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Montana State OL Reimer Talks About His Commitment to Cal

December 19, 2023

The Bears made a key addition Monday with the commitment of 1st Team All-Big Sky Conference OT Rush Reimer‍. Before his Cal commitment, he held offers from Texas Tech, Purdue, Oregon State, Boise State, Kansas State and more.

As a soph in 2022, Reimer started all 14 games and played on an offensive line that finished second in the FCS in rushing and eighth in fewest sacks allowed.

"Cal going to the ACC is kind of what I want in a program to progress my chances of getting into the NFL," Reimer said. "I think there's some good competition there. And I think Cal will have the team next year to do it and to have a winning season.

“The other big part of it is I actually was being recruited here in high school, but never got an offer so I've kind of always wanted to come to Cal. And I like the idea of a change of scenery. I've been in Montana for three and a half years and I'm a city kid to start out with. So yeah, I think that's sort of big. I think it'll be a healthy change of scenery.

“The academic part is really big for me, too. I’m looking at potentially doing Cal’s Entrepreneurship or Real Estate Investment graduate certificate programs.”


Reimer’s familiarity with a pair of Bears helped give him the comfort level that Cal was the right choice for him.

"Yeah, TJ Session played at Montana State, too, and we were good friends when he was here and still are so TJ played a big part in my interest. Isaiah Ifanse played a big part in that, too. So it's kind of like a pipeline now, keep it flowing.

"They have nothing but good things to say about Cal. They both loved it. So I take their word for it.
Isaiah ran so hard.  Isaiah's definitely one of if not the greatest running back I've played with. Isaiah, I don't know how the hell he toted that rock."

Though the Cal staff got in on him fairly recently with him only being recently available in the transfer portal, Reimer likes what he’s seen and heard about Cal OL Coach and new offensive coordinator Mike Bloesch.

"Coach Bloesch and I, we haven't had much time to create a relationship but I like him,” Reimer said. “He's an awesome guy. I like the way he coaches so I think we're gonna have a good relationship. And TJ has nothing but good things to say about him."

Reimer made his commitment while on his official visit that he’s wrapping up today with an extended personal day.

“It's kind of like a personalized for me today,” Reimer said yesterday. “I did all the tours yesterday. But today and tomorrow. I'm just kind of hanging out with TJ and doing my own thing. A big thing I love is the food. Oh my gosh, the food is so good. I had soul food last night. I hadn't had that in forever. And things are still open past midnight. If I tried to get food right now in Bozeman, I'd be out of luck.”

Reimer’s commitment came right on the heels of transfer commitments from Notre Dame DT Aidan Keanaaina‍ and Idaho cornerback Marcus Harris‍ and is the 21st addition to the 2024 class. He will officially sign tomorrow and be a spring enrollee for 2024.

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