An Early Look Out West: Defense

Defensive ends and defensive backs are the best, and deepest, positions in the West in 2012, and UCLA is after several of the top prospects on the defensive side of the ball...

Defensive Ends


Hinds
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Troy Hinds, Kaysville (Utah) Davis
Alex Balducci, Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic
Damion Turpin, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
Jarves Lewis, Glendale (Ariz.) Kellis
Drew James, Corona (Calif.)
Johnny Stuart, Westlake Village (Calif.)
Austin Hoyt, Jackson (Calif.) Argonaut
Milo Jordan, Corona (Calif.) Centennial
Josh Wilcher, Colorado Springs (Colo.) Liberty
Malcolm Jackson, Spring Valley (Calif.) Mt. Miguel
Joshua Mitchell, Snoqualmie (Wash.) Mount Si
Ngata Tuihalamaka, Corona (Calif.) Centennial
Tyler Roberts, Palm Desert (Calif.)
Lochlin Deeks, Salem (Ore.) West Salem
Anthony Olobia, Renton (Wash.) Liberty
David Wood, Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes

Defensive Tackles


Solis
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Ellis McCarthy, Monrovia (Calif.)
Brandon Fanaika, Pleasant Grove (Utah) Pleasant Grove
Aziz Shittu, Atwater (Calif.) Buhach Colony
Jeremy Castro, Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta
Justin Solis, Westlake (Calif.) Westlake
Dillon Chaisson, Las Vegas (Nev.) Palo Verde
Kris Cooper, Gardena (Calif.) Serra
Timothy Kim, Chino Hills (Calif.) Ayala
Scott Rose, Buckley (Wash.) White River
B.J. Salmonson, Everson (Wash.) Nooksack Valley
Jefferson Aumua, Auburn (Wash.) Thomas Jefferson

 

Linebacker


Starr
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Scott Starr, Norco (Calif.) Norco
Michael Barton, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle
Butch Pauu, Anaheim (Calif.) Servite
Salamo Fiso, Long Beach (Calif.) Long Beach Poly
Quinn Zeqer, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman
Hardy Nickerson, Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd
Jeremiah Allison, Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey
Tevita Pauu, Tustin (Calif.)
Jabari Greer, Downey (Calif.)
Curtis Dozier, Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral
Aaron Porter, La Habra (Calif.) La Habra
Austin Reuland, Mission Viejo (Calif.) Mission Viejo
Deion Williams, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran
Brett Bafaro, Hillsboro (Ore.) Liberty
Connor McClellan, Spokane (Wash.) Gonzaga Prep School
Blake Martinez, Tucson (Ariz.) Canyon del Oro
Joe Robinson, Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral
Joel Skotte, Bend (Ore.) Mountain View
Jordan Pulu, Federal Way (Wash.) Federal Way
Josh Bamrick, Gilbert (Ariz.) Mesquite
Josh Kilmer, La Jolla (Calif.)
Kurtis Karstetter, Spokane (Wash.) Ferris
Josh Lang, Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West
Adam Pavlenko, Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos de Niza
Casey Jahn, Glendale (Ariz.) Northwest Christian
Kevin Davis, Fountain (Colo.) Fountain-Ft Carson
Kimo Kalei Seau, Henderson (Nev.) Liberty
Milton Williams, Chino (Calif.) Don Antonio Lugo
Sean Byrne, West Linn (Ore.) West Linn
Andrew Pint, Highlands Ranch CO Valor Christian
Drew Sharkey, Spokane (Wash.) Ferris
Tim Luafatasaga, Auburn (Wash.) Thomas Jefferson

Defensive Backs


Shepard
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Shaquille Thompson, Sacramento (Calif.) Grant
Brandon Beaver, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
Seth Jacobs, Arroyo Grande (Calif.) Arroyo Grande
Alphonso Marsh, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
Tee Shepard, Fresno (Calif.) Central
Davonte Neal, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral
Carlos Mendoza, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian
Austin Lee, Sandy (Utah) Alta
Christopher Santini, San Jose (Calif.) Leland
Cedric Dozier, Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes
Chris Solomon, West Covina (Calif.) West Covina
Raymond Ford, Gardena (Calif.) Serra
David Bucannon, Fairfield (Calif.) Vanden
Ma'ne Manea, Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes
Rhett Sandlin, Sandy (Utah) Alta- Committed to BYU
Cameron Countryman, Beverly Hills (Calif.)
Matt Hadley, Connell (Wash.)- Committed to BYU
Austin Cramer, Jackson (Calif.) Argonaut
Mark Urtz, Ontario (Calif.) Ontario Christian
Elijah White, Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton
Michael Rector, Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep School
Patrick Wooten, Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra
Marcus Rios, Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks
Kendrick Mathis, Ventura (Calif.) Buena
LaRon Tarkington, Phoenix (Ariz.) St. Marys
Mitchell Fischer, Tucson (Ariz.) Ironwood Ridge
Zach Hoffpauir, Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial
Nic Henson, Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton
Robert Milus, Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton
Tye Collier, Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic
Kevon Seymour, Pasadena (Calif.) Muir
Kendall Brown, El Segundo (Calif.)
Desmond Lewis, Elk Grove (Calif.) Pleasant Grove
Tyler Hasty, Bellevue (Wash.) Bellevue
Anthony Williams, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle
David Trimble, Yakima (Wash.) Davis
Andre Frank, South Hill (Wash.) Emerald Ridge
Heyward Demison III, Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic
Jerico Richardson, Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany
Justin Tadlock, Lakewood (Colo.) Bear Creek
L.J. Sly-Cain, Portland (Ore.) Madison


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