California earns commitment from former UCLA DL Odua Isibor
After a pair of transfer commitments on the offensive line last week, California turned its attention to the defensive line to get the new week started.
On Sunday night, former UCLA defensive lineman Odua Isibor announced his intention to transfer to Cal. The Phoenix native will be a one-and-done player at Cal but chose to spend his final year of college ball with the Golden Bears over significant interest from Auburn.
COMMITTED!! God is Good!! #GoBears pic.twitter.com/vumaiffSWU
— Odua Isibor (@odi_ii) May 16, 2022
Reports coming out of spring practice in Westwood suggested Isibor might be in line to earn a starting role along the Bruin defensive front this upcoming season. After spending his first five seasons with the program filling various roles, Isibor seemingly had a positive spring.
But he entered the transfer portal last month, one of a number of Bruin defenders to exit the program as that side of the ball saw its coaching staff completely remade during the offseason.
The 6-foot-3, 265-pound super senior appeared in 42 of a possible 43 UCLA games since redshirting in 2017. He started each of the team’s final 10 games in 2018 as an outside linebacker but then drew just four starts over his next 30 appearances.
This past season, he totaled 14 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, a pair of sacks, and a forced fumble. Isibor recorded 56 career tackles, 8.5 TFLs, 5.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery.
He joins former Utah man Xavier Carlton at Cal as Pac-12 transfers along the defensive front.