West '15: Preseason Top OLs

AUG 29 -- UCLA has two commits, Fred Ulu-Perry and Andre James, among the best offensive line prospects in the west for 2015...


1. Fred Ulu-Perry, 6-2.5, 295, Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis
Committed to UCLA

The Skinny: Ulu-Perry was the MVP of the Los Angeles NFTC then followed it up by shining on the big stage at The Opening and moved himself into the top spot at center nationally to go along with the West.

2. Cole Smith, 6-3, 255, Mission Viejo (Calif.)
Committed to USC

The Skinny: One of the best pure center prospects in the country, Smith's father was a longtime NFL Pro Bowler, so the future Trojan has excellent bloodlines.

3. Dominic Fredrickson, 6-3, 300, Oakley (Calif.) Freedom

The Skinny: Fredrickson can play anywhere along the offensive line but is focusing on the inside and projects best at center, where he's worked most of the offseason.

4. Alex Neale, 6-3, 270, Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic
Committed to Montana

The Skinny: Neale was fantastic the numerous camps we saw him at this summer, including the Oregon NFTC, where he was named OL MVP in a crowded field.

5. Matthew Katnik, 6-4, 300, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco

The Skinny: Anchors the offensive line for arguably the best team on the West Coast, the biggest question for Katnik is will he play football in college or focus on track, where he's one of the elite throwers in the country.

The Next Five:
6. Caleb Blakeley, Modesto (Calif.) Christian
7. Kyle Hoppe, Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral- Committed to San Jose State
8. T.J. Salu, Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic
9. Siotame Uluave, Kahuku (Hawaii)
10. Parker Stott, Gilbert (Ariz.) Highland


1. Tristen Hoge, 6-4.5, 291, Pocatello (Idaho) Highland
Committed to Notre Dame

The Skinny: The top offensive lineman in the West, and arguably the top prospect to come from Idaho in a decade, Hoge solidified his standing in the Scout 100 after a good showing at The Opening.

2. Tevita Halalilo, 6-4.5, 240, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde
Committed to UCLA

The Skinny: Southern California's top offensive lineman comes from a program that knows a thing or two about elite nationally-ranked linemen.

3. Semisi Uluave, 6-5, 320, Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahour

The Skinny: After a sterling performance at the Oakland NFTC, Uluave was invited to The Opening. Now fully healthy, he leads a powerful Punahou offensive line.

4. Tim Lynott, 6-4, 295, Aurora (Colo.) Regis Jesuit
Committed to Colorado

The Skinny: The top offensive prospect in the state of Colorado, he made a lot of people close to home happy by committing to the Buffs, a gigantic pickup for CU.

5. Zach Okun, 6-4, 303, Newbury Park (Calif.)
Committed to Oregon

The Skinny: An early commitment to Oregon, Okun triggered a domino effect of top end linemen committing to the Ducks.

The Next Five:
6. Zach Robertson, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco
7. Cody Creason, Folsom (Calif.)- Committed to Arizona
8. James Empey, American Fork (Utah)
9. Jake Hanson, Eureka (Calif.)- Committed to Oregon
10. Ve'ehala Tuihalamaka, Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral


1. Keenan Walker, 6-5, 292, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral
Committed to Arizona

The Skinny: The West's top tackle prospect stamped his spot after a stellar showing at The Opening. One of the most athletic tackles in the country.

2. Andre James, 6-4.5, 278, Herriman (Utah)
Committed to UCLA

The Skinny: James had a good performance at The Opening and is one of the more versatile tackle prospects in the West.

3. Dru Samia, 6-6, 295, Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley
Considering Oklahoma and UCLA

The Skinny: No lineman upped their stock this spring as much as Samia did, winning OL MVP honors at the Oakland NFTC then following it up with a stout effort at The Opening.

4. Roy Hemsley, 6-5, 270, Los Angeles (Calif.) Windward
Committed to USC

The Skinny: A basketball player first, Hemsley is light on his feet, long and athletic and has immense upside on the field.

5. Henry Roberts, 6-6, 260, Bellevue (Wash.)
Considering Stanford, USC and Washington

The Skinny: Entering his third year as a starter at Bellevue and wearing the famed #52, Roberts is the top lineman in Washington in what is a very strong class.

The Next Five:
6. Kieffer Longson, San Ramon (Calif.) Dougherty Valley
7. Clayton Johnston, Anaheim (Calif.) Servite- Committed to USC
8. Bar Milo, West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade
9. Shane Lemieux, Yakima (Wash.) West Valley
10. Kevin Estes, San Marcos (Calif.)- Committed to Wisconsin

National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins), National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman), Southwest Recruiting Analyst Jason Jewell (@jason247scout) and Mountain Recruiting Analyst Doug Kimmel (@DougKimmelScout) contributed to these rankings.

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