West Recruiting Notebook

A look at the latest news and notes from out West in this week's notebook...

While Signing Day usually sees a flurry of action and drama with commitments after long recruiting cycles, the spring before Signing Day usually sets the quarterback verbals in motion.

And with that usually comes several dominoes falling after.

The West is absolutely loaded at quarterback this year, with seven of the top 12 passers in the country hailing from the region.

And over the next six weeks, three of the nation's top 11 quarterbacks, which happen to be three of the top six passers in the West, will announce their college decisions.

Getting it started is the No. 2 quarterback in the region and in the country, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco quarterback Josh Rosen.

Rosen will announce his decision on March 20th and UCLA is the heavy favorite to land his commitment.

Folsom (Calif.) quarterback Jake Browning, No. 9 nationally, will announce his decision in early April, and Washington, Washington State, Boise State and California all remain under consideration.

Spokane (Wash.) Shadle Park quarterback Brett Rypien, No. 11 nationally, will also announce in early-to-mid April, after he visits Boise State.  Arizona State offered him this past weekend.

Newhall (Calif.) Hart quarterback Brady White, ranked No. 10 and Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde quarterback Sheriron Jones, ranked No. 12, haven't set timetables.

Of course, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure's Ricky Town, ranked No. 1 in the country, committed to USC in January and Corona (Calif.) Santiago quarterback Blake Barnett, ranked No. 6 in the nation, committed to Notre Dame in the fall.

  • Stanford had a mini-Junior Day this past weekend and a handful of top sophomores were on campus, including Santa Margarita (Calif.) four-star quarterback K.J. Costello and Aberdeen (Wash.) four-star linebacker Joel Dublanko.

    Ykili Ross - WR/CB - Riverside (Calif.) Poly - 2015
    When the week started, Ross didn't have any offers.  By the time it ended, he had a half dozen.  First came an offer from Arizona State, then UCLA, San Diego State, San Jose State, Boise State, and Washington State got in on the action.

  • Corona (Calif.) Centennial cornerback Jihree Stewart added offers from Boise State and Oregon State.
  • Newhall (Calif.) Hart receiver Trent Irwin was offered by Stanford and Louisville.
  • Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde offensive guard Tevita Halalilo was offered by UCLA.
  • Pomona (Calif.) receiver Shawn Wilson was offered by Oregon State and Washington State.
  • Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure receiver Lavan Alston was offered by Penn State and Boston College.
  • Encino (Calif.) Crespi safety Marvell Tell was offered by Louisville.
  • Gardena (Calif.) Serra defensive tackle Rasheem Green was offered by Stanford.
  • Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian athlete Jeremy Kelly was offered by Colorado.
  • San Leandro (Calif.) cornerback Stephen Johnson was offered by Washington State.
  • Provo (Utah) Timpview linebacker Gabe Reid was offered by Stanford and Washington State.
  • Bellevue (Wash.) linebacker Mustafa Branch was offered by Colorado.
  • Los Angeles (Calif.) Windward 2016 linebacker Breland Brandt was offered by UCLA and Colorado.
  • Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral linebacker Malik Lawal was offered by Arizona State.
  • Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman tight end Alize Jones was offered by Auburn.
  • Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro receiver Christian Kirk was offered by Louisville.
  • Tempe (Ariz.) Corona del Sol linebacker Cassius Peat was offered by Oklahoma.
  • Gardena (Calif.) Serra linebacker John Houston was offered by Alabama.
  • Etiwanda (Calif.) linebacker Khaylan Thomas was offered by UCLA and Utah.
  • Newhall (Calif.) Hart quarterback Brady White was offered by Arizona State.
  • Aurora (Colo.) Regis Jesuit offensive lineman Tim Lynott was offered by UCLA and Washington State.
  • Redlands (Calif.) East Valley receiver Malik Lovette was offered by Colorado and Notre Dame.
  • Auburn (Calif.) Placer offensive tackle Johnny Capra was offered by San Jose State.
  • Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill athlete Isaiah Langley was offered by Arizona, Notre Dame and SMU.
  • Spokane (Wash.) Shadle Park quarterback Brett Rypien was offered by Arizona State.
  • San Clemente (Calif.) quarterback Sam Darnold was offered by Nevada.
  • Fresno (Calif.) Central cornerback Dehlon Preston was offered by San Jose State.
  • San Ramon (Calif.) California offensive lineman Tyler Whisenhunt was offered by Nevada.
  • Marysville (Wash.) Pilchuck running back Austin Joyner was offered by Boise State.
  • San Ramon (Calif.) California defensive end Matt Snyder was offered by Nevada.
  • Moraga (Calif.) Campolindo tight end Tyler Petite was offered by Miami.
  • Bellevue (Wash.) offensive tackle Henry Roberts was offered by Stanford.
  • Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton outside linebacker Osa Masina was offered by Colorado.
  • Chino Hills (Calif.) defensive end Trent Goens was offered by Washington and Washington State.
  • Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill quarterback Kyle Kearns was offered by SMU.
  • Concord (Calif.) De La Salle defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie was offered by Boise State and Texas Tech.
  • Anaheim (Calif.) Servite receiver Equanimeous St. Brown was offered by Notre Dame.
  • Yakima (Wash.) West Valley offensive lineman Shane Lemieux was offered by Arizona State and East Carolina.
  • San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills cornerback Dechaun Holiday was offered by Oregon State.
  • Etiwanda (Calif.) 2016 cornerback Treyjohn Butler was offered Cal.
  • San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian running back Kirk Johnson was offered by Texas.
  • Rialto (Calif.) Carter 2016 linebacker Lokeni Toailoa was offered by Washington State.
  • La Mirada (Calif.) receiver Tony Brown was offered by San Jose State.
  • Orange (Calif.) Lutheran defensive end Keisean Lucier-South was offered by LSU.
  • Phoenix (Ariz.) Pinnacle quarterback Brian Lewerke was offered by Ole Miss and West Virginia.
  • San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian 2016 receiver Collin Johnson was offered by Cal and Texas.
  • Bakersfield (Calif.) Garces running back Sheldon Croney was offered by Nevada.
  • Folsom (Calif.) offensive lineman Cody Creason was offered by Cal.
  • Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman safety Nicco Fertitta was offered by Arizona.
  • Chino Hills (Calif.) Ayala cornerback Malik Psalms was offered by San Jose State.
  • Concord (Calif.) De La Salle 2016 tight end Devin Asiasi was offered by Washington State.

    Southwest recruiting analyst Jason Jewell contributed to this notebook.

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