Oakland Opening Regional Recruiting Notebook

May 23 -- Recruiting news and notes on some of the top prospects who attended Sunday Opening Regional in Oakland...

Jay Tufele, DT, South Jordan (Utah) Bingham

-The No. 1 prospect in Utah said that Ohio StateMichiganUSC and Utah were a few of the schools recruiting him the hardest and he's visited USC, Utah, UCLA and BYU.  Tufele plans to take all five of his official visits and likely won't make a decision until January.

http://www.scout.com/player/193616-jay-tufele?s=73


Najee Harris, RB, Antioch (Calif.) - Committed to Alabama

-The No. 1 prospect in the country says he's still committed to the Tide, but that Ohio State and UCLA have been after him the hardest and that USC is still trying with him.  He was planning to visit Alabama in June but will push it back since he'll be taking the SAT the weekend he planned to go.

http://www.scout.com/player/191061-najee-harris?s=73


Aaron Banks, OG, El Cerrito (Calif.)

-Banks, the top interior line prospect in Northern California, has 20+ offers but said that Michigan and Nebraska have picked up their recruitment of him and the two Los Angeles schools, UCLA and USC will get visits from him in the summer.  Washington, Oregon and Cal also are heavily recruiting Banks.  And Arizona State, which has two El Cerrito alums on the roster is also in the mix.

http://www.scout.com/player/186114-aaron-banks?s=73


Cyrus Habibi-Likio, RB, Mountain View (Calif.) St. Francis - Committed to Washington State

-Habibi-Likio committed to Washington State earlier this month and cited his relationship with running backs coach Jim Mastro as a big reason for it.  Habibi-Likio said that he's gotten close with Isaiah Hodgins and Connor Neville, two other Coug commits.

http://www.scout.com/player/204602-cyrus-habibi-likio?s=73


Alijah Vera-Tucker, OT, Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd

-Vera-Tucker didn't work out at the Opening on Sunday but came and observed.  Schools like Michigan, USC, Washington and Cal have been recruiting him the most and he's visited both USC and UCLA this spring as well as Cal and plans to get up to Washington this summer.

http://www.scout.com/player/203524-alijah-vera-tucker?s=73


Damon Cole, WR, El Cerrito (Calif.)

-Cole has eight offers and said that New Mexico, Colorado State and Idaho have been more significant offers and Oregon State could be the first Pac-12 school to offer, with the Beavers recruiting him heavily this spring.  Cole said that he's also hearing from Oregon, UCLA and Washington and he's visited Boise State this spring.

http://www.scout.com/player/204189-damon-cole?s=73


Hunter Echols, DE, Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral - Committed to UCLA

-Echols committed to UCLA the day after Signing Day but is still planning to take a few more unofficial visits and will take his official visits this fall.  Echols said he's considering visits to USC and Oklahoma and he's also visited Washington this spring.  But Echols said he's still solid to UCLA and plans to spend a lot of time on campus this summer and will camp with them this summer.  

http://www.scout.com/player/203619-hunter-echols?s=73


Elijah Blades, CB, Pasadena (Calif.) Muir

-Blades said that four schools are standing out to him but he's not yet officially naming a top four.  Arizona, Florida, Utah and Nebraska were the four schools that are standing out to the four-star.

http://www.scout.com/player/198202-elijah-blades?s=73


Marlon Tuipulotu, DT, Independence (Ore.) Central - Committed to Washington

-Tuipulotu committed to Washington last month and said his relationship with new defensive line coach Ikaika Malloe and head coach Chris Petersen were big reasons why he picked the Huskies.  Tuipulotu said that schools like Utah, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State, Stanford, Cal and UCLA were all still recruiting him and he's likely going to take unofficial visits this spring and summer to a few schools.  Tuipulotu said he plans to graduate early and enroll in time for spring football in 2017.

http://www.scout.com/player/199005-marlon-tuipulotu?s=73


Lamin Touray, ILB, Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany

-Touray is now at nine offers and has seen his recruitment take off during the eval period.  The offers standing out to him include Hawaii, San Diego State, San Jose State and Nevada and he's hoping for his first Pac-12 offer, with UCLA being in the most contact as well as Washington and Washington State.  Boise State has also been showing more interest in him.

http://www.scout.com/player/189440-lamin-touray?s=73


Bennett Williams, DB, Mountain View (Calif.) St. Francis

-Williams has picked up offers from Air Force and Hawaii in the last week and they joined Cornell in offering him.  He's also talking with UNLV and Utah State as well as Oregon.

http://www.scout.com/player/206888-bennett-williams?s=73


Colby Parkinson, TE, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian - Committed to Stanford

-Parkinson committed to Stanford in December and is 100% solid to the Cardinal and he's now turning into a recruiter for Stanford.  Parkinson said he's targeting Darnay Holmes and Foster Sarell as his main recruits.

http://www.scout.com/player/197547-colby-parkinson?s=73


Drew Dalman, C, Salinas (Calif.) Palma

-Dalman has added several offers this spring, with Oregon State offering last week and he also has an offer from Colorado from the Pac-12 and one from Michigan.  His father, Chris, coached with Jim Harbaugh at Stanford, where he also played and the Cardinal are also still taking a long look at Dalman.

http://www.scout.com/player/204069-drew-dalman?s=73


Nate Landman, OLB, Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista

-Landman has Pac-12 offers from Arizona, Colorado, Oregon State and Washington State and has an offer from Boise State and likes the Broncos too.  Other schools that have checked on him this spring include Cal, Michigan and Washington.

http://www.scout.com/player/206960-nate-landman?s=73


Jeffrey Manning, ATH, Bellflower (Calif.)

-In just under a month, Manning has added a dozen offers. He's added offers from Washington State, Utah and Oregon State, with the Utes and Cougs offering him within ten minutes of each other, his first two Pac-12 offers.  Manning said that UCLA was his dream school and he'll visit unofficially next month and will camp with them in hopes of an offer.

http://www.scout.com/player/204375-jeffrey-manning?s=73


Jordan Jackson, DE, Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd

-Jackson has offers from Hawaii, Idaho, Air Force and Army and said that Cal, UCLA and Washington have been some of the schools that have come by during the spring.

http://www.scout.com/player/201491-jordan-jackson?s=73


Tucker Fisk, TE, Davis (Calif.) - Committed to Stanford

-Fisk committed to Stanford in February and he'll follow his father, a former Stanford lineman, to The Farm.  Fisk said he's working on Elijah Molden as his primary recruit and the two went to Kindergarten together when their dad's were NFL teammates.

http://www.scout.com/player/199022-tucker-fisk?s=73


Jaylon Johnson, CB, Fresno (Calif.) Central

-Johnson was the star of the show on Sunday, earning DB MVP honors and SPARQ MVP honors, recording the highest score by a DB in the country. On the recruiting front, USC and Arizona are standing out to him, with Oklahoma also making somewhat of a push with him, the Sooners having had success in Fresno lately.

http://www.scout.com/player/200039-jaylon-johnson?s=73


Dejon Stuckey, C, Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral

-Stuckey has two offers, from Idaho and Dixie State but has also had contact with Colorado State, Colorado, Washington State, Wyoming and Hawaii.  He's being recruited primarily as a center.

http://www.scout.com/player/206717-dejon-stuckey?s=73



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