Wednesday, February 2, 2011

National Signing Day 2011: Oregon State, Oregon, USC Start the Day Early

With it still fairly early in the morning for the teams of the Pac-12, fans are rubbing their eyes and seeing that their teams are making some noise on National Signing Day before lunch. 

Jacob Fisher started off the day early for Oregon.  The four-star offensive linemen visited Eugene last weekend and Chip Kelly apparently made a lasting impressions.  Fisher was a tight end at Traverse City West Senior High but is quickly turning into a decent tackle. He has been touted for his size and flexibility and once he truly learns the position, should make a huge impact on the Ducks O-Line.

USC landed several recruits before the sun touched the west coast.  The Trojans orchestrated a mini-surprise, pulling linebacker Lamar Dawson (video above) from the grasps of Tennessee and Kentucky.  Dawson has excellent size and plays with a great deal of aggressiveness.  Although he has had troubles in pass protection, his good lateral range and ability to change direction should get him out of most holes.

Also signing with the Trojans this morning were four-star offensive guard Aundrey Walker and four-star athlete Javorius Allen.
Oregon State got into the mix, as well, this morning, receiving a commit from junior college defensive end, Rudolf Fifita.