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Football: Bears add sixth 2014 prospect

Looks like it was a productive recruiting week for the Bears while I was off on vacation.

(And to all of you, including the omni-present Juancho, thanks for keeping the conversation going here while I was absent).

First, as most of you no doubt know by now, quarterback Luke Rebenzer of Saguaro HS in Scottsdale, Ariz., committed last week. Then, on Monday, running back Vic Enwere of Fort Bend Austin HS in Sugar Land, Texas, became the sixth player to join Cal’s class of 2014.

Rebenzer is just 6-foot, 186 pounds, but is accurate and mobile. His size may not matter as much in the Bears’ new offense, but coach Sonny Dykes and offensive coordinator Tony Franklin apparently were sold on his skillset.

As a junior, Rebenzer completed 68.7 percent of his passes for 2,834 yards with 36 touchdowns and just six interceptions. He also rushed for 1,184 yards and 10 touchdowns. Add it up and he contributed 4,018 yards of passing and running, an average of 334.8 yards per game, and 11.5 yards per play.

The kid is a first down machine.

The Sabercats were 8-4, averaging 46.6 points per game, including at least 55 in five games.

Rebenzer also reportedly is smart, as evidenced by the fact that he was offered by Columbia and all three military service academies.

Enwere is the second running back to commit to Cal, which no doubt still has its sights set on 5-star prospect Joe Mixon of Freedom-Oakley. Enwere, a 3-star prospect, is rated as the nation’s No. 53 running back by Rivals.com, No. 54 by ESPN and No. 77 by Scout.com. Everyone has an opinion.

He reportedly rushed for more than 1,600 yards and 16 touchdowns last season and was district MVP.

Enwere comes from a different high school but the same Texas town as legendary prep star Ken Hall, known as the “Sugar Land Express.” From 1950-53, Hall rushed for 11,232 yards, including more than 4,000 as a senior.

At 6-1, 213 pounds, Enwere picked the Bears over the likes of Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri, Colorado and Utah.

Jeff Faraudo

  • Juancho

    Thanks for the nice mention Jeff. And welcome back.

  • The Wisdom Cow

    Enwere’s measurable are pretty awesome, good potential for a power back with above average speed.

  • kotempman

    Yes, welcome back Jeff and thanks for the info on recruiting and everything else. I compare CAL football with our new staff to my train I’m running tonight from LA to San Luis Obispo, my home. We are starting out with 3 big engines (coaches) with18,000 horse power with a few cars ( current athletes ) and picking up some moderate load cars (3 stars) at Oxnard and then moving on down the line and picking up several heavy cars (4 stars) at Santa Barbara and then a special order to pick up one extremely heavy and dangerous car (Mixon) at Surf in Lompoc. By the time I pull into San Luis Obispo in the morning we will have one important and heavy train ( new era of CAL football ). May I have a safe trip tonight with no problems or derailments and may Cal have the same kind of season. Go Bears!!!!!

  • Juancho

    Kotempman the official transportation czar of the bear talk blog. Have a safe trip. And good analogy.

  • Eric

    This kid also go an offer from Wisconsin.

  • ConcordBear

    Really good looking prospects that have verbally committed to become Bears.
    Like the work being put in by the new staff.
    Especially impressed with the quality of student athlete and character being pursued.
    We are an elite institution and should appeal to the best and brightest!

  • Crawford

    Welcome back Jeff…I think most recruits will wait to see how this new Bear Raid works and the type of style of plays Sonny brings to both sides of the ball before lading a higher ranked player. Looking forward to the process