Carlos Strickland to Cal: Bears Land 4-Star WR Prospect

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistJanuary 28, 2015

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California's passing game was just upgraded, as wide receiver prospect Carlos Strickland has decided to commit to the school.

Greg Powers of Scout.com tweeted the news:

Eldridge Massington, a freshman wide receiver for UCLA this past season, congratulated Strickland on his decision on Twitter: 

Strickland is a 4-star prospect from Skyline High in Dallas, Texas, according to 247Sports. The ranking site lists him as the No. 144 prospect in the country, the No. 20 player from the state of Texas and the No. 16 wide receiver.

Standing at 6'5" and weighing 194 pounds, Strickland registered 84 receptions for 1,770 yards and 27 touchdowns in the past three seasons, including an impressive 15 touchdown receptions this past season.

Along with quarterback recruit Ross Bowers, Strickland will be expected to dramatically improve Cal's passing game over the next four years. His size and ability to go up and get the ball should make him a dangerous weapon in the red zone, and he'll be expected to compete for a starting job immediately.

In other words, it's a good day for the Bears. They'll be hoping Strickland develops into a special player, and the talent is in place to suggest he just might.

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