2015 Texas OL Talks Cal Offer

Cal gets into the thick of things for a rising 2015 offensive lineman, battling TCU, Texas Tech and rival Stanford for a 2015 Texas OL, but could his classmates actually turn the tide in Cal's favor?

Conner Dyer doesn't like any other sports.

The 6-foot-5, 276-pound offensive tackle out of Mesquite (Tex.) Horn really doesn't even watch that much football. He just likes to knock some heads around.

"Honestly, I did not watch that much football. Really, mostly the fun is from playing the game," said Dyer, who was offered by California offensive line coach Zach Yenser on July 23.

Dyer is the prototypical offensive lineman for the new Bear Raid scheme, though in high school, he's operating on a more "run-it-down-your-throat kind of team."

While his 10-minute conversation with Yenser only probed the surface, it's in fact been Dyer's classmates who have been telling him the most about Berkeley.

"Before I started getting recruited by people out of California, I never really paid any attention to their teams," said Dyer, who also has an offer from Stanford. "Actually, a lot of my friends from school are in love with Cal, so I have a lot of people telling me that I definitely need to give them some huge consideration. It's just a dream school, I would say, for a lot of people, other student-athletes."

Dyer came out to the Golden State last month as part of the Cardinal's prospect camp, and also has offers from TCU and Texas Tech.

"It was really nice. It was my first time being out there ever. It was very nice," Dyer said of the Stanford camp.

Since he got his offer from the Bears right after coming out to camp, he's made no plans to make a return trip anytime soon, seeing as he has quite some time to make a decision.

"I'm in no rush," Dyer said. "I did not expect [the offer] whatsoever. That was my first time talking to them, to be honest, so my coach shot me their number, and I called them up and he told me that they thought I was a really good player, and he wanted me to play at his school."

Academically, Dyer boasts a 3.5 overall GPA.

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