"I just can’t wait for that atmosphere." – Evan Rambo
The Skinny on California signee Evan Rambo from Greg Biggins: Rambo is an intriguing prospect with great length and some nice athleticism. He's all of 6-3, pushing 6-4 but actually plays some corner and that's where he would like to start out of Cal.
Safety will probably be his best long-term position, especially when he fills out and grows in to his body. He's a physical player who doesn't shy away from contact. He has good ball skills from his days playing receiver, which makes him a prime candidate to play free safety with all that size and range.
BT’s Take: As a junior, Rambo was a dual threat quarterback who threw for 963 yards and eight touchdowns and rushed for 569 yards and 10 more scores. He also had 51 tackles and picked off four passes while playing safety.
A former San Diego State commit, Rambo flipped based on the fact that he knew the Bears would need help immediately in the defensive backfield. At 6-foot-3, Rambo is the tallest of the five defensive back commits, and that length should translate into early playing time.
After playing quarterback, he solidified himself as a defensive player as a senior, to the point where one high school coach who saw him play during summer passing leagues and during the season said that he would be able to “play immediately” once he got onto campus in the fall.
If I had to guess (and I wrote this before I got Greg’s scouting report) I’d say Rambo winds up as a safety. His size is best suited there, and he can use his high football IQ to read the entire field. It will also allow him to use his instincts from being a quarterback, as he tracks shoulders, eyes and reads.
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