You Don't Know Jack

You need to know a few things about Jack Dreyer: He allowed just a single sack last season, and he has a 4.2 cumulative GPA. Oh, and he plays in a no-huddle spread. Yeah, no wonder Cal offered him on Friday.

San Mateo (Calif.) Serra offensive tackle Jack Dreyer can be boiled down to two numbers. First: His 4.2 cumulative, weighted GPA, bolstered by AP Calculus, AP US History and AP English Literature classes this past scholastic year. Second: One, as in, he allowed just one sack all of last season.

With those two numbers, it's wonder California offensive line coach Zach Yenser fought so hard for him to get an offer during Friday morning's recruiting meeting with the rest of the staff.

"Coach Yenser said that he was really confident that I'm the type of player that they want, based off of my film, and having a chance to be able to talk to me for a while now," Dreyer said. "He says that I have my head on my shoulders, and I have that mentality that I'm looking for a place where not only can I be successful on a football field, but also off the football field, as well.

"He said that that's a characteristic that's really important. You have to be successful in all aspects, and he said my film was something that he enjoyed a lot and seemed to like what he saw."

Yenser liked what he saw so much, that the Bears pulled the trigger on Dreyer – a former teammate of 2014 signee Hamilton Anoa'i -- on Friday, with head coach Sonny Dykes making the call himself.
"Yesterday, I was able to talk to [Yenser], and he made it seem as though he'd be offering me today, and they had a recruiting meeting this morning, and then coach Dykes gave me a call and let me know that I had a scholarship," Dreyer said. "That was awesome. That's a really cool gesture, and I already had a chance to talk with coach Dykes when I was on campus, and it meant a lot that he personally called me."

Dreyer is already more than familiar with Cal, after having visited campus already and speaking multiple times, face-to-face, with Yenser.

"A couple of months ago, I was able to get up to campus, and they obviously have great facilities," Dreyer said. "They just renovated their football facilities, which are awesome. I know a lot about Cal, just being in the Bay Area. Obviously, they have a great legacy of football, and they also are one of the top public universities in the world. It's a great school."

At 6-foot-8, 280 pounds, Dreyer is an imposing force on the left side of the line, but he's also quick and nimble for his size, an attribute that the quick-strike Bear Raid values.

"My pass protection is one of my stronger aspects," Dreyer said. "I think I only had one sack last year, and that's something that I take pride in, being a left tackle, especially. I try to not let anyone get by me, and that seems to be something that I do pretty well."

Dreyer also spent a year in Serra's new, up-tempo, no-huddle spread offense, which, he said, is very similar to the Bear Raid.

"That, I like a lot, because that way, you get to keep the defense on their toes, and at the end of the day, we came out more conditioned than a lot of the teams we came up against, and that was a great asset," Dreyer said of the new offense.

As for how much the similarity in systems would affect his decision down the road?

"It's obviously something that wouldn't hurt, but really, it's not something that's going to be an overwhelming plus to me, because from my past experience, I'm really able to adapt to different playbooks," Dreyer said. "I think that would be something nice, where I could just go in, and, if I did play at a place like Cal, where it's the same scheme and everything, I wouldn't have to miss a beat. I'd just keep on improving in that aspect." Top Stories