In another example of coach Jeff Tedford's ability to secure top-level quarterback recruits, Cal received an oral commitment from Archbishop Mitty High junior Kyle Boehm on Tuesday. Boehm, 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, is rated by scout.com as the No. 20 quarterback prospect in the country for the 2011 recruiting class. His commitment to Cal cannot become binding until national letter of intent day next February. Despite leading a run-first offense, Boehm is considered a pro-style prospect. Last season, he threw for 936 yards and eight touchdowns and rushed for 877 yards and 14 scores. Boehm had several offers from major schools, including Pac-10 rivals Washington, Oregon State and Arizona State.
Tedford has brought in at least one highly rated quarterback prospect in each of his past seven recruiting classes. Including incoming freshman Austin Hinder, the Bears' roster features five quarterbacks, four of whom were chosen as Elite 11 prospects, considered the best quarterback recruits in the country. The other, Beau Sweeney, also received several offers from major college powers. Boehm will come to Cal after the departure of returning starter Kevin Riley but will face competition from Sweeney, Brock Mansion, Allan Bridgford and Hinder. Boehm is a former high school teammate of Cal starting tight end Anthony Miller.