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Golden Recruiting Wire: Visitors to the Cal-Oregon Game

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November 17, 2010 | 10 | 3


Big Game Visitor

  • Brennan Scarlett, DE/TE Central Catholic (Portland, OR) is scheduled to visit Berkeley for the Big Game [1]. Scarlett had a good visit to South Bend for the Utah-Notre Dame game. He could  return to the field this week for Central Catholic.

Tedford & Company

  • Brendon Bigelow, RB Central East (Fresno, CA) unofficially visited Berkeley for the Cal-Oregon game [$2]. No confirmation yet.

    Biggins [Greg, ESPN] said he has not heard of any of UW's commits reconsidering other than RB Brendon Bigelow, who has been thought to be reconsidering for months, something separate of how UW is performing on the field. Bigelow committed last winter when UW was his first offer and since has gotten others. Bigelow said that "I think most people feel he is going to be tough to keep and will probably end up at Cal,'' he said. He said Oregon is also in the picture but that "everyone you talk to at that high school says Cal, Cal, Cal [3].''

  • Stefan McClure, CB Vista (Vista, CA) visited Berkeley for the Cal-Oregon game. UCLA & Washington may still lead but Cal is moving up [$4]. McClure should also be making another visit during bowl prep week [5].

    McClure is taking an official visit to Oregon State this weekend.

    "I'm looking forward to that," McClure said. "Oregon State has been struggling a little the last few weeks but hopefully they can turn it around this weekend. They were one of the first schools to offer me and I really like the coaches there. Coach [Mike] Riley is a great guy and Oregon State is a strong program that I'm looking forward to learning more about [$6]."

  • Miles ShulerViliami Moala, DT, James Sample, S, Shaq Thompson, ATH {2012} Grant Union (Sacramento, CA) visited Berkeley w/ Puka Lopa for the Cal-Oregon game according to BI posters [7].
  • Nathan Broussard, OLB (Cal) Plano West (Plano, TX) visited Berkeley for the Cal-Oregon game [8].
  • Maurice Harris, WR (Cal) Northern Guilford (Greensboro, NC) officially visited Berkeley for the Cal-Oregon game [$9].
  • Patrick Flavin, OT Benet Academy (Lisle, IL) will visit Oregon in November and Illinois in December [$10].

    "I have about 25 scholarship offers right now," Flavin said. "I took an official visit to Cal and really liked what I saw. The coaches are great and obviously there are great academics at Berkeley. I plan on taking an official visit to Oregon in November and Illinois in December.

    "I don't have any other trips in mind right now. Distance won't be a factor in my decision. My family told me that I have to make the decision and they would be fine with what I choose to do. I try not to look at the record of the team. Oregon can be the top team in the country this year and can struggle next year. You never know. I just need to look at all factors and make a decision."

  • Colt LyerlaColt Lyerla, ATH Hillsboro (Hillsboro, OR) earned Oregon Pacific Conference 1st team honors [11]. Lyerla received honors at running back and linebacker position in addition to being named the co-offensive player of the year [12].
  • Matt Williams, OT North Dakota State College of Science (Wahpeton, ND) officially visited Illinois [$13].
  • George Farmer, WR, Marqise Lee, ATH Serra (Gardena, CA) visited Florida [14][15]. Jason Gibson, OLB did not visit Florida w/ his Serra buddies [16][17]. Fans were booing Florida's effort on the field but recruits did not seem to mind [18].

    Both Lee and Farmer had good visits, but the Gators are definite long shots for both players at the moment. Of the two, Lee appears more open and willing to leave the West Coast but Oregon and USC appear to be his top two.

    Oregon and USC also look strong for Farmer with the Trojans being the heavy favorite from the second they offered a scholarship two years ago. The Ducks have made up ground for Farmer and if Lee and fellow Cavalier teammate Jason Gibson end up choosing Oregon, things could get interesting with the elite pass-catcher. Saying that, it will still be considered a sizeable upset if Farmer plays anywhere other than USC next fall [$19].

    WR George Farmer (Gardena, Calif., Serra) — From everything I’ve been told, it would a total shocker if he didn’t end up at USC. He’s always listed Florida as one of his top schools, and I beleive he’s the best player in the country. He’s tall and has great speed. The Gators are a long shot, but Urban Meyer has a knack for closing on surprises late. I still give USC the major edge here [20].

  • Terry Richardson, CB 5-9/160 Cass Tech (Detroit, MI) {2012} is in touch with Alabama, USC, Cal, Oregon [21]. Compares himself to Patrick Peterson of LSU and needs to get his highlight tapes out [22].

    Junior Highlights [23]

  • Thomas Johnson, ATH Skyline (Dallas, TX) {2012} has Texas high in his leader group [24].

    "I like Texas. I like the way their offense gets the ball to different guys," Johnson said. "They're working through some minor glitches right now, but they're a young team. We were a young team to start the season and we came together, so I know they'll get it figured out. I think next year they'll be as good as anyone again."

  • Miles ShulerTee Shepard, CB Central East (Fresno, CA) {2012} offered by Fresno State [$25].
  • DeAnthony Arnett, WR Saginaw (Saginaw, MI) verbally committed to Tennessee [26]. Cal eliminated.
  • Sheldon Richardson, DT Colleges of the Sequoias (Visalia, CA) verbally committed to USC [27]. Cal eliminated.


Monty's Crew

  • Shabazz Muhammad, SG 6-5/190 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) {2012} on Twitter @Phenom15balla [28]. Muhammad may want to play together w/ Rodney Purvis. Jabari Brown is recruiting Muhammad to Oregon [29].
  • Anrio Adams, SG 6-3/175 Franklin (Seattle, WA) {2012} has his Cal scholarship offer [30]. He is looking to get away from Seattle for college.

    "I hear the most from schools like Arizona, Kansas, Texas, UCLA, Oregon, Oregon State, and USC," said Adams. "All of those have offered me as have Cal, Gonzaga, Pitt, and Washington State."

    One school who isn't very high on Adams' list is Washington.

    "I want to get away from Seattle I think and besides that Washington doesn't show me a lot of love that they have shown other guys in my area and that hurts their chances," explained Adams.


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