It will come as no surprise that Mel Kiper Jr. sees two of the five best senior QBs and three of the six best underclass QBs coming from the Pac-12 . But who would have thought that three of the 11 best defensive tackles would come from the Pac-12, while none came from the D-line rich SEC?
You remember the three-headed monster, right? It's about returning production that will scare -- terrify! --opponents. Or not. On offense, it's elite combinations at quarterback, running back and receiver.
The Pac-12 is well-represeted on the list of semifinalists for the Thorpe and Butkus Awards, given annually to the nation's best defensive back and linebacker. Three Pac-12 players are among 15 semifinalists for the Thorpe Award: Washington State safety Deone Bucannon, Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Oregon State CB Steven Nelson.
The Pac-12 has announced its players of the week. Utah quarterback Travis Wilson got the offensive honors, Oregon State cornerback Steven Nelson was named defensive player of the week and USC punter Kris Albarado got the special teams honors.
Taking stock of Week 4 in the Pac-12. Team of the week: While the Pac-12 blog has been hard on Stanford for giving up 21 unanswered points to Arizona State in the fourth quarter, the fact remains the Cardinal posted a two-touchdown win over a ranked team.
Head coach Mike Riley and Oregon State have signed three junior college defensive prospects during the early period, according to a statement on the school's official website. The most recent signing is from ESPN JC 100 defensive tackle Edwin Delva (Miami/Antelope Valley College), who made if official on Christmas.
about 579 days ago | RecruitingNation | NCF On The Trail
Last week, Oregon State landed four-star cornerback Steven Nelson (Warner Robins, Ga./College of Sequoias), a former Georgia commit, who became their top-rated verbal. Tuesday, four-star defensive tackle Kyle Peko (La Habra, Calif.
about 587 days ago | RecruitingNation | NCF On The Trail
Highly coveted College of the Sequoias (Visalia, Calif.) cornerback Steven Nelson committed Wednesday to play in the Pac-12 for Oregon State, according to multiple reports. Nelson, a Warner Robins, Ga.
about 594 days ago | RecruitingNation | NCF On The Trail
USC offered a scholarship to junior college cornerback and recent Georgia decommit Steven Nelson (Warner Robins, Ga./College of the Sequoias), College of the Sequoias coach Robert Dougherty said Monday.
about 617 days ago | Blair Angulo | NCF On The Trail