LOS ANGELES - What's the latest news on standout defensive ends Greg Townsend Jr. and Todd Barr? What did Tre Madden, Aaron Wallace Jr. and other linebackers say about their recruitment?
A lot of news was made by prospects on the field with their performances at Sunday's Los Angeles Nike Camp and lots of news made off it with recruiting updates. Here's all the latest:
Greg Townsend Jr.: Southern Cal remains the top school for the Beverly Hills, Calif., defensive end and he admitted the Trojans could be tough to beat but plans to wait out the recruiting process and not make a decision anytime soon. Oregon, Washington, TCU and Miami round out his top five.
Todd Barr: The Lakewood, Calif., defensive end recently picked up offers from Nebraska and Tennessee and attended UCLA's spring game which impressed him. It's still too early for Barr to narrow his list but that's something that could happen this summer. Southern Cal has not offered but Barr said he's been told assistant coach Ed Orgeron is expected to see him work out this spring.
Tre Madden: One of the best-looking prospects at the Nike Camp was the Mission Viejo, Calif., linebacker who said Nebraska and Washington have offered so far. USC, UCLA and Cal are showing lots of interest and more schools should get involved because Madden is a high-level talent.
De'Anthony Thomas: Thomas, from Los Angeles Crenshaw, continues to seriously think about playing defensive back - not running back - in college. He worked out on defense at Sunday's camp. On the recruiting front, it looks more likely that Thomas will stay local - with USC and UCLA as the favorites and Cal also in the picture. It's unexpected that he would go to Texas, Florida, Oklahoma or any of the out-of-state schools involved.
Woodson Greer: The Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra linebacker said his first offer has come in and it's from Michigan. The Wolverines have immediately jumped to the top of his list. Oregon, Washington, San Diego State and UCLA are involved as well.
Victor Blackwell: Cal remains the leader for the Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei wide receiver who said he's starting to get more interested in Georgia and Miami as well. The opinion is, though, that the Golden Bears are definitely the team to beat. Teammate Max Wittek committed to USC Sunday but Blackwell has not yet been offered by the Trojans.
Dontae Levingston: Levingston, from Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne, said Arizona and Oregon have now offered and of the latter he said it's one of his dream schools. New Mexico, SMU and Wyoming are also in the mix but the Ducks could be considered an early favorite.
Aaron Wallace Jr.: Texas A&M remains the only offer for the San Diego (Calif.) Rancho Bernardo linebacker who said USC, Cal and Stanford have also increased interest recently. If the Trojans offered they could be tough to beat and ever since Wallace's performance at the Fort Worth Nike Camp, USC has been much more involved. The Aggies cannot be counted out though because Wallace's father played for them.
Tyler Johnstone: Colorado was the first offer for Johnstone, an offensive lineman from Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton, but he said he's also hearing lots from Arizona State, Arizona, Oregon and Oregon State. After his performance Sunday, his stock is rising.
Michael Eubank: Vanderbilt, Arizona State, Arizona, USC, Oregon and Oregon State have all reached out to the Corona (Calif.) Centennial quarterback and could come to his school in May. No offers have arrived for Eubank yet.
Cody Kurz: Oregon State is the newest offer for Kurz, a linebacker from Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure. Washington and Colorado have also offered.
Brandon Wright: Colorado and UNLV have offered the Las Vegas (Nev.) Palo Verde running back who said Arkansas could be on the verge of offering and that the Razorbacks stand out the most at this point. Oregon, Oregon State, Alabama, UCLA and San Diego State also send mail.
Other News & Notes: Lakewood (Calif.) Mayfair quarterback Evan Hunko recently visited Connecticut, Rutgers and Duke and said the Scarlet Knights stood out most mainly because of their offense. Hunko also attended UCLA's spring game.
** Connecticut has continued its interest in Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft quarterback Michael Bercovici and the Huskies are expected to stop by his school next month. Oregon State, Washington and others are also in the hunt.
** An early list for San Diego (Calif.) Torrey Pines quarterback John Cabot includes Georgia, Kansas, UCLA, Miami, Tennessee, Arizona, Oregon, Colorado, Maryland and Northern Arizona.
** LSU is showing more interest in two southern California wide receivers: Encino Crespi's Devin Lucien and Fontana Kaiser's Dwayne Brown. Arizona is also getting involved more with Lucien.
** Air Force is the first offer for Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde defensive back Ryan Henderson but he said Southern Cal has recently picked up its interest and that UCLA is involved as well.
** La Habra (Calif.) Whittier Christian defensive tackle Jeff Worthy has picked up an SMU offer and said UCLA, USC, Notre Dame, Hawaii, Iowa, Nebraska and Arkansas are recruiting him as well.
** Iowa State is the newest school to join the fray for Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure athlete Jalen Jefferson, who has also been offered by Arizona State, Washington and Washington State.
** Oregon State, Michigan and Idaho are the three schools mainly recruiting Gresham (Ore.) Barlow offensive lineman John Wolfe, one of the most assertive and powerful prospects at Sunday's camp.
** Avondale (Ariz.) La Joya Community speedster D.J. Hubbard took an unofficial visit to Southern Cal Saturday and said Arizona, Arizona State and Stanford have increased interest recently.
** Penn State, Cal and New Mexico are three schools involved with Corona (Calif.) Centennial recruit Barrinton Collins, who will make the transition from wide receiver to running back for his senior season.
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