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.