Cameron Goode Talks Cal Commitment
Off the field, new California linebacker commit Cameron Goode describes himself as “kind of reserved,” and indeed, he’s loathe to talk about himself. On the field, though, he says he “bring[s] a lot of excitement,” and it’s hard to argue.
“My biggest selling point is my length and my speed,” Goode said.
At 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, Goode is long and lean with a 4.5-second 40-yard time, making him a big, fast and, yes, exciting, tallying nearly 100 tackles this past season for Spring (Tex.) Klein Collins.
There’s not much out there on Goode – who chose the Bears over Boston College, Kansas, Fresno State, Iowa State and Louisiana-Lafayette – but he can play sideline to sideline, is a tackling machine, and, as he says, he’s “all over the place.”
In May, Cal special teams coordinator and Texas recruiter Mark Tommerdahl offered Goode, and then shortly thereafter, visited him in person. It took him about a month and change, but Goode – who has “straight A’s” in school – realized that Cal’s academics were too good a draw to pass up.
“They have great academics, and it’s just a great chance to play football,” Goode said. “One day, my coach called me and told me that Cal offered me, and from there, we started talking and they got me interested.”
Goode’s mother is a nurse, so he hopes to study physical therapy.
Listed as an outside linebacker, Goode hasn’t discussed with the Bears what position he’d play exactly – strong side or weak side – but his length and athleticism should allow him to play well off the edge, no matter which side he’s patrolling.
“They seemed really excited, and welcoming,” Goode said of the Cal staff.
Goode has not met any of his future teammates – even those from the state of Texas – in person, but he received plenty of congratulatory texts and tweets following his pledge. He plans to make his official visit to Berkeley “probably after the season.”
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