West Recruiting Notebook

Noles Land Henry

Florida State picked up a verbal early from Westlake (Calif.) 2016 passer Malik Henry.

A Top 50 player in his class, Henry is one of the top signal-callers in the country.

Henry’s commitment to the Noles comes on the heels of them getting verbals from a couple of quarterbacks in this class.

"I felt comfortable around coach Jimbo Fisher," Henry told NoleDigest.com "I think he’s a great quarterback coach."

Henry plans to play baseball for the Seminoles too, much like current quarterback/baseball player Jameis Winston.

For more on Henry, check out Scout’s Commitment Analysis.

Big Weekend for the Broncos

Boise State will have a big visit weekend, not just with 2015 official visitors but with some key 2016 targets.

Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt safety Evan Tyler, a longtime commit to San Jose State, will visit officially this weekend, with the Broncos having just recently offered.

San Gorgonio (Calif.) safety Nathan Meadors will also be visiting the Broncos officially this weekend.

A pair of JC defensive backs will be in, including Fullerton (Calif.) cornerbackMarnez Ogletree, who’s committed to the Broncos.

Joining him is Butler (Kansas) College safety Kameron Miles, a bounceback from Texas A&M, where he played for current defensive coordinator Marcel Yates.

Two 2016 prospects, who have Bronco offers, will be in Boise. Rohnert Park (Calif.) Rancho Cotate receiver/safety Chris Taylor-Yamanoha will be visiting unofficially.

And El Dorado Hills (Calif.) Oak Ridge quarterback Ian Book will also be checking out Boise State this weekend.

West Visitors Going National

Not many West Coast schools will host official visits this weekend, aside from Boise State, but a number of the West’s top prospects will be hitting the road.

Miami will be hosting a pair of five-star teammates from Gardena (Calif.) Serra in linebacker John Houston and defensive end Rasheem Green for their game against Florida State.

Notre Dame will host Riverside (Calif.) Poly cornerback Ykili Ross when they playNorthwestern.

Salt Lake City (Utah) East linebacker Christian Folau will be visiting Oklahoma State.

Texas Tech has La Mirada (Calif.) receiver Tony Brown, Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis center Fred Ulu-Perry and Long Beach (Calif.) Poly defensive end Joseph Wicker visiting.

Wisconsin will host West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade receiver and commit Brandyn Lee.



  • Draper (Utah) Corner Canyon offensive tackle Branden Bowen had been a longtime commit to in-state Utah, but opened things up this week. Bowen visited Ohio Stateofficially earlier this month and Nebraska offered him the day after he decommitted from the Utes.

    Tua Tagovailoa – QB – Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis – 2017 

    When the best quarterback in college football this season is an alum, it helps future signal-callers. Tagovailoa is keeping the St. Louis tradition going, and picked up two more offers this week, from Hawaii and Texas Tech. UCLA had previously offered Tagovailoa, who is starting as a sophomore at the alma mater of Heisman Trophy candidate Marcus Mariota.

  • La Jolla (Calif.) Country Day 2017 quarterback Braxton Burmeister committed toArizona.
  • Colorado Springs (Colo.) Pine Creek tight end Parker Hammond committed to Air Force.
  • Kinsburg (Calif.) offensive tackle Isaiah Trevino committed to Fresno State.
  • Los Angeles (Calif.) Harbor receiver Cory Butler committed to Utah.
  • Fontana (Calif.) Summit receiver Wayne Jackson committed to San Diego State.
  • Riverside (Calif.) College linebacker Thomas Brown committed to UAB.
  • La Canada (Calif.) St. Francis tight end John Carroll committed to San Diego State.
  • Denver (Colo.) East athlete Wesley Ogsbury committed to Harvard.
  • Lakewood (Colo.) Bear Creek offensive guard Tony Bello committed to New Mexico State.

  • Honolulu (Hawaii) offensive lineman Semisi Uluave was offerd by Mississippi State.
  • Glendale (Ariz.) College offensive tackle Preston Brooksby was offered by Georgia State.
  • Murray (Utah) 2016 defensive lineman Maxs Tupai was offered by Arizona State.
  • Saratoga (Utah) Westlake 2017 safety Chaz Ah You was offered by Hawaii.
  • Honolulu (Hawaii) Saint Louis 2016 receiver Drew Kobayashi was offered by Hawaii.
  • Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy Prep defensive back Isaiah Oliver was offered by Colorado.
  • Riverside (Calif.) College DE Jeremiah Mitchell was offered by Arizona State andPurdue.
  • Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins 2018 receiver Jalen Hall was offered by Tennesseeand Utah.
  • Riverside (Calif.) College defensive end DeVante Wilson was offered by Arizona State, Cal and Washington State.
  • Gardena (Calif.) Serra 2016 defensive Oluwole Betiku landed an offer from Florida State
  • Riverside (Calif.) College receiver Isaac Whitney was offered by Florida.
  • Sacramento (Calif.) Grant offensive tackle Darrin Paulo was offered by Utah.
  • Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola 2016 athlete David Long was offered by Duke.
  • Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline 2016 running back Rashaad Boddie was offered byIdaho.
  • San Bernardino (Calif.) College quarterback Ricardo Johnson was offered byBuffalo.
  • Long Beach (Calif.) Poly cornerback Colin Samuel was offered by Purdue.
  • Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins 2017 receiver Joseph Lewis was offered by Utah.
  • Pittsburg (Calif.) 2016 cornerback Jordan Parker was offered by Washington State.
  • Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins 2017 receiver Greg Johnson was offered by Utah.