The Los Angeles stop of the Nike Football Training Camp tour was this weekend, and the turnout was tremendous. Four players earned invites to The Opening, the premier all-star summer event in college football recruiting. They include: quarterback Josh Rosen, receiver Christian Kirk, linebacker John Houston Jr. and defensive end Keisean Lucier-South. All four are national prospects with tons of top offers.
Many of the top players gave video interviews, which we have for you below from 247sports.
Five-star quarterback, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco
Rosen admitted to still waiting for a Stanford offer, but he's not worried about it as he plans to commit on March 20. Asked to list three things he likes about perceived leader UCLA, he cited coach Jim Mora's success, the offense UCLA runs being similar to what he runs in high school, and the great UCLA business school.
Four-star receiver, Las Vegas (NV) Bishop Gorman
Son of Snoop Dogg
Miami recently offered Broadus, and he is still high on Florida State and Baylor. He wants to see Florida State and some schools out East, including Miami, LSU and Notre Dame. He plans to commit on National Signing Day. Most experts still feel strongly that he'll sign with USC, and said that uncommitted QB Josh Rosen (above) is recruiting him strongly for UCLA.
Four-star guard, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco
Robertson says he has received new offers from Arkansas, Washington and Arizona State. The four-star offensive lineman named Notre Dame as his leader, with UCLA and Washington following closely behind. He does plan to visit UCLA this spring, and recently visited USC. He may take a trip to Washington over the summer. He indicated that USC signing such an excellent haul of offensive linemen in the 2014 class pushes them down his list some. He plans to commit before his senior season
Four-star defensive end, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran
Lucier-South checked in at 6'5, 218 and said that he will probably play with his hand in the ground, despite some wanting him to play outside linebacker. Lucier-South says that UCLA and USC are recruiting him the hardest, and out of state, Tennessee is recruiting him hard. Florida, Texas A&M, Ohio State and Ole Miss are considering offering, but have not yet. Lucier-South surprisingly said that he grew up watching Michigan with his dad. Lucier-Smith does not plan to commit until National Signing Day in February.
Stanley "Scrappy" Norman
Four-star athlete, Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra
Oklahoma is Norman's most-recent offer. He has been to Michigan, Arizona State, USC, UCLA. This will be a major recruiting battle between UCLA and USC, but the out-of-state schools cannot be ruled out. He would still like offers from Stanford, Oregon and Michigan State. He may visit Oregon, UCLA, Oklahoma and Washington officially or unofficially.
Four-star safety, San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills
Holiday now has offers from 11 of the 12 Pac-12 schools. He likes the pace and excitement of the Oregon program, and the Ducks are recruiting him at corner. He has visited UCLA and USC. He also wants to see Oklahoma, Oregon, Boise State and others over the summer if he has time.
Five-star receiver, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguro
Kirk has previously visited Texas A&M, USC, UCLA, Ohio State. He is very close with 2014's No. 1 QB, Kyle Allen, who signed with Texas A&M. Kirk wants to see SEC schools, like Florida and Georgia, along with national programs like Oklahoma and Florida State. He will decide on National Signing Day in February, and is a long way from making a decision, it seems.
Four-star guard, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde
Halalilo is very high on UCLA, which is no surprise, as Ardian Klemm, UCLA's top recruiter, is also the offensive line coach for the Bruins. He just came off a UCLA visit and enjoyed learning about the Bruins and the academic side of the University. He wants to visit Washington, who has not offered, and Oklahoma, which has. UCLA and Arizona State stick out the most to Halalilo.