Getting a West Reset

With just over three months remaining, takes a look at the top ten uncommitted prospects from the West region and recaps exactly where they stand in recruiting.

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Ronald Powell – Defensive End – Moreno Valley, CA
Scout300 Ranking: 4
Schools of Interest: Florida and USC
The Skinny: Powell has been down to Florida and USC for quite some time. He's visited Florida unofficially a couple of times, during the summer, and has been a frequent guest at USC's home games this season. He's planning an official visit to Florida and he'll likely take one to USC as well. This one, at this point, is too close to call.
Timeline: This one could be done as soon as the U.S. Army Bowl or as late as Signing Day.
George Uko – Defensive Tackle – Chino, CA
Scout300 Ranking: 31
Schools of Interest: California, USC, Oregon, UCLA
The Skinny: Uko has visited Cal and UCLA officially, and will still visit USC (this weekend) and Oregon (in December). Oregon was the first Pac-10 school to offer him and he visited their unofficially in the spring, but USC has been the local favorite for some time. UCLA has made up a lot of ground, specifically on his official visit, but not enough to overtake the leaderboard. So with visits to Oregon and USC still on the docket, the feeling is that he's USC's to lose.
Timeline: Plans to announce at the UnderArmour All-American Bowl.
Kenny Stills – Wide Receiver – Encinitas, CA
Scout300 Ranking: 36
Schools of Interest: Florida, Oklahoma, Michigan, Miami, Cal, UCLA
The Skinny: Stills has visited Oklahoma and Michigan already and plans to visit Florida this coming weekend and Miami potentially in December. He also visited Tennessee, but eliminated them from consideration. We've long felt that Stills would leave the state for college, a bad sign for Cal and UCLA, and Oklahoma and Florida are the two schools we feel have the best chance at landing him. Oklahoma has the playing time and a close friend (Brennan Clay), already on deck, while Florida has a familiar face, assistant coach Chuck Heater, who coached Stills' dad in college at Wisconsin.
Timeline: First week of December
Anthony Barr – Running Back – Los Angeles, CA
Scout300 Ranking: 43
Schools of Interest: Notre Dame and UCLA
The Skinny: The son of a Notre Dame alum, Barr has long been thought to be a Notre Dame lean, and we still feel that is the case. But with the job status of Charlie Weis up in the air, and having lost his senior season to injury, there is more growing talk that Barr could decide to stay closer to home. UCLA has been the one constant for Barr locally, but the family connections to the Irish still make Notre Dame the favorite. Of course, a lot could depend on who ends up coaching in South Bend next year: Charlie Weis or someone else.
Timeline: U.S. Army All-American Bowl
Sean Parker – Safety – Harbor City, CA
Scout300 Ranking: 66
Schools of Interest: USC, Notre Dame and California
The Skinny: Parker visited Notre Dame in September and Cal in October and has said he's planning to take only one more visit, which will be to USC. Early on, it appeared that Parker was set on leaving California to play, but the more recruiting went along, the more the pull to stay close to home is. We think he's set to be a Trojan, with his relationship with the coaching staff and good friend Byron Moore, a freshman at USC.
Timeline: Early to mid-January
Owamagbe Odighizuwa – Defensive End – Portland, OR
Scout300 Ranking: 70
Schools of Interest: California, Florida, Nebraska, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA and USC
The Skinny: Owa is completely wide open at this time, with the five out-of-state schools and the two in-state programs battling it out for him. He said he's planning to take all of his visits, with trips to Nebraska, UCLA and Cal done and trips upcoming to Florida and USC, and he'll use unofficials on the two in-state programs. Oregon is doing very well with him, and if he decides to stay close to home, the Ducks are the favorite. But he's still talking like he'd like to leave home.
Timeline: Late January
Hayes Pullard – Linebacker – Los Angeles, CA
Scout300 Ranking: 81
Schools of Interest:Arizona State, Notre Dame, USC, UCLA and Washington
The Skinny: Pullard has visited Notre Dame and Arizona State and he'll visit Washington this coming weekend. That will leave him with two visits, to USC and UCLA, where he's not sure if he'll visit unofficially, like he has on numerous occasions, or officially. We don't anticipate a decision from Pullard until after the new year, where the O-D All-American will likely choose from the hometown schools.
Timeline: Mid-January
Dietrich Riley – Safety – La Canada, CA
Scout300 Ranking: 99
Schools of Interest: Florida, Notre Dame, Tennessee, USC and UCLA
The Skinny: Despite trips around the country (officially to Notre Dame and Tennessee, unofficially to Arizona State and the two Los Angeles schools), we still think Riley will end up at USC. He'll take all five of his trips, and he's said one of those will likely be to USC and the Trojans could probably snag his verbal by then.
Timeline: Potentially at the UnderArmour Game, but likely mid-January.
Ricky Heimuli – Defensive Tackle – Salt Lake City, UT
Scout300 Ranking: 105
Schools of Interest: California, Michigan State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Utah and Washington
The Skinny: Heimuli has visited Oregon State officially and will still visit Oregon officially, those are the two set trips. That leaves him with three more visits, which he plans to take, but he's completely wide open in his recruitment, so it's anyone's guess who will get the last three trips.
Timeline: Signing Day
Marquis Flowers – Safety – Goodyear, AZ
Scout300 Ranking: 115
Schools of Interest: Arizona State, Arizona, Notre Dame, USC and UCLA
The Skinny: Flowers lone official visit has been to Notre Dame, and he still has four more to go, which he'll take, to the two in-state schools and the two Los Angeles schools. The Irish made a huge impression on him on his official visit, but again, Weis' job status could make a big impact on Flowers' decision.
Timeline: Mid-January
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