By Rob Calonge
Cal's 2010 football class is turning into one of the better Jeff Tedford compilations. The Golden Bears received commitments from two players that are in some recruiting publications' top 100 players lists.
Offensive tackle Alex Crosthwaite and inside linebacker Nick Forbes both chose Cal after attending the California Elite Camp on Saturday. Each player is rated a Rivals.com Top 250 player, and they've both garnered high praise from other scouting sources. Academics, once again, played a major role in these commits. Forbes carries a core GPA of 3.60 while Crosthwaite has a 2.80.
“I'd have to say everything was right about Cal. The campus, the program, the education... it was all the right situation for me, especially the education. I wanted to go a place with great academics and they've got one of the top business programs in the nation so that was definitely a big plus.”
- Crosthwaite on his commit to Cal
Forbes is a gifted athlete that played on offense as a running back and on defense as an inside linebacker. Scouting services say he could play outside as well due to his great speed, listed at 4.60. He is also a track and field star in the discus throw, but he has stated that he only intends to play football at the next level.