West 2010 Rankings: OLs

UCLA is involved with many of the elite offensive line prospects in the west, like Chris Ward and Sil Ajawara...

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). 

Offensive Tackles

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.

9. Jordan Black, Sandy (Utah) Alta- BYU
Future Cougar is the top offensive tackle in the Beehive State.

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  

Offensive Guards

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.

7. Roman Sapolu, Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison- Oregon State
The son of former 49ers offensive lineman Jesse Sapolu, the younger one is a tough player.

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  

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