West Recruiting Notebook
All-American Game Announcements
Last weekend saw the three major All-American Games take place across the country, and Western players took part in all three of them.
Two of the games had players from the West announce their college commitments, and all four of the announcers picked Pac-12 schools.
The Sun Devils landed the versatile Norman
Encino (Calif.) Crespi safety Marvell Tell would also announce during the Army Bowl for the Trojans.
More Commitments This Week
Despite playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Newhall (Calif.) Hart receiverTrent Irwin didn’t want to announce in San Antonio, instead choosing to wait till he was back in Southern California.
And the four-star, who had been down to Arizona State and Stanford since the summer, chose the Cardinal over the Sun Devils, a huge boost to Stanford’s recruiting efforts.
Irwin is headed to The Farm
Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde quarterback and Semper Fidelis All-American Sheriron Jones also opted to wait until after his game to make his commitment.
The one-time Florida verbal, who opened things up when Will Muschamp was fired, is still going to play in the SEC, but the four-star announced for Tennessee.
And his Semper Fi teammate and Rancho Verde lineman, Tevita Halalilo, opened up his recruitment from UCLA, looked to be leaning towards Arizona State, but reaffirmed his Bruin verbal late in the week.
In the Pac-12, Kahuku (Hawaii) tight end Tuli Wily-Matagi flipped his verbal fromUtah to Oregon State, where a couple of the coaches recruiting him to the Utes moved on to Oregon State and Granite Hills (Calif.) quarterback Seth Collins also flipped to the Beavers, from San Jose State.
The Beavers did lose a commitment, though, when San Ramon (Calif.) California tight end Matt Snyder switched his pledge to Nebraska, where he’ll follow Mike Riley and his staff, whom he originally committed to when they were with the Beavers.
Beau Bisharat – RB – Carmichael (Calif.) Jesuit – 2016
One of the West’s top jumbo two-way prospects, Bisharat picked up two more offers, from Nebraska and Arizona State. The four-star now has offers from Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, Eastern Washington, Nebraska, Utah, Washington and Washington State.
Southwest Recruiting Analyst Jason Jewell and Mountain Recruiting Analyst Doug Kimmel contributed to this notebook