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November 20, 2013
4-star wide receiver flips to Cal
Two days after losing one 4-star commit, the Bears picked up another: 4-star Summit High wide receiver Erik Brown flipped from Washington to Cal on Wednesday.
Brown had been committed to UW since July.
According to Brown's Ground Zero 7-on-7 coach Armond Hawkins, the opportunity to stay close to home and "get an education from one of the top academic programs in the country" was too much to pass up.
Brown takes the place of 3-star ASU flip Jalen Harvey.
The 6'2, 170-pounder officially visited Berkeley for the USC game and told Rivals the Bears' 1-10 record didn't dissuade him.
"I love the atmosphere at Cal," Brown said. "Even the fact that they're losing we have kind of the same problems at Summit. We're a very young team and so are they and both of us have years to go. I definitely understand their situation. Losing plays no part for me. I'm definitely interested in being a Golden Bear."
"I understand what's going to happen to young teams."
Rated as the No. 20 wide receiver in the 2014 class and 120th player overall, Brown becomes the second 4-star commit for the Bears, joining Notre Dame Sherman Oaks 4-star athlete Koa Farmer.
Brown had offers from the likes of UCLA, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Arizona, ASU, and Oregon State.