Malik Psalms did not initially think he was going to commit to Cal so soon after his recent unofficial visit but after seeing the school and talking with the coaches he decided to make his decision.
The Chino Hills (Calif.) Ayala defensive back committed to the Golden Bears in the last week or so and Sunday at the Passing Down Best of the West 7on7 tournament, Psalms said he definitely believes Cal will be a much-improved team this season.
"I loved the education and their potential for improvement," Psalms said. "They might not have had the best record last season but I can see they're on the right track to win some more games.
"That was a really tough year. Sitting down and talking to coach (Sonny) Dykes he was telling me about all the programs he's been at and how it has to go bad before it can go good. The only way they can go from here is up.
"The facilities are beautiful. They were top-notch. They give you all the tools you need to be successful there."
The 6-foot-1, 174-pound prospect who has looked good at numerous events this offseason said he planned on waiting a little longer to make his choice because many other programs were showing interest.
San Diego State and San Jose State have also offered the Chino Hills Ayala defensive back and many others are getting involved but Psalms said he's pleased with his commitment to the Golden Bears.
"I planned on waiting a little bit longer but in the back of my head I wanted to commit there," Psalms said. "I'm sticking with Cal."
Psalms has been receiving new interest from Vanderbilt and Colorado along with many other programs across the Pac-12.