Cal Signs Linebacker Tully Banta-Cain to National Letter-of-Intent

Cal head coach Tom Holmoe announced today that the Bears have added to their current football recruiting class with the signing of linebacker Tully Banta-Cain from Sunnyvale to a national letter-of-in
By Cal Athletics on Mon, June 21, 1999

Feb. 10, 1998

Cal head coach Tom Holmoe announced today that the Bears have added to their current football recruiting class with the signing of linebacker Tully Banta-Cain from Sunnyvale to a national letter-of-intent.

Banta-Cain, from Fremont HS, is a 6-3, 220-pounder with 4.69 speed in the 40 and projects as an outside linebacker for the Golden Bears. He played a number of different positions as a prep, including tailback, tight end, defensive end, linebacker and kick returner. In 1997, he earned first team all-league (SCVAL) honors as a outside linebacker, after being named the league's Defensive Player of the Year as a junior. Offensively, he gained over 700 yards as a running back. While some consider him a sleeper because he didn't concentrate on just one position in high school, he is a prospect with a major upside because of his athletic ability and speed.

"We are pleased to add a player like Tully Banta-Cain on our defense," said head coach Tom Holmoe. "He's a player with great explosiveness and we think he could emerge as a blue-chipper as a collegian."

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