West: Top Ten Offensive Guards

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco's Damien Mama tops the West's early list at offensive guard...

West: Early Top Ten Offensive Guards
Location: Bellflower, Calif.
High School: St. John Bosco
Size: 6-5, 340
Recruiting: Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, BYU, California, Colorado, Florida State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, San Jose State, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington, Washington State
The Skinny: Mama plays right tackle for Bosco and showed enough athleticism at the recent NIKE Camp to potentially stay at tackle in college. Saying that, with his massive frame and mauling style of play, we think guard is probably where he has the highest upside. Mama is currently the No. 2 rated offensive lineman in the west behind only tackle Casey Tucker and he has definitely closed the gap. He's a tough, physical player, a true road grader and with his ability to move for a 350+ lineman, his upside is off the charts.
Location: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Mountain Pointe
Size: 6-2/300
Recruiting: Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Boise State, California, Colorado, Iowa State, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Northern Arizona, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, UCLA, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington
The Skinny: Curtis is not just on of the region's top guard prospects but a solid defensive tackle prospect as well. In fact, Curtis said half of his offers have come in as a defensive lineman. We like him on offense and feel he brings a lot to the table. He's very tough, light on his feet and plays with a mean streak. He shows great lateral mobility, competes very hard and has the ideal mindset of someone you want playing in the box.
Location: Corona, Calif.
High School: Centennial
Size: 6-3/285
Recruiting: Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, BYU, California, Florida State, Mississippi, Oregon, San Jose State, UCLA, USC, Utah, Utah State, Washington, Washington State
The Skinny: Talamaivao missed most of his junior season with a foot injury but looked plenty healthy at the NIKE Camp. His coming out party was at the same camp a year ago when he earned MVP honors. Talamaivao is the definition of nasty and definitely understands the concept of playing through the whistle. He's a tough player to play against because of how physical he is and the only question is will he stay at guard or possibly move to center because of his size.
Location: La Habra, Calif.
High School: La Habra
Size: 6-5/285
Recruiting: Committed to USC
The Skinny: Lobendahn plays tackle but size wise, we think guard might be where he ends up. Like Curtis, Lobendahn is full time two-way player and is just as talented on the defensive line. He's the son of a coach and plays with an advanced technique level and high understanding of the game. He moves well, is very strong and has the frame to add a lot of good weight for the next level.
Location: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Brophy Prep
Size: 6-3/295
Recruiting: Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA, Washington, Washington State
The Skinny: Have we mentioned it was a great year for talent in Arizona yet? Hall is yet another national recruit who can play for anyone in the Pac 12. He's tall for a guard and looks all of 6-4, maybe even 6-5 but plays with great technique, not surprising, he's the son of former NFL OL Travis Hall . He finishes his blocks, can get to the second level and shows plenty of toughness to excel at the next level.

The Next Five:
6. Jon Sekona (Glendale, Ariz.)
7. Larry Allen (Concord, Calif.)
8. Kammy Delp (Pomona, Calif.)
9. Charles Nelson (San Jose, Calif.)
10. Troy Bacon (Apple Valley, Calif.)


National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins), National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman), Southwest Recruiting Analyst Jason Jewell (@jason247scout) and Northwest Recruiting Analyst Jake Worthen (@JakeWorthen) contributed to these rankings.

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