Week's Review of West Recruiting

News and notes from the recruiting circles out West, including a Scout Top 50 prospect cutting his list to eight schools and a slew of offers going out to several of the West's top prospects...

Gig Harbor (Wash.) tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, the #1-tight end in the West, has trimmed his list of nearly 30 offers, to eight schools that stand out.

"My list is Washington, UCLA, California, USC, Alabama, Texas, Florida, and LSU. That is it; I am not looking at any other schools," Seferian-Jenkins told Jake Worthen of EvergreenStatePreps.com.

Seferian-Jenkins has offers from all of his top eight, save Texas, though he said this week he's confident an offer could come from the Horns.



Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw offensive lineman Marcus Martin is seeing his patience pay off in a big way.

While he didn't panic when no offers were extended to him through late April, Martin now has a couple of Pac-10 offers, the most recent coming from a school, as he puts it, "right around the corner."

"Coach (Rick) Neuheisel at UCLA called and I just missed the call so I called him back and when I talked to him, he said they were going to offer me. I was excited. As a little kid, it was always between UCLA and USC for me. I watched UCLA as a kid, and to have an opportunity to go there now is really big," said Martin. "And to hear it from the big man himself, it was exciting to have that phone conversation."

Martin's first offer came from Washington two weeks ago and now he's got two Pac-10 offers, with the potential for more.



Meanwhile, La Mirada (Calif.) offensive lineman Isaac Luatua continues to be the most hotly pursued lineman in Southern California.

Luatua received an offer from the national champions, Alabama, on Thursday.

"I talked to Coach Saban last week, he's a great competitor, coaches with toughness, and I love how Coach Saban challenges his players on and off the field," said Luatua. "I want to play for a coach that is in my face and has coached the best. Coach Saban is that type of guy."

And the allure of the Tide spoke volumes to Luatua.

"The Alabama tradition speaks for itself," said Luatua. "It's a great academic school, and they have simple goals, to push you like you have never been pushed before, do the right things on and off the field and win national championships. And thats my goal, to win championships and graduate from college."



While Luatua racks up offers, his teammate, Aaryn Bouzos, ended his recruitment on Thursday, committing to Nebraska.

"The more I thought about it, it was a no brainer for me," said Bouzos. "Coach Pelini is a defensive minded coach and the Nebraska tradition is powerful."

The Husker history, and future, also played a big role in his choice.

"It just came down to tradition, and playing for a coaching staff that preaches toughness, and who's goals are to win National Championships," said Bouzos.

Bouzos was thrilled to make his choice to join the Husker program.

"I'm excited, I'm so excited," said Bouzos. "I will give everything I've got to the University of Nebraska, and the people that live in Nebraska and the rest of the Husker Nation all over the country."



The West's top quarterback, Brett Hundley from Chandler (Ariz.), landed a big offer on Wednesday.

Oregon offered Hundley, ranked #5-nationally by Scout.com and in the Scout 100.

The Ducks became the 18th school to offer the multi-tooled Hundley, one of the premier passers nationally.

Oregon was active in Arizona on Wednesday, also offering Higley (Ariz.) athlete Kelvin Fisher and four-star offensive lineman, Andre Yruretagoyena



Scottsdale (Az.) Saguaro multi-purpose athlete Brock Haman has caught fire. He has gone from zero offers to five in just a few weeks.

Coaches have finally been able to come out during Spring evaluation and see for themselves a 6-3 230 pounder that runs a legit 4.5-4.6 and catches everything in sight.

Haman was first offered by FBS programs Northern Colorado and Northern Arizona. Montana also showed strong interest. New Mexico State was the first D1 program to offer and just Thursday, Idaho and Oregon State jumped into the mix.


Several other players have been offering numerous offers.

-San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty quarterback Kyle Boehm is up to 13 offers, with Illinois and Oregon State the latest to offer him.

-Encino (Calif.) Crespi receiver Devin Lucien is at a half-dozen offers with New Mexico State his latest. 

-Long Beach (Calif.) Poly cornerback Dabness Atkins has picked up an offer from Air Force.  The Falcons also offered Mesa (Ariz.) Skyline lineman Justin Addie.

-Moorpark (Calif.) linebacker Quinn Bauducco got his first offer, from Minnesota

-Boise State offered Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure linebacker Jalen Jefferson, his seventh offer in all.  They also offered Cyrus Hobbi, the four star offensive lineman from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro.

-Las Vegas (Nev.) Palo Verde running back Brandon Wright now has offers from UNLV, Colorado and San Diego State.

-DaSean Martin from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bonanza has offers from Northern Arizona and Utah State, and UNLV is on the cusp.

-Raymond Nelson, the all-state tight end from Modesto (Calif.) Christian, was offered by Nevada, joining Arizona State, Washington State and Idaho State.

-Richard Mullaney, the Thousand Oaks (Calif.) receiver, was offered by New Mexico, joining Air Force.

-Cerritos (Calif.) College offensive lineman Jordan Gross was offered by Florida International.

-Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick, the elite 2012 tight end from Palm Desert (Calif.), got his first verbal offer, from Oregon State.

-Dylan Wynn, the four-star defensive end from Concord (Calif.) De La Salle, was offered by San Diego State.  The Aztecs join Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Ohio, Washington State

-Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks defensive back Maurice Talley got his first offer, from Utah State, and teammate Robert Ash, a three-star defensive end, got his eighth offer, from Colorado.



Scout.com Southwest Recruiting Analyst Jason Jewell, Northwest Recruiting Analyst Chris Fetters and Scout.com's Jake Worthen, Scott Eklund and Mario Gomez contributed to this report

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