After getting commitments from four defensive players the previous three days, Cal pulled a minor surprise by landing its second quarterback prospect, the Los Angeles Times first reported.

Chase Forrest, who led Mater Dei-Santa Ana to an 11-3 record as a senior, committed after Cal made an in-home visit Tuesday.

Forrest is the 20th player to commit to the Bears, including five who signed at mid-year. Also expected to make his commitment official on signing day next Wednesday is quarterback Luke Rubenzer of Saguaro High in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Forrest, 6-foot-3, 180 pounds, is regarded as a passer/runner, as is Rubenzer. He is rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com and Rivals.com. Rubenzer, 6-feet, 185 pounds, is a three-star prospect.

"With his running ability and their offense and his live arm, they got a good quarterback," Mater Dei coach Bruce Rollinson told the L.A. Times.

  • Deer Valley High's Nzuzi Webster made an oral commitment to Eastern Washington. The 5-11, 173-pound Webster took an official visit to the Cheney campus earlier this month.

    "I went on my visit and I loved it up there. I thought it was a great fit for me," said Webster, who was recruited by the FCS Eagles as a cornerback.

    The Oakland Raiders' Taiwan Jones played at Eastern Washington and is a Deer Valley grad. "He told me about the school, basically what to expect," Webster said.


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    Webster's twin brother, Nsimba, the Deer Valley quarterback who was last season's Bay Area News Group East Bay Offensive Player of the Year, has not announced his college plans yet.

  • De La Salle High's Larry Allen III committed to Harvard, picking the Ivy League despite offers from several Pac-12 schools, including Cal.

    The offensive lineman is the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Larry Allen Jr.

    Colleges

    Defending tournament champion San Diego was selected to win the WCC baseball title in a preseason poll of coaches. USF was third, Saint Mary's ninth and Santa Clara 10th. All 10 teams begin the season Feb. 14. Gaels outfielder Collin Ferguson was a preseason first-team WCC choice.

  • Nicole Walthall will return to her alma mater, Cal, as a volunteer assistant coach in sand volleyball, coach Rich Feller said. Cal's first ever match is March 9 at Pacific.

    Soccer

    Earthquakes Academy goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski of Alamo was called to the U.S. under-18 men's national team for the Copa del Atlantico in Las Palmas, Spain.

    The U.S. will face Spain on Tuesday, Argentina on Feb. 5 and the Canary Islands on Feb. 7. Marcinkowski, 16, is a De La Salle High junior.

    Staff writers Phil Jensen, Stephanie Hammon and Matt Schwab and wire services contributed to this report.