The Opening: West Weekend Recruiting Notebook

July 12 -- More recruiting news and notes from the weekend from prospects from the West at The Opening Finals in Beaverton, Oregon...

Najee Harris, RB, Antioch (Calif.)

Although a long time Alabama commit, Harris has been rumored to be looking around and not rock solid on his verbal, almost since the day he gave it. Harris committed to the Tide way back in April of 2015 in a move that surprised many. There has been rampant speculation that at some point in time, Harris might flip to another school or open his recruitment but the athlete sounded pretty solid in his pledge on Saturday. Schools like Georgia, Ohio State, UCLA and USC are all still pushing hard but the Tide appear to be in a good spot at the moment.

Greg Rogers, DT, Las Vegas (Nev.) Arbor View

Rogers will visit both UCLA and USC next week following The Opening. Other schools involved with Rogers are Oklahoma, Arizona State, Colorado and Michigan. Rogers said he could make a summer decision but it sounds like he'll more than likely take his official visits and wait until the fall to make a decision.

Bubba Bolden, S, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman

Bolden committed to USC in December, but said his commitment to the Trojans is soft now. Arizona State, Colorado and UCLA are all pursuing Bolden heavily and he's planning to visit all of those schools.

Elijah Molden, CB, West Linn (Ore.)

Molden named a top four last week of Oregon, where his father, Alex played, Stanford, USC and Washington.  The four-star will take official visits to all four schools and said he's planning to announce his decision in December.

Thomas Graham, CB, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.)

Graham was a longtime commit to USC, committing last summer, but then opened things up in February and is now focusing on Arizona, Notre Dame, Oregon and UCLA.  Graham said he'll take some official visits before he makes his decision.

Foster Sarell, OT, Graham (Wash.) Kapowsin

Sarell was dominant all week, earning OL MVP honors.  Sarell said that three schools have been much of the focus, Notre Dame, Stanford and Washington but also said that Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska and UCLA were still hanging around for him.

Alex Perry, CB, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman

Perry backed off a commitment to Arizona State earlier this year, but he told Scout the Sun Devils are still at the top of his list. He made another stop by Tempe recently and said his relationship with the coaching staff has been steady throughout. Colorado is set to draw an official visit and, with teammate Bubba Bolden also considering the Buffaloes, that could be a program to watch for. Perry said he intends to announce a decision before the start of the season.

Stephen Carr, RB, Fontana (Calif.) Summit

Carr is a long time USC commit but will take all five of his official visits. Carr doesn't have any dates locked in yet but did mention Arizona, Arizona State, Miami, Michigan, UCLA and Washington as just a few of the schools who have been on him heavily. He does talk regularly with the Trojan staff and it will take a lot for any school to flip him.

Salvon Ahmed, ATH, Kirkland (Wash.) Juanita

Ahmed clocked a 4.32, tied for the fastest 40 in the Nike+ Football Rating Championship. That came a day after he named his top five of Notre Dame, Oregon, Stanford, USC and Washington.

Jay Tufele, DT, South Jordan (Utah) Bingham

Tufele is the No. 2 defensive tackle in the West and he has consistently mentioned Michigan, Ohio State and USC as well as the local schools, BYU and Utah as his top schools.  He'll visit Michigan officially in September and said he'll likely visit Ohio State, USC and Utah officially.

Addison Gumbs, OLB, Hayward (Calif.) Stellar Prep

Gumbs is planning to make a July decision and there had been some talk that he could do it at The Opening, but it didn't happen. He said the main schools he's focusing on are UCLA, USC, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and the Oregon. Washington is another school that has been involved with Gumbs for some time.

Darnay Holmes, CB, Calabasas (Calif.)

Holmes, the No. 1 corner nationally, said he'll take official visits to Michigan, Nebraska, where two of his teammates are committed and to Ohio State.  The Southland native also plans to take unofficial visits to UCLA and USC and he said he's still talking to Stanford and Tennessee.

Isaiah Pola-Mao, S, Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe

Pola-Mao, the top defensive prospect in the state of Arizona, has hometown school Arizona State recruiting him the hardest along with Washington.  Pola-Mao said he'll also take official visits to USC and to Notre Dame.

Jaylon Johnson, CB, Fresno (Calif.) Central

The four-star cornerback from Fresno said that he knows for sure official visits will be taken to Georgia and Michigan.  Johnson also likes Arizona, Arizona State, USC and Utah.  USC seems to be getting the most buzz with Johnson right now.

Wyatt Davis, OG, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco

Davis committed to Ohio State three weeks ago and said the Buckeyes were one of his two dream schools, the other being Alabama (who was his first offer).  He became the fourth player from the West to commit to the Buckeyes.

Hunter Echols, DE, Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral

Echols committed to UCLA the day after Signing Day. And while he's camped with a bunch of schools and plans to take some official visits, he said at The Opening that he's recruiting for the Bruins.

Tate Martell, QB, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman

Martell committed recently to Ohio State and said he's completely shutting down his recruitment and has no plans to take any other official visits. He has already become quite the recruiter for the Buckeyes and has several players he's targeting at the moment.

Haskell Garrett, DT, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman

Garrett committed to Ohio State in February and hasn't wavered in his decision.  He said he's not taking any official visits anywhere but to Ohio State, which he'll do in November for the Nebraska game.

Connor Wedington, ATH, Sumner (Wash.)

Wedington committed to Washington in February and despite recent offers from California and Oregon, the four-star said he's 100% committed to his childhood favorite and hometown school.  Wedington is being recruited primarily as a running back by Washington but he could end up in the secondary, where he may have more upside.

Colby Parkinson, TE, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian

Parkinson gave Stanford a verbal the day after he was offered by the Cardinal back in December and he may be the most solid commit to the Cardinal in this class.  Parkinson was wearing Stanford gear all week and spent a lot of time with his future teammate (and teammate this week) Davis Mills.

Grant Calcaterra, TE, Santa Margarita (Calif.)

Calcaterra had a big week and will be moving up to a four-star in the late-summer update.  Calcaterra committed to Oklahoma in early April and he played with future Sooner teammate Chris Robison and they two hooked up on numerous passes all week.

Deommodore Lenoir, CB, Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian

Lenoir committed to Oregon three weeks ago when he was taking an unofficial visit to Eugene.  The four-star, ranked in the top ten nationally, was doing some recruiting for the Ducks this week.  Lenoir said he grew up idolizing former Duck De'Anthony Thomas.

Marlon Tuipulotu, DT, Independence (Ore.) Central

Tuipulotu gave Washington a verbal in April after taking an unofficial visit.  Schools are still coming after Tuipulotu, like Oregon, UCLA, Michigan, Ole Miss, Cal and Utah, but remains committed to the Huskies.

Jaelan Phillips, DE, Redlands (Calif.) East Valley

Phillips gave UCLA a verbal over 30 schools, most notably Stanford, and he'll go to the school where his father went.  A five-star, Phillips was in the Final Five for the defensive lineman and he said he and Hunter Echols were recruiting players all week to UCLA.

Greg Johnson, ATH, Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins

Johnson committed to Arizona in March and said he remains 100% solid in his commitment to the Wildcats.  He'll be heading out to Tucson on July 23rd for an unofficial visit and doesn't plan to take any official visits elsewhere at this point.

National recruiting analyst Greg Biggins, Mountain region recruiting analyst Blair Angulo and Director of Recruiting Brandon Huffman contributed to this notebook.

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