How Tosh Lupoi became an elite recruiter

April, 13, 2011
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Good feature here on California defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi, 29, the youngest coach on ESPN.com's list of top 25 recruiters in 2011 and the youngest football assistant in the Pac-10 last year.

The story tells you where Lupoi came from and how he became who he is: A young man singularly fixated on football his entire life.

Why is Lupoi such a great recruiter?

"The kids understand when they talk to him, how much he cares about this place," said running backs coach Ron Gould, who is in his 15th year at Cal. "Kids want to be around that kind of passion. You look in his eyes, and you see this guy has no quit. Listen to him for 30 seconds, and you feel his heart beat."

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