Tag:Jabari Ruffin
Posted on: April 1, 2011 5:04 pm
Edited on: April 1, 2011 5:06 pm

March Pac-12 Early Commitment List

Posted by Bryan Fischer

It's the first day in April but also the final week in March and several schools have already hit the ground running in the class of 2012. Today we'll take a look at the verbal commitments in the Pac-12, where it's no surprise that uber-recruiter Lane Kiffin leads the pack in terms of verbal commitments early in the recruiting cycle.

Arizona (0)

Arizona State (1)

Wide receiver Kenny Lawler (Upland, Calif.), MaxPreps Top 100 for 2012 Watch List member

California (1)

Quarterback Zach Kline (Danville, Calif.)

Colorado (3)

Running back Benjamin Catalon (Houston, Texas)
Defensive tackle Tyler Henington (Denver, Col.)
Defensive end Clay Norgard (Highlands Ranch, Col.)

Oregon (0)

Oregon State (0)

Stanford (1)

Quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg (Philadelphia, Pa.), MaxPreps Top 100 for 2012 Watch List member

UCLA (0)

USC (5)

Defensive tackle Arik Armstead (Elk Grove, Calif.), MaxPreps Top 100 for 2012 Watch List member
Athlete Jaydon Mickens (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Wide receiver Jordan Payton (Westlake Village, Calif.), MaxPreps Top 100 for 2012 Watch List member
Wide receiver Darreus Rogers (Carson, Calif.)
Lineabcker Jabari Ruffin (Downey, Calif.)

Utah (0)

Washington State (1)

Wide receiver Dalen Jones (Woodland, Calif.)

Washington (2)

Wide receiver Braden Bishop (Mountain View, Calif.)
Running back Tairen Owens (Pasadena, Calif.)

Posted on: March 30, 2011 3:43 pm
Edited on: April 20, 2011 6:17 pm

Updated list of 2012 U.S. Army All-Americans

Posted by Bryan Fischer

The folks at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and Rivals have compiled a list of all the players in the class of 2012 invited to the prestigious high school all-star game. Here's the list, which will eventually be divided into East and West teams.

Defensive lineman Arik Armstead, committed to USC
Defensive end Alex Balducci
Offensive tackle Zach Banner
Defensive back Travis Blanks
Wide receiver Drae Bowles
Safety Deon Bush
Defensive back Joel Caleb
Wide receiver Leonte Carroo
Linebacker Josh Clemons
Wide receiver Stefon Diggs
Athlete Cedric Dozier
Athlete Devin Fuller
Offensive tackle Joshua Garnett
Wide receiver Deontay Greenberry
Defensive end Darius Hamilton
Defensive end Eli Harold
Defensive back Tracy Howard
Offensive tackle D.J. Humphries
Defensive tackle Jarron Jones
Offensive tackle Kyle Kalis, committed to Ohio State
Athlete Brian Kimbrow
Quarterback Zach Kline, committed to Cal
Defensive end Javonte Magee
Offensive tackle John McGee
Defensive tackle Ellis McCarthy
Tight end Taylor McNamara
Offensive tackle Chris Muller
Wide receiver Davonte Neal
Wide receiver Jordan Payton, committed to USC
Quarterback Zeke Pike
Linebacker Jabari Ruffin, committed to USC
Running back Barry Sanders Jr.
Running back Rushel Shell
Defensive back Tee Shepard, committed to Notre Dame
Safety Elijah Shumate
Offensive tackle Jordan Simmons
Defensive back Geno Smith
Defensive end Noah Spence
Tight end Kent Taylor
Offensive tackle John Theus
Safety Shaq Thompson
Wide receiver Dominique Wheeler
Running back Trey Williams
Running back T.J. Yeldon

Posted on: March 2, 2011 9:51 pm
Edited on: March 2, 2011 9:51 pm

USC picks up local linebacker

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Timing, especially when it comes to two longtime rivals, is everything. Just ask Notre Dame and USC fans. Hours after the Irish picked up commitment number one for the class of 2012, USC picked up commitment number five in Downey (Calif.) linebacker Jabari Ruffin.

Perhaps a bit of strategic timing for the Trojans but for Ruffin, the timing just felt right to him.

"I verbally committed to USC today," Ruffin told USCFootball.com. "I just wanted to find a place that felt like hom. SC just felt right, it felt like family. I think I made a good choice."

The 6-foot-4, 230 pound Ruffin commits at a time when USC needs linebackers after two starters from last season graduated and there are two upperclassmen penciled in to start this upcoming year. Although Ruffin's size could allow him to grow into a defensive end, the coaching staff told him he will be suiting up at linebacker for the Trojans when he arrives on campus next fall.

"It's official that I'll be playing linebacker for USC," Ruffin said. "[Linebackers coach Joe Barry] actually said I remind him of number seven from Arizona State (Vontaze Burfict)."

Ruffin took an unofficial visit this past weekend before committing and will be back for USC's upcoming Junior Day.

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