Safety Raymond Woodie III Commits to Cal Football

Woodie III had Cal in his final list in high school as a four-star recruit

Good things just might come to those who wait.

Raymond Woodie III, a sophomore safety from Florida State, has committed to the California Golden Bears.

The safety had California in his final list in high school, when he was a four-star recruit. The Tallahassee, Fla., native is known for his speed, physicality and aggressive defensive play.

In high school, he also received offers from Alabama, Auburn, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, Stanford, USC and others.

Woodie III entered the transfer portal last week after thanking Florida State fans for their support. His father, Raymond Woodie, Jr., was an assistant coach for the Seminoles for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Coach Woodie has been working with head coach Willie Taggart since the 2010 season, including stints at Western Kentucky, USF, Oregon, Florida State, and now FAU.

In his career with the Seminoles, he had four tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks. He also had 25 tackles in nine games this past season.

Woodie III may have decided to leave after losing his position as a starter. Florida State moved him to a reserve role mid-season after their game against the Pittsburgh Panthers.