Carson (Calif.) two way lineman Norris Malele was planning to take at least two more trips before making his decision but said he would just be wasting their time and announced for the Bears last night.
"It was just so comfortable for me there," Malele said. "I have a lot of family and I really like the area. I had a great time on my trip and I'm real close with the coaching staff. Basically, it's like a second home to me and I knew that was where I would end up.
"Cal came over for a home visit this past Wednesday and it went really well. Coach (Jim) Michalczik (OL coach) is a great coach and I like him a lot. He's someone I know I want to play for and after they left, I started thinking a lot about committing. Last night, I called up Coach Michalczik and told him I was coming. I wanted to tell Coach Tedford but he was out of town on a home visit so I'll call him tomorrow and let him know but I'm a Bear and will not be taking any other visits."
Malele, 6-3, 295 pounds was scheduled to visit Arizona this weekend and Washington the following week. He plays on both sides of the ball but was recruited to play on the offensive line for Cal. The Bears are bringing in a very talented OL class as Malele joins John Gibson, Mike Tepper and Bradis McGriff who have already announced for the Bears.