West Recruiting Notebook
Jamardre Cobb
Jamardre Cobb
National Recruiting Analysts
Posted Aug 26, 2013

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

Wildcats Land Los Angeles Pair

When Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian cornerback Rodney Carr committed to Arizona in June, he was pretty confident his two Salesian teammates would be joining him in Tucson.

It took a couple of months, but Carr's feeling was spot on, and on Wednesday night, four-star outside linebacker Marquis Ware and four-star middle linebacker Jamardre Cobb pledged to the Wildcats.

The trio is a solid 1-2-3 punch for the Mustangs defense and for the Wildcats future and another four-star is on the Salesian roster and a target in 2015 in Kyahva Tezino.

Dorton Staying Home

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco defensive end Malik Dorton had been leaning to USC since just about the minute the Trojans offered him.

With his season a week away from kicking off, Dorton decided it was time to focus on the Braves' chances at a state championship and ended his recruitment.

In a press conference at his school, the four-star committed to USC, the second straight year a Brave committed to the Trojans, following his teammate Nico Falah, now a freshman lineman with the Trojans.

Arizona State's Big Saturday

Arizona State got a pair of top five players in their respective states last Saturday, one from Nevada and one from Oregon.

Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman cornerback Armand Perry kicked off the morning when he committed to the Sun Devils.

A few hours later, Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic defensive lineman Connor Humphreys, at a press conference at Buffalo Wild Wings, where he works, committed to the Sun Devils.

Ironically, the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl is played at Sun Devil Stadium in December, the stadium Humphreys will be playing his college football.

Mixon Makes a Change

After being scheduled to visit Texas A&M for the much-anticipated Alabama game, Oakley (Calif.) Freedom running back Joe Mixon decided to stay home that weekend and visit Cal.

The Bears will have a top-tier team of their own coming in that weekend, in Ohio State, and Mixon will officially visit Cal.

“California is in my top five and I feel like I should visit all the schools that I’m most serious about,” Mixon told Scout.com. “I was going to just do an unofficial visit to Cal but official visits are so much different. You get treated differently on an official and this way my parents can be a part of the whole weekend experience as well."

Mixon has already set visits with Florida (Sept 21), Oklahoma (Oct. 4) and Wisconsin (Oct. 12).

  • Palmdale (Calif.) running back Demario Richard named a top ten in order of Arizona State, Washington, Tennessee, West Virginia, Oregon, Utah, Washington State, Fresno State, Arizona and Michigan State.

  • Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta linebacker Curtis Bolton.
  • San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills linebacker Ricky Liuchan committed to Oregon State.
  • Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West cornerback Andre Chachere committed to San Jose State.
  • Pago Pago (American Samoa) Tafuna linebacker Frank Luvu committed to Washington State.

  • Pocatello (Idaho) Highland 2015 offensive lineman Tristen Hoge was offered by California.
  • Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman 2015 safety Nicco Fertitta was offered by Boston College.
  • Anaheim (Calif.) Servite 2015 receiver Equanimeous St. Brown was offered by San Diego State.
  • Elk Grove (Calif.) Pleasant Grove receiver Wyatt Demps was offered by Air Force.

    National Recruiting Analysts Greg Biggins and Brandon Huffman contributed to this notebook.

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