Preseason West 2009 Rankings: WRs

The list of the top receivers in the West is led by Shaquelle Evans, Randall Carroll and Rolando Jefferson, who round out one of the most complete group of pass-catchers in some time from the region. Evans has UCLA at the top of his list...

The 2009 class of receivers in the West is deep, and extremely talented, from the big-play ability of Jefferson and Jackson, the toughness of Simone and Marvray, the speed of Carroll and Flournoy to the all-around ability of Roberts, Thompson and Evans.  Here are the top receivers in the West. 

1. Shaquelle Evans, Inglewood (Calif.)
The complete package at receiver, Evans has offers from all over the country and is one of the biggest targets at his positions nationally.

2. Randall Carroll, Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral- USC
Hands down, the fastest football player, or prepster, in the West.

3. Rolando Jefferson, Fresno (Calif.) Edison
No one has better big-play ability than Jefferson.  Academics are the only hangup.

4. Devon Flournoy, Van Nuys (Calif.) Birmingham- USC
The top offensive player in the City Section, is arguably the best return man in the West.

5. Jemari Roberts, Long Beach (Calif.) Wilson- Stanford
Often overshadowed by the folks at Poly, Roberts is with Flournoy as a top returner/receiver.

6. Brett Thompson, El Dorado Hills (Calif.) Oak Ridge- BYU
The best offensive prospect in Sacramento, is often compared to Oak Ridge alum and BYU receiver Austin Collie.

7. Diante Jackson, Walnut Creek (Calif.) Las Lomas
May be the most explosive athlete in Northern California.

8. Gino Simone, Issaquah (Calif.) Skyline- Washington State
Has great hands, runs great routes, but more importantly, is one of the toughest football players in the country.

9. Ricky Marvray, Corona (Calif.) Centennial
Had a great spring and has no fear making the catch in traffic.

10. Mitch Mathews, Beaverton (Ore.) Southridge- BYU
Tall and rangy receiver is the top playmaker in the Beaver State.

11. Kenny Cooper, Merced (Calif.)
Whether he's at receiver or tight end, Cooper is a big target who's a physical mismatch.

12. James Johnson, Escondido (Calif.) Valley Center
Had a monster junior year and is also an excellent return man.

13. Billy Ray Stutzmann, Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis- Hawaii
Cat-quick receiver turned down some mainland offers to stay home and play in Warriors passing game.

14. Kevin Cummings, Encino (Calif.) Crespi
Playing on high profile Crespi team should allow him to capitalize on a great spring.

15. Kirby Moore, Prosser (Wash.)
Could end up leading the country in receiving when it's all said and done.

16. Jamal Smith, Oxnard (Calif.)- Utah
Tall, physical receiver committed to the Utes early.

17. James Orth, Modesto (Calif.) Central Catholic
Tough, physical receiver also has deceptive speed.

18. Ronald McCrory, West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade
The MVP at the B2G Elite is showing he belongs with the big boys.

19. Michael Edmunds, South Jordan (Utah) Bingham
Good size and speed, is a crisp route-runner.

20. Travis Van Leeuwen, Provo (Utah) Timpview
Big, tall receiver with very good hands.

The Next 15 (in alphabetical order):
Brett Ackerman, Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola
Chanzell Porter, Concord (Calif.)- Utah
Courtney Gardner, Reno (Nev.) Hug- Nevada
Deondre Powell, Cerritos (Calif.) Gahr- Hawaii
Gianni Carter, Eugene (Ore.) Marist
Jake Peterson, Bakersfield (Calif.) Christian
James Flynn, Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame
Jerry Rice, Menlo (Calif.) Atherton
Jeffrey Taylor, Montebello (Calif.) Cantwell-Sacred Heart
Kevin Chandler, Mission Viejo (Calif.)
Marvin Jones, San Diego (Calif.) Kearney- San Diego State
Noel Grigsby, Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw
Osmond Nicholas, Oceanside (Calif.)- San Diego State
Rashaun Shaffer, Fresno (Calif.) Edison
Spencer Hagan, Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian
 

Other Receivers to Watch (in alphabetical order):
Alonzo Jackson, Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea
Brandon Chambers, San Diego (Calif.)- San Diego State
Brandon Washington, Napa (Calif.)
Brian Owusu, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian
Chandler Gayton, Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea
Chris Albright, Milpitas (Calif.)
Darryl Jenkins, Los Alamitos
Delvon Purvis, Los Angeles (Calif.) Jordan
Drew Gibson, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
Geshaun Harris, Corona (Calif.) Centennial
Jeff Crissman, Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison
Jordan Smith, Orem (Utah) Mountain View
Josh Wicks, Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West
Keith Williams, Simi Valley (Calif.)
Kevin Voogt, Canyon Country (Calif.) Canyon
Kyle Larimer, Henderson (Nev.) Green Valley
Mike Reeve, Seattle (Wash.) Rainier Beach
Mitch Singler, Medford (Ore.) South Medford
Robert Evans, St. George (Utah) Pineview
Roby Toma, Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou
Sam Knapp, Atherton (Calif.) Menlo-Atherton
Scotty Williams, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran- Army
Stan Langlow, Tacoma (Wash.) Curtis
Travis Jorgensen, Provo (Utah) Timpview


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