Fullback Drew Schlegel announces his grad-transfer to California

The Bears address a position of need in the new offense.

In rather surprising news, it seems like the Golden Bears have picked up a grad transfer despite the postponement of the Pac-12 season—just hours after we learned a beloved Bear would be grad-transferring out of the program.

Kentucky’s Drew Schlegel took to Twitter to announce that he will be grad-transferring to California. Schlegel was a walk-on tight end/fullback for the Wildcats; however, his Twitter bio describes himself as a fullback and that is certainly a position where the Bears are a tad bit inexperienced.

Cal’s 2018 team famously featured fan-fave fullback Malik McMorris, but the position was not heavily used under Beau Baldwin’s offense and there were no players officially listed as a fullback in 2019. With the Musgrave offense (hopefully) debuting soon, news broke that fullbacks would be returning to the gameplan with Zach Angelillo switching from inside linebacker to be our sole fullback.

Looks like he won’t be so lonely anymore with Schlegel joining the team. Schlegel played in all 13 of Kentucky’s games last year, “mainly in a special teams role”; he has one career reception (against Florida last year, for 12 yards) and returned two kicks last year. As a member of the SEC Fall Honor Roll in 2017–2019 and a member of Kentucky’s Dean’s List in the Spring of 2017, hopefully he will be well-equipped to handle the rigors of UC Berkeley. He’s not exactly a stranger to the West Coast as he grew up in Colorado and he has a sweet, sweet mullet.

Welcome to Berkeley, Drew!