On Sunday, California snagged the first member of its 2018 recruiting class in quarterback Adrian Martinez, out of Clovis (Calif.) Clovis West, and the 14th member of the Bears' 2017 class in offensive lineman Casey Roddick.
Martinez has long been thought to be a Cal lean, even after offers from Utah and Miami. Though only a three-star now, Martinez is one of the top young quarterbacks on the West Coast, and by the time his season is done, and the next round of evaluations are made, he's likely going to be one of the top quarterbacks in the nation. Martinez has thrown for 2,323 yards this season, and run for over 1,200, and at 6-foot-3, 185, he's a long, lean and athletic runner, with a big and accurate arm, completing 60.4% of his passes this season, avraging 11.5 yards per completion and averaging 7.9 yards per rushing attempt, with 14 touchdowns.
Cal's second commit came literally minutes after Martinez announced, as Roddick made the call to the Cal staff at noon. Roddick -- and good friend Michael Saffell -- provide the Bears just what they needed in this class, and that's interior linemen. Chris Borrayo and Dominic Granado are gone after this season, and Jeremiah Stuckey has already retired. Dwayne Wallace will graduate after next season. We can see the likes of Ryan Gibson and Semisi Uluave making their way into the starting lineup next year on the inside, but having the likes of Saffell and Roddick -- two of the best road graders in Southern California -- coming up North is a big coup for offensive line coach Brandon Jones.
BEYOND THE COMMITMENT: MICHAEL SAFFELL (Members)
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