Greg Biggins joins the Scout Recruiting Show to break down the latest in Pac-12 recruiting including the huge visit weekends on tap for the USC Trojans and Washington Huskies, who impressed at the Army All-America Game, who are the latest commitments and more.
Busy Week For Stanford
The Cardinal lost a pair of recruits but also gained two new commits as well. On the downside, Stanford saw long time DB commit Nygel Edmonds flip his commitment to Cal and also saw safety commit Chacho Ulloa open up his recruitment.
Edmonds is a versatile defensive back who can play safety or corner but will probably start out at corner for the Bears. Ulloa committed to Stanford originally over Arizona State and Notre Dame. The Irish are full but ASU has already reached out and Oregon will be by to see him next week.
On the positive side, the Cardinal did land talented interior defensive lineman Jovan Swann and tight end Tangaloa Kaufusi. Swann is a 6-foot-3, 250 pound tacke out of Greenwood (Ind.) Cedar Grove and was dominant all week during the Semper Fi Bowl practices. He's a tough, physical, active player with a great motor.
Kaufusi, 6-foot-4, 225 pounds out of Salt Lake City (Utah) East is a jumbo athlete with a great frame. He'll play at 245-250 pounds easily and has the ability to be used as a pass catcher and as a run blocker.
Who Shined During Army Week
The Army All-American Bowl was littered with top talent from out West and several players had standout performances.
Long Beach Poly (Calif.) corner Jack Jones, rated the No. 1 ATH in the Scout 100, was just about everyone's choice as the top cover corner of the week. The 5-foot-11, 175 pound athlete has incredile short area quickness, plays physical, can break on the ball and always competes at a high level.
North Torrance (Calif.) linebacker Mique Juarez was given the 'freak' level for how he looked all week. At 6-foot-3, 240 pounds, Juarez is an elite athlete who played inside and outside 'backer and even saw time at running back. He showed why he's a Scout 5-star and rated the No. 1 LB in the nation.
La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat wide out Tyler Vaughns also drew praise all week, with many calling him the top receiver during the week. Vaughns has tremendous hands and body control and can routinely make the acrobatic catch look easy. The 6-foot-3, 180 pound receiver came in to the week as the No. 2 WR in the nation and is now rated as the No. 1 guy.
There's the potential that at least two top players from out West could be making their decisions next week.
Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro defensive back Byron Murphy will take his final visit this weekend to USC. He has already been to Arizona State, Texas A&M and Washington and the feeling is this is a Sun Devil-Husky battle right now. Murphy, 5-foot-11, 175 pounds, had a strong week at the Army Game and is rated No. 111 in the country.
Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola corner David Long will take his final visit to Washington this weekend. Long is down to the Huskies and Michigan and could decide late next week. The 6-foot-0, 185 pound athlete is rated the No. 62 player in the nation and has the talent to step in and play immediately as a freshman next fall.