Seattle Opening Regional Recruiting Notebook

May 29 -- Recruiting news and notes on some of the top prospects who attended Saturday's Opening Regional in Seattle...

Foster Sarell, OT, Graham (Wash.) Kapowsin

-The No. 1 prospect in the Northwest has had a number of schools come through, including Stanford, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Washington, UCLA, Alabama and Michigan twice.  Alabama will be coming back by on Tuesday and UCLA was the last school to visit last week.  Sarell has only visited Stanford and Washington this spring but will visit Notre Dame when his school year ends and then he'll decide if he'll take any more unofficial visits.  The five-star doesn't have a set timeframe for a decision.

Jaxson Kirkland, OT, Portland (Ore.) Jesuit

-Kirkland holds nine offers with offers from Cal, Oregon State, Texas Tech, UCLA and Washington State standing out.  He's visited Oregon State, Washington State and Texas Tech, as well as Washington, where his father played, and he'll visit Cal and UCLA during the summer.

Dontae Powell, OT, Richland (Wash.)

-Powell committed to Washington State last month and the four-star is 100% solid to the Cougs.  He said his relationship with Clay McGuire was a big part of his decision and now he's focusing on recruiting other players to Washington State with him.

Ben Moos, TE, Pullman (Wash.)

-Moos has long ties to the Pac-12, his brother, Bo, playing at Arizona State and his father, Bill, the current athletic director at Washington State after previously being the AD at Oregon.  So the Pac-12 is something he's dreamed of.  His top two schools are Washington State and Utah but he wants to take his five official visits before making a decision.

Cade Otton, TE, Tumwater (Wash.)

-Otton is well into double-digits for offers but said the offers from BYU, Nebraska and Oregon State were the most notable ones to him.  Otton said he grew up a USC fan, his uncle Brad Otton, a former Rose Bowl winning quarterback for the Trojans and BYU was another family favorite.  Utah, Arizona State, Oregon and Washington have all stopped by this spring as well and are keeping an eye on him.

Demetrius Douglas, CB, Portland (Ore.) Jesuit

-Douglas has 13 offers, with a host of Ivy League offers coming in of late.  Douglas visited Oregon, Oregon State and Colorado State this spring and he'll visit Minnesota this summer. Douglas' father played football at Minnesota and his mom went there as well.  The two in-state schools have prioritized him, though, and he's giving both a long look.

Xavier Banner, OLB, Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes

-The DL MVP in Seattle, Banner is being recruited to play buck linebacker.  The brother of USC offensive tackle, Zach Banner, Xavier is still waiting for his first D-I offer but has had Eastern Washington, Montana, Montana State, Idaho and New Mexico all come by and they each want to see him at satellite camps playing linebacker.

Talanoa Hufanga, ATH, Corvallis (Ore.) Crescent Valley

-The 2018 athlete has notable offers from Arizona State, BYU, Oregon, Oregon State, Utah and Washington State, being recruited for both sides of the ball.  He said some schools like him as a safety and some as a receiver.  Hufunga said he will visit Washington and UCLA both this summer, with the Huskies and Bruins both recruiting him and potentially close to offering.

Travis Mackay, OT, Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic

-Mackay has three offers, from Cal, Nevada and Wyoming and has been hearing from a few more Pac-12 schools like Arizona, Arizona State, Washington State, Oregon and Oregon State and is hoping one of those schools will be the next Pac-12 school to offer.

Ali Gaye, DE, Edmonds (Wash.) Woodway

-The rising Washington defensive lineman has ten offers and said the offers from Cal and Washington State were most significant.  USC also came by during the spring and has started to recruit Gaye and Washington came by and wants him to camp with them in the summer.


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