Jim Wilson of the Telegram & Gazette is reporting that Central Mass's Richard Rodgers of St. John's High has accepted a full scholarship to play at Cal.
Rodgers' father, Holy Cross defensive coordinator Richard Rodgers, also played football for the Golden Bears.
Here's the story. And here's what Rodgers had to say about his decision.
It was a long process, there were a lot of great schools I was looking at, said Rodgers, who picked Cal over Notre Dame, Oregon, Maryland and Boston College. I just decided to follow in my dad's footsteps and go to Cal.
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