West Regional Recruiting Roundup

Jun. 5 -- All the news and notes from the West in Scout's weekly Regional Recruiting Roundup...


Hunter Kampmoyer - DE - Bishop (Calif.), Committed to Oregon

Kampmoyer was an early commitment to Arizona State but backed off last month. We talked to him at the Oakland Opening Regional Camp two weeks ago and he said he wanted to go through the recruiting process and wasn’t planning to make an early decision.

That all changed this week when Oregon offered him. Kampmoyer said the Ducks were his dream school from the time he was little and the school he always wanted to play for. He was offered Monday night and committed on the spot but made it official Tuesday when he called Mark Helfrich to seal the deal.

Kampmoyer is a long, rangy lineman with some nice upside to him. At 6-5, 245 pounds, he moves well for a big rush end, flashes a quick first step, is strong with his hands and has a motor. He has the frame to put on at least another 20 pounds with ease without losing any of his athleticism. We’re also hearing he could be graduating, early which would allow him to enroll in time for spring ball next year.


J.J. Taylor - RB - Corona (Calif.) Centennial

Taylor was the RB MVP at last year's Los Angeles NFTC and then followed it up with a very good junior season, helping the Huskies win the CIF Open Division SoCal Regional.

An electric player, Taylor's biggest drawback has been his height, 5-8 at best, but he's got great shiftiness, quick cutback and very good top end speed. Schools shied away from him because of his height, but when you watched him play, he was making play after play.

A couple of Big Sky schools offered Taylor, then Ohio gave him his first FBS offer. Nevada offered earlier this week and finally on Tuesday, Taylor got his first Pac-12 offer when Washington State offered.

With another big season, it wouldn't be a surprise at all if more schools offered come fall.


Lamar Jackson - DB - Elk Grove (Calif.) Franklin

Jackson had a big start to the week, when Notre Dame offered him, the latest school to offer one of the spring's most offered recruits.

He's up to 19 offers now, with much of the Pac-12, including Oregon, UCLA, USC and Washington as well as schools like Michigan and Nebraska having offered and Alabama made it a point to visit Jackson this spring and has him on their board.

Then on Wednesday, Jackson, who had a solid performance at The Opening Oakland Regional, punched his ticket to The Opening Finals in Beaverton next month.

With the updated of the post-evaluation period rankings, Jackson is making a big move in to the Scout 300 as a four-star and one of the highest ranked safeties in the West.


Austin Jackson - OL - Phoenix (Ariz.) North Canyon- 2017

Jackson landed two more offers this week from Auburn, Boston College and Oregon. The athletic tackle is nearing double digit offers and has quickly established himself as one of the elite recruits out west in the 2017, regardless of position.

Jackson started as a freshman playing right tackle but projects as a left tackle at the next level. He has drawn raves from SW analyst Jason Jewell, who feels Jackson could have 5-star potential.

“He has excellent feet, likely from his basketball background,” Jewell said. “Watch him in pass pro, he is able to move his feet and change direction with ease. He can reach, pull and get to the second level. Usually with young, athletic tackles, you won't see aggression, Jackson has it. He finishes guys and has big time potential.”


Robert Lewis - CB - Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins

Lewis was originally set to announce his college choice this past Monday but decided to hold off a week or so. Our guess is a commitment could commit as soon as this weekend or possibly early next week.

Boise State looks good for Lewis right now and that’s definitely the school he would have chosen on Monday. The Broncos just offered last Friday, joining Dixie State and UTEP. There are a handful of other programs including San Diego State and Washington looking at Lewis as well but the corner said he wants to make an early decision and focus on the schools that are invested in him early.

Lewis has had a very good spring on the 7v7 circuit playing on the B2G 5-star squad. He’s more quick than fast but has excellent technique, natural cover skills and plays with an edge. He’s strong in press coverage, has a great work ethic off the field and is a high character kid who will be a very good representative of whatever University he chooses.


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