- Erik McKinney, ESPN Staff Writer
While all recruits have the same opportunity to make an impact after signing day, that’s not always the case in the days and months leading up to it. Some verbal commitments are bigger than others, whether it’s from a top target on the board, a nationally prominent standout who can shine a spotlight on the program or a local legend that continues a pipeline.
This week, we take a look through the Pac-12 at the most important verbal commitments in each class.
ATH Cameron Denson (Tucson, Ariz./Salpointe Catholic)
ESPN 300 rank: 147
Denson hits every requirement for this list. He was the first commitment in Arizona’s 2014 class, the top-rated player in the class and a local standout that Rich Rodriguez had to have if he was going to build momentum for 2014.