As bad as the California Golden Bears have been in recent years, many people probably don’t realize that a star player like Marshawn Lynch played for them.
In three seasons at Cal, Lynch ran for a school record 3,230 yards and 29 Touchdowns and that is with him being a back up to JJ Arrington during his freshman season. What is kind of surprising is that with the way that Lynch runs that he is only 215 pounds.
But, it’s Beast Mode, Boss.
Lynch is certainly a beast at Running Back and over 9,000 career rushing yards in 9 seasons is proof of his talent.
I am not comparing current Cal Running Back Vic Enwere to Marshawn Lynch. But, in the right offense, I do believe that Enwere could be a great one.
It’s never mentioned, but Vic Enwere the sophomore Running Back from Missouri City, Texas is yet another member of the magnificent Running Back recruiting class of 2014.
The reason everybody is talking about Leonard Fournette, Nick Chubb, Dalvin Cook and Christian McCaffrey and not Vic Enwere is because he ran for 193 yards as a true freshman.
Enwere ran for 505 yards and 8 Touchdowns on 106 carries as a sophomore. These are not great stats when you compare to other players and especially sophomores around the country. But, Enwere is 6-1, 235 and he can run. There are reported times of 4.3, 4.41 and 4.46 in the 40 yard dash. But, he ran a little more legit 4.61 at the Houston Nike SPARQ Football combine.
In the Cal Spring Game, Enwere broke free at the line of scrimmage and easily out ran everybody to the end zone. He looked pretty fast, and he is a big power back.
Enwere is also really smart. Being really smart seems to run in his family. His parents are Nigerian and his
brother is on academic scholarship at MIT. His sister is in medical school and was supposedly the Valedictorian at the University of Texas.
Coming out of high school, Enwere was only a 3 star recruit. ESPN had him as the 58th best Running Back in the country.
At Fort Bend Austin High School in Missouri City, Texas Enwere ran for 1,582 yards while scoring 25 Touchdowns and putting up just over 2,300 all purpose yards.
He was his high school’s district MVP.
Vic Enwere is going into his junior season at Cal. Don’t expect huge numbers out of Enwere in 2016 because Cal under Sonny Dykes is just not going to run the ball as often as some teams. Enwere is really in the wrong offense to fully utilize his skills as a power runner. But, he will have his success and he will be noticed by NFL scouts and if he so chooses he will get his shot at the NFL.
In the Enwere family education is obviously first and foremost and expect Enwere to get all he can out of his college scholarship.