Liberty Christian's Collin Gamble (7) returns a punt against the Hyde Park defense at Warrior Stadium last October.

Highly touted Liberty Christian cornerback Collin Gamble made his long-awaited college decision on Sunday afternoon.

The 5-10, 185-pound senior announced via a video posted to his Twitter he had committed to California — currently the 15th-ranked team in the country.

“I took a visit out to Cal and I loved the campus and the game atmosphere,” Gamble said. “I also loved the way that the coaches handled their team and the way they go about developing their players.”

Collin Gamble

Collin Gamble

A three-star prospect, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings, Gamble held offers from several Division I programs, including Michigan, Texas Tech, Notre Dame and Oregon State.

Gamble also held an offer from UNT. He will now join a Cal team that beat the Mean Green 23-17 earlier in the season.

As a junior last season, Gamble intercepted four passes, returning two for touchdowns. He also averaged 27.2 yards per kickoff return, helping lead the Warriors to an 8-5 record and an appearance in the TAPPS Division I state semifinal.

“It really is a blessing,” Gamble said of his commitment to Cal. “I know every says that, but it really is because I know that people would love to be in the same position that I am.

“It has always been a dream for me, and it is extremely special because it just shows that all of my hard work has paid off.”

REECE WADDELL can be reached at 940-566-6869 and via Twitter at @ReeceWaddell15.

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