Top 10 2017 Defensive Tackles in the West Pre-Eval Period

Mar. 17 -- Scout takes a look at the top ten defensive tackles in the West in the 2017 class before the spring evaluation period...

1. Haskell Garrett, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman

The Ohio State commit is the top defensive lineman in the West and has been the best defensive prospect for the national champion Gaels the past two years.

http://www.scout.com/player/193409-haskell-garrett


2. Greg Rogers, Las Vegas (Nev.) Arbor View

Rogers isn't that far behind Garrett and gives Vegas a pretty stout 1-2 punch inside.

http://www.scout.com/player/188281-greg-rogers


3. Jay Tufele, South Jordan (Utah) Bingham

One of the better interior prospects to come from the Beehive State, Tufele has a host of Pac-12 offers and some national offers to choose from.

http://www.scout.com/player/193616-jay-tufele


4. Martin Andrus, Los Angeles (Calif.)

The top defensive prospect in the City Section this year, the two hometown schools are fighting for him and so are a number of other Pac-12 and national programs

http://www.scout.com/player/198055-martin-andrus


5. Marlon Tuipulotu, Independence (Ore.) Central

The top defensive lineman in the Northwest, Tuipulotu has offers from all over the country but the homestate Ducks may have the advantage.

http://www.scout.com/player/199005-marlon-tuipulotu


6. Noah Elliss, Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian

The son of former NFL First Round pick and All-American at Utah, Elliss is the top defensive prospect in Colorado and has his pick of offers.

http://www.scout.com/player/196185-noah-elliss


7. Popo Aumavae, Stockton (Calif.) St. Mary's

A talented two-way lineman, Aumavae has schools that want him for the offensive line, but more schools like him for defense and that's where his heart is.

http://www.scout.com/player/200118-popo-aumavae


8. Gabe Cherry, Bakersfield (Calif.) Centennial

Cherry was the first commit to California in the 2017 class, giving them a nice start on the defensive side of the ball.

http://www.scout.com/player/204898-gabe-cherry


9. Kurtis Brown, Bakersfield (Calif.) Liberty

Another Power 5 defensive line prospect from the Central Valley, Brown has Pac-12 and Big Ten offers under his belt.

http://www.scout.com/player/197471-kurtis-brown


10. Jojo Falo, San Diego (Calif.) Madison

Part of a loaded Madison program that may have the most D-I prospects of any San Diego school this year, Falo is another two-way lineman who has his heart set on defense.

http://www.scout.com/player/191694-jojo-falo


-National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins and Director of Recruiting Brandon Huffman compiled these rankings.


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