Both the Bears’ hindsight and foresight are turning out to be 20/20 this year, as they locked down prospect Jermaine Terry — their second four-star recruit of the 2021 class and fifth-best tight end in the country — Monday afternoon.
Hailing from Richmond, the 6’4″, 235-pound tight end was given offers from SEC monoliths Alabama and Auburn as well as from every Pac-12 school, save for three. Terry attended Kennedy High School.
“The recruitment process has been great for me but they say ‘home is where the heart is’ and Cal is that,” Terry said in his commitment tweet.
His commitment is particularly promising for the Bears given the strength of the 2020 class — by the time Terry takes the field at California Memorial Stadium, he will be playing alongside a then-seasoned tight end D.J. Rogers, the highest ranked commit and sole four-star of the 2020 pool.
Terry joins fellow four-star commit Mavin Anderson and three-star offensive tackle Bastian Swinney. Thus far, the 2021 recruiting class marks the first time since 2016 that Cal has had two recruits rated above .90 by 247Sports.