Late on Friday afternoon, El Cerrito (Calif.) wide receiver Jalen Harvey joined teammate Adarius Pickett as an official target of the California football team, as he received a scholarship offer from wide receivers coach Rob Likens.
"I'm very excited," Harvey said. "I was being interviewed two weeks ago, and I was just waiting on these scholarships coming in, and this was my third one. I'm very excited that they offered me."
Harvey now holds scholarship offers from the Bears, Washington State and Arizona State.
"They like how I see the field and how I perform," Harvey said of what Cal likes about his game.
Harvey has been waiting for the Bears to offer ever since last summer, when he got to meet star wide receiver Keenan Allen.
"The reason I started liking Cal was because I really liked Keenan Allen," Harvey said. "I really look up to him. I met him when he used to work out at Contra Costa College. I know the head coach there, and he knows me, and he introduced me to Keenan Allen."
Though Harvey met Allen just the once, the fact that the new staff is going to be running a very receiver-friendly offense was more than enough to keep Harvey's interest strong.
"The coaches told me about that, how they'll have a new offense, and how last year, they had two receivers they worked with caught like, 200 passes, so that sparked me up," Harvey said. "That sounds lovely."
Harvey will get to see that offense in action on Monday, as he's been invited out to watch Cal take its first snaps of the spring, an invitation he enthusiastically accepted.
Harvey Talks Cal Offer
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