Pac-12 Recruiting Show: Last Days Before National Signing Day

Feb. 2 -- Pac-12 Recruiting Show on Scout weighs in on the final days before National Signing Day...

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The Clock is Ticking

Torrance (Calif.) North linebacker Mique Juarez and Long Beach (Calif.) Poly athlete Jack Jones will announce on Signing Day, and while both have three schools in their finalists, they each only have one Pac-12 school on it.

Juarez visited BYU this past weekend after having visited Alabama last weekend and MississippiWashington and Oklahoma previously.  He also took an unofficial to UCLA last week.  

It looks like a UCLA, Alabama and Ole Miss battle for him but don't completely count out BYU, who made a big push for him over the weekend.

Jones is focused on three, Alabama, Texas A&M and USC.

The hometown schools are the picks to be picked, Juarez to UCLA and Jones to USC.

Stanford Makes a Move

The Cardinal had the top spot in the conference rankings for much of the fall, but after some decommitments, they fell to No. 2 in the conference.

But their last few days have them back in contention to recapture the top.

On Saturday, the Cardinal picked up verbals from Baltimore (Md.) Gilman teammates Devery Hamilton and Dorian Maddox.

Hamilton is a four-star tackle who had been committed to Michigan while Maddox is a two-star running back.

Stanford also picked up commitments from Paramus (N.J.) Catholic receiver Donald Stewart and Hannibal (Mo.) offensive lineman Dylan Powell.

UCLA Stay on Top

The gap is closing on UCLA by Stanford, and Signing Day will obviously be posturing between the two, though the Bruins have more top-tier guys still to announce, while Stanford's board is much smaller.

1. UCLA (10)

2. Stanford (11)

3. Oregon (17)

4. USC (24)

5. Washington (25)

6. Arizona State (30)

Pac-12 Recruiting Rankings

Pac-12 Recruiting News and Notes

-Oregon picked up a commitment from Bethesda (Md.) Landon linebacker Keith Simms.

-UCLA landed a verbal from Fontana (Calif.) Summit receiver Damian Alloway.

-Colorado grabbed a pledge from Woods Cross (Utah) defensive end Pookie Maka.

-Utah snagged a commitment from Miami (Fla.) Central linebacker Donavan Thompson.

-Arizona got a commitment from Lakeland (Fla.) Kathleen defensive end Francisco Nelson.

Updated Predictions

Since we shot the predictions video above, we have updated two of our predictions on the Trend Meter. We're now predicting USC for defensive end Connor Murphy and Nebraska for safety Lamar Jackson.


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