UA Game: West Recruiting Notes

Isaac Savaiinaea

A look at some of the latest news and notes from the West at the UnderArmour All-America Game...

Mission Viejo (Calif.) four-star Max Redfield will announce his decision on Friday night, and the elite prospect is ready to make a decision.

"I can't wait till Friday," said Redfield.  "I've been looking forward to it for a while and can't wait to end this."

Redfield will choose between Notre Dame and USC, the latter where he was committed for some time before opening things up in mid-Fall.


Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou linebacker Isaac Savaiinaea was originally planning to announce on Friday, but he's pushed his announcement back.

"I think I'm going to wait until closer to Signing Day," said Savaiinaea.

Savaiianaea, though, said it's still down to Texas A&M and UCLA.


Corona (Calif.) Centennial offensive lineman Cameron Hunt will take official visits the next three weekends.

"I'm going to Michigan on the 11th, Oregon on the 18th and Cal the 26th," said Hunt of his January trips.

And another visit could happen for the California verbal.

"I may visit Ohio State that last weekend before Signing Day," said Hunt.


West Linn (Ore.) offensive tackle Evan Voeller is one of two Oregon commits in the game, and he's been a commit since the spring, and there is no wavering for the four-star.

"I'm 100% to Oregon," said Voeller.  "I chose them not based on the coaches but based on the school."


Joining Voeller in Eugene will be DeSoto (Texas) four-star running back Dontre Wilson.

"Voeller, that's my teammate, I sit beside him on the bus and we talk and get to know each other," said Wilson.

The two plan to watch the Fiesta Bowl on Thursday night together, and Wilson spoke with Oregon coaches about the game.

"My birthday is the day of the Fiesta Bowl and I told the coaches they have to win one for my birthday," said Wilson.


Stockton (Calif.) Lincoln quarterback Zack Greenlee said he's excited about the offense he'll get to play in at Fresno State, and the year getting to learn from returning senior Derek Carr.

"It's definitely an advantage with Carr coming back and while it would be cool to play as a true freshman, it would be cool to sit back and learn everything from him and work and try and get to that second spot.


St. Petersburg (Fla.) punter Sean Covington committed to UCLA not long after his official visit to Los Angeles in mid-October.

"I thought I always wanted to go to California or Hawaii for college, but California seemed like the best fit for me," said Covington.

The left-footed punter will replace another former UnderArmour All-American, Jeff Locke, next season.

"It looks like I'll be starting my freshman year instead of redshirting and getting a chance to play as a true frosh," said Covington.


Waianae (Hawaii) defensive tackle Kennedy Tulimasealii is one of two players from the Aloha State playing in the game, and the first Hawaii commit selected.

"I talked to (Hawaii head coach) Coach (Norm) Chow and he said come out and do what you do best," said Tulimasealii.

Despite having Pac-12 offers, Tulimasealii is all Warrior.

"I'm solid to Hawaii," said Tulimasealii.  "I was looking to go take some visits, but my heart is with Hawaii."


Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde receiver Demorea Stringfellow has remained solid to Washington, despite a big push by a number of schools.

"LSU is trying to get me out for an official visit and USC and Arizona State are trying with me.  I've talked a little with Ohio State too," said Stringfellow.  "But I'm all Husky."

Stringfellow, who was nursing a lower leg injury, but weathered through it on Tuesday, said the departure of Jimmie Dougherty as receivers coach to San Jose State, has no bearing on his recruitment.

"Coach Dougherty was a great recruiter and he recruited me well, but him leaving doesn't affect me," said Stringfellow.

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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