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  1. Ultimate ESPN 300: Three favorites in the Pac-12

    Erik McKinney

    When asked to select my three favorite Pac-12 players from the recently released Ultimate ESPN 300, it became a far tougher assignment than Tuesday's five surprises or Wednesday's five intriguing recruitments. Quarterbacks Andrew Luck, Matt Barkle...

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  2. Ultimate ESPN 300: Most intriguing recruitments in the Pac-12

    Erik McKinney

    Not all recruitments are created equal, as some see prospects commit to their dream school early and never waver, while others have more twists and turns than a Formula 1 race. Taking a look through the recently released 2015 Ultimate 300, we spotlig...

    Blog | February 18, 2015
  3. Ultimate ESPN 300: Pac-12 quarterbacks of past, present, future

    Erik McKinney

    A quick check of the recently released Ultimate ESPN 300 reveals a strong Pac-12 quarterback presence toward the top of the list. The three conference quarterbacks in the top 25 are tied for the most players at one position from one conference. St...

    Blog | February 17, 2015
  4. Ultimate ESPN 300: Top surprises in the Pac-12

    Erik McKinney

    The Ultimate ESPN 300 is loaded with 14 Pac-12 prospects who didn't make their respective ESPN 150 or ESPN 300 rankings, so trimming that list to the top five who outperformed their initial rankings and became surprise stars at the college level wasn...

    Blog | February 17, 2015
  5. Pac-12 2015 recruiting in review

    Erik McKinney

    The Pac-12 landed six top-30 recruiting classes and 47 ESPN 300 prospects as every program brought in potential immediate, impact players capable of making an impression on the 2015 season. Here, we take a look back at the recruiting cycle and signin...

    Blog | February 12, 2015
  6. UCLA commit Roquan Smith shows dilemma of committing to coach vs....

    Erik McKinney

    Outside linebacker Roquan Smith, the nation's No. 29 overall prospect, committed to UCLA in a televised signing day ceremony on ESPNU, but he delayed sending in his signed letter of intent when he learned that UCLA defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich ...

    Blog | February 11, 2015
  7. Signing day pays off big swings from Bruins

    Erik McKinney

    If you're looking for what a difference a year can make in recruiting, look no further than the UCLA Bruins. On signing day 2014, head coach Jim Mora went full on "Casey at the Bat," taking a vicious swing at a number of high-profile recruits on sign...

    Blog | February 10, 2015
  8. Perfect close highlights Trojans' huge haul

    Erik McKinney

    On signing day in 2014, USC coaches set their sights on closing out their class by going four-for-four with targets still on the board. Cornerback Lamont Simmons was the first shot fired by the Trojans, followed by three cannon blasts in the form of ...

    Blog | February 09, 2015
  9. 2016 recruits to watch in the Pac-12

    Erik McKinney

    Signing day for the Class of 2015 just wrapped up, but coaches have been hard at work on the 2016 class for months. Oregon and USC each already have three ESPN Junior 300 prospects committed, and UCLA holds a commitment from the No. 53 overall prospe...

    Blog | February 06, 2015
  10. Tennessee recruit makes signing day fashion statement

    Erik McKinney

    Always on the forefront of fashion, model and clothing entrepreneur Preston Williams did not disappoint in his wardrobe selection for signing day. Williams is the nation's No. 38 overall prospect, No. 5 wide receiver and, at this point, signing day's...

    Blog | February 04, 2015
  11. Pac-12 signing day primer

    Erik McKinney

    We're now just one day away from national signing day as recruits across the country prepare to sign their national letters of intent with the school of their choice. ESPNU and Watch ESPN will provide 11 hours of continuous coverage throughout Wednes...

    Blog | February 03, 2015
  12. Weekend recruiting wrap: Pac-12

    Erik McKinney

    It's crunch time for the 2015 recruiting class, as signing day fast approaches. The final weekend for official visits before Wednesday's big day is in the books and we take a look back at some of the news and notes from an important weekend. Bigge...

    Blog | February 03, 2015
  13. Finally free of sanctions, USC focuses on rebuilding roster

    Erik McKinney

    NCAA sanctions have forced USC to compete in the Pac-12 with one hand tied behind its back the past three years. Limited to 75 total scholarship players on the roster (down from the usual 85) and only 15 available scholarships each of the past three ...

    Blog | February 03, 2015
  14. Best of the visits: Pac-12

    Erik McKinney

    The final weekend for official visits before signing day saw some big trips taken to Pac-12 programs and a few important commitments, while one program got started in earnest on 2016 recruiting. Beavers bag two Oregon State coaches have rallied...

    Blog | February 01, 2015
  15. Pac-12's top recruiting visits

    Erik McKinney

    It's the final weekend for official visits before signing day on Wednesday, Feb. 4, and Pac-12 programs are looking to make that final in-person push as they close in on finishing out their classes. We take a look at the top three visit weekends in t...

    Blog | January 30, 2015
  16. Weekend recruiting wrap: Pac-12

    Erik McKinney

    It was a busy weekend in the conference, as 14 prospects made commitments between Friday and Monday night and several others backed out of Pac-12 recruiting classes. It looks as though this could be a sign of things to come, as the conference recruit...

    Blog | January 27, 2015