News and notes from day two from the West at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl...

Jan. 6 -- The U.S. Army All-American West team was back on the practice field at Blossom Athletic Center on Tuesday. Here are news and notes from Day Two...

Tuesday was day two for U.S. Army All-American Bowl week practices.

There was just one longer morning practice with a few notable standouts.

Here are some news and notes from Day Two from the West.

Top Performers

Simi Fehoko, WR, Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton

Fehoko, the top prospect in Utah, has been the most consistent receiver on the West the first two days.  He reminds us a lot of Trent Irwin, who was in the Army Bowl last year and is now at Stanford, where Fehoko is committed.  Both are polished receivers, excellent route-runners who catch everything and carved up secondaries for record-breaking careers as preps. And Fehoko is faster than Irwin was at the same stage.

Cole Van Lanen, OL, Green Bay (Wisc.) Bay Port

The tackle prospect committed to Wisconsin has been running with the 1's at left guard this week and has been the most consistent offensive lineman through the first two days.  He's looked good in pulling situations, quick out of his stance and turning the corner faster than you'd expect.  He's one of the most technically sound linemen here.

Donnie Corley, WR, Detroit (Mich.) King

Corley has been pretty consistent with Fehoko, while some of the other receivers had a big play followed by a drop.  He's got a fantastic frame and has the size and instincts to be a chain-mover but also has shown great field-stretching ability and caught a number of deep balls on Tuesday, taking the top off the defense for big plays.

Ross Blacklock, DL, Fort Bend (Texas) Elkins

Blacklock wears his listed 326 pounds very well.  He plays like a bull, with short area explosion that allows him to disengage as a result.  Blacklock is playing a 3-tech tackle and could play it in college, but he's probably best off as an odd-front nose.

Raekwon Davis, DT, Meridian (Miss.)

Davis is easily the most physically imposing player on the West.  In fact, one of the highlights of the day was watching Davis standing back as a kick returner.  Just the thought of Davis running full speed would scare a kickoff team.  But it is on the defensive line where the Alabama commit has shined this week, constantly getting into the backfield and getting a great push against the offensive lineman.  He has a long reach, once he extends his arms, the offensive lineman can't reach him.

Recruiting Buzz

-Santa Margarita (Calif.) receiver Dylan Crawford will announce his decision on Saturday during the Army Bowl, choosing from Stanford, Washington, Miami, UCLA, Michigan and Georgia.  He's visited Michigan and Oregon officially and said he'll still take visits to Miami, Washington and Georgia despite committing somewhere on Saturday and will unofficially visit UCLA.

-Shreveport (La.) Calvary Baptist Academy safety Chanse Sylvie is headed out-of-state to play at Oklahoma and he said he's been working all week on Caleb Kelly and Erick Fowler, an LSU commit, to join him in Norman.

-Torrance (Calif.) North linebacker Mique Juarez said he's down to UCLA and Ole Miss but he'll visit Alabama on January 22nd.  Juarez has visited Ole Miss already and will visit UCLA on January 29th and will decide on Signing Day.

-Wichita (Kan.) East defensive end Xavier Kelly has been a long time commit to Clemson.  He will visit the Tigers officially on January 15, just days after the College Football National Championship Game.

-Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro athlete Byron Murphy is down to Arizona StateTexas A&M, Washington and USC.  He'll visit USC on January 15 and will decide the following week on his birthday.

-Paintsville (Ky.) linebacker Kash Daniel is staying in-state to play at Kentucky and will enroll next week.  Daniel said the Kentucky coaches have told him to expect to run with the 2's when spring ball starts.

Surprise Of the Day

Chase Lucas, CB, Chandler (Ariz.)

Lucas is a four-star athlete on Scout who is a terrific running back but will play defense in college.  He missed much of his senior year with a knee injury but came back down the stretch. On Tuesday, he showed no rust or any signs of the injury and had a terrific day in the secondary, breaking up a number of passes, showing great instincts, break on the ball and closing speed.  Seeing him at full strength and how he's played, you can see what kind of player Arizona State is getting in the hometown product.

Greg Powers and Gabe Brooks contributed to this report.


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