UnderArmour Preview: West Region Prospects
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Priest Willis
Priest Willis
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Dec 28, 2012


A look at the prospects from the West Region at the UnderArmour All-America Game in Orlando...

West Coast

UnderArmour All-American Bowl (January 4th, 5:00 EST, ESPN)

The sixth annual UnderArmoru All-America Game will take place at Tropicana Dome in St. Petersburg (Fla.), with the practices being held in Orlando, and there is again, a nice selection of West Coast prospects in the game.

Offense

Stockton (Calif.) Lincoln quarterback Zack Greenlee shined all spring and summer, earning MVP honors at the Las Vegas Elite 11 Regionals and was named to the Elite 11 Finals in Southern California. The Fresno State commit continues his year to remember with a selection to the UnderArmour All-America Game.

Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood quarterback Cooper Batemen didn't have the season quite that Greenlee did, but he's got one of the highest ceilings of any quarterback in this class.  The Alabama verbal will be representing the Crimson Tide, with a slew of other future Bama players.

The West will be represented by two receivers from Southern California, both commits to the Pac-12.

Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde receiver Demorea Stringfellow, who's committed to Washington, and is the top big receiver in the region will be joined by Santa Monica (Calif.) receiver Sebastian LaRue, who's committed to USC, but is still considering Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Washington State and UCLA.

The West's top tight end prospect, Riverside (Calif.) J.W. North's Marcus Baugh, will be one of a number of Ohio State verbals playing in the game.

Up front, the West will have three offensive linemen playing in the game.

West Linn (Ore.) tackle Evan Voeller is the Pacific Northwest's top offensive linemen and the four-star will stay in-state and play at Oregon.

Encinitas (Calif.) La Costa Canyon center Scott Quessenberry has committed to play at UCLA, the third brother in his family to play FBS football, but the first named to an All-American Game.

Rounding out that trip is Corona (Calif.) Centennial's Cameron Hunt, a four-star offensive guard prospect who's committed to Cal, but will visit Michigan and Oregon in January.

Defense

The West will only have four defensive prospects playing in the game, but they're a solid contingent.

Leading the way is Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos De Niza cornerback Priest Willis.  The five-star corner will likely play safety during the week, and he may announce his decision on Friday, choosing between Arizona State, LSU, Nebraska and UCLA.

Mission Viejo (Calif.) safety Max Redfield had been committed to USC for some time before he decommitted.  He will announce a final decision between USC and Notre Dame the day of the game.

Also announcing on game day is Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou middle linebacker Isaac Savaiinaea, the West's top middle linebacker who will choose from Texas A&M and UCLA.

Another Hawaii native in the game is defensive tackle Kennedy Tulimasealii from Waianae (Hawaii), who's staying home to play for Norm Chow and the Warriors.

Brandon is in his eighth year with Scout.com, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout.com Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout.com network since 2003.
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