Cal Adds Florida State Transfer Raymond Woodie III
BERKELEY – Head coach Justin Wilcox announced Tuesday that defensive back Raymond Woodie III has signed a financial aid agreement to join the Cal football program. Woodie has spent the last two seasons at Florida State after graduating from Florida State University High School in Tallahassee in 2019.
Woodie will join the Cal program this January and be a sophomore in 2021 with three seasons of collegiate eligibility remaining, which includes the additional year of eligibility granted by the NCAA to all fall sports athletes due to the effect of COVID-19 on the 2020 campaign.
"We are excited to have Raymond join our program," Wilcox said. "He is a talented football player and adds significant experience to our defensive backfield. I expect him to have an opportunity to make an immediate impact on our team."
Below are notes on Woodie III.
Raymond Woodie III, DB, 6-0, 195, So., TR (Palmetto, FL/Florida State/Florida State University HS)
– Played in a combined 19 games with two starts over two seasons at Florida State as a 2019 freshman and 2020 sophomore, contributing 34 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss (-9 yards), 1.5 sacks (-5 yards), one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one pass defended and one pass breakup
– Participated in all nine games with two starts as a sophomore and compiled 25 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss (-5 yards) and 0.5 sacks (-3 yards), as well as his lone career fumble recovery, pass defended and pass breakup
– Contributed nine tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss (-4 yards), a career-high 1.0 sack (-2 yards) and his lone career forced fumble in eight games all off the bench as a freshman
– Recorded single-game career highs at Florida State of seven tackles and his lone career pass breakup and pass defended as a sophomore at Louisville, 1.0 tackle for loss on three occasions, 1.0 sack as a freshman against Syracuse, one forced fumble against Arizona State in the Sun Bowl as a freshman, and one fumble recovery as a sophomore at Miami
– Wore No. 31 both seasons at Florida State
– A four-star recruit in the 2019 class according to both ESPN and Rivals who also ranked as high as the nation's No. 9 safety and No. 158 player overall by ESPN
– Lined up at safety, wide receiver, quarterback and returner during a four-year varsity prep career as a 2018 senior at Florida State University High School (Tallahassee, Fla.), a 2017 junior at Sheldon High School (Eugene, Ore.), and a 2015 freshman and 2016 sophomore at Carrollwood Day School (Tampa Fla.)
– Played defense during his final three prep seasons and combined for career totals of 85 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, seven interceptions that he returned for 102 yards and one touchdown, one fumble recovery and eight pass deflections
– Had four-year career offensive totals of 51 receptions for 786 yards and nine touchdowns, as well as 71 rushes for 98 yards and two scores on the ground, while also completing 131-of-223 (58.7) passes for 1832 yards with 15 touchdowns and 13 interceptions during his freshman and sophomore seasons as a quarterback
– Added 10 career kickoff returns for 230 yards and two touchdowns as well as 19 punt returns for 209 yards and one touchdown on special teams, which gave him totals of 1425 all-purpose yards, 1930 total yards and 30 total touchdowns that he accounted for in six different ways (15 passing, nine receiving, two rushing, one interception, two kick return, one punt return)
– Earned first-team All-State honors as a senior when he participated in all 12 games and totaled 46 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and four pass deflections on defense, while hauling in 25 receptions for 493 yards and five touchdowns on offense, and three kickoff returns for 200 yards including two touchdowns and two punt returns for 46 yards on special teams to total 739 all-purpose yards for a squad that finished 8-4 and reached the semifinals of the Florida High School Athletic Association 3A state playoffs after winning the region finals
– Picked up first-team All-Southwest Conference honors as a junior when he played in nine games and contributed 20 tackles, six interceptions that he returned for 102 yards and one touchdown, 1.0 sack and four pass deflections on defense, while adding 18 receptions for 276 yards and four touchdowns in addition to eight rushes for 41 yards on offense, as well as seven kick returns for 30 yards and 15 punt returns for 163 yards and one touchdown on special teams to total 612 all-purpose yards for a team that was 10-2 overall and reached the Quadrant 4 semifinals of the Oregon 6A state playoffs before ending the season ranked No. 10 in the state of Oregon in the final MaxPreps rankings
– Also kicked off six times for 344 yards (57.8 average) including two touchbacks and punted on four occasions for 202 yards (50.5 average) as a junior
– Completed 53-of-75 (70.7%) passes for 543 yards and four touchdowns with four interceptions as a sophomore, while adding another 22 yards and one touchdown on the ground on 54 carries, and eight receptions for 71 yards on offense, as well as 14 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery on defense, and being credited with a four-yard punt return for a touchdown after returning a blocked punt for a touchdown
– Completed 78-of-148 (52.7%) passes for 1289 yards and 11 touchdowns with nine interceptions as a freshman, while adding another 23 yards and one touchdown on the ground on 41 carries on offense, as well as five tackles on defense for a team that finished 7-4 overall and reached the opening round of the Florida High School Athletic Association's 2A playoffs
– Wore four different numbers in high school including No. 13 as a senior, No. 2 during his junior campaign, No. 1 as a sophomore and No. 12 as a freshman