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Which recruit should each Pac-12 program be most excited about?

Lots of thrilling young talent entering the conference.

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Which commit should excite each Pac-12 school the most going into Signing Day?


Getting an athlete like Khalil Tate to be Arizona's quarterback of the future was huge for Rich Rodriguez. Anu Solomon is nice, but Tate provides elite athleticism and can be a headache for Pac-12 defensive coordinators to stop.

Arizona State

The Sun Devils had a pretty solid offense in 2015, but it lacked the explosiveness necessary to be a top tier unit. Enter N'Keal Harry, who is looking like the best ASU wide receiver prospect in a long time.


Cal is graduating the majority of their wideouts, and the Bears offense depends heavily on the pass attack. Enter Melquise Stovall who could be the most dynamic playmaker Cal has had in quite some time.


Colorado doesn't have a great looking class. The Buffs do have a potential quarterback they like. Could Sam Noyer be the new hope for the Buffs?


Hey all. Did you see the Ducks defense last year? It wasn't so great. Nabbing a defensive end who has a motor in Bryson Young will be critical to getting Oregon back to passable on that end.

Oregon State

Gary Andersen wants to build an elite defense in Corvallis, so he'll need elite talent. Landing a safety like Shurod Thompson to help improve the pass defense is a step in the right direction.


Outside linebacker Curtis Robinson is a much needed commitment for the Cardinal, who will be reloading defensively in many critical spots. Robinson upgrades a Stanford defense that was solid but not as spectacular as its predecessors.


The Bruins are losing a bunch of solid wideouts to the draft, so it's imperative UCLA finds new receiving options for Josh Rosen. Enter Theo Howard, who has the potential to be a number one option at WR in the new-look Rosen offense.


Defensive end Oluwule Betiku is going to be another one of those sterling Trojan defensive ends that figures to terrify the Pac-12 with his ability to rush the passer.


The Utes have competed in the Pac-12 by loading up on defensive talent, and Leki Fotu could be another such prospect in that tradition. The physical defensive end is going to be one of those terrors that Pac-12 offenses have to worry about.


The Huskies will sport a nasty defense the next two years. It only gets nastier with a cornerback like Byron Murphy joining the ranks, who can press for starting time quickly. Murphy is a lockdown three to four year cover corner.

Washington State

The Cougars need to keep improving their defense to complement their offense, and a JUCO immediate impact playerlike linebacker Chima Onyeukwu could be what the Cougars need.

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