Pac-12: Connor Humphreys

Pac-12 class rankings analysis 

August, 21, 2013
There wasn’t much Pac-12 movement in the newest edition of the team recruiting rankings released Wednesday, but a new school did make an appearance in the top 40, bumping out a conference rival. Four schools make the cut, with Stanford still leading the way for the conference at No. 27 overall. But one school is in position to see its stock increase with a potential commitment later this week.

Arizona remained at No. 32 overall, Arizona State checks in at No. 38 and USC holds on at No. 40.

Trending up: Arizona State

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The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's latest feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today's offerings: Todd Graham has done a good job of expanding Arizona State’s recruiting borders, Bret Bielema has Arkansas rolling in state with 2015 prospects and whether Miami fans should be worried about Brad Kaaya’s appearance at a USC practice.

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Weekend wrap: Pac-12 

August, 19, 2013
Arizona State stole the Pac-12 headlines with a big commitment over the weekend, but several schools made recruiting noise, highlighted by a number of unofficial visitors to campuses. Also, Stanford added another building block for its future with 2015 safety Arrington Farrar (College Park, Ga./Woodward Academy) and the Pac-12 could add ESPN 300 prospect by the end of the week.

Biggest commitment: Connor Humphreys (Portland, Ore./Central Catholic) was tough to read through his recruitment and surprised many when he committed to Arizona State on Saturday. The ESPN 300 defensive end immediately becomes a huge part of the Sun Devils’ recruiting class. Arizona State beat out Oregon State, UCLA, USC and Wisconsin for the big defender.

Biggest offer: With the regular season close at hand, a number of programs are waiting until film of the first few games comes in before making new offers. But one went out on Sunday evening, as 2015 ESPN 300 defensive end Keisean Lucier-South (Orange, Calif./Lutheran) added an offer from Cal. Lucier-South continues to collect offers and this likely won’t be his last from a Pac-12 program before the end of the year.

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The Pac-12 has a chance to gain two big commitments over the coming days, but those won’t be the only eventual newcomers who will make an impact. And one of the conference’s heavyweights could have plenty to sell this fall.

Another Saturday commitment

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Pac-12 class rankings analysis 

August, 14, 2013
Though several Pac-12 teams gained commitments over the past week, Stanford stole the show with a huge pickup on Saturday. Wednesday’s class rankings reflect the Cardinal’s big day, as David Shaw’s program jumped several spots and widened the gap between its top class and Arizona, which holds firm at No. 2 in the conference.

Trending up: Stanford

The Cardinal moved from No. 30 to No. 27, thanks to the commitments of three-star defenders Joey Alfieri (Portland, Ore./Jesuit), Kirk Tucker (Tucker, Ga./Tucker) and Bobby Okereke (Tustin, Calif./Foothill). Stanford already holds the Pac-12’s top recruiting class and could be poised to close in a big way, as ESPN 300 prospects Solomon Thomas (Coppell, Tex./Coppell), Casey Tucker (Chandler, Ariz./Hamilton), Dalton Schultz (South Jordan, Utah/Bingham), Garrett Dickerson (Oradell, NJ/Bergen Catholic) and Nifae Lealao (Sacramento, Calif./Capital Christian) all have the Cardinal on their short lists.

Trending down: Oregon

Don’t expect the Ducks to stay down for long, as they are sure to shoot up the rankings when official visits begin and that high-powered attack and those flashy uniforms hit the field this fall. But for now, things haven’t been going the Ducks' way on the recruiting trail. They lost a big commitment two weeks ago when ESPN 300 linebacker Jordan Hoiem (Wailuku, Hawaii/Baldwin) made the decision to quit football. In state, the Ducks weren’t able to lock up the top talent, as Alfieri is headed to Stanford while ESPN 300 defensive end Connor Humphreys (Portland, Ore./Central Catholic) never received an Oregon offer.

One to watch: Connor Humphreys

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RecruitingNation links: Pac-12 edition

April, 2, 2013
From Brandon P. Oliver Insider: The top prospect in the Ducks' backyard, Connor Humphreys tops Oregon's wish list among defensive ends.

Also from Oliver Insider: Interest in 2014 OL Tyrell Crosby continues to grow, but Oregon -- the school that gave him his first offer -- remains high on his list.

From Mason Kelley Insider: From Desmond Trufant to Shaq Thompson, HuskyNation tracks the five most important recruits of Steve Sarkisian's Washington tenure.

From Blair Angulo Insider: Oregon isn't the only school interested in Connor Humphreys, as the 2014 DE recruit recently secured an offer from USC.

From Garry Paskwietz: QB Cody Kessler and LB Lamar Dawson are just two of the pleasant surprises from USC's spring practice slate.