RECRUITING UPDATETerry Mixon committed to Washington State earlier this week. Good luck to him there; that's a nice get for the Cougars at a need position - they lose their best safety in Eric Frampton. Mixon is a good bet to start in '07.
Scott Smith committed to California. He's a DE variously reported as 6'5" and 6'7", so we'll just say he's tall. He also plays basketball, which we always think is a good sign for linemen. Smith was a high school teammate of Tyson Alualu at perennial Hawaiian power St. Louis (Honolulu). He will be joined at Berkeley by teammate Solomona Aigamaua - who is an undersized late-bloomer type guy at DE.
So in one day, Cal is halfway toward its reported goal of bringing in four D-linemen in this class. Still out there - Matthew Masifilo, the Hawaiian DT-cum-engineer, Kenny Rowe, a DE from Long Beach Poly, Christian Tupou, a combo lineman from Sacramento Grant Union, and maybe Ernest Owusu, a DE from the Hun School in New Jersey. As we've said all along, we don't care so much about stars; we care about balance. Looks like our earlier concerns about this class' balance are being addressed by JT and Ken Delgado.