Does a UCLA Offer for Cal OL commit Francisco Perez change things?

Dec. 2 -- Baldwin Park (Calif.) offensive lineman Francisco Perez has been a longtime commit to Cal, but could a new offer from UCLA affect his recruitment?

Baldwin Park (Calif.) offensive lineman Francisco Perez has been committed to Cal since early July.  

But almost five months to the day that Perez pledged to the Bears, a new local offer made its way to him.

"I was very blessed to receive an offer from UCLA (on Tuesday), which is another top school," said Perez.  "Coach (Adrian) Klemm came by the school and offered me."

Perez was interested in the Bruins in the spring, but with Klemm out from a suspension, other schools honed in on him and he committed to the Bears.

The three-star said he liked what he heard from Klemm, though.

"He seems really cool and he's a really energetic guy and a really cool guy to talk to and just seems like he knows what he's talking about," said Perez.

For now, though, Perez remains committed to the Bears.

"Right now, I'm committed to Cal," said Perez.  "My dad and I are going to talk about it and see if we'll look into it a little more."

Perez said he'd heard the rumors about Cal head coach Sonny Dykes interviewing for the Missouri job.

"Coach (Brandon) Jones came by the school (Monday), but we hadn't talked to him about Coach Dykes recently," said Perez.  "I had heard some rumors about it."

But Perez is no stranger to coaching changes, having had a couple at Baldwin Park.

"I have been dealing with coaching changes my whole high school career," said Perez.  "We'll just have to wait and see what Coach Dykes does."

And if Dykes does leave?

"I would consider UCLA because they are close to home and my family could by to see me," said Perez.  "It's only a 30 minute drive or so."

Perez said he plans to take his official visit to Cal in January.

"I talked with Coach (Jacob) Peeler and he wants me to take it in January with all the other commits," said Perez.

Even if Dykes stays, would Perez take other official visits?

"That's something that my dad and I will discuss," said Perez.  "Washington State, Texas Tech, Colorado, UCLA and San Diego State all are talking with me about taking visits."

Perez said Cal and other schools like him as a guard, but he can play any spot.

"During the offseason, I worked out at every position, so it makes me a hybrid on the offensive line," said Perez.

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