Cal football recruiting: Top targets for 2017 recruiting


As the 2018 recruiting class gets underway, Cal is expected to have a strong front line of talent to target.

Cal’s recruiting staff is set to start at the top, but there’s no shortage of names to be targeted.

Here are the top 10 prospects to watch as the 2019 class gets under way: 1.

Josh Doctson, WR, TCU – The 5-star wide receiver from South Bend, Indiana, is the top receiver in the class according to 247Sports.

Doctson is a huge prospect who has the potential to be one of the top wide receivers in the country in the coming years.

He was a four-star recruit and rated the No. 5 wide receiver in this class according with 247Sports in 2017.

He is a three-star prospect who is rated the 6th-best player in the 2018 class according the 247Sports Composite rankings.

He committed to TCU out of high school and has committed to Notre Dame and Texas A&M in the past.

He could have a chance to get into the starting lineup at a number of schools.


Trevon Sims, RB, Oklahoma – The 6-foot-2, 205-pound running back from the Oklahoma City area is a 6-star overall prospect according to Rivals.

Sims is rated as the No 3 running back in the 2019 recruiting class according 247Sports, and is ranked as the 12th-ranked player in this year’s class according College Football Focus.

Sims has committed for three schools already this year and is the No 2 running back on the 247Composite list.

He’s rated as a three to four star prospect.


Devante Mays, WR/RB, Georgia Tech – The 3-star cornerback from the Georgia Tech area is the 10th-rated prospect according 247Comps and the No 1 running back prospect according the Composite rankings according to ESPN.

Mays committed to Georgia Tech on Friday.


Elijah Harris, WR-KR, Florida State – The No. 1 wide receiver prospect in the state according to, Harris is a two-star and the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect in 2019 according to CBSSports.

Harris committed to Florida State on Friday, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


Treon Harris, CB, Florida St – The 1-star safety in the nation according to is the nation, No. 4 cornerback according to the Composite, and a four star in this recruiting class.

He had offers from Georgia, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Wisconsin and others.


Tyus Bowser, WR – The 4-star receiver from the Atlanta area is expected as a potential top target according to Fox Sports, Rivals, 247Sports and Scout.

He has a strong set of attributes and a solid combination of size and speed, according To The Run, the unofficial website for Alabama football.


Ryan Taylor, DE, Texas A & M – The 247Sports four-stars are a top-15 player in 2018 according to Kenpom.

Texas A and M each ranked him as the country’s No 1 defensive end and No. 3 defensive tackle in 2019.

Taylor committed to Texas A on Friday and has a chance at LSU in the next couple of days.


David Harris, DE/LB, Washington – The former four-sport star from Fort Worth, Texas, has been committed to Alabama since January.

He will play safety this fall at the University of Texas and could be a top target at Texas A. 9.

Darrin McQuillan, DT, Texas Tech – McQuillsan is a 5-foot 7-inch, 340-pound defensive tackle who is projected to be a first-round pick by

He made a decision on Tuesday and will announce his commitment later today.

McQuillin has a big body and is a big, strong player who can be disruptive, according ESPN.


Nick Marshall, CB/S, LSU – The 2-star corner from the Baton Rouge area is ranked No. 6 cornerback in the Class of 2019 according 247 Sports.

Marshall is a 3-4 outside linebacker and a three star prospect according ESPN, according 247 Composite, Scout and 247 Composite.


Zach Cunningham, WR (RB), Clemson – The top target in the 2017 recruiting class was Cunningham, who committed to Clemson out of the University Of New Mexico.

Cunningham had offers at Florida State, Florida, Ohio State, Auburn and others, but chose Clemson, according CBSSports, ESPN and 247Sports as the top destination in 2018.


Elijah Qualls, CB-KR/OLB, North Carolina State – This year’s top CB recruit is the 6-2 Qualls who is ranked the No 6 CB in the 2020 recruiting class by Scout.


Nick Williams, QB, Florida – The Gators have committed to Williams and the 5-11 quarterback has been rated as an early-round prospect by ESPN.

Williams is