Early look at West Coast Rankings: The DTs

Here's our early look at the top defensive tackles out West in the 2015 class. As is always the case, expect some shuffling and flip-flopping with this list between now and Signing Day...

It's not an especially deep year for defensive tackles but there is some major talent at the top of the board. The top three guys on our board are all rated among the 100 recruits in the country. You can expect a few more players to emerge over the course of the spring and summer.

***UCLA has offered and is pursuing McKenzie, Daniel and Toki, and is recruiting Fehoko, Sekona, and Perry.

1. Kahlil McKenzie, 6-4, 310, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle
2. Jacob Daniel, 6-4, 300, Fresno (Calif.) Clovis North
3. Breiden Fehoko, 6-3, 275, Honolulu (Hawaii) Farrington
4. Thomas Toki, 6-0, 290, Mountain View (Calif.) St. Francis-Washington State
5. Vaimoe Sekona, 6-4, 285, Encino (Calif.) Crespi

McKenzie transferred in to De La Salle from Wisconsin last summer and made an immediate impact. He has great size and strength, can take on a double team and still get up the field and plays with tremendous power.

The big tackle has great intangibles as well in terms of a high motor, great work ethic off the field, leadership and toughness. He can be a nose in a 3-4 or a traditional tackle in a 4-3 and has the ability to make an immediate impact at the next level.

Daniel is an absolute load in the middle of a defensive line. He's a very good run stuffer and gets a great push in the middle of the line. He's very strong physically, uses his hands well and if he can continue to develop his quickness and get off, he has a chance to be a very special player.

Fehoko is easily one of the quickest tackles in the country and plays with a relentless motor. He moves all over the defensive line and can beat an opposing lineman with a quick first step or with a bull rush. He's very strong in his upper body and can throw a guard or tackle aside and get up the field with ease.

Toki is right there with Fehoko in terms of his quickness off the ball and has a great first step. He plays with violent hands and will remind some in terms of his frame and get off of top 2014 DT Ainuu Taua. Toki doesn't have the prototype frame as the other players on this list but his motor and relentlessness can compensate for that.

Sekona is an intriguing player in that he can play on either side of the ball. He has great film as an offensive tackle and could be a very good guard in college. He's a physical player with good athleticism and plays with a mean streak. He gas a motor, plays through the whistle and has a very nice upside to him.

The Next Five:

6. Jackson Perry, 6-2, 275, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman
Two-way player who is a talented OG as well.

7. Finton Connolly, 6-3, 255, Gilbert (Ariz.) Campo Verde
Quick off the ball, active hands.

8. Kyon Clark, 6-1, 320, Rialto (Calif.) Carter
One of the strongest player in the entire region. 9. Vita Musika, 6-1, 300, Milpitas (Calif.)
A two-way player and an absolute load in the middle.

10. David Lui, 6-2, 250, Pittsburg (Calif.)
Undersized but can move and has some upside.

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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