West Recruiting Notebook: 7on7

Scout.com brings you the latest recruiting updates from out West from the Badger/New Level 7on7 in Las Vegas, including quick updates on several UCLA prospects...

A loaded field of talent was on hand in Las Vegas, and several of the top players in the West were at UNLV for the Badger/New Level 7on7.

Here are some of the recruiting notes, updates and new offers that came from Las Vegas.


Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde receiver Junior Pomee was one of the premier performers of the weekend, and the 6-4, 215-pound Pomee, who's very similar to former Carson (Calif.) tight end Morrell Presley, was offered by the school Presley is now at, UCLA. That offer came after a stellar weekend in Vegas for Pomee, who also has an offer from UTEP.


Beverly Hills (Calif.) defensive end Greg Townsend came to the 7on7 to play tight end for Team 1925. But his future is definitely on defense, and Tennessee became the latest school to offer him, the 11th school to throw their name in the ring for the 6th ranked defensive end in the country.

Townsend said his top five right now is USC, Oregon, TCU, Miami and Washington. He said that Alabama could be another school to offer him soon.


Chino Hills (Calif.) cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu has been one of the more productive corners in California the past two years, and the Scout 300 Watch Lister, who was steady all weekend picked up his first offer from Idaho.


Livermore (Calif.) Granada athlete George Atkinson was one of the better two-way performers we saw this past weekend, and he's now up to 11 offers, with four more coming in the past two weeks. Atkinson told us he now has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Washington, Washington State, California, Oregon, UCLA, Illinois, Utah, San Diego State and San Jose State.

His brother, Josh Atkinson, boasts offers from Washington, San Diego State and Arizona and Josh said he thinks Cal is offering soon.


Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw running back DeAnthony Thomas, the nation's #1-player by Scout.com, was clearly the most elite prospect in Las Vegas last weekend.

It's been a busy two weeks for Thomas, who the previous weekend, took an unofficial visit to Cal for their Junior Day and said his trip up there was "excellent." Cal and USC are the two that are recruiting him the hardest right now.

He went up to Cal with Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei teammates Max Wittek and Victor Blackwell, and said the three have talked about playing together in college.

Thomas said he's also interested in Texas, Oklahoma and Florida, as well as Pac-10 schools like Arizona State, Oregon, UCLA and Washington. But as of now, he doesn't have a top five-seven schools.

His plan is to announce at one of the All-American games in January.


San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty quarterback Kyle Boehm picked things up as the weekend went on, after a slow start on Saturday.

Boehm's six offers are from Colorado State, San Jose State, Wyoming, Arizona State, Cal and Washington.

And lately, Boehm said he's been hearing from USC, Illinois, Texas Tech.

Boehm has been to Junior Days at Cal and USC so far this spring.


Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei quarterback Max Wittek has the most offers of any passer in the West, and they come from all over the country.

Originally from the East Coast, Wittek moved to Southern California to play his high school ball.

Wittek has offers from North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Florida, Florida State, Oregon State, UCLA, Cal, Clemson and Duke. In addition, he's hearing from USC and Georgia.


The top passer in Central California is Cody Kessler from Bakersfield (Calif.) Centennial, and Kessler still stands on four offers, from New Mexico State, Pittsburgh, Washington State and Fresno State.

Kessler told us on Sunday that Boise State looks like they could be next to offer him, after he had a long conversation with Broncos head coach Chris Petersen.


Long Beach (Calif.) Poly cornerback Kameron Jackson was one of the better corners in Vegas, playing for Keyshawn Johnson's team, and the Jackrabbit prospect got his first offer from Washington late last month.

Jackson said he's also hearing a lot from Oregon and Michigan.


Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei receiver Victor Blackwell struggled with a hamstring injury on Saturday, but came back to play on Sunday, and showed why he's one of the prime playmakers in the West in this class.

Blackwell has offers from Oregon State, UCLA, Washington, Cal and Tennessee and said Cal is recruiting him the hardest at this point.

He's also hearing regularly from LSU, USC and Georgia.


Corona (Calif.) Santiago safety Simon Connette doesn't have an offer yet, but with his brother, Brandon Connette, at Duke competing in spring football for the quarterback job, the Blue Devils are interested in him.

Connette said he'll be taking an unofficial visit to Durham later this month and will take an unofficial visit to North Carolina while there.


Palmdale (Calif.) receiver David Richards got his first offer from Arizona last month but told us this weekend that Colorado State has now joined the mix.


Harvey Langi from South Jordan (Utah) Bingham is the top prospect in Utah and he's got offers from all over the country.

Langi said the offers that are standing out to him right now are BYU, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Stanford, UCLA and Washington.

However, the four-star back, ranked 11th nationally, said no leader has emerged and he's taking his time.


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