Somebody needs to get word back to the Golden Dome recruiting combine because it really blew it on this kid. Forsett was deemed too small for
In the final accounting, the 5-foot-8, 184-pound sophomore replacement for injured Marshawn Lynch wound up leading a long parade of super subs. In his first official Cal start, Forsett scored two touchdowns and accounted for 230 yards — 187 of them on the ground — as the Bears rallied from a 17-7 deficit to beat the Illini 35-20. Memo to Touchdown Jesus: It turns out Forsett's not so little after all. "Hey, I feel like I'm a big guy," said Forsett. "And the doctors say I'm going to keep growing. That's what I keep telling people, I'm going to be like 6-2 my senior year." As long as it doesn't slow down that uncanny quick burst he has once he hits the hole, Jeff Tedford will be good with it. Forsett piled up those 187 yards on just 16 carries, including a 45-yard romp nearthe end of the game that was one block from being a 92-yard score. We're talking major-league jets here. So who does
"As soon as we watched the tape of him, we knew he was good enough," recalled Tedford. "But we had to do some background checks. We thought it was a little too good to be true that a guy like that was still out there. Any time a player like that is still floating around, it's like, 'What are we not seeing here?' But after the check, we found out he's the best young man you'll ever meet."
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"We really had no concerns coming into the second half of the game about the tailback position," said Tedford. "While Marshawn is a great back, we have a few others behind him that can also play. I was very happy to see Justin get his opportunity today and come through with it." It was like the good old days back in