Four-star Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei WR recruit Nikko Remigio commits to Cal

Cal adds its first receiver of the 2018 recruiting class with four-star prospect Nikko Remigio of Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei, continuing the Monarch migration to Berkeley.

After receiving his California scholarship offer on Saturday, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei wide receiver Nikko Remigio said, "I think something special is going to happen over there."

Earlier this week, Remigio decided that the 'something special' had to include him, and on Friday, he committed to join the six other Mater Dei Monarchs on the Bears roster -- redshirt junior center Addison Ooms, redshirt junior quarterback Chase Forrest, redshirt junior receiver Matthew Rockett, junior fullback Malik McMorris, redshirt junior fullback Justin Norbeck and redshirt sophomore linebacker Gerran Brown.

He chose the Bears over the rest of his top seven: Nebraska, Tennessee, UCLA, Wisconsin and Colorado.

The 5-foot-10.5, 180-pound four-star is a strong and elusive route runner, who can play both in the slot and outside.

"Remigio is among the top receivers out West," said West Coast analyst Greg Biggins. "He is both quick and fast, showing a great burst off the line as well as the top end speed to run away from a defense. He's a natural pass catcher, explosive after the catch and very elusive in the open field. He can be a deep threat as well as a possession receiver and has all the tools to play early at the next level."

Even on a team that featured Osiris St. Brown and Amon-Ra St. Brown -- who each racked up over 60 catches and 1,000 yards -- last season, Remigio was a standout, catching 46 balls for 758 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Remigio is the third offensive commitment for the Bears in the 2018 class, following offensive tackle Jasper Friis and tight end McCallan Castles. He's the highest-rated player to commit the new staff, and formed a quick bond with his future position coach, Nick Edwards, during this Saturday's skill position camp.

"Coach Nick Edwards, the receiver coach, is outstanding. Really intellectual guy," Remigio said. "Coach Edwards tested me mentally in his office, just asking me a whole gang of questions about Berkeley itself, what football means to me, even down to asking me what type of plays I prefer to run from the outside and the inside,. That's what really stood out to me. Passing all those tests that they gave me was what I really think helped me get that offer." Top Stories