Signing day joy turns sad for Cal recruit after mom's death

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) The joy of national signing day quickly turned to sorrow for California recruit Poutasi Poutasi.

Shortly after signing his letter of intent on Wednesday to play at Cal, Poutasi found out that his mother, Vaelua Poutasi, had died from complications from diabetes.

Poutasi wrote on his Twitter account that the best day of his life had become the saddest and that he would give up the dream to play college football to see his mother smile and talk again.

Poutasi is a three-star offensive lineman from Las Vegas.


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