Football: Cal adds walk-on WR

Cal has added wide receiver Stephen Anderson of Piedmont Hills as a preferred walk-on. Anderson caught 83 passes for 1,340 yards and 14 touchdowns last season. He reportedly was being pursued by Nevada as well as some other Pac-10 schools.

Jonathan Okanes

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  1. Go Pirates! Piedmont Hills has had a number of excellent academic achievements among it’s alums at Cal, both undergraduate and graduate, Stephen, as long as you don’t count me (jk, kinda). I’ll be watching your career with interest. [PHHS Class of ’89]

  2. What’s the difference between a “preferred” walk-on and a regular walk-on?

  3. H8sRed, I don’t know for certain, but I believe “preferred” is basically getting the scholarship perks (priority enrollment and housing opportunities, like Clark Kerr Campus) while being a normnal pay-your-way student.

  4. i got clark kerr, but that was offset by spending multiple nights in evans hall trying to add econ classes after getting rejected by telebears.

  5. H8, a preferred walk-on is a player who is recruited and assured a spot on the roster but just not offered a scholarship. A regular walk-on has to “make the team” and typically isn’t recruited.

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