Scout Out West: Foothill HS (Calif.)

Scout takes a look at the top prospects from Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill from their game against Concord (Calif.) De La Salle...

Game Scouted:
Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill vs. Concord (Calif.) De La Salle

Scout Out West
Ray Hudson – 6-3/215 - TE – Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill - 2013

Recruiting: Committed to Cal
My Take: Hudson was the do-it-all guy for Foothill, playing receiver, free safety, punter and punt returner. Hudson, who's committed to Cal to play tight end, was really the bright spot for the Falcons, with around nine catches for 100 yards, while also being targeted at least another 7-8 times. He's got very soft hands and is a very good route runner, with decent speed (he's more of an inside receiver/tight end in college rather than a true receiver), but is also physical and catch the ball well in traffic.

Jamirr Holland – 5-11/185 – OLB – Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill - 2014

Recruiting: Interest in Western schools
My Take: Holland is an early entry in the Scout 300 for 2014, and watching him in person, you see a cornerback with tremendous skills already.  Holland has some of the best footwork we've seen from a corner in his class, great backpedal quickness and smooth hips.  De La Salle didn't throw a ton, so he wasn't tested really, but watching him run with the receivers, he was stride for stride.  He also did a great job of jamming his receiver at the line of scrimmage, and basically rendering him useless in the plays.

Kyle Kearns – 6-2/185 – QB – Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill - 2015

Recruiting: Interest in Western schools
My Take: Kearns is one of a young, talented crop of passers in the West in the 2015 class.  He's got good height already, but is still a little on the slight side, yet has three years to add the weight. He's got a nice release, and pretty good touch on his throws and good mobility. Like a lot of young passers, he has a tendency to lock on his receivers, and not go through his progressions- focusing on his main guy (in this case Hudson), a little too much.  That should improve as he matures, especially being in his first year as a varsity starter.  But he's got the tools to be a solid D-I prospect.

Griffith Gates – 6-3/228 – OLB – Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill - 2013

Recruiting: Offers from FCS schools
My Take: Gates is a throwback football player, a big guy who was a short yardage back and looks like he could play any of the linebacker spots, or bulk up and play with his hand down. He's a tough, blue collar player, with a real physical nature to his game and above-average athleticism.  He had a nice touchdown run where he danced around and got into the end zone, avoiding tacklers behind the line of scrimmage, after plowing through the initial contact.  He's a guy we could see several FBS schools giving a late offer to as soon as they determine which spot he best is suited for.

Brandon is in his eighth year with, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the network since 2003.
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