“It’s hard leaving the South, but having a bunch of Southern coaches and other guys come in from the South, it doesn’t seem like you’re too far away from home. I love California, and I really loved Nashville, too, but I just fell in love with the Bay Area.” -- Luc Bequette.
The Skinny on Bequette: Bequette could very well be headed elsewhere. At the time of this article, he’s still committed to the Bears, but if he gets an offer to Florida, he may very well follow former Cal commit Nick Buchanan and one-time silent Chris Williamson to Gainesville. This is one to stay tuned to.
UPDATE 5:41 AM: Bequette has tweeted that he's a Bear. Officially out of the question mark area, and into signees.
Proud to be a #GoldenBear. This is going to be a great next 3-5 years. Thanks for the supporters. Next up... Prove everybody else wrong...— Luc Bequette (@bigbeq12) February 4, 2015
BT’s Take: Holding off Florida can't be understated. Cal needed big uglies up front to generate a pass rush, and with Bequette, they should have six before all is said and done. Bequette got a lot of interest late from SEC schools, which tells you that the Bears coaches are doing a pretty bang-up job of identifying talent. Bequette has a lot of athleticism in his family. His mother was the bronze medalist in the 1988 Winter Olympics, and his father, grandfather, uncle and cousin played football at Arkansas. He also has played baseball, and wrestles. He’s big, strong, powerful and flexible.
With his background in multiple sports (including wrestling and baseball), Bequette has quick feet, a powerful lower half and plays with good leverage as an offensive center. He keeps his feet churning and locks out well, pushing defenders back up field. On defense – both at defensive end and tackle – he’s shown a persistent motor playing snap to whistle, and again, keeps his feet moving. The most notable aspect of Bequette’s highlights is that he maintains his quickness and athleticism at a variety of weights and positions, including long snapping.
Sonny's Take: “Luc is an under the radar student-athlete that we saw at our camp last summer. He has played both offensive and defensive line, and we like him as a defensive tackle. We thought he really moved well. He is a young player with a tremendous upside that we think makes a lot of sense.”
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