Cal is having a rough season. One of its top prospects just de-committed. But the Golden Bears received outstanding news on Wednesday morning when California's top-rated wide receiver decided to flip his commitment.
Fontana (Calif.) Summit four-star receiver Erik Brown recently took his official visit to Cal, loved everything about it and decided to switch from Washington to the Golden Bears.
"This announcement is to inform all parties involved that Erik Brown has decided with the help of his mom that it was in his best interest to de-commit from UW and commit to the Cal Bears," according to a text message sent Wednesday morning.
"The opportunity to stay close to home and to get an education from one of the top academics programs in the country was too much to pass up."
Rivals.com rates Brown as the No. 20 wide receiver and the No. 120 prospect in the 2014 class. He had been committed to Washington for many months but after taking a recent trip to Berkeley, it was too much to pass up.
Assistant head coach/wide receivers coach Rob Likens played a big role in landing Brown, arguably the top overall prospect at the RCS Los Angeles this past spring.
"Coach Likens is a great recruiter and coach and somebody that can put Erik in the NFL," Brown said.
"It was a tough decision because the UW coaching staff is also top-notch and he had a great relationship with coach (Eric Kiesau)."