Varsity Preps

Big Day of Commitments at “The Opening”

The contingent on hand in Oregon over the past few days has been star studded with multiple players making big impressions but on Tuesday the spotlight was on a handful of prospects that decided to make their official commitments to BCS college programs.

More commitments are in store before “The Opening” has concluded but this is an overview of the top prospects that decided to make their pledges on the second day of competition up in Oregon.

Ducks Land Texas CB

CB Arrion Springs (Roosevelt HS, TX) came into the Opening with the strong possibility of making a commitment and after spending a few days in the state of Oregon he had found where his future home would be.

Springs gave his official commitment to the Oregon Ducks after pursuing an offer from them for several months. Oregon had always been a school that Springs sought after and when they officially offered his dream of playing with the Ducks began to come true.

He ultimately decided to commit to Oregon after getting a feel of the land up in the Northwest. Springs is an excellent cover corner that has loads of potential and could very well become a Pac-12 all conference player in the very near future.

Springs choose the Ducks over offers from Texas, TX A&M, Clemson, Stanford and others.

Scott is Headed to Play at “The Rock”

Multiple scouting services had pegged East Lake HS (FL) WR Artavis Scott as a future Clemson Tiger and on Tuesday those rumors became true. Scott committed to the Tigers up at “The Opening” after favoring the Tigers for quite some time.

Scott had built great relationships with the Clemson coaching staff over the past several months and quickly became one of the top targets at wide receiver for the Tigers.

Schools like Miami, Florida, West Virginia and Tennessee fought hard to reel in Scott but Clemson had too much of a stronghold over the wideout from South Florida.

Scott is a fast and athletic playmaker that should fit well in the Tigers offense. He knows how to get into his routes and be able to get himself down field before the DB’s are able to catch up.

Clemson is building a reputation for ultra talents wide receivers and Artavis Scott could be the next best wideout dawning Orange & White.

Wadood Decides to Stay in the Pac 12

One time Arizona St commit, Jaleel Wadood from St. Bosco Prep (Ca) made a de-commitment from the Sun Devils on June 25th and quickly turned his attention to another Pac 12 program inside his home state.

Wadood competing at “The Nike Opening” made an official commitment on Tuesday to the Cal Golden Bears and should be an outstanding pickup for new Cal HC Sonny Dykes.

While remaining committed to Arizona St, Wadood began to listen to other schools and started to change his thoughts on his commitment to the Sun Devils. The Golden Bears quickly became a favorite for Wadood and showed him how much having him in their program could make a big difference for the team down the road.

Wadood made the decision after his de-commitment that he would be making a commitment at “The Opening” and people began to speculate that Cal would be the school of choice.

The Golden Bears are getting a versatile defensive back that could play cornerback or safety on the next level. Keeping Wadood in state and close to home is a big get for Coach Dykes and this commitment keeps the Golden Bears momentum rolling for their 2014 recruiting class.

Hale Commits to Arizona

St. John Bosco Prep (Ca) DB Naijiel Hale went to “The Opening” with the plans of making a commitment and he didn’t disappoint when on Tuesday he gave his commitment to the University of Arizona.

Hale is an athletic cover corner that collected offers from multiple schools not only from the West Coast but also from around the country. Considered a 4-Star prospect, Hale is a highly thought of prospect that saw the system at Arizona as the perfect fit for his talents.

Wildcats HC Rich Rodriquez put in plenty of time with the recruitment of Hale. Arizona pursued the Golden State prospect with tremendous efforts and the persistence finally paid off.

Hale committed to the Wildcats over offers from Ariz St, Cal, Nebraska and Utah. His pledge puts Arizona’s commitment list up to 12 and teams up with fellow 4-Star CB commit Cameron Denson to give the Wildcats two future possible starters in the defensive back field.


Written by: Chris Smith/ Writer/Scout





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