West Regional Recruiting Roundup

May 8 -- All the news and notes from the West in Scout's weekly Regional Recruiting Roundup...


QB Matt Fink, Glendora (Calif.), Committed to USC

USC signed two quarterbacks in 2015 but that didn't stop the Trojans from going after a couple of in-state quarterbacks in 2016.

And it certainly didn't scare Fink away from the Trojans. After being offered in March by USC, Fink laid low for the past couple of weeks while mulling over his offer.

Also having offers from schools like Notre Dame, Boise State and Washington, Fink had long indicated he wanted to stay in California.

And that paid off for the Trojans, who got his commitment on Monday.


Chase Claypool - WR - Abbotsford (B.C.)

In the 2015 class, Canada had its first ever U.S. Army All-American in Oklahoma signee Neville Gallimore and British Columbia produced a Pac-12 signee in Harper Sherman.

Claypool is giving coaches a reason to head back to the Great White North, the fast-rising receiver reaching double-digit offers this past week.

Mississippi State and Arizona, who landed Sherman in February, both offered Claypool and he already had offers from schools like Oregon, Nebraska, Rutgers, Utah and Washington.

Claypool will be at the NW Elite Camp in June, where nearly every Pac-12 and Mountain West school will have a coach, but he could be well into the teens in offers, especially as more schools try getting up to British Columbia this spring.


Daevon Vigilant - RB - Downey (Calif.)

A week ago, Scout visited Downey to check on Vigilant and that morning, his only offers were from Army and Navy.

San Diego State would offer later in the day, but then this past week, Vigilant's recruitment exploded.

On Wednesday morning, Vigilant had a slew of coaches checking on Downey's morning workouts and by the time it was done, three Pac-12 schools had offered him: Colorado, Washington State and Utah.

It rose even more on Thursday morning when Michigan was on campus to watch him workout and the Wolverines offered.

Just a month ago, the three-star didn't even have an offer and now he's got a traditional Big Ten power and a handful of Pac-12 schools offering and several more schools expected to visit, including USC and UCLA.


Jimmy Jaggers - TE - Roseville (Calif.) - 2017

Jaggers had an early offer from Louisville and after visiting Northwestern with his B2G Elite 7v7 team in late April, the Wildcats joined the mix.

This week, the 6-4, 230-pound sophomore landed his first Pac-12 offer, from Utah, and grabbed another Big Ten offer, from Michigan, on the same day.

A number of other schools are watching Jaggers closely and could be adding to the mix, including Arizona, Colorado, Oregon State, UCLA and USC as well as Notre Dame and Texas A&M from outside the West.

We saw Jaggers last week at the B2G 7v7 Tournament in Southern California and he impressed.

Jaggers is a big kid with very good hands. He runs well for a kid his size and does a nice job creating separation from smaller linebackers and safeties. He projects as the kind of tight end that will be able to handle blocking in the run game as well as being a pass catching threat and there's some definite upside to him in how he projects to the next level.


D.J. Morgan - DB - Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco

Morgan is one of three Braves players who plan to make their announcements at a school ceremony later this month. The talented safety recently landed offer No. 8 from Colorado but realistically, this is a two team race.

Arizona State and California have been the front runners for some time for Morgan and that still appears to be the case. He has already visited each school and although he was hoping to take one more trip to both colleges before announcing, time wise, that won't happen for him.

Morgan visited Cal for the Bears Junior Day and said he loved everything about the school. He has a good relationship with the coaches, loves the academics and said the facilities were particularly impressive for him.

He visited ASU for a game last season when the Sun Devils took out Notre Dame. Morgan was clearly blown away on that trip and there was even some buzz that he could commit to the Sun Devils shortly afterwards. ASU has recruited him harder than any other school and Morgan said he stays in constant communication with the staff. If there's a front runner here, you have to give the Sun Devils the edge but we'll know for sure on May 20th.


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