May Madness (Kevin Wade)

May Madness News and Notes

May 15 -- News and notes, MVPs and recruiting updates from May Madness III in Seattle, Wash, including a number of prospects with UCLA offers or interest...

Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic linebacker Eli'jah Winston is still wide open and is in no rush to make a decision.  With his older brother making an early decision, Winston has taken the opposite approach and plans to make a decision closer to Signing Day.  Winston said OregonUCLACalifornia and Notre Dame are recruiting him the hardest right now.

Mill Creek (Wash.) Jackson receiver Daniel Arias has seen his recruitment take off with Colorado the most recent school to offer him.  He's approaching double-digit offers and Utah could be close to offering. Arias plans to visit Utah, Utah StateOregon State and Colorado and will also visit USC and UCLA for their summer camps. He took an unofficial visit to USC and UCLA in April and has previously visited Oregon State as well.

Everett (Wash.) Archbishop Murphy cornerback Kyler Gordon is the top corner in the Northwest and has had a number of schools come by since the eval period started, including OregonNebraskaUtahStanfordUSCWashington StateWashington and Notre Dame.  Gordon has visited Stanford for their Junior Day and took an unofficial visit to UCLA in April.

Portland (Ore.) Jesuit center Travis Spreen has offers from all three service academics, ArmyNavy and Air Force as well as a number of Ivy League schools, with Yale and Columbia most notably standing out along with Princeton.  Spreen said that schools like OregonUtah and UCLA have all stopped by during the evaluation period.

Clackamas (Ore.) receiver Cole Turner picked up his first offer from Columbia in late March and has since received two more from Portland State and Princeton. Turner has made visits this spring to Boise StateOregon StateOregon and Washington State and will be making visits to Princeton, Yale and Boston College. The Clackamas receiver also plans to camp at Stanford this summer.

Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic linebacker Malakai Salu currently holds two offers from Hawaii and Navy. After tripping to both Oregon and Oregon State for their respective junior days, Salu made a return visit to Washington. The linebacker is working on scheduling a summer stop to USCUCLAUtah and Utah State.

West Linn (Ore.) tight end Keishon Dawkins has steadily been picking up interest since landing his first offer from Nevada. Dawkins has also tripped to Oregon and Oregon State as well as Boise State and hopes to make a visit to Utah State this summer.

Corvallis (Ore.) offensive lineman Marco Brewer is seeing a surge in his recruitment, with his first Pac-12 offer in, from UCLA and then another offer in from Boise State.  Brewer said schools like WashingtonOregon and Oregon State could be close to offering too and have been watching him closely.

Pullman (Wash.) 2020 athlete Isaiah Strong landed his first offer last week, from Idaho. The son of former Seahawk Pro Bowl fullback Mack Strong, Georgia is another school he's interested in, since his father played there.  His mother is currently a professor at Washington State and he's been to some Coug games.  Strong said he plans to visit UCLA and USC this summer.

Snoqualmie (Wash.) Mount Si 2019 quarterback Cale Millen landed his first offer from UCLA in January, with head coach Jim Mora offering him and he visited in the spring during the Bruins' spring practice.  He'll camp with Washington, where his father played, this summer and attended the Huskies spring game last month.  Millen will visit California and Stanford this weekend and also plans to check out BYUUtah and Wisconsin and could camp with USC.

Seattle (Wash.) Rainier Beach 2019 offensive lineman Nathaniel Kalepo has his first two offers in, from BYU and Hawaii. And Kalepo said he thinks Arizona and Utah could be close to offering.  Kalepo said that Oregon StateUSC and Washington have all stopped by during the evaluation period and he plans to check out USC in July.

May Madness MVPs:


Jacob Sirmon, Bothell (Wash.)

Dylan Morris, Graham (Wash.) Kapowsin (2019)


Christian Galvan, Bothell (Wash.) (2020)

Derek Ray, Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic (2019)


Daniel Arias, Mill Creek (Wash.) Jackson

Xavier Mason, Tacoma (Wash.) Stadium (2019)


Devin Culp, Spokane (Wash.) Gonzaga Prep

Jarrell Anderson, Seattle (Wash.) Rainier Beach


Nathaniel Kalepo, Seattle (Wash.) Rainier Beach (2019)


Giovonni White, Tacoma (Wash.) Lincoln (2019)

Trendae Umi-Tuato'o, Auburn (Wash.) Riverside (2019)


Eli'jah Winston , Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic

Malakai Salu, Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic


Kyler Gordon, Everett (Wash.) Archbishop Murphy

Isaiah Ifanse, Bellevue (Wash.)


Ayden Hector, Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic (2020)

Kevin Wade of Scout Recruiting contributed to this notebook

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