Spring Recruiting Notebook - Oregon Prospects

On Tuesday, Scout.com received a number of quick updates from some of the top players from the State of Oregon for the classes of 2013, 2014 and 2015, including up-to-date offer sheets, top school lists, summer camping plans, and when they plan on making their college choices.

OL Brayden Kearsley 6-4, 298 Beaverton Aloha - Kearsley, Scout.com's No. 7-ranked offensive guard who committed to BYU during their Junior Day a year ago, has re-opened the recruiting process and has a number of offers to choose from; BYU, Oregon State, Washington, Utah, UCLA, Hawaii, Arizona State and Colorado, and believes USC, Nebraska, Arkansas (when the new coaches get settled in), and California are close to offering. Kearsley, who is LDS, said he plans to not serve his mission, and the Cougars will be the one for-sure team in his top-five, which he will announce in July. Kearsley, when asked how committed he is to BYU right now, said '80 percent'.

OL Andrew Kirkland 6-5, 290 Portland Jesuit - Kirkland is Scout.com's No. 25-ranked offensive guard nationally, and he currently has standing offers from Colorado, Portland State, and Wyoming. He feels that Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Boston College are close to offering him.

TE Bryson Sullivan 6-4, 265 Beaverton Aloha - Sullivan, Scout.com's No. 35-ranked tight end, is a teammate of Kearsley, and while he doesn't have any offers yet believes a number of schools could be close; Oregon, Oregon State, Boise State, Colorado and Utah. He favors Oregon State, a program he has been to see a number of times, and Colorado, a team he plans on checking out at some point during the recruiting process. No camps planned at this point. Sullivan could also get looks as a defensive lineman, where he had 19 tackles for loss in 2011.

RB A.J. Glass 6-0, 190 Portland Jesuit - Glass had a monster junior year for the Crusaders, running the ball for 2100 yards and 24 touchdowns. He doesn't have any scholarship offers yet, but with a 3.76 GPA he's earned the attention of Ivy League schools, including Brown and Yale. He also favors Northwestern, Duke, Boston College and Lehigh, and will camp at Northwestern Duke, Boston College, Wyoming, Montana, and Utah.

WR Tanner Shipley 6-2, Wilsonville - While Shipley will play receiver in college, he was a very productive running back for Wilsonville in 2011, running for 1287 yards and 16 touchdowns. He is LDS, and favors BYU, Oregon State, Montana, Montana State, Wyoming, Portland State, Oregon, Washington State, Princeton, and Cornell. He does not plan on serving his mission, and he has a current 3.43 core GPA. Shipley will go through SPARQ testing and camp at the Nike NTFC camp in Eugene. He will also camp at Oregon, Boise State, Oregon State, and BYU.

TE Mike Ralston 6-6, 240 Eugene Sheldon - Ralston is a huge athlete with a passion for catching the ball, but he could definitely play defense in college. He's also an imposing pitcher and outfielder in baseball, and is hoping to play both in college. While not claiming any scholarship offers at this time, Ralston believes Oregon State, Oregon and Washington State are showing significant interest. He'll camp at Oregon, Eastern Washington, and Oregon State (for football and baseball).

OL Chad Bach 6-4, 250 Bend Mountain View - Bach is not just a technically sound player; he also boasts a 335-pound bench. With relatives at both Central Michigan and Texas Tech, Bach favors those schools, as well as Oregon, Oregon State, Montana and Wyoming. He'll go through Nike SPARQ testing this summer, as well as Oregon's 1-1 camp and camps at Central Michigan, Texas Tech and Linfield.

OL/DL Matthew Sommer 6-5, 300 West Salem - Sommer, a two-way terror for the Titans, has scholarship offers from Wyoming and Portland State, and believes Oregon State might be close to offering. He said that he'd love to attend college in a smaller city with an outdoor vibe to it, and while he doesn't have any camping plans right now is willing to wait to see what comes his way. If a few colleges really start to show a lot of interest and push that interest through in the form of a scholarship, Sommer is all ears.

DL Doug Brenner 6-3.5, 275 Portland Jesuit - Jesuit always seems to be loaded with talent, and the 2012 recruiting class is no exception. Brenner has a standing scholarship offer from Portland State, and Oregon State (his older sister plays softball there), Oregon, and Stanford could be close. In no order, Brenner's top-five schools includes Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, Washington, and UCLA. He also added that he gets three letters a day from Alabama. The big athlete also pitches and plays first base for the Crusaders.

OLB Evan Colorito 6-4, 230 Beaverton - Colorito had a productive 2011, racking up 70 tackles, including 11.5 sacks. Colorito was recently handed a Pac-12 offer - from Colorado - to go with his previous offer from Portland State, yet claims to be totally open to the recruiting process. He already has camps planned for USC (6/10), BYU (6/13), Stanford and Oregon.

OLB Jack Ezell 6-4, 215 Pendleton - Ezell is the top prospect coming out of Eastern Oregon this year, racking up 67 tackles, including six sacks, for the Buckaroos. He has an offer from Wyoming, and believes Oregon State is close. The University of Texas has also been sniffing around Ezell, who prides himself on having 'no mercy' on the football field. He favors Oregon, Oregon State and Washington right now, and will camp at Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State and has also been invited to The Opening.

LB James Banks 6-1, 225 Eugene Sheldon - Banks is a two-way star for the Irish, totaling eight touchdowns on offense while coming up with 63 tackles, including 14 tackles for loss, in 2011. With a 3.88 GPA, Banks has drawn Ivy League interest and plans on camping at Boston College, Oregon State and Northwestern. He favors Colorado at this time, noting a solid Junior Day experience and his relationship with the coaches, notably LB Coach Brian Cabral.

ATH Nate Halverson 5-11, 175 Portland Grant - The younger brother of Portland State signee Daniel Halverson, Nate definitely has his brother's football genes. The Vikings have already offered him as a defensive back, and SMU could be close to throwing their hat in the ring too. He favors, Portland State, Oregon State, Washington, Harvard, and Princeton. With a 3.77 GPA, Halverson will have no problem getting qualified. He added that, while he would love to join his brother in college, that's not going to be a factor in his final decision. Halverson will camp at Oregon with his Grant teammates, as well as Oregon State and Washington. He's already been to the Nike NTFC camp in Los Angeles.

Safety Dallin Leavitt 5-11, 202 Portland Central Catholic - Leavitt is currently committed to BYU, yet has let the Cougar coaches know that he's open to other options at this point. He is LDS and plans on serving his mission, yet that apparently hasn't deterred schools from actively recruiting Leavitt, including Oregon State, Colorado, Arizona State, UCLA, Stanford, Hawaii and UNLV. Leavitt has scheduled camp plans with BYU, Oregon State, Colorado, Arizona State, UCLA, USC, and Stanford - and hopes to also go to Boise State's camp if he can fit it in. Leavitt is a ballhawk, piling up six interceptions in 2011.

ATH Johnny Ragin 6-2, 208 Wilsonville - On the hoof, Ragin is as solid as they come, and as an athlete did damage for Wilsonville last year on both sides of the ball. He came up with six touchdowns on offense, and on defense racked up 42 tackles as a linebacker, including 10 tackles for loss. On the recruiting front, Ragin does not have any early offers, but favors Oregon, Oregon State, BYU and Portland State, all schools he will camp at. With a 4.0 GPA, Ragin will have no problems qualifying.

Safety Connor Strahm 6-1, 210 Eugene Sheldon - Strahm plays for powerhouse Sheldon and currently has scholarship offers from Montana and Portland State. One of the big reasons for the early interest is due to his junior season, where he had seven interceptions and 26 touchdowns on offense. Strahm told Scout.com he believes Boise State could be close to offering. He plans to camp at Boise State, Oregon State, and the Oregon NTFC Nike camp, and admitted that if Oregon offered it would be tough to pass up a ride from the hometown school.

DE Connor Humphreys (2014) 6-4, 230 Portland Central Catholic - The 2014 prospect had a very productive sophomore campaign, racking up 26 tackles, including 12 tackles for loss, from his spot along CC's defensive line. While his recruitment has yet to really pick up steam, he favors Washington (the campus, the lake) and Boise State (atmosphere and campus life) right now. Humphreys thinks Portland State could be close to offering, and he'll camp there, as well as at the TEAM USA Invite-only camp in Texas.

QB Cade Smith (2015) 6-1.5, 180 West Salem - As a frosh Smith was able to earn his varsity letter by the end of the year, eventually throwing for 18 touchdowns and only four interceptions. Smith is the younger brother of Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith, and while you wouldn't think offers would be quick to come by for a ninth-grader, the Cowboys want to lock Cade down - so he has a standing verbal offer with them.

RB Kenyatta Dunmore (2015) 6-0, 185 Newport - Nicknamed 'Yadie', Dunmore is the younger brother of current Oregon signee Oshay Dunmore, and Kenyatta is primed to be the next big-time running back at Newport. As a freshman, Dunmore accounted for 20 offensive touchdowns. And in talking with Yadie, his dream is to follow Oshay to Oregon - so stay tuned to see if the Ducks extend him an offer down the road.

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