West: Top Five OTs

The West's top offensive tackles are led by Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco's Nico Falah...

West: Top Five Offensive Tackles
Location: Bellflower, Calif.
High School: St. John Bosco
Size: 6-5, 270
Recruiting: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Oregon, UCLA, USC
Highlights:
Scouting Report: Falah is an athletic tackle who moves very well. He's a physical player, who finishes his blocks and plays with a mean streak. He has a great frame and will have no problem adding another 25 pounds or so in college. He shows very good lateral mobility and projects as a prototype left tackle at the next level. He benefits playing in a pro style offense and is equally solid as a both a run blocker and pass protector. As he continues to add strength in his upper body, he'll take his game to another level.
 
Location: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Mountain Pointe
Size: 6-5/260
Recruiting: Arizona, Arizona State, Nebraska, Oregon State, UCLA, USC
Highlights:
Scouting Report: Lacy is an intriguing player who has a chance to be very good in college. He's still raw in some areas but has a lot of tools that project well to the next level. He has the kind of frame you can build around, long arms, moves well and finishes his blocks. He plays well in space and does a nice job getting to the second level. He needs to get stronger, as most H.S lineman do, but he's definitely someone worth watching very closely over the next few years.
 
Location: West Linn, Ore.
High School: West Linn
Size: 6-5/285
Recruiting: Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, Washington, Washington State
Highlights:
Scouting Report: Voeller can play guard or tackle in college and has been one of state's best lineman since his sophomore year. He physically manhandles opposing players at the high school level and is a true road grader. He's very strong and does a great job finishing his blocks. He plays through the whistle and has improved his overall athleticism tremendously in the last year and a half. Whether he plays guard or tackle in college will be determined by how his overall quickness continues to improve.
 
Location: Santa Margarita, Calif.
High School: Santa Margarita
Size: 6-7/310
Recruiting: Arizona State, Auburn, California, Duke, Oregon, UCLA, USC, Washington
Highlights:
Scouting Report: Bunte might have been the tallest guard in the country last year, at any level. He played on a loaded team as a junior but will move to his more natural position of tackle this fall. Despite his height, Bunte did a great job at guard playing low and showing his athleticism. He moves very well in space and has above average athleticism. His long arms and great lateral mobility are prototype for a future tackle and it will be exciting to see Bunte develop over the coming season.
Location: Fallbrook, Calif.
High School: Fallbrook
Size: 6-6/265
Recruiting: Colorado, Navy, San Diego State, UCLA, Washington State
Highlights:
Scouting Report: Dowling isn't getting a lot of national hype right now but when you watch his tape, it's tough to understand why. He's one of the most athletic tackles in the region and does as good a job at getting in to the second level as anyone. He has a great frame, very solid, not sloppy and shows the toughness needed to excel at the next level. He plays through the whistle and once he engages his man, the play is over.
 

The Next Five: J.D. Hinnant (Fountain Valley, Calif.), Riley Sorenson (Santa Margarita, Calif.), Aaron Cochran (Atwater Buhach Colony, Calif.), Dan Skipper (Arvada Ralston Valley, Colo), Max Rich (Portland Jesuit, Ore.)

 


National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins), National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman), Southwest Recruiting Analyst Jason Jewell (@jason247scout) and Northwest Recruiting Analyst Jake Worthen (@JakeWorthen) contributed to these rankings.
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