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November 7, 2012
Bears snag DLS LB
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Three-star Concord (Calif.) De La Salle outside linebacker Victor Egu has committed to the California football team.
The 6-foot-3, 217-pound Egu has been playing a run-blocking tight end, stand-up defensive end and outside linebacker for the Spartans this season, and joins former teammate Michael Barton in the Bears front seven. Egu has 24 tackles on the season, with four sacks and a fumble recovery.
The pickup is a big one for the Bears. Egu is a long, rangy defender with good instincts, who loves to hit. He has a nose for the ball, and comes out of a top-notch local program. Egu may be rated as a three-star recruit, but he's been in the shadow of guys like Barton and current USC commit Michael Hutchings the past two seasons.
Egu's commitment opens the door for Cal to keep making a run at defensive end/tight end Austin Hooper, who has been leaning to Stanford in recent weeks.