College Football: Looking Ahead to the Pac-12's 2014 Recruiting Classes

Lisa Horne@LisaHornePac-12 and Big 12 Lead WriterFebruary 21, 2013

USC commit Jordan Poland, photo courtesy of 24/7Sports
USC commit Jordan Poland, photo courtesy of 24/7Sports

We've just survived the end of the 2013 recruiting season, and we're already looking at 2014?

Yep, and there's a reason for it—many schools are getting an early jump on next year's class. The fun never ends.

Texas already has eight commits. Eight! Of course a couple of SEC teams are already in the Top 5 (Florida and Texas A&M) as well as two ACC teams (Florida State and Clemson), but what about the Pac-12?

Which Pac-12 teams are doing a bang-up job for next year's class? Here's a quick rundown of 247 Sports' Class of 2014 composite team rankings. Half of the conference's teams are now on the boards.

Right now, USC has the highest ranked Pac-12 class at No. 14. The Trojans have three offensive tackle commits, and all three are nationally ranked No. 15 or higher by position: Jordan Poland, Casey Tucker and Toa Lobendahn. A big concern is that all three were recruited by assistant coaches who are no longer at USC, James Cregg, Marvin Sanders and Kennedy Polamalu.

Next up is No. 25 Arizona State. The Sun Devils have commitments from 4-star safety Jaleel Wadood and 3-star athlete Michael Farmer. Farmer can play at either the linebacker or running back position. 

Utah is right behind Arizona State at No. 26. 4-star offensive tackle Jackson Barton was a great get for Kyle Whittingham. Utah also secured a commitment from Amone Finau, a 3-star running back. Scout is reporting a third commitment from defensive tackle Allan Havili.

Arizona checks in at No. 30. The Wildcats only have one committed prospect but what a prospect he is. 4-star receiver/corner back Cameron Denson is an Arizona native and had received offers from some very elite schools such as Notre Dame and Oklahoma, but props go to Rich Rodriguez for keeping Denson in his own backyard.

Washington comes in at No. 37. 4-star receiver Rashead Johnson is a great start to the Huskies' class of 2014. Steve Sarkisian stole another one out of the Bruins and Trojans' backyard.

Cal checks in at No. 41. 3-star safety Koa Farmer also received offers from Vanderbilt and Utah. 

Although Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA and Washington State have not yet secured their first commitments, we're still very early in the process. 

For those who are still curious, David Sills, the high school quarterback who committed to USC at age 13, is still committed to USC's class of 2015.