Tedford has high praise for senior quarterback Zach Maynard in post-practice comments.
Golden Bears four weeks away from 2012 season opener at Memorial Stadium vs. Nevada on Sept. 1.
Season opener at Memorial Stadium scheduled for Sept. 1 vs. Nevada.
2012: Cal's No. 4 recruit according to Athlon, who also has him at No. 39 among the nation's top wide receiver recruits ... checks in at No. 57 among the country's top freshman receivers according to Phil Steele ... expected to start his Cal career as a wide receiver.
LAKES HS: Played primarily at wide receiver as a 2011 senior after spending his 2009 sophomore and 2010 junior prep campaigns as a dual-threat quarterback ... was also cornerback on the defensive side of the ball as a prep ... participated in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl following his senior season when his offensive stats included 28 receptions for 479 yards and five touchdown catches, 34 rushes for 291 yards and three TDs, as well as 17-of-20 passing for 238 yards, three touchdowns and a 141.0 quarterback rating ... added 13 tackles and an interception on defense as a senior ... had a huge campaign on the ground as a junior with 1,223 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns on 183 rushes, and was 91-of-142 for 1,181 yards with 13 TDs through the air to lead the league in passing while ranking second in rushing and scoring ... a three-year starter who played four seasons of varsity football with his team going 11-1 overall and 5-0 in the SPSL to win a league title in each of the four campaigns, with his junior team reaching the state semifinals and all four of his team's losses coming in their final game of the season ... ranked as the nation's No. 12 athlete according to Rivals, while Scout had him at No. 19 and ESPN at No. 46 ... the nation's No. 24 cornerback according to Scout ... was also on a MaxPreps list for the nation's best cornerbacks and safeties but with no specific rankings ... listed as the nation's No. 152 player overall by Rivals and No. 292 according to Scout ... a four-star recruit by Rivals and Scout, while ESPN and MaxPreps gave him three ... ESPN said "Dozier is essentially a running back playing as a dual-threat, dangerous quarterback at the high school level. He will make the transition to either running back, wide receiver or cornerback at the next level and possesses the physical gifts to be a nice fit at all three. He is explosive and displays very good play speed. He has great feet and initial quickness." ... MaxPreps says "He's as coachable as they come."
PERSONAL: Full name is Cedric D. Dozier ... born February 5, 1993 ... raised along with his cousins Gerard and Quentin Thomas by his aunt Barbara Thomas ... major is undeclared.
LAST UPDATED: July 23, 2012