West Recruiting Notebook: Oregon State NFTC

The latest recruiting updates from out West from the Nike Football Training Camp at Oregon State...

Hillsboro (Ore.) five star prospect Colt Lyerla is one of the most coveted athletes on the west coast. Even with all of the offers, only a few schools came to mind when asked about his offers at the combine, "Oregon, Oregon State, Oklahoma, Miami, and UCLA." Lyerla has a pretty open summer as the only camp on his schedule is the Gridiron Kings in Florida. At this time he doesn't plan on attending any university camps. Lyerla indicated he would like to trim his list of schools before his senior season starts but could wait until signing day to make a final decision.

Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline wide receiver Kasen Williams is #1 ranked wide receiver in the country. Williams hauled in MVP honors for the camp and let Scout.com know that he will be trimming his list of schools to ten within the week. Williams will choose ten schools from the over 25 offers he currently has on the table.


Everett (Wash.) Archbishop Murphy defensive lineman Taniela Tupou committed to Washington two months ago and is still a solid verbal. The only team camp that he will attend is the rising stars camp at UW. That doesn't mean Tupou won't have a busy summer, "I plan on attending the All-Poly combines in both Utah and Hawaii and then the Utah Nike camp."


Another rising prospect is Tupou's teammate at Archbishop Murphy (Wash.), OL/DL Julius Tevaga. Tevaga put on a performance this weekend playing on both sides of the line. While he can play both ways, he probably projects best as a guard. Tevaga is still waiting for an offer but has been hearing from Oregon State and Washington the most. He will be at the Washington rising stars camp, the Oregon State camp on the 19th, and the All-Poly camp in Utah.


West Salem (Ore.) Brett Smith showed really well this weekend. Smith holds four offers, from Wyoming, New Mexico State, San Jose State, and Eastern Washington. Brett will attend the UW rising stars this weekend, then plans on trying to get out and see the campuses at Wyoming and San Jose State. He indicated he would like to commit in August, so that it is out of the way and he can focus on his senior season.


Renton (Wash.) Lindbergh safety Diondre Toms added an offer from Portland State this week in addition to his offer from Washington State. Toms continues to hear from many PAC-10 and west coast schools. He will probably wait to make a decision until football season.


Kirkland (Wash.) Juanita tight end Jarett Finau has an offer from the University of Arizona. He lists BYU, Oregon, Oregon State, and Stanford as his other schools of interest. Finau has big plans for the summer; he will be at the All-Poly camps in Utah and Hawaii, the Utah Nike camp.


Tacoma (Wash.) Curtis athlete Rahmel Dockery has offers from Idaho, Washington State, and Oregon State. The versatile athlete just completed his track season where he won the state title in the long jump, leaping over 24 feet. Dockery will be participating in multiple 7 on 7 events, and possibly some team camps.


Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline cornerback Michael Ford earned MVP honors and showed he may be the top cornerback in the Northwest this year. Ford is still waiting for his first offer, but is hearing from schools all over the west coast. Besides the almost weekly 7 on7 tournaments that Skyline participates in, Michael will be at the UW Rising Stars camp, Minnesota team camp, and Oregon State camp this month.


Renton (Wash.) Liberty running back Chandler Jenkins has been receiving heavy interest from a couple of schools, including Wyoming and Eastern Washington. Jenkins will be attending the Jason Gesser NE Elite camp this weekend, the Rising Stars at UW, and the Boise State team camp.


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