Versatile Tattersall Jumps on Board With Cal


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By Jim McGill, Staff Writer
Posted Jul 29, 2017
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Granite Bay LB/RB Evan Tattersall
Cal football's hot streak continued in recruiting this weekend with the commitment of 6-2/220 Granite Bay (Granite Bay, CA) linebacker/running back Evan Tattersall -the Bears' third commitment of the weekend so far.

The versatile athlete, racked up 70 tackles and a sack to go along with 400 yards and 7 touchdowns on the ground for Granite Bay.

Tattersall joined fellow Grizzly -OT Will Craig- as well as Bishop O'Dowd OT Miles Owens as Cal commits in the last two days. Even though Tattersall and Craig are friends and teammates, the timing of their decision and even the team they chose were completely independent decisions that happened to fortuitously intersect at the same time for the Bears.

"Going down the list, academics were a high priority for me," said Tattersall, who is interested in majoring in Business through Haas at Cal. "At first, I thought I'd go Ivy League but when I looked at how strong Cal's academics are, combined with being able to play Pac-12 football close to home, the combination was perfect for me."

Tattersall, who broke Granite Bay's lift records with a 650 squat and 315 bench sees his strength and speed on the field as some of his strongest assets.

The 3 star LB/RB mentioned that a trio of Cal coaches played primary roles in his commitment heading into this weekend.

"Coach (Justin) Wilcox and Coach (Steve) Greatwood are the two coaches I've talked to the most," said Tattersall. "Coach Greatwood coached o-line at Oregon when my dad (OL Jon Tattersall 1988-92) played there and Coach Wilcox and Coach (Beau) Baldwin said I could possibly play offense, too.

"I don't really have a preference to play offense or defense. Whatever it takes to get on the field."

With the elder Tattersall having played at Oregon and with Oregon offering hi early, the Ducks were definitely in contention for the versatile Tattersall but in the end, he wanted to chart his own path.

"I kind of wanted to make my own path," said Tattersall. "Everyone knows my dad played with Oregon and I've been a fan for a long time but I kind of wanted to do my own thing. Being close to home and Cal's strong academics made a lot of sense for me." 



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