RB recruit Kaleb Johnson decommits from Cal Football, instead choosing Iowa

Or: How to lose two running backs in one month.

Kaleb Johnson—a three-star running back out of Ohio—has decommitted from Cal and instead declared himself as committed to Iowa following a recent push by the undefeated, second-ranked team. (Credit to SGBear for finding this.)

Johnson had previously committed to the Bears in late June.

This news comes less than a month after another running back of the Class of 2022 decommitted—Jaydn Ott. California has now lost two running backs in the past month and no longer has a running back from the Class of 2022 committed.

Running backs coach Aristotle Thompson did not secure any RB signees in the Class of 2021 either, though there’s still some time to close on another player in this upcoming class.

Currently, our 2022 recruiting class is ranked 58th nationally and 9th in the Pac-12 by 247 Sports, down from our last class being ranked 28th and 3rd (respectively).