2014 Pac-12 Commitments Who Could Decommit Before National Signing Day
The Pac-12 is enjoying another solid season, as many of its teams are in the hunt to reach a bowl game. However, recruiting is not going great on the West Coast.
Not many elite recruits are committed to play in the Pac-12, plus several who are pledged could have a change of heart. This figures to be a wild recruiting finish in the wild west.
A pair of defensive backs who committed to the same program may both be on their way out. A receiver in Los Angeles could switch his commitment to another school in the same city, plus a receiver may be thinking of playing in South Bend.
Jordan Lasley, WR
Committed to: UCLA
A 3-star recruit, Jordan Lasley committed to UCLA in June. At 6'1" and 185 pounds, he is a quicker-than-fast athlete who has solid ball skills.
The Bruins would love to have Lasley in Westwood, but he may be thinking about switching sides. Lasley is a childhood USC fan, according to Greg Biggins of Scout.com (subscription required). The Trojans recently extended an offer to Lasley, as he now has a lot to think about.
It would not be shocking to see Lasley sign with USC, as the chance to play for the team he grew up rooting for may be too great of an opportunity to pass on.
Koa Farmer, S/ATH
Committed to: California
At 6'1" and 200 pounds, Koa Farmer is an underrated 3-star recruit who can play both safety spots. He has good ball skills and range to roam around, but he also can play effectively in the box.
Farmer is pledged to Cal, but the Bears may never get him permanently on campus. USC, Washington and Vanderbilt are just a few schools to name that are still pursuing Farmer, per Greg Biggins of Scout.com.
Cal is going to have to do all it can to hang on to Farmer, or he could be gone before National Signing Day.
Erik Brown, WR
Committed to: Washington
Erik Brown is a 6'1", 170-pound receiver with great quickness off the line. He explodes upfield when releasing, plus he can take away cushion in a hurry.
Brown, who is from California, has above-average separation quickness. He adjusts well to different throws, plus he has good hands. He is committed to Washington, but the Huskies are in for a fight.
Malik Dorton, DE
Committed to: USC
Uncertainty continues to linger around USC, which means its recruiting class is not on solid ground. Malik Dorton, a 4-star defensive end, is one of the best players in the Trojans' class.
Yet, he is only listed as a "soft" commitment by Scout.com, which means his pledge is not strong. Dorton, who is 6'3" and 235 pounds, has good strength to set the edge at the point of attack. Oklahoma, Arizona State and Nebraska are mentioned in a report by Greg Biggins of Scout.com.
The Trojans will face some serious competition to keep Dorton committed.
Jaleel Wadood, DB
Committed to: California
With his impressive range, Jaleel Wadood is a solid safety prospect who is 5'11" and 170 pounds. The Cal commit is a 4-star defensive back who could help the Bears defense immediately next season.
However, Wadood doesn't appear to have closed his recruitment. The talented safety has taken visits to schools such as UCLA, USC, Utah and Oregon State since he pledged to Cal in July, per 247Sports.
It would be a mild upset if Wadood stuck with his commitment to Cal.
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Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.