Profile: Nikko Remigio
Position: Wide Receiver
Location: Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
Weight: 180 pounds
Recruiting: Remigio cut his list to Cal, Nebraska, Tennessee, UCLA and Wisconsin before selecting the Bears. Cal was actually the last school of his final five to offer him a scholarship, offering just a week ago. Remigio camped at Cal and impressed enough to land the offer he had been coveting for awhile. The Bears have recruited the Mater Dei program very well and have several Monarchs on the roster. Remigio is also a strong academic kid and the opportunity to attend a school with the Bears combination of academics and football was too much to pass up. Scheme fit was another big plus as Remigio likes the offense Cal will be employing this fall and his relationship with the coaching sealed the deal.
What to Like: Remigio is an exciting player who does lot of things well. He's very quick, explosive in and out of his breaks and runs extremely well after the catch. He has the top end speed to make plays down the field, can get behind a defense and should be a very difficult matchup coming out of the slot. Remigio was our choice for WR MVP at the recent Nike Opening Camp in Oakland, where he dominated the position drills, clocked a 4.63-40 and jumped 35" in the vertical. He plays in a wide open passing offense in high school and is an advanced route runner who understands how to get open. He's a smart, intelligent football player who will have no problem picking up a complex college offense. He can also add some big play capability as a return man in special teams. He's a willing blocker who is a lot stronger than he looks and loves the weight room off the field. He's also a high character kid, strong in the classroom and should be a great fit as a student/athlete at a high academic school like Cal.
Areas to improve: Remigio can continue to improve his consistency as a pass catcher. If there is a knock, he has a tendency to drop a few balls that he really shouldn't be dropping. He's a natural pass catcher with soft hands so it's not an area we're concerned about but an area we would like to see him continue to improve.
Overall Analysis: Remigio is a very nice pickup for the Bears and a player we think can make an early impact. He's a talented player who had offers from schools all over the country so it was a nice coup for Cal to land him and especially coming in to the picture somewhat late in the game. We love the fit in the offense as well as how he'll fit in as a regular student. He's a tough kid, a gym rat who works really hard off the field and has a similar game to former Cal standout Bryce Treggs.