Cal Football: 2020 QB Recruit De-Commits From Cal

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Newberry Park's Ben Gulbranson announces he will reopen his recruitment

Newberry Park junior quarterback Ben Gulbranson, a 2020 recruit who had committed to Cal in June, said on his Twitter account on Monday that he is decommitting from Cal and has re-opened his recruitment. Gulbranson’s announcement was first reported locally by Jim McGill at

The text of Gulbranson’s Tweet reads as follows: “After careful consideration, I have determined it is in my best interest to decommit from the University of California Berkeley and reopen my recruitment. Thank you Cal football for the opportunity.”

Gulbranson is rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports, which ranks him as the 19th-best pro-style quarterback prospect in the 2020 class and the No. 471 prospect in the nation overall. Rivals ranks him as the 21st-best 2020 prospect at his position.

The 6-foot-3 Gulbranson completed 58 percent of his passes for 712 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions in 2018. He missed a significant portion of his junior season because of an injury. Gulbranson also has offers from Arizona State and San Jose State.

A July 2018 article by Rivals and a June 2018 article in California Golden Blogs tell you a little about Gulbranson.

Cal reportedly has offers out to a number of quarterbacks in the 2020 class.

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Jake Curtis
Jake Curtis


I'd say that's a distinct possibility


Do you think it is more likely that he decommitted or that Cal suggested he keep his options open? Cal does have offers out to a few other QBs, and it's a bit surprising to see a lightly-recruited kid like him decommit so early in the process.