With coaching changes and in-home visits, this week saw the first real wave of decommitments coming from the West.
The week started off with Tempe (Ariz.) Corona Del Sol four-star defensive end Cassius Peat decommitting from UCLA although Peat has said he's just looking at all his options and will take visits and still somewhat remains committed ot the Bruins.
Austin Joyner decommitted from Washington State
On Wednesday, Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill three-star quarterback Kyle Kearns decommitted from SMU after the Mustangs hired Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris, Kearns having committed to former SMU coach June Jones.
After a short stint in the 1990's, Mike Riley returned to Corvallis in 2003 and had been the head coach for the Beavers for the past 12 seasons, the dean of the Pac-12.
Yet it was a shock to pretty much all of college football when Nebraska announced Riley as their new head coach.
The Beavers had 19 commitments in their 2015 class but the majority of those players said they're still sticking with the Beavers, at least for the time being.
"I'm committed to Oregon State still for now," said San Ramon (Calif.) California tight end Matt Snyder, who committed to the Beavers in October and had Riley in his home the night before the announcement.
Matt Snyder said he's still committed to the Beavers
But the next few weeks, with a new coach still to be named, could be interesting for the Beavers.
After a good number of visitors last week, USC will again have a strong group of visitors this weekend, with four players in the Scout 100 coming plus a top JUCO prospect.
The top visitor is Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro five-star receiver Christian Kirk, who will be making his fifth and final official visit before making his decision latert his month.
Joining Kirk will be Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure five-star quarterback Ricky Town, who will be enrolling next month at USC.
Ricky Town is one of two commits visiting USC
Riverside (Calif.) College receiver Isaac Whitney rounds out the contingent.
Oklahoma will have a good contingent of prospects from the Golden State this weekend, including three teammates from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly.
Headlining the group is five-star cornerback Iman Marshall, the No. 2 player in the West and he'll be joined by his Jackrabbit teammates Colin Samuel, a three-star cornerback and four-star defensive end Joseph Wicker.
Joseph Wicker Will Be With Three Teammates in Oklahoma
With most of the West Coast programs not having games this weekend (save Arizona, Boise State, Fresno State and Oregon, all playing for conference championships), several programs will be hosting official visitors.
Colorado will have a good contingent in Boulder this weekend, the big fish being the potential visit from Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian four-star cornerback Eric Lee, who's been committed to Nebraska for almost a year but is giving the Buffs a chance given the coaching change at Nebraska. La Mirada (Calif.) four-star receiver Tony Brown, though, has definite plans to visit Boulder this weekend.
Read more on the Buffs big weekend and who the other expected visitors are.
Tony Brown will visit Colorado
Washington has a couple of big visitors coming in this weekend, namely Austin Joyner, who decommitted from Washington State earlier in the week. Joyner had committed to the Huskies a year ago, but when Steve Sarkisian left Washington, he opened it up and then committed to the Cougars. The firing of Cougar DC Mike Breske had him open things up again. Joining him on the visit will be Monrovia (Calif.) athlete Octavius Spencer.
Washington State will get a visit from Salt Lake City (Utah) Taylorsville defensive end Mufi Hunt.
And Utah will get a visit from Herriman (Utah) four-star offensive lineman Andre James, a commit to UCLA.
Gatorade named its State Players of the Year this week, and a number of Scout 300 prospects are on the list, including the West's top receiver, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro five-star Christian Kirk. For all of the Gatorade State Players of the Year, click here for the winners for 2014.
Kevin Scott - DL - Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian - 2015
In just his first year playing football, Scott has used his one year to a big advantage, racking up a slew of offers in the last couple of weeks, including offers from Fresno State, New Mexico State, UMass and UTEP in the past week alone.
Southwest Recruiting Analyst Jason Jewell and Mountain Recruiting Analyst Doug Kimmel contributed to this notebook