West 2011 Preseason Rankings: Defensive Ends

Five-star defensive ends Greg Townsend and Jalen Grimble head the list of the West's top pass-rushers...

1. Greg Townsend
Beverly Hills (Calif.)
The top pass-rusher from the Golden State.

2. Jalen Grimble
Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman- Committed to USC
The top prospect from Nevada has his best football ahead of him.

3. Colt Lyerla
Hillsboro (Ore.)
One of the top pure athletes nationally for the class of 2011.

4. Charlie Hopkins
Spokane (Wash.) Gonzaga Prep- Committed to Stanford
Two-sport star that uses his size and athleticism to overpower opponents.

5. Brennan Scarlett
Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic
Another top-class athlete who has a chance to be great on either side of the ball.

6. Dylan Wynn
Concord (Calif.) De La Salle- Committed to Oregon State
May have the best motor of any defensive lineman in California.


7. Taniela Tupou
Everett (Wash.) Archbishop Murphy- Committed to Washington
Physical DL that uses his natural strength and technique to overwhelm those in his way.

8. Koa Ka'ai
Honolulu (Hawaii) Kamehameha
Has complete package of speed, size, strength and leverage.

9. Faigame Lopa
Sacramento (Calif.) Grant
Overshadowed by other defensive starters, had the best stats for Pacers.

10. Charles Burks
Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison
Pound for pound, is one of the toughest defenders in the state.


Next 10 (11-20)
11. DeVante Wilson, Corona
12. Ian Seau, Encinitas (Calif.) La Costa Canyon
13. Kevin Anderson, Palo Alto (Calif.)- Committed to Stanford
14. Steve Dillon, Palmdale (Calif.)
15. Cody Kurz, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
16. Stephan Nembot, Van Nuys (Calif.) Montclair Prep
17. Sam Tai, Henderson (Nev.) Liberty
18. Baker Pritchard, South Jordan (Utah) Bingham- Committed to BYU
19. Juda Parker, Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis- Committed to Tennessee
20. J.B. Salem, Newport Beach (Calif.) Newport Harbor- Committed to Stanford

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