It’s been about six weeks since Ventura, Calif., St. Bonaventure offensive lineman Casey Roddick last reeled in a scholarship offer, but the three-star 2017 prospect has told Scout that one school he was high on back in July is still nestled near the top of the list.
It’s the school that beat Texas 50-43 on Sept. 17; a game that saw Roddick on the sidelines and saying afterwards “that game blew me away.”
“Cal is high on my mind and high on my list still,” Roddick said following the Seraphs’ 27-10 road win over Thousand Oaks on Oct. 7.
On the Golden Bears’ side, Cal has done its part to try to keep Roddick interested in the Berkeley campus with offensive line coach Brandon Jones calling the 6-foot-4, 342-pounder’s cell.
“I actually talked to coach Jones on Thursday night (before the Thousand Oaks game),” Roddick said.
Roddick, who is currently manning the left tackle spot for the Seraphs, has repeatedly said that he likes the Bears' academic reputation. While he admits that his preference is plowing the road in the rushing attack – which isn’t always a staple of Cal football in the Sonny Dykes era – Roddick is still open about his potential role on the Bears’ line if he were to commit to Cal.
“I mean, I’m not the biggest fan of the Air Raid offense and I like to pound the rock (on offense), but if I do like offenses that pass the ball and get yards. Whatever it takes to win and get championships, I want to be a part of that,” Roddick said.
His next road trips are to Utah and San Diego State for his official visits, with Roddick confirming to Scout that he plans to take his official to Salt Lake City on Oct. 29 when the No. 24 ranked Utes take on No. 5 Washington. A visit to SDSU is still not set in stone.
What’s also not set in stone for Roddick? The day he announces his commitment from his pool of nine offers.
Said Roddick: “Everything is still up in the air. I want to keep my recruiting process open and once National Signing Day comes, I want to make the decision that will impact the rest of my life. When that comes around, I’ll make that decision.”