Foothill High School's Ray Hudson and San Ramon Valley's Ryan Dunn were among the East Bay Athletic League football players who made their college choices official on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Hudson faxed his letter of intent to Cal and new Golden Bears coach Sonny Dykes, and Dunn, a 6-3 and 205-pound linebacker, sent his letter of intent to Arizona and coach Rich Rodriguez. Hudson is expected to play tight end for the Bears.
"Ray Hudson is big guy that can do a lot of things," Dykes said Wednesday. "He is a match-up problem, good size, good strength. Hard to find guys like him."
Hudson said when he took his official visit to Cal on Jan. 25, he mainly wanted to get to know Dykes and the other members of the Bears' coaching staff. Hudson said other schools such as Arizona State, Colorado, Oklahoma and Miami showed interest, but his only official visit was to Cal.
Hudson was excited once Dykes told him how he would utilized in Cal's up-tempo offense.
"I was not promised anything, but if I come in there, keep playing, keep working, there's a good shot I could play as a true freshman," Hudson said.
California High running back Karris Johnson was expected to sign with Utah State on Wednesday, and former San Ramon Valley kicker Matt Anderson, who is already enrolled at Cal, also sent in his letter of intent. San Ramon Valley quarterback Cameron Birse was expected to sign with Arkansas State.
About Johnson, one Pac-12 recruiter said, "Can catch the ball. Good ball skills. Will run it up inside. Can get to the edge." Hudson, Dunn and Johnson join a list of De La Salle players who signed letters of intent on Wednesday.
Michael Hutchings, D.J. Moffitt, Austin Hooper and Xavier Banks all signed national letters of intent on signing day, and Victor Egu is also headed to a four-year school.
Egu, a defensive end, turned down offers from several Pac-12 schools to attend Yale. He didn't sign a letter of intent, however, because Ivy League schools do not offer athletic scholarships.
Hutchings, the most heralded recruit from De La Salle in nearly 10 years, faxed his letter of intent to USC early in the morning. The four-star linebacker committed to the Trojans early in the summer and didn't waver.
Hooper, a three-star recruit, is headed to Stanford where his uncle, Greg, was a fullback from 1979-1982. He will play tight end for the Cardinal but was also a standout at defensive end for De La Salle the last two seasons.
Moffitt, a linebacker, signed with UNLV after committing less than a week ago. Banks, a defensive tackle, heads to Southern Oregon, a NAIA school.
Check back later for more on this developing story.
Staff writers Stephanie Hammon and Jimmy Durkin contributed to this story.