Spencer Brasch, a dual-threat quarterback from Gilbert, Ariz., will arrive at Cal as a freshman next fall, but he reportedly will be present at Saturday's Spring Game as well.
Cal offensive coordinator Beau Baldwin took time on Wednesday to note the qualities that made Brasch appealing. Brasch is certainly tall enough at 6-foot-4, and Baldwin pointed out his quick release and his calm demeanor in all situations.
Although it is unlikely that Brasch could earn the starting job next season, Baldwin did not rule out the possibility. "Never say never," he said.
Brasch also had offers from FBS schools Cincinnati, Colorado State and Hawaii as well as an offer from FCS school Eastern Washington. He was rated the 16th-best dual-threat quarterback prospect in the 2019 class by 247Sports, and was ranked 561st among all prospects in the class. He will join a quarterback competition that includes Chase Garbers, Devon Modster, Jack Newman and Robby Rowell.
At the moment, Chase Garbers seems to have a pretty good handle on the starting job and he will work with the first-team offense during Saturday's Spring Game. However, Cal has not named a starting quarterback for next season as of yet and is unlikely to do so until the fall.
Saturday's Spring Game is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.