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Two Mid-Year Enrollees Begin at Cal
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  01/17/2012

Jan. 17, 2012

2012 Cal Football: Season-Ticket Info/Memorial Stadium

BERKELEY -Two highly-regarded members of Cal's 2012 football recruiting class have enrolled in school and began attending classes Tuesday on the first day of the spring semester. QB Zach Kline (Danville, CA/San Ramon Valley HS) and OL Christian Okafor (Houston, TX/Westbury HS) graduated from their respective high schools in December and are slated to participate in the Golden Bears' practices this spring.

Kline is rated the nation's No. 3 quarterback by Rivals and was a high school All-American in 2011, participating in the Under Armour All-America Game and also being listed by SuperPrep as an All-American. In addition to his ranking by Rivals, Kline is listed among the nation's top quarterbacks by Scout (No. 4), ESPN (No. 4) and MaxPreps (No. 6 pro style). He ranks as high as the No. 44 player overall nationally according to Rivals. Kline was named the Gatorade California Football Player of the Year, the Bay Area News Group's East Bay Offensive Player of the Year and a first-team member of the San Francisco Chronicle's All-Metro squad as a senior when he completed 230-of-341 passes for a school-record 67.4 completion percentage, a school-record-tying 36 touchdowns and 3,630 passing yards to rank fourth in the state of California and No. 18 nationally. He is a four-star recruit of ESPN, MaxPreps, Scout, Rivals and 247Sports.

Okafor is a four-star recruit according to ESPN and MaxPreps. ESPN ranks him No. 30 nationally among offensive tackles, while Scout has him at No. 34.

The remainder of Cal's 2012 football recruiting class is expected to be announced on National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Cal football will return to a renovated Memorial Stadium in 2012, opening its season at home against Nevada on Saturday, Sept. 1. The Bears' seven-game home slate will also feature Pac-12 contests against Arizona State, Oregon, Stanford, Washington and UCLA, as well as a non-conference tilt against Southern Utah. For more information on the stadium and season-ticket options for 2012, visit CaliforniaMemorialStadium.com.

2012 CAL FOOTBALL MID-YEAR ENROLLEES

NAME - POS, HT, WT, YR, EXP - HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)
Zach Kline - QB, 6-2, 205, Fr., HS - Danville, CA (San Ramon Valley HS)
Christian Okafor - OL, 6-6, 310, Fr., HS - Houston, TX (Westbury HS)

Zach Kline - QB, 6-2, 205, Fr., HS
Danville, CA (San Ramon Valley HS)
Has enrolled at Cal for the 2012 spring semester, began taking classes in Berkeley and is expected to take part in practices this spring ... rated among the nation's top quarterbacks by Rivals (No. 3), Scout (No. 4), ESPN (No. 4) and MaxPreps (No. 6 pro style) ... also listed by all four entities among the nation's top players overall, showing up as high as No. 44 on the Rivals list, No. 58 according to ESPN, No. 123 by Scout and No. 144 according to MaxPreps ... California's No. 7 player overall according to ESPN, while Rivals has him at No. 10 in the state ... a four-star recruit according to ESPN, MaxPreps, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports ... played in the 2012 Under Armour All-America Game and was 5-of-10 for 92 yards, including a 32-yard touchdown pass that rated No. 3 on ESPN's Top 10 Plays of the Day ... also listed as an All-American by SuperPrep ... named the Gatorade California Football Player of the Year, the Bay Area News Group's East Bay Offensive Player of the Year and a first-team member of the San Francisco Chronicle's All-Metro squad as a senior when he led the North Coast Section with 3,630 passing yards (second-highest total in school history) to also rank fourth in the state of California and No. 18 nationally ... also completed 230-of-341 passes for a school-record 67.4 completion percentage and a school-record-tying 36 touchdowns with seven interceptions for a quarterback rating of 129.0 to lead his senior squad to a 10-4 overall record ... reached the North Coast Section title game before a loss to eventual California Open Division Bowl champ De La Salle ended both his senior season and prep career ... threw for at least one touchdown in 13 of 14 games and passed for at least 200 yards on 12 occasions as a senior, including a career-high 337 vs. California in a game in which he also equaled a career best with five touchdowns passes to earn MaxPreps Player of the Week honors ... added eight rushing touchdowns and 210 yards on the ground as a senior ... passed for 1,978 yards and 10 touchdowns during an All-East Bay League junior season, connecting on 164-of-278 passes (59.0%) ... ESPN says "Kline is a very efficient, polished and fundamentally sound quarterback prospect that has some swagger to his game. He is accurate, athletic and plays with poise and nice awareness in the pocket."

Christian Okafor - OL, 6-6, 310, Fr., HS
Houston, TX (Westbury HS)
Has enrolled at Cal for the 2012 spring semester, began taking classes in Berkeley and is expected to take part in practices this spring ... a four-star recruit according to ESPN and MaxPreps, while Rivals, Scout and 247Sports give him three stars ... ranks No. 30 nationally among offensive tackles according to ESPN, No. 34 by Scout and No. 67 by Rivals ... MaxPreps also has him on a list of the nation's top tackles without giving him a specific numerical ranking ... ESPN lists him as the No. 39 player overall in the state of Texas while Rivals has him at No. 97 ... an All-Region selection of both Prepstar and SuperPrep ... ESPN says "[Okafor] has the size and athleticism for the offensive tackle position at the BCS level of play. We see good potential for growth over time."


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