We've been following Zach Kline's progress at Cal. The former standout quarterback declared his junior year he was going to Cal and graduated early to get on campus and get into spring practice.
Kline won't be the starter. That slot was given to Senior Zach Maynard. Additionally, Kline is on a deep list of quarterbacks at Cal and is currently has waiting in the wings.
However, on Saturday, though he didn't start the spring game, he surely finished it.
Kline fired a 40-yard TD to tight end Spencer Hagan, then showed his arm strength by zipping a two-point pass to Jackson Bouza for a 21-14 lead with 7:35 left in the running-clock fourth quarter.
Kline is off limits for interviews, but Maynard was impressed.
"Zach did very well today," Maynard said. "He's progressed since he's been here. He's one of those high-caliber type of guys so he's going to perform quickly and early."
Kline, who isn't expected to start this season, is considered one of the top prospects in the nation. However, Cal coach Jeff Tedford wants Kline to work hard and has said he'll try and curb the pressure of being a young prospect.
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