Cal gets recruit from Cats

David Gray made a commitment to Arizona back in December, but the talented receiver from Oakland (McClymonds) found the hometown team too hard to say no to. He will now be heading to Cal next fall.

Gray found the chance to play close to home too hard to pass up. With new head coach Jeff Tedford at the helm, Gray decided that Berkeley was the place for him.

"I wasn't real big on the old staff," Gray said. "Coach Tedford will be a great coach. He brings in that Oregon attitude. He's a good guy."

Jefferson had been a fan of Cal for years, but with the lack of stability within the program in the final years of the Tom Holmoe era he never really considered Cal. After Tedford was hired he gave the Bears another look.

"I always wanted to go there," Gray said. "I can step in right away. It is close by. They have good academics. It is just a better situation for me."

Gray said that playing time wasn't a concern, despite the fact that Arizona returns its top two receivers and has received commitments from two other highly rated high school wideouts.

"At Arizona I was going to go there this summer," Gray said of the Wildcats. "I was recruited to play as a freshman. Everyone recruited me to play right away."

Gray visited Cal this weekend and was very excited by the atmosphere.

"The players there are real fired up," said Gray of the current climate at Cal. "A lot of recruits are starting to look at Cal a lot harder."

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