Considering the monstrous season that Jared Goff is in line to have, it seems like his days in a Cal uniform might be numbered. Behind Goff, Cal has a healthy stable of quarterbacks with a true backup in redshirt freshman Chase Forrest and a solid third-stringer in true freshman Ross Bowers. As of now, Cal has two verbal commitments at the quarterback position in Max Gilliam and Armani Rogers, but there is a popular belief that we might lose one of them as they hear from other schools.
In case that happens, Cal seems to have found a solid plan B in Jack Abraham.
Even though Abraham is currently committed to Tulane, Cal seems to be the trendy pick for the quarterback out of Oxford in Mississippi.
Just received an offer from Cal #GoldenBears pic.twitter.com/9bjxjVh5IH— Jack Abraham (@jackabraham30) August 18, 2015
How does Abraham feel about his recent Cal offer? Courtney Cronin of the Clarion-Ledger has more.
"That's one thing I like about them. Their offense is our offense at Oxford," he said. "What I do would fit really well in their system. That's what the coaches from there have been telling me. (Current Cal QB) Jared Goff is leaving next year for the NFL or something like that and I can come there and have a chance to start my freshman year, which is wild to think about. I feel like I could go over there and fit in what they do. They throw the ball around a lot, kind of no-huddle. They've definitely been using that as a tool to recruit me."
He also has some interesting tidbits about other Mississippi prospects that Cal is trying to land.
"They're trying to get (Oxford wide receiver) D.K. (Metcalf), Jordan (Duncan) and (Starkville wide receiver) A.J. (Brown) over there," Abraham said. "They already had one quarterback drop off and they said found three guys that they were going to recruit. I was their their top guy so they went ahead and offered me."
Abraham plays in a similar up-tempo offense to Cal's, and does a good job of getting rid of the ball quickly. He is able to make accurate throws downfield. Its easy to tell the benefits of having an elite receiver to throw to, as he often launches it downfield to Metcalf who is already 2-3 steps ahead of the cornerback by the time the ball reaches him. Fortunately, his tape shows that he is able to release the ball quickly and make accurate downfield throws. However, it will be interesting to see how Abraham fares in college without a receiver who is light years ahead of his competition.
- 247sports: 3 stars (85), 46th best pocket passing Quarterback
- Scout: 3 stars, 69th best pocket passing Quarterback
- ESPN: 3 stars (76), 30th best dual-threat Quarterback
- Rivals: 2 stars (5.3)