Oct. 13, 2012; Pullman, WA, USA; California Golden Bears helmet sits on the sideline against Washington State Cougars during the first half at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Ross Bowers commits to California: Bears land 3-star quarterback


Ross Bowers (Bothell, Wash. Bothell) arrived to the Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon to compete in the Elite 11/The Opening as one of the more underrated recruits in the nation, but after the first few days on the field proved he belonged on the same field with the nation’s elite.

The field that Bowers will be playing on in college came down California and Colorado State for the three-star quarterback recruit who announced on Tuesday evening that he will be continuing his playing career with the Cal Bears who offered him on Jun. 28.

Bowers is the nation’s No. 986 overall recruit regardless of position, No. 38 and the No. 12 recruit in the state of Washington, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings and becomes the eighth player to commit to Cal for the 2015 class.

“I want to be that guy to come in and help turn things around. I look at it more as I wasn’t a part of that season. I know I will be a guy to come in and make a positive impact and continue making things better, Bowers tells Justin Hopkins of 247Sports.

The 6-2, 185-pound quarterback has been soaking up the knowledge during the opening days of the All-Star camp and having college quarterbacks like Bryce Petty, Sean Mannion and Everett Golson in attendance, he is learning from some of the best in the nation.

Bowers will have the ability to redshirt when he arrives in Berkley next year with the presence of Jared Goff who is coming off a productive and promising freshman season in the first year under Sonny Dykes.

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