Pac-12: signing day 2010

Washington State signs 22

February, 3, 2010
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Washington State announced a solid class of 22, but it took some hits on signing day.

Some news and notes here -- there may be a few more additions.

The Cougars lost two committed players: tight end Asante Cleveland (Miami) and defensive lineman Maxx Forde (Idaho).

Washington signs nationally ranked class

February, 3, 2010
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Washington signed a big class. And a quality class.

The Huskies signed 30 -- so they obviously will be juggling things a bit -- and the class is presently ranked 22nd by ESPNU.

Some notes and bios here.

The big signing day grab was Sean Parker, the fifth-rated safety in the nation.

Rumors of USC's demise might be premature

February, 3, 2010
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Another year, another top-10 class for USC, even without Pete Carroll.

USC and new coach Lane Kiffin signed 18 players and 11 of them were ranked in the ESPNU 150.

Yes, that is an extraordinary percentage.

And it's possible the Trojans are not done. Such as... click here.

Some Kiffin quotes here.

UCLA makes biggest signing day move

February, 3, 2010
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UCLA and Rick Neuheisel will get their coffee tonight -- as you know, coffee is for closers.

UCLA signed 22 Wednesday, and a number of marquee late additions pushed the class to No. 11 in the latest ESPNU rankings.

While the Bruins lost a couple early -- linebacker Hayes Pullard and defensive tackle Ricky Heimuli -- it landed defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa, safety Dietrich Riley, linebacker Dietrich Riley and linebacker Jordan Zumwalt.

The class includes five members of the ESPNU 150.

Stanford's recruiting class presently ranks 15th in nation

February, 3, 2010
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Stanford signed 22 on Wednesday in a nationally ranked class that features athletes from 12 states: California (4), Texas (4), Alabama (2), Arizona (2), Colorado (2), Georgia (2) along with Indiana, Utah, New Jersey, Minnesota, Nevada and Virginia -- lending to Stanford's national appeal.

Stanford did take a hit when linebacker Jordan Zumwalt signed with UCLA, but the Cardinal did previously steal the Bruins only committed quarterback, Brett Nottingham, so call things even.

ESPNU ranks the class at 15th in the nation.

Oregon State signs 16

February, 3, 2010
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Oregon State signed 16 players Wednesday and the class again isn't highly rated.

It's highly likely that the class will look much better in four and five years. We say that not to be nice but because history is on coach Mike Riley's side.

Some good notes on the class here and also here.

Oregon signs nationally ranked class

February, 3, 2010
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Oregon signed 20 Wednesday, who will join three JC players who are already enrolled.

The class presently is ranked 23rd by ESPNU and includes four players in the ESPNU 150.

Rob Moseley posted comments from Chip Kelly on each here.

California signs nationally ranked class

February, 3, 2010
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California signed 20 players Wednesday, with 12 of them coming from outside of the state.

The class is presently ranked 20th by ESPNU.

See the Bears class here.

No. 1 O-lineman Henderson picks USC

February, 3, 2010
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Seantrel Henderson, the nation's No. 1 offensive lineman, picked USC, a signing that gives the Trojans 10 recruits from the ESPNU 150.

Henderson tapped the Trojans over Ohio State, Notre Dame, Florida and Miami.

Safety Riley picks UCLA over USC

February, 3, 2010
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The football monopoly in LA is... getting interesting.

Safety Dietrich Riley has picked UCLA over USC.

Riley is rated the nation's 108th-best prospect, according to the ESPNU 150, and the No. 10 safety.

Another big win for the Bruins head-to-head vs. the Trojans.

UCLA beats USC for LB Shirley

February, 3, 2010
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In a surprise move, linebacker Josh Shirley picked UCLA over USC, Arizona, Washington and Miami.

Linebacker is a big need position for USC, so this is a big hit for the Trojans, who earlier lost out on linebacker Jordan Zumwalt to the Bruins.

The big remaining USC-UCLA battle is for safety Dietrich Riley, who is scheduled to make his decision at 3:30 EST.

OT Green picks Florida over USC

February, 3, 2010
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Offensive tackle Chaz Green picked Florida over USC, Ohio State and Tennessee.

Green was ranked the No. 52 overall prospect on the ESPNU 150 and the No. 4 tackle.

USC adds TE Thomas

February, 3, 2010
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Tight end Christian Thomas (6-3, 245) from from Palmdale, Calif., has signed with USC.

He picked the Trojans over Miami, Oregon and Oregon State.

Combined with Xavier Grimble and Randall Telfer, that means USC signed the No. 1, No. 8 and No. 10 tight ends in the nation.

Top safety Dorsey picks Michigan over USC

February, 3, 2010
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Safety Demar Dorsey signed with Michigan, picking the Wolverines over USC, Florida State and Tennessee.

Now the big issue for the Trojans: Can they get safety Dietrich Riley, a big USC-UCLA battle?

Odighizuwa picks UCLA

February, 3, 2010
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UCLA got a big one.

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Portland defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa -- while wearing an orange shirt no less! -- picked UCLA over Oregon State and Nebraska. He is the nation's No. 17 overall prospect on the ESPNU 150.

"At the end of the day, I felt most comfortable at that school," he said.

He called it the "toughest decision" of his life.

"I feel I could close my eyes and pick any of these three schools and be successful," he said.

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