Cal landed one of the best two way performers in the West region last night when Tucson (Ariz.) Sabino athlete Cody Jones announced for the Bears. Jones tripped to Cal back in November and visited Oregon this past weekend. He canceled a scheduled trip for Colorado set next week.
"It call came down to one thing, Coach Tedford's contract extension," Sabino head coach Jay Campos said. "That was always in the back of Cody's mind and once Tedford signed it, it made it basically a done deal for Cody. He loved his trip to Cal but also really liked Oregon too.
"Both are great schools in the Pac 10 and he wanted to play in the Pac 10. Coach Tedford came in for a home visit last night and that really sealed the deal. Cal is a great school and Cody liked not only the football program but the academic side there and knows if something happens on the field, a Cal education is a great thing to fall back on."
Jones, 6-4, 220 pounds was recruited to play defensive end at Cal but could also end up at tight end down the road.
"Coach Tedford told me they want to start him out on defense but also said, don't be surprised if he we move him to tight end in a few years," Campos said. "I personally think tight end is his best position because he has good size and speed and is a playmaker. He has only played tight end for one year but caught 200 balls for 500 yards and six touchdowns for us this year.
"Cody doesn't care where he plays, he said he'll play whatever gets him on the field the fastest. He's just a great kid and his parents did a great job raising him. I think he'll really do well in college and has a great future ahead of him."