Cal football secures 5 more recruits on afternoon of Early National Signing Day

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After securing six three-star recruits in the morning, five more players signed for the Bears in the afternoon: two of whom are listed as four-star recruits.

Trent Ramsey, an offensive tackle out of Carrollwood Day School in Tampa, Florida and four-star recruit, according to Rivals.com, signed a letter of intent to Cal on National Signing Day. The highly rated prospect earned offers from West Virginia, Florida State, Nebraska, Oregon, Miami and Penn State, to name a few, but ultimately chose the Bears over Mississippi State and Virginia.

Another surprise signing came from four-star running back Jadyn Ott, who was originally verbally committed to Cal before reopening his recruitment back in September. Ott signed with the Bears over his other top four schools: Wisconsin, Oregon State, Colorado and USC. The running back may see playing time early in his Cal career, given his talent level.

Wide receiver Jaiven Plummer from Alexandria, Virginia also signed for Cal on Wednesday. The three-star recruit verbally committed to the Bears back in July.

Two edge rushers rounded out a solid Early National Signing Day class. Curlee Thomas IV, a three-star recruit from Fort Worth, Texas, who received offers from all over the country — including Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Baylor and Mississippi State — is a huge get for the Cal defensive line. Nunie Tuitele, a three-star defensive end out of Regis Jesuit in Aurora, Colorado, signed with Cal over seven other schools, including Colorado and Kansas State.

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