June is now the busiest month on the recruiting calendar and rivals the weeks leading up to signing day in December. There were 99 commitments for the Class of 2024 in the Pac-12 alone last month and today we continue our week-long series looking at the winners and losers of each Power Five conference. We go to the Pac-12.
WINNERS: Stanford, USC, Washington
Perhaps no team in all of college football had a better — or busier — June than Stanford as the Cardinal landed a stunning 23 engagements during the month, including a four-star rookie roster. Four-Star Quarterback Elijah Brown and DE four stars Dylan Stephenson are the two biggest then LB Naki TuakoiOL Kai GreerOL Justin TauanuuRB Chris Davis Jr. and WR Emmet Mosley were some other big additions for the freshman coach Troy Taylor in a daredevil month.
Fourteen of the 17 commits for USC came in June as the Trojans were also loading. USC has done a great job locally with four stars Ryan Pellum, Marcelle Williams, Dakoda Fields and others, then went to Florida for four stars Jason Zandamela And Jarvis Boatwright with Texas, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and other localities.
After making only one commit at the end of June, Washington loaded very quickly. From June 24-30, the Huskies added 11 promises led by WR jason robinsonKG Khmori houseWR Peyton Waters and of Dominique Kirk like the four stars. Washington went from barely having a recruiting class to a week later being one of the best in the Pac-12.
LOSERS: Oregon, UCLA, Utah
Oregon has the top-ranked class in the Pac-12, so the Ducks aren’t having a hard time recruiting at all, but they haven’t added many plays in the all-important month of June. Only three prospects engaged during the month in Devin Brooks, Jack Resler And Kingston Lopanone of them have four stars yet.
UCLA is going to recruit in his own way and it is starting to show signs of success under coach Kelly Chip. But it wasn’t a very busy month for the Bruins, who only picked up three promises at the ATH Blake TabaracciOL Jensen Somerville and AND Robert Bookerwho went from Wisconsinsince they only have nine commitments in total.
The start was very slow for Utah this recruiting cycle and June did not get things started. With just five total commitments for the Pac-12 champions, the Utes only got one commitment last month in three-star RB Hunter Andrews.
MAINTAINED: State of Arizona, Arizona, Colorado, State of Washington, California, State of Oregon
Both Arizona (13 commitments) and Arizona State (eight) had a very busy month, but neither the Wildcats nor the Sun Devils landed four stars. Colorado only had four engagements but got two four-star prospects in WR Zycarl Lewis and top-70 DE Brandon Davis Swainwho had already been engaged at Notre-Dame.