We’re tracking all the current Pac-12 football players’ comings and goings, and noticed we had missed all sorts of high school football commitments, decommitments, top lists and all other news from the top recruits from the 2020-21 recruiting cycle.
So we’re correcting that!
We at Pacific Takes are tracking all the football player stories for the class of 2021 as they pertain to the Pac-12. We’re housing it all right here as your one-stop shop for commitments, decommitments, top 10 listings, and all other news around the future of the Pac-12 conference!
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May 2, 2020
Three-star LB Jaydon Williams commits to Arizona State
Williams, a Dallas native, chose the Sun Devils over Texas, Kansas and SMU. He’s a top linebacker and the 128th-ranked player in the state of Texas, representing a big get for Edwards and Co.
Quaydarius Davis commits to USC
Davis is another great pickup for the Trojans, representing the second player from the state of Texas to make the leap to LA. He’s now the 10th player to commit to USC for the class of 2021 as Clay Helton and Co. are building something special for this class.
April 28, 2020
Three-stars DE Allan Baugh commits to Colorado
Head coach Karl Dorrell’s first commitment had offers from Maryland, UCF and Boston College, choosing the Buffaloes over the rest. He is the second commit to the Buffs this class but first since Dorrell took over.
April 23, 2020
Caden Jumper commits to Washington
On the morning of the 2020 NFL Draft, 3-star tight end Caden Jumper made it official by committing to Washington. This comes just two days after a scholarship offer from the Huskies.
April 21, 2020
3-star DB commits to Stanford
Two days after the Cardinal rescinded a scholarship offer to a cornerback prospect, they received a commitment from Jimmy Wyrick, a three-star CB from Texas for the class of 2021. More, from Rule of Tree, can be found here.
April 19, 2020
Elijah Jeudy spurns Ducks, commits to Georgia
Jeudy was set to commit on July 14 but pushed his commitment date to today. He had Oregon in his final list along with Georgia, Texas A&M, LSU and Tennessee as he ultimately decided to stay with the Dawgs.
Ayden Hector has his scholarship rescinded
The four-star commit was named in a disturbing incident and Stanford has officially rescind his scholarship. For more, head to Rule of Tree.
April 18, 2020
Maximus Gibbs commits to USC
Gibbs is a monster of a man at 6’6, 360 and he made it official by joining USC, long thought of his No. 1 school. Gibbs is the second member of St. John Bosco to commit to the Trojans for the 2021 class, joining LB Ma’a Gaoteote.
April 17, 2020
OT Maximus Gibbs set to commit at 5 pm on Friday
Gibbs is considering multiple Pac-12 schools — stay tuned!
April 12, 2020
Utah receives commit from four-star QB Peter Costelli
Costelli made it official by committing to the Utes over Oregon, Northwestern, Arkansas & Michigan State. He stands 6’3, 192 pounds and was one of the more impressive players at the Elite 11 Los Angeles camp.
April 11, 2020
Arizona State receives commitment from three-star DE
Caleb Banks committed to the Sun Devils. He stands 6’6, 255 pounds, and is a standout in the state of Michigan as he also plays basketball and both offensive and defensive line.
April 10, 2020
Kai Millner commits to Cal
Millner is a three-star QB from the state of Arizona who ranks as the eighth-best prospect in his state. He had multiple Power-5 offers from schools all over but he looks to be the heir-apparent to Chase Garbers in Berkeley.
Four-star DE Elijah Jeudy to announce his decision on July 14
Jeudy is considering the Oregon Ducks among his final list but 247Sports sees Georgia to be the most likely school to receive his services.
April 8, 2020
Three-star QB Finn Collins commits to Arizona State
The Sun Devils got a commitment from three-star QB from Calabasas, California. He was quoted as visiting ASU years ago and that he would like to get back to campus once the coronavirus pandemic has subsided and he can make the trip. He’s likely a player to watch for once Jayden Daniels is gone.
April 5, 2020
Four-star WR Sam M’Bake has Colorado, Arizona State in his top 21
M’Bake, the No. 1 wide receiver in the state of Florida released his top 21 schools including a bevy of universities around the country. Interestingly enough, the only schools represented from the Pac-12 are Colorado and Arizona State, each who have a big-name receiver rumored to go in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft in Laviska Shenault and Brandon Aiyuk.
Arizona State, Washington in the top 17 for 3-star DT Taleeq Robbins
Robbins is a three-star defensive tackle from Philadelphia and he listed his top 17 schools with the caption ‘my recruitment is still open.’ Arizona State and Washington are the only two Pac-12 schools represented in his top 17 for the time being, and it’s not clear whether or not he’ll maintain those top 17 through the process or not.
Denzel Burke, four-star WR, has 5 Pac-12 schools in his top 10
Burke released his top 10 on Twitter, featuring five Pac-12 schools on the graphic. Oregon, Washington, Arizona State, USC and Colorado will battle it out with Ohio State, LSU, Texas, Auburn and Nebraska for the four-star WR’s services.
Three-star RB Brandon Epton Jr. announcing his commitment on May 1
Epton Jr. has Cal and Arizona State in his top-five schools with Purdue, Texas Tech and SMU. While the Mustangs are apparently the favorites, all other schools in his top five are in contention. He’s the 57th-best running back in the country according to 247Sports.
UPDATE: Jaylen Reed will actually make his commitment on April 9.
Reed has USC in his top four schools alongside Georgia, Penn State and Michigan State. It was previously announced just four days ago that he’d be making his college choice on May 10 but has moved it up to April 9 now.
April 4, 2020
Kaidon Salter releases his top 11 list
Salter is a four-star quarterback from Texas and listed his top 11 with Utah and UCLA making the cut among the 11. Salter is the 244th-best prospect overall across the nation and the No. 1-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the state of Texas. His full list of 11 is: Auburn, Tennessee, Baylor, Michigan State, Kansas, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Utah, Ole Miss and UCLA. More on Salter’s top-11 list here.
Aaron Willis planning to make his commitment in early fall
Willis ranked as the No. 68 overall player across the nation for the 2021 class and has Arizona State in his final seven. The Baltimore native has Alabama, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Tennessee and Texas along with the Sun Devils.
Josh Simmons decommits from Oregon
Simmons committed to Oregon back in January but backed off that, opening his recruitment. He recently has offers from Michigan and Penn State among others but said he’s still considering the Ducks. He’s a four-star guard and ranked as the 262nd-best prospect overall in the country according to 247Sports.
April 3, 2020
Four-star athlete Nathaniel Wiggins names Oregon as his No. 1 school
Wiggins is 6’2, 175 pounds and dropped Ohio State, Tennessee, Georgia and Oregon as his top schools. According to Rivals, his highest potential comes at cornerback but could also play wide receiver at the next level.
Collin Oliver names Utah in his top eight
Oliver is a four-star linebacker prospect named his top eight and the Utes made the cut along with Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, TCU, Arkansas, Iowa State, Ole Miss and Nebraska. Oliver is ranked as the No. 367 player overall in 2021.
April 1, 2020
Five-star OT Amarius Mims names Oregon to his top 10
Ten schools made the cut for Mims final top 10 list, and the Ducks were on top (of his graphic). Likely seen as a lock to the SEC, Mims slated the Ducks atop a list that consisted of Tennessee, Auburn, Oklahoma, Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Clemson, Georgia and Florida. He’s the No. 2 overall prospect in the country and the best tackle available for the 2021 class, according to Rivals, and his services would be a huge coup for the Ducks to pull him to Eugene.
Four-star S Jaylen Reed announcing commitment on May 10
Reed has Oregon and USC in his final five that also includes Michigan State, Penn State, Georgia and Minnesota. USC just received a commitment from a safety, likely throwing them out of the final in here, but nevertheless, he’s got the Trojans in there. Reed is 247Sports’ 237th-best prospect for the class.