Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd cornerback Je'Quari Godfrey stays home and commits to Cal

Cal adds Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd cornerback Je'Quari Godfrey, who started playing football just this past season.


Despite only having played football for one year, three-star cornerback Je'Quari Godfrey had piled up offers from 11 different FBS programs after a stellar junior season, but none of those offers quite held his fancy like the on from his hometown California Golden Bears.

"I'm staying home looking to do big things," Godfrey tweeted.

http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1646002-hometown-offer-exc... Godfrey became the fifth member of Cal's 2017 recruiting class, following three-star defensive tackle Gabe Cherry, four-star receiver Taariq Johnson, three-star receiver Jeremiah Hawkins and three-star athlete Michael Onyemaobi. He's the third prospect to commit to the Bears this month -- and fourth, if you include 2016 five-star late commit Demetris Robertson.

Godfrey originally received his scholarship offer in early February, following a Junior Day visit to Berkeley. It was his second offer, following Hawaii. Before that junior day visit, Godfrey clocked a 4.4-second 40 time.

At 6-foot-2, 175 pounds, the former shooting guard teammate of Cal hoops star Ivan Rabb is a big, rangy corner with very quick footwork.

This season, Godfrey had 20 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, 58 interception return yards on four picks and three passes defended.

Godfrey will be participating in The Opening Regional at DeAnza College tomorrow, along with several players who visited Berkeley over the first two days of the weekend.


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