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Bears Add Florida Edge David Reese Through the Portal

January 15, 2023
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The Bears continued to stay busy with the transfer portal, adding Florida edge grad transfer David Reece‍ during his official visit this weekend.

The 6-1/240 OLB/edge was a 4 star 2018 recruit out of Fort Pierce Central (Fort Pierce, Florida) High School with offers from Georgia, Michigan, Florida State, Miami and more but he battled with injuries much of his time at Florida, totaling 15 tackles.

"We're excited to add David to our roster and look forward to him making solid contributions to our team,” said Cal head coach Justin Wilcox.

The Bears hope to capitalize on Reese’s return to health and his athletic potential to add pressure off the edge and give the Bears’ pass rush a boost.

Reese will be a spring enrollee and after the 2023 season is expected to have an opportunity to petition for a medical redshirt to gain a seventh season of collegiate eligibility, much like former Cal DL Luc Bequette. He becomes the Bears’ 11th portal addition and 21st new 2023 addition overall, joining 8 prep and 1 JC transfer in the ‘23 class.

Stay tuned for more from Reese as available after his official visit.

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Bears Add Florida Edge David Reese Through the Portal

6,438 Views | 9 Replies | Last: 11 days ago by southseasbear
BearBones
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Reese has all of the tools that an edge rusher needs. Welcome to the Cal family David!

And congratulations to the Cal coaches and players. You are really doing a great job talking to players in the portal--all high quality players--and telling them what Cal football is all about.
BearoutEast67
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Awesome!
91Cal
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Welcome to the family, David and family! Looking forward to a spectacular season!

Go Bears!
calumnus
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The coaches appear to have identified a clear comparative advantage for Cal in the portal era: guys who were highly rated coming out of high school (ie great athletes) that went to big programs, but due to injury or circumstance have not put up numbers that would catch the attention of the NFL. By coming to Cal for a final year they get both a final opportunity to make on impression on the field, get a Cal grad degree or certificate and see another part of the country (and a great one at that).
TomBear
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Fantastic. I LOVE that we're adding some southern attitude and pride. This guy is relentless, and he knows how to "tackle". Credit to the staff for how they're using the portal. Looks like they've developed a strategy and are maximizing the opportunity. Glad to have this young man join us. It's a win-win for both the team and for him.
FireFighterBest
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Great news!! He looks explosive!
72CalBear
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BearBones said:

Reese has all of the tools that an edge rusher needs. Welcome to the Cal family David!

And congratulations to the Cal coaches and players. You are really doing a great job talking to players in the portal--all high quality players--and telling them what Cal football is all about.
Welcome! And what is Cal football all about? I am wondering myself!!
dimitrig
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72CalBear said:

BearBones said:

Reese has all of the tools that an edge rusher needs. Welcome to the Cal family David!

And congratulations to the Cal coaches and players. You are really doing a great job talking to players in the portal--all high quality players--and telling them what Cal football is all about.
Welcome! And what is Cal football all about? I am wondering myself!!


You see a place…




southseasbear
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dimitrig said:

72CalBear said:

BearBones said:

Reese has all of the tools that an edge rusher needs. Welcome to the Cal family David!

And congratulations to the Cal coaches and players. You are really doing a great job talking to players in the portal--all high quality players--and telling them what Cal football is all about.
Welcome! And what is Cal football all about? I am wondering myself!!


You see a place…





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