Cal reels in commitment from 4-star running back Jaydn Ott

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July 2, 2021, started off like any other Friday in Berkeley, with folks dragging themselves through one more day of work before the wonders of a long Fourth of July weekend. But right before quitting time, the Bears’ recruiting staff threw up its Bat Signal:

If you’ve been following Cal recruiting this year, you’ll recognize this video immediately; it’s the video that @CalRecruiting lets the world know that the Bears are, in fact, back.

This time, the future Cal athlete is none other than four-star running back Jaydn Ott out of Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ott was (and still is) heavily recruited is the class of 2022, holding offers from schools such as Oregon, Georgia and Nebraska. Ott said he was looking to attend an institution where he could earn a degree that would help him in “the long run.” Sound familiar? If it does, that’s because the recruiting staff for the Bears have emphasized the idea of a Cal commitment not being a “four-year decision,” but a 40-year one.

Ott is the fourth highest-ranked offensive player to commit to the Bears since 2017 and will certainly add a huge boost to Cal’s overall talent level. Running a reported 4.41 40-yard dash, so and possessing a 43” vertical, Ott will look to be a spark plug for an up-and-coming Cal team in the years to come.

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