West 2015: Post Spring Rankings Update

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Three newcomers to the Scout 300 from the West highlight the post-eval period rankings update...

With the evaluation period ending when May ended and with the Nike Football Training Camp tour wrapping up in Eugene, there were some more movers and shakers in the Scout 300 from the West.

May saw a significant amount of movement in the Scout 100 and this month, there were more adjustments from the 101-300 range.

There are three newcomers to the Scout 300 from the West, and all three used terrific performances at the Oakland Nike Football Training Camp and in-person evaluations to cement their movements.

San Leandro (Calif.) cornerback Stephen Johnson has been a four-star for a while on Scout, but moved into the Scout 300, at No. 241, after a good day in Oakland, which also included an invitation to The Opening.

Johnson has offers for cornerback, receiver and even quarterback, but we feel cornerback is where he projects best in college.

Just ten spots behind him at 251 is another East Bay product in Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley offensive tackle Dru Samia, who's now a four-star.

Samia was the OL MVP at the Oakland NFTC and he also was invited to The Opening. Samia opened up a lot of eyes and looks like a natural at right tackle. He has a great frame at about 6-5, 290 pounds and shows above average feet and athleticism, strength and a serious mean streak. Samia is the kind of lineman who plays through the whistle and is looking to physically overwhelm his opponent.

The last player to crack the Scout 300 for the first time is Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou offensive tackle Semisi Uluave.

The 6-5, 320-pound Uluave also earned an invitation to The Opening after the Oakland NFTC. Uluave looks like an ideal guard, with the ability to play any spot on the line, though it's likely that he'll play on the interior. He moves his feet well, keeping them chopping the whole time, does a good job with his hands and showed good strength. Uluave's initial punch was usually enough to stagger his defender.

Riverside (Calif.) Poly cornerback Ykili Ross moved up almost 25 spots in the Scout 300.

Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis offensive lineman Fred Ulu-Perry, was previously ranked as a four-star guard but is now listed as a four-star center, where he ranks No. 2 nationally.

Salem Hills (Utah) four-star Porter Gustin is now listed as a defensive end, where he ranks No. 8 in the country.

Big movers outside the Scout 300 as high three-stars include Las Vegas (Nev.) Liberty defensive end Noah Jefferson, San Diego (Calif.) Del Norte cornerback Quenton Meeks, La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat linebacker Anthony Camargo, Hurricane (Utah) linebacker Jeremiah Ieremia, San Clemente (Calif.) quarterback Sam Darnold, Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany running back Dominic Davis, Chino Hills (Calif.) Ayala safety Philip Afia and Yuma (Ariz.) Catholic tight end Matt Pistone.

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