Football: Cal building a WR class

The Bears reportedly have received an oral commitment from athlete Cedric Dozier out of Washington. Dozier is believed to be head to Cal to play wide receiver. Dozier had offers from much of the Pac-12, among others.

If Dozier ends up at WR, that means Cal already has three wide receivers among its eight oral commitments so far, with the others being five-star recruit Bryce Treggs as well as Kenneth Walker.

If Shaq Thompson winds up at Cal as many believe he still will, he’s expected to play wide receiver as well. That could give the Bears one of the top WR classes in the country, and there could be others.

It’s a good thing, too. The receiving corps would look pretty thing without an influx of talent next season. The Bears are losing Marvin Jones, Michael Calvin and Coleman Edmond. That would leave Keenan Allen and not much else, especially with the academic status of Kaelin Clay up in the air. Certainly, these incoming freshmen know they have a chance to play right away at Cal, possibly even start.


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.

  • JMod

    I thought I read Shaq Thompson was starting to like Oregon and Washington more than Cal, could be wrong on that (I hope I am)

  • Kyle

    Good to hear. I like how you mentioned Coleman Edmond just because he is a senior. He’s made about 3 catches in his career. hahahahaha. Hopefully someone can get these guys the ball with some consistency. Go Bears!!

  • Raf

    After reading Shaq’s comments about OR… sounds like Cal is done.

  • Jackson

    Smart move by Shaq, taking free trips.

    Watch five free games on the road. Every recruit who gets this chance should do it.

    Cal still has to be leading for his service though….

  • Crawford

    Still have to have a decent QB throwing to them, which we cleary dont…

  • Juancho

    I cant blame shq if he goes to oregon. I went to Cal because we dominate academically. But if i was a top football recruit instead of nerd, why wouldnt i want to go to a consistently elite program?

    Lets hope shaq cares about academics too. But if ge cares about football and nothing else…???? Thats like us saying wed go to usc or another safety school when were elite academics.

  • Calduke

    Is recruit Kenny Walker a WR or RB??

    It won’t matter how many ‘starred’ WRs, QBs & RBs show up.
    The offensive line will determine their success.

  • Meep.

    Well, the good thing for Shaq is that Cal is an NFL pipeline. We’re just pumping players into the pros at an astounding rate for a school that’s far from a powerhouse. He’ll see a lot of playing time at Cal whatever position he plays, so I do see him continuing to like us.