The Pac-12 conference was all but officially shut out of the national championship discussion this weekend, but that won't dampen the spirits of the program that caused the dismissal -- Arizona -- or the one that will benefit most from it -- Arizona State.
about 1365 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
Arizona State and Oregon added to top-40 classes earlier this week, as the Sun Devils grabbed another ESPN 300 prospect and the Ducks flexed their muscles in Texas. USC softened its policy against in-season visitors, while UCLA will look to take advantage of hosting a committed visitor of its own this weekend.
about 1389 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
This week's list offers a look through the Pac-12 at the potential best-case and worst-case scenarios that the 2014 recruiting cycle could bring for various programs. While a few of the best-case scenarios might be close to within reach for some programs, many of the worst-case scenarios would take a special brand of bad luck.
about 1413 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
The Pac-12 is the only conference in the country with so many natural rivalries, as Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington are split in half -- or quarters in California's case -- when home state teams take the field.
about 1420 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
Arizona's haul of 24 verbal commitments is nine more than any other Pac-12 team, while only one BCS program has fewer than USC's seven -- Minnesota, with six. Oregon, UCLA, Utah and Washington have all yet to reach double digits.
about 1441 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
While all recruits have the same opportunity to make an impact after signing day, that's not always the case in the days and months leading up to it. Some verbal commitments are bigger than others, whether it's from a top target on the board, a nationally prominent standout who can shine a spotlight on the program or a local legend that continues a pipeline.
about 1462 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
Arizona recruits have not been all that kind to the in-state schools over the past few seasons. In fact, of the 30 combined top-10 recruits from the past three recruiting classes in Arizona, only eight have signed with Arizona or Arizona State out of high school.
about 1489 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail
Four-star running back Jonathan Haden (Washington/Friendship Collegiate) pledged to sign with Arizona, he confirmed in a text message. Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Ohio, Ohio State, Old Dominion, Syracuse, Tennessee, Toledo and West Virginia were his other scholarship offers.
about 1548 days ago | Dave Hooker | On The Trail: East Region
The initial ESPN 150 for the Class of 2014 was released Thursday, and 19 West region prospects are included. California is home to 11 recruits, while Arizona supplied four, Utah had two and Nevada and Washington produced one each.
about 1585 days ago | Erik McKinney | NCF On The Trail