Originally posted by JR80:Originally posted by AC49er:Originally posted by joesfumanchu:Originally posted by AC49er:Originally posted by BrianUKNiner:
How's it looking guys? Can we expect big things of these guys coming in? What does the future hold?
Didnt get any surprises today & we lost out on a few big names (Kenard & Hasik) but we get a 4 star at QB, LB, DT, C & CB. These players should help with the depature of some key players last year
This is a decent class. We're only ranked in the 30s and 40s on most publications but a lot of this has to do with the fact that it's a relatively small class. If you take into account average stars we'd more likely be in the high-teens to low-twenties. With the defection of some USC coaches to Udub and the Neuweasel doing his thing in Westwood, recruiting's gonna be that much harder in the Pac. You know a lot of negative recruiting's going on and I can't imagine those other coaches didn't mention the poor quarterbacking at Cal the last couple years...among other things. The reason we didn't bag more much needed help at wideout. We need whoever JT decides on to light it up next season. The good news is, facilities won't be a hindrance much longer.
Another reason why it is tough to recruit to Cal is that they have such high academic standard for recruits.
Ummm...not really for our football players. We actually have one of the lowest team GPA's in the Pac-10 and an embarrassingly low graduation rate. The simple fact of the matter is, is that we treat regular students and football players on two completely different planes of existence. It's actually kind of sad...
The most recent statistic I've seen puts us at a 44% graduation rate for our football team compared to Stanfurd's 94%, even UCLA is at 59%. The only team we're better than is Arizona who posts a lowly 39% rate.
Gosh, that post hurt a little to read being a Cal fan. lol Anyway, I always thought it was kinda lame bringing up high academics as a hindrance for a Program. Even the #1 public University in the country eases up restrictions for football. And let's be honest, most of these kids are coming in thinking "League" in 3-4 years so those percentages aren't surprising. The only Pac school who can talk about academics in this light is Stanford...and this will not last with the way things are shaping up. I still for the life of me can't believe the haul they just had. Good for them but, damn!