West: Final Top Ten Tight Ends
South Jordan, Utah
Schultz had whittled his list to Stanford
, Notre Dame
Utah but ultimately picked the Cardinal.
Schultz is the top tight end prospect in the country and for good reason. He's a tremendous route runner, a physical mismatch with excellent hands and good speed. Has some of the best body control of any tight end we've seen to come out of the West and with his long arms and soft hands, he catches just about everything thrown to him. He's also an under-rated blocker and very strong in the run game.
Dixon committed to USC
Dixon is the best athlete in this group and a natural
pass-catcher as well. He does a good job of adjusting to throws and showing the
balance and body control necessary to catch a wide variety of passes out of his
area. He's improving as a blocker but is more of a catch-first, block-second
tight end who can make plays down the field. He's good in the open field and
does a great job of getting separation from defenders.
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Committed early to Washington
but then flipped to Boise State
It was a great summer for Blakley who looked very good at the NIKE Camp in Oregon
, got an invite to The Opening and performed well on that big stage as well. He put on 25 pounds of muscle in the off season but kept his quickness and down field speed. He catches the ball well, uses his body to create separation and plays with plenty of toughness. He has a nice motor to him and a very solid upside.
Blakley helped lead his team to a state title and then had a good showing all
week at the Semper Fi Bowl.
Wood committed to Arizona
after narrowing his list down to also include Oregon and UCLA.
Another big, physical tight end who should be strong in the run game as well as the passing game. Wood doesn't have elite athleticism right now but catches the ball well, uses his size to his advantage and has very soft hands. He's a true pro-style tight end that can fit in multiple systems and should be able to early in his college career at Arizona.
The Next Five:
La Mirada, Calif.
Luatua committed to Notre Dame
in the final over offers from
Luatua is a versatile player and could play tight end, linebacker or defensive end in college, though his preference is on offense. He's a physical player, naturally strong and put on a solid 20 pounds in the off-season. He runs well and is a load to bring down in the open field. He shows soft hands as well and as long as his motor is running, he's a
6. Brayden Lenius, West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade
7. Drew Sample, Bellevue (Wash.) Newport-
Committed to Washington
8. Darrell Cloy, La Habra (Calif.)- Committed
9. Dylan Keeney, Granite Bay (Calif.)- Committed to Colorado
10. Matt Bushman, Tucson (Ariz.) Sabino-
Committed to BYU
National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins), National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman)
and Southwest Recruiting Analyst Jason Jewell (@jason247scout) contributed to these rankings.