West Recruiting Notebook
Penultimate Visit Weekend
Its the final weekend before the final weekend.
With just two more visit weekends before National Signing Day, this weekend will be a big one for schools hosting recruits.
Some will have big weekends, like Cal and Oregon State.
Some will go medium sized groups like Arizona, which is heavy on commits in town.
Cal’s visit list will include players from all over the country, but a good chunk of them are commits from the West and a couple of key targets. Their big uncommitted visitors are Buena Park (Calif.) receiver Jaylinn Hawkins and San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine safety Frank Buncom. Committed visitors include Napa (Calif.) receiver Austin Arron, Corona (Calif.) Centennial receiver Greyson Bankhead, Fresno (Calif.) Central tight end Zeandae Johnson, Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou receiver Kanawai Noa, Chino Hills (Calif.) Ayala safety Malik Psalms and Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline outside linebacker Cameron Saffle.
Hawkins will visit Cal
Oregon State and Gary Andersen will bring a good chunk of visitors from the West, including a couple from Utah, where Andersen is from, including American Fork (Utah) lineman James Empey and running back Lopini Katoa and West Valley City (Utah) Hunter tight end Noah Togiai. Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral defensive endSimi Moala and Kahuku (Hawaii) tight end Tuli Wily-Matagi will also be in Corvallis.
Arizona will welcome Folsom (Calif.) offensive lineman Cody Creason, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde receiver Cedric Peterson and Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta tight end Jamie Nunley flanked by Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral tackleKeenan Walker, Gilbert (Ariz.) Campo Verde defensive lineman Finton Connelly, Tucson (Ariz.) Mountain View safety Demetrius Flanagan and Anthem (Ariz.) Boulder Creek offensive lineman Nathan Eldridge.
Arizona State will have two high-profile visitors this weekend in Army All-American defensive ends Porter Gustin from Salem Hills (Utah) and Rasheem Green from Gardena (Calif.) Serra as well as Norwalk (Calif.) defensive tackle Dillon Faamatau, a commit to Washington State.
Arizona State will host Green
Utah will host two commits in South Jordan (Utah) Bingham kicker Chayden Johnston and Scottsdale (Ariz.) Horizon offensive lineman Jake Grant and two in-state targets in Provo (Utah) Timpview defensive end Gabe Reid and teammateBritain Covey.
UCLA’s three visitors are from out of the West, but they’re big ones: the nation’s top tight end, Chris Clark from Avon (Conn.) Old Farms and the nation’s top offensive guard, Keller (Texas) four-star Maea Teuhema, a commit to LSU. Buffalo (N.Y.) Canisius defensive end Tyrone Wheatley will also be in town.
USC and Stanford had big visit weekends last weekend so they’ll sit this one out.
Washington State has Santa Margarita (Calif.) receiver Kyle Sweet visiting, Colorado has Littleton (Colo.) Heritage defensive tackle Frank Umu coming in and Oregon will bring in Sacramento (Calif.) Grant offensive lineman Darrin Paulo.
Paulo visits Oregon this weekend
Boise State has three visitors coming to town from the West in San Clemente (Calif.) linebacker Riley Whimpey, Fresno (Calif.) Edison cornerback Tyler Horton and Tustin (Calif.) receiver George Wilson.
Nevada will host Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood outside linebacker T.J. Fehokoand Palmdale (Calif.) cornerback Dameon Baber while in-state rival UNLV will host San Ramon (Calif.) California offensive lineman Tyler Whisenhunt, Kahuku (Hawaii) defensive lineman Salanoa Alo-Wily and Scottsdale (Ariz.) Horizon quarterbackDalton Sneed.
Fresno State will bring in Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman linebacker Nela Otukolo,San Jose State has Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany receiver Brandon Pierce in and Wyoming will welcome Paramount (Calif.) cornerback Donzale Roddie and Diamond Bar (Calif.) running back Antonio Hull.
San Diego State has a pair of four-stars coming to visit, Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian linebacker Kyahva Tezino and Layton (Utah) Northridge cornerback Dayan Lake. The Aztecs also have Upland (Calif.) lineman Gary Baker and Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) receiver Jerry Chaney.
Lake is one of two four-stars visiting San Diego State
Western prospects visiting national schools include Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian defensive lineman Kevin Scott tripping to Miami, Chaffey (Calif.) College safetyToure Boyd visiting South Carolina and Salt Lake City (Utah) Taylorsville outside linebacker Mufi Hunt visiting Michigan State.
Scout 300 Announcements
Potoae committed to Washington
On Friday, Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton outside linebacker Osa Masina, the No. 1 player in Utah, is set to announce between USC, UCLA and Arizona State.
More prospects from the West are expected to announce their decisions in the next two weeks leading up to Signing Day.
Track the announcement dates and predictions for West prospects in the Scout 300 Commitment Tracker.
Darian Owens – WR – Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West – 2016
Owens hit double-digits in offers already and got three of them on Wednesday when Arizona State, Colorado State and Oregon State all offered the Scout 300 prospect.
Southwest Recruiting Analyst Jason Jewell and Mountain Recruiting Analyst Doug Kimmel contributed to this notebook