5 Pac-12 North Recruits You Need To Know

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Posted Feb 7, 2013


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

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- California | Signing Class

Five Recruits You Should Care About
Player writeups by Scout.com

1. QB Jared Goff
21st ranked quarterback, four stars

Goff has great size and can get the ball down the field. He has one of the quickest releases in the nation and can throw some of the longer routes like the deep outs, on a line. He spins it very well and shows great accuracy. For a tall quarterback, he moves around effortlessly in the pocket and has enough athleticism to make that first guy miss and get some positive yards on the ground when the play breaks down.

2. RB Erik Bunte
47th ranked running back, three stars

Started as a guard as a 2011 junior in all 15 games, and helped lead Santa Margarita (Calif.), to the CIF-SS Pac-5 division title and the CIF State Division I Championship. Was all-league and all-state underclass in 2011. Transferred to Mission Viejo following week two of the season as a senior.

3. OT J.D. Hinnant
34th ranked offensive tackle, three stars

Plays offensive tackle and defensive end for his Fountain Valley team.

4. OT Erik Bunte
47th ranked offensive tackle, three stars

Started as a guard as a 2011 junior in all 15 games, and helped lead Santa Margarita (Calif.), to the CIF-SS Pac-5 division title and the CIF State Division I Championship. Was all-league and all-state underclass in 2011. Transferred to Mission Viejo following week two of the season as a senior.

5. RB Khalfani Muhammad
53rd ranked running back, three stars

Ran for 851 yards on 161 carries and 13 touchdowns as a 2010 sophomore at Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame. Caught 21 passes for 279 yards and a touchdown.

- Oregon | Signing Class

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1. RB Thomas Tyner
2nd ranked running back, five stars

Tyner is unbelievably fast and seems to be going full speed the moment a play starts. His world class speed combined with his 200lbs frame make him very hard to bring down. Tyner has dealt with injuries in the past, but the nature of the injuries don’t lead me to believe this is something he will continue to deal with. Needs to improve pass blocking and raise his focus play in and play out.

2. LB Tyrell Robinson
5th ranked linebacker, four stars

Robinson is an instinctive outside linebacker who is quick off the edge rushing the passer. He's also a receiver so he's comfortable in pass coverage, but he's also a good tackler in space because of his change of direction. He can drop into the slot and cover a receiver or blitz from the outside with effectiveness. A basketball player, the sky is the limit for Robinson if he focuses full time on football.

3. DE Torrodney Prevot
13th ranked defensive end, four stars

Extremely quick off the ball. He is past offensive linemen in a flash and makes a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage. A pass rushing specialist, he will likely play a hybrid DE/OLB role in college and play it well. He will need to add a lot of muscle and size, but he uses his long arm and hands to keep his distance from blockers, which gives him the space to his quickness and burst. He uses that same length to bat down balls.

4. WR Devon Allen
16th ranked receiver, four stars

Allen has good size and strength and is a polished receiver. He’s an explosive route runner with tremendous speed (state record holder in 110 and 300M hurdles) and is able to run by a corner or safety offering over the top help. He has excellent body control and timing on jump balls and does a great adjusting to the ball. He has great hands, is a tremendous blocker and has all the physical tools to make an immediate impact in college.

5. TE John Mundt
13th ranked tight end, four stars

Caught 17 passes for 314 yards and five touchdowns and added 45 tackles and 7.5 sacks as a 2011 junior at Modesto (Calif.) Central Catholic.

- Oregon State | Signing Class

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1. CB Dashon Hunt
29th ranked cornerback, four stars

What he lacks in size, he makes up for in physicality, instincts, ball skills and toughness. He ran for over 1,000 yards, but made his biggest mark defensively. He's tough in coverage and does a great job of jumping routes. While he doesn't have elite speed, he's fast enough that when he can jump a route, he's gone. He'll come up and hit you, either against the run or pass and has great closing speed.

2. QB Kyle Kempt
41st ranked quarterback, three stars

Passed for single-season school record 3,056 yards as a senior, with 32 TDs against 10 picks. As a sophomore, Kempt threw for 1,643 yards, with 14 touchdowns and only four interceptions. As a junior, he threw for 1,335 yards, and added 16 touchdown passes with four interceptions.

3. OG Sean Harlow
21st ranked guard, three stars

4. S Brandon Arnold
35th ranked safety, three stars

5. RB Damien Haskins
68th ranked running back, three stars

- Stanford | Signing Class

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1. LB Peter Kalambayi
6th ranked middle linebacker, four stars

Kalambayi is a very strong linebacker with room to get even bigger and stronger. He plays strong, he can be intimidating, and he uses his size to his advantage. One of the things that stands out immediate is his intelligence and how he plays with discipline. He sees things well, he reacts quickly, and he very rarely takes extra steps. He can still improve his overall speed and his lateral movement.

2. LB Kevin Palma
10th ranked middle linebacker, four stars

More of a natural pass-rusher than a pass-coverage backer, he's quick off the ball, a big hitter and real athletic. Improving on his pass coverage skills but is at his best in the box.

3. WR Francis Owusu
33rd ranked receiver, four stars

Owusu is a big receiver who can really run. Catches the ball well and does a great job of getting separation from a defender when the ball is in the air. He’s a pure pass catcher and will be the kind of receiver his quarterback will feel confident throwing to on key third down plays. He’s very polished as a receiver and looks to have that extra gear cutting in and out of his breaks.

4. TE Greg Taboada
17th ranked tight end, three stars

Taboada is a every down tight end on the next level. He plays in a very run heavy offense on the high school level, so his blocking skills are good. He can sustain a block, he has strong hands, and he plays with a lot of toughness. As a receiver, Taboada has very soft hands and he does a great job of snatching the ball out of the air. He is a very detailed young man, he plays hard, and he has a lot of room to develop.
 
5. TE Austin Hooper
25thn ranked tight end, three stars

Hooper is your typical player from De La Salle and that’s a good thing. He’s smart, disciplined and very tough. Hooper is more than just an overachiever however, he has a lot of physical tools that project well to the next level. He has an ideal frame for a 4-3 defensive end- tall and lean with room to add weight, he’s quick off the ball and runs very well. He plays with a motor, doesn’t stay blocked and makes plays all over the field.
 
- Washington | Signing Class

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1. QB Troy Williams
10th ranked quarterback, four stars

Simply put, Williams is a winner. At the HS level, Williams is a dual threat quarterback who can make plays with his arm or his legs. He’s as dangerous outside of the pocket as he is in it. He can still improve on tightening his release a bit but he throws a very catchable ball and makes quick decisions. He’s a natural leader and could really flourish in the right system.

2. WR Demorea Stringfellow
11th ranked receiver, four stars

Stringfellow fits the mold of the big, physical receivers that are all the rage when the NFL Draft rolls around every year. When you have the size of Stringfellow, you’re never covered because he can either outmuscle or out-leap a smaller defensive back. He has strong hands, catches the ball away from his body and even though he may not be a burner, he can run well enough. There’s not a program out West that Stringfellow can’t play for.

3. WR John Ross
15th ranked receiver, four stars

Explosive receiver who could also be an elite cornerback. Great body control and can run well. Needs to get a little bigger, but does a good job of getting separation and getting off jams at the line of scrimmage.

4. DT Elijah Qualls
11th ranked defensive tackle, four stars

Offensively, he plays running back, and if offense were where he ended up in college, it would almost certainly be as a fullback. But we like him better as a defensive tackle, where he uses his quickness and low pad level to get good leverage and into the backfield. He played linebacker at times and was a load up front to block, thanks to his athleticism and strength and does a good job of pressuring the quarterback.

5. DE Joe Mathis
16th ranked defensive end, four stars

Mathis is a high energy player coming off the edge and has the kind of frame that could even bulk up in to a tackle down the road. He’s very strong, and his closing speed is as good as you’ll see at this level. He pursues to the football very well and his backside support is so good that it’s tough to run away from him.

- Washington State | Signing Class

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1. QB Tyler Bruggman
25th ranked quarterback, four stars

Bruggman is one of those QBs who may not be great in any one area but is good at just about everything. Has solid arm strength, throws a very nice deep ball and his accuracy on the shorter routes is very good. Can go under center or out of the gun and moves around very well in and out of the pocket. A winner who doesn’t make mistakes and has the kind of presence you look for in a QB.

2. DE Paulo Lepua
41st ranked defensive end, three stars

Named first-team all-classifications California All-State by CalHiSports for 2012 after posting a mind-numbing 26 sacks in 2012, which upped his two-season total to 40. He was named the South Bay Daily Breeze Defensive Player of the Year and was named the CIF L.A. City Section’s Defensive Lineman of the Year.

3. RB Gerard Wicks
57th ranked running back, three stars

Named 2012 co-CIF Offensive Player of the Year after racking up 1,440 ground yards (7-plus per carry) and catching 16 passes. Named third-team all-class All-State by CalHi Sports. Helped Long Beach Poly to 11 straight wins and berth in state title game for first time since 2008. Also a punter, averaging 40-plus yards per boot in in 2012.

4. C Carlos Freeman
25th ranked center, three stars

As a senior in 2012, Freeman was named All-State by the Oklahoma Coaches Association. Also named his conference's offensive lineman of the year. Gave up just one sack in 23 career starts and placed No. 14 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 prospect list. As a wrestler, Freeman is ranked the No. 1 heavyweight wrestler in the state of Oklahoma.

5. OG Cole Madison
42nd ranked guard, three stars

First-team Class 3A All-State by the Associated Press. First-team all-league at tight end and defensive line and voted league Defensive Interior Lineman of the Year.

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