West: Top Ten Receivers

The nation's top receiver, Fresno (Calif.) Central's Michiah Quick, leads the early West list of the top receivers in the 2014 class, which is heavy on Arizona playmakers...

West: Early Top Ten Receivers
Location: Fresno, Calif.
High School: Central
Size: 5-11, 170
Recruiting: Alabama, Arizona, Boise State, California, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington
The Skinny: Quick is a pure game breaker who could end up on either side of the ball. In fact, the recent scuttlebutt has Quick preferring to play corner but we'll keep him here for now. Quick excels with the ball in his hands and is a legitimate home run threat from anywhere on the field. He has strong hands and has great body control. He's a fierce competitor and can at times let his emotions get the best of him but you can't deny he's an extreme talent in all three phases of the game.
Location: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Mountain Pointe
Size: 6-2/170
Recruiting: Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Boise State, California, Colorado, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, Northern Arizona, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas Tech, UCLA, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Yale
The Skinny: Brown can make an argument that he's the top player in Arizona and is another athlete who can play on either side of the ball. He has grown almost two inches since last summer and looks close to 6-3, 180 pounds. Brown is silky smooth and makes the game look almost effortless. He's probably the most polished receiver in this group and has great hands, body control and the ability to make tough catches in a crowd.
Location: Scottsdale, Ariz.
High School: Desert Mountain
Size: 6-6, 220
Recruiting: Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Colorado, Duke, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, Utah, Virginia, Washington State, Wisconsin
The Skinny: Andrews has tight end size and assuming he continues to grow and mature physically, it's tough to see him staying as a pure receiver. It doesn't matter where he lines up or what position he's labeled, Andrews is a matchup nightmare for a defense. He can outrun any linebacker and makes plays down the field and is far too big and strong for a corner or safety to check. He has great hands and will be lethal in the red zone.
Location: Tucson, Ariz.
High School: Salpointe Catholic
Size: 6-1/170
Recruiting: Committed to Arizona
The Skinny: Denson might have been No. 1 on this list following his sophomore season and is still a great looking prospect. He might be the quickest player in this group and can do a lot after the catch. He's a natural pass catcher, never fighting the ball and like so many others in this group, is a very talented defensive player as well. Denson has grown physically and as he fills out and maintains his explosive speed, there's a strong chance he could see the field from day one.
Location: Scottsdale, Ariz.
High School: Chaparral
Size: 6-1/190
Recruiting: Arizona, Arizona State, Michigan State, Missouri, Northern Arizona, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, Utah, Washington
The Skinny: Just how good is Whiley as an athlete? If we rated him with the corners, he would be No. 2 in the region and the No. 3 safety as well. As a receiver, he has everything you could want in a player. He has good size and can physically overpower smaller defensive backs. He catches everything with his hands and runs very well after the catch. He lit up the NLA 7 on 7 in Vegas and has a significant upside to him.
 
The Next Five:
6. Rahshead Johnson (Long Beach, Calif.)- Committed to Washington
7. Dallis Todd (La Mirada, Calif.)
8. Alex Van Dyke (Elk Grove, Calf.)
9. Erik Brown (Fontana, Calif.)
10. Jalen Harvey (El Cerrito, Calif.)
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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