The long road to rebuilding the Cal football program is already underway with the 2012 recruiting class set to make its mark this season. But it's not too early to look ahead to the future with these 2013 in-state recruits.
The Golden Bears finished 2011 with a 7-6 record overall and placed fourth in the Pac-12 North with a conference record of 4-5. After a 21-10 loss to Texas in the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl, the Golden Bears retreated to the offseason, hopeful for a better outcome in recruiting.
Unfortunately, things didn't exactly go as planned.
Cal lost top recruiter and defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi to Washington and several of its anticipated recruits to other Pac-12 schools. On the bright side, Cal did manage to sign second-ranked quarterback Zach Kline.
The 2012 recruiting season may be over, but 2013 brings new talent, and of the players expressing interest in Cal, these in-state recruits just can't slip away.