The votes are in and the tally has been counted. Who is the best player in the West? Early projections have an offensive lineman beating out a linebacker for top honors. Here are pre-season top 100 football prospects in the west for 2006, including nine of UCLA's commits and many targets...
, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive lineman from Bellevue, Washington, scored a unique double-dip Monday. Schilling was named
Scout.com's number-one player in it's preseason rankings of the top 100 players in the northwest and in the west. Schilling - who plays both ways for the Wolverines as they try and capture their fifth straight class 3A title this fall - is a true road-grader that also has the ability to get downfield in a hurry. He plays through the whistle and feasts on pancakes. He has offers from basically every top D1 school in the country, and with good reason.
Schilling just beat out Colton, California linebacker Allen Bradford
for the top spot. Bradford, at 5-11 and 222 pounds, is freakishly athletic and loves to lay the lumber. He's very quick in disrupting backfields and moves from sideline-to-sideline as well as any LB in the west. Bradford just took an unofficial visit to UCLA and the Bruins are on his short list of favorites.
To check out the rest of the best in the west, click here for
Scout.com's preseason West Hot 100.