Cal Has A Lot To Offer Prueitt

Cal Has A Lot To Offer Prueitt

Buchanan (Fresno) High School Offensive Tackle Justin Prueitt became Cal's 6th commit for the Class of '06 with an official commitment to Cal Head Coach Jeff Tedford Friday afternoon on campus in Berkeley.

The big 6-5, 274 lb. Defensive/Offensive Tackle made the trip up from Fresno with his family to follow up after a recent offer from the Cal program to meet with the staff and get a better understanding of the program before giving Tedford the word that he's going to be a Bear.

"I had been planning to go to USC's Rising Seniors Camp this week where their coaches were going to further evaluate me and decide whether or not they'd offer", said Prueitt. They told me I was the #6 offensive lineman on their board.

"USC's got a great program and just won the National Championship but that doesn't have much to do with what the program will look like when I'm in school. Besides the championship, to me, Cal has so much more to offer. They have a great staff and program. They have the best education, bar-none. The weather's great. I like the area the school is in rather than being in the middle of a big city. The way the system is set up for athletes and their education is great. It's just the whole package."

Prueitt played some offensive tackle at Buchanan last season but primarily focused on the defensive side of the ball. He plans to continue to play DL this season while gradually working in more on the offensive line.

"Coach Tedford said they really liked my quick feet and agility. Another of my strengths is my ability to play low off the ball and my lateral speed."

With a 5.0 forty run recently at USC and a max bench press of 345 to go along with a vertical of 27 inches, Prueitt possesses the good combination of size, speed and strength valued in Cal linemen.

Prueitt was also offered by Fresno State and was being strongly pursued by Colorado recently. He possesses a 3.1 gpa and 1440 SAT and would like to pursue a business administration major in college.

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