Dannon Cavil had a lot to consider, he was committed to a school in the SEC but the San Antonio (Texas) Madison receiver felt more comfortable at another program.
That's why the 6-foot-5, 205-pound three-star prospect switched his commitment to Cal on Saturday from Ole Miss and said he's excited to be a part of new coach Sonny Dykes' up-tempo, exciting offense.
"After much soul searching, family discussion and prayer, I've decided to change my commitment to the University of California Berkeley," Cavil said in a message.
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"I have no doubt that Ole Miss is going to do great things in the future under the leadership and guidance of coach [Hugh] Freeze and staff, and I want to thank them, and particularly [wide receivers] coach Grant Heard, and the entire Rebel Nation for the opportunity, however in the end I had to go with my heart and my instinct that Cal is ultimately the right fit for me and my future."
Cavil had interest in the Cal football program for some time and even visited Berkeley in the fall when coach Jeff Tedford was still in charge.
His considerations of the Golden Bears did not stop once Tedford was let go and then Dykes was hired and Cavil believes his skill set could be a good fit in Cal's new, exciting offense.
The San Antonio Madison prospect had been committed to Ole Miss since early March. Baylor, Clemson, Mississippi State and South Carolina had also been involved in his recruitment.
"I thank Cal University, coach Dykes, and coach [Rob] Likens and look forward with great excitement to being a Bear and a key part of building the Bear-Raid offense at Cal," Cavil said.