Stressing that he is leaving Cal "with no hatred," offensive lineman Freddie Tagaloa said Monday he won an appeal to transfer within the Pac-12 Conference to Arizona.
Tagaloa will enroll in spring semester classes and be eligible to play for the Wildcats as a redshirt junior in the fall of 2015 after sitting out next season.
He said the opportunity to be reunited with offensive line coach Jim Michalczik, now at Arizona, was key to his decision to pick the Wildcats. "I'm leaving with no hatred," he said. "It's just something that didn't work out."
The Earthquakes have agreed to terms to bring French midfielder Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi to San Jose, although the deal has not been finalized, a team spokesman said.
High school football
Alameda High's Sulaiman Hameed, a 5-foot-11, 165-pound defensive back, gave an oral commitment to Washington State.
Hameed, who suffered an ACL tear just before the start of his junior season and was sidelined for 13 months, picked the Cougars over Arizona State, UC Davis and UNLV.
Staff writers Elliott Almond and Stephanie Hammon contributed to this report.