Football: Whiteside will “probably” grayshirt

Our own Jon Wilner spoke briefly with Jeff Tedford before Pac-10 media day today and asked him about the status of incoming freshman linebacker Cecil Whiteside.

“It looks like he’ll probably grayshirt. We still don’t have the final evaluation (from the NCAA),” Tedford said.

Tedford said if Whiteside does indeed grayshirt, he’ll probably enroll in a junior college for the fall before coming to Cal for the spring.

Tedford also said Whiteside probably would redshirt anyway even if he was eligible. “It would be hard to break in to our linebacking unit,” he said.

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Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.