Tag:Lemming Top 100
Posted on: May 19, 2011 12:49 pm

Top 100 corner commits to Michigan

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Brady Hoke hasn't even coached a game for Michigan yet but he might have already won over the fanbase with his aggressive recruiting that has led to a top ten class early in the recruiting cycle. Hoke added to it this week with news breaking on Thursday that Detroit (Mich.) cornerback Terry Richardson had verbally pledged to the Wolverines.

“I think it’s something big they’re trying to get done there,” Richardson told 247Sports.com. “It’s where I feel the most comfortable. I wouldn’t have felt as comfortable at those other schools. I felt comfortable and wanted. I felt like I’m at home.”

The 5-foot-10, 165 pound Richardson is one of the top corners in the country and held offers from Alabama, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Penn State among others. He joins an already loaded class on defense for Michigan, many of whom are close friends with Richardson already. That bond between recruits was another reason why he'll be playing in Ann Arbor next year.

“Most of all, I’m back playing with my boys again,” he said. “We’re going to go up there and make it happen. We’re going to bring some real big-time excitement to Michigan over the next couple years. We’re going to make it happen and that was hard to pass up. For them to commit, it made me really look into it more and I felt comfortable. I felt wanted.”

The five-star player racked up nearly 40 tackles and snagged 12 interceptions last season. Also a threat out of the slot on offense, Richardson has great speed and great quickness. MaxPreps analyst Tom Lemming has him ranked as the 33rd best player overall and fourth-best corner in the country for the class of 2012.

Richardson is the 12th commitment for Michigan in the upcoming class of 2012.

Posted on: May 17, 2011 7:25 pm
Edited on: May 17, 2011 7:27 pm

Shepard performs well at Nike Camp, solid to ND

Posted by Bryan Fischer

One of the big names at this past weekend's Stanford Nike Camp was Fresno (Calif.) cornerback Tee Shepard. One of the top players in the country and a natural at corner, the five-star player was among the best at his position during individual drills.

Once 7-on-7 began at the camp however, the 6-foot-1, 190 pounder started walking to over to the other sideline and received reps at wide receiver. Although Shepard plays both positions in high school, a few observers thought it was a bit unusual for him to flip to offense all of a sudden. Turns out there was a legitimate reason.

"I had a little injury in my shoulder so I couldn't really play DB," Shepard said. "I just played receiver and I did alright. I wanted to play wide out because that's what I was talking about all week with the coaches. I was like, 'Hey coach, maybe I can play receiver instead of DB.' He said that was a good idea. So I was just out here having fun."

Shepard exceeded expectations at both positions, blowing by opposing defensive backs using his speed and managing to get the better of most of the competition. Although he's firmly committed to the Fighting Irish, several schools have been by Fresno Central High to see how he does on the field and a few won't give up recruiting him despite his verbal commitment.

"As you know I committed to Notre Dame. But USC has been by and they said they're going to recruit me hard," he said. "I'm going to have to keep them off me. It's going to be tough."

The first commitment for Notre Dame's class of 2012, Shepard has been committed to the school since early March despite not even seeing South Bend until late April for the annual Blue and Gold Spring Game. While it appears he's still a solid verbal commitment, he will be seeing other schools once fall rolls around.

"I'm going to take all of my (official) visits, all five of them," Shepard said. "I want to see other places I haven't been before in my life. I just want to see new things."

As for where the Tom Lemming Top 100 player will visit, Shepard wouldn't divulge many schools but did hint at a trip to Tuscaloosa to see the Crimson Tide.

"I don't want to visit any schools in California, I want to leave the state," he said. "Alabama was my second choice after Notre Dame. When I talk to them, I talk to everybody, not just one coach."

In the meantime, he's one of the Irish's West Coast recruiters, whispering in the ear of several top players and trying to get them to commit to Notre Dame. One of his top targets was also a top performer at the Nike Camp, wide receiver Deontay Greenberry, who just so happens to be his cousin.

"Oh yeah," Shepard said of trying to lure Greenberry east. "I committed to Notre Dame because they recruited me since May the 10th of last year. Ever since then, me and Coach (Mike) Denbrock have been getting real close. It got to the point where Notre Dame was my dream school. Plus I watched that movie, Rudy. It all really made me want to play at Notre Dame.

"I want to have Deonte just be at Notre Dame period. They need some wide outs plus that's my cousin so it would be so cool."

Notre Dame has one wide receiver committed for 2012 and Shepard is one of three defensive backs headed to South Bend next year.

Posted on: May 11, 2011 9:32 am

5/11 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Still a long way to go before Signing Day but Texas, Texas A&M, Michigan and Florida are a few schools who are putting together very good classes in 2012.

- Wide out Drico Johnson picked up his first offer, from UCF.

- One of the best linebackers in the country, Noor Davis, is down to Notre Dame, Florida, Stanford, Alabama and USC and will commit on Friday.

- UCLA added a junior college offensive lineman.

- The son of former NFL lineman Bern Brostek, Shane, is considering Oregon and Washington.

- Penn State's class of 2012 is being built-in the trenches.

- Dorial Green-Beckham topped the Rivals Top 100, occupying the same spot he does in the Tom Lemming Top 100.
Posted on: May 9, 2011 12:58 pm
Edited on: May 9, 2011 12:59 pm

Noah Spence keeps striving for perfection

By MaxPreps' Joseph Santoliquito

His teammates and coaches left him alone. They all knew better than to even talk to him.

Noah Spence had shut off, sitting there in his personal cocoon. Head tilted up against the bus window, he was locked into the pounding music of his iPod, muting the white noise around him. He sat there looking through the top of his eyelids at the celebration going on next to him, rejoicing over something he thought should be his.

He sat there and blamed himself. The player that wants perfection — that demands it — didn't get it this night. Not by his definition.

Spence was plagued by a play. By a few inches. A few measly inches. A tear dribbled down his face, as he agonized over what he could have done differently. What he could have done to make it perfect.

The 6-4, 230-pound Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg, Pa.) defensive end blankly sat conveniently forgetting his three sacks and his forced fumble. He somehow couldn't remember the six hurries, and the fact that he was probably the best player on a field filled with exceptional players.

No, all Spence could recall was an incredible second-down play that he made. Or, in his recurring thoughts, didn't make.

Allentown Central Catholic was toting around the PIAA Class AAA state championship trophy like it was a conquered Roman standard. Spence's eyes were forced to swallow the scene, since McDevitt's bus was parked right next to ACC's.

Spence can't erase the vision.

Perhaps that's why it won't be a healthy experience for any offensive tackle that lines up against Spence this coming season. The senior-to-be is the No. 1-rated defensive end in the nation by MaxPreps, the No. 4 overall player in the country in the MaxPreps Class of 2012 Top 100, and can be quite arguably the nation's best high school player by the time he's finished his senior year.

Read more of this story on MaxPreps.

Photo courtesy of Bishop McDevitt High

Category: NCAAF
Posted on: May 6, 2011 11:34 am

Stadnik brothers select South Carolina

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Offensive linemen are a dime a dozen but good offensive lineman are considerably difficult to come by. That's why picking South Carolina picking up not one but two commitments from the Stadnik brothers on Thursday is such a big deal. 

The Greensboro (N.C.) pair of Brock and Clayton Stadnik just felt at home with the Gamecocks, who had a solid recruiting plan of going after them both equally hard which paid off in the end with the early commitments.

“We have taken so many visits and seen a lot of places,” Brock Stadnik told TheBigSpur.com. “We have met a lot of great coaches. South Carolina was always the place that Clayton and I felt the most love from their coaches. Coach (Shawn) Elliott and coach (Jay) Graham have been recruiting us since day one. We really liked that they looked at us as equal. Some schools didn’t look at us like equals like they did.”

Brock is the higher regarded of the two blockers, rated as a Top 100 player by MaxPreps' recruiting analyst Tom Lemming. He comes in at 6-foot-5, 285 pounds as a senior-to-be in high school. Clayton is expected to be an interior lineman and is 6-foot-2, 255 pounds. Both brothers held offers from East Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest while Brock held close to 20 offers overall.

“I can play any position on the line,” Clayton said. “I just get after it. I finish blocks well, good quickness, and I have good footwork. South Carolina is talking to me about center. I played my last six games last year at center and will play next year at center. They have mentioned long snapper some but me and Brock both can long snap pretty well.”

Both brothers visited during the season last year for South Carolina's upset of Alabama and were impressed by the atmosphere. The pair can't wait to run out of the tunnel to Sandstorm once they finally enroll in 2012 and appear to be shutting down recruiting for good with the recent pledge. They give the Gamecocks five commitments for the upcoming class.

Posted on: May 3, 2011 3:22 pm
Edited on: May 3, 2011 3:39 pm

Alabama Badger Sports 7-on-7 Notebook

Posted by Bryan Fischer

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- If one championship was lucky, a second confirms what the South Florida-based Footballers Fire 7-on-7 team thought all along, that they were one of the most talented teams in the country.

Composed mostly of players who were cut from the elite South Florida Express travel team, the Footballers Fire ended up beating them for a title in Tampa and ran through the competition over the weekend to grab their second title on the campus of Samford University.

The group ended up taking three vans from Miami to Birmingham, a trip that lasted over 13 hours. The long drive was the furthest thing from their mind when they held up the championship trophy though.

"Everybody was excited about getting out of Florida and coming to Alabama," Pompano Beach (Fla.) cornerback Adrian Burton said. "The difference between Tampa and here is we came up here undefeated. We didn't lose one game in this tournament and we won outside of our elements. We wanted to prove we were college-ready and came to play outside of our elements by playing in another state."

The team was the most vocal of any of the 15 teams that came to the event from all over the South. Part of the hooting and hollering after every play was strategy, especially once they reached the championship game and kept quiet in order to throw the other team off.

"The competition was really good," Gainesville (Fla.) corner Chris Bivins said. "We talked a bunch throughout the day but we decided to calm it down for the championship game and make them think we weren't playing. We were quiet and things started clicking."

Bivins is not full-time member of Footballers Fire but decided to come along on the trip and play with several of his friends on the team. He deferred to other members of the team in terms of playing time but still managed to make an impact in the secondary, playing both slot and outside receivers.

Burton, on the other hand, was in for nearly every play on defense and picked off two passes during the tournament, one more than he had in Tampa. Grabbing an extra pick wasn't as meaningful for the talented corner as grabbing a second title however.

"It meant a lot to me personally," Burton said. "We heard on ESPN that there was no way we can repeat, it was a fluke. Honestly we don't take that too lightly. We went from the cut list (from the South Florida Express) to winning two 7-on-7 championships. What more can we say?"

Texas Tech is one school showing a lot of interest in Burton but has yet to offer him a scholarship. Defensive backs coach Otis Mounds is the coach recruiting him and Burton had good things to say about the former South Florida high school coach.

"He has to be one of the coolest guys I've met who is a recruiter," Burton said. "He talks about real stuff, real situations, he doesn't actually talk that much about football. In his words, there's only two things they want us to come to Texas Tech for, to play ball and get your education. Education and football, I'm glad he pointed that out and it's not just football."

Bivins is also seeing his recruitment pick up with the May Evaluation period in full swing and already holds five offers, including ones from Utah and USF. He picked up his first SEC offer from South Carolina on Thursday and is excited about what the Gamecocks bring to the table.

"They've been contacting me lately. Coach (Steve) Spurrier Jr. came to school but I wasn't there because I had a track meet," Bivins said. "I called him on the phone and he said they were going to offer me a scholarship because they love big corners with long arms and speed."

Both players will head to the Badger Sports National 7-on-7 Tournament in Dallas over Fourth of July weekend.

Ward drops into coverage

Aberdeen (Miss.) defensive end Channing Ward didn't show up for Day One of the tournament and many thought he had taken an unofficial visit or just stayed home for the weekend. Turns out he had a good excuse as he was anchoring Aberdeen High's 4x100 and 4x200 track team and ended up running a 11.3 second 100 meters at a hefty 6-foot-2, 250 pounds.

The big and fast defensive end ended up playing linebacker for much of Day Two of the tournament and did so mainly to get better with his footwork and show off a little bit more to observers.

"It was a good challenge," Ward said. "I had to keep my feet moving. I think it will make me a better defensive end because I have to keep my feet moving. I felt ok."

Ward recently picked up another offer to add to his growing list that is sitting at 16 and includes Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Ole Miss and Notre Dame among others.

"I picked up an offer from Miami last Friday," Ward said. "I have interest in them."

There are also several schools close to extending a scholarship and Ward offered up one school who might be the next to pull the trigger.

"Florida State. The've been writing me a lot and told me to come to their camp," Ward said. "I'm going this summer. I'll also probably go to LSU and Auburn (camps). I've been to both of them to watch a game and on Junior Day."

Alabama and Mississippi State are the two schools recruiting him the hardest with Crimson Tide assistant Jeff Stoutland being his primary recruiter and one of the few who are recruiting him as a hybrid defensive end/linebacker. He still hasn't narrowed down his list of schools but looking for a few things in his future school.

"Graduation rate, good vibe from the coaches," he said.

Ward has offers from just about every SEC schools and projects more as a defensive end than linebacker in college.

Dural doesn't live up to his own high standards

One of the few commitments participating in the tournament was Beaux Bridge (La.) wide receiver Travin Dural. The LSU commitment didn't get too many balls thrown his way and had trouble meshing with his teammates he met just two days before on their way from Louisiana.

"I didn't feel like I played my best, I kind of had an off weekend," Dural said. "I did alright in some games but just didn't really get it going."

Although he didn't live up to his own high standards, Dural did compete against some of the best defensive talent he's seen and he felt he measured up well despite having an off weekend.

"I wanted to play with the best and see how I do," he said. "They say these are some of the best players in the country so I wanted to see how good I really am. I kind of showed that I can compete with them."

Firmly committed to LSU, his commitment was pretty open and shut as soon as the Tigers became interested in the in-state prospect.

"When I got the offer," he said of when he committed. "That was the school I wanted to go to ever since I was little. That helped because I wanted to go there and didn't have to worry about committing when I wanted to go there."

The 6-foot-2, 170 pound Dural is still receiving mail from several programs but isn't being actively recruited by anybody. Many schools will stop by to see him when spring football starts in two weeks but putting on the pads isn't something Dural is looking forward to.

"No," he said with a grin. "It's going to be hot out there. I'm in track right now so I'm not even in football shape. I do the 200 and high jump, long jump and 4x200 (relay). I've got the state track meet next weekend at LSU. Last week at regionals, our relay team ran the seventh fastest time in the nation."

Gross looks good at quarterback

There were not a lot of high caliber quarterbacks in Birmingham but Memphis (Tenn.) signal caller Will Gross was one of the top two or three at the event, throwing a good spiral and really showing some velocity on throws. He's already received offers from Louisville, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt and picked up a big one last week after a few schools stopped by during the evaluation period.

"Memphis, Wake Forest, Alabama and UConn," Gross said of the schools that came by Melrose High. "Alabama offered Thursday. I'm blessed. I'm glad the coaches see something in me. They have a good program and get you ready for the NFL. They have a great staff. I'm going to visit next month."

While some schools are recruiting him as an athlete, Alabama is recruiting him as quarterback. The 6-foot-1, 175 pound Gross wants to play quarterback in college and that will be an issue he'll bring up to those schools pursuing him.

"Mississippi State and Arkansas State," he said of schools that are recruiting him the hardest. "It doesn't matter where I go. I'm very patient and want to take my time. I might commit during the season."

Gross has already taken a few unofficial visits and will take some time over the next few weeks to plan where he'll go next. He won't limit his planning to just unofficial visits though, he plans on taking all five of his official visits and is already trying to figure out when and where to go.

"I don't know them all," he said. "I know three, Louisville, Kentucky and Alabama. Those are my top three right now."

Alabama's recent offer appears to make them the co-leader along with Louisville for Gross but he remains open until taking his visits.

Recruitment of Kimbrow heating up

A few miles away from Gross, running back Brian Kimbrow is becoming a hot name for recruiters. The city of Memphis is always a must stop for coaches on their way around the south and Memphis East is becoming the first destination in the city thanks in large part to Kimbrow.

"Duke stopped by, Western Kentucky, Tennessee and some more coaches are supposed to come by next week," Kimbrow said. "Notre Dame has come by. Lots of people."

The 5-foot-9, 170 pound scat-back recently picked up offers from Maryland and Wake Forest to put his total number of offers at close to 30. With so much attention being shown at this point in the recruiting process, Kimbrow is just taking everything as it comes and keeping a level head.

"It's hard to say right now because I'm being patient. I don't want to rush into recruiting and end up going somewhere that doesn't fit me," he said.

So far Kimbrow is taking unofficial visits like most top recruits and is starting out local before heading out to schools outside of the region this summer.

"I've been to Tennessee, Memphis and I have plans to go to Cincinnati and Vanderbilt," he said. "I have plans to go to Notre Dame. I've also been to Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Southern Miss."

Kimbrow has no set timetable for when he makes his commitment but the talented athlete, who also could be a slot receiver in college, is looking to stay focused on his high school team before worrying about where he'll end up in college.

"More than likely it will be after the season so I can focus on that during the season," he said of a commitment date. "Right now though, I'd say Tennessee and Vanderbilt and Cincinnati are standing out though.

"It doesn't matter where I go, I just want a place that fits me."


- Talented Lemming Top 100 linebacker Deaysean Rippy didn't play too much this weekend due to nagging injuries but did mention he was hearing a lot from Florida and that the Gators are at the top of his list at the moment. He was planning on taking more unofficial visits over the next few months so that might change.

- Marietta (Ga.) sophomore quarterback Eddie Printz did not have a very good first day, struggling to throw a spiral and get things going for Team Georgia. He came back much sharper on day two however, really spinning the ball well while leading his team to the championship game. He had some serious talent to throw to at wide out and while they saved him on day one, Printz made them look good on day two with some very nice deep balls.

- One of Printz's wide outs was Norcross (Ga.) athlete Jason Croom. He was the top receiver at the event and was a nightmare to cover with his 6-foot-5, 230 pound frame. At this point, he's a bit of a hybrid receiver/tight end until he fills out but he certainly has some very good pass catching skills. Georgia might be close to offering which might change things in his recruitment but it looks like Miami might be the team to beat at the moment. Georgia commit C.J. Curry was also on the team and played well but it was Croom who was the best receiver at the event.

- Justin Combs, son of Sean "Diddy" Combs, picked up offers Middle Tennessee and Wyoming recently and took an unofficial to UAB after the tournament. He has family in Alabama and one of his coaches said he is looking to step out from his dad's shadow but doesn't mind going to a smaller school to play football.

- Memphis (Tenn.) running back Jovon Robinson has a bit of a rivalry with Kimbrow in terms of who will be the top running back in the city and certainly showed he was capable of the top spot in terms of pass catching and quickness. His most recent offer was from Penn State and he said several SEC schools who have already offered stopped by to evaluate him further last week.

- Olive Branch (Miss.) wide receiver De'Arthur Cowan was one player who impressed from the Mississippi team. He said he had five offers, including ones from Arkansas and Mississippi State. Ole Miss visited his school last week and could be the next to offer. Cowan displayed good hands and ran nice routes but he needs to add some weight to his very skinny frame.

- Footballers Fire quarterback Ghierry Van der Kuyp has a very unusual sidearm throwing motion but he managed to be the most accurate quarterback at the event. He is being recruited by several programs as a wide receiver and the Hialeah (Fla.) athlete is close to getting offers from Miami and Florida. A commitment to Miami might follow if they offer because both of his parents are Miami fans. When Footballers Fire went up big on Team Georgia in the championship game, Van deer Kuyp played some wide receiver but badly injured his ankle and had to be taken off the field.

Posted on: April 29, 2011 4:38 pm
Edited on: April 29, 2011 4:41 pm

SEC April Commitment List

Posted by Bryan Fischer

It's the last week in April 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 SEC, where Nick Saban leads the pack in terms of verbal commitments early in the recruiting cycle but the Gators are hot on his trail.

Alabama (11)

Defensive end Ryan Anderson (Daphne, Ala.)
Defensive tackle Dakota Ball (Lindale, Ga.)
Athlete Kenyan Drake (Powder Springs, Ga.)
Offensive lineman Brandon Greene (Ellenwood, Ga.)
Kicker Adam Griffith (Calhoun, Ga.)
Defensive end Caleb Gulledge (Prattville, Ala.)
Linebacker Reggie Ragland (Madison, Ala.)
Running back Justin Taylor (Atlanta, Ga.)
Athlete Justin Thomas (Prattville, Ala.)
Athlete Eddie Williams (Panama City, Fla.)

Arkansas (6)

Offensive lineman Cordale Boyd (Memphis, Tenn.)
Wide receiver Jalen Cobb (Warren, Ark.)
Athlete Nathan Holmes (Port Arthur, Texas)
Running back Donovan Roberts (Norman, Okla.)
Linebacker A.J. Turner (Lepanto, Ark.)  
Offensive lineman Jeremy Ward (Pottsville, Ark.)

Auburn (4)

Offensive lineman Michael Flint (Oxford, Ala.)
Quarterback Zeke Pike (Edgewood, Ky.), Tom Lemming Top 100 for 2012

Defensive end Cassanova McKinzy (Birmingham, Ala.)
Wide receiver Alex Taylor (Lester, Ala.)

Florida (9)

Defensive back Willie Bailey (Hallandale, Fla.)
Running back Mike Davis (Stone Mountain, Ga.)
Offensive lineman Jessamen Dunker (Boynton Beach, Fla.), Tom Lemming Top 100 for 2012
Running back Matt Jones (Seffner, Fla.)
Defensive tackle JaFar Mann (Stone Mountain, Ga.)
Defensive tackle Dante Phillips (Venice, Fla.)
Wide receiver LaTroy Pittman (Citra, Fla.)
Linebacker Jeremi Powell (Largo, Fla.)
Defensive tackle Quinteze Williams (Tyrone, Ga.)

Georgia (6)

Wide receiver C.J. Curry (Gainesville, Ga.)
Defensive end Jalen Fields (Milledgeville, Ga.)
Athlete Leonard Floyd (Eastman, Ga.)  
Kicker Marshall Morgan (Miami, Fla.)
Wide receiver Lonnie Outlaw (Milledgeville, Ga.)
Tight end Ty Smith (Moultrie, Ga.)

Kentucky (3)

Defensive tackle Thomas Chapman (Louisville, Ky.)
Defensive back Josh Harris (Maysville, Ky.)
Quarterback Patrick Towles (Fort Thomas, Ky.)

LSU (9)

Defensive end Torshiro Davis (Shreveport, La.)
Wide receiver Travin Dural (Beaux Bridge, La.)  
Defensive end Ronnie Feist (Edgard, La.)
Tight end Dillon Gordon (River Ridge, La.)
Linebacker Trey Granier (Thibodaux, La.)
Wide receiver Avery Johnson (Pompano Beach, Fla.)
Athlete Lamar Lewis (Lafayette, La.)
Defensive back Dwayne Thomas (New Orleans, La.)
Tight end John Thomas (Bossier City, La.)

Ole Miss (3)

Defensive tackle Issac Gross (Batesville, Miss.)
Offensive lineman Ben Still (Memphis, Tenn.)
Defensive end Temario Strong (Batesville, Miss.)  

Mississippi State (2)

Offensive lineman Devon Desper (Madison, Miss.)
Athlete Deontay Evans (McComb, Miss.)

South Carolina (3)

Linebacker T.J. Holloman (Atlanta, Ga.)
Defensive tackle Carlos Hood (Stone Mountain, Ga.)
Running back Kendric Salley (Williston, S.C.)

Tennessee (1)

Running back Imani Cross (Gainesville, Ga.)

Vanderbilt (1)

Defensive end Tre Griffin (Kennesaw, Ga.)

Posted on: April 29, 2011 1:00 pm
Edited on: April 29, 2011 4:40 pm

April Pac-12 Commitment List

Posted by Bryan Fischer

It's the last week in April 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 the Sun Devils are off to a good start and lead the pack in terms of verbal commitments early in the recruiting cycle.

Arizona (1)

Quarterback Josh Kern (San Antonio, Texas)

Arizona State (6)

Wide receiver Josiah Blandin (Long Beach, Calif.)
Linebacker Salamo Fiso (Long Beach, Calif.)
Wide receiver Randall Goforth (Long Beach, Calif.)
Defenisve back Oliver Johnson (Pierece JUCO/Woodland Hills, Calif.)

Wide receiver Kenny Lawler (Upland, Calif.)

Wide receiver Richard Smith (Long Beach, Calif.)

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 (1)

Wide receiver Oshay Dunmore (Newport, Ore.)
Oregon State (1)

Wide receiver Cleveland Wallace (San Jose, Calif.)

Stanford (1)

Safety Alex Carter (Ashburn, Va.)

UCLA (0)

USC (5)

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

Utah (1)

Offensive lineman Kiha Sai (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Washington State (2)

Defensive back David Bucannon (Vacaville, Calif.)
Wide receiver Dalen Jones (Woodland, Calif.)

Washington (2)

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

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