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Four-star athlete headed to Cal

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Cedric Dozier contemplated his college commitment for a long time and the Lakewood (Calif.) Lakes athlete kept coming back to one truth: He felt most comfortable at Cal and so he decided to make his pledge Sunday.
"I was just praying about it and it took me a lot of time," Dozier said. "I got a lot of signs so I went ahead and did it. Everything there fits me so well and I'll be working with some great coaches.
"I can fit into their offense and everybody knows who Zach Kline is. That dude is a gunslinger so I'm looking forward to getting the ball in my hands and making plays in open spaces. The academics are great too so it's all the above."
Dozier, who could play numerous positions on either side of the ball including receiver or defensive back, said the Golden Bears like him at slot receiver and he's perfectly fine with that.
Rivals.com rates Dozier, a four-star prospect, as the eighth-best athlete, No. 152 recruit in the 2012 class and fourth in the Washington state rankings.
Playing offense and being utilized all over the field is something Dozier, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect, is really looking forward to.
"They're going to use me as a slot receiver doing whatever," Dozier said. "I'll be used as a true athlete."
Having Kline, a four-star quarterback from Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley, in Cal's recruiting class was also a big factor in Dozier's decision.
Playing with a top-notch quarterback was one thing Dozier was looking for and he found it with the Golden Bears.
"That was a big factor," Dozier said. "I don't want to go someplace where I'd only get the ball in my hands only two times a game. That wouldn't be fun."
Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, Vanderbilt and Washington had also offered.
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