After getting commitments from four defensive players the previous three days, Cal pulled a minor surprise by landing its second quarterback prospect, the Los Angeles Times first reported.

Chase Forrest, who led Mater Dei-Santa Ana to an 11-3 record as a senior, committed after Cal made an in-home visit Tuesday night.

Forrest is the 20th player to commit to the Bears, including five who signed at mid-year, and the second quarterback. Also expected to make his commitment official on signing day next Wednesday is Luke Rubenzer of Saguaro High in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Forrest, 6-foot-3, 180 pounds, is regarded as a passer/runner, as is Rubenzer. He's rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com and Rivals.com. Rubenzer, 6-feet, 185 pounds, is a three-star prospect.

"With his running ability and their offense and his live arm, they got a good quarterback," Mater Dei coach Bruce Rollinson told the L.A. Times.

  • De La Salle High-Concord's Larry Allen III committed to Harvard, picking the Ivy League despite offers from several Pac-12 schools, including Cal. The offensive lineman is the son of the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee by the same name.

    Colleges

    Stanford utility player Kayla Bonstrom was one of 50 players named to the USA Softball national collegiate player of the year award watch list. Stanford opens Feb. 6 against North Carolina State in Tempe, Ariz.


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  • Defending tournament champion San Diego was selected to win the WCC baseball title in a preseason poll of coaches. USF was third, Saint Mary's ninth and Santa Clara 10th. The season begins Feb. 14 for all 10 teams. Named WCC preseason first-team were Gaels outfielder Collin Ferguson and Dons infielder Zach Turner, catcher Bradley Zimmer and pitcher Abe Bobb.

  • Nicole Walthall will return to her alma mater, Cal, as a volunteer assistant coach in sand volleyball, coach Rich Feller said. Official practices for Cal's inaugural 2014 season will begin in late February with the first match March 9 at Pacific.

    Soccer

    Earthquakes Academy goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski of Alamo was called to the U.S. under-18 men's national team for the Copa del Atlantico in Las Palmas, Spain. The United States will face Spain on Tuesday, Argentina on Feb. 5 and the host Canary Islands on Feb. 7. Marcinkowski, 16, a De La Salle High junior, is the No. 1 ranked goalkeeper for the class of 2015 by TopDrawerSoccer.com.

    AFL

    The SaberCats were assigned rookie defensive back Kenny Okoro out of Wake Forest. San Jose opens against the Portland Thunder on March 14.

    Staff writers Stephanie Hammon and Matt Schwab and wire services contributed to this report.