3. Scott Pagano
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
High School: Moanalua
Size: 6-4/280
Recruiting: Oregon, Arizona, Utah, UCLA, Washington, Washington State
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Scouting Report: Pagano is a load on the defensive line and has a tremendous amount of strength and good quickness that could allow him to be either a defensive end or tackle in college.  He's blown up recruiting-wise as one of the best kept secrets in Hawaii who is a secret no more.  Needs to work on playing a little lower but he's quick enough and strong enough at the prep level that he can get away with it in high school.  His versatility will go a long way for him.
 
4. Kenneth Clark
Location: Fontana, Calif.
High School: Kaiser
Size: 6-2/285
Recruiting: Boise State, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington, Washington State
Highlights: Watch Video
Scouting Report: Clark is an active and disruptive tackle. He will need to try and add some more good bulk but already has a good get-off and is capable of getting some penetration into the backfield.  He's still pretty raw but his motor and size make him an enticing prospect.  As he continues to develop more technique, with his size, strength and quickness, he should develop into a very nice tackle prospect in college.
5. Lowell Lotulelei
Location: South Jordan, Utah
High School: Bingham
Size: 6-3/280
Recruiting: BYU, Utah, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah State
Highlights: Watch Video
Scouting Report: The top defensive lineman in Utah, Lotulelei is a good athlete with very good agility for his size and does a good job.  Lotulelei has good lower body strength and pretty good get-off with some more room to grow and could end up as a 3-tech/nose in college.  A physical guy who does a good job of penetrating into the backfield and shedding his blocks while being very good against the run.
 

The Next Five: Vita Vea (Milpitas, Calif.), Sam Smith (Elk Grove Cosumnes Oaks, Calif.), Kamalei Correa (Honolulu St. Louis, Hawaii), Deonte Reynolds (Pinole Valley, Calif.), Kennedy Tulimasealii (Waianae, Hawaii) 

 


National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins), National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman), Southwest Recruiting Analyst Jason Jewell (@jason247scout) and Northwest Recruiting Analyst Jake Worthen (@JakeWorthen) contributed to these rankings.
Northern California is home to the top two defensive tackles in the West, Placer (Calif.) tackle Eddie Vanderdoes and Petaluma (Calif.) Casa Grande's Elijah Qualls...
West: Top Five Defensive Tackles
Northern California is home to the top two defensive tackles in the West led by Eddie Vanderdoes...
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West: Top Five Defensive Tackles

Eddie Vanderdoes

Northern California is home to the top two defensive tackles in the West, Placer (Calif.) tackle Eddie Vanderdoes and Petaluma (Calif.) Casa Grande's Elijah Qualls...

West: Top Five Defensive Tackles
Location: Placer, Calif.
High School: Placer
Size: 6-4, 285
Recruiting: Oregon, Alabama, Oklahoma, California, Florida State, Notre Dame, UCLA, Washington
Highlights:
Scouting Report: The top defensive linemen in the West, Vanderdoes has great get-off and quickness and does a really good job of shedding his blockers and getting a push into the backfield.  Vanderdoes is stellar against the run while also being good at pressuring the passer.  As a pass rusher he works the shoulder and sink in a rip and work his way to the quarterback and does a good job at using his hands and his moves.
 
Location: Petaluma, Calif.
High School: Casa Grande
Size: 6-2/260
Recruiting: Boise State, California, Michigan, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Washington
Highlights:
Scouting Report: Qualls is one of the more intriguing prospects in the West, and is the best jumbo athlete in the region.  Offensively, he plays running back, and if offense were where he ended up in college, it would almost certainly be as a fullback.  But we like him better as a defensive tackle, where he uses his quickness and low pad level to get good leverage and into the backfield.  He played linebacker at times and was a load up front to block, thanks to his athleticism and strength and does a good job of pressuring the quarterback.  One of the rare two-way athletes, who plays a skill position and then a line position.
 
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
High School: Moanalua
Size: 6-4/280
Recruiting: Oregon, Arizona, Utah, UCLA, Washington, Washington State
Highlights:
Scouting Report: Pagano is a load on the defensive line and has a tremendous amount of strength and good quickness that could allow him to be either a defensive end or tackle in college.  He's blown up recruiting-wise as one of the best kept secrets in Hawaii who is a secret no more.  Needs to work on playing a little lower but he's quick enough and strong enough at the prep level that he can get away with it in high school.  His versatility will go a long way for him.
 
4. Kenneth Clark
Location: Fontana, Calif.
High School: Kaiser
Size: 6-2/285
Recruiting: Boise State, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington, Washington State
Highlights:
Scouting Report: Clark is an active and disruptive tackle. He will need to try and add some more good bulk but already has a good get-off and is capable of getting some penetration into the backfield.  He's still pretty raw but his motor and size make him an enticing prospect.  As he continues to develop more technique, with his size, strength and quickness, he should develop into a very nice tackle prospect in college.
5. Lowell Lotulelei
Location: South Jordan, Utah
High School: Bingham
Size: 6-3/280
Recruiting: BYU, Utah, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah State
Highlights:
Scouting Report: The top defensive lineman in Utah, Lotulelei is a good athlete with very good agility for his size and does a good job.  Lotulelei has good lower body strength and pretty good get-off with some more room to grow and could end up as a 3-tech/nose in college.  A physical guy who does a good job of penetrating into the backfield and shedding his blocks while being very good against the run.