So how did Mohamed come to the attention of the Cal staff?
"Well, (Defensive Backs) Coach J.D. (Willliams) got a copy of my game tapes and really liked them," said Mohamed. "He showed them to (Linebackers) Coach (Justin) Wilcox that night and he liked what he saw, too, so they called me right away to talk and let me know of their interest. That was cool."
Mohamed had a productive year for the Wildcats this season, playing on both sides of the ball. On offense, he hauled in 39 receptions for 747 yards and 8 touchdowns. On defense, Mohamed had 61 tackles and 5 sacks to go along with an astounding 6 blocked punts on special teams. He was just named to the Hall of Champions All-San Diego Section second-team defense.
The Wildcats had a dominant season before losing in the finals, including an amazing string of shutouts to the tune of 64-0, 34-0, 69-0, 55-0, 57-0, 49-0 and 47-0 in an incredible run of shutout victories totaling 375-0 in weeks 3 through 9. Overall, Brawley Union outscored their opponents by an amazing 570 to 121 for the season.
Commenting on his official visit this weekend, Mohamed said, "Oh, man, it was a great trip. My parents were blown away with everything and I had a great time. We toured the school, checked out the huge (Moffitt) library, went over the bridge into San Francisco and checked out practice on Saturday. We ate good all weekend and it was a great time all-around.
"Toward the end of the trip, my parents and me went in to meet with Coach (Jeff) Tedford and thats when he offered me a scholarship. It was all just unbelievable. I feel real comfortable at Cal, just like Im at home."
So what inspired the Cal staff in Mohameds recruitment?
"Well, said Mike, Im a 4.0 student and I think that carries over on the field and I make good decisions out there. I play the game pretty fast and Im good at running down the plays.
With a deep linebacking corps at Cal, Mohamed will have an opportunity to redshirt and learn the Bears defense next season while learning from arguably the most talented returning units on the Bears squad next season.
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