Newport Beach (Calif.) Corona Del Mar tight end Tae Le goes off for 231 yards on eight catches against Lake Forest (Calif.) El Toro

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- On a night when quarterback Chase Garbers went off for 334 yards, it was Newport Beach (Calif.) Corona Del Mar tight end Tae Le that served as the Cal commit's security blanket, hauling in eight catches for 231 yards and three touchdowns.

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Half of California commit Chase Garbers's 18 completions on Friday night went the way of 2018 prospect Tae Le, and at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, with sure hands and a powerful frame, it's easy to see why.

Le went off for 231 yards and three touchdowns on nine catches, including an 88-yard catch-and-run to finish off the scoring for Newport Beach (Calif.) Corona Del Mar, which came away with a 42-13 win over Lake Forest (Calif.) Lake Toro.

"That's what we strive for her at CDM," Le said.

Le said his summer has been spent, "24-7 with Chase, trying to get that connection for this year," and so far, it's worked. He has 18 grabs for 346 yards in three games.

Le has so far heard from Utah, has an offer from Yale, and has been hearing from other Ivy League schools, as well, which is no surprise, considering his 4.1 GPA.

"Some of my dream schools would be in the Pac-12," Le said. "I'm definitely open to other schools. I'm a Stanford Cardinal fan. I'm a fan of UCLA and USCWashington, all those schools."

Of course, Garbers had his own thoughts on Le's allegiances to his future rival.

"He's not a Stanford fan; he's a Cal fan, obviously," Garbers said. "I'm trying my best to get him that offer. He has one from Yale right now, and he's a big target, good chemistry obviously. I definitely want him, if Cal offers him, up there."

"Cal's a great academic [school] and a football powerhouse, too," Le consented. "I'm leaning towards Cal as a great school to look at." 

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