West Regional Football Recruiting Roundup

Nov. 17 -- Key news and notes from the West in Scout's weekly Regional Recruiting Roundup...

Ryan Kelley - QB - Chandler (Ariz.) Basha - Committed to Oregon

The No. 6 rated quarterback in the 2017 class committed to Oregon on Thursday. He narrowed his list to a top five that also included Arizona State, UCLA, Cal and Michigan State. Kelley fell in love with Oregon during an unofficial visit and says that OC Scott Frost hand picked him as the guy he wanted to be his quarterback of the future. Kelley has an impressive skill set; he has a strong arm, makes good decisions and is under-rated as an athlete, he can really run and keep plays alive with his feet.

Javon McKinley - WR - Corona (Calif.) Centennial

McKinley has been one of the most productive receivers in the country the past two years, playing for the high-powered Husky offense that earned the top seed in the challenging Pac-5 playoffs.  After winning the CIF-SS title last year, Centennial got everyone's best shot this year, and still teams scuffled to stop McKinley.  The Scout Top 50 receiver had six catches for 174 yards and a touchdown last week.  He also added a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and then a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.  After the game, McKinley headed to Oregon for his fourth official visit and enjoyed his time in Eugene.  The U.S. Army All-American has previously visited Washington, Tennessee and Notre Dame and will visit UCLA next month.  On the field and on the recruiting trail gives McKinley this week's honor of recruit of the week in the West.

Jermani Brown - ATH - Calabasas (Calif.) - 2017

Brown hasn't been as visible as some of his more high-profile Coyote teammates in the 2017 class, but being one of four Scout 300 prospects from Calabasas meant that college coaches were plenty aware of him. Brown has been a big part of Calabasas' league title season that earned them the No. 1 spot in the playoffs.  And while several teammates were out visiting schools last week, Brown was getting ready to wrap up his recruitment.  On Wednesday, Brown committed to Arizona State, choosing the Sun Devils over offers from schools like Boise State, Michigan State, Utah and Wisconsin. The No. 20 athlete nationally by Scout in the 2017 class, Brown is the No. 6 athlete in the West.

Jordan Chin - WR - West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade

Chin has been a big part of Chaminade's offense this season but for whatever reason, recruiting had been slow.  FCS power Eastern Washington offered him earlier in the fall, but now its starting to really pick up for Chin, who's added a pair of Mountain West offers, from Wyoming and then San Diego State and UCLA, where he camped this summer, is starting to take a longer look at Chin.  His teammate and quarterback, Dymond Lee, is headed to UCLA, and when Bruin coaches watched Lee on film, they've seen Chin become their No. 1 receiver.  It wouldn't be a surprise at all for more offers to start rolling in for the speedster.

Byron Murphy - ATH - Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro

Murphy originally said he would announce his commitment at the Under Armour All America Game but word is that he will make a decision after his final official visit, which happens later this month when visits Arizona State officially for the Arizona game. Murphy is very close to recent ASU commits N'Keal Harry and Chase Lucas. Both of those players announced their commitment date and eventual commitment very abruptly; could the same happen with Murphy? ASU, Washington and Texas A&M are his finalists. He has officially visited both. He visited Washington with Harry and Lucas but neither picked the Huskies and I don't see him picking them either. I think this is a two horse race between Texas A&M and ASU. His former teammate, Christian Kirk, is having a spectacular freshman campaign for the Aggies and he is also good friends with Aggies quarterback Kyle Allen.

National recruiting analyst Greg Biggins and Southwest regional analyst Jason Jewell contributed to the roundup.


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