West Road Report

The West recruiting team hit the road last weekend to watch some of the region's best prospects for this class and beyond including Kingsburg's Tyler Bray... On The Road Report
Dietrich Riley – Safety – St. Francis (CA) - 2010
Final Score: Notre Dame 28, St. Francis 24

Scout's Take: Riley certainly did his part to keep St. Francis on top for much of the game, including two first quarter interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, and another touchdown on offense. Riley is a physical player who makes very good reads in pass protection. He's so solid in coverage, that he was man on man with the slot receiver as a corner for much of the game. He's a strong runner who trades shake for brute force and downhill running on offense. --Scott Kennedy

Recruiting: Has visited Tennessee and Notre Dame and will visit Florida and USC. Also interested in Oklahoma, Washington and UCLA.
Anthony Wilkerson – Running Back – Tustin (CA) - 2010
Final Score: Tustin 34, Canyon 8

Scout's Take: Wilkerson is the feature back in the Tillers offense, and in the first half, was having his way with Canyon. On the second play from scrimmage, Wilkerson took off up the sideline out of the backfield, and made a nice adjustment to a pass, then cruised in on a 56-yard touchdown reception. What I like about Wilkerson is he loves contact and seeks it out. But he's got good breakaway speed that after he's knocked a few guys down, he's gone. Wilkerson ended up with three touchdowns and about 140 yards rushing, even with a 9-10 man box for most of the second half. He needs to do a better job holding on to the ball, but his all-around game shows he's worthy of the four-star ranking he has with Scout. He's one of California's leading rushers and showed why with a steady showing against Canyon. --Brandon Huffman

Recruiting: Committed to Stanford.
FAITELE FAAFOI – Offensive Lineman – Tustin (CA) - 2011
Final Score: Tustin 34, Canyon 8

Scout's Take: One of the top prospects in California in the class of 2011, in the first half, Faafoi was dominant on both sides of the ball, before he was sidelined with a knee injury. He looked more comfortable as a defensive tackle, but he's got good size and length that the offensive line looks like where he'll spend his future in college. He missed the second half of the game. --Brandon Huffman

Recruiting: Interest from several Pac-10 schools.
Tyler Bray – Quarterback – Kingsburg (CA) - 2010
Final Score: Kingsburg 14, Dinuba 0

Scout's Take: Dinuba has a pretty stout defense, and they mixed things up for Bray in the early going. Admittedly, Bray was struggling with the flu, and early on in the game, he was out of sync and missing on receivers, either over throwing, or under throwing, and it took him a while to get rolling. But a two-minute drill in the final minutes of the second quarter saw the Bray we were hoping to see: patient, heady and smooth. It was a classic drive, with Bray going through his reads and not rushing his passes, mixing up his throws, and even using his feet to gain some important yards. He ended the drive with a touchdown pass, one of two on the night (when he threw for 244 yards), and showed just why he's so highly regarded. It was one of the better drives we've seen out of a quarterback this year. There wasn't a lot of time on the clock, but Bray didn't press, instead, staying patient in the pocket and making the throws that got Kinsburg up the field. He still needs to add some weight, still looking skinny, and to settle down a bit, but you can see the upside there. --Brandon Huffman

Recruiting: Committed to Tennessee.
London Lacy – Safety – Kingsburg (CA) - 2010
Final Score: Kingsburg 14, Dinuba 0

Scout's Take: After Bray, Lacy is Kingsburg's top prospect and with a few more games like Friday night, could play himself into more offers. Lacy has good ball skills and good instincts, and was at his best on defense, playing safety and anchoring the Kingsburg D that held Dinuba scoreless. He's active and made a couple of nice pass deflections. --Brandon Huffman

Recruiting: Committed to UC Davis.
Garrett Steele – Running Back – Kingsburg (CA) - 2011
Final Score: Kingsburg 14, Dinuba 0

Scout's Take: Despite Bray being the leader of a pass-friendly offense, Steele was the feature back for Kingsburg and he's a tough runner, difficult to bring down on first contact. He's also an excellent receiver out of the backfield and several times, became Bray's safety valve when the pocket collapsed or the coverage on the receivers was tight. --Brandon Huffman

Recruiting: Interest from several West Coast schools.
Tevin McDonald – Cornerback – Edison (CA) - 2010
Final Score: Edison 46, Reedly 0

Scout's Take: Of all the players we saw this weekend, no one had the game that McDonald did. He had an interception, an 85-yard punt return for a touchdown, a 69-yard touchdown run and a 45-yard touchdown run and added a couple of tackles for loss. McDonald showed some great speed and vision, and the way he saw the field on his punt return was impressive. His interception was probably the most athletic play of the night, adjusting to the ball in midair to swipe it out of the air. McDonald played safety and rover for Edison, and played quarterback, running back and receiver on the evening, lending some versatility to the offense. --Brandon Huffman

Recruiting: Committed to UCLA.
Wesley Flowers – Defensive Tackle – Edison (CA) - 2010
Final Score: Edison 46, Reedly 0

Scout's Take: Flowers played both ways for the Tigers, both at right tackle and at defensive tackle, and most of the runs early on came of his and Yates' blocks. Defensively, he did a good job of taking on the double-team, which allowed Yates to get into the backfield. Flowers had a couple of tackles for loss, but on this evening, he was used more as a distraction to free up Yates. Physically, Flowers is very impressive and looks very similar to UCLA defensive end Datone Jones. --Brandon Huffman

Recruiting: Committed to UCLA.
Rykeem Yates – Defensive End – Edison (CA) - 2010
Final Score: Edison 46, Reedly 0

Scout's Take: Yates had a couple of sacks and a few more tackles for loss and greatly benefited from the attention paid to Flowers. Yates is a high-motor guy, and when he's on, he's on, which he was against Reedley. Yates is quick off the ball and tough to block, and with his size, you could even see him playing strongside backer, as he occasionally would drop into coverage. --Brandon Huffman

Recruiting: Offers from Nevada and Fresno State and interest in several Pac-10 schools.
Shaquille Moseley – Outside Linebacker – Edison (CA) - 2011
Final Score: Edison 46, Reedly 0

Scout's Take: Physically, Moseley really looks the part, but he can also play. He's got good agility, plays really well in space and pursues well with good angles. He's quick too and did a great job getting in the backfield. But the best part of his game is how bad he wanted to hit people, and he had some nice sticks of Reedley. Edison may be DB High, but the last few years, they've had more guys in the front seven step up, and Moseley is one to watch in the class of 2011. --Brandon Huffman

Recruiting: Interest from West Coast schools.
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