ESPNU 150 defensive tackle Ellis McCarthy (Monrovia, Calif.) decommitted from California Monday night and is now set to play for UCLA, according to ESPN's Greg Biggins. His decision follows the news that former Cal assistant coach Tosh Lupoi, who recruited McCarthy, has left for Washington where he'll serve as the program's defensive line coach and defensive run game coordinator.
It definitely was a rough day for the Cal Bears. Not only did they lose their defensive line coach and best recruiter, Tosh Lupoi, they lost one of their top recruits as well when defensive tackle Ellis McCarthy flipped from the Bears to UCLA Monday night.
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California was on the way to putting together to top recruiting class in the conference this year when the Pac-12 recruiting game was turned on its head Monday morning, as Golden Bears ace recruiter and defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi left California and headed north to join the Washington Huskies.
The USC Trojans held steady at No. 18 in the newest ESPN team football recruiting rankings released Thursday. As expected, the biggest mover in the rankings was California, jumping into the top 10 at No.