Biggest Movers In Updated Scout 300

Mar. 17 -- New UCLA commitment Krys Barnes was one of a few UCLA prospects who rose in the Scout rankings...

After watching Lake Stevens (Calif.) quarterback Jacob Eason at the Pylon 7v7v in Las Vegas a few weeks back, it was easy to see what an extreme talent he is. Physically, he has every tool including size, arm strength, release, accuracy and mobility.

We knew what he could do as a pocket passer but he showed surprisingly agility getting outside the pocket and making throws on the run. The Georgia commit is now the No. 2 ranked player in the West and No. 12 overall player in the nation and a 5-star prospect.

"I think he has really developed from a thrower to a pure, polished passer," national analyst Brandon Huffman, who has been watching Eason since he was a sophomore, said. "His decision making has improved immensely, he has taken command of the offense, he has improved in his progressions and reads and his arm looks even stronger.

"He has higher upside than former top Washington quarterbacks Jake Heaps and Max Browne without anywhere near the weapons. He has never had a Kasen Williams to throw to so I like him a lot and love his upside."

The newest member in to Scout 100 is Long Beach Poly (Calif.) athlete Jack Jones. Jones had a dominant showing at the recent Opening Regional Camp in L.A where he not only earned DB MVP honors but was probably the overall MVP of the event as well.

Jones is best known as an explosive slot receiver but showed he could be an even better prospect at corner. He has gotten bigger, probably putting on 10 pounds since last season and looks at least an inch taller as well. He's a highly competitive kid who plays with an edge to him and is now ranked the No. 1 corner in the West and No. 89 player in the country.

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle defensive tackle Boss Tagaloa jumped from the No. 47 prospect nationally to No. 36 and could end up a 5-star by the end of the summer. Tagaloa had a dominant junior season in helping lead the Spartans to a state title and his performance was even more impressive when his coaches estimated he played at about 75% all year.

Tagaloa broke his leg and fractured his ankle last spring and never had the benefit of an off-season. He's a load in the middle and could play as a nose guard or a tackle in a 4-3 scheme. He's very strong, plays with advanced technique and has a motor to him.

The player who made the biggest jump in the Scout 100 was North Torrance (Calif.) linebacker Mique Juarez. Juarez jumped from No. 96 to the No. 42 overall player in the country. Like Jones, Juarez had an impressive showing at the Opening Regional and locked in a spot for The Opening Finals in Oregon this summer.

He's one of the most athletic and versatile players in the region and has been compared to some pretty elite players. One of the lead NIKE LB coaches compared him to Su'a Cravens because athletically, he could play safety or linebacker. On film, he has some Myles Jack in him in his ability to blitz on one play and then drop 30 yards in to coverage and pick off a pass the next. He's a current USC commit but said he still plans to go through the process and take a few visits before totally shutting down his recruitment.

There were a handful of position changes in the Scout 100, most notably, Ventura (Calif.) Oaks Christian athlete Michael Pittman. Pittman was formerly ranked with the receivers but after seeing him in person at a few 7v7 events and further receiver of his junior film, we like his upside more on the defensive side of the ball.

Make no mistake, Pittman could play receiver in college or even grow in to a tight end but he plays with a defensive mentality. He's a huge hitter in the secondary, very physical and rangy. We currently have him as the No. 1 safety in the region but at 6-4, 210 pounds and still growing, outside linebacker might actually be his ultimate meal ticket.

The biggest mover outside the 100 was Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei linebacker Curtis Robinson. The athlete has looked great all winter and his stock has shot through the roof with new offers flying in every day. He jumped from No. 173 to No. 111 and no doubt has top 100 potential.

Robinson has safety athleticism but the size to play as a prototype weakside 'backer in college. He has looked very good as a receiver on the 7v7 circuit as well but defense is definitely his meal ticket in college.

Another player with obvious top 100 talent is Folsom (Calif.) tackle Jonah Williams. Williams jumped from No. 132 to No. 118 and is the top offensive line prospect in the west. Like with Robinson, it seems Williams lands a new offer every day and will have his choice of just about any college in the country.

We love the versatility Williams shows. He's a true tackle, athletic enough to play on the left, physical enough to play on the right. He could even move inside and play guard if needed but everyone is recruiting him for tackle right now and that's where we like him too.

Pittsburg (Calif.) defensive back Jordan Parker looked great at the Pylon 7v7 in Vegas and you could make a strong argument he's the top cover corner in the West. He's a close second behind Jones right now but moved up from the No. 193 player nationally to No. 125.

Parker has excellent size, pushing 6-0 on an athletic 180 pound frame. He's very strong technique wise, is a physical player and has the athleticism to turn and run with the fastest receivers.

A pair of safeties from Gardena (Calif.) Serra made nice jumps after several strong off-season work outs. Brandon Burton is one of the region's top two-way players and could be ranked with the receivers but we like him on defense.

He moved from No. 167 to No. 127 and has great ball skills, a high football IQ and is one of those players that just knows how to play the game. He had, in his own words, just an OK junior year but has elevated his game this off-season and is poised for a big senior year.

Fellow Cavalier C.J. Pollard has looked fantastic this off-season as well and jumped from No. 265 to No. 175. Pollard has worked incredibly hard on all facets of his game and it has really paid off.

He has played a ton of corner during 7v7 play and looked very good doing it. His speed and quickness has improved and he uses his long arms and physical nature to bully opposing receivers at the line of scrimmage. He's a natural free safety with an intriguing upside to him.

Chandler (Ariz.) wide out N'Keal Harry jumped from No. 222 to No. 134 after a strong showing at the Pylon event in Vegas. At 6-4, 205 pounds, he has tremendous size and uses it well. He's great in jump ball situations, has high level body control, soft hands and plus athleticism. It would have been great to see Harry compete at the Opening Regional in L.A against the other top corners and receivers in the region but hopefully we'll see him again later this spring.

Another player we loved in Vegas was Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic safety Brady Breeze. Breeze not only earned a 4th star, he jumped all the way in to the Scout 300 at No. 143. He's a physical safety who loves contact, plays with an edge and shows a lot of range. The Oregon commit is what you simply call a football player, a guy you can line up anywhere and he'll make plays.

After several great showings on the 7v7 circuit and an LB MVP performance at The Opening Regional in L.A, Bakersfield (Calif.) Liberty's Krys Barnes moved from No. 273 all the way up to No. 155 nationally. He rated with the inside 'backers but has plenty of athleticism to play the SAM role as well. He's a big kid, a heavy hitter and the way he moves, should have no problems covering tight ends at the next level.

A defensive end we love on film is Maxs Tupai out of Murray (Utah). Tupai jumped in to the Scout 300 at No. 201 and he's a lot of fun to watch. He plays with an incredible motor, is one of the biggest hitters in the region and once he learns a little more technique, should develop in to a heck of a pass rusher down the line.

Another new member in to the Scout 300 is Honolulu (Hawaii) Kaiser offensive lineman Michael Eletise. Eletise is the top guard in the region and earned an invite to The Opening Finals following an impressive showing at the Opening Regional in L.A. He has a solid frame at 6-4, 300 pounds, is light on his feet, very strong, shows off a powerful punch and loves to compete. He's the top guard in the region and checks in at No. 203.

Two more players who earned a 4th star and jumped in to the Scout 300 were Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic linebacker Lamar Winston and Clovis (Calif.) Buchanan defensive end Bryson Young.

Winston is a hyper athletic outside 'backer who has put on some good weight but kept his speed. He looks and plays like a big safety but has the frame to continue to grow and definitely hits like a 'backer. He's the No. 269 player in the nation and his arrow is definitely pointing up.

Young has some similar qualities to '15 UCLA DE signee Keisean Lucier-South in size and playing style. He has a long, lanky frame, is a natural pass rusher and shows the ability to close. He can dip his shoulder, uses his hands well and his last few steps are very good.

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