Bear Republic: Breaking Down Gentle Williams

In our final podcast from SoCal, we break down the commitment of offensive lineman Gentle Williams, take a look at Mississippi recruiting and talk about the Vince Young bet ...

In our latest Bear Republic Podcast, we break down California’s latest commit in offensive lineman Byron Gentle Williams, a 6-foot-3, 278-pounder out of Mississippi.

Is Williams exactly what the Bears need, or something else?

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What are the strengths of the new catch, and what worries us about his tape?

We then turn our gaze towards Cal football recruiting in general, and the affect that inside receivers coach – and former Louisiana Tech offensive lineman -- Jacob Peeler has had on recruiting in the deep South since joining the staff in 2013.

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Could the Bears get another commitment or two from Mississippi? It’s all up to Peeler, and he’s got his sights set on four-star wide receiver A.J. Brown.

The Bears now have 20 commits for the 2016 class, with the last six coming from players who attended high school outside of the state of California. What does that particular statistic mean in the grand scheme of Cal recruiting?

In our final segment, we talk about the lighter side of Cal news, when we discuss just what the bet between former Texas quarterback Vince Young and former Bears wide receiver – and current Texas high school head coach -- Scott X. Nady means for the Sept. 19 match-up between Cal and the Longhorns in Austin, Tex.

Also, what are we expecting to see out of the Bears on the hardwood? Cuonzo Martin and Cal have preparation for its 10-day sojourn Down Under to Australia, and that means the two big freshmen -- Ivan Rabb and Jaylen Brown -- are on the court.

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