USC Flips Cal Commit as UW, WSU Grab Linemen

The foundation for recruiting success is often laid in the spring during the December signing window, when campus visits, shortlists are made and verbal commitments are made.

Hotline delights as Pac-12 fans dive into the process through eyes and ears Brandon HuffmanSeattle-based National Recruitment Analyst for 247Sports.

Huffman will relay news and insights into the latest developments and keep track of upcoming events that will shape the 2022-23 recruitment cycle.

The following information, in his words, was provided to the hotline on June 20 …


*** USC hosted like 100 visitors over the weekend, although the actual total was closer to 30. And the Trojans got off to a good start not only in taking down a West Coast player but stealing it from another West Coast team.

Cal had previously received a major commitment from a three-star defensive lineman. amos talalele from Santa Clara. Well, he made an official visit to USC and ended up flipping for the Trojans. It’s a big blow to Cal and a big boost for USC—everything big about the 330-pounder, including his potential.

***Washington collects commitments in one state, its first in-state pledge in the 2023 recruitment cycle.

three-star edge rusher jacob lane from Emerald Ridge High School in Puyallup – the same high school that produced Denzel BostonOne of his state’s signers a year ago – had committed to the Huskies in their 7-on-7 passing tournament on Saturday.

Lane announced his decision on Monday and is a good pick for coach Kallen DeBoer. He was MVP of the National Preps Northwest Showcase in March and a prospect whose stock has been rising sharply over the past few weeks.

*** Utah received a commitment from the Powerhouse Centennial High School program in Corona, CA.

it came from a three star linebacker Owen Chambliss, who had been the anchor of his defense a year earlier. Centennial is arguably the top public school program year-round in California. Products of several hundred years have come to fruition and are running immediately. It is one of the most well trained programs in the country and certainly one of the most prepared college in the West.

***Washington State gets commitment from three-star offensive lineman Noah Dunham Yuba City, Ca

Dunham made an official tour of WSU at the beginning of the month, held low for a few days, then announced his commitment. Several Pac-12 programs were making a big push for him, including Arizona.

Obviously, it’s a win for the Cougar when they can move to Northern California—a place where they’re always able to find some gems—and get a commitment from Dunham.

*** Going back to USC for a moment, we should make an additional note: After the weekend of the big official tour, coach Lincoln Riley tweeted three ‘Fight On’ emojis, his way of indicating recruiting commitments. Is.

Talalle, the defensive lineman, had already gone public, so a few more could be added – maybe even this week.

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