A look at the latest news and notes from out West in this week's notebook, where the region's top tight end commits to a Big Ten powerhouse...
Baugh Goes Buckeyes
When Urban Meyer was the head coach at Utah, even for those quick two years,
he recruited the West Coast well. When he went down to Florida, he still
had a presence in the West.
Once he got to Ohio State, some questioned whether he'd return out West for
Riverside (Calif.) J.W. North tight end Marcus Baugh gave that answer a
The West's top tight end in the class of 2013, Baugh committed to the
Buckeyes this week, having yet to visit Columbus, but wanting to be a part of
the Buckeyes future.
"There are a lot of reasons why I committed to Ohio State but coach Meyer was a big one. He's a great coach and has always had great success using the tight end. I want to be the next Aaron Hernandez, I think I play a similar game and that's how they plan to use me,"
Baugh told Greg Biggins of Scout.com. "I love the tradition at Ohio State and I also have family in the area and that was important as well. I'll have a nice support group around me since I'll be pretty far from home."
The evaluation period starts next week and this weekend is the
IMG/Madden 7on7 West
Regional Qualifying Tournament, as the spring really ramps up the next few
weeks. The NLA Elite 7on7 three weeks ago and the SoCal NFTC signaled the
beginning of camp season and things will be plenty busy out West in the next few
UCLA added their second offensive lineman to the mix when Fallbrook (Calif.)
offensive tackle Sean Dowling committed to the Bruins on Thursday.
National Recruiting Analyst Greg
Biggins contributed to this notebook
is in his eighth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting
Analyst and West Regional Manager.
Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.
He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.