Signing Day Capsule: Antoine Albert

Defensive back Antoine Albert signs for the second time with the Bears, and will be with the team come fall, after finishing one class at Diablo Valley College.

"I’ve always loved Cal, since high school." – Antoine Albert

The Skinny on California signee Antoine Albert: Antoine Albert was originally set to come in and compete for a starting cornerback job this spring, but one of his classes from Diablo Valley College didn’t transfer. That said, he’ll still be around the team this spring, whenever he can be, though he won’t be a part of spring workouts. Albert is a heady, 6-foot-2, 220-pound defensive back, and brings a lot of size – and a love for contact – to the Cal defensive secondary – something the Bears have lacked for some time.

Albert is afflicted with a severe stutter, but he lets his play on the field do the talking. For more on Albert’s struggles and triumphs, read the feature below.

Albert is the No. 66 overall JuCo player in the nation in our Scout JuCo Top 100 rankings. Albert – who has a 4.5-second 40 time -- chose the Bears on Dec. 18 over offers from Arizona, Iowa State, Nebraska, Oregon State, Tennessee and Washington State, among others.

Albert is an alum of Marshawn Lynch’s alma mater: Oakland Tech. At Diablo Valley College, he played safety, corner, defensive end and linebacker.

Sonny’s Take: “It was important to address our needs at cornerback and we added a player today in Antoine Albert that gives us both size and length at that position. The thing that stands out most with him is that he’s a physical player.”

Feature Plus Highlights: Antoine Albert Has a Story to Tell SIGNING DAY CHAT

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