West 2013: Top Five WRs, TEs

A deep and talented pool of receivers is led by Oakley (Calif.) Freedom pass-catcher Darrell Daniels and Riverside (Calif.) North's Marcus Baugh...

West: Top Five Receivers
Location: Oakley, Calif.
High School: Freedom
Size: 6-3, 210
Recruiting: Arkansas, Michigan, Oklahoma State, UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State
Highlights:
Scouting Report: Daniels is that big, physical receiver that colleges covet. When you throw in Daniels ability to run and catch anything thrown his way and it's easy to see why he's rated the top receiver in the region. Daniels is just a matchup nightmare at the high school level and can physically overwhelm a defense. He's not just a dangerous receiver but can return kicks and is a very good linebacker as well. His future is at receiver however and his upside is off the charts..
 
Location: Santa Monica, Calif.
High School: Santa Monica
Size: 5-11.5/185
Recruiting: Arizona, Arizona State, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon, UCLA, Washington
Highlights:
Scouting Report: It was a tough call to drop Larue down to the No. 2 spot at receiver as he very well could be the most explosive pass catcher in the region. He's a true game breaker at receiver and pick/punt returns and is electric in the open field. He's the kind of athlete capable of catching a little five yard hitch, making five or six guys miss and taking it to the house. He has strong hands and is not just a deep threat, he's a polished and smooth route runner who knows how to get open.
 
Location: Mission Hills, Calif.
High School: Alemany
Size: 5-10, 180
Recruiting: California, Notre Dame, Oregon, USC, Washington
Highlights:
Scouting Report: Mitchell is lined up all over the place at Alemany and is a game breaker at both running back and in the slot. He's also a very talented cover corner and could easily play on the defensive side of the ball in college. He may not have the same top end speed as Larue but he's an equally dynamic player in the open field and is a threat to score every time he touches the ball. He's also an elite return man and has the talent to play early at the next level.
 
Location: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Brophy Prep
Size: 6-1/190
Recruiting: Arizona, Arizona State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, UCLA, USC, Washington
Highlights:
Scouting Report: Allen is one of the fastest rising players out West and is picking up new offers by the day. He has good size and strength and may be the most polished receiver in the region. He's an explosive route runner with surprising speed and is able to run by a corner or safety offering over the top help. He has excellent body control and timing on jump balls and does a great adjusting to the ball. He has great hands, is a tremendous blocker and has all the physical tools to make an immediate impact in college.
Location: Westlake Village, Calif.
High School: Oaks Christian
Size: 6-3/195
Recruiting: Florida, Nebraska, Oregon State, Stanford, Tennessee, UCLA
Highlights:
Scouting Report: Owusu is similar to Daniels in that he's a big receiver who can really run. He's not as thick as Daniels but catches the ball just as well and does a great job of getting separation from a defender when the ball is in the air. He's a pure pass catcher and will be the kind of receiver his quarterback will feel confident throwing to on key third down plays. He's very polished as a receiver and looks to have that extra gear cutting in and out of his breaks.
 

The Next Five: John Ross (Long Beach Cabrillo, Calif.), Demorea Stringfellow (Moreno Valley Rancho Verde, Calif.), Julius Wilson (Culver City, Calif.), Jake Roh (Scottsdale Chaparral, Ariz.), Samajie Grant (Ontario Colony, Calif.) 

 



West: Top Five Tight Ends
Location: Riverside, Calif.
High School: J.W. North
Size: 6-4, 215
Recruiting: Arizona State, California, Miami, Nebraska, Oregon, USC
Highlights:
Scouting Report: Baugh is an incredible athlete on both sides of the ball. He's getting looks primarily as a tight end but could easily play defensive end or even linebacker in college. He's also a talented basketball player but his future is on the gridiron. Baugh has strong hands and projects as a Kellen Winslow type tight end that can make plays down the field. He's much too athletic for a linebacker to cover but has a big size advantage over a safety as well. He's easily among the top five ends nationally and rising.
 
Location: Santa Ana, Calif.
High School: Mater Dei
Size: 6-4/225
Recruiting: California, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, USC
Highlights:
Scouting Report: Duarte is a big receiver at the high school level but will likely convert to tight end in college. He's a natural pass catcher with great hands and he uses his body very well. He's able to bully smaller corners and is great in jump ball situations. He has a great frame and should have no problem packing on the necessary size to play as a tight end in college. He hasn't been asked to block much but coming from a program like Mater Dei, where fundamentals are stressed, it shouldn't be a problem for him at all.
 
3. Alec Dhaenens
Location: Fruitland, Idaho
High School: Fruitland
Size: 6-4/235
Recruiting: Committed to Boise State
Highlights:
Scouting Report: Dhaenens is a traditional tight end who does everything well. He gives what you're looking for in the passing game and is a very good blocker. He's also a standout linebacker but was recruited to play TE for the Broncos. Dhaenens runs well, is very physical and shows good hands. He's an above average athlete, competes hard and has the talent to play for just about anyone out West.
 
4. Siale Fakailoatonga
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
High School: Cottonwood
Size: 6-4/215
Recruiting: Committed to Utah
Highlights:
Scouting Report: Fakailoantonga has great physical tools and the kind of frame you're looking for in a college tight end. He's an athletic tight end who can get down the field and his best football is head of him. He's still growing in to his body and is not close maturing physically. The athlete is also a talented defensive end prospect but is receiving all his offers as a tight end. In terms of upside, Fakailoantonga is a kid to watch very closely this spring/summer.
5. Mitch Parsons
Location: Chaparral, Colo.
High School: Parker
Size: 6-4/220
Recruiting: Arizona State, Arkansas, Colorado, Duke, Nebraska
Highlights:
Scouting Report: Parsons lines all over the field and plays a lot as a wide out but projects as a tight end. He has very good hands, as good as anyone in the region and shows excellent body control as well. He adjusts well to balls high and behind him and has a large catch radius. He also shows surprising athleticism and can make plays down the field. He's a physical kid, very tough and should be a solid blocker in college.
 

The Next Two: Bryson Sullivan (Beaverton Aloha, Ore.), Grant Martinez (Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep, Ariz.) 

 


National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins), National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman), Southwest Recruiting Analyst Jason Jewell (@jason247scout) and Northwest Recruiting Analyst Jake Worthen (@JakeWorthen) contributed to these rankings.
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