Of the West's top ten prospects, half of them are ranked at one position, but
very well could make the list on the other side of the ball.
That's been the
theme in the region: versatility.
Gardena (Calif.) Serra cornerback Adoree Jackson wants to play receiver in
college. Long Beach (Calif.) Poly safety Juju Smith also would like to
Fresno (Calif.) Central receiver Michiah Quick could be a lockdown corner.
Bellevue (Wash.) safety Budda Baker shined at The Opening as a receiver and
Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe receiver Jalen Brown racked up a slew of
interceptions last fall.
Their versatility has put them in the top ten in the 2014 class out West.
Jackson and Smith rank 1-2 in the region while Scottsdale (Ariz.) Desert
Mountain quarterback Kyle Allen, the nation's top-ranked quarterback, comes in
Oakley (Calif.) Freedom running back Joe Mixon is the lone five-star back in
the region and he comes in at fourth.
Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco offensive guard Damien Mama is the
top-ranked guard in the country and he's fifth with Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton
five-star offensive tackle Casey Tucker the only other lineman in the top
Quick is right smack between Mama and Tucker at sixth, with Baker and Brown
eighth and ninth respectively.
Palo Alto (Calif.) quarterback Keller Chryst, the No. 2 ranked quarterback in
the country behind Allen rounds out the top 10.
Here is the preseason West 150 for the class of 2014.
2014 West 150