has to be near the top of the list. There are tons of competitors to land him, particularly the hometown Washington Huskies.
Cal most recently offered Limar this past week. The Bears are the tenth Pac-12 program to offer one of the top ball-carriers on the West Coast—only Stanford and USC have yet to offer.
Limar is the 227th best prospect, the 12th best running back, and the sixth-best Washington prospect according to 247Sports Composite. Limar is also ranked as the highest West Coast running back so there will be quite a battle for a Pac-12 program to land him.
Jeremiah McClure, 6-1, 185 pound Chula Vista (Ca.) Mater Dei Catholic athlete
McClure is ranked as the 49th best wide receiver and the 24th best California talent, according to 247Sports Composite. Current major offers include Michigan, USC, and Washington, although two of those programs have seen coaching staff transitions since the initial offers.
McClure recently received an offer from Cal, and it appeared to attract his attention, particularly for the academics component (read more here ($)).
Sounds like some excellent prospects but I imagine the competition to sign these guys will be stiff.
I wonder where they found those pics of a packed Memorial. At least one looks like it dates to the OSU game maybe 7 years ago.