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.

http://www.scout.com/player/193381-greg-johnson


2. Salvon Ahmed, Kirkland (Wash.) Juanita

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

http://www.scout.com/player/186129-salvon-ahmed


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.

http://www.scout.com/player/180144-nathan-tilford


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.

http://www.scout.com/player/189904-sione-heimuli-lund


5. Tayler Katoa, Layton (Utah)

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

http://www.scout.com/player/189914-tayler-katoa


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.

http://www.scout.com/player/204268-michael-onyemaobi


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.

http://www.scout.com/player/204070-jordan-genmark-heath


8. Victor Bates, Buena Park (Calif.)

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

http://www.scout.com/player/198057-victor-bates


9. Drew Dixon, Tucson (Ariz.) Sabino

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

http://www.scout.com/player/196051-drew-dixon


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.

http://www.scout.com/player/199690-randal-grimes


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


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