Cal added its third defensive line commit in five weeks on Sunday when Oaks Christian defensive end Trevor Howard committed to the Bears prior to the first Sunday afternoon practice of Cal's 2014 camp.
Howard -- who was making his third visit to Berkeley -- attended a Cal summer camp a year ago, and picked up his first scholarship offer from the Bears back in May of this after a growth spurt took Howard from 6'2", 180 as a sophomore to 6'4", 222 as a junior, helping him transform himself into a two-way standout for Oaks Christian.
Interest picked up for Howard following a productive junior season and a standout LA NFTC performance. ASU, UCLA, USC, Arizona, and Washington all have expressed high interest during the offseason -- and Nevada and Idaho both offered following the Bears -- but with a near-3.0 GPA, Howard told GoldenBearReport on multiple occasions that the academics at Cal were going to be hard to pass up.
Sunday they certainly proved to be.
Howard, who went to elementary school with Bears defensive tackle Tony Mekari, becomes the 10th commit for Cal overall.