West Recruiting Notebook

A look at the latest news and notes from out West in this week's notebook...

Class of 2016 Prospects Ranked

With last week's release of the 2016 Scout 300, 17 total West Coast players made the initial Scout 100.

The West was led by five-star prospects Malik Henry (No. 10), Caleb Kelly (No. 12) and Breland Brandt (No. 13). Out of Westlake (Calif.), Henry is the West's top prospect and the early leader as the nation's top quarterback in his class. Henry may have been the top quarterback at the Los Angeles NFTC and at the Pylon 7v7 in Las Vegas the following weekend, regardless of class and has been terrific all spring.

Kelly, out of Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West, is our early pick as the top defensive player in the region. At 6-3, 215 pounds, he's an athletic freak who runs around like a safety but has the frame to get up to 240 pounds or so with ease down the road.

The most intriguing kid in this group is Brandt, who plays at tiny Los Angeles (Calif.) Windward Prep. Brandt was better known as a basketball prospect just a year ago but has turned his attention to a full time football guy now and his game is taking off. Rounding out the top five out West were La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat cornerback Trevon Sidney (No. 21) and his prep teammate, receiver Tyler Vaughns (no. 27).

Filling out the top 10 in the region was Gardena (Calif.) Serra safety Brandon Burton (No. 32), La Canada (Calif.) St. Francis receiver Dylan Crawford (No. 38), San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian receiver Collin Johnson (No. 45), Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton defensive tackle Garrett Rand (No. 50) and Rialto (Calif.) Carter linebacker Lokeni Toailoa (No. 56).

Green Names Top Schools

Gardena (Calif.) Serra defensive end Rasheem Green named his top schools on Sunday night.

The five-star took to Twitter to announce the 15 schools that made the cut.

The 15 schools, which Green named in no order, were UCLA, Stanford, USC, Oregon, Miami, Notre Dame, California, Arizona State, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Boston College, Kentucky, Florida, LSU and Oklahoma.

Green is ranked the No. 3 defensive end in the country and the No. 17 overall player by Scout.com.

Next month, he'll be in Beaverton, Oregon for The Opening, one of two Serra prospects selected for the second year in a row.


  • Two more prospects from the West earned invitations to The Opening, one a skill prospect and one a lineman.  Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley offensive tackle Dru Samia, who was the Oakland NFTC OL MVP punched his ticket to Beaverton and was joined a couple days later by Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany receiver Desean Holmes.


    Byron Murphy - CB - Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro - 2016
    Murphy picked up four big offers in the last week, from Ohio State, Texas A&M, Wisconsin and UCLA and Arizona State had offered previously.  Murphy gets to match up against the West's top receiver, Christian Kirk, in practice and he's an easy double-digit offer guy when it's all said and done.

  • West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade receiver Brandyn Lee committed to Wisconsin.
  • Pittsburg (Calif.) defensive tackle David Lui committed to BYU.
  • College of San Mateo (Calif.) receiver Raeshawn Lee committed to Kansas.
  • Scottsdale (Ariz.) Horizon quarterback Dalton Sneed committed to UNLV.
  • Redondo (Calif.) Union linebacker Amir Crear committed to San Jose State.
  • Murrieta (Calif.) Valley receiver Aaron Young committed to Duke.
  • Corona (Calif.) Centennial cornerback Jihree Stewart committed to Oregon.

  • Palmdale (Calif.) cornerback Dameon Baber was offered by Oregon State.
  • La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat linebacker Anthony Camargo was offered by Washington.
  • Westlake (Calif.) 2016 quarterback Malik Henry was offered by Penn State.
  • Etiwanda (Calif.) tight end Michael Neal was offered by Washington.
  • Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos 2016 linebacker Bryce Youngquist was offered by Arizona State.
  • Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany running back Dominic Davis was offered by Washington.
  • Contra Costa (Calif.) College defensive end Takkarist McKinley was offered by Oregon.
  • Cypress (Calif.) safety Quenten Pounds was offered by Washington.
  • Rohnert Park (Calif.) Rancho Cotate 2016 athlete Chris Taylor-Yamanoha was offered by Boise State and San Diego State.
  • La Canada (Calif.) St. Francis 2016 receiver Dylan Crawford was offered by Michigan and Washington.
  • Temecula (Calif.) Great Oak athlete Nick Fisher was offered by Colorado.
  • Newbury Park (Calif.) 2017 athlete Darnay Holmes was offered by Washington.
  • Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei 2016 lineman Frank Martin was offered by Arizona State.
  • Chino Hills (Calif.) Ayala cornerback Malik Psalms was offered by Washington.
  • Santa Margarita (Calif.) defensive end Rick Wade was offered by Oregon.
  • San Ramon (Calif.) Dougherty Valley offensive tackle Kieffer Longson was offered by BYU.
  • South Jordan (Utah) Bingham 2017 linebacker Langi Tuifua was offered by Utah.
  • American Fork (Utah) offensive lineman James Empey was offered by BYU.
  • Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis offensive lineman Semisi Uluave was offered by USC.
  • Box Elder (Utah) athlete Riley Burt was offered by BYU.
  • Lakewood (Colo.) Bear Creek offensive lineman Tony Bello was offered by New Mexico State.
  • Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton 2016 athlete Drew Jensen was offered by BYU.
  • Provo (Utah) Timpview athlete Britain Covey was offered by Utah State.
  • Saratoga Springs (Utah) Westlake 2017 athlete Chaz Ah You was offered by BYU.
  • Spanish Fork (Utah) Maple Mountain 2016 quarterback Jaren Hall was offered by Utah.
  • Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton defensive end Caleb Peart was offered by Vanderbilt.
  • Vail (Ariz.) Cienega safety Terrence Johnson was offered by San Diego State.
  • Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman cornerback Jabari Butler was offered by Tulane.
  • Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon safety Isaiah Renfro was offered by Cincinnati.
  • San Leandro (Calif.) cornerback Stephen Johnson was offered by San Jose State.
  • Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian linebacker Eddie Rudinski was offered by Wyoming.
  • Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral offensive lineman Kyle Hoppe was offered by New Mexico State.
  • San Ramon (Calif.) California tight end Matt Snyder was offered by Oregon State and San Jose State.
  • Fairfield (Calif.) Vanden receiver Javin White was offered by New Mexico.
  • Santa Fe Springs (Calif.) St. Paul receiver Alec Dana was offered by Washington State.
  • Dana Hills (Calif.) quarterback Cole Wilber was offered by Northern Arizona.
  • Westlake (Calif.) linebacker Reno Dubreuil was offered by Portland State.
  • Berkeley (Calif.) St. Mary's 2016 defensive end Alex Glover was offered by Montana.
  • Corona (Calif.) Centennial 2016 safety Troy Dye was offered by Colorado.
  • Berkeley (Calif.) St. Mary's safety Ron Smith was offered by UC Davis.
  • San Diego (Calif.) Del Norte cornerback Quenton Meeks was offered by Arizona State.
  • Aberdeen (Wash.) 2016 linebacker Joel Dublanko was offered by Tennessee.
  • Kahuku (Hawaii) defensive tackle Salanoa Wily was offered by Colorado and Oregon State.
  • Anaheim (Calif.) Servite 2017 receiver Osiris St. Brown was offered by Washington State.

    Southwest Recruiting Analyst Jason Jewell and Mountain Recruiting Analyst Doug Kimmel contributed to this notebook


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