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Jalil not interested in other offers

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Mustafa Jalil recently picked up an offer from USC but the San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral Catholic defensive tackle has already committed to Cal and said he's honored to be considered by the Trojans but is keeping his word to the Golden Bears.
"I got that a couple weeks ago," Jalil said of the USC offer.
"They just got super-aggressive with their recruiting. I haven't talked to them in a couple months. I was disappointed they didn't offer me sooner but then I guess they saw a couple films of my senior year and they were really impressed and they offered me.
"I kind of did dismiss them. I was honored to get that offer and everything but I'm already committed to Cal and I just think Cal is a better place for me in general for the future."
Rivals.com rates Jalil, a 6-foot-4, 300-pound four-star prospect, as the No. 18 defensive tackle, No. 198 nationally and No. 22 in the California state rankings. He finished with 50 tackles and 10 sacks in his junior season.
A former San Diego State commit, Jalil switched his pledge to the Golden Bears after visiting Berkeley with his parents in early April. Arizona State, Washington and others were also involved in his recruitment.
It was a big recruiting weekend at Cal for the UCLA matchup and Jalil was on campus to take in all the festivities.
He met with defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi on Friday and then mingled with all the prospects during game day. Jalil doesn't seem like a recruit who might be wavering on his Cal pledge.
"It was real fun," Jalil said. "I got in Friday and I met with coach Lupoi probably for a good hour and then I went back to St. Mary's.
"I was staying at St. Mary's with my boys and then I went over Saturday and met with all the recruits, just hung out with everybody. I tried to show them around and show them what they have to offer and everybody seemed happy."
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