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

Mar. 19 -- Scout takes a look at the top ten defensive ends in the West in the 2017 class before the spring evaluation period...

1. Jaelan Phillips, Redlands (Calif.) East Valley

The DL MVP of The Opening Los Angeles has a who's who list of offers and Stanford has made a big impression.

http://www.scout.com/player/201009-jaelan-phillips


2. Hunter Echols, Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral

One of the West's top pass rushers, the Los Angeles native committed to UCLA the day after Signing Day.

http://www.scout.com/player/203619-hunter-echols


3. Langi Tuifua, South Jordan (Utah) Bingham

Tuifua committed to Oregon last summer and the Ducks are hoping he has the success that previous Utah defensive lineman have had in Eugene.

http://www.scout.com/player/191641-langi-tuifua


4. D.J. Johnson, Sacramento (Calif.) Burbank

The Sacramento native has exploded nationally after a big junior season.

http://www.scout.com/player/201469-d-j-johnson


5. Alden Tofa, West Jordan (Utah)

The three in-state schools are battling it out already for Tofa.

http://www.scout.com/player/203774-alden-tofa


6. Jacob Callier, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco

Another in a recent crop of defensive lineman from St. John Bosco, Callier was one of the Southern Section's best pass rushers.

http://www.scout.com/player/194563-jacob-callier


7. Victor Jones, Sacramento (Calif.) Inderkum

Jones is a versatile end who can play with his hand down or standing up.

http://www.scout.com/player/205469-victor-jones


8. Dalton Keene, Littleton (Colo.) Chatfield

The top true defensive lineman in Colorado, Keene has Big 12 and ACC offers already.

http://www.scout.com/player/202873-dalton-keene


9. Odua Isibor, Phoenix (Ariz.) St. Mary's

Arizona and USC are just two of the schools making a push for Isibor.

http://www.scout.com/player/206118-odua-isibor


10. Terrance Lang, Pasadena (Calif.) Maranatha

A basketball player by trade, Lang is starting to rack up some Pac-12 offers for football, with USC, Oregon State and Washington State some of his early offers.

http://www.scout.com/player/206461-terrance-lang


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


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