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Golden Recruiting Wire: DeAnthony Arnett of Saginaw MI to Announce His Verbal Commitment Tonight, Maybe

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November 7, 2010 | 3


Tedford & Company

  • DeAnthony Arnett, WR Saginaw (Saginaw, MI) back on the Golden Recruiting Board [1][2]. He surprised Michigan by visiting unofficially for the Wolverines-Illini game [3][4] and took off after the game ended [5]. Local coverage continues to have Arnett dropping Cal and favoring Michigan State, USC, Tennessee [6] and announcing his decision on November 11th [7][8][9].

    Arnett posted mock videos of his verbal commitments/decommitments on Twitter [10]. Cal was not involved in Arnett's shenanigans. We should know Arnett's real answer tonite 7pm EST [11]. Maybe.

    Senior Highlights



  • Mustafa Jalil, DT (Cal) Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, CA) looks to return after his off the field suspension [12].

    "He did make two bad decisions," said Doyle [Sean, Head Coach]. "We all learn from them. He will be back, and when he is, we'll have fun. Hopefully, he will get a handful of games in.

  • Brennan Scarlett, DE/TE Central Catholic (Portland, OR) officially visited USC [$13].

    "I still have a big list of schools but I'll narrow it down pretty soon here," Scarlett said. "I'm going to take my first official visit this weekend to USC and looking forward to that. I camped with USC two summers ago and really liked it there. The coaches are recruiting me hard and like me coming off the edge and getting after the quarterback."

    Cal stood out the most to Scarlett from his summer visits to California schools [14]. He will be visiting Notre Dame this weekend and Cal the following weekend for the Big Game.

    On his visit to Berkeley, Scarlett apparently hit it off with coach Jeff Tedford and defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi, the recruiter of the year. Another trip to campus in a few weeks could be a major boost for the Golden Bears when Scarlett is ready to make his decision.

    "He clicked with coach Tedford," Pyne said. "I don’t know what the click was but he really liked him and liked the d-line coach. Beyond that, he didn’t really reveal much about that trip."

  • Matt Williams, OT North Dakota State College of Science (Wahpeton, ND) officially visited Michigan St [15].
  • George Farmer, WR Serra (Gardena, CA)  is reportedly getting tired of the recruiting process and may look to end soon w/ an announcement before the Army All-American Bowl [16]. Farmer dozed off a bit during the Oregon-Washington game because of his overnight 4am traveling schedule [17]. He will be visiting Florida for the Gators-Gamecocks game this weekend [18].

    Farmer interviewed [19]. All schools are on an equal footing w/ Farmer.

  • Marqise Lee, ATH Serra (Gardena, CA) had a great visit to Oregon [$20].

    "The trip to Oregon was incredible," Lee said. "I didn't get to spend as much time there as I did at Cal since we flew up Saturday morning instead of Friday night but I still had a great time. I mean, what's not to like about Oregon right now. They have a great football team, the fan support is incredible, Nike is really involved, the players and coaches are good guys and the facilities and campus life is incredible."

  • Jason Gibson, OLB Serra (Gardena, CA) interviewed [21]. Gibson was close to verbally commit to Cal during his official visit. W/ Oregon he was soaking in the environment and enjoying getting to know the players.


  • Amir Carlisle, RB The King's Academy (San Jose, CA) offered by Notre Dame and will be setting up an official visit [22]. Cal may be a long shot [23].
  • Devon BlackmonDevon Blackmon, ATH Summit (Fontana, CA) has Oregon leading his recruiting after his official visit [24].

    "It was awesome," Blackmon said. "I had a great trip, it was one of the best experiences of my life. Everything stood out there; it's impossible to pick one or two things that I loved because basically, the whole visit was a highlight for me.

    "The people and the fans are incredible. I was signing autographs and everyone knew who I was. I loved the city of Eugene and how it's a cool college town. I bonded really well with the players and recruits and of course that offense is so explosive, I think it would be a great fit for me [$25]."

  • Lavonte Barnett, DE Paraclete (Lancaster, CA) has Oregon State, Cal, Fresno State, and Washington State leading his recruiting [$26]. Barnett is reportedly close to setting up official visits to Corvailles & Berkeley.
  • James Sample, S Grant (Sacramento, CA) continues to favor Washingon [$27]. He will be visiting Oregon State officially in December.
  • Colt LyerlaColt Lyerla, ATH Hillsboro (Hillsboro, OR) looks to finish his Senior season before getting into recruiting [28].

    Arizona, Cal, Colorado, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt and Washington are some of the other programs involved with Lyerla, who’ll play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

    No leaders have been named and Ingram said Lyerla is slowly moving through the recruiting process and isn’t expected to commit anytime soon. For now, he’s focused on finishing out his senior season.

    "They’ve been on him as long as anybody," Ingram said of USC. "They’ve been there. He’s still wide open and he’s taking his visits to do a lot of information getting. I don’t think there is one school ahead of any other right now.

  • Viliami Moala, DT Grant Union (Sacramento, CA) officially visited USC and hosted by his cousin Christian Tupou [29][$30]. There may have some mutual interest between Moala and Florida [31].
  • Todd BarrTodd Barr, DT Lakewood (Lakewood, CA) also visited Oregon [32].
  • Cyrus Hobbi, OG Saguaro (Scottsdale, AZ) has been bombarded w/ calls from college programs. He will not be taking any visits until after the AZ State Championships Dec. 4th [33].

    One factor: Hobbi may pursue a theater major, so that could favor USC, whose School of Cinematic Arts is highly regarded.

    Hobbi is so serious about acting that he's planning to play a role in a school production of a Shakespeare play next month.

    I'm guessing that in his day, Shakespeare didn't have many 6-foot-4, 285-pound actors who could bench-press 400 pounds.

    Hobbi said he'll likely pick a college during the Under Armour All-America game on Jan. 5. But he promises he won't tease any coaches by picking up their school cap and then tossing it aside.

  • Bryce Treggs, WR St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA) {2012} talked about his Stanford, ASU, and UCLA offers [34]. The impression is that Cal may lead when Treggs receives his scholarship offer.

    At 5'11 175 pounds Treggs already has the body of a D1 slot receiver and is built in the mold of a DeSean Jackson. He has already been clocked in the low 4.5's in the 40 yard dash but when watching him on the field you can't help but wonder if he is even faster then that. Breakaway speed isn't Bryce's only elite tool, as the young wide out has surprising strength that helps him get separation from corners and breath taking jumping ability that makes up for his slightly below average height.

  • Miles ShulerShaq Thompson, ATH, Grant Union (Sacramento, CA) {2012}, Byron Marshall, RB Valley Christian (San Jose, CA) {2012} are sleepers for MaxPreps National Junior of the Year [35].
  • Steve Dillon, DE Palmdale (Palmdale, CA) verbally committed to USC [36]. Cal eliminated.
  • Lake Koa Ka'ai, DE Kamehameha (Honolulu, HI) has Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Oregon, Stanford, USC in his leader group [$37]. Cal eliminated.


Monty's Crew

  • Brandon Ashley, PF 6-8/225 Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland, CA) {2012} is ranked as the top recruit in Northern California [38]
  • Shabazz Muhammad, SG 6-5/190 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) {2012} mixtape [39] MaxPreps ranks Muhammad's Gaels #12 in the preseason [40].

    His mother (Faye Paige) was a hoops and track and field standout at Long Beach Poly and Long Beach State and his father (Ron Holmes) was a jump-shooting specialist at USC.

    "He plays with the kind of aggressiveness that Jrue Holiday did a couple of years ago but he's bigger, stronger and a better shooter than Jrue was at the same time," he added, alluding to the former UCLA player and current starting guard for the Philadelphia 76ers, who finished atop the balloting for the 29th (2007-08) BIW squad [41].


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