After a weekend watching the California running backs put on a show during the fall camp scrimmage, three-star Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman running back Biaggio Ali-Walsh committed to the Golden Bears, becoming the first running back of potentially two in the 2017 class.
http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1664229-ali-walsh-from-the...The grandson of the late Muhammad Ali, Ali-Walsh was the Gatorade Nevada State Player of the Year for the 2015-16 season, out-pacing his teammate, Ohio State quarterback commit Tate Martell.
Last season, Ali-Walsh rushed 203 times for 2,451 yards (2,632 all-purpose) and 33 rushing touchdowns (36 total), rushing for 100 or more yards in 13 of his 15 games, as the Gaels won the Division I state title.
Ali-Walsh will play this season in honor of his late grandfather, who, despite being known for his mouth, gave Ali-Walsh the best piece of advice he's ever received: Be humble.
Ali-Walsh became a Cal fan five years ago, when he saw Marshawn Lynch's Beast Quake in the playoffs against the New Orleans Saints -- a 67-yard touchdown run that prompted a cheer so loud at Seattle's Qwest field that the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network station registered a tremor.
Ali-Walsh received his offer from the Bears in April, and between then and now, has struck up a relationship with Lynch.
Ali-Walsh becomes the ninth member of the 2017 recruiting class, and was not alone during his official visit this weekend, with commits Taariq Johnson, Jeremiah Hawkins and Gabe Cherry also in attendance. The Bears are currently ranked No. 52 in the 2017 recruiting rankings.