National Signing Day 2017: Pac 12
The Pac-12 is on their way back to prominence, with USC’s resurgence and Washington making the College Football Playoff. With that has come better recruiting classes. This page will be updated throughout the day. Here is how the Pac-12 Signing Day is going:
1. USC Trojans
Commitments: 19, 5*: 1, 4*: 7, 3*: 10, Other: 1
Clay Helton has started getting USC back to prominence by recruiting well. Running back Stephen Carr is their only five-star commit, but may not get too many carries early in his career. Linebacker Levi Jones choosing the Trojans on Signing Day was a huge coup. Joseph Lewis will help fill the void at receiver left by JuJu Smith-Schuster, Dareus Rogers and Adoree’ Jackson.
Top Prospects Signed: RB Stephen Carr (4*), WR Joseph Lewis (5*)
2. Stanford Cardinal
Commitments: 14, 5*: 1, 4*: 8, 3*: 5, Other: 0
The Cardinal have a lot of elite prospects this season that should help them compete with Washington for the Pac 12 North. Quarterback Davis Mills has to have Cardinal fans excited as he fills a huge need and is a great prospect. Two five-star tackles will be tasked with protecting him in Foster Sarrell and Walker Little.
Top Prospects Signed: OT Foster Sarrell (*5), TE Colby Parkinson (4*)
3. UCLA Bruins
Commitments: 18, 5*: 2, 4*: 4, 3*: 11, Other: 1
UCLA always has talented players, but they are well on their way to putting together one of the best recruiting classes of all time. They have a great pass rusher in Jaelen Phillips, who is a five-star prospect. Another five-star is corner back Darnay Holmes. Both should help replace a lot of talent lost in the past few years on the defense.
Top Prospects Signed: OLB Jaelen Phillips (5*), Darnay Holmes (5*)
4. Washington Huskies
Commitments: 17, 5*: 0, 4*: 6, 3*: 11, Other: 0
Chris Peterson got the Huskies to the College Football Playoff and has now put together a good recruiting class to get back to that stage. Running back Salvon Ahmed is the best player in the class so far for the Huskies, but may not see the field too early in his career with Myles Gaskin there. Their recruiting is centralized on getting prospects from Oregon, Washington and California.
Top Prospects Signed: RB Salvon Ahmend (4*), OT Henry Bainvalu (4*)
5. Oregon Ducks
Commitments: 19, 5*: 0, 4*: 6, 3*: 13, Other: 0
Oregon has a lot of problems, but the main one is defense. They signed a good corner in Thomas Graham to help out with that problem. The Ducks also have their athletes that the always sign to help make their team, most likely offense, a lot better.
Top Prospects Signed: CB Thomas Graham (4*), ATH Jaylon Redd (4*)
6. Arizona State Sun Devils
Commitments: 18, 5*: 0, 4*: 6, 3*: 10, Other: 2
Arizona State needs to have a good recruiting class to get back on track. Quarterback Blake Barnett formerly played at Alabama, then went to JuCo, and is now moving to Tempe. He was a coveted player before and still has a lot of potential. Corner back Alex Perry should help revamp the defense.
Top Prospects Signed: QB Blake Barnett (4*), CB Alex Perry (4*)
7. Colorado Buffaloes
Commitments: 23, 5*: 0, 4*: 7, 3*: 14, Other: 2
The Buffaloes followed up a successful season with a better recruiting class than they are used to. They have a lot of commitments, but Jake Moretti and Grant Polley are some of the best players in the class so far. Both should bolster the offensive line for Colorado.
Top Prospects Signed: OT Jake Moretti (4*), OG Grant Polley (4*)
8. Utah Utes
Commitments: 13, 5*: 0, 4*: 3, 3*: 10, Other: 0
Kyle Whittingham has successfully recruited a lot of JuCo players. Their best JuCo prospect is guard Jordan Agisava, who is one of the best in the class. Corner Jaylen Johnson is not a JuCo player, but is the best recruit.
Top Prospects Signed: OG Jordan Agisava (4*), CB Javelin Guidry (4*)
9. Arizona Wildcats
Commitments: 25, 5*: 0, 4*: 2, 3*: 23, Other: 0
Arizona needs to bounce back quickly for Rich Rodriguez. Nathan Tilford is one of the four-star prospects of the class as a running back from Canada. The Wildcats have a well balanced class of both offensive and defensive three-star prospects.
Top Prospects Signed: RB Nathan Tilford (4*), DE Jalen Harris (4*)
10. Oregon State Beavers
Commitments: 21, 5*: 0, 4*: 1, 3*: 16, Other: 4
The Beavers don’t look like they will be making huge jumps in the Pac-12 any time soon. They got a great wide receiver recruit in Isaiah Hodgins, who should play immediately. Jake Luton will provide depth at the quarterback position. He leads a predominantly offensive class.
Top Prospects Signed: WR Isaiah Hodgins (4*), QB Jake Luton (3*)
11. Washington State Cougars
Commitments: 21, 5*: 0, 4*: 2, 3*: 17, Other: 2
Mike Leach and the Cougars had a great season this year, but fell short in recruiting. They do have a good quarterback signed in Connor Neville, so it will be interesting to see how he fits in Leach’s system. A lot of offensive players are in the class making Mike Leach happy.
Top Prospects Signed: QB Connor Neville (4*), Anthony White Jr. (4*)
12. California Golden Bears
Commitments: 12, 5*: 0, 4*: 2, 3*:6 , Other: 4
Cal’s late coaching change really hurt their recruiting class. They are getting passed by group of five teams and other lackluster programs. Quarterback Chase Garbers is the best player in the class and gives them a slight bit of hope.
Top Prospects Signed: QB Chase Garbers (4*), WR Tariq Johnson (4*)
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