The Oregon Ducks, California Golden Bears, Colorado Buffaloes, Oregon State Beavers and Utah Utes all have new commits this week!
Hobbs is a three star dual-threat QB who played multiple positions in high school. It has been thought all along that Oregon will only take one QB in this year's class, which likely eliminates JUCO prospect Tanner McEvoy from consideration.
The recruitment of a QB became a priority for Oregon after rumors that Brian Bennett would switch to defense and became even more important after Bennett decided to transfer from the Oregon program. Not only does Hobbs fill a position of need, he could also help the Ducks with the rest of their class.
WR Juwaan Williams picks the Oregon Ducks over Vanderbilt. nds500 of Addicted to Quack has more.
Williams could play receiver or defensive back for Oregon, though it's likely that he'll end up on defense. He doesn't have elite speed but has good size for a defensive back at 6'1, 180 lbs. Like so many other Oregon commits Williams brings versatility to the Ducks.
Oregon State gets defensive end Titus Failauga from Hawaii.
Titus Failauga, a defensive end from Pac-Five High in Honolulu, HI, announced his intention to come to Corvallis, choosing Oregon St. over fellow Pac-12 member Utah, which also recruits the islands aggressively, his home state Hawaii team, and San Diego St.
Failauga is 6'4" and 240 lbs., and is rated a 3 star recruit by Rivals.com.
The Buffs are going hard after recruits in mid-major schools. Colorado flips Timothy Coleman from Colorado State.
Coleman played offensive tackle last season for Mullen due to a lack of depth at the position before moving back to defensive end this season. One game into his senior year injury he was knocked out with a knee injury and spent the rest of the season rehabbing. He has a lot of upside and I'd much rather see him in Boulder than Fort Collins. If Coleman can recover from his injury, he could end up being a steal.
Olugbode was in Boulder for an official visit this past weekend and made his decision known then. This is the 16th commit for the Buffs and their fifth on defense (3rd linebacker).
Utah landed a commitment from defensive tackle Gaius Vaenuku, who was intrigued by the LDS institute building on campus.
Utah also received a commitment from Buckeye (AZ) RB Clarence Smith. He will greyshirt.
Cal also received three commits this weekend. All of them came along the defensive line!
JuCo defensive tackle Marcus Manley was one such commit.
Additionally Jacobi Hunter has lined up as another big verbal for the Bears. Hunter used to be a former commit at Indiana.
Hunter supposedly comes in at around 6-0/6-1, weighing in at about 285 pounds. You have to figure at some point he'll be ready to plug the interior and be part of the solution inside to holding opposing offenses down. Hunter was the defensive MVP of the CFISD District in the Houston area, a very competitive hotbed of Texas football.
Also pledging was defensive end Ray Davison, who had originally committed to Northwestern.
Davison, you may remember, was previously committed to Northwestern, but had his offer pulled when he decided to begin taking official visits. Davidson decided to make the call after his official visit.