Nice to leave the Colisseum with a win. Its been a long time. Last time e beat SC here they fired their coach. Good chance of that happening again.
You're right about the need to recruit offensive players, especially playmakers, which is where Cal is lacking. But the number of stars by a player's name or the team ranking in recruiting isn't everything. Washington State ranks near the bottom of Pac-12 team recruiting rankings every year, and now the Cougars are within range of a berth in the College Football Plyaoffs. Obviously getting Gardner Minshew to change his mind and come to WSU was a big deal.
We are being out-recruited by so many teams. I would argue that we haven't had a 4 or 5 star recruit yet under Wilcox's program. I think we will get there on the defensive side, but why would a star receiver want to come to Cal if we can't throw downfield anymore? We can't get QBs if the 3 existing are performing so poorly as a whole, and we are only playing a single RB for the most recent two games. You cannot expect to compete in the Pac12 with limited recruiting, IMHO.