Seven to Semper Fi West Team

Manny Wilkins

Seven elite student athletes have officially been named to the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl West roster. The game will be played and aired on FOX Sports 1 on January 5, 2014.

QB Manny Wilkins, (6'2/183)
Novato (Cali.) San Marin

Pos. Rank: 18

Recruiting: Committed to Arizona State Evaluation: He's still relatively new to the position and isn't as polished as some of the other quarterbacks but just keeps getting better. He can hurt a defense with his arm and his legs, is a great leader and a great teammate. He works incredibly hard off the field and has a strong desire to be great at the next level. He's one of the most competitive players in the region and if he can continue to improve in some of the cerebral areas of the game, he has a chance to be a very good quarterback at the next level.


DE Jordan Brailford, (6'3/220)
Tulsa (Okla.) Washington

Pos. Rank: 63

Recruiting: Committed to Oklahoma State Evaluation: An active defensive end who will make a lot of plays in the backfield and has good speed for tracking down ball carriers in the open field. As a junior, he lined up on the inside on many plays and showed that his quickness was too much for interior offensive linemen to account for, but he will strictly be an end prospect once he gets to college. He is strong and athletic. He plays hard and gets off the ball quickly.


WR Chris Platt, (5'10/157)
Willis (Texas) High

Pos. Rank: 87

Recruiting: Committed to Baylor Evaluation: A talented two-way HS player. He is a skinny, fast and nimble prospect with good range, but do not let his stature fool you, he is a very aggressive player. On defense, he is not afraid to throw his body around and sacrifice himself to make plays. He hustles all over he field. On offense, he has a lot of burst and shows excellent top end speed that allows him to cash in long plays with the ball in his hands. A good return man. A true athlete.


CB Jonathan Lockett, (5'11/168)
Santa Ana (Cali.) Mater Dei

Pos. Rank: 31

Recruiting: Committed to Washington Evaluation: Lockett brings a lot of skills to the table. He's a technician and is about as fundamentally sound as you'll see. He understands the corner position well and is a very cerebral player. He has gotten faster and stronger in the last year and showed high level athleticism at the recent IMG 7 on 7 tourney. Lockett has great leaping ability, ball awareness and has been one of the state's top corners since his sophomore year.


OG/DL Kammy Delp, (6'4/275)
Pomona (Cali.) Diamond Ranch

Pos. Rank: 18

Recruiting: Has a host of regional offers. Has an official visit scheduled to see Washington State (Oct. 12). Is also considering trips to Washingotn, Oregon State and Arizona State amongst others. May make his decision during the broadcast of the Semper Fi Bowl on FOX Sports 1. Evaluation: Delp can play on either side of the ball but probably projects best as an offensive guard down the line. He has a great frame, is very strong and carries his 320 pound frame very well. He's not sloppy at all but can move well, finishes his blocks and is one of the best run blockers in the region. He needs to continue to work on his later mobility and short area quickness but there is some definitely upside there. 


CB Chris Hardeman, (5'8/190)
Alief (Texas) Taylor

Pos. Rank: 27

Recruiting: Committed to Oklahoma State Evaluation: He plays a very physical style of coverage and often knocks receivers off their routes. He shows an good burst and the ability to change direction out of his back pedal. He takes very good angles to ball carriers and is not afraid to get inside the box and mix it up. Does an outstanding job at sticking with the receivers and making plays on the ball. He lacks ideal size and could potentially have problems with bigger receivers. Return specialist.


TE Carson Meier, (6'6/229)
Tulsa (Okla.) Union

Pos. Rank: 27

Recruiting: Committed to Oklahoma Evaluation: Showed a good willingness to block. He has good size for taking on most defenders in high school, but does need to add around 20-30 pounds to be able to man the position in college. He uses his hands extremely and has good hand placement. He plays with good balance and control allowing him to stay balanced and stay on blocks. He gets up the field and can stay in front of linebackers and defensive backs. Is developing in to more of a weapon in all phases of the game as a senior. Recommended Stories

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