DB Shon Akins is not sure how Cal first found out about him.
The 5-foot-9, 175-pound defensive back from Norcross High School committed to the Pac 12 school over football scholarship offers from Wake Forest and UConn on Sunday night. Akins said he also had interest from LSU, Georgia Tech, Miami, Missouri and Oklahoma State.
“From what I’ve heard, my dad was putting film out there on me,” Akins told the AJC. “The Cal coaches happened to go over my film and they offered me. They were my first offer. I don’t know how they found my film. My dad said he didn’t send it directly to them … so I don’t know how they got it. But they did. They offered, and I’m glad they did.”
Akins has never been to Cal. He was supposed to visit over spring break but the trip got pushed back to this summer. Nevertheless, Akins said he had gotten to know Cal’s coaches over the telephone well enough to go ahead and commit on Sunday.
“Something told me to go ahead and commit,” Akins said. “They were the first to offer me. They showed me a lot of love and respect. So I decided to go ahead and commit.”
Why Cal? “I just could really see myself playing there, I wanted to go out to the West Coast and see what football is all about out there.”
Akins said he will take visits to other schools but added “I don’t think my decision is going to change.”
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