BERKELEY -- Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill quarterback Ben Wooldridge took over for Wake Forest signee Kyle Kearns last season, guiding the Falcons to a 12-1 overall record, falling to Concord (Calif.) De La Salle in the North Coast Section Division I final.
"We're looking pretty good," Wooldridge said of Foothill's spring preparations, which prevented him from coming out to Berkeley for the full day on Saturday, during Cal's seven-on-seven camp. "The first two weeks of spring were all about getting everyone in rhythm, connected and on point, so we all know what we're doing."
Wooldridge has gained three inches and 20 pounds since his freshman year, and on Sunday, during the Golden Bears' one-day skills camp, he was with the top group of quarterbacks that included 2019 signal-callers Ryan Hilinski and Hank Bachmeier.
"I talked to [offensive coordinator Jake Spavital] on certain routes, and he gave me routes he wanted to see me throw," Wooldridge said. "He gave me tips on what footwork to use ... I did OK. There's always room to be better."
While Spavital has not yet gone out to Foothill to check out Wooldridge, Washington, Fresno State, Nevada, Boise State and UNLV have. He began talking to Nevada late last week.
"Washington, I've talked to a lot, Fresno state a little bit with coach [Burl] Toler," Wooldridge said. Toler, of course, a former Bear player and graduate assistant, took the wide receivers coaching job with the Bulldogs this offseason, and returned to Berkeley on Sunday to represent the Fresno State staff and identify talent.
Wooldridge will be heading out to Fresno State's camp, and then up to Washington for the Huskies' quarterback camp.
"[Washington] says they really like me, they like my film and my potential," Wooldridge said. "They invited me a while back, and I've been talking to them ever since. They really want me to come up there."
As a freshman last season, Wooldridge passed for 2,028 yards and 19 touchdowns.