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Eason is No. 1
The platitudes for Lake Stevens (Wash.) quarterback Jacob Eason have been endless.
Gatorade National Player of the Year. U.S. Army All-American National Player of the Year. Maxwell Award Winner. First Team Scout All-American.
So it is fitting that the Georgia commit ends the year as the No. 1 player in the West.
In fact, it is the first time ever the West's No. 1 overall prospect in the Final West 150 is from Washington.
Eason took over the No. 1 spot in the West in the summer and never relinquished it.
Torrance (Calif.) North linebacker Mique Juarez, the No. 1 outside linebacker nationally, moved up to take the No. 2 spot behind Eason in the final rankings.
By the Numbers...
1 American Samoa-based prospect made the list. That would be offensive guard Frederick Mauigoa from Tafuna HS in Pago Pago. He became the first player from Samoa to be selected to The Opening and is focused on Oregon State and Washington State.
16 Arizona-based prospects are on the list, the second most of any state in the West, topped by Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro athlete Byron Murphy, the second straight year Saguaro has the No. 1 prospect in the state.
107 California-based prospects make the list. The Golden State usually always has the most prospects on it, but for the first time since 2007, California doesn't have the No. 1 prospect in the region.