Freedom High running back Joe Mixon, one of the most recruited East Bay high school football players ever, announced Monday that Cal is among his five finalists.
On his Twitter account, Mixon said the list was in no particular order, then he named Florida, Cal, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Oregon.
The schools from his top-10 list that missed the cut were Tennessee, Texas A&M, Ohio State, Oregon State and Washington.
On Aug. 21, Mixon announced on Twitter that he had canceled a scheduled official visit to Texas A&M and will be taking an official visit to Cal for the Bears' home game against No. 2 Ohio State on Sept. 14.
The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder has a five-star (out of a possible five) ranking by Rivals.com. He is ranked as the No. 3 running back in the nation and the top running back in the state in the Rivals100.
Cal's complete nonconference schedule for 2014 is set: at Northwestern on Aug. 30, vs. Sacramento State on Sept. 6 and vs. BYU on Nov. 29.
The Earthquakes have asked Major League Soccer officials to review some controversial referee decisions from the FC Dallas game, interim coach Mark Watson said. The rulings could affect the lineups for San Jose's games Wednesday in Guatemala and Saturday in Los Angeles.
The Quakes want the league to take a closer look at the red cards issued Saturday by referee Baldomero Toledo to Victor Bernardez and Justin Morrow. As of now both players are suspended from playing this weekend against the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Staff writers Phil Jensen, Jeff Faraudo and Elliott Almond and The Associated Press contributed to this report.