Cal inks Matt Laris big wide receiver Matt Laris out of Sammamish, Wash.

Matt Laris was a first-team all-stat wide receiver for a state-title-winning team this past season, and he brings that elite pedigree to Berkeley on National Signing Day, sending in his National Letter of Intent at 8:01 a.m. PST.

Matt Laris was named all-class all-state by the Seattle Times and Class 3A all-state by the Associated Press as a junior in 2014 after catching 72 passes for 1,394 yards and 16 TDs for state champion Crusaders.

As a sophomore he caught 30 passes for 431 yards and 4 TDs and was named second-team all-Metro.

The Washington state champion caught 67 balls this season for 1,098 yards and 10 touchdowns, and was named first-team all-state by KING5.

"Matt Laris is a guy that won a lot of football games in his career, and I think that's important when you're looking at guys to bring to your class," said inside receivers coach Jacob Peeler. "He won two consecutive state championships, so we're really excited about him and the skill set he brings. He's a big, physical receiver, about 6-foot-4, 220 pounds. He caught a lot of balls in his career, and that's something you can't take away, is the reps that he got. We're really excited about his skill set and the things that he's going to bring to this offense."

Laris's big frame is a mismatch for both corners and safeties, he's a strong blocker and a great intermediate and red zone target. He's not much of a down field threat, but if you're looking for a guy who can get open over the middle against slower linebackers or smaller cornerbacks, this is your guy.

He's very athletic, and has very soft hands. Having played on one of the top offenses in the sate of Washington, he's a natural when it comes to the type of system Cal is running, and will run under its new offensive coordinator.

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