Traveon Beck came on our Bear Republic Podcast to talk about his official visit weekend, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen's hot tub, 2017 target Wyatt Davis's nickname, and his selection as a USA TODAY All-State second-team cornerback. Definitely worth a listen to get to know Cal's new cornerback signee, who inked his way into the program at 9:11 a.m., PST.
Beck tallied 45 tackles this season, including 2.0 tackles for loss. He also hauled in seven interceptions -- a single-season school record -- for 55 return yards, and batted away 10 passes. Beck was named first-team defense on the Long Beach Press-Telegram's Area Dream Team, as well.
Beck is a burner on the field, and he's very aggressive in pass coverage, but also excels in playing off because of his ability to change direction and turn and run with the fastest receivers. He’s also able to make plays on bigger receivers – as he did last year on the 7-on-7 circuit against Trent Irwin.
Cal is Beck's childhood dream school, and the Bears are getting a dream commit in Beck. He plays far bigger than his 5-foot-10, 171 pounds, and is a tough cover corner, even a lockdown corner. The thing that sticks out most about Beck is that, despite his size, he plays with a real edge to him, and it's no wonder that he does, as he's good friends with noted trash talker Bryce Treggs. Then, of course, there's his reaction to getting his Cal offer that should immediately endear him to the Bears faithful.