A look at the latest news and notes from out West in this week's notebook...
Kirk Tabs Final Six
His first offer came nearly three years ago when
he just finished his freshman season at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro, coming from
UCLA in December of 2011.
That offer led to 36 more offers for Christian Kirk, a four-star receiver and
the top prospect in Arizona.
From there, Kirk trimmed the list to a top ten and now, the West's top
receiver prospect has whittled his list down to six.
Kirk announced late last week his final six, in no order, of Arizona State,
Auburn, Ohio State, Texas A&M, UCLA and USC.
He said previously he will likely
just visit nearby Arizona State unofficially, which will allow him to take
official visits to Auburn, Ohio State, Texas A&M, UCLA and USC, all which he's
previously visited unofficially.
talked about his final six with Scout, and why each school made the cut.
Names Early Final Four
Westlake (Calif.) 2016 five-star quarterback Malik Henry has offers from all
over the country as he gets ready to start his junior season.
But it was early
enough for Henry to start to cut his list, and he named a top four.
Henry's final four included Florida State, Notre Dame, Ohio State and UCLA.
He broke down his final
four to Scout, but said it will still be a while before he makes his
Earlier this week, Henry announced that he would be playing in the 2016
UnderArmour All-America Game in Florida.
Washington Lands Elite 2016 Prospect
Washington got a big jump in the 2016 class by getting a commitment from
Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic running back Brandon Wellington.
The four-star Wellington is a versatile prospect who was the RB MVP at the
But he's also a very talented safety who could grow into a linebacker.
Wellington was offered by the Huskies last summer when Steve Sarkisian was
still their head coach and Chris Petersen and his staff quickly reiterated that
offer to Wellington.
Upland (Calif.) safety Jeff Farrar, who signed with
Virginia in February,
didn't get admitted into UVa and will instead play at
Washington State, having
signed a financial aid agreement with the Cougars. Washington State has
two verbals in the 2015 class who played with Farrar at Upland, fellow safety
Kameron Powell and quarterback
San Mateo (Calif.) Serra offensive tackle Jack Dreyer committed to Stanford.
Littleton (Colo.) Heritage defensive tackle Frank Umu committed to Colorado State.Mesa (Ariz.) College offensive tackle Brandon Pertile committed to
Kahuku (Hawaii) safety Soli Afalava committed to Hawaii.
Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian outside linebacker Trevor Howard
committed to Cal.
Kahuku (Hawaii) defensive tackle Salanoa Alo-Wily committed to Hawaii.
Seattle (Wash.) Lakeside tight end Erik Rottsolk committed to Fordham.
Albuquerque (N.M.) Volcano Vista offensive tackle Brian Trujillo committed to
New Mexico State.
Anthem (Ariz.) Boulder Creek offensive guard Nathan Eldridge committed to
St. George (Utah) Desert Hills defensive tackle Lausii Sewell committed to
Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic center Alex Neale committed to Montana.
Walnut Creek (Calif.) Las Lomas offensive guard Noah Myers committed to
Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic defensive end Cody Baker committed to
Westlake (Calif.) receiver Andre Baccellia committed to Washington.
Etiwanda (Calif.) 2016 cornerback Treyjohn Butler was offered by Washington.
Bellevue (Wash.) 2016 tight end Isaac Garcia was offered by USC.
Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley offensive tackle Dru Samia was offered by
Bellevue (Wash.) 2016 cornerback Isaiah Gilchrist was offered by USC.
Salt Lake City (Utah) East linebacker Christian Folau was offered by Cal.
Mission Viejo (Calif.) center Cole Smith was offered by USC. Glendale (Ariz.)
College outside linebacker Deshon Mayes was offered by Colorado State. Phoenix (Ariz.)
Mountain Pointe defensive tackle Bruce Hester was offered by New Mexico. Santa Margarita (Calif.) 2016 quarterback K.J. Costello was offered by Stanford.
La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat linebacker Anthony Camargo was offered by
Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe offensive tackle Nick Carman was offered by
Riverside (Calif.) Poly cornerback Ykili Ross was offered by Utah.
Palm Springs (Calif.) 2016 athlete Tayler Hawkins was offered by Washington.
Southwest Recruiting Analyst Jason Jewell and Mountain Recruiting Analyst Doug Kimmel contributed to this notebook