Amon-Ra St. Brown (Blair Angulo)

SoCal UA All-American Camp: Offensive Preview

Feb. 18 -- The Under Armour All-American Camp tour kicks off this weekend in Southern California in what looks like a loaded group from all over the West region. Here's a look at the top offensive players expected on Sunday, including many UCLA prospects...

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THE OFFENSE:

QUARTERBACKS

With some of the top signal callers in the region unable to attend on Sunday, it will be fun to see who steps up and puts on a show on the big stage.

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San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills QB and Utah commit Jack Tuttle has made big strides in the last year and has established himself as one of the premier pocket passers in the region. Tuttle has a prototype frame, a smooth, effortless release and can get the ball down the field.

*We've been watching Lancaster (Calif.) Paraclete's Brevin White  since he was in middle school. White has a live arm, is a plus athlete and always shows a ton of toughness and the ability to stand in and take a shot if needed to deliver the ball.

Lehi (Utah) QB Camm Cooper  is the state's top signal caller and has a lot of natural ability. The lefty has a smooth, effortless release, has very good pocket mobility and shows an advanced feel in throwing with timing and anticipation. 

*Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco's Re-al Mitchell  is one of the nation's top dual threat quarterbacks. He can flash a live arm but is most dangerous when he can get outside the pocket and is a threat to break off a big run and score from anywhere on the field. 

*Corona (Calif) Roosevelt QB Jeremy Moussa is a major sleeper out West. He throws a very catchable ball and is one of the best pure throwers in the state. He can throw with touch, is very accurate on the deeper throws and has some definite upside to him.

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*Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon QB Mason Quandt has one of the strongest arms in the state and can make every throw you need. 

*Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison's Griffin O'Connor really came on strong this past season and emerged as one of the top dual-threat QBs in the area. 

*Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne's Jalen Chatman is a dangerous dual-threat QB who throws the ball much better than given credit for. 

*San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) JSerra's Matthew Robinson is a gamer who always competes at a high level and wants the ball in tight, late game situations. 

*Newhall (Calif.) Hart's J.T. Shrout has looked very good in off-season workouts and is the guy who could see his stock soar the most following the camp Sunday. 

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There are several talented underclass quarterbacks expected headlined by Murrieta Valley's (Calif.) Hank Bachmeier . The '19 QB had a huge sophomore season and is one of the more pure passers in the region. He can make all the throws and has the ability to extend a play and make positive yards with his legs as well.

*Upland (Calif.) '19 QB David Baldwin  is a strong armed lefty with a downfield arm. He's a high level athlete as well and a true dual threat quarterback with a big upside to him.

*Orange Lutheran (Calif.) '19 QB Ryan Hilinski has a college frame, a big arm and is a natural leader. 

*Kapolei (Hawaii) '19 QB Taulia Tagovailoa  has a lofty reputation already but showed on the field last season he's a talented kid in his own right. 

A pair of '20 QBs to watch are Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral's Bryce Young  and Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco's D.J. Uiagalelei . Young made a ton of plays with his arm and his legs as a freshman last season and Uiagalelei is a big, strong armed QB who has 

RUNNING BACKS

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The region's top back, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman's Kirby Bennett , headlines the running back group. Bennett is a physical, downhill runner who can run between the tackles or bounce it outside and it should be fun to see him in this kind of environment. 

Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino's Chris Brown is another talented back who does everything well. He has a big frame, runs well and physically looks like a college running back right now. 

Santa Margarita (Calif.) athlete Malone Mataele  is one of the more versatile players in the region and could play 3-4 different positions in college. He's a very talented safety but shows natural ability as a runner as well and that's likely the position he'll work out at on Sunday.

*Lompoc's (Calif.) Toa Taua  is always fun to watch because of his hard running style, ability to shake off would be tacklers and downhill/attacking style.

*Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco's Demetrious Flowers  is a tough, physical runner who really came on during the Braves State title run last season. He's a decisive runner with a better burst than given credit for .

*Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton's Jawhar Jordan can flat out fly and will be one of the fastest players in this camp. 

*Norco's (Calif.) Travis Dye is a quick, shifty back and very tough to bring down in the open field.

*A few other backs we like a lot include Milpitas' (Calif.) Tariq Bracy, Uplands (Calif.) Kyle Jones, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventura's Chuck Wick , West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade's Andrew Van Buren, Chino (Calif.) Don Lugo's Khoury Bethley and Redondo Beach (Calif.) Redondo Union's Jermar Jefferson .

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Two underclass backs we really like are Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey's Charles Mincy and Lancaster (Calif.) Paraclete's Jamaal Bell. The two 2019 standouts are already among the top backs in the region with explosive speed, wiggle and very good hands out of the backfield. Both will be recruited by everyrone as seniors. 

WIDE RECEIVERS/TIGHT ENDS

Without question, the receiver position is the strongest out West and in fact, this year's crop of pass catchers could be the deepest in recent memory.

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Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei's Amon-Ra St. Brown  and Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins' Jalen Hall  lead a deep and talented group of wide out.

St. Brown was the most dynamic receiver in the state last season and has the hands and route running of a possession receiver with the speed and 'run after catch' ability of a dynamic playmaker. He's explosive in the return game as well and a true home run hitter and a threat to score from anywhere on the field. 

Hall is a big, physical receiver with strong hands and high level body control. He can jump over a defensive back, uses his size well to gain separation and will be a huge red zone threat from day one in college. 

*USC commit Manuel Allen  is a player with a very nice upside. The Corona (Calif.) Centennial standout has length, athleticism and can go up and get it.

*Mission Viejo (Calif.) wide out Austin Osborne, a recent Washington commit, does everything well. He has an athletic 6-3 frame, can make plays down the field and is a polished route runner with great hands.

*Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins slot receiver and Nebraska  commit Eric Fuller is one of the most explosive players in the region, regardless of position. He's electric in space and can take a short hitch, make 3-4 guys and take it to the house on any given play.

*Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt's Chase Williams  is one of the smoothest pass catchers in the region, the game just looks easy for him. He catches the ball as well as anyone in the area.

*Buena Park's (Calif.) Devon Cooley  and Calabasas' (Calif.) Nikko Hall  are a couple of two-way standouts who project as BCS prospects at receiver or safety. They'll likely work out on the offensive side of the ball but are equally talented in the secondary as well.

*Vista Murrieta's (Calif.) Khalil Shakir  is a big play threat and tremendous after the catch. He's another dangerous special teamer in the punt/kick return game as well. 

*Moving out of state, Chase Cota out of South Medford (Ore.) and Solomon Enis  out of Phoenix (Ariz.) North Canyon are the top receivers in their respective states. 

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Cota is a big, physical 6-3 athlete who can physically overwhelm a defender and Enis can really run and is tremendous after the catch. 

*When you throw in a few more explosive play makers like Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman's Jalen Nailor, West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade's Michael Wilson , Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger's Andre Hunt , San Marcos' (Calif.) Kyle Philips, Gardena (Calif.) Serra's Kobe Smith and Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne's J.J. Tucker, all who project as BCS prospects and you can see why we called this receiver group the best we've seen in some time.

*A few talented underclassmen to watch closely are Anaheim (Calif.) Servite '19 standout Kyle Ford and Calabasas (Calif.) '20 athlete Johnny Wilson. Ford is a physical receiver with a college body right now and Wilson is polished beyond his years and has tremendous upside. 

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Long Beach Poly's (Calif.) Camren McDonald  leads a solid tight end group. McDonald is a hybrid big WR/TE who can make plays down the field because of his athletic ability. We think he'll grow in to a pass catching tight end down the road and will be a brutal matchup for opposing 'backers and safeties.

Corona Del Mar's (Calif.) Tae Le  is another hybrid tight end type. He plays like a jumbo receiver and has as good a hands as you'll see but the frame to grow in to a pass catching TE/H-Back type player.

*Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey's Isaiah Smalls and Santa Margarita's (Calif.) Jake Peters  fit the mold of your more traditional tight end with the size to be effective in the run game but the hands to be that crucal securty blanket on 3rd downs.

*An underclassmen we like a lot is Concord (Calif.) De La Salle's Isaiah Foskey . The 2019 athlete can really run and will be among the nation's top prospects at his position when he's a senior.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

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The top four offensive tackles in the West headline a solid group of linemen. 

Penei Sewell  is our top rated offensive linemen in the region and he shows the positional versatility to play tackle or guard in college. He's a physical kid who just manhandles opposing linemen at the H.S level and has the size, strength and mobility to play for anyone in the country. 

Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei's Tommy Brown  is a true tackle prospect who can pass protect and run block equally well. He has a huge frame but is light on his feet and plays with the perfect amount of nastiness. 

Lake Oswego's (Ore.) Dawson Jaramillo is the top lineman in the state and has a prototype tackle frame. He moves very well for a big man and will have no problem adding as much size as he'll need to at the next level. 

Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral's Steven Jones  is a fast rising tackle who has only played football for a couple of years but showed a ton of raw talent. Like Sewell, he has the size and toughness to play inside or outside in college and is just scratching the surface of how good he could be.

*Glendale (Ariz.) Deer Valley's Joey Ramos  is another talented tackle we like a lot. He's the top offensive lineman in the state and shows up very well on film. He's a kid who plays through the whistle and has a lot of natural ability. 

*Mission Viejo's (Calif.) Jarrett Patterson, Corvallis' (Ore.) Marco Brewer, Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley's Blake McDonald  and Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco's Kevin Coblentz are just a few more intriguing tackle prospects. 

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At the guard position, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei's Chris Murray  looks like the headliner here. There isn't a hotter OL prospect in the region right now than Murray, with new offers flooding in every day. He's a technically sound prospect, very strong and highly skilled as well.

Sam Vakalahi  is another talented guard prospect with national offers. The Salt Lake City (Utah) East standout is a talented two-way player and could line up on both sides of the ball but the offensive line is likely where he projects best at.

Vakalahi's teammate at East, Junior Angilau, is another talented line prospect to watch for. He's another road grader on the interior offensive line and one of the most physical players in the region. 

*Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman's Jacob Isaia , La Mirada's Tyler Casados, El Dorado Hills (Calif.) Oak Ridge's Bryan Catchings and La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat's Aaron Maldonado are next level prospects as well.

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Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral's Justin Dedich  is the top center in the region and always impresses. He's about as technically sound a lineman as you'll find, has a strong, solid frame that can take on a bull rush and he's a powerful run blocker as well. 

*A couple of underclassmen we like a lot are Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne '19 tackle Jonah Tauanu'u  and Kahuku  (Hawaii) '19 tackle Enokk Vimahi . Tauanu'u starred for one of the state's top programs last season and Vimahi is the younger brother of recent Utah signee Aliki Vimahi


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