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Pac-12 Football Recruiting Power Rankings - May 19 update

The Ducks are hot... watch out USC

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The Oregon Ducks have received a big commitment in tackle prospect Jonah Miller from Arizona. He’s quite literally a big commitment at 6’8, 285 pounds and gives the Ducks another chunk into the USC Trojans lead.

That being said, after a weekend flurry of recruiting commitments, here’s the updated Pac-12 football recruiting power rankings from our friends at 247Sports:

1. USC Trojans

Previous ranking: No. 1

The Trojans picked up another commitment this weekend with 3-star DE Colin Mobley pledging his allegiance. They now have a dozen commitments for this class and rank No. 1 in the conference by some margin and No. 5 nationally.

2. Oregon Ducks

Previous ranking: No. 2

Oregon’s latest pickup in Miller gives them eight total for the class, and cracks the top 20 nationally at No. 16 overall. They’ve focused heavily on offense through the early stages and have commitments from six offensive players to date.

3. California Golden Bears

Previous ranking: No. 3

Standing pat at No. 3 and with seven commitments is Justin Wilcox and Co. They’re in the top five for a few big-name players but will need some of them to pull the trigger to hold on to a top-three spot as they have seen a commitment since April 23.

4. Washington Huskies

Previous ranking: No. 4

After Sam Huard got his fifth star added, the Huskies cracked the top 50 nationally in terms of overall ranking. They sit right there at No. 50 right now, like Cal, having not seen a new commitment all month.

5. Arizona State Sun Devils

Previous ranking: No. 5

With four commits to date, their four three-star recruits are still solid enough to hold off the rest of the lower tier on here as their combination of two defensive ends and an outside linebacker have them poised to reload a strong defense.

6. UCLA Bruins

Previous ranking: No. 7

The Bruins got their first four-star recruit to commit this past weekend, having 4-star athlete Devin Kirkwood join the party. It boosts the Bruins up a spot and gives them three commits for the class so far. Kirkwood is an all-around solid defensive back with high upside.

7. Oregon State Beavers

Previous ranking: No. 8

Pro-style quarterback Sam Vidlak and ILB Easton Mascarenes joined the Beavers class for 2021 and bumped Oregon State up a spot. Vidlak is the state of Oregon’s 7th-best player and 61st-ranked pro-style QB while Mascarenas is the 17th-ranked inside linebacker. Big gets for coach Jonathan Smith and his staff.

8. Washington State Cougars

Previous ranking: No. 10

The Cougs added Brock Dieu, a three-star guard prospect out of Arizona who ranks as the 13th-best player in his state. That now gives them three commits total and two of which have been on the offensive line. Coach Nick Rolovich clearly has his priorities.

9. Stanford Cardinal

Previous ranking: No. 6

The Cardinal fall three spots because head coach David Shaw has not received a commitment since mid-April, though they do rank highly on several players boards. Typically, however, the Cardinal are late-bloomers due to Shaw’s no-early-enrollee stance.

10. Arizona Wildcats

Previous ranking: No. 9

They’ve received their first two pledges this month in OLB Jackson Bailey and OLB Kolbe Cage but have done very little else in terms of the recruiting landscape. The Wildcats are going to need to do more to get out of the double-digits on these rankings soon.

11. Utah Utes

Previous ranking: No. 11

Peter Costelli ranks as their only commit so far as Tevita Fotu is returning to the program as well. Costelli, though, is a four-star dual-threat QB and ranks as the eighth-best at his position. They’ll need to replenish a depleted defense soon.

12. Colorado Buffaloes

Previous ranking: No. 12

Head coach Karl Dorrell got his first commitment late last month and it seems like this class will be highly dependent on Dorrell getting out to recruits as soon as he can. It’s still up for grabs, but they can absolutely overtake Utah and not finish on the bottom with a strong surge after the coronavirus pandemic’s shutdown is lifted.