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NorCal Tight End Jake Houseworth Commits to Cal

June 23, 2024
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The Bears picked up their 12th commitment of the 2024 class with today’s announcement from Fortuna Union tight end Jacob Houseworth‍ a week after his official visit to Cal.

"The coaching staff and everybody down there with me come from a small town, I loved it there," Houseworth said. Downtown Berkeley, people always telling me it's big city, blah, blah, blah, but it just felt like a little town to me, like a community. It just felt good down there and I enjoyed being there and having my official last weekend. It was just it was great.

"Being able to be around all the players and everything was definitely helpful. A positive vibe was definitely something I was looking for. Another thing that's important to me is somewhere where my mom is comfortable sending me because mom's a big part of my life and I just want her to also be happy and comfortable where she's sending me. And the bay area, I mean, it's great down there and I think it'd be able to enjoy down there. And of course, the academics there are really important to me, too. That's a big part of my decision."

The 3 star 6-4/225 Fortuna tight end both ran and caught the ball as a junior, rushing for 778 yards in 94 carries (8/4 ypc) and pulling in 13 receptions as well. He held offers from WSU, OSU, SDSU, SJSU and more before committing to Cal.

Houseworth joins RB Anthony League‍, WR Meyer Swinney‍, OL Ben Howard‍, DE Ike Okafor‍, edge Lebron Williams‍, linebackers Carter Jones‍, Ke’Breion Winston and Beckham Barney‍ as well as CB Kaden Cook‍ and safety Jae’on Young in Cal’s 2025 recruiting class to date and is the second commit from the prior weekend visitors.

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NorCal Tight End Jake Houseworth Commits to Cal

3,556 Views | 6 Replies | Last: 25 days ago by BearOnABike
Goobear
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Jake welcome to you and your family to Cal Football! Wishing you the best of success on and off the field.Go Bears!
BearoutEast67
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Great take on Berkeley. It does feel like a small town in weird, quirky ways.
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91Cal
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Welcome to the Cal family, Jacob and the entire Houseworth family! We are looking forward to watching you develop and excel on and off the field! Go Bears!
Big C
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Jake, fantastic news that you're choosing Cal! Go Bears!!!
TheDuke!!!
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I'm really impressed with this kid.

A few notes:

1. Big frame. Probably needs to put on muscle and gain speed for his game to translate to the next level. But that is the case with the vast majority of freshmen tight ends.

2. He reminds me of the sort of guys Harbaugh used to stockpile in his early days at furd.

3. I can definitely see Wilcox switching him to defense. Wouldn't surprise me at all.

4. I LOVE how he mentioned right off the bat his love for the Berkeley community.

People on this board love to dump on the CoB, and often for good reason. But it is easy to forget how beautiful and exciting Berkeley can be to a matriculating young man who has never experienced the vibrancy of the city.

There are coffee shops, book stores, and radical ideas every few steps, all surrounding a beautiful campus while still somehow being sandwiched in between big beautiful Northern California churches and old Julia Morgan buildings (city club). A hike up to Tillman is still a rare treasure.

Glad this young man isn't like the crotchety and aging suburbanites on this board who think Berkeley is a net negative for recruiting.
BearOnABike
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Great to see a Humboldt county kid commit to Cal. I don't think it happens very often.
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