It was all but a done deal before Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, Ca) athlete Jordan Genmark Heath made his third trip to Cal for his official visit with his family Friday through today. And as of today, the versatile athlete is the latest member of Cal's 2017 recruiting class.
The 6-2/205 Cal commit stars on both sides of the ball for Cathedral, playing both safety and running back for the 5-0 Dons, compiling 28 tackles on D and four td's on offense with two on the ground and two through the air.
"I pretty much knew what I wanted to do before I came up but wanted my parents to experience everything at Cal, too," said Genmark Heath, who had previously visited for Cal's game vs. USC on Halloween last season and for junior day during spring practice.
"Cal has a certain type of player they're looking for and I think I'm a good fit there. I mean, it's Cal. It's not just any university."
Genmark Heath has only been in the states for less than four years after moving from Sweden when his step father won a green card for the family in the lottery, moving to San Diego to pursue opportunities in aeronautics and to give Jordan an opportunity to play American football as a prep and eventually collegiately and professionally.
On his third visit to Cal, Genmark Heath got to see things more from a student's perspective, attending a sociology class on campus.
The San Diego athlete was hosted by safety Jacob Anderson on Friday and freshman Tre Beck on Saturday night following the game.
"One of the things I really like about the program is how much of a family it is at Cal," said Genmark Heath. "And it's not just the players and the coaches. Even the cleaning staff and everyone else involved with the program are part of their big family there.
"I feel like I fit in well with the team. The guys I hung out with are really hyped about the direction of the program and even though they don't necessarily need to play the young players, a lot of them still play a lot because they've earned their way on the field. Every recruit likes to see things like that."
To view Genmark Heath's junior highlights, click here