The Final West State Rankings
Isaac Seumalo
Isaac Seumalo
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jan 31, 2012


Every state keeps its top player from summer at the top of the final West state rankings...

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Everyone held.

Every Western state ended with the same player at the top of the final state rankings, that started there back in the summer.

The California Top 101 is led by the nation's premier prospect in the West in the 2012 class, Elk Grove Pleasant Grove tackle Arik Armstead, the #2 player in the country by Scout.com and joined by Sacramento (Calif.) Grant safety Shaquille Thompson, the #3-ranked player nationally.


Shaquille Thompson

In the Arizona Top 80, Andrus Peat from Tempe Corona del Sol is the top prospect.

The Washington Top 45 has Puyallup's Joshua Garnett, a five-star lineman, leading its board.

The Colorado Top 40 features a handful of members of the Scout 300, offensive lineman Paul Thurston from Arvada West.

The Utah Top 20 is filled with BYU and Utah commits, but BYU got the gem of the class in Kaysville Davis defensive end Troy Hinds, a Scout 300 member.

The Oregon Top 20 is led by an Oregon State verbal, and the nation's top offensive guard, five-star Isaac Seumalo of Corvallis.


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The Nevada Top 20 has a 1-2 punch at offensive tackle in Las Vegas Bishop Gorman's Ronnie Stanley and Las Vegas Desert Pines' Jeremiah Poutasi, both members of the Scout 300.

The Hawaii Top 15 has a pair of Scout 300 prospects in defensive ends DeForest Buckner and Luke Kaumatule.

The New Mexico Top 15 features a quarterback at the top in Rio Rancho Cleveland's Cole Gautsche.

The Big Sky Top 6 which combines Alaska, Idaho and Montana, is topped by one of the nation's best passers, Eagle (Idaho) quarterback Tanner Mangum (a BYU commit) and followed by Butte (Mont.) defensive end Cody Carriger (an Oregon verbal).

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Brandon is in his seventh year with Scout.com, currently as the National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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