Another week and thus more notes from the West. It's a long edition this week, so get your popcorn and cold beverage handy.
Travis Wilson will head to Utah to work with Norm Chow and the revamped offense.
One of the biggest headlines of the week so far is the commitment of San Clemente (Calif.) quarterback Travis Wilson to Utah. As reported here he was also considering Washington and Colorado before making his decision. Former UCLA offensive coordinator Norm Chow, now at Utah should be excited about this new weapon to lead his offense.
Not to be outdone by their new allegiance to the Pac-12, Colorado also landed a big quarterback commitment this morning from El Cajon (Calif.) quarterback Shane Dillon. Dillon, like Wilson is another great looking prospect and should compete early for playing time.
Washington also added a quarterback commitment recently from Mercer Island (Wash.) signal-caller Jeff Lindquist.
Cal added a commitment from linebacker Michael Barton of De La Salle (Calif.). Barton is a fluid athlete and appears solid to the Golden Bears in his verbal commitment.
The Nike football training camp at Stanford will take place this week. Kyle Murphy, Aziz Shittu and Freddie Tagaloa are just a few of the headliners of the event. It will be a star studded cast and 247Sports will offer plenty of coverage following the event.
Inglewood (Calif.) receiver Derrick Woods added yet another offer, this time from the Alabama Crimson Tide. The 6-foot-1, 185 pound prospect is the No. 109 ranked player nationally and has major offers from around the country.
Orange Lutheran (Calif.) tight end Christo Kourtizidis added a new offer from Cal last week. Several schools were by this week including Florida, Washington State, Oregon, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Colorado.
Five star offensive tackle Andrus Peat of Corona Del Sol (Ariz.) has gotten visits from Utah, Notre Dame and Oregon this week so far. Schools have also been looking at his defensive end teammate, Avery Moss. Moss is 6-foot-4, 245 pounds and is extremely raw. Nebraska, Miami, USC and Oregon are a few of the programs showing interest in the rising prospect.
Five star offensive tackle Andrus Peat tells Jason Sapp of Blue and Gold Illustrated, Notre Dame will get a visit.
Dominguez (Calif.) defensive back Brandon Beaver added an offer from Nebraska this week. He also got his six month old cast removed and is now sporting a brace, pending further tests.
Westview (Calif.) tight end Taylor MacNamara is now up to 235 pounds after serious off-season workouts. Cal, Maryland, USC, UCLA, Arizona, Utah and Tennessee have all been on campus recently to check on the talented prospect. He is one of the top tight ends in the nation.
Pierce C.C. (Calif.) safety Gerald Bowman continued his torrid rate of adding offers, only this time it was the USC Trojans that came calling. FIU and Kansas State also offered earlier in the week. He remains hesitant to name any favorites, but could be near a list.
Vista Murietta (Calif.) defensive end Jeremy Castro said Oregon State, Arizona State, Fresno State, Colorado State and Washington have visited. They have not yet started spring ball which will boost the visit frequency of coaches.
Colony (Calif.) athlete Bryan Harper added an offer from New Mexico this week. He is hearing a lot from the UCLA Bruins and could be near an offer from them as well. Harper is one of my deep sleepers you should keep an eye on this summer.
Citrus Hill (Calif.) linebacker Darnell Murray patiently waits on his first offer. However USC, UCLA, Washington State and Fresno State have been on campus to check on the 6-foot-1, 212-pound prospect.
Lakewood (Calif.) wide receiver Darius Powe admits it has been slow. He did add an offer from Eastern Washington however recently. Lakewood begins spring ball next week and expect the campus to host several coaches in the upcoming weeks.
Fountain (Colo.) linebacker Kevin Davis confirmed Weber State, BYU and Oregon have checked on him in recent weeks. The 6-foot-2, 218 pound prospect has one offer from Colorado State but more could be on the way.
USC coaches visited Norco linebacker Scott Starr this week. He continues to wait for an offer from the Trojans.
Kent (Wash.) tight end Caleb Smith picked up his second offer this week from Washington State. Smith is a 6-foot-6, 240 pound converted quarterback that is heating up in recent weeks.
Massive offensive tackle Gavin Andrews from Granite Bay (Calif.) said Fresno State, Nevada, Washington and Oregon State have been by this week to check on him. Andrews is a 6-foot-6, 285 pound tackle with lots of upside and solid upper body strength.
Norco (Calif.) linebacker Scott Starr continues to wait with baited breath for a USC offer. The Trojans visited this week but held off from an offer, so far. Cal however decided to offer last night. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound linebacker is the No. 5 rated inside linebacker in the nation.
The Oregon Ducks and Nebraska Huskers appear ready to battle for Chaparral (Calif.) linebacker Joe Robinson. The Ducks have not offered but are in constant contact, and the Huskers are also in heavy pursuit. Several other programs have offered and he will take several visits this summer.
Canyon (Calif.) quarterback Jonathan Jerozal patiently waits for his first offer, however Washington State, Arizona and Arizona State have been on campus recently. The 6-foot-0, 185 pound quarterback also said he will visit Washington State and Oregon State later this spring.
Madison (Calif.) quarterback Chase Knox said Arizona, Boise State, UCLA, San Diego State and Utah have stopped by this spring so far. The 6-foot-1, 192 pound recruit plans to take several visits later this spring following his performance at the Elite-11 this weekend.
Wisconsin and Washington are the only two programs to check on La Costa Canyon (Calif.) offensive tackle Erik Magnuson this week. Although a bit of a quiet week for the 6-foot-6, 275 pound recruit, he is certainly one of the top tackles in the West, which is as deep as it has been in years.
Arizona State is the latest offer for Bishop Gorman (Nev.) athlete Shaq Powell. The 5-foot-10, 180 pound prospect said SMU, Idaho, Oregon State, Notre Dame, Michigan, Oregon and Oregon State have been on campus in recent weeks.
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