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  1. Weekend recruiting wrap: Pac-12

    Erik McKinney

    The countdown is on, as the final weekend before signing day comes to a conclusion. Monday begins the dead period before signing day, so phones will likely be ringing off the hook between now and Wednesday -- phone contact is allowed during a dead pe...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  2. A wild week for the West's best

    Erik McKinney

    Plenty of attention will be paid to the West on signing day, as four of the region's top eight recruits are set to announce their commitments on Wednesday. That number -- which includes the top-ranked uncommitted prospect in Adoree' Jackson (Gardena,...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  3. Pac-12 class rankings analysis

    Erik McKinney

    In the final updated ESPN recruiting class rankings before national signing day, six Pac-12 schools remain among the top 40 classes in the country, and all are within striking distance of claiming the top spot in the conference. Arizona State remains...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  4. Weekend recruiting wrap: Pac-12

    Erik McKinney

    There were official visitors all over the Pac-12 this weekend, as conference coaches look to close out the 2014 recruiting class. But the most noise was made by a 2015 quarterback who committed to stay home for his college football career. Biggest...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  5. Key recruiting visits -- Pac-12

    Erik McKinney

    Just two weekends of official visits remain before signing day, so it's no surprise that just about every Pac-12 program will have visitors on campus this weekend. It's a huge opportunity for USC, which will have arguably it's most important host wee...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  6. Shifting power: Los Angeles

    Erik McKinney

    It's tough to imagine one college football player changing the fortunes of his program and its closest rival over the course of more than a decade. But that might just be the case with Reggie Bush, whose on-field actions helped USC become the dom...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  7. 5 to watch: Pac-12 signing day preview

    Erik McKinney

    Signing day could unfold in a number of ways where the Pac-12 is concerned, as six programs still have a legitimate chance to land the conference's No. 1 class and five of the top eight West region prospects are still uncommitted with legitimate inte...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  8. Weekend recruiting wrap: Pac-12

    Erik McKinney

    The first big official weekend of crunch time for the 2014 recruiting class came and went, and if the past 48 hours are any indication of what's to come in the Pac-12, this will be a very interesting ride to signing day. Biggest commitment: Washin...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  9. Updated ESPN 300: Pac-12 analysis

    Erik McKinney

    There were a several shifts for Pac-12 commits and targets in the newly updated ESPN 300. While it's difficult to make big jumps for players toward the top of the list, Oregon, UCLA and USC target John Smith (Long Beach, Calif./Poly) made a considera...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  10. John Smith makes a name for himself

    Erik McKinney

    As an assistant coach and head coach at Long Beach (Calif.) Poly, Raul Lara has seen more than his share of talented football players. Willie McGinest, DeSean Jackson, Marcedes Lewis, Winston Justice, Jurrell Casey, Manuel Wright, Darnell Bing, Samie...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  11. John Smith makes a name for himself

    Erik McKinney

    As an assistant coach and head coach at Long Beach (Calif.) Poly, Raul Lara has seen more than his share of talented football players. Willie McGinest, DeSean Jackson, Marcedes Lewis, Winston Justice, Jurrell Casey, Manuel Wright, Darnell Bing, Samie...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  12. Pac-12 class rankings analysis

    Erik McKinney

    Half of the Pac-12 remains among the top 40 recruiting classes in the newly-released ESPN recruiting rankings. In order, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, USC, Stanford and UCLA represent the conference after a big week on the recruiting trail for virt...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  13. Most important targets: Pac-12

    Erik McKinney

    The West region still has a chance to greatly impact the Pac-12, as five of the top six recruits in the region remain uncommitted. And while a few Pac-12 classes still have a ways to go and others are looking for the finishing touches, there is still...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  14. Top Pac-12 Under Armour Game targets

    Erik McKinney

    While there won't be a ton of West region prospects at the Under Armour All-America Game, there are a few extremely important targets for Pac-12 programs. 1. CB Adoree' Jackson (Gardena, Calif./Serra) Jackson is the No. 7 prospect and No. 1 pla...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  15. Pac-12 signing day storylines

    Erik McKinney

    With 50 days until national signing day, there is still plenty left undecided in the Pac-12. Five of the top six West region prospects -- as well as seven more ESPN 300 prospects -- remain uncommitted and have significant Pac-12 interest. There also ...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  16. Weekend recruiting wrap: Pac-12

    Erik McKinney

    Pac-12 recruiting hit warp speed this past week, as recruits and coaches alike took advantage of the final week of in-home visits and final weekend of official visits before the winter dead period begins on Monday and the junior college mid-year sign...

    Blog | December 16, 2013