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Football: Walk-on news

A local high school standout is heading to Cal as a walk-on.

Jonathan Okanes

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.

  • Bobby

    Great get. Low risk high reward. Danville has produced a lot of good college receivers over the years; nice to see Tedford has taken notice.

  • Larry

    What is a “preferred walk-on spot” at Cal?

  • CamHand

    Most coaches would rather slit their wrists than really let walk ons hang around the team. If the player isn’t up to top level competition then s/he even brings down the level of workouts. There are various terms for it, but a “preferred walk on” is one where the player is actually recruited because the coach thinks there’s a fit, but no one is willing to risk a scholarship. These are the walk ons who actually get some playing time and might get a scholarship one year along the line as a reward if not enough signees.