Mama's Top Eight
Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco offensive guard Damien Mama, the
top-ranked guard nationally by Scout, tweeted a new top eight on Sunday evening.
Alabama, BYU, Florida, Notre Dame, Ohio State, UCLA, USC and Wisconsin made
Mama's top eight, which he listed in alphabetical order.
Mama has indicated that he will visit Wisconsin when the Badgers host
Northwestern in October and then in November he'll head to Tuscaloosa to visit
Alabama when LSU comes to town.
QB Dominoes Fall...for 2015
With the majority of the West's top quarterbacks for 2014 already committed,
the top passer in the region for 2015 got a very early jump on his own
Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure quarterback Ricky Town ended his recruitment
before it had a chance to really explode, even with an impressive offer sheet.
Town, who camped with Alabama this summer and received an offer from Nick
Saban, committed to the Tide last week, 18 months before he'll sign a
“Football wise, it was a perfect fit,” Town said. “Alabama runs a pro-style offense and that’s what’s I’m comfortable doing. It’s a timing offense, being under with 3 and 5 step drops and that’s how I’ve always been trained. Football wise, you can’t beat Alabama, they have a great program and Coach Saban and Coach Nuss are the best at what they do."
Stanford's Statement Saturday
After having the best class in the Pac-12 in 2012, Stanford had a smaller
class based largely on numbers, in 2013.
But their 2014 class has the makings of another elite class and Saturday was
a big reason why the Cardinal are showing they're back on the recruiting trail.
Georgia native Kirk Tucker kick-started things on Saturday afternoon when he
pledged to the Cardinal.
Then within minutes of each other, two of the top linebackers in the West
committed to Stanford.
Portland (Ore.) Jesuit linebacker Joey Alfieri, the top-ranked player in
Oregon, committed to the Cardinal over a late push by in-state Oregon.
And just a few minutes later, Santa Ana (Calif.) Foothill linebacker Bobby
Okereke chose Stanford over hometown USC.
Humphreys Set to Announce
Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic defensive lineman Connor Humphreys will
announce his decision on Saturday.
A week after naming a final five, Humphreys updated his final five this past
Saturday and he'll choose from that group.
The three constants have been Arizona State, UCLA and Wisconsin, but
Humphreys swapped in Oregon State and USC and swapped out Arizona and Tennessee.
Long Beach (Calif.) Poly 2015 defensive end Joseph Wicker committed to
Washington after their Rising Stars Camp in June, but after a few weeks, and
with two years left until he can sign, Wicker decided to open things up and
decommitted from the Huskies. Still, Washington is high on the list for
the likely Scout 300 prospect from his class.
Grossmont (Calif.) College receiver Nick Kurtz committed to BYU.
Concord (Calif.) De La Salle safety Das Tautalatasi committed to Arizona
Santa Margarita (Calif.) receiver Jeremy McNichols committed to Utah.
Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic defensive end Ryan Nall committed to Oregon
State.Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta outside linebacker Tyler Cook
committed to BYU.Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian defensive end Rayshawn Boyce
committed to San Diego State.
Upland (Calif.) safety Jeff Farrar committed to Virginia.
Anaheim (Calif.) Magnolia safety Jamal Scott committed to Arizona State.
Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco cornerback Chandler Hawkins committed to
Syracuse (Utah) safety Kavika Fonua committed to BYU.
Corona (Calif.) Centennial receiver Barry Ware was offered by Utah.
Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco defensive end Malik Dorton was offered
by Oklahoma. Corona (Calif.) Santiago safety Ron Robinson was offered by
Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian tight end Zack Bornstein was
offered by Wyoming.
Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta safety Randy Beggs was offered by
Princeton. Riverside (Calif.) King offensive lineman Sean Krepsz was
offered by New Mexico State and Utah State.
National Recruiting Analysts Greg Biggins and Brandon Huffman contributed to this