Joe Mixon's favorite blocker – 2015 Oakley (Calif.) Freedom offensive lineman Dominic Fredrickson -- now has an offer from one of the five-star running back's top four teams: California.
"I was after school for about 15, 20 minutes, and my coach told me to call coach [Zach] Yenser and I gave him a call, we talked for a little bit, and he gave me the offer," Fredrickson beamed.
Fredrickson – a three-star, 6-foot-3, 300-pound center -- has been to Berkeley just a bit more often than Mixon – and just about any other prospect – this season. Since the summer, he's been to campus a whopping seven times.
"I watched the offensive line quite a bit when I was out there at the games," Fredrickson said. "At the beginning of the season, they were playing pretty well, and they regressed a little bit, but the last game I went to, they were playing pretty well, giving [Jared] Goff time to throw."
He's not done with his trips up to Berkeley, either. He plans to come out to several spring practices in Berkeley, and hopes to come camping with the Bears during the summer.
"I'll definitely be out there for the spring, and if I have the chance, I'll probably attend the camp," Fredrickson said. "I'll definitely be out there for spring practices."
The offer is Fredrickson's second, after UCLA, and it's clear that it means a lot for the junior.
"It's definitely big, because I've been around so much," Fredrickson said. "It's big, because I've been there the whole year, and I've gotten to see them work through the problems that they've had with all the young players, so I'm looking forward to the future."
Cal came out to see Fredrickson and Mixon the second week of the prep season, and what they saw was that Fredrickson is a bulldog on the line. As much as Mixon likes running behind Fredrickson, that's how much he likes blocking for Mixon. The thought of continuing that relationship in college has certainly crossed Fredrickson's mind.
"I was talking to him, and that's something that I want to do," Fredrickson said. "We'll see who he comes down to in the end, but that'll definitely be something that would be nice. You can tell when he's running the ball. He's such a good athlete that you can tell [from the way defenders react]. Blocking for his runs is always good, because you seal a guy off, he gets to the corner and he'll get seven, eight yards, guaranteed."
Yenser told Fredrickson that he likes the 2015 prospect's aggressiveness.
"He said when they came down to watch me, they could tell that I had a really good passion for the game, and I love to play the game," Fredrickson said.
Fredrickson has a 3.0 GPA overall.
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