football player Shon Akins has committed to the California football program, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.
The GDP reported that the cornerback's speed, 4.44 seconds in the 40-yard dash, had much to do with getting into the Pac-12 program, in addition to knowing Ashley Ambrose, the Golden Bears' defensive backs coach.
Ambrose was also the cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons for 13 years.
"I have a great relationship with Coach Ambrose," Akins told the GDP. "I heard my recruiting coordinator got the tape and looked at it and decided to offer me. ... Coach Ambrose has ties here. His family lives here [in Gwinnett], and I work out with one of his ex-teammates [former Falcon Ray Buchanan]."
For the full story, check it out on the Gwinnett Daily Post website.