Cal Football Lands a Commitment from Transfer OL Spencer Lovell
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It was known for a while that Cal football had to do some work along the offensive line to remain confident along the offensive side of the ball as fall approaches. Safe to say the Golden Bears will leave no stone unturned as they landed a commitment from former ASU lineman Spencer Lovell. Cal beat out Washington State to land the big mans services, with Lovell fighting for the starting snaps at right guard.
Lovell is a 6 foot 6 inch offensive lineman listed out of Fort Collins, Colorado. He came out of Rocky Mountain High School as a 3 star recruit, listed as the #95 guard in his class and the #9 prospect out of Colorado in his recruiting class. Lovell attended ASU for 4 total seasons (2018-2021) before entering the transfer portal.
Lovell will fight with Ender Aguilar, Everett Johnson, and Brian Driscoll to get snaps at right guard, but figures to be in the top 2 with his experience over the course of his time at ASU. He logged 276 snaps last year, playing in 7 total games with 158 of those snaps in the run game and 118 against the pass. He only gave up one hurry in all of those snaps so that’s something to look forward to in regards to potential stability along the offensive line. Lovell has two years of eligibility remaining, and proves to be a stable figure that Cal desperately needs. As stated earlier, he will be in the fight for starting right guard, in an attempt to replace the departed Mckade Mettauer, and I look forward to it. You can never have enough linemen and Lovell figures to at least be a rotational piece for your California Golden Bears.
Welcome to Berkeley, Spencer!
From a lot of what everyone has read, our current players are perhaps the best recruiters of new talent with their happy demeanor and willingness to be frank in disclosing what it is really like to play under Wilcox & Co. and the improvements he has created in recent years.
Cal is now turning into a one stop shop. Players stop by, sometimes their first stop, and then don't visit anywhere else. They recognize a good home when they see it.
Our season really will hinge on OL performance, especially with a new QB. A 3-star with lots of experience in conference is a pretty good get to fill an immediate need.