Big Movers Out West in Final Scout 100

Jan. 15 -- Here's a breakdown of which west coast prospects made the biggest moves in the final rankings, including a UCLA commit and a few targets...

Lets start in the top 10 where Long Beach Poly (Calif.) defensive back Iman Marshall is now the nation's No. 1 corner prospect. Marshall also moved up from No. 11 to No. 7 in the overall rankings. Marshall has always had a big, strong, physical body but has really improved his overall speed and athleticism and taken his game to another level this year.

Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou defensive end and Oregon commit Canton Kaumatule may have as big a ceiling as anyone out West and he jumps up from No. 62 to No. 16 and picks up a 5th star. There was never a question about his talent, Kaumatule has battled injuries the past couple of years and we just wanted to see him live and up close. After seeing him dominate the UA AA Game practices, it was a no brainer to bump him up accordingly.

Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton linebacker Osa Masina jumped up from No. 22 nationally to No. 19 following his dominant performance at the Army AA Game. Masina is an elite talent who does everything well. He can rush the passer, play in space and is great against the run. He plays with a non-stop motor and is a natural leader on the field as well. It's down to UCLA, USC and ASU for Masina.

Orange Lutheran (Calif.) athlete and UCLA commit Keisean Lucier-South had an up and down senior year bouncing between linebacker and then to his original spot at defensive end. Heading in to the Army AA Game, he was one of a handful of players on the verge of potentially dropping down and losing a star but he showed up in a big way. Lucier-South was on just about everyone's top five defensive performers list following the game and rises a few spots from No. 32 nationally to No. 29.

No player made a bigger jump than Riverside Poly's (Calif.) Ykili Ross. Ross moved up from No. 99 to No. 37 and the highest rated 4-star prospect in the country. It's definitely well deserved as Ross had a big season, on both sides of the ball this past year and then had a very impressive showing during the Army All-American practices. He can play receiver, corner or safety in college but will likely start out at corner for USC.

Another USC DB commit, Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill's Isaiah Langley, got a nice boost moving up from No. 82 to No. 63. Like Ross, Langley impressed at the Army AA practices, showing he's one of the smoothest corners in the land. He has good size, moves around effortlessly on the field and has the speed to turn and run with the fastest wide outs.

Staying with the DB theme, San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills corner Dechaun Holiday is now the No. 76 player in the country, up from 93. Whereas Langley is silky smooth, Holiday is a big, physical player who looks more like a safety but has corner skills. He's versatile enough to play anywhere in the secondary in college. It's believed Holiday is a solid lean to UCLA.

Making his first appearance in the Scout 100 is LB Poly (Calif.) defensive lineman Joseph Wicker. Wicker made the most of his move from end to tackle this past season, racking up over 20 quarterback sacks. He showed he could compete on the big stage dominating all interior lineman he faced at the Army AA practices and is now ranked as the No. 93 player in the country. It's between UCLA and ASU for Wicker, with most close to the situation believing UCLA leads.

Also jumping in to the Scout 100 is record setting Folsom (Calif.) quarterback Jake Browning. Browning, who comes in at No. 97, put up ridiculous numbers the past two seasons but the issue was we hadn't see him in person over the spring/summer or early fall. After watching him torch a very good Oceanside team in the state championship game, we were believers and feel he has a legitimate shot to early playing time for Washington as soon as next fall.


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