Bears Keep Rolling, Land Drew Kobayashi

Cal pulls down its second wide receiver commit this week, as talented Drew Kobayashi becomes the second Hawaii-born receiver in the past two cycles to make the pledge to the Bears.



California hauled in its second wide receiver and third commitment of the week on Wednesday night, as Honolulu (HI) St. Louis wide out Drew Kobayashi joined Logan Gamble as part of the 2016 Bears' receiving haul, with both Gamble and Kobayashi following the lead of defensive back Josh Drayden.

Kobayashi -- who committed after his first visit to campus -- stands at 6-foot-2.5, weighing in at 180 pounds, and will come in as an outside receiver, while the 6-foot-6, 200-pound Gamble will come in as an inside receiver, after saying as late as Sunday that he favored Washington State.



Quarterback commits Max Gilliam and Armani Rogers now have two receivers in this class, one offensive athlete (Zion Echols) and one running back, in Derrick Clark, with linemen Daniel Juarez and Jake Curhan in the boat, as well, forming the nucleus of this offensive class.

Cal was the first school to offer Kobayashi, who has since pulled down offers from Air Force, Hawaii, Navy, Nevada, Washington State and San Diego State, with Washington on the verge of pulling the trigger, as well, after the paid a weaken visit to the Huskies and the Cougars.

Kobayashi also visited Berkeley on Tuesday, and came away impressed enough to pull the trigger when he got back home to the Islands from his West Coast swing, which saw him participate at The Opening Regional in Eugene, Ore.

Burl Toler III, the interim outside receivers coach, was Kobayashi's primary recruiter.

Kobayashi becomes the second Hawaii-born receiver in the past two classes to make the pledge, following 2015 signee Kanawai Noa out of Punahou.


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