Cedric Dozier said earlier this month that Washington held a slight edge in his recruitment but now after Cal has offered the Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes athlete doesn't have a leader and will look at all programs equally.
"A slight edge doesn't really come in handy anymore," Dozier said. "I'd definitely say I like both programs and when it comes down to me making that choice we'll all see what happens."
Dozier is a 5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect who plays quarterback in high school but projects as a defensive back or athlete in college.
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He threw for 1,1181 yards with 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions last season and also rushed for 1,223 yards and 17 scores but said most schools like him at another position.
Washington was the first to offer Dozier, who's included in the Rivals 250 to watch for 2012, and now that Cal has entered the fray he has some thinking to do. A visit to Berkeley could happen this month or next. Both programs are also recruiting Lakes teammate Zach Banner.
"It's really exciting," Dozier said of his new offer.
"It makes me want to work even harder. I know they have a dang good defense. Their defense is pretty good. Not downing their offense or anything but if they could get their offense moving like their defense then they could be a powerhouse.
"I've been in contact with coach (Tosh) Lupoi for a while now. I like that guy. He's a pretty good fellow. He got to check out our basketball games this year so we've definitely been in contact with each other."
Next up for Dozier is a trip to the Badger Sports 7-on-7 in Las Vegas next weekend. Then track season will get busy so he'll put his focus there. Oregon, USC, Oregon State and Boise State are showing interest in him.