West 2010 Rankings: TEs, WRs

UCLA is involved with the names at the top of the list for both wide receivers and tight ends for 2010 in the west...


The West is home to three of the top tight ends in the country, and the top one overall in Grimble.  It's another strong year at the top for tight ends in the West, with USC the biggest beneficiary. 

1. Xavier Grimble, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman- USC
The top tight end in the country is a big, physical presence on the line or in the open field.

2. Randall Telfer, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.)- USC
May be the best pure receiver of the bunch.

3. Christian Thomas, Palmdale (Calif.) Highland
Another strong and gifted receiver, has been heavily recruited since he was a sophomore.

4. Aaron Dunn, Spokane (Wash.) Mead- Washington State
The top tight end in the Northwest, he could be a special player on either side of the ball

5. Josh Fulton, Phoenix (Ariz.) St. Mary's- Arizona State
Arizona's top tight end has a mean streak and nice, soft hands to catch the ball with.

6. John Young, Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola
Future could be on the offensive line, but the speed and athleticism is there to play tight end.

7. Pierce Richardson, Encino (Calif.) Crespi
Big and rangy target is one of the best blockers at his position.

8. Jake Rodgers, Spokane (Wash.) Shadle Park- Washington State
Has great size and speed and will team with Dunn to form a stellar tight end combination.

9. Sean Craig, Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe
Just behind Fulton as Arizona's best, can move really well for his size.

10. Tyler Perry, Ventura (Calif.) Buena- Oregon State
Stuck in the Wing-T but is the primary target for his schools offense.

The Next 10 (in alphabetical order):
A.J. Steimel, Phoenix (Az.) Brophy
Asante Cleveland, Sacranento (Calif.) Christian Brothers
Austin Reifeis, Redmond (Wash.) Eastlake
Bryan Sampson, Pleasant Grove (Utah) Pleasant Grove- BYU
Bryce Quigley, Apple Valley (Calif.) Granite Hills- San Diego State
Christian Wesley, Silverdale (Wash.) Central Kitsap
Harold Mobley, Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt
John Ghandour, La Habra (Calif.)- San Diego State 
Jordunn Mattinson, Spanish Fork (Utah)- Utah State
Michael Hartvigson, Bothell (Wash.)- Washington

Other Tight Ends to Watch (in alphabetical order):
Anthony King, Upland (Calif.)
Ben DeMarr, Phoenix (Az.) Mt. Pointe
C.J. Carson, Modesto (Calif.) Central Catholic
Cooper Pelluer, Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline
Kyle Novak, Clovis (Calif.) Buchanana
Michael Jordan, Chandler (Az.) Chandler
Mychael Tuiasosopo, Everett (Wash.) Mariner
Sam Tomlitz, San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty
Sean Bacon, Gardena (Calif.) Serra
Tim O'Hara, San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine Prep


The 2010 class of receivers in the West is deep, and extremely talented, from the big-play ability of Woods and Stills, the toughness of Baxter and Scott, the speed of Carter and Dunn to the all-around ability of Richardson, Kearse, Jefferson and Harper.  Here are the top receivers in the West. 

1. Robert Woods, Gardena (Calif.) Serra- USC
The complete package at receiver, Woods is the top playmaker in the country.

2. Kenny Stills, Encinitas (Calif.) La Costa Canyon
Explosive and dangerous with the ball in his hands, Stills was the MVP of the Los Angeles Scout.com Combine

3. Dillon Baxter, San Diego (Calif.) Mission Bay- USC
Has been doing it on a big stage since his freshman year, and can play anywhere.

4. Paul Richardson, Gardena (Calif.) Serra
May have the best pure pass-catching ability of anyone in the West.

5. Jamaal Kearse, Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes- Washington
Physical receiver is regarded as Lakes' best receiver since Reggie Williams, including his brother Jermaine.

6. Kenneth Scott, Ontario (Calif.) Colony- Utah
Won't wow you with his speed but he's tough, aggressive and will catch the ball.

7. Anthony Jefferson, Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral
A gifted two-way player, could play on either side of the ball in college.

8. Tevin Carter, Los Angeles (Calif.) Santee- Cal
One of the fastest football players in the West, Carter had a huge junior season and an even bigger track season.

9. Josh Harper, Stockton (Calif.) St. Mary's- Cal
An all-state pick as a junior, Harper could just as elite at safety, but will play receiver in college.

10. Davon Dunn, San Diego (Calif.) Lincoln- Cal
Smaller slot receiver, but can fly with the ball in his hands.

The Next 10 (ranked):
11. Austin Hill, Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt
12. Kevin Anderson, Lakewood (Calif.)- Arizona State
13. Taz Stevenson, Mililani (Hawaii)
14. Bobby Ratliff, Etiwanda (Calif.)
15. Tyler Slavin, Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt
16. Marquess Wilson, Tulare (Calif.) Tulare Union
17. Dres Anderson, Riverside (Calif.) North
18. John Timu, Long Beach (Calif.) Jordan- Washington
19. Lemar Durant, Coquitlam (B.C.) Centennial- Nevada
20. J.J. Whittaker, Oceanside (Calif.)- Arizona

The Next 15 (in alphabetical order):
Andrew Jackson, Santa Fe Springs (Calif.)
Blake Stanton, Encino (Calif.) Crespi
Brando Tessar, West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade
Deshawn Beck, Los Angeles (Calif.) Jordan
DiAndre Campbell, Oakland (Calif.) Tech- Washington
Garic Wharton, Las Vegas (Nev.) Valley- Arizona
Jalen Saunders, Elk Grove (Calif.) Pleasant Grove- Fresno State
Jordan Canada, Covina (Calif.) South Hills
Kaelin Clay , Long Beach (Calif.) Poly
Mitch Saylor, Camas (Wash.) Union
Mitchell Crockom, Alhambra (Calif.)
Sean Linton , La Mesa (Calif.) Helix
Shaan Johnson, Cerritos (Calif.) Gahr
Taylor Spencer, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman
Troy Ware, Vista (Calif.)

Other Receivers to Watch (in alphabetical order):
Alden Darby, Long Beach (Calif.) Millikan
Andrew Berg, Los Gatos (Calif.)
Austin Ehlo, Spokane (Wash.) Lewis and Clark
Brandon Graves, Encino (Calif.) Crespi
Brian Hawthorne, Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne
Bubba Poueu-Luna, Temecula (Calif.) Great Oak
C.J. Willey, Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne
Chris Broadnax, Fairfield (Calif.) Vanden
Chris Simonton, Mission Viejo (Calif.) Trabuco Hills
Chris Simpson, Corona (Calif.) Centennial
Connor Hamlett, Lynnwood (Wash.) Meadowdale
Daniel English, New Westminster (BC) New Westminster
Diondre Batson, Elk Grove (Calif.) Laguna Creek
Eddie Gillies, Oakland (Calif.) Tech
Edwin Tillman, Culver City (Calif.)
Geoff Vaughns, Covina (Calif.) South Hills
Ify Umodu, Covina (Calif.) South Hills
Jamison Jordan, Oxnard (Calif.) Rio Mesa
Jay Waddell, Hesperia (Calif.)
Jesse Brantley, Gilbert (Az.) Gilbert
John Alexander, Arroyo Grande (Calif.)
Justin Rodriguez, Tempe (Az.) Marcos de Niza
Kevin Smith , Compton (Calif.) Centennial
Lindsey Anderson, Gardena (Calif.) Serra
Louie Lechich, Stockton (Calif.) St. Mary's
Marcell Peoples , Corona (Calif.) Santiago
Necho Beard, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde
Noah Ashley, Culver City (Calif.)
Poppy Livers, Mountain View (Calif.) St. Francis
Reggie Bell, Manteca (Calif.)
Robert Jiles, Pittsburg (Calif.)
Sean Alston, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos
Tevin Newell, Tempe (Az.) Marcos de Niza
Traveon Freeman, Glendale (Az.) Kellis
Trevor Niemann, Palos Verdes Peninsula (Calif.) Chadwick
Zach Tartabull, Valencia (Calif.)

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