Defensive end may be the best position in the West on the defensive side of the ball, with the region's top overall prospect, Powell, another five-star end in White, Utah's top prospect, Kaufusi and another top prospect from Oregon in Odighizuwa.
1. Ronald Powell, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde
The #1 overall player in the West, is a freak of an athlete. Could play linebacker or tight end.
4. Owamagbe Odighizuwa, Portland (Ore.) Douglas
Exploded onto the scene with a big junior year and stellar showing at U.S. Army Combine, giving the state of Oregon two elite pass rushers.
9. Alex Turner, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman- Stanford
Anchors a talented Gorman defensive line with his quickness off the edge.
10. Tony Washington, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos
At a school known for its offense, Washington has been a shining star on defense.
The Next 10:
11. Daniel Godkin, Las Vegas (Nev.) Palo Verde
12. Joe Kruger, Pleasant Grove (Utah)- Utah
13. Maxx Forde, Woodinville (Wash.) Woodinville
14. Andrew Hudson, Redlands (Calif.) East Valley
15. Sefa Tanoa'i, Pleasant Grove (Utah) Pleasant Grove
16. Rykeem Yates, Fresno (Calif.) Edison
17. Chidera Uzo-Direbe, Corona (Calif.)
18. Karmah Yates, Elk Grove (Calif.) Franklin
19. Hauoli Jamora, Kahuku (Hawai'I) Kahuku- BYU
20. Ian Bobak, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman
Other Defensive Ends to Watch (in alphabetical order):
Andrew Hurley, Phoenix (Az.) Pinnacle
C.J. Randall, Gilbert (Az.) Mesquite
Cliff Sims, Compton (Calif.)
Devon Wallace, Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne
Everett Beed, Phelan (Calif.) Serrano
Jordan Thomas, Redlands (Calif.) Redlands
Marcus Howard, Inglewood (Calif.)
Taylor George, Visalia (Calif.) Redwood
Uche Amajoyi, San Bernardino (Calif.) Aquinas
Xavier Cooper, Tacoma (Wash.) Wilson
Zach Chapman, Vancouver (Wash.) Mountain View
The tackle spot is led by Uko, who's dominant spring and summer catapulted him to the top. Utah has an elite prospect as usual, in Heimuli, and Washington and Hawaii have a pair of standouts.
1. George Uko, Chino (Calif.) Don Lugo
The top defensive tackle at the Scout.com Combine, he sowed up this spot after being the star at USC's Rising Stars Camp.
2. Ricky Heimuli, Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton
Heimuli was right behind Uko at the SC camp, and he's wanted by all the top programs in the country.
4. Kirifi Taula, Anaheim (Calif.) Servite
Started the season off with a bang and his stock is seriously on the rise.
5. Cassius Marsh, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian
Two-way lineman is the anchor of the Lions defensive line and one of their top prospects on a loaded team.
8. Lawrence Lagafuaina, Aiea (Hawaii)
Hawaii's top defensive lineman is a load to handle up front.
10. Sealii Epanesa, Honolulu (Hawaii) Iolani
Another big-bodied tackle from Hawaii, he's also a basketball player, showing his agility and athleticism.
The Next 10:
11. Sani Fuimaono, Honolulu (Hawai'I) Punahou
12. Cy Maughmer , Apache Junction (Az.) Apache Junction
13. Wesley Flowers, Fresno (Calif.) Edison- UCLA
14. Shane Pennix, El Cajon (Calif.) Valhalla
15. Desmond Tautofi, Honolulu (Hawai'I) Kaimuki- Wyoming
16. Jerrell Gordon, Compton (Calif.)
17. Jordan Turner, Las Vegas (Nev.) Canyon Springs
18. Jordan Afo, Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood
19. Khambrell Gomez, Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey
20. Sione Tupouata, Oakland (Calif.) Fremont
Other Tackles to Watch (in alphabetical order):
Brendon Tago, Palmdale (Calif.) Highland
Cameron Lee, Torrance (Calif.) Bishop Montgomery
Chris Brown, Mesa (Az.) Skyline
Deandre Ward, Oakland (Calif.) Castlemont
Elvis Matagi, Pukalani (Hawai'i) King Kekaulike
Jake Welch, Longview (Wash.) Mark Morris
Montel Williams, Spring Valley (Calif.) Mount Miguel
Svondo Bradley, Oxnard (Calif.) Hueneme
Tevin Hood, Chandler (Az.) Hamilton
Tre Hale, La Verne (Calif.) Damien