Early Look at West Coast OGs

Scout.com breaks down the top ten offensive guards in the West heading into the spring and summer camp period...

It's a solid group of offensive guards out West headlined by the top overall guard in the nation. Expect a lot of movement here following the spring and summer evaluation period as there is very little separating Nos. 3-7 on our board.

1. Tristen Hoge, 6-5, 285, Pocatello (Idaho) Highland- Notre Dame
2. Tevita Halalilo, 6-4, 315, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde
3. Zach Okun, 6-4, 315, Newbury Park (Calif.)- Oregon 
4. Cody Creason, 6-4, 270, Folsom (Calif.) 
5. Zach Robertson, 6-4, 315, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco

Hoge is not just the top guard out West, he's the top overall offensive lineman in the west as well as the nation's top player at his position. He had his coming out party at the NIKE Camp in Oregon last summer where he flashed all the attributes needed to excel at the next level.

He's very versatile and could play center, guard or tackle in college. He's built like a truck and moves like a player half his size. He has great technique, is very strong and shows excellent lateral mobility. He's definitely one of the best prospects Idaho has produced in a long time.

Halalilo plays tackle but projects as a guard in college. We like to see H.S tackles who move to guard because it shows they can move and play in space. Halalilo has the athleticism to play right tackle if needed but has more of a guard frame. He's the most physical player in the West and just punishes opposing lineman at this level.

Okun is a pure guard who may actually get a look at center in college. He has made some very nice strides in the last year athletically after dropping some weight. His mobility is improved and he can now get to the second level. When you combine that with high level toughness, he's an excellent prospect.

Like Halalilo, Creason is a tackle that we think moves to guard at the next level but the more you watch him, he might actually be able to play either spot. He has the kind of frame that could stay at tackle or bulk up and move inside. He's one of the most athletic players on this list and looks great getting out and leading on screens and draws.

The Next Five:

6. Tim Lynott, 6-3, 290, Aurora (Colo.) Regis Jesuit 
A pancaking machine, physically dominates.

7. Fred Ulu-Perry, 6-2, 310, Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis 
Shined at last year's NIKE Camp, should have double digit offers.

8. Jake Grant, 6-4, 265, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Horizon 
Can play anywhere on the offensive line. 9. James Empey, 6-3, 270, American Fork (Utah) 
Strong and very good feet.

10. Drew Sullivan, 6-3, 315, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle 
Very athletic and explodes off the ball.

National Analyst Brandon Huffman contributed to this report

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for almost 20 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext. 
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