A Closer Look: Nevada's Top 25 in 2015

We take a closer look at Scout.com's Top 25 prospects in Nevada heading into this fall...

The Top 25 By Numbers

These three high schools combined for 15 of the prospects ranked in the top 25.

Bishop Gorman (9): No.1 Alize Jones, No.2 Cordell Broadus, No.4 Nicco Fertitta, No.6 Jackson Perry, No.7 Nela Otukolo, No.9 Ethan Palelei, No.10 Danny Hong, No.13 Jabari Butler, and No.23 Ryan Garrett

Green Valley (3): No.12 Christian Lopez, No.19 Carter Nielson, No.21 Albert Lake

Las Vegas HS (3): No.8 Elias Miller, No.14 Marc Anthony Gacutan, No.17 Marc Gil Gacutan

5 of the Top 25 prospects are currently committed to D1 programs. Here's a look at the commitments stack up.

Nevada (2): No.11 Ricky Thomas and No.20 Wes Farnsworth
The Pac-12 (2): No.1 Alize Jones (UCLA) and No.3 Noah Jefferson (USC)
Notre Dame (1): No.4 Nicco Fertitta

Noah Jefferson - DE - Liberty (Nevada) - 2015
Jefferson has been a revelation out of Nevada this spring. The 6-5 1/2 280 pound big man from Liberty HS turned a lot of heads at the Pylon 7 on 7 tournament as he moved around the field effortlessly at tight end and linebacker. Jefferson was inconsistent at times during his junior year, but this fall will be a different story. He should be an unstoppable force and will turn into a nice DE/DT for USC down the road.

Nela Otukolo - MLB - Bishop Gorman (Nevada) - 2015
Otukolo is a high energy football player that could emerge as one of the top linebackers in the region this year. He is the emotional leader of Bishop Gorman's stout defense. Otukolo has worked incredibly hard this offseason to get faster and stronger. He is certainly one to keep an eye on this fall.

Elias Miller - RB - Las Vegas HS (Nevada) - 2015
Miller is an explosive athlete that has had an impressive summer. He was one of the standouts at BYU's Elite Camp and he left Provo with an offer. Miller is a dynamic athlete that should put up great numbers this fall and emerge as one of Nevada's top athletes.

Final Thoughts

With only 5 out of the Top 25 prospects committed, Nevada is wide open right now. Cordell Broadus is obviously the most heavily recruited prospect in Nevada, but there are a few other intriguing prospects to keep an eye on. Justin Polu and Jackson Perry each have a few offers and a lot of other interest. The Gacutan brothers are two other intriguing offensive linemen to monitor this fall.

The overall talent level may be down in Nevada, but with Bishop Gorman's stacked class in 2015, there is bound to be a flurry of recruiting action every week in the Vegas area. We will keep you posted.

Class of 2015 Nevada Rankings


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