SAN RAMON, Calif. -- Late in the summer, California had fallen behind a bit with four-star Sacramento (Calif.) Inderkum tight end Josh Falo, but since then, he's been to Berkeley several times, and now, the Bears are trending upwards.
"They needed me," Falo said at the Kenion Training 7on7 Kickoff event on Sunday. "They've come back. They've been sending me a lot of letters, day in and day out, and I've been reading them -- one from every coach, so more than 10 every day. I read them all when I get them."
Falo, he said, felt more wanted, and with big receivers Darius Powe and Stephen Anderson graduating, and a receiver class that looked very much like 6-foot-5, 230-pounder, Cal is headed in the direction of big pass catchers, and Falo certainly fits the bill.
A year ago, Falo was 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, and his extra size has helped with blocking assignments this season.
"They lost Kenny Lawler and all those guys," Falo said. "They say they love my game, and my film is excellent, and, they tell me about the school."
Falo was going to go to Cal's junior day this past weekend, but was unable to make it. He said he definitely wants to make up for it.
"It's close to home, it's a great school for education, and with football, it's perfect," Falo said.
Falo hasn't talked with new offensive coordinator Jake Spavital yet, but hopes to, soon. He knew that Spavital was going to come to Berkeley before the hire was announced.
"That was crazy," he said. "It's crazy -- that explains everything, like, in a good way."
The Bears like Falo as a "hybrid," -- an inside receiver and tight end type.
"They would split me out, wherever -- inside, outside, H-back," Falo said.