Recruiting roundup: Pac-12 prizes

WR Sebastian LaRue

USC, UCLA, Oregon, Washington and Stanford picked up some of the week's biggest commits as an influx of talent declared their intentions to play in the Pac-12.

It was a big recruiting week for the Pac-12 as most of the top-level commitments found their way to West Coast schools.

A total of eight four-star recruits chose their schools this week, with five of them opting for the Pac-12.

JUNE BOOM

Four-star recruits that have committed to Pac-12 schools this month:
Player
Pos.
School
Date
Su'a Cravens*
S
June 6
Troy Williams
QB
June 8
Steven Mitchell
WR
June 10
Cameron Judge
LB
June 11
Tyler Bruggman
QB
June 13
Chans Cox
FB
June 13
Darrell Daniels
WR
June 16
Francis Owusu
WR
June 18
Darren Carrington
WR
June 20
Myles Jack
LB
June 20
Sebastian LaRue
WR
June 21
*Five-star recruit

The headliner of that group is wide receiver Darrell Daniels, who committed to Washington this week. Daniels is the No. 35 overall player in the Scout300.

A California native, Daniels appeared to be leaning toward USC last week, but ended up with the Huskies after a flurry of receiver commits for the Trojans.

Daniels should team up nicely with four-star quarterback Troy Williams, who committed to the school last week, to give the Huskies a bright future. His combination of size and speed is one of the best in the West. Greg Biggins has more here about what his commitment means to Washington.

And then there's those Trojans, who added wide receiver Sebastian LaRue to their impressive and growing commitment list. LaRue is the No. 89 overall player in the Scout300 and No. 13 at his position. Scout recruiting analyst Greg Biggins calls him a "polished receiver who explodes off the line and can really get in and out of his breaks."

LaRue is the 10th member of an incredible 2013 commitment list for the Trojans. All 10 are rated four stars or higher by Scout, and LaRue is actually seventh of the 10 in the Scout300 rankings. He's joined on the list by two other four-star receivers -- Steven Mitchell (No. 15) and Eldridge Massington (No. 28).

Stanford picked up a verbal from wide receiver Francis Owusu, who checks in at No. 199 in the Scout300. Owusu's brother, Chris, just finished his career with the Cardinal.

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"I had a great visit and got to see my older brother Chris graduate," Owusu said. "While I was out there, I decided to commit as well so it was a great weekend for our family."

A big playmaker with good speed, Owusu was a "must-have" recruit for the Cardinal, Biggins said. Get more of his analysis here.

Linebacker Myles Jack -- the only non-receiver in this week's crop of four-star Pac-12 commits -- chose UCLA. The No. 19 overall outside linebacker picked the Bruins over a host of other offers, mostly from the West.

Jack joins two other four-star linebackers -- Deon Hollins and Cameron Judge -- in a loaded 2013 class for UCLA.

And finally there's Oregon, which landed four-star wide receiver Darren Carrington. The San Diego native camped at Oregon last weekend and was instantly won over.

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"I went out there to earn an offer and I worked for it," Carrington said. "I ran some good routes, caught the ball well and then Coach (Chip) Kelly talked to me in the morning after the camp and told me I had an offer. ... I didn't waste much time, I told him I was taking it."

Read more of Biggins' interview with Carrington here.

It's been a four-star kind of month for the Pac-12. Arizona State and Washington State have picked up coveted recruits this month as well, and the ones on this chart weren't the only scores in June for some of those schools.

With plenty of time still to go before Signing Day a lot can happen, but for now the Pac-12 is sitting on a world of talent.


Around the country

(Commits from June 16 through 5:30 p.m. ET June 22)

Arizona picked up a whopping seven commits this week. Three-star cornerback Devin Holiday was the headliner, joined by three-star quarterback Brandon Cox, three-star linebackers Ryan Dunn and DeAndre Miller, three-star defensive end Calvin Allen, two-star linebacker Philip Wright and two-star quarterback Tommy Woodson.

Ball State landed its first two commits of the 2013 class -- two-star defensive tackle William Lee and unrated kicker Steve Drida.

Two-star linebacker Xavier Phillips committed to Baylor.

A nice score for Boise State in three-star linebacker Tanner Vallejo. Unrated linebacker Durrant Miles also chose the Broncos.

Two-star linebacker Cory Jasudowich declared for Boston College.

Three-star kicker Matt Anderson picked Cal.

A pair of two-stars -- linebacker Jeffrey Perry and defensive end Jack Ford -- tabbed Central Michigan, as well as unrated guards Alex Coty and Austin Doan.

Cincinnati scooped up two-star offensive lineman Dylan Wiseman.

Clemson picked up a few more nice commits in the wake of last week's Robert Nkemdiche announcement. Four-star defensive end Elijah Daniel, three-star offensive tackle Maverick Morris and three-star defensive end Dane Rogers all picked the Tigers.

Three-star linebacker George Frazier and two-star guard John Lisella went with Colorado.

Duke added four commits -- three-star wide receiver Darren Andrews, two-star offensive tackles Gabe Brandner and Sterling Korona, and unrated defensive tackle Mike Ramsay.

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Florida got its first activity in a month, adding three-star defensive tackle Joey Ivie and three-star quarterback Max Staver.

Two-star quarterback Brett Sheehan committed to Florida International.

Georgia landed three-star cornerback Rico Johnson.

Three-star kicker Harrison Butker picked Georgia Tech.

Houston got verbals from three-star cornerback Greg Ward, three-star quarterback John O'Korn, and two-star defensive tackle Zelt Minor.

Idaho's first 2013 commit is two-star wide receiver Reuben Mwehla.

Three-star safety Derrick Mitchell and three-star guard Sean Welsh committed to Iowa.

Kentucky scooped up two-star offensive tackle Jake Boynton.

Two-star offensive tackle Chandler Bridges decided on Louisville.

Marshall landed two guards -- three-star Michael Selby and two-star Gerald Wright.

Another solid week for Maryland. The Terps picked up five commitments, headlined by four-star linebacker Yannick Ngakoue. Also declaring were three-star running back Richy Anderson, two-star defensive end Michael Williams, two-star running back Deandre Lane, and two-star linebacker Cavon Walker.

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Three-star guard Alex Gall chose Miami.

T.J. Williams, a two-star wide receiver, picked Miami (OH).

Michigan picked up two-star cornerback Channing Stribling.

Three-star cornerback Darian Hicks became Michigan State's first commit in over two months.

A pair of three-stars went with Minnesota -- defensive end Owen Salzwedel and offensive tackle Alex Mayes.

Three-star safety Nathan Gerry and two-star long snapper Gabriel Miller chose Nebraska.

Two-star cornerback Marcus Edmond declared for NC State.

Northern Illinois scooped up two-star wide receiver Tommy Fuessel and two-star cornerback Brandon Mayes.

Three-star defensive tackle Eric Joraskie and two-star running back Xavier Menifield chose Northwestern.

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Oklahoma picked up a commitment from three-star wide receiver Austin Bennett.

Three-star running back Corion Webster opted for Oklahoma State.

A solid week for Oregon, as the Ducks scored three-star tight end John Mundt and three-star cornerback Chris Seisay in addition to Carrington.

Oregon State picked up its first commitment, two-star safety Terin Solomon.

Last Saturday, Pitt swiped a great commit in four-star running back Corey Clement.

Three-star center Nick Arcidiacono picked Rutgers.

Two-star wide receiver Dejon Funderburk declared for South Alabama.

Southern Miss added its first two members of the 2013 class -- offensive tackle Edmend Banks and linebacker Jamal Lucas, both two-stars.

Three-star guard Matt Barone, two-star wide receiver P.J. Walker, and two-star running back Jihaad Pretlow committed to Temple.

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Two-star cornerback Alex Sezer picked Texas A&M.

Toledo landed three-star cornerback DeJuan Rogers.

A couple two-star pickups for Tulane -- quarterback Reginald Bell and linebacker Lyn Clark.

Two-star quarterback Ryan Rubley has committed to Tulsa.

UCF landed two-star linebacker Jake Berman and two-star offensive tackle Aaron Evans.

Two-star defensive end Myron Aiava went with Utah.

A trio of three-stars chose Vanderbilt -- defensive end Sean Spencer, linebacker Nigel Bowden, and cornerback Darrius Sims.

Virginia landed a couple of three-stars as well -- defensive tackle Donta Wilkins and cornerback Kirk Garner.

Two-star linebacker Ali Lamot chose Wake Forest.

Six commits this week for Washington State. Five of them are two-stars -- cornerback Markell Sanders, linebacker Peyton Pelluer, wide recevier River Cracraft, running back Gerard Wicks and tight end Cole Madison. Also committing was unrated linebacker Ivan McLennan.

Two-star linebacker chose West Virginia.

A pair of pickups for Wisconsin. Three-star offensive tackle Hayden Biegel and two-star wide receiver Jazz Peavy committed.

Two-star safety Tanner Gentry became Wyoming's first member of the 2013 class.

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