This is kind of like a worst kept secret, but it’s finally official that kicker David Seawright is coming to Cal. Since he is a walk-on and hadn’t signed a national letter of intent, Cal wasn’t permitted to acknowledge Seawright was coming until he had completed the appropriate paperwork to enroll in school. He’s now done that.
Seawright is expected to make an immediate impact as a true freshman. There’s a good chance he will immediately handle kickoffs, and he could also push Jordan Kay for field goal duties. Andrew Larson handled kickoffs last season after Tom Schneider got hurt, and both Larson and Schneider have used up their eligibility.
Seawright has a big leg. Over 90 percent of his kickoffs at Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego last year went for touchbacks. He also kicked three field goals of at least 50 yards.