“Both of my uncles got their Master’s – their MBA’s – at Cal, and both of my grandparents graduated from Cal, [so] they were super excited,” Gamble said after returning from his unofficial visit in the summer. “Obviously, they were pushing me to go there, and they wanted me to get up on campus. They thought when I got offered that I was already committed – they said, ‘Well, there can’t be any other choice.’"
“First thing that jumps out about Gamble is his toughness," said National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins. "Whether he's playing offense or defense, he's a physical kid who loves contact. As a wide receiver, he has great size, is a huge target, catches the ball well and can do something with it after the catch. He can get behind a defense, he has sneaky speed, high points the ball and has excellent body control. He uses his size very well and should be a huge red zone threat.”
This season, Gamble caught 67 balls for 1,136 yards, averaged 103.3 yards per game and hauled in eight touchdowns. On defense, he tallied 35 tackles and 9.0 sacks to lead Long Beach (Calif.) St. Anthony's, and added an interception, three passes defended, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Gamble was named to the All-Area Dream Team, First-Team Offense by the Long Beach Press-Telegram.
"The first thing that comes to mind, he just loves the game," said inside receivers coach Jacob Peeler. "He played pretty much every single snap, offensively and defensively, had some options to go to other Pac-12 schools to play on the defensive side of the ball. Really long, has the ability to high-point balls, being a 6-6 guy, and has a lot of room to grow into that frame. We're really excited about his skill set, and the things that he'll bring to this offense."