Four-star Allan Bridgford (6-4, 217, 4.7) from Mission Viejo, Calif., has decided to make his college decision so that he can concentrate on his senior season and help is college team on the recruiting trail.
"When I went up to Cal, I really fell in love with the school," Bridgford said. "The Cal coaches were a perfect match for me. It was a great personality fit for me.
"Obviously Coach Jeff Tedford is a great quarterback coach," Bridgford said. "His resume speaks for itself and Frank Cignetti has been around the league and college football his whole life being the son of a coach. I've heard only the best things about Coach Cignetti.
"I'm really excited about going to Cal," Bridgford said. "I'm the first committed player for this class and they are going to build this class around me and I'm excited about helping recruit for Cal.
"I liked everything about Cal, the actual campus and the area," Bridgford said. "It is cool that San Francisco is close by."
The Bears are getting a player in Bridgford who hit on 62 percent of his passes for 2,508 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior earning his league's Offensive Player of the Year Award
Cal wins the services of Bridgford over other offers from Nebraska, Utah, Arizona, Arizona State, Stanford and Texas Tech.
UCLA, Notre Dame and Tennessee among other were also very interested in Bridgford.
Great first get for the Bears.