Buffs Get A Steal
One of the most under-recruited quarterbacks out West this class was Tacoma
(Wash.) Bellarmine Prep's Sefo Liufau.
A winner as a quarterback (he's 22-3 as a starter), Liufau didn't get his
first offer until early March, from Colorado.
But the Buffs got a good one in Liufau, who committed to Colorado after
taking an unofficial visit to Boulder.
“There were multiple things," Liufau told Jake Worthen of Scout.com. "I
went in with an open stance, not thinking about committing. The staff was welcoming. I talked to the administrators and there are a lot of similarities from my school. The fans are right on the field at the stadium and we run a similar offense.
It's the second year for the coaching staff, they are building up a squad. It is important for me to take my faith with me and they do Catholic services for players before the game if you want.”
Liufau is a big kid, who's a gamer and who's best football is ahead of him.
Santa Margarita (Calif.) offensive lineman Erik Bunte has cancelled a scheduled unofficial visit to Notre Dame this weekend. Bunte told Scout.com that a family illness will be keeping him from South Bend for the Irish's Spring Game this Saturday.
The four-star committed to UCLA last month.
USC continued its hot April with its third commitment from a player ranked
in the top eight at his position nationally. This week's verbal was Kylie Fitts, a defensive end from Redlands (Calif.) East Valley, who chose the Trojans
after their spring game. Fitts chose the Trojans over offers from schools
like Georgia, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Oklahoma, and Fitts becomes their fourth
verbal in the class of 2013.
Hinnant - OL - Fountain Valley (Calif.)
In a region full of stellar offensive lineman, Fountain Valley has been
overshadowed in the past few years, but Hinnant has put the Barons on the map.
In the last week, Hinnant has been offered by Oregon, California, Washington and
Arizona State as well as Duke, going from three early offers to eight quickly.
Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey quarterback Reginald Bell was offered by
Tulane, his first.
Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos receiver Victor Bolden got his first
offer from Hawaii.
Beaverton (Ore.) Aloha offensive lineman Brayden Kearsley added his eighth
offer, from Colorado, despite his verbal to BYU. Oakley (Calif.) Freedom
receiver Darrell Daniels got offers from Nevada and Arizona State.
Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola cornerback Cameron Walker's fourth offer came
in this week from Utah. Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon running back
Xavier Menifield got his first offer from Air Force. Paramount (Calif.)
offensive lineman Chris Borrayo was offered by Washington and then Washington State on consecutive days. Westlake (Calif.) cornerback Dashon Hunt, a UCLA
commit, was offered by Colorado and Oregon State.
Canyon Country (Calif.) Canyons receiver Drew Wolitarsky got an offer from
Arizona. Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey defensive backs Jayme Otemewo and
Daquawn Brown were both offered by Arizona State.
Orange (Calif.) Lutheran offensive lineman John Lopez was offered by
Arizona State and Washington State.
Concord (Calif.) De La Salle linebacker Victor Egu got his fourth offer,
from Washington, where his older brother plays.
National Recruiting Analyst Greg
Biggins contributed to this notebook