Here is Brandon Mcilwain's agenda this spring:
Get to class, play center field for the Cal baseball team, learn multiple positions during spring football practice.
Geez, no time for the track team?
Mcilwain's a busy guy, but he's juggling two sports nicely by all accounts. Coach Justin Wilcox is pleased by his approach to things and McIlwain was excited to share the news late last week that he had a single, double and triple in a game for the Cal baseball team.
The Bears' baseball game schedule has priority, but otherwise McIlwain will be at morning football workouts on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday for the next month.
The South Carolina transfer arrived at Berkeley as a two-sport man but a quarterback in football. He got his shot there last fall, but now is embracing the chance to learn what he calls a "slash" role, meaning he can play some running back receiver and perhaps even take some direct snaps from center.