West Recruiting Notebook

A look at the latest news and notes from out West in this week's notebook...

Pylon 7on7 Preview

Most of the West's top 7v7 teams are headed to Las Vegas this weekend for the the Pylon Elite 7v7 National Tournament, which returns to Vegas for the eighth straight year on February 28th and March 1st, with nearly 100 teams from around the country expected.

And it kicks off a busy couple of weeks out West, with next week's Nike Football The Opening Regional in Los Angeles followed by the Pylon 7v7 Wes Tournament in Los Angeles the following weekend.

A number of top prospects from the West and beyond will be in Vegas this weekend for the Pylon Elite 7v7, including the West's No. 1 overall prospect, Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West linebacker Caleb Kelly, who put himself on to the map a year ago at this event, and got his first offer, from Oklahoma, a couple days later.

Three of the top quarterbacks in the West will be on hand in Lake Stevens (Wash.) quarterback Jacob Eason, Santa Margarita (Calif.) quarterback K.J. Costello and Las Flores (Calif.) Tesoro quarterback Devon Modster.

There will also be a loaded group of receivers and cornerbacks in Vegas.

In fact, every positional unit (outside the offensive line and defensive line), will have at least two of the top five prospects from the region in that unit, in Vegas, including the top five cornerbacks.

And there will be plenty of top-tier 2017 prospects on hand, like Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman quarterback Tate Martell and receiver Tyjon Lindsey, West Linn (Ore.) four-star Elijah Molden, Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian ATH Deommodore Lenoir, Fontana (Calif.) Summit running back Stephen Carr and four-star running back Sione Heimuli-Lund.

Plus, some 2018 prospects who are likely to emerge the next couple of years, like Paramount (Calif.) athlete Eric Fuller and Bothell (Wash.) quarterback Jacob Sirmon, will also be in Vegas.

For more on the Pylon Elite National 7v7 Tournament, check out Scout's Preview and Five Questions of the event.

  • The first Nike Football Opening Regional out West is set for Sunday, March 8th at Redondo Union HS in Redondo (Calif.).


    Michael Eletise - OG - Honolulu (Hawaii) Kaiser - 2016
    The West's No. 1 offensive guard was offered by Florida State, Nevada, San Diego State and Utah State and has landed 13 offers in the past two weeks.

  • Los Angeles (Calif.) Hamilton quarterback Armani Rogers committed to California.
  • Calabasasas (Calif.) defensive back Marquel Dismuke committed to California.

  • Folsom (Calif.) offensive lineman Jonah Williams was offered by Michigan and USC.
  • Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos linebacker Bryce Youngquist was offered Oklahoma, Oregon and Wisconsin
  • Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei offensive lineman Frank Martin was offered by Nebraska, TCU and USC.
  • Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne linebacker Lawson Hall was offered by Nevada.
  • Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey offensive lineman Nahjee Flowers was offered by Nevada.
  • Elk Grove (Calif.) Franklin defensive back Lamar Jackson was offered by Michigan, UCLA and Washington State.
  • Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei athlete Davir Hamilton was offered by Washington State.
  • Westlake (Calif.) receiver Theo Howard was offered by Illinois and Nebraska.
  • Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian 2017 athlete Deommodore Lenoir was offered by UCLA.
  • Temecula (Calif.) Great Oak offensive lineman Bryson Cain was offered by Washington State.
  • Upland (Calif.) receiver Grant Porter was offered by Colorado State and Washington State.
  • Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco 2017 offensive lineman Wyatt Davis was offered by Oklahoma.
  • Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola receiver David Long was offered by Oklahoma.
  • Antioch (Calif.) 2017 running back Najee Harris was offered by Colorado State and TCU.
  • Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian receiver Michael Pittman was offered by Washington State.
  • Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic linebacker Lamar Winston was offered by Washington State.
  • Rohnert Park (Calif.) Rancho Cotate receiver Chris Taylor-Yamanoha was offered by Cal and Colorado State.
  • Murrieta (Calif.) Murrieta Valley offensive lineman Nathan Smith was offered by Louisville and Nebraska.
  • Bakersfield (Calif.) Liberty linebacker Krys Barnes was offered by Cal.
  • Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne running back Sean Riley was offered by San Diego State.
  • Lancaster (Calif.) Paraclete running back Melquise Stovall was offered by Cal.
  • Las Flores (Calif.) Tesoro quarterback Devon Modster was offered by Boise State and Washington State.
  • Gardena (Calif.) Serra safety C.J. Pollard was offered by Washington State.
  • Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne offensive tackle Alex Akingbulu was offered by San Diego State and Washington State.
  • Corona (Calif.) Centennial safety Chacho Ulloa was offered by Arizona State.
  • Ventura (Calif.) Buena linebacker Dru Mathis was offered by San Diego State.
  • Gardena (Calif.) Serra safety Brandon Burton was offered by Ohio State and Washington State.
  • Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd linebacker Camilo Eifler was offered by Washington State.
  • Calabasas (Calif.) 2017 receiver Keyshawn Johnson was offered by Boise State.
  • El Dorado Hills (Calif.) Oak Ridge quarterback Ian Book was offered by UNLV.
  • Calabasas (Calif.) safety Isaiah Hayes was offered by Boise State, Indiana and Nevada.
  • Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian offensive lineman Dillon Reinkensmeyer was offered by Air Force, Bucknell and Utah State.
  • Anaheim (Calif.) Servite cornerback Keyon Riley was offered by San Diego State.
  • Gardena (Calif.) Serra athlete Khalil Tate was offered by San Jose State and Washington State.
  • San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills defensive back Troy Warner was offered by Notre Dame and Washington State.
  • Anaheim (Calif.) Servite 2017 receiver Terrell Bynum was offered by Nebraska and San Diego State.
  • Glendora (Calif.) quarterback Matt Fink was offered by Nevada, Washington State and Utah.
  • Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt 2017 cornerback Thomas Graham was offered by UCLA.
  • Granite Hills (Calif.) defensive end Jake Burton was offered by Colorado State and Nevada.
  • Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos athlete Cohl Cabral was offered by Arizona State, Fresno State, Kansas, Utah and Washington State.
  • Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman linebacker Ikem Okeke was offered by Nevada.
  • Murray (Utah) defensive end Maxs Tupai was offered by USC.
  • Reed (Nev.) defensive tackle Nick Gregg was offered by Nevada.
  • Snow (Utah) College receiver Jonah Trinnaman was offered by Oregon State.
  • Las Vegas (Nev.) Desert Pines offensive lineman Samuelu Poutasi was offered by Nevada.
  • Salt Lake City (Utah) East offensive tackle Johnny Maea was offered by Washington State.
  • Reno (Nev.) athlete Lukas McKenzie was offered by Nevada.
  • Las Vegas (Nev.) Desert Pines defensive end Anthony Smith was offered by Nevada.
  • Mililani (Hawaii) running back Vavae Malepeai was offered by Washington State.
  • Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis receiver Drew Kobayashi was offered by Navy and Washington State.
  • Snow (Utah) College offensive tackle Garett Bolles was offered by Arizona State and Florida State.
  • Bountiful (Utah) outside linebacker Max Tooley was offered by Nevada.
  • Woods Cross (Utah) defensive tackle Pookie Maka was offered by Nevada and Oregon State.
  • Sky View (Utah) outside linebacker Max Christensen was offered by Nevada.
  • Taylorsville (Utah) defensive end Lyric Bartley was offered by Nevada.
  • South Jordan (Utah) Bingham linebacker Parker Workman was offered by Nevada.
  • Dixie (Utah) running back Tre Miller was offered by Wyoming.
  • Provo (Utah) Timpview outside linebacker Keenan Pili was offered by Nevada.
  • Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton defensive tackle Garrett Rand was offered by Vanderbilt.

    Southwest Recruiting Analyst Jason Jewell and Mountain Recruiting Analyst Doug Kimmel contributed to this notebook


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