Illinois Football Recruiting: Kyle Kragen Commits to California

2013 weak-side defensive end Kyle Kragen committed to the Fighting Illini on December 4th, but decommitted from Illinois on Monday. Kragen instead committed to the California Golden Bears.

When he originally committed to Illinois, California had not offered at Kragen, but that all changed on December 13th. It started with an offer by Cal on December 13th. Then, Kragen visited the Cal campus on December 14th. Finally, he decided to stay in the state of California by committing to the Golden Bears after decommitting from Illinois on Monday.

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

Kragen is a 6’3″, 245 pound weak-side defensive end from Pleasant Hill, California.

He has played his last two seasons at Diablo Valley College in California. Last season, Kragen recorded 65 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. Over his entire two seasons at Diablo Valley College, he has recorded 141 tackles, 28.5 tackles for loss, 19.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and six fumble recoveries.

He is currently ranked 49th in the state of California, 10th among weak-side defensive ends, and 156th nationally among junior college recruits by 247Sports. He is also highly-regarded for his pursuit of the football.

Kragen has three years and two season of eligibility left. This means Cal could redshirt him if they wanted to.

The Golden Bears now have 20 commitments from the class of 2013.

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Topics: Calirfornia Golden Bears, Football, Illinois Fighting Illini, Kyle Kragen, Recruiting

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