It's a deeper year for offensive linemen in the West, but there is some serious talent at the top, including studs from Arizona (Rowland and Innes) Utah (Black and Mulitalo), Oregon (Atoe), Hawaii (Hatchie and Rowley), Washington (Porter and Riva) and California (Ward and Kohler).
1. Micah Hatchie, Wailua (Hawaii)
The top prospect on the Islands this year comes from the trenches
2. Erik Kohler, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian- Washington
Will spend another year protecting the blindside of Nick Montana, like he'll do in college.
3. Alex Crosthwaite, San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral Catholic- California
Key part of Cathedral's D-II state championship runner.
4. Kody Innes, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro
Arizona's top tackle prospect has been a key contributor to their state title run.
5. Matthew Jakubiec, Anaheim (Calif.) Servite- Arizona
Mammoth offensive lineman who can move well for his big (6-8) size.
6. Ben Riva, Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea- Washington
The top tackle prospect in Washington, Riva is an anchor on the Irish's offensive line.
7. Ben Gottschalk, Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame
The top lineman of what may be the best offensive line in Southern California
8. Kaiwi Crabb, Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou
Made his presence known last year when he helped paved the way for Punahou's state title.
10. James Atoe, The Dalles (Ore.)
Oregon's best offensive lineman has a major nasty streak.
The Next 10:
11. Michael Criste, Mission Viejo (Calif.) Mission Viejo
12. Geoff Gibson, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman- California
13. Ben Loth, Encino (Calif.) Crespi
14. Zack Dilley, Menifee (Calif.) Paloma Valley
15. Tyler Sulka, Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame
16. Junior Nieves, Peoria (Az.) Centennial
17. Emmanuel Beavers, Wilmington (Calif.) Banning
18. William Poehls, Chandler (Az.) Chandler
19. Joe Frank, Moorpark (Calif.)- Air Force
20. Michael Mitchell, Encino (Calif.) Crespi
Other Tackles to Watch (in alphabetical order):
Alex Beglinger, Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd
Alex Lewis, Phoenix (Az.) Mt. Pointe
Andrew Gustafson, Scottsdale (Az.) Chaparral
Billy Rone, Tempe (Az.) Marcos de Niza
Braden Lyons, Sonoma (Calif.) Sonoma Valley
Brian Roth, El Toro (Calif.)
Connor Rains, Shingle Springs (Calif.) Ponderosa
Dallas Sandberg, Dewey (Az.) Bradshaw Mountain
Daniel Fleischman, Issaquah (Wash.) Issaquah
Derek Stickney, Placentia (Calif.) El Dorado
Devin Dashnaw, Surprise (Az.) Willow Canyon
Eric Alt, Ontario (Calif.) Colony
Jacob Ehm, Scottsdale (Az.) Chaparral
Jared Hansen, Tacoma (Wash.) Curtis
Sean McEvilly, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran
Shane Moniz, Canyon Country (Calif.) Canyon
Spencer Beale, Lewiston (Idaho) Lewiston
Troy Boyland, Palo Alto (Calif.)
Ty Sambraillo, Watsonville (Calif.) St. Francis
Zach Perron, Santa Maria (Calif.) St. Joseph's
1. Nick Rowland, Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial
Has a mean and nasty streak and just plays with a major intensity.
2. Chris Ward, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
The top lineman in California has been a standout for the Monarchs going into his third year as a starter.
3. Graham Rowley, Waialua (Hawaii)- BYU
The future Cougar teams with Micah Hatchie to form a formidable line duo.
4. David Lefotu, Pearl City (Hawaii)
Another one of the Islands' best up front.
5. Sil Ajawara, Los Flores (Calif.) Tesoro
Will play offensive tackle this year but projects to guard in college.
6. Dylan Lusk, Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial
The MVP of the Scout.com Combine in Phoenix, he teams with Rowland for a stellar line.
8. Colin Porter, Bothell (Wash.)- Washington
The top offensive lineman in Washington has made the move to Bothell where he should flourish.
9. Thomas Molesi, Oceanside (Calif.)- Oregon State
Has been an anchor on the offensive line for a pair of CIF-San Diego Section title teams.
10. Tyeler Davison, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Desert Mountain
Another one of the top linemen from Arizona.
The Next 10:
11. Jase Butorac, Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline
12. Manu Mulitalo, West Valley City (Utah) Granger- BYU
13. Wade Yandall, Carson (Calif.)
14. Colin Tanigawa, Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola
15. Corin Brooks, Riverside (Calif.) Arlington
16. Avery Poates, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde
17. Daniel Munyer, Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame
18. Dak Smith, Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester- USC
19. Lamar Bratton, Riverside (Calif.) North
20. David Vieru, Gresham (Ore.) Centennial
Other Guards to Watch (in alphabetical order):
Alex Paiva, Kapolei (Hawai'I) Kapolei
B.J. Sonboli, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos
Ben Cannon, Tucson (Az.) Tucson
Brandon Mitchell, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft
Bryce Walker, Pleasant Grove (Utah) Pleasant Grove Utah State
Calvin Tonga, Riverside (Calif.) Arlington
Demetrius Beaver, Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester
Dontrell Onuoha, La Quinta (Calif.)
Frank Loyd, Honolulu (Hawai'i) Moanalua Hawai'i
Jordan Christenson, Vail (Az.) Cienega
Jordan Hines, Glendale (Az.) Northwest Christian
Kjelby Oiland, Spokane (Wash.) Ferris
Kody Hartley, Prosser (Wash.) Prosser
Kyle Lillie, Surprise (Az.) Valley Vista
Patrick Blanar, Glendale (Az.) Cactus
Patrick Kim, Chino Hills (Calif.) Ayala
Patrick Smith, Newbury Park (Calif.)
1. Giovanni Di Poalo, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure- USC
A three year starter for a two-time state champion, Di Poalo will play in the middle for the Trojans.
2. Hroniss Grasu, Encino (Calif.) Crespi- Oregon
An all-state underclass lineman for the past two years, he's also a gifted defensive end.
3. Blair Tushaus, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Notre Dame Prep- BYU
Another key part of BYU's offensive line, he's the top center in Arizona.
4. Mike Marboe, Wenatchee (Wash.)
May be the best pure center in the West with the nastiness for the position.
5. David Peterson, Redlands (Calif.) East Valley
The Inland Empire's top interior offensive lineman.
Other Centers to Watch:
6. Keli'I Kekuewa, Keaau (Hawai'I) Kamehameha
7. Jay Barlow, La Mesa (Calif.) Helix
8. Matthew Galas, Modesto (Calif.) Central Catholic
9. Chandler Hubbard, Salinas (Calif.)
10. Marques Johnson, Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester
11. Evan Fletcher, Stockton (Calif.) St. Mary's