It was a surprisingly big week out West for several schools. Perhaps no school benefited more than the Washington Huskies with the addition of top-100 wide receiver Darrell Daniels
Vallejo committed to Boise State yesterday.
Here's a quick recap of some important notes from a busy week out West.
Washington snares Daniels
Really, it's not a surprise, however the commitment from Oakley (Calif.) Freedom four-star wide receiver Darrell Daniels is a big pickup for the Huskies. He's got tremendous athleticism and hands for a bigger receiver. Daniels will be a big compliment to fellow commit, quarterback Troy Williams. The Huskies have nine commitments so far and are on their way to a solid class after a less than thrilling 2012 class.
Two Cali preps headed to the blue turf
Boise State is working hard in California this year which is not unusual. The efforts are once again paying off which led to a commitment from American Canyon (Calif.) safety Chris Seisay. Seisay said his only other planned visit is to Oregon's camp this week but he remains 100-percent Boise State commit.
Nevada Union (Calif.) tackling machine Tanner Vallejo committed yesterday making it a big weekend for Boise. The Broncos are now up to seven commitments and have once again done a great job of identifying some under-the-radar type talent.
Cats add another quarterback
Woodson gives Arizona some much needed QB depth.
After adding Jarrett Solomon in Mid-June, Arizona was able to secure a second commitment from Tommy Woodson. The Pennsylvania native has decided to follow the wide-open attack of Rich Rodriguez into the desert where playing time will be abundant. The depth chart is depleted for the Wildcats and they will need to bolster the depth in this class and the next substantially.
Arizona has 11 commitments, and all but two are on the offensive side of the ball.
Buffs on a heater
Colorado is on a hot streak of late. The Buffaloes have quietly added five commitments since June 11. The Woodlands (Texas) offensive line duo Jonathan Huckins and Sam Kronshage both committed one week ago today. Four days later a pair of California wide outs committed in Chaminade (Calif.) Elijah Dunston and Charter Oak (Calif.) Bryce Bobo. Most recently in-state offensive tackle John Lisella from Columbine high committed two days ago.
The Buffaloes now have 10 commitments in the class of 2013.
Other notables out West
-UCLA lost a commitment when long-snapper Cole Mazza switched his pledge to Alabama. The Bruins now have seven commitments, two of which are on the offensive line, a huge position of need.
-It may have been a surprise to some, but Blue Ridge (Ariz.) linebacker Chans Cox was a big pickup fro the Sun Devils. He's exactly the type of blue-collar, high character kid you can start to build a defense around.
-Brophy College Prep (Ariz.) Tyler Bruggman could be a huge piece for the wide open style of Mike Leach at Washington State. Last year the Cougs added some speed late in the cycle when the hire was announced. This year they will need to continue adding speed at all positions to compete among the Pac-12 elite.
-Oregon is holding an important coaches camp this week. The Ducks are quite unique in their recruiting approach and despite being low on commitments currently, they should look to add a few pieces starting in the next week or so. Keep a sharp eye on Horizon (Calif.) receiver Darren Carrington who could be offered this week and has solid potential to commit.
-Stanford added a commitment from Oaks Christian (Calif.) legacy receiver Francis Owusu this morning. The Cardinal have only four commitments, but each are four-star recruits or higher.