NW Scout Report: O'Dea

Myles Gaskin

A look at the prospects from Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea, who stood out in their opening round playoff win over Lakes…

WR Tatum Taylor (2013)
Taylor struggled to find the space in this game that he usually does. Lakes did a nice job of containing him and not allowing him to get out and run. He did provide a spark in the fourth quarter, hauling in a short screen pass and weaving through the defense for a 40 plus yard pass. Taylor has five star speed, but his frame and strength will likely determine how effective he will be at the college level. He plays running back for the Irish, but will get most of his action in the slot at the next level. He is taking visits to Arizona State, Oregon State and Washington State before making a decision.

QB Pierre Le Dorze (2014)
Le Dorze was dominant in the game against Lakes. He looked like the best player on the field for either team. Le Dorze ran like a fullback, breaking tackles in route to 185 yards and two touchdowns. Le Dorze also had an untouched 56 yard touchdown called back when officials fell for a fake handoff and blew the play dead. Le Dorze still has room to grow in his reads and passing accuracy. However, there is little doubt about his arm strength, athleticism and leadership. Le Dorze looks like an FCS target at this point.

FB Jack Flor (2014)
Flor is the younger brother of Washington State offensive lineman Sam Flor. He is an extremely productive ball carrier from the fullback position and has the speed to go the distance. Flor runs very upright and still manages to run over defenders. At 6'2" 200lbs, Flor has the size to stay at fullback, but could also be projected on defense at the next level. With most programs shying away from the traditional fullback position, his best future option might be on the defensive side of the ball. At this time I would project him to an FCS level program.

CB Kaleb Swain (2015)
Swain was injured the first time I saw O'Dea this season, but returned for the playoff game. Swain had some big pass break ups and plays the ball well in the air. Swain has elite quickness and change of direction. His biggest area for improvement is size. Swain is listed at 5'8" 148lbs and will need to get bigger over the next two years if he wants to play major college football. If he can add a couple inches, I think he has the potential to develop into a BCS corner.

WR Mikel Owes (2015)
Owes is another sophomore that is earning time on a very young Irish team. He has good length and shows flashes of athleticism. He is worth keeping an eye on as he develops over the next two seasons.

RB Myles Gaskin (2015)
Gaskin did not play in this game due to injury. He has been one of the more impressive sophomores in the state this season and is on track to becoming a Pac-12 target down the road.


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