Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Cal gets an athlete, loses a WR to Washington
By ESPN.com staff
California's tumultuous recruiting season continues to be just that, with good news and bad news arriving the day before national signing day.
The Bears lost receiver Jordan Payton (Westlake Village, Calif./Oaks Christian) to Washington -- the school which lured Cal's former ace recruiter Tosh Lupoi -- but salvaged the day a few hours later by getting a re-commitment from athlete Cedric Dozier.
Payton, also a one-time USC commit, admitted that Lupoi as well as Eric Kiesau -- who also left Cal for Washington -- played a major role in his flip to the Huskies.
"I was very close with Tosh Lupoi and Eric Kiesau at Cal," Payton told ESPN.com's Greg Biggins "When they left for Washington, I decided to take a look there. I really wasn't looking at Washington before, but I took a visit and was blown away."
In other recruiting news Tuesday: