Breaking It Down: West Wide Receivers

The West squad does not boast the prolific group of wide receivers that the East does, nonetheless they have their share of playmakers as well. The West offense will feature three prospects that could very well end up playing defense in college.

Today we profile the West wide receivers who will be doing their very best to light up the Alamodome scoreboard. Let's take a closer look at the West wide receivers as we prepare for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas on January 7, 2006.

Oklahoma commitment Adron Tennell of Irving, Texas. is the highest rated wide receiver on the West squad. Tennell currently checks in as the nation's No. 6 rated pass catcher. At 6-foot-4, 175 pounds, this future Sooner may lack a little in the strength department, but he more then makes up for any deficiencies with his precise route running and body control. As is not always the case with wide receivers Tennell is a very accomplished blocker, even if he is in on a running play Tennell will give you 100 percent.

David Ausberry of Lemoore, Calif., may not be a breakaway open field threat, but he is still a very dangerous weapon nonetheless. At 6-4, 215 pounds, Ausberry is often a physical miss-match for opposing defensive back as he will usually out leap or overpower would be defenders. With Ausberry's size and strength it would not be surprising to see him as a wide receiver/tight end hybrid type of player ala former USC Trojan Mike Williams.

Jamere Holland
Jamere Holland of Taft High in Woodland Hills, Calif., may be one of the most dangerous open field weapons in the nation. The 6-1, 180 pound, wide receiver is a threat to score from anywhere on the field with his blazing breakaway speed. If Holland can polish his route running he could be a very special college football player.

Texas A&M pledge Cody Beyer of Smithson Valley High in Spring Branch, Texas, enters the game as sort of an unknown commodity. Beyer has not been as hyped as several of the other players in this game. Beyer is a very polished route runner and is what we refer to as an effort type of player, he may not be the biggest or strongest player on the field but he will always give everything he has.

Perrish Cox
Perrish Cox of University High in Waco, Texas, is an intriguing figure in this year's game. Cox is a very good defensive back who may play both ways in this game. Defensively Cox is outstanding in man-to-man coverage. He is a true definition of a safety by football standards as he reads the offense like a quarterback would read a defense. As a wide receiver Cox is a very athletic deep threat with outstanding hands.

LSU commitment Richard Dickson of Ocean Springs, Miss., may turn out to be the biggest surprise of this game. Dickson is an outstanding defensive/tight end, and he is equally outstanding on both sides of the ball. He is an old school throwback type player who is as tough and gritty as they come. The 6-3.5, 240 pound, Dickson is deceptively fast as he makes plays from sideline to sideline and gets vertical in the passing game on offense.

Terrence Austin
Terrence Austin of Long Beach Poly in Long Beach, Calif. May not be the ideal size that one would prefer to have in a wide receiver as he checks in at 5-10, 170 pounds, but do not let his size fool you. Austin is lightning quick and he manages to separate from defensive backs amazingly well for a player of his size. Austin is a tough cookie who runs as precise routes as you'll see at the high school level. Despite his lack of size Austin will go across the middle of the field against anyone.

Konrad Reuland of Mission Viejo, Calif., is one of two tight ends on the West roster. Reuland is not as thick as most people would expect in a tight end, but he uses all of his 6-6, 240 pounds, to the best of his abilities. Reuland is a tremendous drive blocker and he also reaches and seals very well. He is a dangerous weapon in the hook zone with his outstanding hands and route running ability. Recommended Stories

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