Cal Football Has Awful Recruiting Class In Progress, Ranks 84th And Below FCS Campbell

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Cal football coach Justin Wilcox might have some tough questions to answer if his recruiting class doesn’t get any better, quickly.

Following Early Signing Day this week, Cal currently has the 84th best class in America in 247Sports composite rankings.

Cal signs horrible recruiting class. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Just how bad was it? FCS Campbell finished with a better class and more than 15 G5 teams easily put together better recruiting classes.

Cal’s best player in the class is Nyziah Hunter, who ranks just inside the top 400. No other player in the class is in the top 700, and only a total of three players cracked the top 1,000.

The Golden Bears are far from a traditional power, but this is comically bad. For comparison, last season’s composite rank was 59 and nine players were in the top 1,000.

Justin Wilcox failed to sign a solid recruiting class. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Not only was Justin Wilcox’s latest class terrible, but it was a gigantic step in the wrong direction. For a team that has won just 10 games since 2020 (only played four games in 2020), the Golden Bears need to find a lot more talent and find it quickly.

If they don’t, it’s hard to imagine more sub-.500 seasons aren’t on the horizon. If that happens, Wilcox might want to update his resume.

Cal doesn’t expect a ton of success, but at some point, enough is enough for a PAC-12 program.

Cal brings in atrociously bad recruiting class. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Best of luck to Cal football fans over the next couple seasons. It definitely sounds like they’re going to need it.

Written by David Hookstead

David is a college football fanatic who foolishly convinces himself every season the Wisconsin Badgers will finally win a national title. Has been pretending to be a cowboy ever since the first episode of Yellowstone aired.


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  1. Seems like a really ramdom article. Admittedly it doesn’t sound like a great class but Cal has not typically been a recruiting power house. Justin Wilcox is a good coach and despite this recruiting class Cal is lucky to have him. Cal having a down year in recruiting isnt really news, particularly in the age of NIL. I smell an axe to grind.

  2. It just dawned on me, author is a big Wisconsin fan. Wilcox was DC there for a season or two. Wilcox must have done something to annoy the author back then. Like I said, article seems kind of random and the tone and conclusion seem out of proportion.

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