Stanford has already put together one of its best classes in recent memory
but the Cardinal might not be done adding to that class.
This weekend, Stanford will host a huge group of visitors, a list that
features the majority of their committed players but also a host of uncommitted
From the commitment list, Western standouts like Zach Ertz and Levine Toilolo
and national names like Shayne Skov and Jamal Patterson will be in Palo Alto,
but much of the attention will be paid to their targets who've yet to make the
The two headliners from the West are four-star fullback/running back Tyler
Gaffney and four-star offensive lineman Michael Philipp.
Also making the visit will be the newest commit to the Cardinal, offensive
lineman Kevin Danser.
Meanwhile up at Oregon, the Ducks will be hosting a big weekend of their own,
with several of the top uncommitted prospects from the West scheduled to be in
Leading that list is four-star linebacker Michael Clay, a teammate of
Danser's at Bellarmine Prep. Clay is down to Oregon and Colorado and the
Ducks have been one of his longtime favorites. In fact, it was a camp at
Oregon before his junior year that he jumped on to the map.
Cliff Harris, one of the elite cornerbacks nationally, is also expected to
visit Oregon this weekend and the Ducks have also been one of his top schools
for some time. Escondido receiver James Johnson will be visiting along
with a pair of JC prospects, Bryson Littlejohn and DeQuin Evans.
Two of Oregon's verbals, Trevor Fox and Taylor Hart will be tripping as well.
UCLA is also expecting a big list of recruits into Westwood for official
visits, with several of their committed prospects and a few of their targets
coming, and a group of soft verbals to other schools also planning to be there.
The headliner from the soft verbals is Randall Carroll, a soft commit to USC,
who's been backing away more and more from the Trojans and now is favoring Cal
and UCLA. Carroll and another USC commit, Devon Flournoy, will be joined
by Miami commit Billy Sanders, Notre Dame commit Marlon Pollard and Arizona
commit Taniela Maka.
From the uncommitted ranks, Nik Abele, an offensive lineman from Irvine and
Markus Wheaton, a receiver from Arizona, will be in tow.
Commits like Richard Brehaut, Todd Golper and Branden Warner will also be in
BYU will also be hosting a strong list of visitors, with the nation's elite
linebacker prospect, Manti Te'o, planning to be in Provo this weekend.
The majority of the Cougars' top uncommitted will be there, as well as
several committed prospects.
Utah native L.T. Filiaga and Nevada native Kyle Van Noy, two other
linebackers high on the Cougars board, are expected to be in Provo for their
Committed tight end Richard Wilson, a top ten tight end nationally, is also
scheduled to visit.
Tucson (Ariz.) Palo Verde athlete Adam Hall surprised viewers of the U.S.
Army Game on Saturday by not announcing his choice, despite being expected to.
Hall instead eliminated two schools from consideration, USC and Alabama, and
narrowed his list down to three: Oregon, Cal and hometown Arizona.
He was the only player from the West who was supposed to make an
Meanwhile, at the UnderArmour All-America Game, John Martinez was the lone
Western prospect to make his decision, choosing longtime favorite USC.
Travis Van Leeuwen
Other News and Notes from out West
-Provo (Utah) Timpview wide receiver Travis Van Leeuwen committed to Utah State.
-Idaho State got a verbal from Auburn (Wash.) Riverside linebacker Jake Pele.
-College of Sequoias (Calif.) cornerback Cory Smith finally settled on Oregon State. Smith committed to Oregon State after his visit, then switched it
to Nevada, but finally solidified things with the Beavers.
College tight end Dorson Boyce committed to Washington as did Semisi Tokolahi of
-Travis Long of Spokane (Wash.) Gonzaga Prep committed to
Scout.com Southwest Recruiting Analyst Jason
Jewell & Northwest Recruiting Analyst Chris Fetters contributed to this report