Scout.com is Bay Area-bound

Scout.com finishes off their hectic weekend swing through the Golden State with a stop in Berkeley (Calif.) on Sunday. Nearly 150 of the top football prospects from California, the Pacific Northwest, and other western states will be in attendance. Here's a quick glimpse of who is expected to participate.

At quarterback, there are a handful of prospects that have legit prep resumes and are looking to break out on a national stage. Arguably headlining the group is McLeod Bethel-Thompson from San Francisco Balboa. Some in San Francisco have said Bethel-Thompson could be the best high school quarterback in that town since Dan Fouts of St. Ignatius. Here are some of the others to watch out for:

QB Joe Pangelina Hayward Tennyson
QB Tim Wheeler Sacramento El Camino
QB Cody Hawkins Boise (Idaho) Bishop Kelly
QB Nathan Costa Hilmar
QB Richie Scudellari San Francisco Saint Francis

Running Back: This group is loaded, with Anthony Harding from Turlock Pitman, Cameron Morris from Sacramento Foothill, Louis Arnold from Oakland Bishop O'Dowd High School and James Montgomery from Rancho Cordova Cordova just a few of the top tailbacks with D1 offers. Here's some others expected to attend:

RB Joe Allen Elk Grove
RB Chris Allen Deer Valley
RB Adam Marit Cochrane (Alberta) High School

Receiver/Tight End: While the running backs and offensive line appear to have a wealth of talent, the receiver position just might be the marquee group working out Sunday. Outside of Lemoore's David Ausberry, you'll be hard-pressed to find three better receivers on the west coast than DeLaShaun Dean of Fairfield, Terrence Austin of Long Beach Poly and Richard Sherman from Dominguez. At tight end, Oakland McClymonds' Na Derris Ward won't have to travel far to show off his talents. Here are some other receivers expected to excel:

WR Rico Thomas Oakland McClymonds
WR Daniel Barkley Lakewood (Wash.) Clover Park
WR Cornelius Ray Templeton
WR Patrick Stoudamire, Jr. Portland (Ore.) Centennial
WR Aubrey Quarles Aurora (Colo.) Grandview
WR Jonathan Blea Oakhurst Yosemite

Offensive line: This is another position loaded with blue-chip talent. UCLA commit Walter Watts from Los Banos headlines this group, as well as heralded lineman Ryan Tolar from Pasco, Washington. Here's the rest of those expected to stand out:

OL Paul Cunningham Benicia
OL Antoine Howard Oakland McClymonds
OL Tim Danser San Jose Bellarmine College Prep
OL Zach Hughey Del Oro
OL Rob Sullivan Miramonte
OL Mau Nomani Tigard, Oregon
OL Edwin Herbert Armijo
OL James Strickland Santa Clara Wilcox

Defensive line: Clearly this is a position where Cal fans will be watching with plenty of interest. Their two early verbal commitments are both in this group; Isaac Leatiota from Santa Clara wilcox and Mike Costanzo from Danville Monte Vista. There is plenty of firepower here, as Derrick Hill from Oakland McClymonds, Levirt Griffin from Modesto and Armijo's Derek Simmons are all prospects with current D1 offers. Here are some of the other linemen of note:

DT Jon Hargis Mesa (Ariz.) Red Mountain
DE Bobby Best Gilroy

Linebacker: Some very good prospects will be working out here, and headlining the group has to be Oakland McClymonds' Joshua Tatum. Here are the rest of those expected to compete for top honors:

LB Ben Chandler Del Oro
LB Joe Trombetta Petaluma Casa Grande
LB J.J. Kulusich San Jose Valley Christian
LB Eric Sobotka Salinas Palma
LB Jeffrey Hickey Broomfield (Colo.) Legacy
LB Najee Pierson Larkspur Terra Linda
LB Sam Timothy Milwaukie (Ore.) Clackamas

Cornerback: This group, while not deep in terms of numbers, is talented. Jamelle Banks of Oakland Tech and Devin Satterthwaite from Amador Valley top the list. Some receivers may switch sides and work out a little bit with the corners during the one-on-ones.

And not to count out the juniors-to-be, there are going to be some 2007 studs that will give the Scout.com recruiting team a nice glimpse into their futures. Here are the Class of 2007 representatives expected to attend on Sunday:

QB Blake Pacheco Salinas Palma
RB Soloman Webster San Francisco Balboa
OL Matt Summers-Gavin San Francisco St. Ignatius College Prep


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