A look at the latest news and notes from out West in this week's notebook...
Bruins Get Their Quarterback
UCLA landed their fifth commitment, and their second five-star prospect when
they got a verbal from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco quarterback Josh Rosen.
The nation's No. 2 quarterback prospect joined Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman
tight end Alize Jones in giving the Bruins a commitment from a five-star.
It also gives UCLA an early commitment at the quarterback position, a change
from the past two classes when they landed verbals on Signing Day for 2013 and
in January for 2014.
Rosen is the highest-rated quarterback commitment for UCLA since the Bruins
signed Brett Hundley in 2011 and is also the first five-star quarterback since
With USC landing a verbal from Ricky Town, the No. 1 ranked quarterback in
the country out of Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure, it ensures their rivalry
will take them through college.
San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills cornerback Dechaun Holiday parlayed
winning the Los Angeles NFTC DB MVP into a spot in The Opening, the first player
ever from his school selected to the midsummer event in Beaverton, Ore.
Gardena (Calif.) Serra defensive end Rasheem Green became the second Cav to be
selected to The Opening as well, joining his teammate John Houston, who was
invited after the Los Angeles NFTC.
Contra Costa (Calif.) College has been one of the top JC programs in NorCal
since Alonzo Carter took over as head coach and the Comets have a couple more
guys to watch this fall. Two former Bay Area standouts, Deonte Reynolds and Takkarist McKinley are
defensive linemen that are getting offers as they head into their sophomore
seasons this fall. Reynolds has offers from Arizona State, Boise State and
Maryland among others and McKinley has been offered by Arizona State, Boise
State and Washington State.
Keyshawn Johnson, Jr.
- WR - Mission Viejo (Calif.) - 2017
The son of former
USC and NFL star Keyshawn Johnson hasn't even played varsity football for the
Diablos but his bloodlines and offseason have netted him four offers, which all
came this past week, from Arizona State, Florida State, Ohio State and SMU.
Fresno (Calif.) Central cornerback Dehlon Preston committed to San Jose State.
Phoenix (Ariz.) Pinnacle quarterback Brian Lewerke was offered by Duke.
Anaheim (Calif.) Servite offensive lineman Clayton Johnston was offered by
Arizona State and Utah.
Fresno (Calif.) Edison cornerback A.J. Greeley was offered by Oregon State.
San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian 2016 receiver Collin Johnson was
offered by Oregon State and Rutgers.
Anaheim (Calif.) Servite quarterback Travis Waller was offered by Penn State and Utah. Chino Hills (Calif.) defensive end Trent Goens was offered
by Miami. Gardena (Calif.) Serra 2016 safety C.J. Pollard was offered by
Utah. Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde offensive guard Tevita Halalilo
was offered by Oregon State and Miami.
Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei linebacker Ben Humphreys was offered by
Newhall (Calif.) Hart quarterback Brady White was offered by Kentucky and
Nebraska. Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral offensive lineman Mason Walter was
offered by Fresno State.
Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany athlete Dominic Davis was offered by Fresno State.
Gardena (Calif.) Serra defensive end Rasheem Green was offered by
Kentucky. Orange (Calif.) Lutheran defensive end Keisean Lucier-South was
offered by Kentucky and Utah.
Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian offensive tackle Reno Rosene was
offered by Duke. Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta defensive tackle Tevita Mounga was offered by Utah. Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian athlete
Justice Shelton-Mosley was offered by Duke. Encino (Calif.) Crespi safety
Marvell Tell was offered by Nevada. Vancouver (Wash.) Evergreen receiver
Justice Murphy was offered by Idaho and Eastern Washington. Los Angeles
(Calif.) Salesian receiver Jeremy Kelly was offered by Utah and Washington.
Anaheim (Calif.) Servite receiver Equanimeous St. Brown was offered by Kentucky.
Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill cornerback Isaiah Langley was offered by Duke
Aurora (Colo.) Regus Jesuit offensive lineman Tim Lynott was offered by
Miami and Oregon State. Fresno (Calif.) Clovis North running back Bolu Olorunfunmi was offered by Stanford.
San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills cornerback Dechaun Holiday was offered
by Mississippi State and Texas A&M.
Tempe (Ariz.) Corona del Sol linebacker Cassius Peat was offered by Utah.
Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton defensive end Caleb Peart was offered by Utah.
Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman safety Nicco Fertitta was offered by