Headline Sports podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal Football dropping admission tests doesn’t mean entry is easy

si.com file photo: Inside the Cal football press box during game action as admissions for the UC athletic programs and academics with ACT and SAT requirements eliminated for school admissions

Headline Sports podcast with Morris:

#1 Morris with the elimination of SATs and ACTs admissions at the UC colleges how much easier does that make it for football recruiting at schools like Cal and UCLA?

#2 Thursday was a big day for both schools when the announcement went down that students can apply for admission without taking an SAT or an ACT. The UC Board of Regents voted to eliminate the testing and it was said it could have ripple effects for higher education for high school students.

#3 Scott Carrell professor of economics at UC Davis said the impact for academics and the athletic programs at the Universities would be one less barrier. Carrell said that admission to Cal and UCLA is a lot tougher than most universities saying “At many places, you just need the NCAA minimum to be admitted.”

#4 Morris Cal is has a four star, top 200 status and are the third best class in the Pac 12 and are looking to recruit running back Byron Cardwell from Morse High in San Diego. Cardwell is rated the 11th best running back in the country and has rushed for 872 yards, 21 touchdowns, in ten games. Cal head coach Justin Wilcox is looking forward to get to work with Cardwell.

#5 Fatuvalu Iosefa defensive back for Cal is now the eighth member of the Golden Bears 2021 recruiting class which he announced on Thursday. Iosefa said he was glad to give his verbal commitment to Berkeley saying “All glory to God without him none of this would be possible.”

Morris Phillips does Headlines podcasts each Monday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

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