Beck Follows His Dream to Cal

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By Jim McGill, Staff Writer
Posted May 20, 2015
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If there were any doubts about how St. John Bosco cornerback Traveon Beck felt about the offer from Cal he received over the weekend, a quick glance at his twitter feed, which featured a celebration heartwarming to any fan with a pulse, would clear up the matter quickly.
"I was very happy about the offer as you could see," said Beck, with a laugh.
Beck had been planning to announce his decision today along with teammates D.J. Morgan and Sean McGrew but the Bears offer changed the equation completely.†
"It's really a great feeling just knowing where I'll be next year," said Beck. "To be able to elevate myself academically, I'm just really happy and can't wait to get to Cal.
"My family was really happy, too. You really can't pass up on a great opportunity like Cal. it's a great school and a great football program. They were definitely happy."
After Beck received the offer Saturday, some thought that he may decide to put off his announcement since he'd planned to go in a different direction up till that point but if there was any hesitation for the 3 star corner, it was brief.
"I knew I always wanted to go to Cal so I knew Saturday that I'd still be making my announcement but that it would be Cal instead.†
"I've been talking to Cal for a while, mainly Coach Burns. They wanted to see me play a little more before offering me.
"After the Showcase at Bosco, he told me they liked what they saw and they offered me a few days later.
"It's a great academic school -one of the top universities in the world.
"The football program is up-and-coming. They'll be a powerhouse in the next 2-3 years.
"You really can't pass up Cal. It's such a great school."
Cal's strong NFL legacy has made an impression on Beck but former Bosco receiver Bryce Treggs played a solid role in getting the Bears on the map wth Beck, as well, as the talented corner relied on Treggs' opinion on the state of the Cal program and described his feelings about being a Bear.†
"I've always known about D-Jack and, of course, Aaron Rodgers," said Beck. "But I've been talking a lot with Bryce Treggs and he actually helped a lot in the process."†
Beck chose Cal over finalists Arizona State, Wisconsin, Washington State and San Jose State.
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