Wednesday was an off day from practice for the West at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl week practices, but there was a media session with some recruiting news and notes.
-Corona (Calif.) Centennial receiver Javon McKinley is the highest-rated receiver out West who is uncommitted, but that will change on Saturday. The four-star will choose from Notre Dame, Oregon and Washington.
-Navasota (Texas) receiver Tren'Davian Dickson re-committed to Baylor during the fall after being a one-time Texas commit, having once flipped to the Longhorns from Baylor. Dickson is all Bear now and will enroll next week in Waco.
-Santa Margarita (Calif.) quarterback K.J. Costello is a longtime Stanford commit and the four-star received word that he was admitted into the university on New Years Eve. Costello will take his official visit to Stanford on January 15 with several other commits.
-McKinney (Texas) North defensive end Justin Madubuike has been banged up this week with an undisclosed leg injury and he said he'll likely sit out the game on Saturday. Madubuike is a solid commit to Texas A&M and he's been working on Ross Blacklock this week.
-San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) offensive lineman Luke Wattenberg committed to Washington in April and has remained a solid verbal to the Huskies. Wattenberg will take his official visit to Washington on January 15.
-Fairfield (Texas) cornerback Charles Oliver is also solidly committed to Texas A&M and he'll be a regular enrollee in the summer.
-Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei linebacker Curtis Robinson committed to Stanford back in the spring and he's already been admitted into the school and will take his official visit next weekend.
-Lexington (Ky.) Lafayette offensive tackle Landon Young has been a longtime verbal to the hometown Kentucky Wildcats. He'll wait to enroll during the summer but said the highlight of this week has been hanging out with other Kentucky commits Drake Jackson and Kash Daniel.
-Heber City (Utah) Wasatch kicker Skyler Southam committed to BYU after his sophomore year, but it will be 2018 before he arrives on campus. Southam will serve his LDS mission immediately after graduation.
-Detroit (Mich.) Hinsdale South defensive end Josh King committed to Michigan State in June and hasn't wavered a bit. This week, he was targeting Donnie Corley, another Detroit native, as his primary recruiting target.
-Hayward (Calif.) Moreau Catholic longsnapper Johnny Den Bleyker committed to UCLA early on and this week he's been working on his roommate, Garrett Rand, a Wisconsin commmit who the Bruin coaches are trying to flip.
-Mililani (Hawaii) running back Vavae Malepeai has had a big year, being named Hawaii State Player of the Year, going to The Opening and ending it in the Army All-American Bowl. Malepeai committed to Oregon in June and took his official visit for the Civil War.
-Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton receiver Simi Fehoko is a Stanford commit and received word recently that he's been admitted into Stanford. Hometown Utah and BYU are both still trying with Fehoko but he remains a solid verbal to the Cardinal.
Greg Powers and Gabe Brooks contributed to this report.