Scout Out West: Bothell (Wash.)

Scout takes a look at the top prospects from Bothell from their game against Skyline...

Game Scouted:
Bothell (Wash.) vs. Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline

Scout Out West
Ross Bowers – 6-1/180 - QB – Bothell (Wash.) - 2015
Recruiting: Interest in several Western programs
Scouting Report: Bowers could be the next big thing to come out of the state of Washington from the quarterback ranks, the 2015 prospect starting his first game. He showed why he's got that potential, and also showed why he's still got some room to grow, making some mistakes that were simply because of lack-of-experience. The good was that he came out firing, the first two drives ending in touchdowns for Bothell. He's got plenty of confidence in his throws, feeling like he can make every throw, and a few times, it worked. The downside is, he forced some throws, one a bad interception, and a couple of other near interceptions. But that will improve with experience. He finished with three touchdown passes (on 15-of-33 passing for 224 yards), and showed enough touch on his throws, instead of just trying to unload on every pass. Bowers' father is the defensive backs coach at Bothell, but was on Urban Meyer's staff as an assistant at Bowling Green, while his mother coaches gymnastics at Washington, so he's got some ties to schools and college coaches.  And three years to decide where he'll play in college.
 
Darrin Laufasa – 6-1/228 – MLB – Bothell (Wash.) - 2013
Recruiting: Committed to BYU
Scouting Report: Laufasa is headed to BYU as a linebacker, but if the Cougars ever needed him to the run ball, he certainly could do so, as a short-yardage back (with surprising speed), but its defense where Laufasa looks the most comfortable. In his first game for Bothell (after transferring from Juanita), he showed early on that he'll be a key for their defense, moving well sideline to sideline, and especially chippy in stopping Skyline's run. He got a little banged up in the game, with an undisclosed injury, but he was wincing after running off the field at the half.
 
Jared Berry – 5-7/160 – WR – Bothell (Wash.) - 2013
Recruiting: Interest in several Western programs
Scouting Report: Berry isn't a big kid, he's a smaller slot type at the next level, but he split out wide the whole night for Bothell.  While he's undersized, he plays like he's a lot bigger, showing good quickness off the line and tremendous athleticism (he jumped really well for a couple of high passes that even a taller receiver would have struggled to get).  His quick footwork helped him dust a defensive back for an early touchdown, making a nice cut and ending up wide open.  His size will probably limit his ceiling as a recruit, but he could play at a Big Sky program, who recruits the Northwest pretty aggressively.
Brandon is in his eighth year with FOX Sports NEXT, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the FOX Sports NEXT Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the FOX Sports NEXT network since 2003.
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