RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Zion Echols and a plethora of other California commits gathered on Sunday at Riverside City College to observe their future coaches during the first of two satellite camps held by the Bears, and Echols liked what he saw.
“It was a great experience, being able to meet with everybody and hang out with everybody,” Echols said.
Echols – who will come in next fall as a running back/slot receiver – watched offensive coordinator and running backs coach Tony Franklin work, as well as his primary recruiter, Jacob Peeler, who is heading into his first season as the full-time inside receivers coach.
Last season, Echols carried the ball 188 times for 1,141 yards and 18 touchdowns, tallying four 100-yard games on the ground. Echols also caught 44 balls for 553 yards and six more scores, averaging 50.3 yards receiving per game.