West Regional Recruiting Roundup

Sept. 25 -- All the news and notes from the West in Scout's weekly Regional Recruiting Roundup...

Leni Toailoa - DB - Rialto (Calif.) Carter- Committed to UCLA

It has been a relatively quiet week on the commitment from out West, but UCLA added a pair of verbals, including one from Toailoa, the three-star safety from Carter.  Originally a commit to San Jose State, Toailoa, who's still young for his class, went on the college camp circuit in the spring and added four Pac-12 offers, including from Arizona State, Washington and UCLA.  His brother Lokeni, a four-star linebacker, committed to UCLA the same day that Leni committed to San Jose State.  But after Toailoa saw his stock take off from the camp circuit, the Bruins offered and it was just a matter of time before he joined his brother in Westwood.  Toailoa committed to UCLA on Monday, the fifth player from Ground Zero to commit to the Bruins.

Adarrus Wilson - WR - Inglewood (Calif.) Morningside

Wilson, who recently committed to Hawaii, is among the hottest receiver prospects out West. He caught our eye over the summer at various summer camps and he has carried it over to the regular season. In three games so far, Wilson has 18 catches for 503 yards and eight touchdowns, four interceptions, two of which is returned for scores, two rushing touchdowns, two touchdowns on kick returns and one punt return for a score. Wilson isn’t just a good H.S player putting up big numbers, he projects very well to college. He has a long, athletic 6-3 frame, can jump out of the gym and has great body control. The Warriors got a definite steal in Wilson and once his senior film gets out, you can expect they’ll have plenty of competition in holding on to him.

Najee Harris - RB - Antioch (Calif.)

Harris showed last weekend why he’s currently rated the No. 1 junior in the West region. Playing just one half of football, Harris rushed for 224 yards and two touchdowns along with three two-point conversions. With Harris, it’s not just the numbers he puts up, it’s the way he does it. He’s a big back with speed, power, elusiveness and instincts. He can run between the tackles or bounce it outside and break off a long run. Our friends at CalHiSports, who saw Harris in action last weekend, compared Harris favorably with former De La Salle legend, D.J. Williams, one of the best to ever lace them up from the Golden State.

Hunter Bryant - TE/LB - Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic (2017)

Bryant may still be waiting for his first offer, but any more performances like the ones he's had so far in 2015 and that wait shouldn't be much longer.  He had over 200 yards receiving in Eastside Catholic's win over Oceanside in the Honor Bowl and a week ago had four catches for over 100 yards and two touchdowns for Washington's top team.  We loved him in the state championship as a sophomore, when he helped EC end Bellevue's long reign and during the spring 7v7 circuit, he impressed as both a receiver and linebacker.  Bryant may be the best big jumbo athlete from Washington since Myles Jack three years ago.

Bryson Young - DE - Clovis (Calif.) Buchanan

Last week we mentioned a player visiting Oregon here (Nigel Knott) and we’re going to make it two weeks in a row talking about a player visiting the Ducks. Young has been rumored to be a longtime UCLA lean but the visit to Oregon is the only one he has currently set up. We’ve heard Young could be looking to make a decision sometime during the season and if the visit goes well, it would not shock us if he pulls the trigger. Now if Young doesn’t commit shortly after the trip and makes it out to Westwood for an official visit, all bets are off and we would have to give the edge back over the to Bruins.

National recruiting analyst Greg Biggins contributed to the roundup.


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