When Cal head coach Jeff Tedford was asked recently how he was going to figure out who his number one tailback is going to be, he responded with "We have a No. 1 tailback. It’s Isi." Isi Sofele was the backup for Shane Vereen last year and despite only measuring in at 5'7', 186 pounds, Tedford seems to feel confident with him as his feature back. And he better as Covaughn DeBoskie-Johnson, Dasarte Yarnway and Trajuan Briggs are all dealing with injuries this spring.
While there is still some time before Sofele could see the field, you have to love the endorsement he got from the head coach. Sofele isn't the biggest guy but neither was Justin Forsett and he did just fine.