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 night.
Forrest is the 20th player to commit to the Bears, including five who signed at mid-year, and the second quarterback. Also expected to make his commitment official on signing day next Wednesday is Luke Rubenzer of Saguaro High in Scottsdale, Ariz.
"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.
Stanford utility player Kayla Bonstrom was one of 50 players named to the USA Softball national collegiate player of the year award watch list. Stanford opens Feb. 6 against North Carolina State in Tempe, Ariz.
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 United States will face Spain on Tuesday, Argentina on Feb. 5 and the host Canary Islands on Feb. 7. Marcinkowski, 16, a De La Salle High junior, is the No. 1 ranked goalkeeper for the class of 2015 by TopDrawerSoccer.com.
The SaberCats were assigned rookie defensive back Kenny Okoro out of Wake Forest. San Jose opens against the Portland Thunder on March 14.
Staff writers Stephanie Hammon and Matt Schwab and wire services contributed to this report.