West Recruiting Notebook

A look at the latest news and notes from out West in this week's notebook, where a couple of Pacific Northwest programs land some four-star commits...

Northwest Landings

Both Oregon and Washington held their spring games last weekend, with Oregon having a handful of recruits in, namely five-star defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes from Placer (Calif.), and Washington a much-larger affair, coupling their Junior Day with their spring game at Century Link Field.

While Oregon didn't receive any verbals from their visitors, they did get one from one of their chief targets, Evan Voeller, a four-star offensive tackle from West Linn (Ore.).  Interestingly, Voeller was in Seattle just days before for the Huskies' Spring Game.

But Oregon won out for one of the top prospects in the Northwest in the 2013 class.

"After I took some visits, I just noticed that with everything that's going on at Oregon, it's really special. They're changing the game and I really want to be a part of that," Voeller told Chris Courtney of eDuck.com.

The Huskies, on the other hand, landed four verbals off the heels of their Junior Day.

Starting the run was Bellevue (Wash.) linebacker Sean Constantine, the lone in-state player to commit at their Junior Day, and the anchor of the Wolverines' 3A state title team this past fall.  That night, Poway (Calif.) four-star cornerback Derek Babiash pledged to the Huskies, the top-rated verbal to the Huskies thus far.

On Sunday, Santa Margarita (Calif.) center Dane Crane told the Washington coaches he was going to be a Husky and the next day, his teammate, safety/outside linebacker Connor O'Brien followed suit and gave Washington a verbal.

  • The region's top running back, five-star Justin Davis from Stockton (Calif.) Lincoln, will announce his college decision on Thursday, May 17th.  The #3-ranked running back nationally, Davis has 20+ offers but said he's focusing primarily on USC, California and Washington.

  • UCLA is the last Pac-12 school to host their spring game, and the Bruins will do so this weekend, at the Rose Bowl.  West Coast prospects expected to attend include five-star safeties Su'a Cravens from Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta and Priest Willis from Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos De Niza, as well as four-star prospects like defensive end Joe Mathis from Upland (Calif), tight end Thomas Duarte from Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) teammates, cornerback Chris Hawkins (a USC commit) and safety Tahaan Goodman and Rialto (Calif.) Carter defensive tackle Kenneth Clark.



  • Colorado's aggressiveness in Southern California paid off with a verbal from Orange (Calif.) Lutheran offensive guard Colin Sutton.  One half of the top guard duo in the Southland, Sutton is plenty familiar with Colorado, his sister training in Colorado Springs as a world-class swimmer and his father having played football at Air Force.  A top 20 guard nationally, Sutton is the top commit on board to date for the Buffs.


  • The West's top defensive lineman, Placer (Calif.) defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes, landed a much awaited offer from USC.
  • Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne quarterback Troy Williams, the top passer in California, was offered by Wisconsin.
  • Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian receiver Francis Owusu got his 14th offer from Houston.
  • Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian linebacker Cameron Judge picked up an offer from Arizona State.
  • San Clemente (Calif.) offensive lineman Sean Harlow landed his 12th offer, this one from California, his first in-state Pac-12 offer.
  • Paramount (Calif.) offensive tackle Chris Borrayo got a new offer from Nevada.
  • Petaluma (Calif.) Casa Grande 2014 quarterback JaJuan Lawson got his first offer from Arizona.
  • College of Sequoias (Calif.) defensive back Steven Nelson received a new offer from Oklahoma.
  • Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks defensive tackle Sam Smith had Nevada offer him.
  • Westlake (Calif.) cornerback Dashon Hunt landed offers from Hawaii and Arizona State.
  • Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco offensive lineman Nico Falah got offers from Tennessee and San Diego State.
  • Rialto (Calif.) Carter defensive tackle Kenneth Clark got a new offer from San Diego State.
  • Compton (Calif.) Dominguez cornerback Kalan Montgomery had his first Pac-12 offer come in, from Arizona.
  • American Canyon (Calif.) cornerback Chris Seisay got another Pac-12 offer, from Arizona.
  • Encinitas (Calif.) La Costa Canyon offensive lineman Scott Quessenberry picked up a new Pac-12 offer, from Arizona State.
  • Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame running back Khalfani Muhammad was offered by Purdue.
  • College of Sequoias (Calif.) defensive back defensive back Darren Doston got an offer from Hawaii.
  • Oakley (Calif.) Freedom receiver Darrell Daniels got his eighth Pac-12 offer, this one from Utah.
  • College of Sequoias (Calif.) defensive back Brandon Bagley was offered by Texas Tech.

    National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins contributed to this notebook

    Brandon 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.
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