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Bears Add Another 4 Star Portal Transfer in LSU Safety Ryan Yaites

April 29, 2024
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The Bears’ talented defensive backfield got deeper again today with the addition of LSU frosh safety Ryan Yaites‍ - the second 4 star frosh defensive backfield addition of the week for Cal.

As a true freshman, Yaites saw a decent amount of time on the field in a backup role and special teams, adding 16 tackles and a pass breakup for the Tigers.

Much like fellow 4 star DB commit Jasiah Wagoner‍, the Bears were a finalist for the Texas native, narrowly losing out to LSU for his commitment. As a prep at powerhouse John H. Guyer High School in Denton, Texas, Yaites added 63 tackles, 11 pass breakups and 2 interceptions playing both corner and safety, leading Guyer to a 14-1 record in his senior season. As a junior, he earned all-district honors with 42 tackles and 8 pass breakups for his 14-2 Guyer team that reached the Texas 6A Division II state championship game. He was also named to the prestigious Under Armour All-American Game.

Yaites joins portal DBs Jasiah Wagoner‍ and Marcus Harris‍ along with JC transfers Isaiah Crosby‍  and Ja’ir Smith as 2024 additions to their defensive backfield, a complete revamp of a unit that struggled through much of 2023 but should be a strength of the defense in the Bears’ inaugural ACC season. Yaites is the 36th overall addition to the 2024 class - a class that will make up an amazing 42% of the 2024 roster, with new players ranging from freshmen to seniors.‍

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Bears Add Another 4 Star Portal Transfer in LSU Safety Ryan Yaites

6,292 Views | 8 Replies | Last: 19 days ago by bear2034
SBGold
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DBU.

Booom!!!!!!
Bearly Clad
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What a turnaround for the secondary! Building up a no-fly zone in Strawberry Canyon, you love to see it!

Welcome to The University of California Mr. Yaites!
HearstMining
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It's great to see the upgrades in the defensive backfield, particularly where Cal has gotten guys who they had recruited but the player initially went elsewhere. Each party made a good impression on the other - sometimes it just takes a while to come to the right conclusion.

That being said, even the best defensive backfield needs a strong pass rush to be effective. Whether the scheme or the athletes, Cal needs huge improvement there!
WalterSobchak
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HearstMining said:

Whether the scheme or the athletes, Cal needs huge improvement there!
Agreed. Why not both!?
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91Cal
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Welcome to the Cal family, Ryan and family! Excited to see you on the field this fall and the doors you open from here! Go Bears!
Big C
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Welcome to Cal, Ryan! We can't wait to cheer you on for the next few years! GO BEARS!!!
89Bear
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Another future NFL guy from the defensive backfield!!!
bear2034
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Off season is fun.
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