Cal football lands commitment from 4-star defensive end Nate Burrell

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The Bears continue to bolster their 2022 recruiting class in the early stages of the process, as Nate Burrell, a four-star defensive end out of perennial powerhouse St. John Bosco High School, has committed to Cal. Burrell officially visited the campus over the weekend and came away impressed enough with the facilities and the area to join the Bears after this coming season.

Burrell accumulated 15 tackles and one sack in his abbreviated junior season, respectable numbers for a 3-4 defensive end on an incredibly talented roster. Burrell clocks in at 6’2” and 285 pounds, already roughly the ideal build for a college athlete at his position. His size and skill will make him an immediate name to watch in the 2022 defensive line rotation, as Cal’s lack of depth at the position in 2020 compounded by the loss of Brett Johnson for the 2021 season illuminated how important the position is to the Bears’ success.

Burrell is already the second four-star player to commit to Cal from the high school class of 2022, following four-star quarterback Justyn Martin (who has been helping the Bears reel in talent on Twitter). This commitment adds to Justin Wilcox and company’s already impressive recruiting record for the Bears, as Cal brought in five four-star recruits in the class of 2021 alone. Burrell will join his former St. John Bosco defensive line partner in crime Ieremia Moore on the Cal roster in 2022.

Jesse Stewart covers football. Contact him at [email protected], and follow him on Twitter @jessedstew.