Corona Centennial cornerback Camryn Bynum became the fourth commit in three years from the SoCal powerhouse to commit to Cal after announcing his commitment for the Bears tonight with several of his Ground Zero teammates in Rancho Cucamonga at the Athletic Republic training center.
Bynum joined 2016 Centennial offensive line teammate Daniel Juarez, 2015 wide receiver commit Greyson Bankhead and 2014 running back commit Tre Watson as recent Huskies to join the Bears.
"Visiting Cal a lot, I really liked the school," said Bynum. "I love the area and the weather and I have a lot of relatives up there on both sides of the family. We drive up there at least a couple times a year. I love it up there in the Bay Area."
"We couldn't be more excited to be a part of the Cal Bears family," said Bynum's mother, Jennifer, who grew up in the shadow of Candlestick Park in San Francisco. "After taking three visits up there for their Junior Day, spring game and an unofficial visit, we were impressed with their academics, the strength of a Cal degree, their life after ball program really impressed me.
"We like the direction and the rebuilding of the football program. It has been awesome building a relationship with the coaching staff and the opportunity for Cam to play early is a plus for him, too.
"We know that Cam will be in good hands with Coach Burns, Coach Dykes, (defensive grad) Coach (Colin) Fry, Coach Peeler and Coach KP (Kevin Parker).
"We really feel like Cal is a great fit for Cam and the added bonus is that the Bay Area is my hometown and we have an awesome and supportive family that will be there for Cam while he's away from home. This gives me so much comfort as a mom."
The 5-11/165 Bynum had 66 tackles and 3 interceptions on the year for Centennial, helping the Huskies reach the open state championship game before falling in a shootout to undefeated De La Salle.
Bynum noted that the Cal coaches liked his ability to excel in man coverage and his press skills and versatility to comfortably play on either side.
Bynum's academics are an obviously great fit for Cal, as well, with the 3 star db sporting an impressive 3.83 gpa.
"They're the number one public school in the nation, so I'll be getting a great education there. Even if football doesn't work out in the long term, I'll still be set with a great degree."
Bynum was Cal's 14th commit of the 2016 class and fifth on the defensive side of the ball, as much of the Bears focus will shift to defense moving forward.
Stay tuned for more from Bynum to come.
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