A look at the latest news and notes from out West in this week's notebook...
The Scout 300 and the West
In the 2013 class, the West was home to the top quarterback in the country
(Max Browne) and the top safety in the nation (Su'a Cravens).
It's déjà vu all over again.
The 2014 class once again finds the West home to the top quarterback in the
country and the top safety in the land.
Palo Alto (Calif.) quarterback Keller Chryst stands atop the early
quarterback rankings with this week's release of the Scout 300.
Long Beach (Calif.) Poly safety Juju Smith is the nation's top-ranked safety
and is a top 10 player nationally, and an early five-star.
But Gardena (Calif.) Serra cornerback Adoree Jackson is the highest-ranked
prospect in the West in the 2014 class, the #7-ranked player in the country and
the #2-ranked cornerback.
In the Scout 100, California has seven prospects and Arizona has six
prospects. In all, 51 prospects from the West made the Scout 300, with
California having 34, Arizona with nine, Utah with three, Washington and Nevada
with two and Colorado with one.
A weekend after the first big 7on7 tournament in the West, the NLA Elite
7on7 in Las Vegas, the first major camp in the region will take place this
weekend in Los Angeles. The L.A. NFTC will be on Sunday at Redondo Union
HS and will include a number of Scout 300 prospects.
QB - Novato (Calif.) San Marin - 2014
Wilkins is a player we've been high on since last spring at the Oakland Elite 11
and NFTC and while he had to wait a little for his first offer, the first two
came in on consecutive days. Arizona offered the four-star and the next
day, Utah State offered Wilkins, who figures to have plenty more when it's all
said and done.
Wiggins (Colo.) center Dalton Risner, the West's top prospect at the
position, committed to Kansas State.
Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta outside linebacker Tyler Cook got
his first Pac-12 offer from Arizona and also got one from Utah State.
La Mirada (Calif.) tight end Tyler Luatua was offered by Auburn.
La Mirada (Calif.) receiver Dallis Todd got offered by Utah and
Canyon Country (Calif.) quarterback Cade Apsay was offered by Arizona.
Gardena (Calif.) Serra linebacker Dwight Williams was offered by Missouri
Fresno (Calif.) Central running back Nick Wilson was offered by
Fresno State and Washington.
Henderson (Nev.) Green Valley offensive tackle Tyrell Crosby was offered
by Oregon State and Arizona State.
El Cerrito (Calif.) linebacker D.J. Calhoun was offered by California.
Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco linebacker Chandler Leniu was offered
by Iowa State.
Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks offensive lineman Kameron Schroeder was
offered by Nevada.
Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks receiver Alex Van Dyke was offered by
West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade athlete Donovan Lee was offered by Colorado.
Kentfield (Calif.) Marin Catholic quarterback Morgan Mahalak was offered
Brawley (Calif.) linebacker Donavin Buck was offered by Washington State.
Gardena (Calif.) Serra safety Glen Ihenacho was offered by Washington
Elk Grove (Calif.) Pleasant Grove cornerback Brandon Lewis was offered by
National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins also contributed to this
is in his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting
Analyst and West Regional Manager.
Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.
He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.