West Coast Rankings: The CBs

Here's our early look at the top cornerbacks 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 a very good year for corners out West that boasts not just top end talent at the top of the board but depth that goes well beyond our top 10. The unique thing about this year's crop is multiple players on our list could end up at a different position, either safety or on the offensive side of the ball.

1. Iman Marshall, 6-1.5, 195, Long Beach Poly (Calif.)
2. Stanley Norman, 5-11, 165, Gardena (Calif.) Serra
3. Isaiah Langley, 6-0, 165, Pleaanton (Calif.) Foothill
4. Dechaun Holiday, 6-2, 190, San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills
5. Eric Lee, 5-11, 175, Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian-Nebraska

Marshall has been on the national scene since he was just a freshman. He's currently our top rated player in the west region, regardless of position and brings a ton of skill and versatility to the table. He has a safety frame but very good cover skills and has worked hard on improving his overall quickness and athleticism.

Marshall is a tough, physical player and plays with an edge. He's great in run support and really excels in press coverage. He can bully a smaller receiver at the line of scrimmage and completely smother a big receiver with his aggressive style. Depending on how much bigger he gets in college will determine whether he stays at corner or safety but he'll be an early impact player wherever he ends up.

Norman, who goes by the nickname, ‘Scrappy' is exactly that on the football field. He's tough, physical, aggressive and loves to agitate. He'll grab and talk and do whatever he can to get a receiver off his game. He has very good short area quickness, has excellent ball skills and the top end speed to turn and run with the fastest receivers. He's also an excellent receiver and could play on both sides of the ball in college.

Like Norman, Langley is an excellent two-way player who we like just as much at the receiver position. He's a long, lean player that could end up in the 6-2 range in a few years but has the frame and fluidity to stay at corner. He runs well, has excellent body control and

Holiday is a big, rangy corner who earned DB MVP honors at the loaded SoCal NIKE Camp. Like Marshall, he has the ability to grow in to a safety but his skill set and athleticism translate well to the corner position. He's strong in press coverage, plays with a physical style but also shows surprising quickness and the ability to break on the ball. He has very good ball skills and body control and is easily among the most intriguing players in the region. Don't be surprised to see him move up this list over the summer.

Lee is a little under the radar and hasn't been seen as much as the other players on this list but showed at the recent Pylon 7v7 Tournament that he can definitely play. He's a thick kid, well built but isn't stiff and has very good feet. He's physical in press but looked good playing off-technique as well. He plays with toughness, is strong against the run and has good ball skills. If he can continue to work on his top end speed, he has a chance to be a special player at the next level.

The Next Five:

6. Ykili Ross, 6-1, 185, Riverside Poly (Calif.)
Has dominated at WR and corner this spring, big upside.

7. Dayan Lake, 5-11, 185, Layton (Utah.) Northridge- BYU
Good all around corner who can cover and play the run.

8. Stephen Johnson, 6-0, 180, San Leandro (Calif.)
Another two-way standout and one of the most explosive players in region.

9. Jihree Stewart, 5-11, 180, Corona (Calif.) Centennial
Physical DB who can flip between corner and safety.

10. Cedric Peterson, 6-2, 240, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde
Extremely versatile player, could end up at corner, receiver or safety.

National Analyst Brandon Huffman contributed to this report


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