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Utah State football recruiting: Aggies lose center Patrick Mekari to Cal

Utah State lose three-star lineman Patrick Mekari to Cal.

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Utah State lost a commit on Wednesday when Westlake Village (California) center Patrick Mekari decided to change his commitment to Cal. The two-star offensive lineman's brother, defensive lineman Tony Mekari, plays for the Golden Bears so that definitely had an impact on his decision to switch schools.

The offer from Cal was not expected, and Mekari quickly committed to to play for the Pac-12 school.

"Coach [Tony] Franklin and coach Brandon Jones came by school this morning, and offered," Mekari told Bear Territory. "I think it was about two hours, three hours, from when they offered to when I committed. I talked to my dad about it, I talked to my family about it, and, at the end of the day, I just felt like it was the right decision for me. The education is second-to-none, and it would set me up best for success."

Mekari could be a diamond in the rough and a player that could have made a big impact for the Aggies, and big is the right word to describe the versatile lineman as he stands at 6-feet-5-inches and tips the scales at 300 pounds.

Utah State was his only offer before Cal came in at the last second, and Mekari has not even taken an official visit to Berkley.

The Aggies still have two offensive lineman who are verbally committed in three-star Christian Cronk and two-star Preston Brooksby.