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Uncommitted spotlight: Predictions on two West prospects

Josh Falo
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We have entered the final days of the 2017 recruiting class, and the pool of uncommitted prospects is starting to thin out. Today we look at three who are still trying to make up their minds in the final days of the process.

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Contenders: Colorado, Oregon, USC

The latest: Falo has taken his time with the recruiting process and finally narrowed his list to three schools – all in the Pac-12. Colorado has recruited him as hard as any other program and his brother, N.J. Falo, plays for the Buffaloes. USC has a tight end commit already, but Falo can be utilized in different ways and could split out without any problems. The four-star tight end is visiting with the new Oregon staff this week and over the weekend and the Ducks’ offense could be a perfect fit for Falo, an athletic, long pass catcher who could thrive in a spread attack.

Prediction: Oregon

Contenders: Oregon State, Colorado, Oregon

The latest: Cotton absolutely loved his recent visit to Oregon State and really appreciated the family atmosphere around the program from coach Gary Andersen on down. He also seemed to love the setup in Corvallis and his opportunity to get on the field early. Oregon is also making a push, especially since Cotton has had such a great relationship with new defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt, who came over from Colorado. The Buffaloes were considered to be possibly at the top of the board, but after Leavitt left, there seems to be some uncertainty there. Cotton is getting to know new defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot quickly, so Colorado is absolutely still a contender.

Prediction: Oregon State