The top two tight ends in the country are also the top two in the West in the early tight end rankings for 2014...
West: Early Top Ten Tight Ends
South Jordan, Utah
Stanford, Arizona State, BYU, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Tennessee, UCLA, Utah, Utah State, Washington, Wisconsin
Schultz is the top tight end prospect in the country, and
for good reason. He's a tremendous route runner, a physical mismatch with
excellent hands and good speed. Has some of the best body control of any
pass-catcher you'll see in the West and with his long arms and soft hands,
catches just about everything thrown to him.
La Mirada, Calif.
Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, Clemson, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Iowa State, Louisville, Miami (Fl), Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington, Washington State
Luatua is one of the heaviest recruited prospects in the
West, but there are still some questions about which side of the ball he'll play
in college. He could play tight end, linebacker or defensive end, though
his preference is on offense. He's a pretty physical player, but will need
to become more natural at catching the ball. He's got pretty good speed
and does a good job of getting open, just needs to be more consistent in
bringing it in. Still, he's a tough matchup because of his size and
Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Miami (Fl), Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington, Washington State
On the other hand, Dixon is a real natural pass-catcher and
does a good job of adjusting to throws and showing the balance and body control
necessary. Is improving as a blocker but is more of a catch-first,
block-second tight end. He's good in the open field and does a great job
of getting separation from defenders.