West Regional Football Recruiting Roundup

Nov. 23 -- Key news and notes from the West in Scout's weekly Regional Recruiting Roundup...

Keenen King - OT - Las Vegas (Nev.) Arbor View - Committed to Washington State

King was expected to take official visits to Boise State and Washington State in December but pledged to the Cougars before taking either visit. King is a great get for WSU as he was one of Nevada's top offensive line prospects and had double-digit offers. King is a big-thick prospect that is punishing in the run game and does a good job in space.

Jonathan Kongbo - DT - Arizona Western College

Kongbo was virtually unheard of coming out of high school. He played his prep football in Canada and signed with Wyoming. Kongbo spent a year there red-shirting and parted ways with the program. He enrolled at Arizona Western JC and his recruitment has taken off since making all-conference in 2015. He has three years left and that makes him an attractive prospect. The who's who of college football have offered the 6-foot-6, 265 pound Kongbo, including Cal, Pitt and Oregon just this week. He visited Arizona officially last weekend, will trip to Oregon State this weekend and then visit Tennessee next weekend.

Aashari Crosswell - DB - Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins - 2018

The rising sophomore safety landed his first SEC offer this past week when Tennessee joined the mix, the second 2018 prospect on Hawkins to get an offer from the Vols (receiver Jalen Hall) and Boise State offered him earlier this month.  Crosswell is a big hitting safety in the Earl Thomas mold and the Vols and Broncos followed UNLV in offering him.  The Tennessee offer will likely be the first of many Power Five offers for Crosswell, who's another stellar underclassmen for Hawkins.

Austin Dixon - OT - Tempe (Ariz.) Corona Del Sol

The time table for recruiting has sped up in recent years, with Spring Evaluation Period during a prospect's junior year being the most critical time to get noticed. When you are a 6-foot-3, 215 pound offensive tackle, don't expect to get recruited. That's exactly what Dixon was. But he hit a growth spurt and is now 6-foot-6 and 260 pounds with a frame to be giant and still athletic. His senior film made the rounds and his recruitment took off. Nevada was first to offer. Wyoming, Boise State, New Mexico State, San Diego State, Weber State and Missouri State all made contact. Dixon will have double-digit offers before signing day.

Damian Alloway - WR - Fontana (Calif.) Summit

The four-star receiver said that he'll decide in December, and it's going to come down to the longtime local favorite, UCLA, and the longtime national favorite, Notre Dame.  Alloway visited Notre Dame last weekend and enjoyed his visit to South Bend.  But will it be enough to get the Southern California native to pick the Midwest? The Bruins have five of his Ground Zero 7v7 teammates while Notre Dame presents an opportunity for Alloway to play on a national stage in an offense he's long been intrigued by.

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


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