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2011 National Signing Day: Cal Football Nets 19 National Letters Of Intent

The California Golden Bears officially announced their recruiting class following the end of the 2011 National Signing Day. Although there are still recruits to be had and walk-ons to consider for Cal, most of Jeff Tedford’s 2011 recruiting class is officially in place. I’ve posted CalBears.com’s table of the recruits, with links to their brand new CalBears.com bios.

After some recent recruiting classes drew criticism from fans, Jeff Tedford has put together a very solid recruiting class for the upcoming season. While these new recruits aren’t all going to make instant impacts, the potential in this class is quite impressive. In fact, three of the big rankings (Rivals, Scout.com, and ESPNU) rank this among the top 15 recruiting classes in the country. USC received the high nod in the new Pac-12 with a top five recruiting effort, but Cal is being ranked on par with or better than Oregon in the three rankings. When you can hang with the national runner up at a Nike factory you’re doing OK for yourself.

This particular class has a chance to be known as one that boosts the defense to nationally elite levels. The defensive line alone received a monster boost in the form of defensive tackles Todd Barr (48th overall at ESPNU) and Viliama Moala (97th overall at ESPNU). The team also added an ESPNU Top 150 safety in Avery Walls and outside linebacker in Jason Gibson. Jeff Tedford gets a lot of publicity as an offensive-minded coach, but he’s putting together a fairly impressive defense in Berkeley.

For more on Cal's 2011 recruiting class, head on over to California Golden Blogs. They have videos and coverage of every new Bear.

2011 Signing Class
Time Name Pos. Hgt. Wt. Hometown Last Schools V P
9:50 a.m. Jordan Morgan DB 6-0 193 Lakeside, AZ Blue Ridge HS -
9:30 a.m. Brennan Scarlett DL 6-4 255 Portland, OR Central Catholic HS -
8:47 a.m. Puka Lopa DL 6-3 255 Sacramento, CA Grant HS -
8:45 a.m. Viliami Moala DL 6-3 350 Sacramento, CA Grant HS -
8:12 a.m. Jalen Jefferson LB 6-3 215 Ventura, CA St. Bonaventure HS -
7:57 a.m. Mustafa Jalil DL 6-4 310 San Diego, CA Cathedral Catholic HS -
7:45 a.m. Jordan Rigsbee OL 6-5 300 Chico, CA Pleasant Valley HS -
7:43 a.m. Jason Gibson LB 6-3 215 Gardena, CA Junipero Serra HS -
7:33 a.m. Stefan McClure DB 5-11 180 Vista, CA Vista HS -
7:18 a.m. Brendan Bigelow TB 5-10 180 Fresno, CA Central East HS -
7:15 a.m. Todd Barr DL 6-3 260 Lakewood, CA Lakewood HS -
7:13 a.m. Kameron Jackson DB 5-10 175 Long Beach, CA Long Beach Poly HS -
7:12 a.m. Kyle Boehm QB 6-3 220 San Jose, CA Archbishop Mitty HS -
7:09 a.m. C.J. Anderson TB 5-11 215 Oakland, CA Laney CC/Bethel HS -
7:02 a.m. Joel Willis DB 5-10 185 Garden Grove, CA Pacifica HS -
6:04 a.m. Richard Rogers TE 6-4 240 Shrewsbury, MA Central Catholic HS -
5:09 a.m. Daniel Lasco TB 6-2 190 The Woodlands, TX The Woodlands HS -
5:07 a.m. Nathan Broussard LB 6-4 240 Plano, TX Plano West HS -
4:12 a.m. Maurice Harris WR 6-3 200 Greensboro, NC Northern Guiliford HS -
Mid-Year Darren Ervin ATH 5-11 200 Houston, TX Lamar HS -
Mid-Year Avery Walls DB 5-11 184 McDonough, GA Eagle’s Landing Christian HS -
Mid-Year Matt Williams OL 6-7 290 Liverpool, England North Dakota State College of Science/Proctor Academy -