It’s National Signing Day, folks, the day every college football fan looks forward to outside of Saturdays in the fall. In Los Angeles, the Trojans hope to shrug off recruiting hits with another home-run finish. While USC has had several decommitments this year, there is still a chance for USC to have a top-10 recruiting class.
Colorado won’t have a top-10 recruiting class, and with new coach Mike MacIntyre not having a full recruiting cycle, the Buffs are filling in gaps with this recruiting class that has no blue-chippers.
It will be interesting to see (as our Bryan Fischer noted) how much of a recruiting boost Oregon State gets from its nine-win season. How are things shaping up for the Beavs? Relive this chat about National Signing Day with Oregon State recruiting expert Angie Machado.
Speaking of live chats, here’s a recap of one with Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times about what else – Washington football recruiting prospects.
Stanford had a huge recruiting class last year, but this year the Card figure to be bringing in only about a dozen guys. It makes for a breathe-easier Wednesday for David Shaw, who spoke with 95.7 The Game about National Signing Day. Meanwhile, there are other things going on in college sports today, and the Stanford men’s basketball team has a chance for another top-10 win with a game at Arizona tonight.
The other game going down on the men’s side tonight takes place in Corvallis, where the Utes will start a long trip to Oregon. Also, here’s a list of verbal commits for Utah heading into National Signing Day.
Bruins Nation was busy yesterday. They had some Tuesday UCLA recruiting news, as well as a 2013 UCLA baseball preview, and the folks over there are thinking Omaha or bust (the Bruins have gone to the College World Series twice in the last three seasons).
Arizona might not be the only men’s basketball team dancing in the desert this year, because Arizona State is also eyeing an NCAA tournament bid. In addition to the Pac-12 website, you can find Arizona State National Signing Day coverage on AZ Central.
The Pac-12 Blog caught up with the new Cal head coach in this Q&A with Sonny Dykes. In other Golden Bear football news, Cal and former head coach, Jeff Tedford, reached a settlement.
Christian Caple has a feature on Washington State’s newly signed wide receiver, Vince Mayle. Also, the last count in Mike Leach’s Texas Tech case was dismissed.
Hey, there’s still a basketball season and impending baseball season to talk about. We mentioned Stanford visiting Arizona earlier in the roundup, and on the Arizona side, Kevin Parrom can play for the Wildcats tonight against Stanford. While we’re on the subject of him, the guy who was charged in the Kevin Parrom shooting pled guilty and faces six years in jail. Lastly, the defending World Series champion Arizona Wildcats will be on the Pac-12 Networks seven times once the baseball season hits.
The Ducks hope it’s a bounce-back week at home against Colorado and Utah. The latest news concerning Dana Altman’s team is that Dominic Artis is close to returning and Arik Armstead is redshirting.