5 Pac-12 South Recruits You Need To Know

Posted Feb 7, 2013

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

Recruiting 2013

5 Pac 12 South Recruits To Care About

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- Arizona | Signing Class

Five Recruits You Should Care About
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1. QB Anu Solomon
35th ranked quarterback, four stars

2. RB Pierre Cormier
29th ranked running back, four stars

3. CB Derek Babiash
25th ranked cornerback, four stars

4. RB Zachary Green
42nd ranked running back, three stars

5. LB DeAndre Miller
45th ranked cornerback, three stars

- Arizona State | Signing Class

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1. FB Chans Cox
1st ranked fullback, four stars

Cox is a man amongst boys at the small school level. Kids this big shouldn't be this fast. Size/speed/athleticism combo makes him a versatile athlete. Could play MLB or OLB, TE, H-back or even be a big RB.

2. LB Viliami Latu
18th ranked middle linebacker, three stars

Had 70 tackles, two sacks and an interception as a 2011 junior at Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.).

3. P Matt Haack
6th ranked punter, three stars

4. CB William Earley
37th ranked cornerback, three stars

5. TE Grant Martinez
51st ranked tight end, three stars

- Colorado | Signing Class

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1. QB Sefo Liufau
53rd ranked quarterback, three stars

The first thing that stands out about Liufau is his toughness in the pocket. He stay's back there, taking the heat, but staying patient, going through his progressions, and finding the open receiver. Liufau consistently stands tough in the pocket, throwing as he gets hit, and still following through to complete the pass. He's got decent downfield arm strength, but is at his best throwing the shorter and intermediate routes.

2. LB George Frazier
41st ranked middle linebacker, three stars

3. S Tedric Thompson
65th ranked safety, three stars

4. DE Jimmie Gilbert
74th ranked defensive end, three stars

5. WR Devin Ross
90th ranked receiver, three stars

- Utah | Signing Class

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1. QB Conner Manning
57th ranked quarterback, three stars

2. DT Lowell Lotulelei
35th ranked defensive tackle, three stars

3. RB Dre'Vian Young
58th ranked running back, three stars

4. QB Brandon Cox
68th ranked quarterback, three stars

5. TE Harrison Handley
39th ranked tight end, three stars

- UCLA | Signing Class

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1. CB Priest Willis
4th ranked cornerback, five stars

Willis is a physical specimen. Has the size/speed combo to play major college football. Currently plays corner where he shows tremendous tackling ability and has the size to manhandle receivers. But as he continues to grow, he could transition into a safety.

2. LB Isaac Savaiinaea
3rd ranked middle linebacker, four stars

Savaiinaea is everything you want in an inside linebacker. He has size, toughness, above average athleticism, is a solid tackler and plays with a motor. He's a huge hitter who plays sideline to sideline and has the athletic ability to be a three down linebacker. He clocked a 4.62-40 and jumped 32 inches in the vertical and is regarded as the best prospect to come out of Hawaii in years.

3. LB Myles Jack
4th ranked outside linebacker, four stars

Big, fast and aggressive, Jack is a threat off the edge when rushing the passer or playing the run. He does a good job of recognizing a play early and he's explosive coming on a blitz. Jack has excellent feet and balance and is tough to cut block. He uses his hands well to shed blockers when scraping along the line of scrimmage and closes fast when blitzing from the blind side. Fundamentally sound in his technique and athletic.

4. S Tahaan Goodman
7th ranked safety, four stars

He could be the most complete safety on this list as he combines the hitting ability of Byrd with the cover skills of Redfield. He has a great frame, runs very well and is a sure tackler. He breaks down very well, runs right through opposing ball carriers and doesn't miss tackles. He covers a ton of ground in the secondary and it's tough to find any real weakness in Goodman's game.

5. S Tyler Foreman
8th ranked safety, four stars

Foreman is a huge kid who looks like a linebacker but can definitely play safety. He moves with ease, is a physical player and is even better in pads. Has great closing speed and tremendous ball skills. Does a good job recovering and is a big hitter.

- USC | Signing Class

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1. QB Max Browne
1st ranked quarterback, five stars

Browne has every physical tool you could want and the intangibles to match. Has a great frame, moves around better than given credit for and can make every throw. Mechanically, you could do an instruction video on him as his ball placement, release, and drops are college level right now. Doesn't get rattled, shows great poise in the pocket and is already adept going through his progressions and finding his secondary options.

2. S Su'a Cravens
1st ranked safety, five stars

Arguably the top two-way player in the nation, Cravens has the size to grow into an outside linebacker or stick at safety. He's powerful enough for LB, but graceful enough to be a wide receiver. He has terrific instincts on both sides of the ball, and has plus body control and change of direction. He is a fluid athlete also blessed with a love of contact. A difference maker on either side of the ball.

3. DT Kenny Bigelow
4th ranked defensive tackle, five stars

Bigelow has defensive tackle size with a middle linebacker build. He is incredibly quick off the line and uses his hands well to establish control of a blocker. He is light on his feet for a 300 pounder with excellent lateral movement. Changes direction well and can penetrate a double team or hold the line against the run. Quick enough to play end in a 3-4, but an ideal build for a gap shooting 4-3 defensive tackle.

4. RB Justin Davis
6th ranked running back, five stars

Davis has everything you're looking for in back with the ability to run between the tackles with power and the speed to bounce it outside and go the distance. He's a decisive runner who doesn't try and dance around too much but runs downhill and finishes his runs. Davis can make you miss and has a bit of wiggle to him but he's more of a one cut back and would rather go north-south than anything else.

5. RB Ty Isaac
7th ranked running back, five stars

Tall, good sized back with the speed to break long runs. Is very smooth, changes directions well and has deceptive elusiveness. Is an excellent route runner and receiver out of the backfield who occasionally can split out or play in the slot. Does a lot of running from the wingback position, so he'll likely have to get used to inside running and blitz pick-up from a more traditional tailback spot in college.

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