USAAAB: West Offense Preview

Five-star QB Kyle Allen

A look at the offensive standouts who will be taking the field for the Army Bowl West team...

Quarterbacks

QB Drew Barker

Conner HS | KY
Team: West
Region: Southeast
Recruiting: Kentucky

Eval: Barker is the top prospect in Kentucky and is staying in-state to play for the Wildcats.

QB Jerrod Heard

Guyer HS | TX
Team: West
Region: Midlands
Recruiting: Texas

Eval: The top dual-threat quarterback prospect in the country, Heard is one of the Longhorns' top recruits.

QB Kyle Allen

Desert Mountain HS | AZ
Team: West
Region: West
Recruiting: Texas A&M

Eval: Allen is the Nation's No. 1 quarterback prospect and the lone five-star signal caller.

Running Backs

RB Royce Freeman

Imperial HS | CA
Team: West
Region: West
Recruiting: Oregon

Eval: Freeman is the top prospect to come out of San Diego in this class and continues their long line of stellar running backs.

RB Christian McCaffrey

Valor Christian HS | CO
Team: West
Region: West
Recruiting: Stanford

Eval: The versatile McCaffrey can play running back, slot, defensive back and return kicks. Was the Colorado State Player of the Year.

RB Joe Mixon

Freedom HS | CA
Team: West
Region: West
Recruiting: California, Oklahoma, UCLA, Wisconsin

Eval: Mixon is the West's top running back and top offensive prospect.

RB Nathan Starks

Cherry Creek HS | CO
Team: West
Region: West
Recruiting: Duke, Oklahoma, USC

Eval: Starks can play running back but may have more long term ability at safety.

Receivers/Tight Ends

TE Bryce Dixon

St. Bonaventure HS | CA
Team: West
Region: West
Recruiting: Oregon, UCLA, USC

Eval: The No. 2 tight end in the country, Dixon is part of the new-wave of elite pass-catching tight ends.

WR Jalen Brown

Mountain Pointe HS | AZ
Team: West
Region: West
Recruiting: Oregon

Eval: Brown is one of the elite receivers in a loaded crop of pass-catchers in the West.

WR Austin Roberts

Carmel HS | IN
Team: West
Region: Midwest
Recruiting: UCLA

Eval: Roberts is a long, lean and athletic receiver who's got tremendous bloodlines and a high football IQ.

WR Markell Pack

Purvis HS | MS
Team: West
Region: Southeast
Recruiting: Florida State

Eval: Pack is a physical wideout who consistently catches the ball in traffic. He can go across the middle, he can get down the field, and he can high-point the ball from his position

WR Allen Lazard

Urbandale HS | IA
Team: West
Region: Midwest
Recruiting: Iowa State

Eval: Not only does he use his excellent speed to blow by defenders, he uses his strength to get off of press coverage.

WR Trey Quinn

Barbe HS | LA
Team: West
Region: Southeast
Recruiting: LSU

Eval: Quinn will do whatever it takes to make a play. He is so reliable and he is and likely will be a go-to guy. His hands are as consistent as they come.

WR Kd Cannon

Mount Pleasant HS | TX
Team: West
Region: Midlands
Recruiting: Baylor

Eval: Cannon is a highlight reel waiting to happen. A wide receiver, who has that special natural ability and the instincts to make big plays down the field.

WR Mark Andrews

Desert Mountain HS | AZ
Team: West
Region: West
Recruiting: Oklahoma

Eval: . It doesn't matter where he lines up or what position he's labeled, Andrews is a matchup nightmare for a defense.

WR Frank Iheanacho

Westside HS | TX
Team: West
Region: Midlands
Recruiting: LSU, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Missouri, Oregon

Eval: A big-framed wide receiver who came in to his own on the grid as a senior after mainly concentrating on basketball. He uses his athleticism he learned on the hardwood on the field, skying over defenders for jump balls.

Offensive Line

OL Terrell Cuney

Jasper HS | TX
Team: West
Region: Midlands
Recruiting: Texas

Eval: Cuney is not going to be the biggest player on an offensive front, but he uses that too his advantage in a way.

OL Damien Mama

St. John Bosco HS | CA
Team: West
Region: West
Recruiting: Alabama, Notre Dame, UCLA, USC, Wisconsin

Eval: The nation's No. 1 offensive guard, Mama anchored arguably the best offensive line in the country in a 16-0 season.

OL Toa Lobendahn

La Habra HS | CA
Team: West
Region: West
Recruiting: USC

Eval: The versatile Lobendahn can play any of the three offensive line spots.

OL Viane Talamaivao

Centennial HS | CA
Team: West
Region: West
Recruiting: USC

Eval: Had quite possibly the best season of any offensive lineman in the West this year. Technically sound, strong and nasty.

OL Jaden Gault

Monona Grove HS | WI
Team: West
Region: Midwest
Recruiting: Wisconsin

Eval: The top prospect in the Badger state is staying home to play for Wisconsin. Long, athletic and agile.

OL Brian Wallace

Christian Brothers HS | MO
Team: West
Region: Midlands
Recruiting: Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri

Eval: He is tall and long, but has good weight in the lower body and a strong, balanced base. Has very good upper and lower body playing strength.

OL Connor Mayes

Van Alstyne HS | TX
Team: West
Region: Midlands
Recruiting: Minnesota

Eval: The Nation's No. 2 center, Mayes is a throwback style of OL. Very powerful interior offensive lineman. He is just huge. Massive may be a better word, but he carries his weight well and does not look overweight or out of shape at all.

OL Demetrius Knox

All Saints HS | TX
Team: West
Region: Midlands
Recruiting: Ohio State

Eval: Knox is one of the Lone Star State's finest and can play either tackle or guard.

OL Natrell Curtis

Mountain Pointe HS | AZ
Team: West
Region: West
Recruiting: Oklahoma, Arizona

Eval: Curtis can play either offensive guard or defensive tackle but best position may be offensive guard.

Specialists

LS Wyatt Pfeifer

Buckeye Valley HS | OH
Team: West
Region: Midwest
Recruiting: Western Michigan

Eval: One of the finest longsnappers in the Midwest.

LS Tanner Carew

Damien HS | CA
Team: West
Region: West
Recruiting: Oregon

Eval: Generally considered to be the top long snapper nationally in the class of 2014, but is also a standout linebacker.

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