The Opening Preview: West Offense

There are 34 total players from the West region ready to compete at The Opening on the NIKE Camp in Oregon next week. Here's a look at the offensive players from the region.

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Here's a recruiting breakdown of the offensive players from the West participating in The Opening June 30- July 3. The group is led by a strong group of quarterbacks with seven of the 18 signal callers in the event being from the West region.

Quarterbacks:


Manny Wilkins, Novato (Calif.) San Marin
Skinny: Wilkins patiently waited for his top school, Arizona State, to offer him and once they did, he committed on the spot.


Brad Kaaya, West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade
Skinny: Kaaya gave an early commitment to Miami and looks very solid with the Canes although West Coast programs will still try him.


K.J. Carta-Samuels, San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine
Skinny: Carta-Samuels committed to Vanderbilt, where his older brother Austin plays, and is rock solid in that commitment.


Morgan Mahalak, Kentfield (Calif.) Marin Catholic
Skinny: Mahalak committed to his dream school, the Oregon Ducks, the second they offered and that commitment is strong as oak.


Keller Chryst, Palo Alto (Calif.)
Skinny: Chryst is one of the new national signal callers still on the boad. Stanford appears to lead over USC, Alabama and Pittsburgh.


Luke Rubenzer, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro
Skinny: Rubenzer's recruitment was just starting to heat up when he landed an offer from California and jumped on it.


Kyle Allen, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Desert Mountain
Skinny: The nation's top signal caller surprised a lot of people when he committed to Texas A&M after appearing to be a UCLA lean for months.


Running Backs:


Royce Freeman, Imperial (Calif.)
Skinny: Freeman just visited Oregon and the Ducks look good but Florida, UCLA and USC are trying hard as well.


Joe Mixon, Oakley (Calif.) Freedom
Skinny: Mixon still has a list of 15 schools but could make another cut soon. California, Georgia, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, UCLA, USC and Washington all should make the next cut.


Wide Receivers:


Erik Brown, Fontana (Calif.) Summit
Skinny: Brown has UCLA and Washington leading and there's a good bet his recruitment will come down to the two Pac 12 schools.


Michiah Quick, Fresno (Calif.) Central
Skinny: Quick's current consists of Alabama, California, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, UCLA, USC and Washington and those close to his recruitment feel the Sooners, Bruins and Trojans are doing well with him right now.


Juju Smith, Long Beach Poly (Calif.)
Skinny: Smith is open and will take all five visits. Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, UCLA and USC are all on the short list.


Tight Ends:


Chase Blakley, Coeur d'Alene (Idaho)
Skinny: Blakley gave an early commitment to Washington and it will be tough for anyone to pull him away from the Huskies.


Tyler Luatua, La Mirada (Calif.)
Skinny: Alabama, where his older brother Isaac plays, looks good for Luatua but Michigan Notre Dame, UCLA and USC are still trying as well.


Dalton Schultz, South Jordan (Utah) Bingham
Skinny: Most feel Schultz is a big Stanford lean but he doesn't appear to be close to committing anywhere. Oregon State, USC, Utah and Washington are on the list as well.


Offensive Linemen:


Kammy Delp, Pomona (Calif.) Diamond Ranch
Skinny: Delp is hoping for an offer from one of the local schools, UCLA or USC and also likes Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State and Washington.


Kenyon Frison, West Valley (Utah) Granger
Skinny: Frison committed early to Utah but several major programs including Oklahoma, USC and Washington are on him now as well.


Toa Lobendahn, La Habra (Calif.)
Skinny: Lobendahn was one of the first commits in USC's 2014 class committing to the Trojans last June.


Damien Mama, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco
Skinny: Mama is a national recruit and will take all five official visits. Alabama and Ohio State are on the short list along with Notre Dame, UCLA and USC.


Viane Talamaivao, Corona (Calif.) Centennial
Skinny: Talamaivao missed most of his junior season but still landed an offer from Alabama and jumped on it. Local schools UCLA and USC are still trying with him.

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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