Top 10 2017 Athletes in the West Pre-Eval Period

Mar. 28 -- Scout takes a look at the top ten athletes in the West in the 2017 class before the spring evaluation period...

1. Greg Johnson, Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins

A commit to Arizona, Johnson is a 1,000-yard rusher who may have more upside as a defensive back.

2. Salvon Ahmed, Kirkland (Wash.) Juanita

Another running back/defensive back, Ahmed is the most versatile athlete in the Northwest.

3. Nathan Tilford, Ontario (Calif.) Colony

Tilford landed his first few offers before he even started high school and can play safety or linebacker in college.

4. Sione Heimuli-Lund, Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton

Heimuli-Lund committed to Stanford over Thanksgiving and the Cardinal are thankful to have a verbal from the linebacker who can also play running back.

5. Tayler Katoa, Layton (Utah)

Katoa plays quarterback in high school but will likely end up as a linebacker or safety in college.

6. Michael Onyemaobi, Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral

Onyemaobi has his heart at receiver but even he'll acknowledge that his ceiling is higher in the secondary.

7. Jordan Genmark-Heath, San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral

San Diego's most versatile prospect, Genmark-Heath can play safety, linebacker, running back or receiver in college.

8. Victor Bates, Buena Park (Calif.)

Bates will join a loaded group at Buena Park and has plenty of position versatility.

9. Drew Dixon, Tucson (Ariz.) Sabino

Another prep quarterback who will likely end up catching passes instead of throwing them in college.

10. Randal Grimes, Las Vegas (Nev.) Desert Pines

The 6-5 Grimes plays receiver but could grow into an outside linebacker at the next level, though he prefers to stay on offense.

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

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