Los Angeles The Opening: Recruiting Notebook

Mar. 9 -- Recruiting news and notes from the Los Angeles The Opening Regional...

Nike Football The Opening Regional Los Angeles Recruiting Notebook

  • San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills safety Troy Warner said that UCLA and Notre Dame, two of his more recent offers, were standing out to him while BYU, the first school to offer him and where his brother plays, is also after him pretty aggressively.
  • Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) 2017 cornerback Jaylon Redd was offered by USC on Saturday and said the offer was a big deal for him, growing up in Southern California. Redd said that the Trojans as well as UCLA, who also offered, stand out from his five offers, all from the Pac-12.
  • Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton defensive tackle Garrett Rand, who was named the DL MVP, is nearing double-digit offers, and said that the in-state schools are after him hard, with Arizona State especially after him given his proximity to ASU, while Stanford was also standing out. He's visited Stanford, UCLA and USC too while in California.
  • Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne offensive lineman Alex Akingbulu has offers from Michigan, Utah, Colorado State, San Diego State, Washington State, UCLA, Boston College and Cal and said that Michigan and UCLA were recruiting him the hardest.
  • Downey (Calif.) linebacker Darrian Franklin said that USC continues to stand out for him and he plans to visit both Michigan and UCLA unofficially this spring. Those three, plus Arizona and Oregon are the schools that have impressed Franklin the most.
  • Bakersfield (Calif.) Liberty linebacker Krys Barnes, who punched his ticket to The Opening Finals, will visit UCLA unofficially this week and Barnes said he thinks an offer could be coming this week. Barnes will visit Oregon and Boise State unofficially in April.
  • Huntington Beach (Calif.) tight end Nick Crabtree is waiting for his first offer but Boise State could be closest to offering while he also visited USC this week unofficially and hopes to visit UCLA unofficially this spring.
  • Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman linebacker Ikem Okeke has offers from Nevada and UNLV and said that Colorado has been talking about potentially offering soon.
  • Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne linebacker Lawson Hall has offers from Colorado State and UNLV and said that a host of Pac-12 schools have increased their interest in him, namely Cal and UCLA.
  • Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco running back Sean McGrew is nearing double-digit offers but said recent offers from Arizona and Arizona State have caught his attention as well as being personally recruited by Washington head coach Chris Petersen and McGrew said that UCLA has picked it up with him of late.
  • Las Vegas (Nev.) Centennial 2017 four-star Greg Rogers has offers from Utah and UNLV and said that Arizona has been reaching out often and he'll visit Arizona unofficially for spring practice.
  • Palm Springs (Calif.) linebacker Tyler Hawkins has an offer from San Jose State and said he plans to visit Washington unofficially with his brother, Tayler.
  • Las Vegas (Nev.) Arbor View offensive lineman Keenan King has offers from Arizona State and UNLV and said a number of Pac-12 schools have been in contact and plan to come see him this spring.
  • Palm Springs (Calif.) defensive back Tayler Hawkins has offers from Washington and San Jose State and is planning an unofficial visit to Seattle to see the Huskies this spring.
  • Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco safety D.J. Morgan said Arizona State and Cal, as well as Colorado State and Vanderbilt were some of the schools sticking out to him.

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