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Cal football recruiting: Offensive lineman Max Barth a potential local key target

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Cal keeping it local early.

NCAA Football: California at Stanford Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The California Golden Bears have extended some early offers to a few local offensive lineman in the Northern California area. One possibility for the first offensive line commit could be one of the last offers from the old coaching regime.

Max Barth was one of the last offers from December by Sonny Dykes and Brandon Jones before both were let go by Cal. Barth has always expressed an interest in playing at Cal, and the Stockton (Ca.) St. Mary’s prospect stands tall as a strong future offensive tackle prospect. Barth also played as a defensive tackle, but at 6-6 and 280 he stands likely to be a major offensive line prospect.

Barth holds an offer from not just Cal, but Oregon, UCLA and Fresno State as well. Here are his junior highlights.

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"It meant a lot to me as my family has always been very academic based and impressed by schools like UCLA and Cal," said Barth. "I had a feeling the UCLA offer was coming but I didn't expect it at that moment. Coach Angus McClure offered me."

Barth also said he grew up being interested by Cal. This will be a recruitment to watch. If Justin Wilcox is serious about locking down local recruits, getting a Sacramento-area kid could be a good start for his first 2018 class commit.