JCFootball.com Recruiting Blog - 4/29

As the spring evaluation period really starts to hit full stride, more and more JUCO recruits are starting to pop up on the radars of various schools. Here's a look a few that have either received offers recently or are starting to see things pick up on the recruiting front...

Diablo Valley DL Tui Talia - Talia committed to Washington very early in the recruiting process after visiting the Huskies during their spring practices and he's remained a strong commitment to them. However, that hasn't kept schools from continuing to come after him as evidenced this past week when Washington State extended an offer his way. Talia is also being heavily recruited by the likes of California, Oregon State and Arizona State although none of those three have offered to this point and he has offers from South Florida, Hawaii, Baylor, Kansas and Utah State. With his versatility -- he can play inside or outside -- expect more and more schools to give him a long look this spring and summer.

Grossmont WR Nick Kurtz - Kentucky is the most recent offer for Kurtz, joining Colorado State, Illinois, Utah State and Akron as schools that have offered the talented receiver. California and Ole Miss have also started to pick things up and could be the next schools to offer him. As a freshman last season, Kurtz totaled 49 receptions for 697 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Griffs.

New Mexico Military RB Devon Paye - Keep an eye on this tailback. Paye has the prototypical size (6'1", 210) to go along with sprinter's speed (4.37). Schools from all over will be flocking to NMMI this spring to get a look at what he can do on the football field. He's been hearing from the likes of Kansas and Arkansas and you can expect offers to start rolling in very soon.

Fort Scott OT Kareem Are - An emerging offensive tackle prospect who is already starting to attract some serious attention is Are, a 6'6", 320-pounder with very good feet and long arms. Are named First Team All-Jayhawk as well as First Team All-Region 6 as a freshman in 2012.

Coffeyville WR Dominique Reed - In nine games as a freshman last season, Reed hauled in 47 receptions for 818 yards and 10 touchdowns. We have yet to catch up with Reed to this point, but as long as he's getting it done in the classroom, he should have several offers to choose from before the start of the season.

ASA RB Branden Stout - While taking a back seat to All-American Hosey Williams this past fall, Stout still managed to rush for 453 yards and nine touchdowns for he Avengers. This fall he should be the feature back and he has the skills and talent to go over 1,000 yards as well.

Kilgore DE Cooper Washington - Washington led the Rangers with five sacks while also posting 43 tackles and 4.5 tackles-for-loss as a freshman in 2012.

Pasadena OT Miguel Machado - Another emerging offensive lineman that has seen recruiting start to pick up over the past couple of weeks is Machado. At 6'6" and weighing in at nearly 290 pounds, he's had schools from all over dropping by Pasadena to see him and South Florida could be close to throwing an offer his way.

Mississippi Gulf Coast LB Barron Miller - One of the top inside linebackers to keep an eye on this spring is Miller who racked up 21 tackles and two tackles-for-loss as a freshman this past fall.

Allan Hancock LB James Delgado - Delgado was an absolute stud for the Bulldogs this past fall, totaling 38 tackles, 1.5 sacks and six tackles-for-loss. He can play inside or outside, but appears to be a better fit on the outside where he can use his natural instincts and good speed to cover ground.

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