National Signing Day presented by ZipRealty
FEBRUARY 3, 2010
Here's a summary of links with key information from National Signing Day...
| Photo Gallery
| Jeff Tedford Quotes
Video: Signing Day Player Video
| Signing Day Press Conference
It's about time to get out of here for the day but not before one more post. You can now check out quotes from the National Signing Day press conference featuring Cal football head coach Jeff Tedford. We're done for the day, but there might still be a few more things posted in the near future so stay tuned to CalBears.com. Once again, thanks for following us on a great day for Cal football. Go Bears!!!
The first of those "goodies" ... check out video of the National Signing Day Press Conference featuring Cal football head coach Jeff Tedford.
It's been more than 12 hours since the coaches arrived this morning at 4 a.m. PT. A long but great day is winding down around the Cal football offices as the coaches trickle out to enjoy the evening, but we aren't done just yet. The official signing day class announcement is now posted at CalBears.com and we'll still bring you some press conference quotes and maybe a few other "goodies" before we wrap up our work. Thanks to everyone that has helped make it a great day.
Thanks for following us during a busy morning, but there's more to come. The official signing day press release will be posted on CalBears.com by early this afternoon and head coach Jeff Tedford's press conference at 2 p.m. will be streamed live on the CalBears.com All-Access Channel.
Check out this photo gallery from the football offices this morning.
It's been a busy and happy 37 minutes since we last blogged. At 8:15 a.m., the fax churned out the NLI of linebacker Chris McCain and then a cheer eruped and the football office celebrated when an NLI from highly-regarded five-star All-American wide receiver/safety Keenan Allen came through the fax machine at 8:22 a.m. Two minutes later at 8:24 a.m., Buffalo transfer Zach Maynard, the half-brother of Allen, faxed in his acceptance of a scholarship offer. Then came cornerback Adrian Lee (8:33 a.m.), wide receiver Terrance Montgomery (8:39 a.m.). Defensive end Gabe King, rated as high as the No. 5 defensive end nationally by Rivals and the No. 30 player on the Rivals250 list, faxed in his NLI at 8:48 a.m.
Another five NLI's are in and four of them are prep All-Americans with the signings of offensive lineman Alex Crosthwaite, wide receiver Kaelin Clay, quarterback Austin Hinder and linebacker Cecil Whiteside. Crosthwaite came in at 7:44 a.m. and was followed by Geoffrey Gibson at 7:49 a.m. Clay (7:52 a.m.), Hinder (7:53 a.m.) and Whiteside (8:01 a.m.) followed.
A flurry of activity on the fax in the 7 o'clock hour ... four NLI's received in a 10-minute span. Linebacker David Wilkerson (7:12 a.m.), tight end Jacob Wark (7:14 a.m.), and wide receivers Coleman Edmond (7:18 a.m.) and Tevin Carter (7:22 a.m.) are now Bears. If you're counting that's eight NLI's so far. Stay logged on to CalBears.com/SigningDay presented by ZipRealty all day long for more coverage.
Five-star linebacker All-American linebacker Chris Martin faxed in his NLI from Colorado at 6:07 a.m. PT. Scout calls Martin "a high motor, high character athlete" and says Martin is "the best recruit to commit to a Pac-10 school in the class of 2010."
Offensive lineman Chris Adcock is a Golden Bear as of 5:32 a.m. PT. The four-star recruit from Mesquite, Texas, prepped at Dallas Christian School and ranks as ESPN's No. 9 offensive guard and Scout's No. 18 center.
The early birds are in. The first two National Letters of Intent have come across the fax machine. Defensive back Michael Coley was the first fax that came through the machine at 4:04 a.m. PT. The state of Maryland kept it coming six minutes later with the arrival of an NLI from linebacker Nick Forbes. Coley is "an exceptional athlete with a great combination of quickness, speed, football skills and intellegence," according to ESPN. Forbes is the first All-American in this year's recruiting class and is No. 2 on Rivals' list of the nation's top inside linebackers. Stay logged on to CalBears.com/SigningDay presented by ZipRealty all day long.
The coaches are in, we're on our way. Follow the excitement of National Signing Day presented by ZipRealty begins at CalBears.com/SigningDay.
FEBRUARY 2, 2010
Get a little sleep, we'll be back at 5 a.m. PT to start updating this blog. It's about ready to begin. Follow the excitement of National Signing Day ZipRealty begins at CalBears.com/SigningDay.
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JANUARY 29, 2010
Fans will have the opportunity to follow the excitement of National Signing Day ZipRealty by visiting CalBears.com/SigningDay on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Comprehensive coverage of the day's events is scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. PT. Live coverage of a press conference featuring Cal head coach Jeff Tedford discussing the 2010 signing class is slated for 2 p.m. PT.
CalBears.com will be on site at Memorial Stadium throughout the day to update the Golden Bears' list of 2010 signees as National Letters of Intent arrive and are approved by the school's administration. A live blog, biographical information, video clips and much more is also planned.
Additional coverage will be provided via the following Cal Athletics social media outlets ...
Cal ranks second among Pac-10 football teams in victories with a 67-35 overall record since the arrival of head coach Jeff Tedford in 2002. The Golden Bears extended their school-record run of bowl appearances to seven last year and posted an 8-5 overall record.
Cal will open its 2010 season with the first of seven home games on the schedule against UC Davis on Saturday, Sept. 4. Other teams visiting Memorial Stadium include Stanford, Oregon, UCLA, Washington, Arizona State and Colorado. Season tickets go on sale Monday, Feb. 22. Purchase your tickets online at CalBears.com or by calling (800) GO BEARS.