West Offense: 2015 Scout 100
Christian Kirk
Christian Kirk
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Aug 13, 2013


A look at the 2015 prospects on offense from the West in the early Scout 100...

Scout 100 for 2015

It's been a while since the West has had a class like the 2015 class is shaping up to be.  From elite quarterbacks to playmaking receievrs and tight ends with a couple of linemen mixed in, the offensive prospects that are in the early Scout 100 are some of the premier prospects in the country.

The quarterback's that stand 1-2 in the Scout 2015 national rankings also stand 1-2, overall, in the West for the class.

And it will be an ongoing battle for the top spot between Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure's Ricky Town, an Alabama commit who's ranked at the top in the first go-round and Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco's Josh Rosen, who's No. 2.

Southern California football fans almost got a chance to see these two on the biggest stage last December, with Town's Seraphs and Rosen's Braves seeded 1-2 in the CIF-SS Pac-5 playoffs and on a collision course to play at Angel Stadium in the finals. While both squads came up short in the semifinals, both Town and Rosen served noticed they would be around for a couple of years and gave a preview of what should be an entertaining position battle to watch the next couple of years.

La Mirada (Calif.) quarterback Kevin Dillman has a slew of offers, largely based on his potential and upside, but unlike Town and Rosen, he didn't get a lot of chances as a sophomore to run the Matadores' offense.  Still, a number of schools have offered because of his size and skill-set and he's the third quarterback from the region in the Scout 100.


Diamond Bar (Calif.) receiver Cordell Broadus is a top-five receiver in 2015..

Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro receiver Christian Kirk is the top prospect in Arizona in 2015 and he's been making noise since he was a freshman, when he got his first few offers and then shined at the Oakland NFTC.  A year later, at the Los Angeles NFTC, Kirk earned WR MVP honors and was one of a handful of 2015 guys invited to The Opening this past summer in Beaverton.  Kirk currently stands at No. 2 nationally at receiver.

Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany receiver Desean Holmes will be the guy for the Warriors with the graduation of Steven Mitchell, who was Scout's top receiver in the West in 2013 and he's the top receiver in the Golden State in this class, but he'll be pushed by Diamond Bar (Calif.) receiver Cordell Broadus, who has double-digit offers as well as Buena Park (Calif.) receiver Jaylinn Hawkins, who rounds out the West's receivers in the Scout 100.

Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman is always a gold mine of talent, but the Gaels may have their most impressive prospect in their storied history in tight end Alize Jones, ranked as the top tight end in the 2015 class.

Arizona also boasts the top offensive tackle in the region in Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral's Keenan Walker, who is the key guy in the trenches for one of the most talented teams in the state year in and year out.

Lastly, Pocatello (Idaho) Highland offensive guard Tristen Hoge, who's seen his recruitment blow up this summer, becomes the highest rated prospect ever from the state of Idaho on Scout, and Hoge, who can play any position on the offensive line, is ranked as the top offensive guard prospect in the country.

Brandon is in his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a 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.
Twitter | Blog | Facebook | E-Mail |

Related Stories
West Recruiting Notebook
 -by FOXSportsNEXT.com  Aug 5, 2013
2013 Arizona Group Breakdown
 -by FOXSportsNEXT.com  Jul 30, 2013
Huge Week for Hoge
 -by FOXSportsNEXT.com  Jul 28, 2013

MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Get the 2014 Scout.com Recruiting Yearbook with an annual Total Access Pass
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from FOXSportsNEXT.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
WR Cordell Broadus (profile)
OG Tristen Hoge (profile)
WR Christian Kirk (profile)
[View My HotList]