Monday, January 31, 2011
By ESPN.com staff
Signing day is Wednesday. Recruiting classes are rounding out to their final count.
Some notes from the weekend.
- Oregon State got a commitment from Akeem Gonzalez, a 6-foot-4, 250-pound offensive/defensive line prospect from Bishop Alemany (Mission Hills, Calif.). While not highly rated, he apparently had offers from Nebraska, Arizona State, Arizona, Utah, Colorado State, Fresno State, UNLV and Washington State.
- USC has been rolling in recruits, but it lost a commitment from a highly rated linebacker, which is a big need position for the Trojans. Kent Turene of Boyd Anderson HS (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) has withdrawn his pledge and opened his recruiting. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound prospect, rated No. 7 nationally at his position by ESPNU, is now considering the Trojans, Georgia, Nebraska and Texas Tech. He plans to formally announce his final decision on signing day.
- California picked up a commitment from a JC running back. C.J. Anderson (Laney CC, Calif.), 5-foot-11, 205-pounds, ran for 1,644 yards and 18 touchdowns during the 2010 season. Originally from Bethel HS (Vallejo, Calif.), he also was offered by Memphis, Nevada, Washington State, New Mexico State and San Jose State.
- Arizona State picked up a commitment from David Moala, a 6-foot-1, 285-pound defensive tackle from Serra (Gardena, Calif.), who was offered by San Diego State, San Jose State and Colorado State. He drew interest from Southern California (offensive line) and Oregon State.
- Defensive end Ian Seau, the nephew of former NFL great Junior Seau, has selected Kansas State over Arizona State. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Seau was also recruited by BYU, Arizona, Colorado State and Idaho. The Sun Devils also lost three-star tight end Dillon van der Wal of Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Calif.), who decommitted and says he is now headed to Vanderbilt.