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New California coach Sonny Dykes targets trenches in 1st recruiting class

Sonny Dykes made the most of a tough situation in his first recruiting class as coach at California.

Two months after inheriting a 3-9 team from the fired Jeff Tedford, Dykes put together a 25-player class with an emphasis on offensive and defensive linemen that ranks in the middle of the conference, according to analysts.

Dykes managed to keep most of the key players who committed to Cal when Tedford was coach and made a few key additions in the closing weeks. While the class lacks star power, Dykes is pleased with the depth he added on both lines of scrimmage.