A look at the latest news and notes from out West in this week's notebook...
Eval Period Starts
Jim Mora and UCLA have the top class of any school in the
West so far in the 2015 class.
American's know April 15th as Tax Day.
College football coaches, though, know April 15th as the beginning of the Evaluation Period.
From Tuesday, the 15th, until Saturday, May 31st, the Eval Period is in full
That gives college coaches the opportunity to hit the road and see the
recruits high on their board, either those offered or unoffered.
Coaches are permitted two evaluations per athlete during the period, one for
athletics (workout, spring ball, track meet, etc.) and one for academic
evaluations (stop by the school to get transcripts, etc.). However, if the
coaches do both evaluations on the same day, they're permitted an additional
athletic evaluation of the prospect.
Also, coaches are permitted to make one phone call per recruit during the
evaluation period. Recruits can call the coach whenever, but coaches are
only allowed one outgoing call during the time frame.
Head coaches continue to be grounded, with only assistant coaches able to hit
Each spring sees a handful of guys see their recruitments take off once
coaches get a chance to eyeball them in the spring.
This spring should be no different.
The evaluation period starts this week and this past weekend was the IMG
7on7 West Regional Qualifying Tournament and the Passing Down Central Cali
Regionals. The next major event in the West is the Passing Down Best in
the West in Fullerton on Sunday, April 27th. The next NFTC in the West is
on May 18th in Oakland.
Darnay Holmes -
CB - Newbury Park (Calif.) - 2017
The rising freshman is one of the
top defensive backs in the West already, regardless of class, and the son of
former NFL runnin gback Darick Holmes is racking up offers, landing ones from
Tennessee, Mississippi State, Utah, Clemson and Louisville this week.
Mission Viejo (Calif.) Trabuco Hills tight end Jacob Breeland committed to
Long Beach (Calif.) Poly defensive end Joseph Wicker was offered by Notre Dame.
La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat linebacker Anthony Camargo was offered by
Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta defensive tackle Tevita Mounga was
offered by Arizona, Colorado, Washington and Washington State.
Long Beach (Calif.) Poly cornerback Iman Marshall was offered by Oklahoma.
Salem Hills (Utah) linebacker Porter Gustin was offered by Arizona State
and Florida State.
Upland (Calif.) quarterback Tyler Hilinski was offered by Washington
Riverside (Calif.) Poly cornerback Ykili Ross was offered by Notre Dame
and USC. Newhall (Calif.) Hart quarterback Brady White was offered by
Pasadena (Calif.) Muir receiver Desean Holmes was offered by Mississippi
Burbank (Calif.) running back James Williams was offered by Washington
Gardena (Calif.) Serra cornerback Stanley Norman was offered by
Mission Viejo (Calif.) 2017 receiver Keyshawn Johnson was offered by
Tennessee, Clemson and Louisville.
Upland (Calif.) safety Elijah Jones was offered by Yale.
Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian cornerback Justice Shelton-Mosley
was offered by Utah.
Anaheim (Calif.) Servite quarterback Travis Waller was offered by
Tennessee. Santa Margarita (Calif.) 2016 quarterback K.J. Costello was
offered by Florida State and Tennessee.
Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton linebacker Osa Masina was offered by Cal
Fresno (Calif.) Clovis North linebacker Westin Hatcher was offered by
San Ramon (Calif.) California defensive end Matt Snyder was offered by
Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro receiver Christian Kirk was offered by San Diego State. Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon safety Isaiah Renfro was
offered by Nevada.
La Canada (Calif.) St. Francis 2016 receiver Dylan Crawford was offered by
Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure receiver Lavan Alston was offered by
Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei linebacker Ben Humphreys was offered by
Herriman (Utah) offensive tackle Andre James was offered by Arkansas.
Fresno (Calif.) Edison cornerback A.J. Greeley was offered by Fresno
Corona (Calif.) Centennial cornerback Jihree Stewart was offered by
Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe running back Paul Lucas was offered by
Notre Dame. Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman cornerback Jabari Butler was
offered by Wyoming.
Yuma (Ariz.) Catholic tight end Matt Pistone was offered by Oregon State. Westlake (Calif.) 2016 quarterback
Malik Henry was offered by UAB.
Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton defensive end Caleb Peart was offered by Arizona
Anthem (Ariz.) Boulder Creek safety Ryan Parenteau was offered by South
Modesto (Calif.) Central Catholic tight end Jared Rice was offered by
Idaho. Pittsburg (Calif.) 2016 safety Shurod Thompson was offered by Cal.
Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral linebacker Malik Lawal was offered by San Jose State. Bellevue (Wash.) linebacker Mustafa Branch was offered by Duke.
Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill cornerback Isaiah Langley was offered by
Lehi (Utah) defensive end Steven Latu was offered by Southern Utah.
Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral offensive lineman Mason Walter was offered by
Fresno (Calif.) Clovis North running back Bolu Olorunfunmi was offered by
Louisville. Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco 2016 running back Sean McGrew was offered by Washington.
Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Jason Jewell contributed to this notebook