Monrovia's McCarthy Picks Cal Over USC

Monrovia High School defensive tackle Ellis McCarthy announced on national television that he will join the University of California at Berkeley's football team.

Sorry Trojan fans, the 311-pound Monrovia defensive tackle they call "Zeus" will be taking his talents to Berkeley.

Ellis McCarthy, 's standout lineman who was considered a 5-star prospect by Rivals.com, chose Cal over USC in a live announcement at the .

McCarthy was and he will join another 5-star recruit--safety Shaq Thompson--at Cal.

Gem City Dude Man January 08, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Great education decision , very questionable decision regarding football. If you really were considering football as a potential NFL career, you really missed the boat. Have a great time in Berkeley, but don't anticipate any bowl games.
Ariel Carmona Jr January 08, 2012 at 04:44 AM
I disagree, great players have come out of Cal, they had arguably the grittiest quarterback from the Vikings: Injun' Joe Kapp, and in more modern times, didn't Aaron Rodgers come out of Cal? Current Superbowl defending quarterback. Not too shabby. Good choice! Don't listen to the haters!
Kristy Sketeris January 08, 2012 at 06:08 AM
Go Bears!
Nathan McIntire (Editor) January 08, 2012 at 08:07 AM
Gem City Dude Man: what about Aaron Rodgers? Marshawn Lynch?
Gem City Dude Man January 08, 2012 at 04:30 PM
He is not a QB. I f you are a lineman you go to USC. It is a simple choice. Cal is a great academic choice, no doubt about it!
Ralph Walker January 08, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Brains plus muscles you made a great choice. Wish you well . Go bears
Karen Suarez January 10, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Gonzales, future Hall of Famer.
Tim Macias January 17, 2012 at 06:04 AM
ESPN is reporting Ellis has changed his mind and now made a verbal commitment to UCLA.


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