It was a pretty quiet week out West until Wednesday night. Fall camp is now completely under way with football just over a week away.
USC got some big news today with the addition of Malik Dorton.
Today the Trojans got big news with the commitment of four-star defensive end Malik Dorton. USC has had some high and low points already in the recruiting cycle with several big commits and also a few decommits.
When signing day rolls around, expect the Trojans to stay in the hunt for a top ten class.
Big Get(s) for Arizona
Arizona needs to bulk up the linebacker unit and they have done exactly that this year three key additions.
Ware and Cobb will join Rodney Carr who committed earlier in Tucson. That's a big clean sweep for Rich Rod out of a major program.
Natrell Curtis has been frequently talked about and linked to Arizona. He recently opened up about why he decided not to commit and also mentioned visiting Washington. The Cats remain a strong leader for Curtis at this time.
The Impact of the Dorton commitment?
Mixon will visit Cal instead of Texas A&M.
Dorton is a big pickup for the Trojans. He's the No. 232 overall player per the 247Composite. Dorton is the No. 8 commit for the Trojans, but more importantly he's another quality addition on the defensive line.
The four-star will continue to take some other trips, but USC will be tough to beat.
Additionally, Dorton will only help USC with another major St. John Bosco target, Damien Mama.
Mixon switches A&M visit to Cal
Which makes sense given his recruitment. I know Mixon claims to be open in terms of distance. However as his decision nears I expect his finalists come down to programs closer to home outside of Oklahoma.
While A&M is a great program, Cal is a bigger threat given the location and need at running back.
Washington also seems to be a player here along with a few others. But at the end of the day I expect this to be a Cal-Oklahoma battle for the 5-star.
Ducks will host some talent at opener
Springs recently was linked to taking a trip to FSU, possibly for the Miami game. He remains a solid Oregon commit so this visit will do nothing but enforce that ideal.
As for Berrios, the Ducks were a late offer so this will be a chance for them to make up some ground and get in the game. Receiver remains a priority for Oregon in this class.
Don't sleep on San Jose State
Despite not being in the Pac-12, San Jose State is making some noise on the recruiting trail, most notably defensive back coach Donte' Williams.
The Spartans reeled in another big commitment from Andre Chechare this week and remain poised to land many other top targets. They currently have the No. 3 class in their conference but could be poised to make a serious move in the coming weeks.