Clearing out the notebook this afternoon. …
— Demariay Drew, a safety from Livermore, Calif., who had narrowed his choices to UW and Cal, announced today he will sign with the Bears.
— UDubNation.com, the Rivals.com Washington site, reports that Cedric Dozier is now considering WSU and Cal, the two schools that will let him play receiver. He visited WSU over the weekend. So sounds like UW is out of it for the athlete from Lakes High.
— Some rumors floated Monday that Jordan Payton had committed to UW. But he Tweeted later that they were wrong. The WR has spoken fondly of UW in several reports but apparently will in-home visits with coaches from Cal, UCLA, Oregon and Washington this week, so probably no finality to this one for a little while.
— Greg Biggins of ESPN.com reported that the Huskies will have an in-home visit Thursday with Arik Amstread, the highly-touted tackle from Elk Grove, Calif. He also wrote that Cal appears again to be the team to beat.
—The recruiting experts at Scout.com unveiled their predictions for some of the top uncommitted players today. Two of note — they predict Zach Banner to USC (making that unanimous with the Rivals.com experts) and Payton to UW.
— Kevin Lustgarten of JCFootball.com Tweeted that it appears Nick Montana is transferring to El Camino (Calif.) JC. That’s the same school where Steve Sarkisian played in 1993 and 1994 before transferring to BYU.
—- No real news is in the story, but Rivals.com takes a look at the numerous highly-rated DBs who could be signing with Pac-12 schools next week.
— SI.com has a pretty detailed report of the Senior Bowl practice today, including some praise for both Alameda Ta’amu and Senio Kelemete.
— The National Football Post also praises the play of Ta’amu.
— Matt Miller of NFLDraftScout.com, meanwhile, said Chris Polk had a good day and that the Broncos “love” Polk and that “he’s a legit Top 20 player this year.”