West Roundtable: 2016 To Watch

AUG. 29 -- The West recruiting team talks about which 2016 prospect saw their stock rise the most in summer...

In our third installment of the West Preseason Roundtable, we asked our analysts to name the the one under-the-radar 2015 guy who's recruitment should blow up this fall. In today's fourth installment, our analysts name the one 2016 prospect who looked great on the 7v7 circuit or camp circuit that didn’t play a lot as a sophomore on varsity, but is poised to be a monster this year based on their offseason.

Greg Biggins
National Recruiting Analyst, West

Gardena (Calif.) Serra had a loaded secondary a year ago and safety C.J. Pollard only saw backup minutes. This year, he'll be the guy to watch for the Cavs and should have a big year. He has good size and speed, is a physical player, plays with a high football IQ, is always around the ball and has excellent cover skills for the safety position.

Brandon Huffman
National Recruiting Analyst, West

Bellevue (Wash.) 2016 tight end Isaac Garcia played a bit last fall for the Wolverines, but didn't start because of the talent that the Wolverines had on both sides of the ball. But the Scout 300 tight end looked excellent during the spring and summer on the camp circuit, especially at the NW Elite Camp in May and now that he'll be one of the primary weapons for Bellevue this fall, should see his recruitment, which includes early offers from Washington State and USC, really take off.

Jason Jewell
Southwest Recruiting Analyst

Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy defensive end Connor Murphy. Despite playing in two games as a sophomore, I had faith enough to go to bat for Murphy after seeing him at Arizona State and NAU's camps. He is a legit 6-foot-6 and 235 pounds with a frame to be a monster. He has great bloodlines, Trent Murphy's little brother, and is poised to be a big time prospect.

Doug Kimmel
Mountain Recruiting Analyst

Kahi Neves has been a journeyman since his high school career began. Neves seems like he has finally found a home at Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton and is surrounded by talent heading into this fall. Neves is a jumbo-sized quarterback with a rocket of an arm. He won MVP at USC's Rising Stars Camp and turned a lot of heads down at Auburn's camp last month as well. Neves is nearly 6-5 240 pounds and he can move pretty well. It's a safe bet that Neves blows up this year.

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