Final West Top Tens

Thomas Duarte

UCLA has committed prospects in the top ten at outside linebacker, tight end, and running back in the 2013 class in the West...

West: Final Top Ten Running Backs
Location: Beaverton, Ore.
High School: Aloha
Size: 6-0/200
Recruiting: Committed to Oregon
The Skinny: Tyner had a monster senior season, including a 10-touchdown game in September, and moved into the top spot with a season to remember.  The U.S. Army All-American is the top prospect to come out of Oregon since Ndamukong Suh.
Location: Stockton, Calif.
High School: Lincoln
Size: 6-1, 195
Recruiting: Committed to USC
The Skinny: The top back in California is one of the most physically gifted prospects in the country, especially running the ball between the tackles.  A U.S. Army All-American, he enrolled early at USC.
Location: West Hills, Calif.
High School: Chaminade
Size: 5-10/180
Recruiting: Committed to Nebraska
The Skinny: Few players in the Golden State went off this season like Newby.  He had an eight-touchdown game in a memorable performance, and went from a mid-three-star to the top running back in the Southland.
Location: Redlands, Calif.
High School: Redlands
Size: 6-0/188
Recruiting: Committed to UCLA
The Skinny: Lee doesn't talk much and is relatively low-key, but on the field, he was anything but low-key.  He's the kind of back who got stronger as the game rolls on and he'll have a chance to play as a true freshman.
Location: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Madison
Size: 5-11/180
Recruiting: Committed to Arizona
The Skinny: Cormier had a big senior season which culminated with him leading Madison to the CIF State D-III title, the first state title for a San Diego public school.  The future Arizona back carried his team on his back in the state finals and moved into the top five on the strength of his senior campaign.

The Next Five:
6. Lavon Coleman (Lompoc, Calif.)- Committed to Washington
7. Zachary Green (Ventura, Calif.)- Committed to Arizona
8. Aaron Baltazar (Chula Vista, Calif.)- Committed to Boise State 
9. Khalfani Muhammad (Sherman Oaks, Calif.)- Committed to California
10. Gerard Wicks (Long Beach, Calif.)- Committed to Washington State



West: Final Top Ten Tight Ends
Location: Riverside, Calif.
High School: J.W. North
Size: 6-4, 225
Recruiting: Committed to Ohio State
The Skinny: Baugh is an incredible athlete on both sides of the ball. He can run, he can catch, and he can chuck defenders trying to jam him.  He's a physical presence who's gotten bigger and stronger to already go with his hands and speed.  Baugh was selected to the UnderArmour All-America Game.
Location: Santa Ana, Calif.
High School: Mater Dei
Size: 6-4/225
Recruiting: Committed to UCLA
The Skinny: Duarte is a big receiver that will be an insider receiver in college. He’s a natural pass catcher with great hands and he uses his body very well. Had a big senior season on both sides of the ball en route to all-state honors and was selected to the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.
Location: Modesto, Calif.
High School: Central Catholic
Size: 6-4/225
Recruiting: Committed to Oregon
The Skinny: Mundt had a great senior year, at both tight end and defensive end, helping his school win their first ever CIF State Championship.  He was selected to the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.
Location: Spokene, Wash.
High School: Mead
Size: 6-6/225
Recruiting: Committed to Oregon
The Skinny: Mattingly can play on either side of the ball, either as an outside linebacker or tight end. While he will likely play linebacker in college, we feel his best position is at tight end.  He was picked to the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.
Location: Concord, Calif.
High School: De La Salle
Size: 6-4/247
Recruiting: Committed to Stanford
The Skinny: Hooper, like Mattingly, was recruited to play on both sides of the ball, with most of his offers coming at defensive end, where he starred this season in leading the Spartans to their fourth straight CIF State title.  But Stanford, who's had a nice run of tight ends, likes Hooper on offense and he picked the Cardinal knowing that offense is where his future is.  Hooper was selected to the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.
 

The Next Five:
6. Eric Cotton (Nampa, Idaho)- Committed to Stanford
7. Mitch Parsons (Parker, Colo.)- Committed to Vanderbilt
8. Chauntez Jackson (Inglewood, Calif.)- Committed to Houston
9. Harrison Handley (Sandy, Utah)- Committed to Utah
10. Alec Dhaenens (Fruitland, Idaho)- Committed to Boise State

 



West: Final Top Ten Outside Linebackers
Location: Bellevue, Wash.
High School: Bellevue
Size: 6-2/215
Recruiting: Committed to UCLA
The Skinny: The U.S. Army All-American was the best player on the best team in the Northwest on both sides of the ball, helping them win another state title.  Jack led the West in tackles in the U.S. Army Bowl and is one of the premier all-around football players in this class out West.
Location: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Lincoln
Size: 6-2, 208
Recruiting: Committed to Oregon
The Skinny: Robinson, a Semper Fidelis All-American, is one of the top athletes in the region.  A gifted basketball player, when Robinson shifted his attention from AAU hoops to football, he excelled, showing his best at Gridiron Kings in Orlando and then having a terrific senior season.  The more natural football player of he and twin brother Tyree.  Wants to play two sports in college.
Location: Concord, Calif.
High School: De La Salle
Size: 6-2/220
Recruiting: Committed to USC
The Skinny: The U.S. Army All-American cemented himself as one of the finest players in De La Salle's storied history.  Helped lead the Spartans to a fourth straight state title, the third of his career and earned the highest honor a Golden State football player can, California's Mr. Football for 2013.
Location: Westlake Village, Calif.
High School: Oaks Christian
Size: 6-2/215
Recruiting: Committed to UCLA
The Skinny: Judge is the top defensive player for one of the state’s top programs. He has excellent size and toughness and could bulk up in to an inside ‘backer in college or play as a weakside ‘backer. Selected to the CalState Game as a senior.
Location: Santa Margarita, Calif.
High School: Santa Margarita
Size: 6-3/205
Recruiting: Committed to Washington
The Skinny: O'Brien is the heart and soul of the Eagles defense, one of the top teams in the West, and is one of the hardest hitting prospects in the 2013 class.  Was an all-state and all-CIF selection as a senior.
 
The Next Five:
6. Joe Martarano, Fruitland (Idaho)- Committed to Boise State 
7. Sean Barton, Woods Cross (Utah)- Committed to Stanford
8. Alani Latu, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.)- Committed to Arizona State
9. Keishawn Bierria, Harbor City (Calif.)
10. D.J. Moffitt, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle

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