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Cuonzo Martin chats about Jaylen Brown recruiting coup: "Why not Cal?"

Here are the press conference cliff notes of Martin chatting about Brown.

Here are the notes from Cuonzo Martin's press conference after the commitment and signing of top five national prospect Jaylen Brown.

On the recruiting class: Martin was quick to emphasize the strength of the student-athletes, and how they've all finished strong in the classroom. In Tyson Jolly, Ivan Rabb, Brown and Davon Dillard, they have recruits that can perform extremely well both athletically and academically.

On Ivan Rabb & Jaylen Brown: When it comes to two national prospects in Rabb and Brown, Martin said they had the opportunity to go anywhere, but they chose to come here. Martin has recruited Jaylen since he was at Tennessee, and what really helped was his relationship with Rabb. It would have been hard to get Brown without Rabb.

On Brown: Martin first met him when he was hired for the Tennessee job. Brown was 6’3, 170 pounds, and already being circulated as the next guy by his high school coach.
Brown works extremely hard, competes at a high level, and has a vision of being great. His mental approach is at a high level and he wants to be a team owner at some point. He accepted the challenge defensively, wants to be good, and takes pride in it. Now Cal can be really aggressive defensively with Brown roaming the perimeter.

Brown has not talked much about one-and-done since arriving at Cal. He is focused on being a student-athlete.

On the coaching staff: Martin was quick to cite his assistants for performing tremendously working around the clock to develop relationships. Tracy Webster and Yanni Hufnagel are definitely cited as two of the key staff members. The whole recruiting process is about building genuine relationships, and developing those over time. You work hard, you do your job.

How does Cal wind up with two top 10 players: "Why not? That’s what people should say."
"I was hired to do a job here, to the best of my ability. We just happened to land some of the best in the country."

About the future: Don’t think the 2015 recruiting class is just a one-and-done thing. Martin has said a lot of heavyweights have called Cal with regards to the 2016 class and beyond.

Will Cal add to the 2015 class? Here's the direct quote: "It’s never over."