The nation's top safety, Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta's Su'a Cravens, leads the preseason list of the West's top safeties...
West: Preseason Top Ten Safeties
Committed to USC
Cravens is not just the top safety in the West, he's the top overall prospect in the region as well. He would also be the top linebacker in the region and would rank among the top receivers in the area as well. The USC commit plays primarily linebacker in H.S and is a explosive hitter who closes on an opposing ball carrier faster than anyone in the West. He showed at several summer 7 on 7 tournaments that he'll have no problem making the move to safety in college as he can cover a ton of ground, has great football instincts and his ball skills are unrivaled. Cravens is just an incredible all around athlete, a top 10 player nationally and one of the most versatile players the Golden State has produced.
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Goodman exploded this past spring/summer and raised his
stock more than any other defensive back. He could be the most complete safety
on this list as he's both an explosive hitter and punishing hitter and has
excellent range and balls skills as well. He has a great frame that will be able
to hold more weight, runs very well and is a sure tackler. He breaks down very
well, runs right through opposing ball carriers and doesn't miss tackles. He
covers a ton of ground in the secondary and it's tough to find any real weakness
in Goodman's game. He's not a great one on one cover man right now but he's
still better than most and he should improve in this area with more experience.
USC, UCLA, Washington and LSU could be the schools to beat.
Mission Viejo, Calif.
Committed to USC
Redfield might be the best all around athlete in this group and will be an ideal safety complement to Sua Cravens at USC. He doubles as a wide receiver and could definitely play on the offensive side of the ball in college but was recruited to play safety. Redfield's best asset is the range he covers and the amount of plays he makes in the secondary. He's always around the football and his explosive leaping ability allows him to make a ton of plays in the red zone on both sides of the ball. He's not as physical as he'll need to be in college, but he has a great frame and as he fills out and adds strength, that won't be an issue.