Zach Kline and Bryce Treggs played together this past weekend in the Passing Down Elite 7-on-7 Tournament in Northern California and hit it off.
Kline, the Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley pro-style quarterback who's already committed to Cal, and Treggs, a top-level wide receiver from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco who has the Golden Bears as one of his favorites, functioned well from the start and Kline said things only got better from there.
"We threw for an hour before and he and I had an amazing connection from the first throw," Kline said.
"I knew when he was going to break and he knew I was throwing hard even when I was warming up. He knew the ball was going to be there and he had to get his hands up. That hour before, we were ready. It was like I was throwing with him since I was eight years old."
Arizona State, Cal, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Stanford, UCLA, Washington and others have offered Treggs, who finished with 1,010 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in his junior season.
His father, Brian, played in Berkeley and the Golden Bears have always been one of the leaders for Treggs although he is still considering other programs. A good weekend workout with Kline though could go a long way and that is only positive news for Cal fans.
Kline would certainly love to work with Treggs throughout his college career. After only one 7-on-7 event, Kline said he knows he and Treggs have a good thing going.
"The biggest thing for me is to know when I throw it I'm going to have a guy that comes down with the ball," Kline said. "Having Bryce as that kind of guy is huge.
"I knew every time we needed a touchdown or a big play I was going to look to Bryce first because I trusted him. Even if he had two guys on him I was going to throw it to a spot where he could get it and I knew he was going to come down with the ball.
"That puts so much stress off you as the quarterback. Every play you don't have to be the big-play guy. You just have to throw it to the guy who you know is going to make a big play every time he catches it and then score or get a big gain. I just have to do my job of throwing the ball."