The California Golden Bears are hosting a three-star, in-state offensive guard today in La Mirada standout Michael Trani, who was offered by Cal in late May. Trani is coming off of a recent visit to the Boise State Broncos, and BSU has also offered. The 247Composite ranks Trani as one of the top 150 recruits in the state of California, and we’ll see if Cal can make a splash today with a big visit.
Michael Trani also holds offers from the Arizona Wildcats, Washington State Cougars, Iowa State Cyclones, Mississippi Rebels, Hawaii, and other smaller programs. Cal looks like the team with the best chance to land Trani early on due to program size and location, but everything is wide open early on.
The 6’3″, 260 pound three-star guard also slots in as the 78th-ranked guard in the nation in the 247Composite, and Trani is an extremely intelligent player who would do well with a Cal education as a good student at La Mirada.
Cal has seven commitments in the 2014 recruiting class, but none of them are on the offensive line. The Golden Bears have offered three uncommitted guards in the class, and two of them are four-star prospects in Damien Mama and Natrell Curtis. Mama is a highly-touted prospect from the prestigious St. John Bosco and is going to go to a huge program like Notre Dame, Alabama, or USC (the Trojans are the favorites). Meanwhile, Curtis is a top 200 prospect who has his eyes set on other schools like UCLA, so it looks like Cal’s best chance (by far, at that) at getting a guard commit among their offered prospects is Trani.