That strong start to the 2016 recruiting class Cal currently has, may need to be put on hold after this news.
Just a week after gaining a crucial in-state commitment from Safety Shurod Thompson, recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach Pierre Ingram has lost the opportunity to continue to build the Cal football program.
While losing a coach in late April rather than in mid-December is not nearly as significant, it is never easy to recover from losing a recruiting coordinator. Just last week the Spring evaluation period had begun, and Cal is going to be understaffed until a replacement is named.
Ingram was arrested for the solicitation of a prostitute who was an undercover officer on April 20th, and was almost immediately placed on administrative leave.
Cal released a statement Friday afternoon stating that they had chose not to renew Ingram’s contract, which was set to expire April 30th.
While National Signing Day is still 285 days or so away, it will be very interesting both who Cal decides to hire to replace Ingram, and the timetable it takes to make that hire.
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