Every Wednesday we'll take a trip around the Pac-12 to see how recruiting is panning out. Whose class is shaping up nicely and who has a lot of work left to do? Your weekly recruiting roundup will help answer just that.
Stanford is selected by 4-star DB Sean Barton over Washington and Utah this week. The 6'2", 220-pound linebacker did his homework on what school he would select and felt very comfortable with his final decision. The decision making process for Bartson is quite the accomplishment, considering he had close to 20 offers at one point.
The other 4-star commitment of the week for the Pac-12 came to UCLA from 4-star OL John Lopez. At 6'6", 315 lbs, Lopez will be a strong pass blocker for the Bruins. His size and strength will also be a great asset. All around, UCLA snagged a great pick with Lopez.
The only program to receive more than one commit this week is Utah. Those commits are 3-star WR X'avier Shepherd and WR Andre Lewis. Shepherd is a good pickup for Utah out of Lakewood, Calif., who also had offers from UCLA, Utah, Arizona, Oregon State, Colorado and Fresno State. According to ESPN.com, Shepherd averaged over 15 yards per catch and had six touchdowns.
Lewis, a 6'4", 218-pound receiver out of Diablo Valley, Calif., may not have stars but he'll be a good addition to Utah's receiving corp nonetheless. After his freshman season with Diablo Valley College, Lewis has 32 catches for 411 yards and six touchdowns, according to Deseret News.
Arizona picked up ATH Lee Walker this week. The San Diego prospect committed after a visit to campus before he even left town.
"This whole off-season, I've been building a really good relationship with the coaches," Ross told Scout.com. "I've been checking out online and I like the way it looks. I also have a friend that goes there and I have a friend that just committed there (Mitch Parsons), and he told me it was beautiful out there. And I like that it's a part of the Pac-12."
According to The Press-Enterprise, Menifee Heritage CB Darius Allensworth has decommitted from Arizona. He plans to make a college choice on August 16. He has offers from a total of seven schools. A few of those schools include Colorado, Wisconsin, Washington State and UCLA.
Ed Tandy, a 6'2", 220-pound linebacker/running back from Tustin, Calif. has found himself with three offers from Pac-12 programs—Cal, Colorado and Washington. Where the athlete goes has yet to be determined, but it looks like it will be somewhere in the Pac-12.