Semper Fi: Out of Region Watch
Mattrell McGraw
Mattrell McGraw
Scout.com
Posted Dec 31, 2013


In this Semper Fi Bowl preview we ask the Scout.com National Analysts which prospect they are most excited to see in Southern California from outside of the region they cover...

By: Brandon Huffman- National Analyst, West
Orlando Brown is a mammoth individual and has great bloodlines, his father a former Cleveland Brown and Baltimore Raven.  The younger Brown, who's headed to Tennessee, is a player who's intriguing because on film, he's pretty dominant, and now he'll get to go against some top-tier pass rushers during the week.

By: Brian Dohn- National Analyst, East
I am excited to see West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade quarterback Brad Kaaya. Why? Because I want to see why Miami decided to travel 3,000 miles to land a quarterback in the 2014 class, and why other schools are still coming after him. Scout.com has him rated at No. 16 at his position, and this will be my chance to get a look and see where he would stack up against higher ranked quarterbacks I’ve already seen.

By: Chad Simmons- National Analyst, Southeast
Quarterback Brad Kaaya is one I got to see at the Elite 11 in July and he had his moments there, so I am interested to see how he has progressed over the past six months. He is leaving California to play in the ACC at Miami, so I will be seeing him play a lot on the next level.

By: Greg Biggins- National Analyst, West
River Ridge (La.) John Curtis Christian safety Mattrell McGraw is down to Oregon and UCLA so he’ll be playing his college ball out West for someone. The safety has a unique skill set, he has a corner frame and is solid in pass coverage but is physical and a very solid tackler. He’s very smart, instinctual and a natural leader as well.

By: Greg Powers- National Analyst, Midlands
Defensive end Qualen Cunningham will be bringing his talents from the West coast to the Midlands to play for Texas A&M in college and he is also coming in to the program in a class with fellow top-rated end Myles Garrett. Cunningham and Garrett should give the Aggies a boost instantly at a dire position of need for playmakers in the SEC, where getting pressure on the opposing team's quarterback is a necessity.

By: Jamie Newberg- National Analyst, Southeast
I think here I would say linebacker Bobby Okereke (Santa Ana, Calif./Foothill). He’s come out of nowhere and is committed to Stanford. This kid is very new to the game and had a huge senior season. He’s got good physical traits and can fly to the football.

By: Scott Kennedy- Director of Scouting
Florida State commitment J.J. Cosentino was extremely impressive when I saw him throw in person at one of the Elite 11 tryouts, but that's a shorts and t-shirt event throwing with no defense. I've liked what I've seen on film, but I'm looking forward to seeing Cosentino throwing against top notch defensive players.



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OT Orlando Brown (profile)
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DE Qualen Cunningham (profile)
QB Brad Kaaya (profile)
S Mattrell McGraw (profile)
OLB Bobby Okereke (profile)
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