Wallace to Cal

Tyrone Wallace has made his college decision, a source tells Scout.com, as he's pledged to the California Golden Bears.

California has scored a big commitment in 2012 with the verbal of 6-foot-4, 175-pound Bakersfield (Calif.) point guard Tyrone Wallace.

Scout.com's 77th ranked prospect in the 2012 class, Wallace gives the Golden Bears the West Coast's top available point guard, a versatile prospect that could potentially play the one, two and three on both offense and defense.

"When he broke down all the pros and cons, Cal had the most check marks under pros," Tyrone Wallace, Sr. said. "That was how he made the decision, he just felt like Cal had more things he was looking for."

One of the biggest reasons for Wallace's commitment was his relationship with the Cal coaching staff.

"When I got the chance to go down there and meet them, we the stuff they talked about regarding his growth as a player and teaching him the skills that he needs to be a good player in college and make it to the NBA. Cal made us feel real comfortable, like it's going to be a family type situation," Wallace, Sr. said.

"That was important because I wanted Tyrone to feel comfortable and not worry about when he goes away from home, not feeling like he has no one to talk to and be close to. Travis (DeCuire) did a great job of making us feel comfortable."

Wallace is a pass-first point guard who has terrific size for the position and has improved as a shooter and a scorer. His father is confident about the future his son has at Cal.

"I know the drive that Tyrone has and the expectations he has of himself," he said. "He knows it will take a lot of hard work to get better and he feels like Cal has the kind of coaches who can really help him blossom into the player he wants to be."

This was a major recruiting victory for Cal, which beat out fellow finalist Colorado for Wallace.

California is still waiting for decisions from West Coast posts Zena Edosomwan and Landen Lucas.

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