There has been a flurry of commitments out West in the last 24 hours. Arizona State, Oregon State and San Diego State all picked up new members for their 2012 recruiting class.
The Sun Devils landed offensive lineman Dylan La Frenz (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Los Osos), who committed to ASU over an offer from Arizona. The three-star prospect took an unofficial visit to Tempe in the spring and the Sun Devils have been a solid leader for the past few months.
La Frenz plays tackle for Los Osos but was recruited to play guard for the Sun Devils. He’ll likely take his official visit to Tempe in November.
Oregon State landed a commitment from linebacker Caleb Saulo (Kent, Wash./Kentlake). Saulo held offers from Army and Portland State but when Beaver coach Mike Riley called Wednesday night with an offer, he jumped on it immediately.
As a junior, Saulo earned all-league honors at both linebacker and quarterback but was recruited to play on defense by the Beavers.
San Diego State picked up a commitment from safety Kendrick Mathis (Ventura, Calif./Buena). Mathis chose the Aztecs over offers from Fresno State, Hawaii and Washington State. He was also hearing from Boise State, Cal, New Mexico State, Oregon and UCLA.
Mathis, who’s uncle was former UCLA All-American safety Eric Turner, said he’ll still likely take official visits to each of the schools who have offered him. Mathis has already visited the Aztecs and camped with them over the summer, where he earned a scholarship.