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Bears Add 2025 QB Robert McDaniel

March 15, 2024
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The Bears picked up a commitment from 6-1/190 Hughson QB Robert McDaniel‍ Thursday. An all-state small school QB for the Central Valley power, McDaniel chose the Bears over Oregon State, Washington State, Colorado, Virginia, Vanderbilt, Indiana and more.

The 3 star QB visited Cal last weekend and his visit only reaffirmed his previous comfort level with the program and also with new QB coach Sterlin Gilbert.

“I just really like the way the players interact with each others and have each other’s backs,” McDaniel said. “You can tell they all really want to be there. And spending more time with Coach Gilbert really gave me a higher comfort level about working with him, too, being a players’ coach like he is.”

The Bears have recruited McDaniel for a while but his recent growth spurt put him more firmly on the radar as new QB coach Sterlin Gilbert extended an offer in January to the talented QB.

“Since I visited Cal last year, I grew an inch and a half and added 25 pounds of good weight and strength McDaniel said. “I’m sure I’m not through growing, too.”

McDaniel’s growth spurt likely isn’t over with his father checking in at 6’4 and his mother at 5’9.

As a junior, McDaniel passed for nearly 3,000 yards along with 33 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions on the season. He led Hughson to the NorCal championship game before bowing out to eventual state champ Palma-Salinas in a tight battle.

The new QB commit plans to make the hour and a half trip North to Cal to catch several spring ball practices and continue to develop his relationship with the program.

McDaniel was the fifth Cal commit of the 2025 class, joining running backs Jojo Solis‍ and Carter Jackson‍, linebacker Carter Jones‍ and Texas cornerback Kaden Cook‍ .

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Bears Add 2025 QB Robert McDaniel

7,593 Views | 14 Replies | Last: 20 days ago by Econ141
bear2034
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Cal stole one from Deon. Go Bears!
Big C
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Really glad you've decided to join the Cal Family, Robert! Go Bears!!!
bear2034
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Check out this kid's mechanics. Small wind-up, quick release.
CALiforniALUM
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Looks rather quick if not fast should he have to run.
bear2034
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Looks like he throws well on the run too.
bear2034
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I've seen enough. He's the next great one at Cal.
calumnus
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Does this mean we are done at QB for the freshman class and withdrawing our other offers?
HearstMining
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The most hyped assessment of McDaniel might be here:
https://www.ssn-sports.com/post/cal-scores-major-win-top-quarterback-prospect-commits-to-2025-class

I don't see how anybody can draw conclusions from the videos. Are any of the kid's passes more than 25-30 yards? No defender, so the receiver is free to make any adjustment necessary to catch the ball. As usual under Wilcox, Cal is competing with similar so-so teams (San Diego St, Coastal Carolina, Indiana, etc) for the guy, so it's not like we beat out Washington, Oregon, or even Stanford (Bear Bachmeier chose them over Alabama in their 2025 class). Hey, I hope McDaniel grows to 6'3" and 210 lb with an arm like AR, but at this point, particularly given JW's record for touted HS QB recruits (Brasch, Johnson, Millner), I'm not getting too excited.
Eastern Oregon Bear
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HearstMining said:

The most hyped assessment of McDaniel might be here:
https://www.ssn-sports.com/post/cal-scores-major-win-top-quarterback-prospect-commits-to-2025-class

I don't see how anybody can draw conclusions from the videos. Are any of the kid's passes more than 25-30 yards? No defender, so the receiver is free to make any adjustment necessary to catch the ball. As usual under Wilcox, Cal is competing with similar so-so teams (San Diego St, Coastal Carolina, Indiana, etc) for the guy, so it's not like we beat out Washington, Oregon, or even Stanford (Bear Bachmeier chose them over Alabama in their 2025 class). Hey, I hope McDaniel grows to 6'3" and 210 lb with an arm like AR, but at this point, particularly given JW's record for touted HS QB recruits (Brasch, Johnson, Millner), I'm not getting too excited.

At 2:30 in the junior highlight video, McDaniel threw a pass 47 yards with accuracy to a covered receiver. I was impressed.
concernedparent
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HearstMining said:

The most hyped assessment of McDaniel might be here:
https://www.ssn-sports.com/post/cal-scores-major-win-top-quarterback-prospect-commits-to-2025-class



I'm glad ChatGPT loves him.
HearstMining
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Eastern Oregon Bear said:

HearstMining said:

The most hyped assessment of McDaniel might be here:
https://www.ssn-sports.com/post/cal-scores-major-win-top-quarterback-prospect-commits-to-2025-class

I don't see how anybody can draw conclusions from the videos. Are any of the kid's passes more than 25-30 yards? No defender, so the receiver is free to make any adjustment necessary to catch the ball. As usual under Wilcox, Cal is competing with similar so-so teams (San Diego St, Coastal Carolina, Indiana, etc) for the guy, so it's not like we beat out Washington, Oregon, or even Stanford (Bear Bachmeier chose them over Alabama in their 2025 class). Hey, I hope McDaniel grows to 6'3" and 210 lb with an arm like AR, but at this point, particularly given JW's record for touted HS QB recruits (Brasch, Johnson, Millner), I'm not getting too excited.

At 2:30 in the junior highlight video, McDaniel threw a pass 47 yards with accuracy to a covered receiver. I was impressed.
Ah, I only looked at the two videos that were linked in this thread.
bear2034
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HearstMining said:

The most hyped assessment of McDaniel might be here:
https://www.ssn-sports.com/post/cal-scores-major-win-top-quarterback-prospect-commits-to-2025-class

I don't see how anybody can draw conclusions from the videos. Are any of the kid's passes more than 25-30 yards? No defender, so the receiver is free to make any adjustment necessary to catch the ball. As usual under Wilcox, Cal is competing with similar so-so teams (San Diego St, Coastal Carolina, Indiana, etc) for the guy, so it's not like we beat out Washington, Oregon, or even Stanford (Bear Bachmeier chose them over Alabama in their 2025 class). Hey, I hope McDaniel grows to 6'3" and 210 lb with an arm like AR, but at this point, particularly given JW's record for touted HS QB recruits (Brasch, Johnson, Millner), I'm not getting too excited.


Don't be. He's going to start at Cal.
HearstMining
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bear2034 said:

HearstMining said:

The most hyped assessment of McDaniel might be here:
https://www.ssn-sports.com/post/cal-scores-major-win-top-quarterback-prospect-commits-to-2025-class

I don't see how anybody can draw conclusions from the videos. Are any of the kid's passes more than 25-30 yards? No defender, so the receiver is free to make any adjustment necessary to catch the ball. As usual under Wilcox, Cal is competing with similar so-so teams (San Diego St, Coastal Carolina, Indiana, etc) for the guy, so it's not like we beat out Washington, Oregon, or even Stanford (Bear Bachmeier chose them over Alabama in their 2025 class). Hey, I hope McDaniel grows to 6'3" and 210 lb with an arm like AR, but at this point, particularly given JW's record for touted HS QB recruits (Brasch, Johnson, Millner), I'm not getting too excited.


Don't be. He's going to start at Cal.
Ba-da-BUM!
Econ141
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HearstMining said:

The most hyped assessment of McDaniel might be here:
https://www.ssn-sports.com/post/cal-scores-major-win-top-quarterback-prospect-commits-to-2025-class

I don't see how anybody can draw conclusions from the videos. Are any of the kid's passes more than 25-30 yards? No defender, so the receiver is free to make any adjustment necessary to catch the ball. As usual under Wilcox, Cal is competing with similar so-so teams (San Diego St, Coastal Carolina, Indiana, etc) for the guy, so it's not like we beat out Washington, Oregon, or even Stanford (Bear Bachmeier chose them over Alabama in their 2025 class). Hey, I hope McDaniel grows to 6'3" and 210 lb with an arm like AR, but at this point, particularly given JW's record for touted HS QB recruits (Brasch, Johnson, Millner), I'm not getting too excited.



ChatGPT, please write me an article hyping up Cal's latest QB commitment.
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