2011 Preseason West Rankings: TEs

UCLA recruits Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde's Junior Pomee and Modesto (Calif.) Christian's Raymond Nelson rank high on the West's list of best tight ends for 2011...

1. Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Gig Harbor (Wash.)- Committed to Washington
Arguably top tight end in the country; has complete package of size, speed, hands and toughness.

2. Junior Pomee
Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde
May have the best hands of any receiver or tight end in the West.

3. Dillon van der Wal
Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian
Soft hands as a receiver, quick motor as a defender.

4. Troy Niklas
Anaheim (Calif.) Servite
Niklas' future could be as an offensive lineman.

5. Raymond Nelson
Modesto (Calif.) Christian- Committed to UCLA
Versatile two-way player who was all-state as a defensive end.

6. Colby Jorgensen
Provo (Utah) Timpview- Committed to BYU
Huge target with great hands and feet.


7. Jarett Finau
Kirkland (Wash.) Juanita- Committed to Washington
Really emerged as an athletic end in the past six months.

8. Sam Meredith
La Mesa (Calif.) Helix
Big and strong athlete could grow into an offensive lineman down the line.

9. Brock Haman
Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro
Versatile player could play four spots in college.

10. Micah Kalepa
Honolulu (Hawaii) Pac-Five
Gained 35 pounds in a year; could be an excellent OT prospect in college.

Next 10 (11-20)
11. Mansel Simmons, Sacramento (Calif.) Sheldon
12. Robert Craighead, Lakeside (Calif.) El Capitan
13. Wallace Gonzalez, La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat
14. Shairone Thompson, Kahuku (Hawaii)
15. R.J. Rickert, Gilbert (Ariz.) Mesquite
16. Tyler Bergsten, Phoenix (Ariz.) Greenway
17. Brendan Pineda, Tolleson (Ariz.)
18. Joe Farmer, Snoqualime (Wash.) Mount Si
19. Hayden Plinke, Hillsboro (Ore.) Glencoe
20. Benton Bray, Kingsburg (Ore.)

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