West Recruiting Notebook

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 Hundley.

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 Miami.
  • 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 and Tennessee.
  • 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 Houston.

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