Trojans have strong first class under Sarkisian

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At 6-2, 195 pounds, Lauderdale is a big, physical receiver like Strong and was rated one of the nation’s best JUCO prospects coming out of Saddleback College in Georgia.

With Strong on one side and Lauderdale on the other, teams will have a hard time figuring out who to stop in Arizona State’s high-octane offense.

BIGGEST SURPRISE: Cal’s class. The Bears had a rough first season under coach Sonny Dykes, finishing 1-11.

But despite his team’s dismal finish, Dykes managed to land a solid recruiting class, ranked 43rd by Scout and 45th by Rivals. It was still in the bottom half of the Pac-12 and well short of Dykes’ prediction of being top-3 in the conference, but still pretty good for a team that beat Portland State and no one else.

BIGGEST DUD: Colorado made a bit of progress in its first season under Mike MacIntyre, winning four games after going 1-11 in 2012.

The Buffaloes didn’t do much to keep up with the rest of the Pac-12 in terms of recruiting with this year’s class, which was ranked 64th nationally by Rivals and 72nd by Scout.

Colorado did land Shay Fields, a good catch-and-run receiver that it hopes can replace Paul Richardson, who left for the NFL after breaking 20 school records.

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