Dec. 22, 2005
BERKELEY - The University of California football team signed two community-college players to national letters of intent on Wednesday. Joining the Bears program are center Mark Gray and defensive end Rulon Davis. Both student-athletes will enroll at Cal immediately and will begin attending classes in Berkeley in January.
Gray, a 6-foot-2, 280-pound offensive lineman, will transfer from El Camino Community College. He was awarded All-California honors after the 2005 season for Region IV by JC Football.com and the JC Athletic Bureau. He played both guard and center as a freshman, but spent his sophomore season at center, where he is projected to play for Cal.
Gray helped El Camino to an undefeated 2005 regular season. El Camino finished 11-1 on the year, falling to eventual state champion Grossmont in the semifinals of the Southern California playoffs. As a high school player at Loyola High in Los Angeles, Gray was named lineman of the year for the Serra League. He was also a two-time underclass all-state selection.
Davis is 6-5 and weighs 275 pounds. He played for Mt. San Antonio College as a freshman, and is rated as the 21st best junior-college prospect in the country by Rivals.com. He prepped at Charter Oak High School in Covina, Calif. He is also a military veteran. He attended Mt. SAC a second year but did not play football. He will enter Cal as a sophomore. In 2004, Mt. SAC's defense ranked No. 11 in California, giving up just 251.9 yards per game.
High school players can begin signing national letters of intent on Feb. 1st.