January 5, 2008

DeBoskie reaffirms his commitment to Cal

SAN ANTONIO - News broke in the middle of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl week that Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton running back Covaughn DeBoskie had committed to Cal. During the first quarter of the game on Saturday, DeBoskie reaffirmed his commitment to the Bears.

DeBoskie was down to Cal and Arizona State and had officially visited both schools along with Stanford.

"In the end though, I just felt like I had the best chance to play and contribute early at Cal. I felt so comfortable on the trips I took and I really liked the academics as well," DeBoskie told Rivals.com's Greg Biggins on Thursday.

"ASU is probably going to bring in three running backs this year whereas with Cal, I'll probably be the only high school back they bring in. They lose some guys like Justin Forsett and I really think I'll have a chance to see the field next season if I come in and work hard. I already signed with Cal, they have my letter of intent and I'll be enrolling in time for Spring practice so that should give me another chance to play early."

It took a while for DeBoskie to announce, but he said Saturday at the game that he has known for a long time where he was going to go to school.

"I've known for about six months that I was going to go to Cal," he said.

DeBoskie is a top 5 player from the state of Arizona and ranked as the No. 13 all-purpose back in the country by Rivals.com.

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