Everything's Bigger Out West

There are some supremely talented kids out west this year who have the academics Stanford can recruit. In the debut of the 2006 Scout.com West Hot 100, we find two Cardinal targets in the top three and three in the top 10. Find out where tackle Steve Schilling, safety Taylor Mays, tight end Konrad Reuland and others rank in the hallowed Hot 100 for the West Coast.

Steve Schilling, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive lineman from Bellevue, Washington, scored a unique double-dip Monday. Schilling was named Scout.com's number-one player in it's preseason rankings of the top 100 players in the northwest and in the west. Schilling - who plays both ways for the Wolverines as they try and capture their fifth straight class 3A title this fall - is a true road-grader that also has the ability to get downfield in a hurry. He plays through the whistle and feasts on pancakes. He has offers from basically every top D1 school in the country, and with good reason.

Schilling just beat out Colton, California linebacker Allen Bradford for the top spot. Bradford, at 6-foot-0 and 222 pounds, is freakishly athletic and loves to lay the lumber. He's very quick in disrupting backfields and moves from sideline-to-sideline as well as any LB in the west. Speaking of athletic, Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea S/WR Taylor Mays just might be the best pure athlete on the west coast. At 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, Mays runs a legit 4.5 40. He's been timed this spring at 10.5 for the 100. With that blend of size and speed, Mays will be able to write his ticket to any D1 school in the country.

To check out the rest of the best in the west, click here for Scout.com's preseason West Hot 100.


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