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5 Pac-12 North Recruits You Need To Know

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Posted Feb 3, 2012


Every Pac-12 North team's five new recruits you need to know.

Recruiting 2012 

5 Pac 12 North Recruits To Care About


Recruiting 2012 

CFN Top Prospects for 2012
- No. 1 to 50 | No. 51 to 100 | No. 101 to 150
- No. 151 to 200No. 201 to 250 | No. 251 to 300
- Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Receivers
- Tight Ends | Off. Tackles | Guards & Centers 
- Def. Ends | Def. Tackles | Linebackers | Corners | Safeties  

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Top 5 California Recruits To Care About
Player writeups by Scout.com

1. WR Bryce Treggs
5-11, 175, Scout.com 5th ranked, five-star receiver. The West's top receiver because of his crisp route running, excellent hands and ability to get separation. Not the biggest, but doesn't need to be when he continues to break away from secondaries. One of the most disciplined players in this class. Also could be an elite defensive back.

2. QB Zach Kline
6-2, 195, Scout.com 4th ranked, four-star quarterback. Kline has arguably the biggest arm of any quarterback in the West. He's also a strong leader and well put together. Downfield arm strength is top notch and can find the open seam. Sometimes struggles with his touch- needs to learn how to take something off the ball and be more accurate and consistent.

3. LB Michael Barton
6-1, 205, Scout.com 19th ranked, foru-star outside linebacker. Had 72 tackles and was named to the GoldenStatePreps.com "Super Sophomore" Team in 2009 after helping lead Concord (Calif.) De La Salle to the CIF State Open Division title.

4. CB Cedric Dozier
5-11, 175, Scout.com 24th ranked, foru-star cornerback. Named to the Tacoma News Tribune's "Western 100" list of top prospects for 2012 in the western U.S. Also named a "Northwest Nugget" by the TNT and one of five in-state blue chippers by the Seattle Times. Played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Named all-classifications All-State defensive back by the Seattle Times and Associated Press Class 3A first-team All-State. Has the quicks, athleticism and hands to play either corner or receiver in college.

5. C Matt Cochran
6-4, 340, Scout.com 7th ranked, three-star center. Cochran is one of the best pure centers in the country, and he's a load. At 340 pounds, he's surprisingly agile and is a tremendous run-blocker. His pass blocking skills are solid and he's got good strength and gets off the ball quickly. He could also play guard, but being a pure center, is likely best suited to stay there.

Top 5 Oregon Recruits To Care About
Player writeups by Scout.com

1. OT Arik Armstead
6-8, 275, Scout.com 1st ranked, five-star offensive tackle. With his size, you can see why some folks envision him as a prototypical left tackle. He's a long athlete, great knee bend, long arms and serious strength. The way he just chucks defenders, and with the ease in which he does it is scary His ability to get to the second level and his explosion off the ball is remarkable. We think that Armstead's future is at offensive tackle.

2. WR Bralon Addison
5-10, 180, Scout.com 14th ranked, four-star receiver. Sick in the open field with the ball in his hands. He can move side-to-side or just find a crease and use his speed to get the ball past the goaline. Even though he is a threat to run he is a good leader as a QB for Hightower as well. He makes goo decisions and shows a high football IQ. Has great upside because he also has good hands to go with his speed. Once he adds experience at WR he will be a big weapon in college.

3. QB Jake Rodrigues
6-3, 215, Scout.com 17th ranked, four-star quarterback. The best dual-threat quarterback in the West, Rodrigues is just as dangerous running the ball as he is throwing. Strong arm and good in the short and intermediate routes. Needs to show better touch and b better in his decision making. Has so much confidence in his arm, he often forces throws where he thinks he can make them, only it's into coverage.

4. DE DeForest Buckner
6-7, 250, Scout.com 17th ranked, four-star defensive end.

5. OT Kyle Long
6-7, 290, Scout.com four-star JUCO transfer.

Top 5 Oregon State Recruits To Care About
Player writeups by Scout.com

1. OG Isaac Seumalo
6-3, 275, Scout.com 1st ranked, five-star guard. Seumalo has quick hands and a good first step with excellent flexibility but needs to work on his pad level when engaging a defender. He's strong enough to overpower players, but he tends to get a little too high in his drive blocks. Seumalo is a well conditioned big man who goes plays every snap of offense and defense. He plays every snap on both sides of the ball without seeming to lose a step through the 4th quarter.

2. RB Chris Brown
6-0, 195, Scout.com 33rd ranked, three-star running back. As a 2010 junior at Fresno (Calif.) San Joaquin Memorial, rushed for 1,884 yards and 21 touchdowns in 10 games. Ran for 1,186 yards and 16 touchdowns during his 2009 sophomore season.

3. C Grant Bays
6-3, 290, Scout.com 10th ranked, three-star center. An All-League selection in 2010 as a junior at Oceanside (Calif.). Helped Pirates to the CIF San Diego Section D-II title in 2010.

4. QB Brent Vanderveen
6-5, 203, Scout.com 48th ranked, three-star quarterback. Vanderveen has a good frame in the 6'5 range. He is a long strider who has good speed once he gets unwound but is not overly mobile within the pocket. His mobility will improve as he gets stronger in a college weight program. He shows nice touch on short passes and has enough arm even if he doesn't have a huge arm. Good accuracy on intermediate routes but suffers on the longer throws.

5. WR Malik Gilmore
6-3, 195, Scout.com 49th ranked, three-star receiver. Gilmore finished his junior season with 26 receptions for over 400 yards and six touchdowns. He says he can bench 275-pounds and squat 385.

Top 5 Stanford Recruits To Care About
Player writeups by Scout.com

1. OT Kyle Murphy
6-7, 268, Scout.com 4th ranked, five-star offensive tackle. Murphy is a big-bodied but agile offensive tackle, who will be one of the Southland's top offensive line prospects in the 2012 class. He moves well for his size, in run blocking, but is at his best in pass protection. His footwork is solid and he's a natural knee-bender. Murphy has good drive-blocking skills and does a tremendous job getting to the second level. With his frame, he can probably get up to 290-300 and not lose any agility.

2. OG Joshua Garnett
6-5, 275, Scout.com 3rd ranked, five-star guard. Garnett can demonstrate on just a handful of snaps why he's one of the premier linemen in the country. Garnett's drive-blocking skills are second to none. He gets his man and makes him skate. He's got tremendous athleticism, flexibility, gets good knee bend, and has a nasty streak that comes out. He also has a high football IQ and his quickness off the ball is top-notch.

3. RB Barry Sanders
5-10, 190, Scout.com 9th ranked, four-star running back. Sanders missed much of his junior season with an ankle injury, but is back firing on all cylinders as a senior. He has nice moves in the open field and a quick burst allows him to separate from defenders quickly. He can catch the ball coming out of the backfield and he even has some nice moments on the defensive side of the ball when he lines up in the defensive backfield. He does not have ideal size, but picks his holes wisely.

4. C Graham Shuler
6-5, 272, Scout.com 4th ranked, four-star center. Shuler is one of the most versatile offensive linemen in the country. He can play any of the five OL positions and he'd hold his own at each. Once he settles in, he will continue to develop his technique and that could likely become a strength down the road. He needs to continue to add weight and strength as well. He is very flexible, he finishes his blocks, he can get to the second level, and not many play with more tenacity.

5. OT Andrus Peat
6-7, 305, Scout.com 9th ranked, four-star offensive tackle. When you look at a young tackle, this is how they are supposed to look. Is very tall and still growing into his massive frame. Is going to be a very big player before it is all said and done. Has very long arms, is a knee bender and plays with surprisingly low pad level for a tall kid. Has plenty of nasty in him and is a great pass blocker with tremendous feet.

Top 5 Washington Recruits To Care About
Player writeups by Scout.com

1. S Shaquille Thompson
6-2, 210, Scout.com 1st ranked, five-star safety. Thompson is an elite athlete that stars on his team at defensive back, running back and receiver. He has the ability to play any of those on the college level, but his size and skill set may relegate him to safety. He has exceptional balance, instincts and closing speed. He is a sure tackler that seems to be more comfortable closing on a ball carrier than jamming a man at the line. Could play all 4 spots in the defensive secondary.

2. QB Jeff Lindquist
6-3, 225, Scout.com 8th ranked, four-star quarterback. Does a good job of keeping his head up in traffic, always scanning downfield keeping the play alive. Has a quick release with nice touch on his short passes. Good over the top motion minimizes chances of having his ball knocked down. Release remains tight and compact even when he's putting a little extra on the throw. Pushes the ball at times but still generates decent velocity. Shows good toughness running the ball.

3. QB Cyler Miles
6-4, 220, Scout.com 13th ranked, four-star quarterback. Seemingly one of the few quarterbacks who takes snaps from under center, Miles is incredibly light on his feet and his athleticism disguises the fact that he's so big. Despite an unorthodox release, Miles gets rid of the ball incredibly quickly. Despite his size and strength, he doesn't have a huge arm and struggles on the deep outs. A scrambler more than a runner, Miles keeps his eyes downfield at all times looking to pass -

4. WR Jaydon Mickens
5-9, 175, Scout.com 45th ranked, four-star receiver. Mickens lacks size for the outside receiver position, but he is ideal for the slot and return game. He has excellent field vision and good quickness. He has above average hands and knows how to find the open spots in a defensive zone. He has a good sense for setting up his blocks in the return game, and despite blazing top end speed, is still capable of making the big play.

5. LB Ryan McDaniel
6-1, 220, Scout.com 23rd ranked, three-star middle linebacker. Earned First Team All-League honors as a running back in 2010 as Torrance (Calif.) North.

Top 5 Washington State Recruits To Care About
Player writeups by Scout.com

1. WR Gabriel Marks
5-11, 175, Scout.com 39th ranked, four-star receiver. Capable of playing either defensive back or wide receiver at the next level, but receiver is his almost certainly his destination in college. Named his league's defensive player of the year as a senior in 2011.

2. LB Jeremiah Allison
6-1, 210, Scout.com 40th ranked, three-star outside linebacker. Allison is quick off the edge and is one of the top pass rushers in the West. More of a tweener who will be most effective playing outside linebacker in college, likely as a hybrid. Similar to Josh Shirley and Akeem Ayers, both prep defensive ends who moved to outside linebacker later in career. Allison is improving in coverage, despite being more a natural down lineman.

3. QB Austin Apodaca
6-3, 185, Scout.com 58th ranked, three-star quarterback. Named all-classifications all-Colorado by PrepColorado.com as a senior in 2011. Capped a stellar high school career by passing for nearly 4,000 yards in 2011 to go with 44 touchdowns against only 10 interceptions. Named Northern Conference offensive player of the year. He led Silver Creek to a 12-2 record and its first-ever trip to the state title game.

4. S David Bucannon
6-2, 180, Scout.com 56th ranked, three-star safety. As a senior in 2011 he led Vanden High in tackles with 127 and earned first-team all-Solano County Athletic Conference and first-team All-State by FOX SportsNet (as voted on by Scout.com analysts) honors. Played in the Holiday Classic, the Bay Area's all-star football game. A force on both sides of the ball, he also caught 26 passes in 2011. As a junior in 2010 he had 17 receptions for 227 yards and three touchdowns, but made his mark defensively, where he was all-league, all-city and all-region as a defensive back, recording a league-high 108 tackles.

5. WR Robert Lewis
5-10, 160, Scout.com 63rd ranked, three-star receiver. As a senior in 2011 he was named division, league and regional player of the year after racking up 3,095 all-purpose yards and 36 TDs. He gained 2,023 yards on the ground, another 338 on 20 pass receptions, 461 on kickoff returns and 273 on punt returns. He averaged 9.97 yards per carry as a running back, but projects as a college receiver. Also played defensive back, collecting 59 tackles and five interceptions. Led South East to the City Section Division II championship and 13-1 record. South East is only in its seventh year of existence.