PASSING DOWN: Recruiting Notebook

ELK GROVE, Calif. -- We've got some choice morsels from the Passing Down Central California regional event on Sunday, including a list of favorites from a four-star receiver.

ELK GROVE, Calif. -- On a stacked TMP Elite team that featured no fewer than four clear Division I prospects at the Passing Down Central California Regionals on Sunday, one player without a single offer stood out – wide receiver Javin White.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder made no fewer than six highlight-reel touchdown grabs over the course of the day, as TMP Elite reached the semifinals before being dismissed by SWAG Factory. White was easily the most acrobatic receiver on an offense that also included four-star Isaiah Langley and three-star physical force Darrell Adams, and showcased sticky hands and a plus vertical leap.

While White doesn't currently have any offers, he said he's been talking to Idaho and Arizona State, and just got a call from Air Force. He said he likes USC "a lot," but there's another Pac-12 school that holds a special place in White's heart.

"If Cal would offer me today, I'd commit," White said.

White boasts a 3.1 GPA out of Fairfield (Calif.) Vanden.


Fresno (Calif.) Central East tight end/defensive end Zeandae Johnson was a strong pass-catching presence for DB Guru Elite on Sunday, and after catching 10 balls for 100 yards last season, the 6-foot-2, 240-pounder is ready to shine next season.

"They were key catches when we needed them," Johnson said of his production last year. "Our Liberty game, in triple overtime, third and long, I got it and kept us in the game. That was one of the greatest games I've played in."

Johnson said that he's getting more interest lately from Washington and Nebraska, and he's made a point of getting in touch with more coaches.

"My D-end film is just now getting looked at," Johnson said. "My tight end stuff is really what's getting me attention."

The Huskies, Johnson said, are closest to an offer, with Portland State also coming on strong. Johnson has also been talking with Auburn, who he would love to get an offer from.

On the hoof, Johnson looks like he could easily add another 30 pounds and become an offensive lineman, but no school has talked to him about that possibility yet.


Four-star receiver L.J. Reed just got an offer from Kansas, out of the blue. He had not heard once from the Jayhawks before the offer. "That was kind of random, to be honest with you," Reed said.

Reed played with TMP Elite on Sunday, but will be playing with Kenion Training Elite down at the Best of the West Passing Down finals in Fullerton, Calif.

Reed currently has a 2.5 GPA, and said that UCLA, USC and California are going to come around and watch him during spring practice.

Reed said that the Bruins, Washington and Arizona State are his leaders at this point.


Savion Simms of Fresno (Calif.) Central East has been getting a lot of mail from the Trojans, and went to the USC campus two weeks ago to watch an open practice. The coaching staff took his information down, and he got to talk with coach Steve Sarkisian and Keith Heyward.

Both Arizona State and the Trojans have invited Simms – who recently ran a 10.96-second 100-meter dash in track – to their prospect camps.

He'll be at the Sun Devils' camp on June 14, and will try to be at USC's on June 25. Simms will also be visiting Cal this coming week.

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