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Cal football recruiting: Carlos Strickland, A.D. Miller, Tyreik Gray among Texas targets

A look at Texas and the Northern players we're targeting.

Carlos Strickland
Carlos Strickland
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Someone to keep an eye on is Dallas (Tx.) Skyline wide receiver Carlos Strickland. Strickland has long had his eye on the Bears and seems to have put Cal pretty high up on his list.

"I just got offered by Cal," Strickland said via text. "I"m soooo excited!! Cal is definitely in my top three at this point without a doubt. I love the tradition and always wanted to be a part of it. Now I just need to get out there and check them out."

Strickland just recently picked up offers from North Texas, Notre Dame, and UNLV. LSU, Oklahoma State, TCU have all offered as well.

Dallas (Tx.) Bishop Dunne wide receiver Adrian "A.D." Miller gets a Cal offer, as does his teammate defensive tackle Darrion Daniels. Miller has offers from Colorado, Illnois, Oregon State, Southern Miss and Tulsa. Daniels has offers from the big names (Baylor, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas) so he's probably a longer shot.

Per the coach, 2015 @BDHS tandem of DT Darrion Daniels & WR A.D. Miller offered by #Cal today. #CalBears

— Damon Sayles (@DamonSayles) January 21, 2014

Adrian "A.D." Miller talks about his #Cal offer and when he's coming to pay the Bears a visit:

— Ryan Gorcey (@RGBearTerritory) February 27, 2014

Another fun name: Cedar Hills (Tx.) wide receiver DaMarkus Lodge, who already has offers from the five major Texas schools, Florida, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma and UCLA. It would be nice to land a talent like Lodge.

Texas was once seen as the leader for star Cedar Hill wide receiver Damarkus Lodge. Where do the Horns sit now...

— Peter Bean (@PBatBON) February 14, 2014

Dallas (Tx.) South Oak Cliff safety Prentice McKinney also has a Cal offer. Oklahoma, Baylor, Notre Dame, Michigan, Maryland and Boise State have all offered.

DB Prentice McKinney (@LilP_JustCool) had picked up a #Cal offer. #CalBears #txhsfb #Pac12

— Damon Sayles (@DamonSayles) March 5, 2014

Aledo (Tx.) wide receiver Ryan Newsome is definitely interested in the Bears too. Newsome currently holds offers from Baylor, Texas, Notre Dame, Oregon and TCU and more have poured in since the initial offer.

We've got the 1st word from new #Cal offeree Ryan Newsome (@NewBoi17), a Top-50 ATH w/ some serious Cal interest ($)

— Cal Rivals (@CalRivals) February 19, 2014

Springfield (Ill.) Sacred Heart Griffin offensive lineman Quinn Oseland also landed the Cal offer. Oseland has offers from all over, including Uconn, Illinois, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Oregon, Utah and Washington State.

'15 Sacred Heart Griffin (Ill.) OL Quinn Oseland added a #Cal offer --> his quick reaction to the offer ($)

— Beth Long (@Beth_Long) March 9, 2014

Lawrenceville (N.J.) offensive lineman Grant Newsome also has the Cal offer among a host of others, including Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio State, Penn State, Northwestern, South Carolina, West Virginia, and most of the ACC.

Just got off the phone with four-star OT Grant Newsome. Kid's a competitor on the field and in the classroom. #Cal #CalOL

— Ryan Gorcey (@RGBearTerritory) February 18, 2014

#Cal is the latest to offer 4-star OT Grant Newsome @grant_newsome of The Lawrenceville (NJ) School

— ScoutBrianDohn (@BrianDohnScout) February 18, 2014

Horn (Tx.) offensive lineman Connor Dyer has a Cal offer along with two dozen other major football programs. He recently received a dream offer from Miami but LSU and Arkansas also got in the mix. T

Flower Mound (Tx.) offensive lineman Keaton Sutherland has Arkansas as his overwhelming favorite.

Mesquite (Tx.) Poteet linebacker Malik Jefferson has all the major offers out there and seems very interested in local programs like Texas, Texas A&M and Baylor.

Finally, a week after Bellaire (Tx.) Episcopal running back Tyreik Gray put Cal in his top three along with Oklahoma and Baylor...

The nation's #13 RB @TyreikGray tells me that Cal, OU & Baylor currently make out his top 3. All three have offered. @joeyhelmer10

— Colt Barber (@Colt_247Sports) February 19, 2014

He tweets this.

My top five currently are Oklahoma,Kansas,Louisville,Baylor, and UofH

— @WeSoLame (@TyreikGray) March 6, 2014

Haha. Well, that was fun while it lasted.