West '15: Preseason Top Ten Centers

The nation's top center, Fred Ulu-Perry, tops the West center rankings for 2015...

1. Fred Ulu-Perry, 6-2.5, 295, Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis
Committed to UCLA

The Skinny: Ulu-Perry was the MVP of the Los Angeles NFTC then followed it up by shining on the big stage at The Opening and moved himself into the top spot at center nationally to go along with the West.

2. Cole Smith, 6-3, 255, Mission Viejo (Calif.)
Committed to USC

The Skinny: One of the best pure center prospects in the country, Smith's father was a longtime NFL Pro Bowler, so the future Trojan has excellent bloodlines.

3. Dominic Fredrickson, 6-3, 300, Oakley (Calif.) Freedom

The Skinny: Fredrickson can play anywhere along the offensive line but is focusing on the inside and projects best at center, where he's worked most of the offseason.

4. Alex Neale, 6-3, 270, Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic
Committed to Montana

The Skinny: Neale was fantastic the numerous camps we saw him at this summer, including the Oregon NFTC, where he was named OL MVP in a crowded field.

5. Matthew Katnik, 6-4, 300, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco

The Skinny: Anchors the offensive line for arguably the best team on the West Coast, the biggest question for Katnik is will he play football in college or focus on track, where he's one of the elite throwers in the country.

The Next Five:
6. Caleb Blakeley, Modesto (Calif.) Christian
7. Kyle Hoppe, Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral- Committed to San Jose State
8. T.J. Salu, Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic
9. Siotame Uluave, Kahuku (Hawaii)
10. Parker Stott, Gilbert (Ariz.) Highland

National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins), National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman), Southwest Recruiting Analyst Jason Jewell (@jason247scout) and Mountain Recruiting Analyst Doug Kimmel (@DougKimmelScout) contributed to these rankings.

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