Bears Add SoCal LB

California built off its 50-17 win over Arizona State on Saturday by adding a verbal commitment from one of the Golden State's top linebackers on Sunday...

Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure linebacker Jalen Jefferson will be staying in the Golden State for college.

"Jalen committed to Cal today," said his father, Dave. "He took his official visit there this weekend."

In Jefferson, the Bears land one of the top outside linebackers in the West, a three-star prospect by

"Cal has been one of his favorites for a long time," said his father. "They want him to play outside linebacker there."

Jefferson chose California over Washington, after having eliminated Boise State a week ago.

He was on hand to see the Bears rout Arizona State on Saturday, among a small contingent of official visitors for the Bears.

The 6-3, 205-pound Jefferson is the 10th known verbal for the Bears, and the first linebacker.

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