Roundup: National Signing Day is here
Schools are always trying to find ways to stick out on National Signing Day, and Washington State is tweeting out dab cards of their signees as their faxes come in to Pullman.
ESPN’s Erik McKinney tells us that USC is closing strong with its 2016 recruiting class, getting a couple of key flips late.
Doug Haller writes that the Arizona State staff is hoping for a strong finish to signing day. The Sun Devils could potentially have a top-25 class when it’s all said and done.
Likewise, Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre wants a big finish to signing day in Boulder. As of Tuesday, the Buffs had 15 verbal commits.
Gina Mizell describes how Oregon State has developed a recruiting pipeline in Florida. The Beavers could have four Floridians in its recruiting class for the second straight year.
Andrew Nemec of The Oregonian/OregonLive gives us the low-down on Oregon’s 2016 National Signing Day as he tracks the Ducks’ recruiting class heading into Wednesday.
Jeff Faraudo reports that Cal quarterback Jared Goff will throw at the NFL combine but hasn’t been contacted by the San Francisco 49ers. Maybe Chip Kelly likes him some Colin Kaepernick?
UCLA beach volleyball is ranked No. 7 in the DiG Magazine Women’s Beach Volleyball Preseason Poll. The fourth official campaign of beach volleyball at UCLA starts March 5 in Malibu.
Michelle Smith features Stanford women’s basketball guard Lili Thompson as she adapts to a leadership role with the Cardinal. Thompson, the reigning espnW National Player of the Week and Pac-12 Player of the Week, scored a combined 57 points against the Washington schools last weekend and had 11 points in the Cardinal’s 53-46 win Tuesday over rival Cal.
After a slow start to the season, Brandon Taylor is heating up for Utah men’s basketball, Kyle Goon points out. Over his last four games, Taylor has averaged 13.5 points, 3.8 assists and has held his primary one-on-one matchups below their season average.
Percy Allen of the Seattle Times features Washington basketball player Dominic Green, whose father, Jevon, was a bigtime scorer in high school in the Seattle area.
Former Arizona wide receiver Cayleb Jones discussed his decision to leave school with Chantel Jennings. The Wildcats’ big playmaker had one year of eligibility remaining.