Jalen Jefferson commits to Cal 

October, 25, 2010
Linebacker Jalen Jefferson (Ventura, Calif./St. Bonaventure) narrowed his school choices to Washington and Cal and took official visits to both schools over the last two weekends. On Sunday, Jefferson made his choice.

"I committed to Cal while on my visit," Jefferson said. "I've actually been leaning to Cal for a while now. I still wanted to take my visits and I thought it was a good idea to visit UW and Cal back to back so I could really compare the two schools to each other.

"Washington was a great visit but Cal was just the best fit for me. Cal is closer to home, has an incredible academic reputation, and I like their attacking style of defense. I also liked the family environment at Cal and I have a great relationship with all the coaches. Like I said, it was just a great fit and I'm very excited to be a Bear."