Scout Out West: Norco (Calif.)

A look at prospects from the Inland Empire powerhouse, including Stanford commit Kelsey Young, 2011 lineman Brent Walker and 2012 prospect Scott Starr...

Scout Out West Report: Norco
Brent Walker– Offensive Line – Norco (Ca) - 2011
Scout's Take: The first thing you notice about Walker is his nasty streak.  He's a quiet guy off the field, but on the field, he has a fiery streak that he plays with.  Walker is decent in pass protection, and could serve to improve there, as he's a little slow out of his stance.  Where he excels, though, is in the running game.  He does a good job with his drive blocking and gets to the second level quickly, with a full head of steam.  On a few runs, he was up field just behind the running back.  Still a little raw, but his upside is high.

Recruiting: UCLA and Arizona State lead for Walker
Kelsey Young – Running Back - Norco (Ca) - 2011
Scout's Take: Young runs considerably bigger than his listed height and weight. He's got a natural body lean in his running style that gives him good leverage and pad level when making contact with a defender, and usually putting the would-be tackler on his back. Young has outstanding balance and with his lean almost always looks like he's falling forward, but is somehow able to keep his feet under him. A good blend of power and speed.

Recruiting: Committed to Stanford
Scott Starr – Outside Linebacker - Norco (ca) - 2012
Scout's Take: Starr has ideal outside linebacker size, he could put his hand down if needed, and looks well-suited for a 3-4 defense.  Starr has tremendous strength and aggressiveness and is an exceptional tackler and pass-rusher.  Needs to become a little more flexible and fluid.

Recruiting: Top schools include UCLA, USC, Oregon, Stanford and Arizona State
Joseph Ajeigbe - Running Back - Norco (CA) - 2013
Scout's Take: Ajeigbe isn't the biggest back, but he runs with a good deal of power, not unlike many other Norco backs, who use their power and leverage to churn out yards.  Ajeigbe said his favorite player is Maurice Jones-Drew and he runs similarly, with explosiveness when he needs to, but with the desire to lower his shoulder and take on a defender.

Recruiting: Interest from several schools, including UCLA and USC.
Greg Henderson - Defensive Back - Norco (CA) - 2011
Scout's Take: Henderson is a smidge undersized, but he's got a good nose for the ball, plays the ball well and will come up and hit you.  He's good in run support and strong in pass defense.  Good, smooth backpedal and sees the field well.

Recruiting: Interest from several schools
Brandon is in his sixth year with, currently as the West Regional Manager. Prior to joining Scout, he spent three years as an o-line and tight ends coach in the high school ranks.
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