West Recruiting Notebook

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

Commitments Reaffirmed

The news out West got going wildly at the beginning of the week, when Beaverton (Ore.) Aloha five-star running back Thomas Tyner decommitted from Oregon.

But it wasn't but a couple days later that Tyner recommitted to the Ducks.

He wasn't the only Scout 100 member to reaffirm a commitment.

Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) cornerback Chris Hawkins firmed up his verbal with USC on Monday, after visiting USC unofficially on Saturday.

Hawkins cancelled a trip with Arizona State scheduled for this coming week, and had visited Notre Dame and Washington, but is now completely back in with the Trojans.

"Chris will no longer take the remaining visits after a trip to the Coliseum this past weekend," said his father, Armond. "He is 1000% committed to USC."

  • A couple of committed prospects from the West took official visits elsewhere this weekend.  San Clemente (Calif.) lineman Sean Harlow, a Washington verbal, visited Wisconsin and Oregon State hosted Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian quarterback Luke Del Rio, an Oklahoma State pledge.


    Tyree Simmons - RB/CB - Gardena (Calif.)
    One of the top two-way threats in the City Section, Simmons went from offerless to boasting two offers in an hour, when Colorado and then Colorado State offered him on Monday.


  • Layton (Utah) receiver Marcus Kemp committed to Hawaii.
  • Corona (Calif.) Centennial defensive lineman Garrett Hughes committed to Cal.
  • American Canyon (Calif.) safety Charles Spencer committed to UNLV.
  • South Jordan (Utah) Bingham linebacker Drake Miller committed to Hawaii.

  • Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian quarterback Jihad Vercher was offered by Idaho.
  • Cerritos (Calif.) Gahr cornerback Patrick Enewally was offered by Washington State.
  • Wilsonville (Ore.) linebacker Johnny Ragin was offered by Nevada, Coloradoand Wyoming.
  • Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian receiver Jermaine Kelly, a UCLA commit, was offered by Boise State.
  • Los Angeles (Calif.) Pierce linebacker Matthew Lyons was offered by Hawaii and Nevada.
  • Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure 2015 quarterback Ricky Town was offered by UCLA.

    National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins contributed to this notebook

    Brandon is in his eighth year with Scout.com, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout.com Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout.com network since 2003.
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