West: Preseason Defensive Emergers

Scout takes a look at which defensive prospects out West we expect to see their recruitments take off with the start of the high school football season...

There are still a handful of prospects we saw during the spring and summer who've only gotten FCS offers or non-AQ offers, but these are prospects we think, with big senior seasons, can add some FBS and BCS offers.

Here are the prospects on the defensive side of the ball we think are poised for a big fall, and such, we think more offers will come their way.

DL: Misi Taifane, Sacramento (Calif.) Grant
DL: Dylan Fischer, Phoenix (Ariz.) Desert Vista
DL: Nick Aumua, Auburn (Wash.) Riverside
DL: Cody Moorhead, Renton (Wash.) Hazen
DL: Langston Ward, Spokane (Wash.) Mead
LB: Denzel Talifero, Duarte (Calif.)
LB: Beau Hershberger, Granite Bay (Calif.)
LB: Kenneth Olugbode, San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine Prep
DB: Trevor Osborne, Phoenix (Ariz.) Northwest Christian
DB: Ryan McKinley, Anthem (Ariz.) Boulder Creek
DB: Mossi Johnson, Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw
DB: Anthony Craft, Monrovia (Calif.)

Click player profiles for schools that have offered.

Brandon Huffman, Greg Biggins, Jason Jewell, Jake Worthen and Kevin Carden contributed to this story

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