West Recruiting Notebook
Jalen Greene committed to Boise State
Jalen Greene committed to Boise State
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Apr 7, 2013

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

Lewis and Green Go Blue

Boise State landed a pair of commitments this week, both from players from traditionally strong programs.

Gardena (Calif.) Serra quarterback Jalen Greene committed to the Broncos on Tuesday and Elk Grove (Calif.) Pleasant Grove cornerback Brandon Lewis committed on Saturday.

The southpaw Greene is fresh off leading the Cavs to the CIF State D-II title in 2012 and Serra may be the most talented team in California in 2013, with a legitimate chance to play for the CIF State Open Division title.

"My mom and dad got on a conference call with Coach (Chris) Petersen at Boise State and I told him I was ready to be a Bronco. I decided there was no reason to put it off any longer when I knew that was the best place for me. Even if I had 30 offers or more, Boise State was just the best fit so I decided to jump on it. They didn't pressure me at all, in fact, Coach Pete actually encouraged me to take some other visits but I don't need to do that. I saw everything I needed to see on that visit and I'm thrilled with my decision. I feel like it's a big weight off my back right now.  It's such a family atmosphere there," Greene told Greg Biggins of Scout.com. "I felt so comfortable with the players, coaches and just my surroundings. Boise is a cool college town and there's a lot of passion for the football program. They have a great football program and I love the offense as well.

Lewis missed much of his junior year with an injury, but is poised to return for his senior season and is one of the top prospects in the greater Sacramento area.

"It was a decision I was ready to make for a while now.  They program is one of the greatest in the country. The coaching staff can't be beat and the culture there is something I want to be a part of.  They have done nothing but win in the past decade, so going there, you know you will succeed not only on but off the field as well.  At Boise State, they care as much about the person as they do the player and develop both.  It is the perfect fit for me and I'm excited to be a Bronco," said Lewis.

  • Long Beach (Calif.) Poly 2015 cornerback Iman Marshall is the early leader in the clubhouse for the top prospect in the West in the 2015 class.  And on Wednesday, longtime favorite USC offered Marshall.  The Trojans follow Oregon State, UCLA, Washington and Washington State in offering the lock for five-stars in his class.

    Glen Ihenacho - DB - Gardena (Calif.) Serra - 2014
    Its easy to get overshadowed at Serra, when you have the #1 player in the West on your team (Adoree Jackson) or the top linebacker as well (Dwight Williams), but the Ihenacho family has more than overcame.  Glen, the youngest of the three, was offered by Cal this week, another Pac-12 offer for him, and given both his brothers were overshadowed by teammates at Serra and turned those into NFL careers, Glen probably won't complain about it, especially with a number of offers making their way to him.

  • San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills linebacker Fred Warner committed to BYU.

  • Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman offensive lineman Nick Gates was offered by Cal and Alabama.
  • Pomona (Calif.) Diamond Ranch offensive lineman Kammy Delp was offered by Washington State.
  • La Mirada (Calif.) receiver Dallis Todd got offered by Texas Tech, Washington State, Miami, West Virginia, Notre Dame and Oklahoma State.
  • Riverside (Calif.) King offensive lineman Sean Krepsz was offered by San Diego State.
  • El Cerrito (Calif.) cornerback Adarius Pickett was offered by USC.
  • Palmdale (Calif.) running back Demario Richard was offered by Utah and California.
  • Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman running back Nathan Starks was offered by Alabama.
  • Corona (Calif.) Centennial cornerback John Plattenburg was offered by Colorado State.
  • Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta safety Randy Beggs was offered by Yale.
  • Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman 2015 tight end Alize Jones was offered by Vanderbilt.
  • Phoenix (Ariz.) Desert Vista defensive lineman Jalen Jelks was offered by Oregon.
  • Gardena (Calif.) Serra athlete Jordan Lasley was offered by San Diego State.
  • Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic defensive end Connor Humphreys was offered by USC.
  • Compton (Calif.) Dominguez defensive end Uriah Leiataua was offered by Utah.
  • Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral tight end Trevor Wood was offered by UCLA.
  • Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton defensive end Qualen Cunningham was offered by Michigan State.
  • Tucson (Ariz.) Sabino offensive tackle Andrew Mike was offered by Oregon State and San Diego 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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