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Cal football recruiting: Carlos Strickland, Lavon Alston, Quenton Meeks & more visiting for UCLA

Big weekend for the Bears, who need to shift the momentum for a solid 2015 recruiting class.

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Quick list of visitors for today's game. We'll have more extensive recruiting updates for you soon.

Justin Hopkins of 247Sports dropped the names of visitors we can expect this weekend in Berkeley. Cal hasn't had a commitment in two months, and to be honest, they could use a pick-me-upper here with a commitment.

Carlos Strickland, Dallas (Tx.) Skyline wide receiver

Strickland is the top recruit who will be paying the Bears a visit this weekend. He has Cal high on his final list, and they are getting one of his official visits along with UCLA, TCU and Texas Tech.

Lavan Alston, Ventura (Ca.) St. Bonaventure WR

Alston is a wide receiver who might be leaning the way of the Bears. Oregon State, Arizona, and Washington State have all offered, but barring the Trojans marching in, Cal is probably the favorite here.

(You might be wondering, what's up with all the wide receivers? Don't we get enough? Well, our super group is mostly juniors, and one or two might be considering a leap at the end of the year, so it's definitely time to replenish the coffers with a new super group of wideouts. Austin Aaron and Greyson Bankhead are already in, but Alston and Strickland would ice the cake.)

Quenton Meeks, Crescent City (Ca.) Del Norte CB

Cal is probably trailing here with Stanford and UCLA already having offered, but Cal needs all the help they can get at cornerback and can pitch immediate playing time for Meeks. Bears have work to do on this front though, and definitely need to get cornerbacks (they only have one commit in Malik Psalms so far).

Matt Snyder, San Ramon (Ca.) California TE (Hudl highlights)

Cal is dipping into the East Bay pool here and trying to get another Ray Hudson-type player. The Bears might have some work to do as Snyder has already taken two visits up to Oregon State, but Cal is in his final three along with Nevada so there is hope here.

Keith Washington, Prattvile (Al.) athlete

This is another potential candidate to play at defensive back with a 6'2, 175 pound frame. Washington was committed to Duke before reconsidering his recruitment, and he currently has Cal in a strong position.


"That was kind of out of the blue," he said of the Cal offer. "I talked to their coaches. I talked to Coach Kaufman and Coach Dykes. They are real nice. They told me they want to get me on campus and hopefully watch a game.

"They didn't tell me which position. They just said if I come there they will decide on the run. I really wasn't expecting the offer. I know it's probably a beautiful area. I know DeSean Jackson and Marshawn Lynch went there. It's a great program for football and education."

Davis Perrott, Phoenix (Az.) Mountain Pointe offensive lineman

This is another deep position of need; Cal has to stack up on big uglies as soon as possible. Perrott has Cal somewhere near the top of his list along with Boise State and Indiana, but the offers have been pouring on rather recently. We'll have a better idea soon hopefully!