A look at the top prospects from the Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea-Seattle (Wash.) Rainier Beach game...
Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea vs. Seattle (Wash.) Rainier Beach
Scout Out West
– 5-10/160 - RB/WR – Seattle (wash.) o'Dea - 2013
Recruiting: Top schools include Arizona State, Kentucky, Oregon State
and Washington State
My Take: Taylor was feared lost for the season two weeks ago when he suffered an ankle injury. And while Taylor said after the game he was feeling the effects of the injury, he looked fine during the game. The three-star receiver with double digit offers played primarily running back and looked good in the open field, showing plenty of shiftiness and cutback, and no tentativeness in cutting on his ankle. He also did a good job of seeing the right hole and hitting it, instead of being hesitant. Taylor still needs to add some weight, he's pretty slight, and goes down a little too easy, but with his raw speed, he's tremendous in space and showed it even at about 75%.
Recruiting: Interest in Western schools
My Take: Gaskin is just a sophomore, but he'll be the guy for the Irish the next two years. Gaskin has a strong lower body, and is built really low to the ground. He does a tremendous job of keeping his legs chopping and doesn't go down at the first sign of contact. He's got good, not great speed, but he's a tough runner, plenty physical, and strong between the tackles. .
Recruiting: Offers from Idaho and Wyoming
My Take: Kealani may be the biggest player we've seen this year, at 6-10, 350-pounds. He plays right tackle, but largely because Beach has a lefthanded quarterback, still protecting the blind side. Kealani isn't real athletic, and doesn't look all that agile, but he looked surprisingly good in run blocking, doing a good job of getting to the second level, and was fine in pass pro. He's so massive that once he got a hand on a defender, it was typically over, but some times when O'Dea brought outside pressure, he struggled to get out to get his man.