Originally Posted by MoragaBear
From what I've seen, they're a very strong team of recruiters. I've been really impressed so far by what I've heard from them and what they've been able to accomplish, getting commitments from five players rated 4 stars by at least one service and getting in on a lot of other talented recruits before the quiet period started and before most of their staff was even able to get out on the road.
In contrast to the last staff, not only does every single coach recruit a lot but they all actually like recruiting, even the coordinators. And they're good at it, especially now that they really have something to sell in a great Cal degree, top notch facilities, a high profile league and one of the greatest places to live in the country.
There will be a lot of pleasant surprises coming up in the last six weeks, with a top 20 ranking with a class that was probably headed to the 40's till this month.
I don't expect to see Dykes and staff recruit to a system. They have a uniquely flexible offense and defense that builds around the strengths of their roster rather than trying to mould them into what they want to fit their system.
Going forward, I think it's safe to expect classes averaging in the 3.5 star per player range.
As always, a rational and fact-based assessment, MB.
Having coaches who fully understand the importance of recruiting and academics is a refreshing, long-needed change.