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October 19, 2012
Bears host big list of prospects for Big Game
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After a successful evening two weeks ago during the Homecoming win over UCLA, the California football program is looking to put on a repeat performance this weekend when the Bears host No. 20 Stanford for the 115th Big Game.
Playing host for the event will be Corona (Calif.) Centennial offensive tackle commit and Under Armour All-American Cameron Hunt and three-star outside linebacker commit Takkarist McKinley out of Richmond (Calif.) John F. Kennedy. Atwater (Calif.) Buhach Colony offensive tackle Aaron Cochran -- younger brother of freshman center Matt Cochran is also expected to be in attendance.
[RELATED: Beyond the Commitment: Takkarist McKinley ]
The pair of Cal commits will be entertaining a clutch of 2014 unofficial visitors, including 6-foot-4, 230-pound jumbo athlete Connor Humphreys, who is listed as a weak side defensive end out of Portland (Ore.) Cathedral Catholic, the alma mater of one of the Bears' top defenders -- outside linebacker Brennan Scarlett.
Returning for his second trip to Berkeley is another top 2014 defensive end in Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian 2014 prospect Nifae Lealao.
Lealao was all smiles two weeks ago before the game against the Bruins, and was even happier afterwards, when he received a scholarship offer from the Cal coaching staff.
[RELATED: Lealao Snags Cal Offer ]
Joining Lealao from the 2014 class will be 6-foot-4, 200-pound Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks wide receiver Alex Van Dyke, who got his Bears offer the first week of May. Expected to be coming with Van Dyke is his teammate Kameron Schroeder, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound offensive tackle. 5-foot-9, 162-pound Bakersfield (Calif.) Foothill 2014 athlete Jamirr Holland will also be in attendance for the second home game in a row, and 2014 American Canyon (Calif.) defensive back Malik Beachum will be making his second trip to Berkeley.
[RELATED: Holland Takes in Cal Experience ]
On the 2013 side of things, the Bears will also play host to Washington defensive tackle/fullback commit Elijah Qualls on an unofficial visit, and highly-regarded Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame tailback speedster Khalfani Muhammad, who is one of Cal's top targets. Coming along with Muhammad is his Notre Dame teammate Koa Farmer, a 2014 athlete who just received an offer from Utah.
Another running back -- 2014 stud Joe Mixon -- will be out and about for the second Bears home game in a row, along with Oakley (Calif.) Freedom teammate and Huskies wide receiver commit Darrell Daniels. A third Washington commit in Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd three-star defensive back Kevin King will also be in attendance.
Mixon attended his first college football game two weeks ago in Berkeley, and was overjoyed with the experience. He was so enchanted with his last-minute visit to Berkeley that the Bears have now moved up the list of his favorite destinations.
[Read more about Mixon's last trip to Cal HERE ]
A late add to the 2014 visitor list is West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade defensive back Donovan Lee -- a teammate of 2013 tailback target Terrell Newby.
The Bears will also host one 2015 prospect in Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco pro-style quarterback Josh Rosen, who already has a scholarship offer from Fresno State. Rosen is 67-for-109 this season for 1,044 yards and 14 touchdowns and just three interceptions this season.
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