Dec. 15, 2012; Albuquerque, NM, USA; Arizona Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez (right) waits with his team prior to entering the field before the game against the Nevada Wolf Pack in the 2012 New Mexico Bowl at University Stadium. Arizona defeated Nevada 49-48. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Arizona, Washington State and California are the three top teams in the Pac-12 as far as recruiting commitments through the month of June. Arizona is leading all takers with eleven commits, while both WSU and Cal sit at seven, with just 2 days remaining before the end of the month.
It’s certainly debatable all the way around, but according to the Scout rankings for each of the prospects at their respective positions, the top two prize catches from each of those classes are:
- RB Nick Wilson (Fresno, CA)
- WR Cameron Denson (Tucson, AZ)
- S Koa Farmer (Sherman Oaks, CA)
- S Quentin Tartabull (Mission Hills, CA)
- DT Marcus Griffin (Bellevue, WA)
- OLB Greg Hoyd (Murrieta, CA)
There are four teams tied with six commitments at this point in the game and of course by the time all is said and done it will all even out to anywhere from 18-25 for pretty much every school. This basically shows us that Washington State is being very aggressive along with the top schools in the conference in their pursuit of early athletes that they feel can help the program immediately, while several other schools are hanging back and waiting to see how some of these senior seasons begin to pan out before finalizing offers on the table. So far, the strategy is paying off big time!