Three-star DL commit Jaxson Moi announces he flipped to Stanfurd
Four decommits in just over a month.
What a turn of events.
California beat the downtrodden Colorado to win our first game over FBS opposition this year!
But just minutes before the final whistle, DL commit Jaxson Moi announced that he was decommitting from Cal, instead choosing the despicable Stanfurd Cardinal.
Moi—a three-star defensive lineman—first committed to Wilcox and staff in June, rejecting Stanfurd in the process. However, Stanfurd ultimately won.
Most concerning is the jarring number of decommits for the Bears in a short period of time. The decommit extravaganza started with four-star running back Jaydn Ott five weeks ago. It continued with four-star quarterback Justyn Martin and then three-star running back Kaleb Johnson ten days ago. Though Johnson is staying out of the conference and there is no recent prediction for Ott, the decommits are made worse by the fact half of these decommits are currently projected to be on the opposing sideline every year—Moi to Stanfurd and Martin to UCLA. Can we complete the misery and have a recruit decommit to choose USC in this cycle, too?
Luckily, the Bears still have a number of recruits on the defensive line for the class of 2022—three-star edge rushers Nunie Tuitele and Curlee Thomas IV, three-star defensive lineman Damonic Williams, and three-star defensive lineman Nathan Burrell (all rankings from 247 Sports).
But...but... we won??
I watch the video of Moi announcing he was going to Cal and he was as exuberant about that decision as he could be. Wonder is this is the worst period of reununciations of Cal athletic scholarships as anyone can remember. We need to finish the second half of this season very strong to recover from this. We need a lot more players at several positions, including the ones I know the most about -- QB and RB.
On a positive note, it seems several players who were second, third, and maybe even fourth string a short time ago are stepping up and playing their hearts out for Cal and doing reasonably well.
Utah is a team that likely has few, if any, four star players and has consistently done well though excellent coaching. Looks like we may have to do the same for awhile at least, but getting several four star player to sign with Cal would help. BTW, nice that our four star TE Terry got a reception today.