The new Cal staff has made it clear that finding hungry players that value academics and who will put in maximum effort to make the program and themselves better is the top priority for the program. Enter Cal's latest commit, Tustin outside linebacker Edward Tandy, who embodies exactly what Cal's looking for as the Bears' most recent commit.
The Bears have long been a favorite for Tandy since he visited unofficially and the only surprise is that it took so long for the 3 star linebacker to make it official with his commitment.
"The reason why I chose Cal was because it felt like home and that they showed they actually cared about me, not only a player but as a person, as well," said Tandy.
Tandy is being brought in as an outside linebacker and will be coached by new offensive coordinator Andy Buh -a former linebacker himself, who though he will serve as defensive coordinator will primarily focus on coaching the linebackers, specifically.
"I didn't really get to talk much with Coach Buh but so far he seems like a great coach to be under," said Tandy.
Tiller was a leader on the 12-1 Tiller's defense in 2012. But if you're looking for specific stats from the 6-1/220 Tandy, don't look too hard as Tustin coach Myron Miller chose to deemphasize stats and not keep or publish them so Tandy really has no idea what they were his senior season.
One thing the 3.2 student does know is that the value of a commitment to Cal extends far beyond the football field.
"I believe that having a degree from Cal would open up so many doors for me that other college degrees just can't," said Tandy.
"Overall Cal from their athletics to their academics is the best bar none. I'm happy and blessed to have this opportunity to be a Bear and will be ready come season to make an impact," concluded Tandy.
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