4-Star WR Jalen Harvey Decommits from Cal

Tyler DonohueNational Recruiting AnalystOctober 21, 2013

UPDATE (Oct. 22, 9:15 a.m.)

Jalen Harvey committed to Arizona State after ending a six-month verbal pact with California, according to 247Sports. He visited the Sun Devils during the weekend and attended the team's victory over Washington.

The 4-star wide receiver is the 15th member of Arizona State's 2014 recruiting class, which is currently ranked 34th in the country and third in the Pac-12 by 247Sporta. Harvey is the third wide receiver to commit to the Sun Devils, joining fellow 4-star prospect Tyler Whiley (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and 3-star recruit Nick Alexander (Lancaster, Texas).

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The University of California football program has considered wide receiver Jalen Harvey a member of its 2014 recruiting class since April. First-year Golden Bears head coach Sonny Dykes must now cross him off the list, as the El Cerrito (Calif.) High School star reopened his recruitment, according to Scout.com affiliate Devils Digest.

The 6'1", 175-pound prospect was at Arizona State during the weekend. Harvey saw the Sun Devils defeat Washington, 53-24, before confirming his decommitment from PAC-12 rival Cal.

He also holds offers from Oregon, Tennessee and UCLA, among others. Harvey is ranked the nation's No. 20 wide receiver and the state's No. 13 overall prospect by 247Sports.

The Golden Bears gained his commitment on April 16. At the time, Harvey noted the school's proximity to his hometown as a key motivation to commit.

“I just want to stay home,” he told Scout.com reporter Ryan Gorcey in April. “I really want to stay home. My roots are here. I don't mind going somewhere else far, like L.A. or Arizona, but these are my roots. This is where everyone knows me. This is where my family is.” 

Harvey mentioned Arizona as a state he wouldn't mind playing in, and the Sun Devils must certainly be seen as a strong contender to land him. Meanwhile, Cal will search elsewhere for a top target in its high-volume passing attack.

The Golden Bears remain in pursuit of uncommitted wide receivers Trevon Lee (Fort Lauderdale), Michiah Quick (Fresno, Calif.) and Ladarius Wiley (Los Angeles, Calif.).

Cal is currently 1-6. The Golden Bears' 2014 recruiting class is ranked 61st nationally by 247Sports.