West Recruiting Notebook

Mar. 22 -- A look at the latest news and notes from out West in this week's notebook...

Scout 300 Commits

Two Scout 300 prospects from the West came off the board in the last week.

Bakersfield (Calif.) Liberty four-star linebacker Krys Barnes committed to UCLA on Saturday after taking an unofficial visit to Westwood.

Prior to the visit, Barnes didn't have an offer from the Bruins, but was offered by head coach Jim Mora and linebackers coach Scott White and committed on the spot, giving the Bruins a top five middle linebacker.

A couple days later, Westlake (Calif.) four-star receiver Theo Howard committed to Oregon after taking an unofficial visit to Eugene.


Howard committed to Oregon

Howard had an offer from the Ducks since before Signing Day, but it was the unofficial visit that swung his recruitment in the Ducks favor.

Ground Zero Announcements

Four players from Ground Zero will announce their college decisions on Monday, incuding four four-stars.

The Inland Empire-based Ground Zero won the Pylon Elite National 7v7 in Las Vegas earlier this month, and Barnes came down from Bakersfield to play with them.

But the majority of their team is from the Inland Empire and a quartet will announce on Monday evening.

Rialto (Calif.) Carter linebacker Lokeni Toailoa and Fontana (Calif.) Summit receiver Damian Alloway, both Scout 300 members in the 2016 class, will announce.


Felton is one of four four-stars announcing

Joining them from the 2016 class is Toailoa's brother, three-star safety Leni Toailoa and Temecula (Calif.) Great Oak four-star receiver Demetric Felton.

Rounding out the group of announcers is Fontana (Calif.) Summit 2017 four-star running back Stephen Carr, one of the top backs in the West regardless of class.

  • Chandler (Ariz.) running back Chase Lucas, Arizona's top running back and Concord (Calif.) De La Salle tight end Devin Asiasi, the West's No. 1 tight end, were invited to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
  • Honolulu (Hawaii) Kaiser offensive lineman Michael Eletise, the West's top offensive guard, and Chandler (Ariz.) receiver N'Keal Harry, Arizona's top receiver, were invited to the Under Armour All-America Game.


    Chacho Ulloa - S - Corona (Calif.) Centennial - 2016
    The defensive anchor for the Huskies program, Ulloa has picked up a trio of Pac-12 offers this week, from Cal, Oregon State and Washington State and should land even more throughout the spring.

  • Bellingham (Wash.) Sehome safety Taylor Rapp committed to Washington.
  • Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro quarterback Kare Lyles committed to Wisconsin.
  • Gardena (Calif.) Serra quarterback Khalil Tate committed to Arizona.
  • Laney (Calif.) College quarterback Garrett Anderson committed to UConn.

  • Antioch (Calif.) 2017 running back Najee Harris was offered by Tennessee.
  • Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos offensive tackle Cohl Cabral was offered by Boise State and Oregon State.
  • Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco cornerback Traveon Beck was offered by Arizona State.
  • Calabasas (Calif.) 2017 receiver Keyshawn Johnson was offered by USC.
  • Mililani (Hawaii) running back Vavae Malepeai was offered by Michigan and Vanderbilt.
  • La Habra (Calif.) linebacker Jacob Colacion was offered by Indiana.
  • Palm Springs (Calif.) athlete Tayler Hawkins was offered by San Diego State and Washington State.
  • Folsom (Calif.) offensive tackle Jonah Williams was offered by Arkansas, Miami and Nebraska.
  • Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) defensive tackle Jabari Watson was offered by San Diego State.
  • South Jordan (Utah) Bingham 2017 defensive end Langi Tuifua was offered by BYU
  • Colorado Springs (Colo.) Pine Creek outside linebacker JoJo Domann was offered by Nebraska.
  • Snow (Utah) College defensive tackle Handsome Tanielu was offered by BYU.
  • Reno (Nev.) safety Lukas McKenzie was offered by Colorado State and Kansas.
  • West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade 2018 running back T.J. Pledger was offered by USC.
  • San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian receiver Collin Johnson was offered by Alabama.
  • Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei linebacker Curtis Robinson was offered by Oklahoma.
  • Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco 2017 offensive lineman Wyatt Davis was offered by UCLA.
  • Thousand Oaks (Calif.) quarterback Max Gilliam was offered by Toledo.
  • Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne receiver DeVaughn Cooper was offered by Washington State.
  • Rohnert Park (Calif.) Rancho Cotate safety Chris Taylor-Yamanoha was offered by UNLV.
  • Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne offensive lineman Alex Akingbulu was offered by Hawaii.
  • Murrieta (Calif.) Mesa offensive lineman Nathan Smith was offered by Boston College
  • Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne safety Jamal Hicks was offered by Hawaii.
  • Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne cornerback Daniel Brown was offered by Hawaii.
  • Gardena (Calif.) Serra safety C.J. Pollard was offered by Oregon.
  • Long Beach (Calif.) Poly cornerback Jack Jones was offered by Nebraska.
  • Carmichael (Calif.) Jesuit running back Beau Bisharat was offered by Michigan State.

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


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