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The big 3 RBs of the 2017 NFL draft (0:57)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern expects transfer wide receiver Jalen Brown to report the day after he graduates from Oregon. He will start summer school immediately. Northwestern recruited Brown in high school and Brown reached out to the coaches after Oregon's coaching change.

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4dErik McKinney

Top-ranked OLB Gaoteote commits to Trojans

USC landed one of the most coveted linebacker prospects in the nation on Sunday in Palaie Gaoteote, who held offers from a who's who of college football royalty, including Alabama and Ohio State.

Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer 

USC landed a massive commitment on Sunday as linebacker Palaie Gaoteote announced his pledge to the Trojans. Gaoteote is the nation's No. 1 outside linebacker and No. 41 overall prospect, and held offers from Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, UCLA and others. Ohio State was firmly in the mix as Gaoteote attends Las Vegas Bishop Gorman, which just produced Buckeyes signees Tate Martell and Haskell Garrett. But USC was able to continue adding to its stellar 2018 class, as Gaoteote gives the Trojans their sixth ESPN 300 prospect and third ESPN 300 linebacker. USC now holds commitment from two of the top five and four of the top 12 prospects in the West region.

Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer 

Following the Under Armour camp in Los Angeles, wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown and defensive back Steve Stephens were invited to the Under Armour All-America Game. Quarterback J.T. Daniels and defensive back and UCLA commit Chris Steele were invited to the Under Armour Future 50. Athlete Braden Lenzy and cornerback Olaijah Griffin (pictured)won the illSPEED challenge.

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Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer 

Cornerback Isaac Taylor-Stuart owns one of the most impressive offer lists in California, with Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon, Penn State, UCLA, USC and other chasing. The nation's No. 108 overall prospect mentioned USC and Washington as two of the schools standing out early.

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Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer 

Cornerback Olaijah Griffin is the nation's No. 130 overall prospect with offers from Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon, Texas A&M, UCLA and USC. The Trojans could be tough to beat for Griffin, whose father is rapper Warren G.

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Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 300 offensive tackle Penei Sewell is part of another talented group of prospects in Utah this year. Sewell took an unofficial visit to USC this weekend and also holds offers from Florida, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, UCLA and others.

Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer 

At the Los Angeles Under Armour Camp, ESPN 300 prospect Adrian Jackson is going through warmups. Jackson holds offers from Nebraska, Ohio State, Oregon, USC, Washington and others, as Colorado hopes to keep the top-ranked player in the state at home.

Ted Miller ESPN Senior Writer 

Here's a statement from Washington football coach Chris Petersen on Huskies WR coach Bush Hamdan taking a job with the Atlanta Falcons: "Bush Hamdan has been an outstanding member of the Washington Football Program these last two years. In his time at Washington, Bush elevated the wide receivers group to new heights and was a key contributor to our success. I thank him for all his hard work and contributions to our program. We wish Bush nothing but the best as he takes this next step in his career."

Ted Miller ESPN Senior Writer 

Stanford announced the hiring of Ron Gould as its running backs coach Thursday. Gould spent the past four seasons as head coach at UC Davis after a 16-year tenure on Cal's coaching staff. In his career, Gould has coached C.J. Anderson, Shane Vereen and Marshawn Lynch, Jahvid Best and J.J. Arrington, among others.

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The biggest QB battles in college football

Quarterback competitions are a rite of spring, and some of the nation's top programs are searching for starters. Here's an early look at the best battles and who could be starting in the fall.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona State coach Todd Graham announced some coaching changes today. Rob Sale has been hired as the offensive coach. Rob Lickens was promoted to co-offensive coordinator, Michael Slater was hired as defensive line coach and running backs coach John Simon was promoted to assistant head coach.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State has two players that were invited to the NFL combine: safety Shalom Luani and wide receiver Gabe Marks.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington will have a strong contingent in Indianapolis for the NFL combine: S Budda Baker, TE Darrell Daniels, CB Sidney Jones, CB Kevin Jing, OLB JoJo Mathis, DT Elijah Qualls and WR John Ross. Only Utah and USC will have more players there from the Pac-12.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

With eight players invited to the NFL combine, Utah is tied with USC for the most from the Pac-12. Here are the Utes that will be going: DB Brian Allen, OG Isaac Asiata, OT Garett Bolles, C J.J. Dielman, DL Pita Taumoepenu, OT Sam Tevi, RB Joe Williams and S Marcus Williams.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Christian McCaffrey and DE Solomon Thomas will get plenty of attention at the NFL combine. Stanford will also be represented in Indianapolis by WR Michael Rector and K Conrod Ukropina.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon State will send three players to the NFL combine: WR Victor Bolden, CB Treston Decoud and OG Sean Harlow.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Colorado had four players invited to the NFL combine: QB Sefo Liufao, S Tedric Thompson, CB Chidobe Awuzie and CB Ahkello Witherspoon. The surprise here is that DE/OLB Jimmie Gilbert, a first-team All-Pac-12 selection, was not one of the players invited.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon will be represented at the NFL combine by just one player: tight end Pharaoh Brown. It's not really a surprise that he's the only one, but it is another indicator of what kind of talent the Ducks had this past season.