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Big recruiting weekend at Cal expected

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It's going to be a big recruiting weekend at Cal.
The Golden Bears host UCLA Saturday and also a bunch of top 2011 and 2012 prospects including Gardena (Calif.) Serra teammates George Farmer, Jason Gibson and Marqise Lee.
Farmer is the nation's top-rated wide receiver and No. 6 overall, Lee is a four-star athlete who continues to move up the rankings and Gibson is a four-star defensive end who has Cal and UCLA as two of his favorites.
Having those three recruits on campus would be impressive enough but the Golden Bears also plan to host two others in the Rivals250 and Matt Williams, a 6-foot-7, 285-pound offensive tackle from Wahpeton (N.D.) North Dakota State College of Science.
Cal, Florida State, Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State and UCLA have offered Williams, a three-star prospect by Rivals.com who has visits set for the Illini (Nov. 12) and the Seminoles (Nov. 26) as well.
The other two standout seniors expected in Berkeley are four-star receiver DeAnthony Arnett from Saginaw, Mich., and four-star safety Avery Walls out of McDonough (Ga.) Eagle's Landing Christian. Arnett has a visit set for USC on Oct. 29 and Walls was at Oregon last weekend.
There are other visitors as well.
Cal commits Jordan Rigsbee, a 6-foot-4, 275-pound offensive guard from Chico (Calif.) Pleasant Valley, and 6-foot-4, 300-pound defensive tackle Mustafa Jalil out of San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral Catholic are expected.
So is San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty four-star quarterback Kyle Boehm, who committed to the Golden Bears on May 18.
A bunch of 2012 standouts will make their way to Cal as well.
USC commit Jordan Payton, a 6-foot-2 wide receiver from Oaks Christian (Calif.) Westlake Village is one of the biggest names expected. He'll be joined by San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian running back Byron Marshall and Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco receiver Bryce Treggs.
Early Cal pledge Zach Kline, a 6-foot-2 pro-style quarterback out of Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley, is supposed to be at the Cal-UCLA game, too. He committed in mid-September.
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