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Bear Insider Video: JH Tevis

September 12, 2017

Cal DE commit JH Tevis and his Menlo School squad squared off in Piedmont Friday night against the Piedmont Highlanders, with Menlo coming out on top, 28-7. Tevis had six tackles on the night, including a big 4th quarter tackle for loss and was in on a group sack as well to close the half. 

Tevis has had a solid year so far, leading the Knights with 17 tackles and 4 sacks so far this season.

"He's strong off the ball, so he has great get-off," said Menlo defensive coordinator Todd Smith.

"He's got a great motor and chases plays east and west and he definitely has a nose for the quarterback in the passing game.

"As a leader, when he talks, kids follow."

Tevis was joined at the game by close friend and current Cal freshman preferred walk-on receiver Evan King.

The 6-3/190 King starred for Menlo last season, compiling 69 catches for 1098 yards and 12 touchdowns for the 11-2 Knights, earning his spot on the Cal roster.

"First off, he was the inspiration," said Tevis. "We don't have many guys that  do D1 in our program. I'm not saying we don't have a great program, just that we're a small school. So for him to go (to Cal), that was just a huge inspiration to me.

"He's my brother -Evan, I love you, man. But it's great seeing him around. I was so happy to see him here and I'm so excited to spend the next four years with him.".

Both Tevis and his former teammate celebrated Cal's upset season-opening victory over North Carolina on the 2nd.

"UNC? Oh my God, I was fired up," said Tevis, with a big smile. "I couldn't be more excited.

"You should've heard me in the car. I had a game that day so I was sitting in the car, so excited. I got to watch some of that film and they bring it. 

"I'm really excited to be a part of this program."

To view the full postgame interview with Tevis and Menlo's defensive coordinator Tpdd Smith, use the embedded viewer below:

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