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Golden Recruiting Wire: Cal Legacy Bryce Treggs Has Haas on His Mind

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June 17, 2011


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  • Bryce Treggs, WR St John Bosco (Bellflower, CA) has Cal leading Stanford and Notre Dame. USC recruitnik is calling Treggs to Cal [1]. Treggs is attending Big Men on Campus camp yesterday and today hosted by Keyshawn Johnson and Brian Kelly [2]. Golden recruits Jordan Payton of Oaks Christian, Shaq Thompson of Grant, and Kevon Seymour of Muir will also be attending.
    “I want to major in business finance at whatever school I choose to go to,” said Treggs. “I am really interested in Cal, Stanford, and Notre Dame right now. Notre Dame is really the only school on the east coast that I really, really like.”

    At 5'11 and 170 pounds, Treggs may seem ideally suited to play a slot receiver on the college level, but he has a skill set that allows him to excel outside as well. Treggs has great hands and can snag the ball from up in the air or dive for it low to the ground. He can take most players in one on one battles and runs clean, polished routes. Treggs goes hard every single play whether the ball is meant for him or not [3].

    Strengths: Treggs plays with such smoothness and ease to his game, runs great routes, is fast off the line and even though everyone knows he's the top player at St. John Bosco, he seems to always find a way to get open. When he doesn't get open he usually still makes the catch even with cornerbacks draped all over him.

    Weaknesses: It hasn't been a hindrance yet but Treggs will need to gain some muscle mass to be an elite receiver in college. His speed and smoothness are great qualities but he needs some bulk to absorb all the punishing hits on the next level [4].

  • Stefon Diggs, WR Good Counsel (Olney, MD) has visited Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina repeatedly. Cal is mentioned for the excellent academics and the chance to play early [5].
    Diggs is probably the best example of a multi-talented athlete, and scouts have him playing just about any skill position in college. Honestly, a coach could stick him at safety, cornerback, receiver or even running back and he would have an impact on the game. He is known for his lightning-fast ability to split a defense. He’s a Maryland product, so nearby schools Maryland, Virginia Tech, Rutgers and Pitt should be considered potential threats to land him, but national powers like Alabama, Florida, Miami and Ohio State want him, too [6].
  • Zach Kline, QB (CAL) San Ramon Valley (Danville, CA) is Rival's #2 pro-style QB.
    There is not a more mechanically sound QB in the class than Zach Kline (Danville, Calif./San Ramon Valley). He is eerily similar to Jake Heaps, who signed with BYU in 2009, only Kline may have a better arm at this stage. He has swagger and personality and, while he lacks prototypical height, he is very crafty in the pocket and has great anticipation skills [7].
  • Kevon Seymour, CB Muir (Pasadena, CA) expects to attend UCLA camp next weekend [8].

    "I'm never satisfied," Seymour said. "While other people rest, I'm working hard to improve and be No. 1. I feel like I'm one of the top players in the state. But I want to be be known as one of the top players in the nation. Whatever it takes is what I'm going to do.''

    His standing in the eyes of the powers that be, coaches and scouts alike, certainly has not been hurt by working out with B2G Sports. Performing well against plenty of top-notch competition at numerous West Coast 7-on-7 passing tournaments over the past couple of months hasn't hurt, either.

    "I think Kevon is one of the top two defensive backs in the state, go ahead and throw in whoever else you want for the second player on that list,'' said Ron Allen, co-founder of B2G Sports. "If we are talking about the country's best players at his position, Kevon's name needs to be mentioned, and when it's not, that only makes him more hungry.

    "He understands how the game works. He knows he's not entitled to anything and that drives him to be better. It's a matter of time before Kevon is recognized as one of the best around. There's a reason why USC and Florida are recruiting him. High school football is not the end of the road for him, it's the beginning. He's going to be a big-time college player.''

  • KeiVarae Russell, RB Mariner (Everett, WA) invited to the US Army All-American Bowl [9]
  • Leonte Carroo, WR Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, NJ) ran anchor in the Ironmen's 4 x 400m NJ State Meet of Champions victory [video: 10].
  • Aziz Shittu, DT Buhach (Atwater, CA) has Cal in his top 10 [$11]. Shittu will be attending USC's Rising Stars camp next week [12]. He will also make unofficial visits to Cal (6/18) & Stanford (6/20) [13].

    "My final 10, in no order, are Washington, Michigan, Notre Dame, USC, UCLA, Stanford, Cal, Auburn, Nebraska and Arizona," Shittu said. "I might try and do some unofficial visits to one or two of the out of state schools in the summer but it will depend on how much it costs to get out there.

    "I already visited all the West Coast schools on my list except for Arizona. As for my official visits, I'm not sure right now where I'm going, I want to keep that open. I'm going to see how the season goes for some of the teams and see how their defensive line plays. Maybe after the summer, I'll have a better idea but I'm going to use the season to get a better idea of how well I'll fit into the scheme and overall style of play."

  • Matt Cochran, C Buhach (Atwater, CA) will be attending USC's Rising Stars camp w/ teammate Aziz Shittu. Cochran came back from camping at Tuscaloosa enamored w/ the Crimson Tide. Colorado is Cochran's latest offer [14].

    Like Thunder teammate Aziz Shittu, Cochran has been a hot commodity for college recruiters.

    He's already received 12 scholarship offers from schools such as Boise State, Arizona State, Washington, Cal, Utah and UCLA.

    However, Alabama has always been special to Cochran.

    That's where he grew up.

    "I lived in Alabama until I was 10," Cochran said. "It has a different feel. The people and the environment.

    "I love going back and visiting my family. It reminds me of when I was younger. I love that place [15]."

  • Tommy Schutt, DT Glenbard West (Glen Ellyn, IL) is one of the best Class of 2012 recruits from the state of Illinois [16]. Schutt is visiting Michigan this weekend.
    "Schutt is a good-sized kid who is physical, gives good effort, and is simply a pretty good football player," Haubert said. "He is not a quick penetrating disruptive force, but he seems to play with a passion for the game and plays it well and can be a stout, tough, and a productive football player in the trenches."
  • Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick, TE Whitney (Rocklin, CA) will be visiting Colorado.
  • Nick Tompkins, ATH Brookwood (Snellville, GA) will be visiting Michigan State for the 2nd time after receiving his scholarship offer [17]. Tompkins is visiting Illinois this weekend. Cal & Stanford will receive Tompkins next weekend [18].
    Tompkins is a well-rounded runner with good speed and big-play ability. Has more than adequate size but will need to continue filling out and add more strength and power to produce in a fulltime role at the next level. Speed and acceleration are very good. Runs with his eyes showing good vision and balance. Hits the hole fast and shows good burst out of his cuts. Quick to get through the seams and into the second level, he is decisive runner without a lot of wasted cuts. Gets thin through the small in-line creases. Shows good lateral quickness and agility bouncing the play outside when needed and has the speed top turn corner and take it the distance. Runs with a bit of hip tightness, gearing down to cut a bit at full speed, but displays good open field vision, has some shake and is difficult to line up. Dangerous with his great acceleration and ability to reach top speed quickly. Can split a defense in a hurry. Shows good hands and at this time projects best as multi-purpose runner. We have yet to see great between the tackles strength or yards after contact production. Slippery to wrap up but power is lacking. Could add good production as a screen and draw type of back in college but we do not see an every-down runner at this time but that could change with continued physical development [19].
  • Eddie Goldman, DT Friendship Academy (Washington, DC), Shaq Thompson, ATH Grant Union (Sacramento, CA), Kyle Murphy, OT San Clemente (San Clemente, CA), Ifeadi Odenigbo, DE Centerville (Centerville, OH), Ellis McCarthy, DT Monrovia (Monrovia, CA), Isaac Seumalo, OL Corvallis (Corvallis, OR), Darius Hamilton, DE Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, NJ), Darius Powe, WR Lakewood (Lakewood, CA), Byron Marshall, RB Valley Christian (San Jose, CA), Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick, TE Whitney (Rocklin, CA), Aaron Porter, LB La Habra (La Habra, CA) are ESPN 150 recruits who have Cal in their leader group so far [20].
  • Eddie Goldman, DT is visiting Berkeley this weekend [21].
  • Shaq Thompson, ATH is a "stone cold lock" for Cal [22]. Thompson lists top 7 of Cal, UCLA, USC, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Notre Dame [23].
  • Yuri Wright, CB Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, NJ) has Michigan, Notre Dame, Colorado, Rutgers, Georgia standing out. Alabama, Oregon, South Carolina may also be in the mix [23]. Cal does not appear to be in the picture.
  • Erik Magnuson, OT La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, CA) verbally committed to Michigan [24]. Cal eliminated.
  • Zach Banner, OT Lakes (Lakewood, CA) has Michigan, Notre Dame, Washington, Oregon, Alabama, LSU, Florida State, Oklahoma and USC as his top 9. Cal eliminated [$25].


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