Cal football signs 6 players on morning of Early National Signing Day

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The Bears have added six new faces (all three-star recruits) to the Cal family so far today and presumably have quite a few more on the way.

So far, two future offensive linemen for the blue and gold have officially started their lives as Bears, with Sioape Vatikani and Nick Morrow joining the fray. Vatikani is ranked as the 10th-best player in Nevada while the 6’8” Morrow is rated as the 17th-best player in Arizona (though notably he only played tight end and defensive end in high school).

Cal also added two defensive studs in defensive lineman Nate Burrell and cornerback Jeremiah Earby, who will both look to make an impact as freshmen on the Bears’ roster, just as Lu-Magia Hearns III did this year.

Finally, the Bears tacked on two offensive weapons as well. Running back Ashton Hayes, the eighth-best player in Nevada (narrowly beating out his new teammate), looks to bring a lot more speed out of the backfield for Cal. Wide receiver Mason Starling, a junior college product, will bring his huge wingspan and go-get-it ability to the Cal sideline. The blue and gold have a long history of JUCO receivers playing big roles in the offense, with the most recent example being star wideout Trevon Clark.

More signings will roll in as the afternoon continues.

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