Pacific Grove (Calif.) athlete John Tyndall emerged this past year as one of the state's top two-way performers. After visiting Cal this past weekend, Tyndall has decided to stay close to home to play his college ball.
"I committed Saturday night on my visit," Tyndall said. "I grew up a Cal fan, that's the school I've always wanted to go to so when they started recruited me, I was really excited about it.
"Originally, they recruited me at linebacker but after watching me play more this season, they decided they liked me more as a fullback. They told me they weren't going to recruit a fullback this year but decided they liked me enough to bring one in.
"Right now, it's still up in the air if I'll come in as a grey-shirt or with the rest of my class. I'll sign in February for sure but it just depends on how full the class is whether I grey-shirt or not.
"I think either way is a win-win for me. If I grey-shirt, I'll just sit out one semester and then will come in the spring. You actually get an extra half year of your scholarship paid for that way.
"I'll also still do the summer bridge program so I'll still be able to meet the rest of the guys from this class, which is important to me. If they don't sign a full class, then I'll come be able to enroll in the fall and that would be great as well."
Tyndall, 6-2, 215 pounds earned all-state honors this past season after totaling 141 tackles on defense and 1,552 yards and 29 touchdowns on offense.