More Invites to The Opening and Elite 11
Nearly a dozen invitations went out last weekend for The Opening and the Elite 11 to West Coast prospects.
Corona (Calif.) Santiago quarterback Blake Barnett, a commit to Notre Dame and Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco quarterback Josh Rosen, a commit to UCLA, had already been invited to the Elite 11 Finals and The Opening after winning MVP honors at the Los Angeles Elite 11 (Barnett) and Los Angeles NFTC (Rosen).
In Oakland, San Clemente (Calif.) quarterback Sam Darnold, Phoenix (Ariz.) Pinnacle quarterback Brian Lewerke (Michigan State commit), Newhall (Calif.) Hart quarterback Brady White (Arizona State) and Anaheim (Calif.) Servite quarterback Travis Waller all earned invitations based on their performances at the Oakland tryout.
On Sunday, six more Western prospects earned Golden Tickets to The Opening.
NorCal, SoCal and Hawaii each had a pair of players invited from the Oakland NFTC.
Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou offensive lineman Semisi Uluave and Honolulu (Hawaii) Farrington defensive tackle Breiden Fehoko earned invitations, joining fellow Hawaiian Fred Ulu-Perry from St. Louis in Honolulu, who was invited after the Los Angeles NFTC.
Newhall (Calif.) Hart receiver Trent Irwin and Encino (Calif.) Crespi safety Marvell Tell made the trip to Oakland from the Southland and were rewarded with invitations.
And Concord (Calif.) De La Salle defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie, the star of the Oakland NFTC and Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill cornerback Isaiah Langley rounded out the six invited and represented Northern California with their invitations.
Smith's Big Week
USC landed a four-star in Smith.
Granite Bay (Calif.) linebacker Cameron Smith was also invited to The Opening later in the week, the first Sacramento area prospect invited to the 2014 edition.
But the biggest news for Smith was his decision to commit during the week to USC.
The four-star's commitment gives the Trojans their second Scout 100 verbal on defense in May.
He followed Jacob Daniel, a four-star defensive tackle, who committed to the Trojans a week before.
On the heels of his MVP performance at the Oakland NFTC, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie named his top 12, in order. McKenzie tweeted his top 12 of: 1) Tennessee, 2) Arizona, 3) USC, 4) Wisconsin, 5) Oklahoma, 6) UCLA, 7) Miami, 8) Alabama, 9) Ohio State, 10) Florida, 11) Oregon, 12) Texas Tech
Boss Tagaloa - DL - Concord (Calif.) De La Salle- 2016
Tagaloa was on the initial Scout 100 watch list for 2016, and has been a four-star since the end of his freshman year, so he's already been a known quantity. But this last week saw him add two more SEC offers, from Florida and Missouri as well as another from the Pac-12 from Utah.
Arizona Western College safety Paul Magloire committed to Arizona.
Cerritos (Calif.) College receiver Tonny Lindsey committed to Utah State.
Arizona Western College running back Dami Ayoola committed to Arizona.
Oakland (Calif.) Laney College deensive end Eddie Heard committed to Missouri.
San Leandro (Calif.) athlete Stephen Johnson was offered by UCLA and Washington.
Fresno (Calif.) Central athlete Savion Simms was offered by Idaho.
Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde quarterback Sheriron Jones was offered by Maryland.
Gardena (Calif.) Serra receiver Deontay Burnett was offered by Colorado State.
Anaheim (Calif.) Servite quarterback Travis Waller was offered by Maryland.
Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral cornerback Cameron Haney was offered by Washington.
San Clemente (Calif.) quarterback Sam Darnold was offered by Oregon State.
San Diego (Calif.) Del Norte athlete Quenton Meeks was offered by Boston College and Utah.
Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian offensive lineman Reno Rosene was offered by Nebraska.
Contra Costa (Calif.) College defensive end Takkarist McKinley was offered by Missouri, Oklahoma and USC.
Long Beach (Calif.) Poly cornerback Iman Marshall was offered by Texas.
Contra Costa (Calif.) College defensive tackle Deonte Reynolds was offered by Oklahoma.
Riverside (Calif.) Poly cornerback Ykili Ross was offered by Oregon.
Kahuku (Hawaii) athlete Tuli Wily-Matagi was offered by Washington State.
Honolulu (Hawaii) Kamehameha safety Dylan Kane was offered by Wisconsin.
Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis offensive lineman Fred Ulu-Perry was offered by Washington.
Oceanside (Calif.) offensive lineman Christian Cronk was offered by Utah.
San Diego (Calif.) Madison quarterback Kareem Coles was offered by Utah State.
Buena Park (Calif.) receiver Jaylinn Hawkins was offered by Nevada and Oregon.
Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei 2016 lineman Frank Martin was offered by Washington State.
La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat 2016 receiver Trevon Sidney was offered by Arizona.
Rialto (Calif.) Carter defensive tackle Kyon Clark was offered by Montana.
Romoland (Calif.) Heritage athlete Reggie Murphy was offered by Utah State.
Hayward (Calif.) Stellar Prep athlete Darrell Adams was offered by Utah.
Auburn (Calif.) Placer offensive lineman Johnny Capra was offered by Colorado and Utah.
Long Beach (Calif.) City receiver Josiah Blandin was offered by Colorado.
Anaheim (Calif.) Servite athlete Kameron Dennis was offered by Idaho.
Oceanside (Calif.) defensive back Jordan Miller was offered by Utah and Washington.
San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian 2016 receiver Collin Johnson was offered by USC.
Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West 2016 receiver Darian Owens was offered by USC.
San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian running back Kirk Johnson was offered by USC.
Pittsburg (Calif.) 2016 safety Shurod Thompson was offered by UCLA.
Upland (Calif.) safety Elijah Jones was offered by Air Force.
Newbury Park (Calif.) 2017 cornerback Darnay Holmes was offered by Ohio State.
Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou offensive lineman Semisi Uluave was offered by Cal.
Salt Lake City (Utah) East linebacker Christian Folau was offered by Oklahoma State.
Henderson (Nev.) Liberty defensive end Noah Jefferson was offered by Oregon State.
Logan (Utah) receiver Chad Artist was offered by Utah State.
Las Vegas (Nev.) Silverado lineman Justin Polu was offered by Navy.
American Fork (Utah) running back Lopini Katoa was offered by Utah State.
South Jordan (Utah) Bingham linebacker Daniel Langi was offered by Nevada.
Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy Prep cornerback Isaiah Oliver was offered by New Mexico.
Rialto (Calif.) Carter 2016 linebacker Lokeni Toailoa was offered by San Diego State.
Perris (Calif.) Citrus Hill defensive back Mike Bell was offered by Montana State and San Diego State.
Bellevue (Wash.) linebacker Mustafa Branch was offered by Colorado State.
San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty cornerback Dakari Monroe was offered by Fresno State.
Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei athlete Evan Rambo was offered by San Diego State.
Bakersfield (Calif.) Liberty athlete Anthony Mariscal was offered by Nevada.
Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West 2016 linebacker Caleb Kelly was offered by UCLA.
Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco offensive lineman Zach Robertson was offered by Nebraska.
New Westminster (B.C.) offensive lineman Harper Sherman was offered by San Diego State and Washington State.
Corona (Calif.) Centennial cornerback Jihree Stewart was offered by Washington.
San Mateo (Calif.) Serra offensive lineman Jack Dreyer was offered by Nebraska.
Beaverton (Ore.) offensive lineman Jared Hilbers was offered by Colorado State and UNLV.
Berkeley (Calif.) St. Mary's safety Ron Smith was offered by Fresno State.
Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei 2016 athlete Davir Hamilton was offered by San Diego State.
Salem Hills (Utah) linebacker Porter Gustin was offered by Miami.
San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral Catholic linebacker Casey Toohill was offered by Utah State.
Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian receiver Jeremy Kelly was offered by BYU.
Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser cornerback Dwayne Parchment was offered by Utah State.
Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral offensive lineman Mason Walter was offered by Oregon.
Westlake (Calif.) 2016 quarterback Malik Henry was offered by Washington State.
Southwest Recruiting Analyst Jason Jewell and Mountain Recruiting Analyst Doug Kimmel contributed to this notebook
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