West Recruiting Notebook

Kamalei Correa

A look at the latest news and notes from out West in this week's notebook...

Breakup in Boulder

For the second straight week, a Pac-12 coach was fired.

But this time, it came as somewhat of a surprise.

Colorado fired Jon Embree after just two seasons in Boulder, although they were two of the worst seasons in Buff history, a combined 4-20 in the two years.

So far, Colorado commits are taking a wait and see approach.

Covina (Calif.) Charter Oak receiver Bryce Bobo will definitely watch what happens with the Buffs.

"Well, it doesn't really change how I feel about Colorado," said Bobo. "I'm still committed.  I'm going to just wait and see who they pull in as the head coach and determine my place from there."

Orange (Calif.) Lutheran offensive lineman Colin Sutton was disappointed to see Embree be fired.

"It pains me to see Coach Embree go," said Sutton. "He was a man of great character.  I am still committed to Colorado.  I hope the new coach sees what a great player and person I am. No matter what, I'm a Buff."

The Buffs have 14 commitments in the class of 2013, 10 of them from the West..

  • Auburn (Calif.) Placer five-star defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes, a USC commit, visited UCLA over the weekend and he'll visit Cal officially on December 7th, and plans to visit LSU and Washington in December.  He'll visit USC in mid-January.


  • Wilsonville (Ore.) receiver Tanner Shipley recommitted to BYU.
  • Waianae (Hawaii) defensive tackle Kennedy Tulimasealii committed to Hawaii.
  • Redlands (Calif.) quarterback Jimmy Walker committed to Stony Brook.
  • Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis defensive tackle Kamalei Correa committed to Boise State.

  • Oakley (Calif.) Freedom 2014 running back Joe Mixon was offered by Arizona State.
  • Upland (Calif.) quarterback Nate Romine was offered by Air Force.
  • Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe offensive lineman Kenny Lacy, a UCLA commit, was offered by Michigan.
  • Scottsdale (Ariz.) Desert Mountain 2014 receiver Mark Andrews was offered by Notre Dame.

    Brandon is in his eighth year with Scout.com, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout.com Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout.com network since 2003.
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