It wasn’t surprising to see Lee commit to UCLA earlier in the week as we put him on commitment watch just a few weeks ago. What was a surprise was the position Lee said he committed to.
We’ve always seen Lee as one of the region’s top receivers but he said he committed to play quarterback. Lee does have a quarterback background. In fact his sophomore year when he caught our eye as a pass catcher for the Eagles state championship team was actually his first year playing the position.
Saying that, just about every school recruiting Lee liked him as a receiver and with Josh Rosen set to start at UCLA for the next 3-4 years, it was assumed the athlete would come in as a pass catcher. Instead, he said he’s being brought in as a dual threat quarterback and that was a big reason why he chose to commit to the Bruins.
When all is said and done, we still expect Lee to end up at receiver. It’s not that he doesn’t have some solid quarterback skills, we just feel the desire to play for most top prospects usually wins out in the end and Lee will have a much better chance to see the field early as a receiver.
Nate Herbig - OL - Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis
Herbig knew that the Maximum Exposure camp in Hawaii would be big for him and it paid off handsomely last weekend.
The three-star picked up four offers, including two more from the Pac-12, after his performance there.
Herbig caught our attention at the Los Angeles Opening Regional and throughout the spring, more offers have come in.
Troy Dye - S - Norco (Calif.)
Dye's no stranger to recruiting- his older brother Tony was a four-star and an UnderArmour All-American in the 2008 class who started three years as a safety at UCLA.
The younger Dye is bigger than his brother and has athleticism to match it and in the last week, has seen his recruitment really take off.
Oregon offered Dye last week and then Wisconsin followed suit a couple days later.
A standout performance at Michigan's satellite camp in Southern California netted Dye an offer from the Wolverines.
With a big summer and fall, Dye is poised to make a big move in the rankings as well.
Henry Bainivalu - OL - Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline - 2017
Bainivalu is one of the top two offensive linemen in the Northwest, regardless of class and is quickly becoming a national recruit.
After an OL MVP performance at last week's Northwest Elite Camp, Bainivalu was offered by Utah and Oregon.
On Thursday, Bainivalu got another Big Ten offer, with Nebraska joining the mix.
Marquel Dismuke - S - Calabasas (Calif.)
Dismuke was an early commitment to California but de-committed just a few days ago. Don’t be surprised to see Dismuke on the market for very long as there’s a good chance he’ll commit to Nebraska by the end of the summer.
Dismuke has already visited Nebraska once over the spring with his Team 19 7v7 squad and reportedly fell in love with the place. He was supposed to return for the Huskers Friday Night Lights Camp a few weeks ago and the rumor was he would commit to Nebraska on that trip.
Dismuke was unable to make it out but we’re hearing he could still visit later in the summer and once on campus, the feeling is he’ll be a Husker. Dismuke is one of the region’s top safety prospects who can cover, is very rangy and he’ll come up and hit you as well.