Newport Harbor All-County linebacker Cecil Whiteside - the top-ranked recruit in Orange County - has signed with Cal, he confirmed moments ago. This is a huge get for the Golden Bears. The senior projects to be a very tough matchup coming off the edge.
He also had a great game at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl last month in San Antonio.
Whiteside had several other offers, including from USC and UCLA. After Pete Carroll's departure from USC for the NFL, the Trojans' new staff made a run at Whiteside.