Scouting Cali vs Utah Part I

Mission Viejo, Calif. - Alta High School traveled to Southern California to take on Crenshaw on Saturday. Here is a look at some of the standouts from the game.

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Alta High School traveled to Southern California to take on Crenshaw on Saturday. Here is a look at some of the standouts from the game.

While the teams got confused on who was actually "away" at the Mission Viejo Classic on Saturday, Alta looked right at home in the California sunshine as they convincingly beat Crenshaw 45-14.

Alta vs. Crenshaw was the first of two games pitting Utah against California as Bingham (UT) took on Orange Lutheran (CA) later on Saturday. Scout will have video and analysis from that game as well.

Here is a look at some of the standouts from the game.

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#25 RB Bryan Engstrom, Alta, 5'9/175


Engstrom is not a big back, until a defender tries to wrap him up. Then defenses find out just how powerful he is. He's got terrific balance and vision, and the word on the sidelines was that if he's not on the field, he's working out. Rumors of a 375 pound bench press and a 500+ pound squat were believable watching him run around, over, and through the Crenshaw defenders on Saturday.

#62 DT Shadrach Ennis, Alta, 6'3/275


A powerful interior lineman, Ennis was quick off the ball and used his hands well. He was quick enough to split double teams and strong enough to hold his line against the run.

#18 LB Rhett Sandlin, Alta, 6'3/220
BYU Commitment


Recently listed in the Scout database at 193 pounds, I said to myself, "He sure looked bigger than that on the field." Alta's roster lists him at 225 pounds, and that is much closer to how he looks and plays on the field. He has a good change of direction and never shies away from contact.

#83 TE Steven Richards, Alta, 6'4/225
BYU Commitment


Engstrom's big day came in large part because of the good work done up front by Richards at tight end and the Alta offensive line. Richards could push around a defensive end, and when he lined up in the slot, if he'd get locked on to a safety, he'd push the defensive back anywhere he wanted. Good hands, but not targeted often because of the success of the running game.

#4 WR Ammon Barker, Alta, 6'3/205
Class of 2013

Barker was the most physically impressive looking of the Alta players. A wide receiver with outstanding size and good athleticism. Will be one to watch in the Class of 2013.

#84 ATH Earl Glinton, Crenshaw, 6'1/175
Class of 2013


Glinton and teammate Johnson looked like carbon copies of one another on the field. Both seemed thin, almost frail, until the whistle blew and they became big hitters. At 175 pounds, Glinton has the looks of a monster safety prospect down the line when he fills out to the 200+ range.

#14 ATH Mossi Johnson, Crenshaw, 6'1/170
Class of 2013


Johnson has very good quickness and was asked to play all over the field on Saturday from safety and receiver to quarterback. His big hit in the endzone saved a sure touchdown catch.

Alta vs. Crenshaw was the first of two games pitting Utah against California as Bingham (UT) took on Orange Lutheran (CA) later on Saturday. Scout will have video and analysis from that game as well.


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