West '15: Preseason Top WRs, TEs, RBs

SEP. 1 -- UCLA has the #1 tight end, a committed wide receiver among the best and many more prospects on the lists...

TIGHT ENDS

1. Alize Jones, 6-5, 220, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman
Committed to UCLA

The Skinny: The five-star is the top prospect in Nevada and one of the most athletic and well-rounded tight ends to come out of the region in years.



2. Tyler Petite, 6-5, 225, Moraga (Calif.) Campolindo
Committed to Duke

The Skinny: The top tight end in Northern California, Petite is a fantastic pass-catcher who surprised many when he picked Duke, but figures to be an early impact player for the Blue Devils.



3. Kyle Penniston, 6-4, 220, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
Committed to Wisconsin

The Skinny: SoCal's top tight end prospect, he follows in the footsteps of Thomas Duarte as another top pass-catching tight end for the Monarchs.



4. Noah Togiai, 6.5, 215, West Valley (Utah) Hunter
Committed to Utah

The Skinny: One of the best two-sport players in the region, Togiai is committed to Utah to play basketball but several schools are trying to convince him to play football in college.



5. Jamie Nunley, 6-4, 212, Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta
Committed to Arizona

The Skinny: Nunley is one of the better receiving tight ends to come out of the Inland Empire and has taken strides as a blocker as well.


The Next Five:
6. Jacob Breeland, Mission Viejo (Calif.) Trabuco Hills- Committed to Oregon
7. Thomas Hudson, San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty- Committed to Arizona State
8. Matt Pistone, Yuma (Ariz.) Catholic- Committed to Oregon State
9. Noah Evans, Whittier (Calif.) Christian
10. Ricky McCoy, Fresno (Calif.) Roosevelt- Committed to Arizona


WIDE RECEIVERS

1. Christian Kirk, 5-11, 191, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro
Considering Arizona State, Auburn, Ohio State, Texas A&M, UCLA and USC

The Skinny: One of the best receivers, regardless of class, the past three years in the West, Kirk is one of the best playmakers in the entire country.



2. Equanimeous St. Brown, 6-5, 191, Anaheim (Calif.) Servite
Considering Notre Dame, Stanford, UCLA and USC

The Skinny: The jump he took this spring and summer has made St. Brown one of the most coveted pass-catchers in the country.



3. Trent Irwin, 6-2, 191, Newhall (Calif.) Hart
Considering Arizona State, Stanford and UCLA

The Skinny: May be the most polished, reliable and consistent receiver in the country, few players have been as steady and trusted as Irwin.



4. L.J. Reed, 6-3, 200, Lodi (Calif.) Tokay
Committed to UCLA

The Skinny: A big, physical presence at receiver, Reed is one of the best two-sport athletes in the West, a double-double averaging basketball player too.



5. Cordell Broadus, 6-2.5, 192, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman
Considering Arizona State, Florida State, Notre Dame, UCLA and USC

The Skinny: Making a name for himself as a pretty good football player, he's now in Nevada and is set to be a part of a pretty talented Gorman squad.


The Next Five:
6. Jaylinn Hawkins, Buena Park (Calif.)
7. Desean Holmes, Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany- Committed to USC
8. Lavan Alston, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
9. Taeon Mason, Pasadena (Calif.) Muir- Committed to USC
10. C.J. Sanders, Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame- Committed to Notre Dame


RUNNING BACKS

1. Malik Lovette, 5-11, 175, Redlands (Calif.) East Valley
Considering Notre Dame, Oregon, Texas A&M and USC

The Skinny: Lovette can play in the slot as a receiver or be a multi-carry a game running back and is one of the more versatile backs in the region, much like another back from Redlands East Valley seven years ago, Chris Polk.



2. Cameron Scarlett, 6-1, 210, Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic
Considering Notre Dame, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA and Washington

The Skinny: The top back in the Northwest and Oregon's top prospect in this class, Scarlett has a blend of power, vision and speed that make him one of the most difficult backs to bring down.



3. Myles Gaskin, 5-9.5, 185, Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea
Committed to Washington

The Skinny: Gaskin committed early on to the hometown Huskies and is one of the fastest and shiftiest backs in the region.



4. Bolu Olorunfunmi, 5-11, 210, Fresno (Calif.) Clovis North
Committed to UCLA

The Skinny: Built like a power back but still runs light on his feet, Bolu did a number of camps this spring and summer and looked better each time.



5. Kirk Johnson, 5-11, 190, San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian
Committed to Texas

The Skinny: The future Longhorn committed early to his father's alma mater, then went to the Oakland NFTC and was the SPARQ MVP, showing the athleticism and skill set that made him a priority for Texas.


The Next Five:
6. Malik Roberson, Gardena (Calif.) Serra
7. Paul Lucas, Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe
8. James Williams, Burbank (Calif.)- Committed to Washington State
9. Sheldon Croney, Bakersfield (Calif.) Ridgeview
10. Marcel Brown, Rio Linda (Calif.)

Fullbacks:
1. Ernie Timoteo, Richmond (Calif.) Kennedy
2. Michael Mack, Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes
3. Joey Wood, Los Gatos (Calif.)
4. Jackson Davis, Portland (Ore.) Wilson
5. Westin Hatcher, Fresno (Calif.) Clovis North


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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