In a huge addition to its class of 2024, Cal football reeled in the commitment of Rahshawn Clark on Wednesday, a four-star recruit and the No. 7 recruit in the state of Washington. Clark, a versatile athlete who plays on both sides of the ball, will be an asset to the Bears, who now have the flexibility of being able to add his talents where they need him most. Clark announced his commitment to Cal via Twitter.
Although Clark’s role with the blue and gold is yet to be determined, he was recruited by defensive backs coaches Tre Watson and Terrence Brown. Clark told On3 that they helped him make his decision, especially as he had a prior relationship with Brown, who was a defensive backs coach at UW. He is joining Cal as an athlete for now, but also received offers for cornerback and wide receiver from Power-5 programs.
Clark received offers from eight of the 12 Pac-12 football programs, including the high profiles of Washington, Oregon and Deion Sanders’ new-look Colorado. Outside of the conference, too, the Seattle local saw interest from big name programs including Georgia Tech, Louisville, Michigan State and Mississippi State.
The high-profile recruit adds his name to a growing list of impressive class of 2024 recruits, a list that currently includes 10 hard commits. Clark joins another recent high-profile commitment of quarterback EJ Caminong — his teammate at Garfield High School — who decommitted from UW mid-June and announced his commitment to Cal on June 27, two weeks later.
Caminong, not unlike Clark, also received offers from high-profile programs, including Texas A&M and BYU. As the first quarterback commit of his class, Caminong joins other commits for Jake Spavital’s offense. 2024 is still a ways away — plenty of moves might still be in store for this group — but as it stands, Caminong will take the gridiron alongside three-star running back Jamaal Wiley out of Texas and tight end Camden Jones, as well as offensive lineman Tyler Knape.