West coast recruiting roundup

All the news and notes from the West in Scout's weekly Regional Recruiting Roundup...

Isaiah Gilchrist- CB - Bellevue (Wash.)

One of the strengths of Chris Petersen's recruiting efforts since he got to Washington was keeping the top players in-state, and for the third year in a row, the Huskies landed the top defensive prospect from Washington with Gilchrist's verbal. The four-star corner is the top defensive back in the Northwest and has been an anchor of the Wolverines' secondary, and also makes it three straight years the top player from Bellevue stayed home. Gilchrist will reunite with former Bellevue teammate and current Husky safety Budda Baker, who he played in the same secondary with as a sophomore starter. Gilchrist is the No. 3 corner in the West and No. 22 nationally.

Derrion Grim - WR - Stockton (Calif.) McNair

Grim committed early to Boise State, but a monster start to his senior season opened up more doors for him and then came an offer from Nebraska. Last Friday, Grim had nine catches for 243 yards with three touchdowns then after the game, took off for an official visit to Nebraska. Following his trip to Lincoln, Grim flipped his pledge to the Huskers, making it a pretty memorable weekend for the rising three-star. On the year, Grim has 33 receptions for 706 yards and 13 touchdowns, in just three games, and also has a kick return for a touchdown.

Tristan Gebbia (QB), Keyshawn Johnson (WR) and Darnay Holmes (CB) - Calabasas (Calif.)

The Coyotes are 3-0 on the 2015 season and that's largely because of the play of the three 2017 Scout 300 prospects they have in Gebbia at quarterback, Holmes, the five-star cornerback who's also leading the team in receiving yards and Johnson, the second leading touchdown scorer at receiver. After Calabasas plays Pacifica of Oxnard, the three will head down to Tuscaloosa for an unofficial visit to see Alabama, which has offered all three, take on Ole Miss in an SEC matchup of Top 15 programs.

Patrick O'Brien- QB - San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) San Juan Hills

Not many players raised their stock more over the spring and summer than O'Brien. He came out of nowhere to win QB MVP honors at The Opening Regional in Redondo and led his B2G 7v7 squad to multiple 7v7 tournament championship. O'Brien hasn't slowed down with the pads on, completing over 80% of his throws while averaging 309 yards a game and nine touchdown through three games. He has also rushed for 202 yards and three more scores and most importantly, has his team sitting at 3-0. Husker fans have been clamoring for a 4th star for O'Brien for months and they may soon get their wish.

Nigel Knott- CB - Madison (Miss.) Germantown

Knott is set to announce his decision next Wednesday. He's taking an official visit to Oregon this weekend and the Ducks have a real shot here. He has been to Alabama multiple times and the Tide do appear to be the team to beat right now. Florida State is right there as well and he has family ties to both Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Oregon will have to wow him this weekend but the Ducks are more than capable of doing just that.

National recruiting analyst Greg Biggins contributed to the roundup.


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