College Football Recruiting: Local Defensive-End Akili Calhoun Jr. Commits to Cal

Wilcox's staff continues to add Bay Area talent with the commitment of coveted Brentwood, Calif. three-star recruit

Three-star defensive-end recruit Akili Calhoun Jr. committed to Cal, the Brentwood, Calif., native confirmed in a tweet Saturday.

Calhoun Jr. joins the Golden Bears with fellow heralded 2021 tight-end recruit Jermaine Terry from Richmond, Calif. The commitments by the Mercury News Elite Bay Area prospects show the Wilcox regime is serious about keeping the San Francisco Bay Area Bear Territory.

Calhoun Jr., rated as highly as four-stars by 247 Sports, is projected to play as an outside-linebacker in Cal’s three-down linemen defense. In his junior-year tape from Liberty High, the six-foot-four, 245-pound athlete lined up as a weak-side defensive end in the school’s four-down linemen defense. Scouting reports note he can play on both the strong and weak-side.

Calhoun Jr. is the son of former Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Akili Calhoun, Psy.D.