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Cal football recruiting: Bears handing out offers on defensive side of the ball

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Cal has been pursuing a number of recruits on the defensive side of the ball, and have been handing out offers to multiple defensive recruits. Among these are linebackers Deandre Fitz-Henley and Waynmon Steed, Weak-side defensive Alfred Bryant, and cornerback Olaijah Griffin.

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Deandre Fitz-Henley

Fitz-Henley, an Inside Linebacker out of Clearwater, Florida, is part of the 2018 class, so there isn't much tape on him, but he is already 6-feet, 220 lbs, which is a very good size for someone who is still a sophomore in high school. So far, the only other major offer for Fitz-Henley is Washington, but it wouldn't be surprising if his recruitment picked up in the next year.

Waynmon Steed

Steed is already committed to the Hurricanes, and it will be very hard to sway him from the hometown team (He currently attends Miami Central), but he has been committed for over a year and has taken unofficial visits to other schools. Steed has offers from Auburn, LSU, and Notre Dame in addition to Miami and Cal, so there is a ton of competition for his services.

Alfred Bryant

Bryant has decent size at 6-2, 230 lbs, and he is a force to be reckoned with on the line. Last season, he totaled 60 tackles, 20 for loss, and 12 sacks. As Sonny said in his NSD presser, Cal must get better on in the trenches if it wants to compete with the upper echelon teams in the Pac-12. Bryant could definitely provide much-needed depth to Cal's defensive line in the future.

Olaijah Griffin

Griffin is one of the most important recruits of this cycle. Out of Mission Viejo, Griffin is a four-star cornerback who is drawing early attention from Oregon and UCLA in addition to Cal. If Cal can Snag Griffin, it bodes well for the success of this year's recruiting class, one that will be essential if Dykes wants to have a successful tenure in Berkeley.There is very little word on who Griffin favors at this point in the recruiting cycle, but expect Cal, Oregon, and UCLA to all be very involved in his recruitment.