More Recruiting Notes from NLA 7on7

There weren't too many players as physically impressive looking at the recent New Level Athletics Elite 7 on 7 than Riverside (Calif.) J.W North as tight end Marcus Baugh...

Marcus Baugh, who plays for B2G's Five Star team, looks all of 6-4 and is a rock solid 225 pounds. He's a very athletic kid who can run and although he wasn't featured a ton in the offense, still showed why he's regarded as the top tight end in the region.

On the recruiting front, Baugh now has 12 scholarship offers on the table with Hawaii being his most recent.

"Right now, Ohio State, Arizona State and Washington are recruiting me the hardest," Baugh said. "I've already taken unofficial visits to USC and ASU for Junior Days and I'm going to try and get out to Washington in the summer if I can for a visit.

"I haven't started to narrow my list down yet, I'll wait until the end of the summer to do that so I can see who has all offered me. I do know where a couple of my official visits will be. I want to go back to ASU again and I also want to check out Ohio State as well"

Baugh said he would like to take all five of his official visits if he can and announce close to Signing Day. He added that if he makes one of the post-season All-American games, he could make his decision at that time as well.

"I'm just looking for where I'll fit in the best and be most comfortable," Baugh said. "Location doesn't matter to me, I'll go anywhere. I just want to be comfortable with the team and the coaches and play in an offense that likes to throw the ball."

Quick Hitters

*Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne A.J. Richardson landed an offer from Duke last Thursday and also has offers from San Diego State and Houston. Richardson said he's also hearing from Oregon, USC, UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State and he's interested in visiting Cincinnati and Notre Dame over the summer.

*Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure running back Zach Green will visit Arizona April 7 and the Cats have offered. He'll also visit USC next week for spring practice and is also hearing from Cincinnati, Duke, Alabama and UCLA.

*Long Beach (Calif.) Jordan wide out John Ross said Utah State was his most recent offer joining UCLA, Washington, Washington State, Colorado, Colorado State, San Diego State and Cincinnati. Ross said he would like to take all his visits but has an early top three of UCLA, Washington and Cincinnati.

*Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian junior quarterback Brandon Dawkins played behind Troy Williams for the 1925 All Star squad but did look good in limited action. Dawkins camped with Alabama last summer and said the Tide are his childhood favorite since his father is from there. UCLA is also showing interest and Dawkins said it's still too early for him to name a short list of favorites.

*Canyon Country (Calif.) Canyon receiver Drew Wolitarsky is still waiting for his first scholarship offer but is hearing from Washington, Washington State, Air Force, Army and the Ivy League. He attended USC's Junior Day and will camp with the Trojans and Notre Dame in the summer. USC, Notre Dame and Washington State are his early favorites.

*Fresno (Calif.) Edison quarterback Khari McGee said he's hearing from Oregon, Tennessee, Auburn and USC. He plans to camp with USC, Miami and Oregon and called the Trojans and Ducks his two favorites.

*Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey safety Jayme Otomewo has offers from Colorado and San Jose State and said he's also hearing from Cal, USC, Washington State, Oklahoma State and Boise State. He plans to visit Arizona State next week over Spring Break with his teammate Daquan Brown.

*Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman sophomore Nathan Starks called Oklahoma his dream school and the Sooners are showing some early interest. Starks who favors receiver but could also play safety, said Arkansas and Utah are two other schools showing interest. Starks has a great frame and should be recruited at the national level in two years.

*Romoland (Calif.) Heritage running back Jamal Morrow took an unofficial visit to UCLA last week and said he's also hearing from Colorado, BYU and Utah State. Morrow said he wants to try and camp with BYU, Colorado and UCLA in the summer and said those three are his early favorites as well.

*Long Beach Poly (Calif.) safety David Price has an offer from SMU and said UCLA could be close to offering as well. USC, Oregon, Washington, Washington State, Illinois, Georgia and a few Ivy League schools are also showing interest. The Bruins are a heavy leader at this time.

*Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman wide receiver Ryan Smith has an early offer from New Mexico but the Lobos remain the only school recruiting the athlete at this time. Nebraska, Oregon and Duke have sent camp invitations and Smith said he may also look at attending summer camps with in-state schools Nevada and UNLV.

*Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman quarterback Anu Solomon said he's being recruited the hardest by UNLV, Colorado and Arizona and all have offered. ASU and Utah have also offered. Solomon said he'll take an unofficial visit next week to Arizona and will check out UCLA in two weeks. He may also visit Colorado at some point and said the Buffs were his first offer so he wants to check them out.

*Long Beach Poly (Calif.) defensive back Iman Marshall is just a freshman but will be recruited nationally in a year or two. UCLA and Florida State have sent letters and Marshall said USC was his dream school growing up. The athlete said he wants to go through the recruiting process and is a big fan of the SEC and mentioned LSU and Florida as a couple of schools he's interested in.

*Fresno (Calif.) Central Michiah Quick was one of the top sophomores in the tournament and is an elite prospect. He plays both receiver and corner and could play on either side of the ball in college. Oregon, Fresno State, Georgia Tech, San Jose State and Washington are showing early interest. USC was Quick's favorite school growing up but Oregon is his current leader.

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
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