Roundup: USC closes big on National Signing Day

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Congrats to USC for hauling in the best recruiting class in the Pac-12 this year, and Bud Elliott of SB Nation writes that the USC Trojans were the best closers of 2017 National Signing Day. The Trojans added six undecided blue-chip recruits on Wednesday.


I never get enough of these commitment videos, and Stanford signee Connor Wedington took the cake in 2017 with a video that revealed his choice by him snowboarding down a mountain. This is amazing. In fact, I’m about to watch his commitment video for the 15th time.


Chantel Jennings writes that Oregon wasn’t hindered on the recruiting trail despite the recent drama of three players getting hospitalized and an assistant coach getting fired for a DUI. Willie Taggart was able to haul in a top-20 class according to Scout.


What winning will do for you – Colorado football is making a name for itself on the recruiting scene, notes Brian Howell. The Buffs were able to land their first top-30 class in nearly a decade.

Washington State

Jacob Thorpe lets us know that Washington State persevered through some late chaos to haul in a solid recruiting class.


Here’s an Arizona football National Signing Day recap from Michael Lev of the Arizona Daily Star. Rich Rodriguez was able to ink his son, Rhett, a quarterback.

Oregon State

And here’s an Oregon State football National Signing Day recap from Andrew Nemec of The Oregonian/OregonLive.


Check out this Q&A with Cal signee Biaggio Ali-Walsh courtesy of Joan Niesen of Sports Illustrated. Ali-Walsh is the grandson of the late Muhammad Ali.

Arizona State

Good news for the Sun Devils – former Alabama quarterback Blake Barnett is immediately eligible to play Arizona State. It was originally thought that he was going to have to sit out the first four games of the 2017 season.


Nice get-right game for UCLA men’s basketball, as the 11th-ranked Bruins defeated Washington State 95-79 in Pullman behind 32 points and 14 rebounds from TJ Leaf (Los Angeles Times).


Check out this article from Matthew Giles of Fansided on Washington basketball guard Kelsey Plum, who is on pace to break the NCAA all-time scoring record. Good background and good description of her game.


You’re welcome – here’s a preview of Utah men’s basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak doing hot yoga. Catch the rest on his “All Access” feature during Thursday night’s men’s basketball pregame show on Pac-12 Networks (5:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. MT).

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