Safety is one of the strongest and deepest positions in the West this year on defense, led by the big hitting ability of Parker, the multi-positional talent and athleticsm of Riley, Dargan and Jefferson, and the all-around ability of Flowers, Carrington and Bailey.
1. Sean Parker, Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne
This big hitter is the kind of guy who makes things happen every Friday night.
2. Dietrich Riley, La Canada (Calif.) St. Francis
Could play running back, receiver or safety in college.
4. Marquis Flowers, Goodyear (Ariz.) Millenium
Arizona's top overall prospect is an excellent athlete who patrols the secondary.
6. Erick Dargan, Pittsburg (Calif.)
The Bay Area's top defensive prospect in the class of 2010.
9. Shaydon Akuna, Kapolei (Hawaii)
Hawaii's top defensive back has the size and skill set to move to linebacker in college.
10. Derrick Malone, Colton (Calif.)
Another great athlete who can play either side of the ball, has a real nose for the ball.
The Next 10:
11. Lucky Radley, Agoura (Calif.)
12. Ramon Abreu, Tempe (Az.) Marcos de Niza
13. Tevin McDonald, Fresno (Calif.) Edison- UCLA
14. Josh Robbins, Tucson (Az.) Canyon del Oro
15. Deone Bucannon, Fairfield (Calif.) Vanden- Washington State
16. Edward Dillihunt, Tulare (Calif.) Tulare Union
17. Tre Sayles, Corona (Calif.) Santiago
18. Charles Garrett, Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey
19. Ryan Harper, Phoenix (Az.) Greenway
20. Steven Bethley, Chino (Calif.) Don Lugo
Other Safeties to Watch (in alphabetical order):
A.J. Powell, Covina (Calif.) Charter Oak
Brett Thomas, Poway (Calif.)
Charles Boyett, Napa (Calif.)
Chase Gallagher, Tucson (Az.) Salpointe
Dave Douglas, Oakland (Calif.)
David Tavita, Menifee (Calif.) Paloma Valley
DaVonne Yarbrough, Fairfield (Calif.) Vanden
Devin Topps, Kent (Wash.) Kentridge
Donald West, Lakewood (Calif.)
Elijah Mitchell, Las Vegas (Nev.) Desert Oasis
Henry Organ, Berkeley (Calif.) St. Mary's
James Adam-Hurd, Burbank (Calif.) Burroughs
James Grace, Inglewood (Calif.)
Josiah Marshall, Compton (Calif.)
Junior Kaveinga, Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger
Keegan Whipkey, Peoria (Az.) Liberty
Keith Hutchins, Upland (Calif.)
Kyle Sosnowski, Boise (Idaho) Capital Boise State
Kyler Frackrell, Mesa (Az.) Mesa
Levi Taylor, Spokane (Wash.) Lewis and Clark
London Lacy, Kingsburg (Calif.)
Marcus Umu, Honolulu (Hawai'I) St. Louis
Max Napolitano, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian
Nick Okano, North Hollywood (Calif.) Harvard-Westlake
Patrick Cook, Lompoc (Calif.)
Rene Siluano, Oceanside (Calif.)
Richard Parker, Chandler (Az.) Basha
Robert Watson, Los Alamitos (Calif.)
Trevor Weis, Las Flores (Calif.) Tesoro
Shaw and Wright headline a talented group of cornerbacks from the West.
1. Joshua Shaw, Palmdale (Calif.)
Has the size of a safety with the quick hips of a corner and can lock receivers down.
2. Demetrius Wright, Corona (Calif.)
Just like Shaw, has safety size, but the athleticism to be a big cover corner.
3. Keanon Lowe, Portland (Ore.) Jesuit
Excellent athlete does it all for Jesuit and could play cornerback or slot receiver in college.
4. Keanu Nelson, Tucson (Ariz.) Sabino
Arizona's top defensive back is highly coveted by most of the West's top programs.
6. Shaquille Richardson, Los Alamitos (Calif.)
Orange County's best defensive back is deceptively quick, with great ball skills.
7. Troy Hill, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
Has been a big part of the Seraphs' past two state titles, he's not as big as Shaw or Wright but can cover like them.
9. Derron Smith, Banning (Calif.)
Plays quarterback and safety for Banning and is also a basketball star, so his athleticism will come in handy at corner at the next level.
The Next 15:
11. Jourdan Grandon, Avondale (Az.) Westview
12. Jeremy Ioane, Honolulu (Hawai'I) Punahou
13. Kenneth Acker, Portland (Ore.) Grant
14. Joshua Mitchell, Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt
15. Matt Simmons, Torrance (Calif.) Bishop Montgomery-Washington State
16. Tracy Clark, Pittsburg (Calif.)
17. Bene Benwikere, Gardena (Calif.) Serra
18. Jered Bell, Ontario (Calif.) Colony
19. Jonathan Mack, Colton (Calif.)
20. Isaiah Burse, Modesto (Calif.) Modesto Christian
21. Brock Vereen, Valencia (Calif.)
22. Damante Horton, Oakland (Calif.)-Washington State
23. Reggie Davis, San Ramon (Calif.) California
24. Joseph Smith, Norco (Calif.)-Utah
25. King Holder, Oceanside (Calif.)-San Diego State
Other Cornerbacks to Watch (in alphabetical order):
Adam Dixon, Laveen (Az.) Cesar Chavez
Anders Battle, Phoenix (Az.) Desert Vista
Brandon Golden, Covina (Calif.) Charter Oak-Washington State
Darien Johnson, La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat
Dee Maggitt, Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes
Devan Spann, Gardena (Calif.) Serra
Enrique Thomas, Oxnard (Calif.) Rio Mesa
Erik Walker, Park City (Utah)
Femi Odaibo, Beaumont (Calif.)
Gianni Olivas, Upland (Calif.)
Grant Gellatly, Issaquah (Wash.)
Jeremy Morris, Chandler (Az.) Chandler
Josh Jacko, San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral
Kyle Coffey, Peoria (Az.) Centennial
Kyle Olugbode, San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine Prep
Marcuss Anderson, Granada Hills (Calif.) Kennedy
Randy Hale, Buckeye (Az.) Buckeye
Twin Fernandes, Los Alamitos (Calif.)
Vante Johnson, Sacramento (Calif.) Grant
Willis Wilson, Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes