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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Pac-12 recruiting roundup

By Kevin Gemmell

ARIZONA

2013 verbal commitments: 26
Spotlight: No changes in the last week.
ESPN 150 members: 0
ESPN 300 members: 1 (Samajie Grant, athlete, Ontario, Calif.)

ARIZONA STATE

2013 verbal commitments: 25
Spotlight: The Sun Devils got a commit from four-star junior college defensive tackle Marcus Hardison (Punta Gorda, Fla.). Just what ASU needs ... more depth on what is shaping up to be one of the top defensive lines in the conference.
ESPN 150 members: 0
ESPN 300 members: 1 (Joshua Dobbs, QB, Alpharetta, Ga.)

CALIFORNIA

2013 verbal commitments: 25
Spotlight: Three new editions to the Bears' class this week, including tackle Aaron Cochran (Atwater, Calif.), wide receiver Jack Austin (Chino Hills, Calif.) and outside linebacker Edward Tandy (Tustin, Calif.). A very California-heavy class for new head coach Sonny Dykes.
ESPN 150 members: 0
ESPN 300 members: 2 (Jared Goff, QB, Kentfield, Calif.; Cameron Hunt, OT, Corona, Calif.)

COLORADO

2013 verbal commitments: 15
Spotlight: Two new commits for the Buffs in the last week, including running back Ryan Severson (San Jose) and outside linebacker Addison Gillam (Santa Ana, Calif.).
ESPN 150 members: 0
ESPN 300 members: 0

OREGON

2013 verbal commitments: 13
Spotlight: No movement from the Ducks since last week's roundup -- which is probably a good thing. It's been reported that the Robinson twins of San Diego have "opened up" their recruiting, but they have also said they are still committed to the Ducks. Now that the coaching situation is settled, the next step is to wait and see if there is any fallout. My guess is no.
ESPN 150 members: 2 (Dontre Wilson, athlete, DeSoto, Texas; Thomas Tyner, RB, Aloha, Ore.)
ESPN 300 members: 4 (Evan Voeller, OT, West Linn, Ore.; Tyree Robinson, WR, San Diego)

OREGON STATE

2013 verbal commitments: 22
Spotlight: Add one more to the Beavers' commitment list in the last week: wide receiver Hunter Jarmon (Waco, Tex.). The 6-foot-1, 190-pound four-star receiver ranks 51st as his position nationally. Scouts like his size, wingspan and big hands.
ESPN 150 members: 0
ESPN 300 members: 1 (Dashon Hunt, CB, Westlake, Calif.)

STANFORD

2013 verbal commitments: 12
Spotlight: No movement in the last week from the Cardinal. Traditionally, this is the time when a lot of Cardinal commits are waiting to see if they qualify academically. It's not unheard of for players to find out the day before signing day.
ESPN 150 members: 1 (Ryan Burns, QB, Ashburn Va.)
ESPN 300 members: 5 (Greg Taboada, Ath., Atlanta; Francis Owusu, WR, Westlake Village, Calif.; Austin Hooper, DE, Concord, Calif.; Peter Kalambayi, OLB, Matthews, N.C.)

UCLA

2013 verbal commitments: 21
Spotlight: The Bruins picked up their fifth member of the ESPN 300 club on Sunday when four-star cornerback Johnny Johnson Jr. gave Jim Mora & Co. his commitment. Scouts say that he has "deceptive length" for being 5-foot-10 and that he excels in tight, physical coverage. Never a bad thing in the Pac-12.
ESPN 150 members: 1 (Deon Hollins Jr., OLB, Missouri City, Texas)
ESPN 300 members: 5 (Eldridge Massington, WR, Mesquite, Texas; Johnny Johnson Jr., CB, Fresno, Calif.; Scott Quessenberry, OL, Carlsbad, Ca.; John Lopez, OG, Orange, Calif.)

USC

2013 verbal commitments: 13
Spotlight: ESPN 300 defensive end Jason Hatcher is the latest would-be Trojan to decommit, bringing the total to six. The Trojans still have scholarship reductions they are dealing with, but the recent exodus isn't a good sign. Hatcher is the No. 14 defensive end nationally.
ESPN 150 members: 9 (Su'a Cravens, S, Murrieta, Calif.; Jalen Ramsey, CB, Brentwood, Tenn.; Max Browne, QB, Sammamish, Wash.; Kenny Bigelow, DT, Elkton, MD.; Leon McQuay III, S, Seffner, Fla.; Michael Hutchings, OLB, Concord, Calif.; Chris Hawkins, CB, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; Steven Mitchell, WR, Mission Hills, Calif.; Ty Isaac, athlete. Joliet, Ill.;
ESPN 300 members: 13 (Justin Davis, RB, Stockton, Calif.; Nico Falah, OT, Bellflower, Calif.; Torrodney Prevot, DE, Houston; Khaliel Rodgers, OG, Elkton MD.)

UTAH

2013 verbal commitments: 28
Spotlight: Good recruiting weekend for the Utes, who added four-star defensive tackle Lowell Lotulelei (South Jordan, Ut.)-- who becomes the top-ranked player in Utah's recruiting class. The 6-foot-2, 293-pounder is the 29th-ranked defensive tackle nationally and Utah's second four-star player (JC transfer Davion Orphey signed back in October).
ESPN 150 members: 0
ESPN 300 members: 0

WASHINGTON

2013 verbal commitments: 21
Spotlight: No official movement from the Huskies in the last week. However, speaking of USC de-commits, the Huskies are still potentially in the hunt for Eddie Vanderdoes -- who hasn't ruled out USC or UCLA.
ESPN 150 members: 3 (Damore'ea Stringfellow, WR, Morena Valley, Calif.; Elijah Qualls, DT, Petaluma, Calif.; Darrell Daniels, WR, Oakley, Calif.)
ESPN 300 members: 5 (Troy Williams, QB, Harbor City, Calif.; Joe Mathis, DE, Upland, Calif.).

WASHINGTON STATE

2013 verbal commitments: 26
Spotlight: Getting back to his old Texas recruiting grounds, Mike Leach picked up a commit from wide receiver Charleston White on Sunday (Amarillo). At 165 pounds, he'll need to pack on a few more, but scouts anticipate he'll grow into his frame and could be a productive player on either side of the ball.
ESPN 150 members: 0
ESPN 300 members: 0