Final West 150
Ronald Powell
Ronald Powell
West Recruiting Manager
Posted Feb 2, 2010

The top three remains unchanged in the Final West 150, with the nation's premier defender, Ronald Powell, top receiver, Robert Woods, and best quarterback, Jake Heaps, leading the list...

The #1 player when the season started is the same one when the season ended. 

So are #2 and #3.

Five-star defensive end Ronald Powell, the do-everything "freak" from Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde, and future Florida Gator, ends the year where he started in August, as the West's premier prospect.  Along the way, Powell has cemented himself as the #1-defensive player in the country by 

Right behind Powell, like he was months ago, is Robert Woods from Gardena (Calif.) Serra, the premier offensive player in the West and the top receiver in the country, who's headed to USC.

Jake Heaps is still the top quarterback in the West, and the country, and nothing changed that.  The Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline product and BYU commit, sealed that up with a stellar performance all week at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and after leading Skyline to a third straight state title.

Two California running backs, and future rivals, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian's Malcolm Jones and San Diego (Calif.) Mission Bay's Dillon Baxter, are fourth and fifth.  Jones is signing with UCLA on Wednesday and Baxter is already enrolled at USC.  Jones was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year and Baxter was named the U.S. Army National Player of the Year.

Closing out the top 10 are USC commits George Uko and Xavier Grimble, Oregon commit Curtis White and Oklahoma commits Brennan Clay and Kenny Stills.

California Rules the Rankings
As expected, California represents over nearly 66 percent of the top 150 in the West. They have a total of 99 prospects in the rankings and here is how the states shake out:

  • California: 99
  • Arizona: 13
  • Hawaii: 12
  • Washington: 12
  • Utah: 7
  • Oregon: 4
  • Nevada: 3

Final Class of 2010 West 150

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