Chandler (Ariz.) defensive back Marc Anthony had told us multiple times he wanted to take his official visits before committing anywhere. Well, as often happens, Anthony found the right fit in a school and decided there was no need to put off his decision any longer.
"I committed to Cal last night," Anthony said. "I had been leaning to Cal for awhile now and I just decided that there was no point in waiting since that was where I wanted to be.
"Cal has everything I want in a school. Football wise, they have a great program, a great coaching staff and I love the style of play there. I've been up there two or three times to see them this year and loved my experience when I was there for the Cal-Tennessee game.
"It's close to home, but still far enough away to feel like I'm getting the college experience. Having my cousin Cameron Jordan is another big plus but it mainly came down to just feeling so comfortable at Cal. I wanted to do it now because I think Cal is only taking two DBs this year and I didn't want to risk losing my spot.
"I took my official visit to Nebraska last weekend and liked it a lot but I still felt Cal was the place for me. While at Nebraska, I was just trying to see if it was a place I could see myself at for the next four years and although it was really nice, I still felt Cal was the best fit for me."
Michigan had been the early leader for Anthony but Cal was able to make up ground after a series of unofficial visits and the talented corner is now Pac 10 bound. Anthony, 6-0, 185 pounds is a top five corner in the West and could be the top overall corner prospect in the region before it's all said and done.
He has size, good speed, is tough and is equally affective against the run and the pass. He's a smart player who understands how to play the position and should have a quick transition to the college game.