West Recruiting Notes

Recruiting is really cranking up and this past week was especially eventful with a handful of de-commitments and other players deciding where to take their official visits. Here's a closer look at what went down out West this past week.

*The big news this week was Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian defensive back Jermaine Kelly de-committing from UCLA. Kelly took an official visit to Boise State over the weekend and said he wanted to open things back up. Kelly also visited Washington and expect several more schools including Oregon and California to get involved as well.

*Oklahoma showed some early interest in Fresno (Calif.) Central corner L.J. Moore, then cooled a bit and are now once again recruiting the athlete after visiting the school earlier this week. Moore's senior tape is impressive and schools, including the Sooners, are taking notice. Moore will likely visit OU (Jan. 11).

*Auburn (Calif.) Placer defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes committed to USC last summer but always maintained he would take his official visits. He has visited UCLA, will check out Washington this weekend and will visit Notre Dame and USC in January.

*Vista Murrieta (Calif.) defensive back Treshon Broughton will take his first and likely final official visit this weekend when he checks out Oregon State. The Beavers have been a heavy leader for Broughton all season and it will be very surprising if he doesn't commit on his trip.

*Fresno (Calif.) Edison quarterback Khari McGee will take an official visit to Oregon State this weekend. Arizona is also involved with McGee, who's one of the top dual threat signal callers in the region and could play a skill position if quarterback does not work out.

*Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian quarterback Luke Del Rio de-committed from Oklahoma State earlier this week and took unofficial visits to Oregon State and Alabama this past Tuesday and Wednesday. Southern Mississippi, where former Okie State offensive coordinator Todd Monken left to take the head coaching position is another option as well.

*Encino (Calif.) Crespi defensive back Tyler Foreman said his commitment to Wisconsin remains solid, despite the fact the Badgers have yet to name a new head coach. A ton of credit has to go to Badger LB coach Andy Buh, who has been out to see Foreman twice since the coaching announcement. UCLA and Utah are still involved as well.

*Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos De Niza defensive back Priest Willis will visit LSU this weekend and there's a good chance it will be his final visit. Willis has also visited Nebraska, Virginia and Florida State and UCLA and Arizona State are heavily involved as well. Willis is slated to make his announcement at the Under Armour Game January 4.

*Cerritos (Calif.) Gahr defensive back Patrick Enewally visited Boise State last weekend and will take his second official visit this week to Washington. Enewally also has UCLA set up for (Jan. 18) but said there's a good chance he'll make his decision in the next few weeks. He added he would still take his visit to UCLA now matter where he commits.

*Upland (Calif.) Joe Mathis visited Washington last weekend and said he may visit USC this coming weekend. That will not happen as the Trojans aren't really recruiting him that heavily. Mathis has also visited Utah and will announce his college choice at the Army All-American game January 5. The Huskies, Utes and UCLA appear to be the frontrunners.

*West Mesquite (Texas) receiver and former USC commit Eldridge Massington took an official visit to Alabama last weekend and a mid-week trip to UCLA. He'll check out Arizona State this weekend and could make his decision as soon as next week. Massington wants to enroll in January and the Tide are the one school who is still trying to see if they have an EE spot.

*Long Beach Jordan (Calif.) wide receiver John Ross will take an official visit to UCLA after also visiting Washington, Oregon and Oregon State. Ross said he doesn't have a leader at this time but said the Huskies are definitely recruiting him the hardest. There's a chance he could make his decision in the next few weeks.

*Fallbrook (Calif.) offensive lineman Sean Dowling, a longtime UCLA commit, opened up his recruitment Thursday night. Dowling took official visits to Oklahoma, Vanderbilt and Washington State and will also consider California and San Diego State.

*Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita offensive lineman Riley Sorenson was expected to visit California this past weekend but did not make the visit saying he wanted to wait until a new OL coach was named. Sorenson said he's still talking with Washington and hopes to visit the Huskies in January.

*San Pablo (Calif.) Contra Costa JC offensive lineman Desmond Harrison decided to take his final official visit to USC this coming weekend after also looking at Alabama. Harrison visited and is also considering Texas, Arizona State and Oklahoma and could make his decision next week.

*Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco offensive lineman and USC commit Nico Falah will take an official visit to Oklahoma this weekend. Falah loved his recent trip to Washington and said he could return with his parents for an unofficial. His USC visit will be January 18.

*Mission Viejo (Calif.) defensive back Max Redfield visited USC last weekend and now the Trojans are right back in the mix. Redfield committed to USC last summer but de-committed late in the season and was leaning heavily to Notre Dame. He'll make his decision January 4 at the Under Armour All-American game.

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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