Three months away from its annual spring game, Cal football tacked on three more three-star recruits during National Signing Day: Cameron Sidney, Jackson Brown and Fernando Mendoza. The day also saw four players verbally commit to Cal football via Twitter: Jordan King, Malcolm McClure, Dashaun Harrisa and Michael Luckhurst.
Mendoza and Brown — two players who were scouted by the Bears for their prowess at the quarterback and offensive tackle positions respectively — come from opposite sides of the contiguous United States. Mendoza, who attends Columbus High School in Miami, Florida, led his squad to a tri-country gold championship in 2020 as a starter. Brown, who is a Bay Area local from Danville, received offers from the likes of Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and San Diego State.
Sidney, meanwhile, hails from Mater Dei High School. His speed and versatility as a defensive back fit in well with the recent lineage of Cal cornerbacks and safeties-turned NFL prospects, such as Cameron Bynum and Ashtyn Davis.
The aforementioned players round out a balanced 2022 recruiting class for the Bears — the sixth under the helm of head coach Justin Wilcox. Following the departure of veterans such as former quarterback Chase Garbers, wide receiver Nikko Remigio and outside linebacker Kuony Deng, the blue and gold’s future is bright with a new group of 14 total incoming freshmen.