After taking an unofficial visit to Cal for the Bears' 43-17 victory over 25th ranked UCLA last weekend, Cathedral (Los Angeles, CA) wide receiver Torry McTyer saw enough in the program to inspire a quick commitment after returning home and talking it over with his parents.
"Cal's always been a dream school for me," said McTyer. "Their program's strong and their academic reputation is second to none.
"After I had a chance to get back from my unofficial visit and talk to my parents, I just felt like it was a great opportunity for me and I decided not to wait and to take advantage of it."
McTyer cited the coaching staff and their ability to get the most from his talents as another major reason to commit to Cal.
"Coach Chandler's not a man of a lot of words but I like his style and the fact that he played a long time in the league and can pass on the knowledge he's accumulated that can really help me get the most of my abilities.
The 6-1/175 McTyer has gotten off to a strong start for his Cathedral squad so far this year, with 20 catches for 400 yards and eight touchdowns on offense and two kicks returned for td's on special teams. On defense, McTyer has 21 tackles and an interception returned for a touchdown, as well.
His future backfield mate at quarterback -Marin Catholic quarterback Jerod Goff- expressed excitement about the prospect of working with the speedy (4.45 forty) McTyer as future Bears and immediately began recruiting him to join him at Cal next season.
"I got to spend time with Jerod last weekend and he's been in touch with me," said McTyer. "He seems like a great guy."
Football's apparently in the McKyer family genes, as McKyer's father Tim lettered at BYU and played three seasons in the NFL with the Eagles and Browns.
"My dad's always encouraged me to do my best and taught me how to play ball," said McKyer. "He's real proud of me and this opportunity to be a Bear."
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