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Several Pac-12 schools pick up a commitment in the first week of April

There were a total of six commitments between April 1-8 around the Pac-12.

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The College Basketball season ended back on April 3, which means summer recruiting and the college football off-season will dominate collegiate storylines. Since the start of April, several Pac-12 schools have landed commitments from recruits who could blossom into stars.

Three of the four California schools—Cal, UCLA and USC—have landed a recruit in the first week of April. The Trojans were the first, as they landed talented 2019 prospect, De’Gabriel Floyd.

The soon-to-be junior already has a collegiate body, as Floyd stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 220 pounds. The Hawkins (Los Angeles, Calif.) High School prospect is seen as the No. 1 Athlete in the state and projects to be an inside or outside linebacker at the next level.

Now, the other two (Cal and UCLA), both landed a recruit yesterday—April 8. The Bruins landed a massive 3-star offensive lineman in Blake McDonald—he stands 6-foot-5 and weighs nearly 300 pounds. Now, for the Golden Bears, they landed 6-foot-4, 270 pound defensive end Justin Kakala. The Manteca, Calif. native is a stout run-stopper who choose Cal over Pac-12 foe Colorado.

Cal and UCLA weren’t the only Pac-12 schools to land recruits yesterday. The Oregon Ducks and Washington Huskies both picked up commitments, but instead on the defensive side, their’s were on the offensive side.

Oregon landed running back Travis Dye, who is related to current Duck Troy Dye. The younger Dye is an elusive back who possesses great speed. He is also Oregon’s first recruit in the 2018 class.

For Washington, it picked former Oregon commit, tight end Devin Culp. According to Scout, the 6-foot-5, 240 pound Culp is the No. 13 tight end in the 2018 class. Both Dye and Culp committed on Oregon and Washington’s Junior Day.

Expect Pac-12 recruiting to heat up within the next several weeks—extending offers and commits—as spring practice around the country is about to come to a close.


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