West Recruiting Notebook
Adarius Pickett
Adarius Pickett
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Mar 31, 2013

A look at the latest news and notes from out West in this week's notebook...

Two Sports for Pickett?

Already one of the top corners in the West, El Cerrito (Calif.) four-star cornerback Adarius Pickett may be able to play two sports in college.


“I haven’t decided if I’ll play baseball in college, but it’s a lot of fun and it could be an option,” said Pickett. “I’m 9-for-22 right now with six stolen bases and playing left field and center field. It’s something I’ll consider for college.”

Pickett attended Cal's Spring Game last Saturday and then this past week, was back in Berkeley, this time to check out the Bears on the diamond.

“It’s good. I love playing baseball. I like the lights a lot. It reminds me of football season,” Pickett told Ryan Gorcey of CalSportsDigest.com.  “This is my first college baseball game that I’ve been to.  It was really good energy. The fan base here at Cal is really good."

With a top three of Arizona State, California and UCLA, Pickett has received the blessing of each school to pursue both football and baseball at the next level.

  • Former Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral athlete Davonte' Neal, who was an UnderArmour All-American and a Scout 100 selection in the 2012 class before signing with Notre Dame, is headed back West.  Neal was a returner for the Irish this past season as a true freshman, part of their BCS National Championship Game team.  But earlier this week, Neal announced he was leaving South Bend and heading back to the West Coast, and it's likely he's headed to the Pac-12, with UCLA seemingly the favorite.

    Das Tautalatasi - DB - Concord (Calif.) De La Salle - 2014
    Tautalatasi is an unknown no longer.  A few days after getting his first offer from San Jose State, the safety, who was an all-tournament performer at this month's NLA Elite 7on7 in Las Vegas, got his first Pac-12 offer, from Arizona State.

  • Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks offensive tackle Kameron Schroeder took an unofficial visit to Duke last week and not long after his return home, Schroeder committed to the Blue Devils.  Its the sixth straight year Duke has landed a verbal out of California.

  • Oakley (Calif.) Freedom running back Joe Mixon was offered by Virginia Tech, Mississippi State, Wyoming and Baylor.
  • Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco cornerback Chandler Hawkins was offered by San Jose State.
  • Gardena (Calif.) Serra safety Glen Ihenacho was offered by Colorado.
  • El Cerrito (Calif.) linebacker D.J. Calhoun was offered by Utah State and San Diego State.
  • La Mirada (Calif.) receiver Dallis Todd got offered by Missouri
  • Riverside (Calif.) King offensive lineman Sean Krepsz was offered by San Jose State and Washington State.
  • Gardena (Calif.) Serra linebacker Dwight Williams was offered by Oklahoma State.
  • La Mirada (Calif.) tight end Tyler Luatua was offered by Missouri.
  • La Mirada (Calif.) offensive lineman Michael Trani was offered by Hawaii.
  • Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian quarterback Brandon Dawkins was offered by North Carolina State.
  • Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks receiver Alex Van Dyke was offered by Colorado State and Wyoming.
  • Kentfield (Calif.) Marin Catholic quarterback Morgan Mahalak was offered by Oregon State.
  • Upland (Calif.) athlete Jeff Farrar was offered by Virginia.
  • La Mirada (Calif.) quarterback 2015 Kevin Dillman was offered by Colorado State.
  • American Canyon (Calif.) running back Jomon Dotson was offered by Iowa State.
  • Compton (Calif.) Dominguez receiver Donyeh Patterson was offered by Arizona and San Jose State.
  • Palmdale (Calif.) running back Demario Richard was offered by San Diego State.
  • Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta linebacker Greg Hoyd was offered by Toledo.
  • Long Beach (Calif.) Poly safety Juju Smith was offered by Oklahoma State.

    National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins also contributed to this notebook.

    Brandon is in his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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