2014 West State Rankings
Kyle Allen
Kyle Allen
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Aug 26, 2013


A look at the preseason state rankings for the West in the class of 2014...

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The California Top 100 is led by two of the premier two-way prospects in the country, Gardena (Calif.) Serra five-star cornerback Adoree Jackson, who would like to play receiver in college, and Long Beach (Calif.) Poly five-star safety Juju Smith, the top-ranked safety nationally who also wouldn't mind the ball in his hands.


Budda Baker

In the Arizona Top 80, the nation's top-ranked quarterback, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Desert Mountain's Kyle Allen a Texas A&M commit, heads the list and he's followed by five-star offensive tackle Casey Tucker out of Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton.

The Washington Top 30 has Bellevue (Wash.) safety Budda Baker, yet another versatile two-way prospect, ranked at the top of the state rankings.

"Budda Baker is one the most versatile players in the west and has the ability to play three or even four positions at the next level," said national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins.  "He wowed onlookers at The Opening showing his dynamic play making ability at safety as well as receiver and could play some corner and even running back. He's not just the top player in Washington but the entire Northwest region as well."

The Colorado Top 30 boasts Stanford verbal Christian McCaffrey out of Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Valor Christian, a four-star running back, leading the list, one of two Stanford commits ranked number one in their state.

The Oregon Top 15 is led by the other Stanford verbal at the top, Portland (Ore.) Jesuit linebacker Joey Alfieri, who had a terrific offseason to seal his spot at the top.

"Joey Alfieri saw his stock rise as much as just about any player out West this past spring/summer," said Biggins.  "Alfieri has the size and athleticism to be a major impact player at the next level and if he has the dominant season in pads that he had over the summer, he could wind up the top outside backer prospect in the West region."

The Utah Top 25 has the nation's top tight end leading the way in South Jordan (Utah) Bingham's Dalton Schultz and he's followed by Michigan commit Bryan Mone, a four-star defensive tackle out of Salt Lake City (Utah) Highland.

The Nevada Top 20, surprisingly doesn't have a Las Vegas Bishop Gorman prospect leading the list, though it does have three of the top five.  Topping the charts is Henderson (Nev.) Green Valley offensive tackle Tyrell Crosby, a commit to Oregon.

The Hawaii Top 15 is filled with Hawaii commits, including six in the top eight, but at the top is uncommitted Kahuku (Hawaii) defensive end Lamone Williams.

The New Mexico Top 6 boasts Rio Rancho (N.M.) Cleveland defensive tackle Desmond Branch at the top and a pair of New Mexico State commits.  

The Big Sky Top 12, which covers Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, has three Washington commits in the top five, led by Couer d'Alene (Idaho) tight end Chase Blakley, two Boise State commits and a Florida commit in Casper (Wyo.) Natrona County offensive tackle Taven Bryan.

Class of 2014 Rankings Directory

 


National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins), National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman) and Southwest Recruiting Analyst Jason Jewell (@jason247scout) contributed to these rankings.


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