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December 20, 2013

Cal LB Johnny Ragin III leaves program

Add 3-star linebacker Johnny Ragin III to the list of Cal football defections.

GoldenBearReport confirmed Friday afternoon with a Cal rep that Ragin has left the Cal football program and intends to transfer.

The news comes within weeks of the announcement that both QB Zach Kline and OL Freddie Tagaloa had requested and been granted releases from the program, and just two days after head coach Sonny Dykes told said more transfers could be coming.

"Usually this time of year, there's going to be two, three, four, five guys transferring," Dykes said.

When asked specifically about whether any other players had requested transfers, Dykes had this to say Friday: "That's a good question, I don't know, I know some players have been in contact with compliance, some players have gone down and asked about it, but have they gotten paperwork completed? I don't know, that's not really something I can chat about."

Cal held off a late charge from a school Ragin once called his dream school in Oregon, which's expected to be a likely destination for the Wilsonville native.

Ragin, who burned his redshirt as a true freshman, saw action in eight games -- largely on special teams -- and finished the season with two tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and a sack.

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