Feb. 8, 2000
BERKELEY - Cal added a 25th member to its 2000 recruiting class with the announcement today that wide receiver Chase Lyman has signed a letter of intent with the school.
Lyman, a 6-3, 190-pounder from St. Francis High School, becomes the sixth wide receiver to sign with the Golden Bears this year. Earlier Cal signed a trio of junior college standouts, Chad Heydorff, Charon Arnold and Derek Swafford, and a pair of high school receivers, Geoff McArthur and Mario Hagan.
Head coach Tom Holmoe said he made the decision to offer Lyman a scholarship on February 2 due to his size and athletic ability.
"Chase is a guy we had our eye on because he's got great athletic skills," said Holmoe. "He's got excellent hands and he gives us a big target in the passing game. We think he has a chance to develop into a fine college receiver and could contend for playing time early in his career because of his size."
Lyman caught 30 passes for 650 yards (21.7 yards per catch) last year for a St. Francis HS team that concentrated on running the football. He has been timed in 4.65 in the 40-yard-dash and has a 32-inch vertical leap.
He will enroll at Cal in August.