West Moves Outside the Scout 300

Mar. 21 -- A look at some of the movers from the West just outside the Scout 300 for the 2016 class...

With the eval period just weeks away, the camp season is already underway in the West, with both the Pylon Elite 7v7 and The Opening Los Angeles having taken place in the region.

The rankings have expanded nationally as well, with more film having been evaluated, more players being seen for the first time and more players we'd seen before being seen for the first time in months.

With a number of movers in to the Scout 300 from the West, there are also a number of players who moved up outside the Scout 300.

The newest four-stars, who are just outside the Scout 300 are San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills safety Troy Warner and receiver Demetric Felton from Temecula (Calif.) Great Oak.

Like his brother, Fred Warner, Troy rose after a few releases, after looking good on film and at The Opening Los Angeles.

Unlike his brother, who was also a four-star, Troy did it much earlier in the cycle.

Felton plays running back for Great Oak, but projects as a slot receiver in college and he's looked superb this spring playing receiver for Ground Zero.

The highest ranked 3-star cornerback from the West is Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco's Traveon Beck, who was terrific at The Opening Los Angeles after a very good junior year for the Braves, where he stepped in to a secondary that lost four players to the FBS level the year before.

Corona (Calif.) Centennial cornerback Camryn Bynum also got a nice bump in the cornerback rankings, coming off an MVP performance at the Pylon Elite 7v7.

On the defensive line, Portland (Ore.) David Douglas tackle Osa Odighizuwa, who had a good Army Combine and Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic tackle Justin Holt, who had a second straight sterling performance at The Opening Los Angeles, made moves.

At linebacker, Colorado Springs (Colo.) Pine Creek's JoJo Domann and Kevin Meitzenheimer from Moreno Valley (Calif.), both moved up at outside and middle linebacker respectively.

Along the offensive line, Kapolei (Hawaii) guard Sean Auwae, Corona (Calif.) Centennial tackle Daniel Juarez and Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos tackle Cohl Cabral all shined at The Opening Los Angeles and moved up at their positional groups.

A pair of quarterback commits, Armani Rogers from Los Angeles (Calif.) Hamilton, who's headed to Cal and South Jordan (Utah) Bingham's Keaton Torre, a Louisville pledge, were the biggest risers outside the 300 behind center.

In the backfield, Los Angeles SPARQ MVP Alexander Mattison from San Bernardino (Calif.) and Covina (Calif.) Charter Oak running back Zion Echols rose significantly.

The receiver crop out West is ridiculously loaded, with a dozen in the Scout 300, and the next tier of receivers are a pretty stout group too. Upland (Calif.) receiver Grant Porter and Rohnert Park (Calif.) Rancho Cotate receiver Chris Taylor-Yamanoha but got big bumps.

Check out the updated 2016 Scout 300.


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