West Recruiting Notebook

A lot of action took place in the recruiting world out West this week, with the Big Ten landing one of the region's best, USC capitalizing on their win over Ohio State, Stanford getting a Cactus State native and Washington picking up a 2010 verbal...

Craig Roh

Michigan got some good news this week when one of the top prospects in Arizona gave the Wolverines a verbal.

Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral defensive end Craig Roh verballed to the Wolverines on television but spoke to Scout prior to his announcement and talked about why he chose the Maize and Blue.

"I knew in my heart where I was going after taking my unofficial to Michigan and my other unofficials this summer," said Roh. "Michigan just felt right and I feel like I can maximize my potential there.".

Roh took an official visit to Ann Arbor when the Wolverines hosted Utah in the opener.

He chose Michigan over Arizona State, Nebraska, UCLA and USC.



Shaquelle Evans

The Trojans had a big week themselves, especially Tuesday.

Coming on the heels of their rout of Ohio State, USC landed a commitment from Shaquelle Evans, the top receiver on the West Coast from Inglewood.

The commitment is a soft one at this point, though.

"Shaq gave USC a verbal, but it's only a soft verbal at this point," said his mother Kalisha.  "He's still planning on taking his trips to Notre Dame and he's not ruling anybody out. That's why it's a soft verbal and that's why he's taking his trips. He want's to see what other schools have to offer.  He will make his final decision in January."

Evans is also considering LSU, Ohio State, Michigan and UCLA along with the three schools he's planning to visit as well as the Trojans.


Kirby Moore

Expect to see more of the Moore's at Boise State.

With Kellen Moore the starting quarterback for the Broncos, his younger brother Kirby, a senior at Prosser (Wash.) committed to Boise State to reunite him with his big brother.

"I committed to Coach Pete about thirty minutes before the game," he told BroncoCountry.com. "He told me I made his night and they needed to go out and get a win first. I knew it was the place for me."

Moore is one of the most prolific receivers in the country, coming off a state championship season where he had 29 touchdowns.

And he hopes to keep the production at a high level when he and Kellen resume their old games of pass-and-catch.

"I talked to Kellen about the playbook and he's going to bring it home," he said. "We're going to look it over. I think it'll really help over the summer."

Drew Terrell

Stanford continues to rack up an impressive recruiting haul, with Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton receiver Drew Terrell the latest to give the Cardinal a commitment.

"I just felt the time was right and it was a good fit for me. The academic situation is great and I think I have a chance to come in and get some early playing time," said Terrell.

The #45-ranked receiver joins a very good receiver group that has already verballed to the Cardinal.

"My mom knew I was leaning towards Stanford for a while but the rest of my family that I might go to ASU. But that just wasn't a good fit for me. I know a lot of guys there but they are loaded at receiver and the academics at Stanford are better," said Terrell.

D.J. Morgan

While they're putting together one of the best classes in the country, as usual, USC is already jumping on the 2010 class.

This week, the Trojans landed their second verbal in that class with Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft running back D.J. Morgan joining Dillon Baxter from San Diego (Calif.) Mission Bay.

"I went down to practice with my parents and commited to Coach (Pete) Carroll and Coach (Steve) Sarkisian. They were really excited and my family was happy.  They were always my top school and thats where I always wanted to go. The academics and the chance to win a championship were important to me,"

Morgan also wanted to get his recruiting done before it picked up.

"I knew recruiting was going to get hectic for me so I wanted to get it out of the way. I already knew where I wanted to go. I am relieved to get it over with," said Morgan.


Zach Fogerson

Washington also got a head start on its class of 2010, landing a commitment from local fullback Zach Fogerson from Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea.

""I was really excited and I was talking to Allen Mooney and he just said 'if you like them, you should do it' and I was like 'yeah, I should' so I told coach (Tyrone) Willingham after the (Oklahoma) game," Fogerson told Dawgman.com.

Fogerson's commitment will also reunite him with his older brother, Johri, who started at safety last week against Oklahoma as a true freshman.

"He led the team in tackles, which was cool," Fogerson said. "He loves it at U-Dub and I really like Washington and everything about the school. It is just the best thing or me to be there and get that out of the way."

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