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Sweeney pulls the trigger

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When we talked with Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West quarterback Beau Sweeney on Sunday night, he told us he was close to making his college choice. He wasn't lying as the talented signal caller decided to end the recruiting process Tuesday night.
Sweeney, 6-1, 197 pounds said he was about a month away from making his decision when we talked last weekend. Things sped up dramatically for Sweeney and he decided to get things over and committed to Cal.
"You know how recruiting is, things change every day," Sweeney said. "Cal was really my top choice all along and I saw where they had a few other offers out there to some other quarterbacks. My thinking was, early bird gets the worm and I didn't want to risk waiting and losing out on my top choice.
"With Cal, there were just too many pluses. They have great history and tradition and I really like where the program is at now and where it's headed. The education is second to none and the fact that the school is close to home was another plus.
"Then when you throw in Coach Tedford, that just puts Cal over the top. Coach Tedford is a great quarterback coach and I really enjoyed talking with him. I called him last night and we ended up talking for an hour. That's when I decided to get my decision out of the way and I committed to him over the phone.
"He was very excited and so am I right now. I really wanted to commit early so I can focus on my season and school without any distractions. Right now, I feel like I have a big weight off my shoulders and I know I made the right choice.
"Coach Tedford didn't make any promises to me. He told me I'll have to compete and I know they have some good quarterbacks already there but I like that. Cal is just a great fit for me and like I said, I'm just very excited to be a Bear right now."
Sweeney chose Cal over offers from ASU, Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona and Colorado.
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