http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1546915-beyond-the-commitm... Last week, the California Golden Bears had Thousand Oaks (Calif.) three-star quarterback Max Gilliam ink a financial aid agreement to enroll early in January, and this week, one of the men who'll be guarding his back -- offensive tackle Jake Curhan out of Larkspur (Calif.) Redwood -- jumped in as well.
Curhan told BearTerritory last week during the Bears' 35-7 win over San Diego State that he was fixing to get his paperwork together, and said that he wouldn't be the only one in his class signing early, so expect some more news to come out of Cal head coach Sonny Dykes's twitter feed in the coming weeks.
Curhan has leaned out and looks far more fit than he did when he committed, and has turned his 6-foot-5, 305-pound bulk into a bigger -- yet much leaner -- 6-foot-5.5, 320-pound mobile blocking machine. Curhan said recently that he still wants to drop a bit more weight, before coming to Berkeley and having Damon Harrington work his magic at the Simpson Center for Studen Athlete High Performance.
Curhan's quick, physical maturation could very well translate into early playing time, as Brian Farley will be graduating after this school year, with Steven Moore (junior) remaining, and with Aaron Cochran and Vince Johnson -- neither of whom have started a college game -- set to compete for jobs.
Curhan has gone to both of the Bears' first two home games, and plans to visit for every home game during the campaign. He intends to enroll early, just like Gilliam. Cal hasn't had a high school offensive lineman enroll early in recent memory.