Offensive line duo getting plenty of work with first team unit during spring practices.
Season opener at Memorial Stadium scheduled for Sept. 1 vs. Nevada.
2012: Listed as Cal's No. 9 recruit according to Athlon, while Phil Steele has him as the No. 53 freshman offensive lineman nationally.
BUHACH COLONY HS: Accumulated a series of honors on the offensive line as a 2011 senior, including Prepstar and SuperPrep All-Region, first-team (MaxPreps) and second-team (ESPN High School California) All-State, first-team All-Sac-Joaquin Section, Area Player of the Year (Merced Sun-Star), first-team All-District (Modesto Bee) and first-team All-Central California Conference selections ... also played on defense as a senior, contributing 30 tackles and 2.5 sacks ... named a MaxPreps Team Player of the Week for his performance in a victory over Enochs in the second game of his senior season ... ranked as the nation's No. 3 center according to Scout, while ESPN and 247Sports had him at No. 5 and Rivals at No. 7 ... listed as the No. 11 player among guards and centers by MaxPreps, who also had him as the nation's No. 188 player overall nationally ... ranked among the state of California's top overall players according to 247Sports (No. 45), ESPN (No. 52) and Rivals (No. 53) ... four-star choice of MaxPreps, while ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports gave him three stars each ... played in both the U.S. Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl and the California Prep All-Star Game following his 2011 senior campaign ... picked up several honors as a junior in 2010 as well, including second-team All-State (ESPN Rise), first-team All-District, All-Central California Conference, All-Modesto Area and All-Merced Area, and honorable mention All-Section ... anchored an offensive line as a sophomore in 2009 that opened holes for three 1,000-yard rushers, while also forcing a fumble on the defensive side of the ball ... played on teams in both his junior and senior seasons that were 12-1 overall, 5-0 in the CCC and reached the Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals before losing their lone game of the season ... a three-year prep starter at center ... ESPN said "exceptionally quick in a limited space, he's technically sound, and as aggressive as they come."
PERSONAL: Full name is Matthew Anthony Cochran ... born December 27, 1993 ... parents are Roderick and Nicole Cochran ... cousin DeMeco Ryans was an All-American linebacker at Alabama and has played in the NFL since being drafted by Houston in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft, earning AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2006 and spending six seasons with the Texans before being traded to Philadelphia in the 2012 offseason ... cousin Bryan Campbell played collegiately at Colorado ... major is undeclared.
LAST UPDATED: July 23, 2012