Position breakdown of the Semper Fi Game

QB Jared Goff

Earlier we looked at the Semper Fidelis All-American game focusing on the West Coast players that have yet to make a commitment. Here's a breakdown of the West squad focusing on the players that have already made their college choice.


Jared Goff, Kentfield (Calif.) Marin Catholic- California
Goff is one of the most polished quarterbacks in the nation. He has a good frame and is very strong mechanically. Goff makes quick decisions with the football, shows good accuracy and improved arm strength. He understands how to manage a game and has a strong sense for how to play the position. It will be fun to watch him compete for playing time with current Cal freshman Zach Kline in the coming years.

Anu Solomon, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman- Arizona
Solomon is a gunslinger with a rifle arm and above average mobility. He's a winner who has played against some of the nation's top teams over the last three years and always stepped up and shown poise and maturity. He has a lot of physical tools and the moxie to lead a team at the next level. The quarterback job at Arizona is wide open and Solomon has a chance to compete for playing time right away.

Running Backs:

Khalfani Muhammad, Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame- California
Coming in to the season, Muhammad was known more as a track guy than a pure football player. He's one of the nation's top sprinters and won state titles in the 100m and 200m last spring. This past season, Muhammad showed he's an elite football player as well putting up big numbers against arguably the toughest schedule in the state. He's a true game breaker with obvious sprinters speed but he showed more of a willingness to run between the tackles and get the tough yards. He also flashed excellent hands out of the backfield and is a complete back who does everything well.

Wide Receivers:

Darren Carrington, San Diego (Calif.) Horizon- Oregon
Carrington saw his stock really soar over the spring/summer with several big time performances that earned him an invite to The Opening. Carrington is an excellent athlete with great body control. He flashes good speed, very soft hands but really excels in jump ball situations where his timing and ability to jump over opposing defensive backs really stands out.

Darrell Daniels, Oakley (Calif.) Freedom- Washington
Daniels is a tough, physical receiver who can really run. His defensive highlights are almost as impressive and in fact, if receiver doesn't work out, Daniels' upside might be even higher as a linebacker/safety. He's definitely a big time athlete with great top end speed. Daniels will need to work on his ball skills as he's not a pure pass catcher just yet but athletically, he has few equals.

A.J. Richardson, Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne- California
Richardson might have the best pair of hands in the state. He catches everything and you barely even hear the ball make a sound when it hits his hands. He always had a big, strong body and his speed and ability to run after the catch has definitely improved from a year ago. There is no doubt Richardson is one of the bigger sleeper prospects in the West and Cal got a steal when they landed him early.

Devin Ross, Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany- Colorado
Ross is a two-way standout who could end up at receiver or corner in college. He definitely prefers the offensive side of the ball and that's where he's expected to play in this game. He has game breaking speed and is very explosive with the ball in his hands. He can get deep and beat a corner but also shows plenty of polish in his route running and has very good hands.

Xavier Shepherd, Lakewood (Calif.)- Utah
Shepard was hurt and missed about half of his senior season. When he's healthy, he's one of the top deep threats in the region. He showed his game breaking speed all summer on the 7 on 7 circuit and is a threat to score from anywhere on the field. He runs well after the catch and once he puts on more size and strength, should be an impact player for the Utes.

Jeremy Tabuyo, Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis- Texas A&M
Tabuyo might be the fastest player on the Islands this year and probably has been the last two seasons. He clocked a 4.43-40 at a NIKE combine two years ago but tore his ACL at the end of his junior season. He showed he was fully recovered last spring finishing 2nd in the state 100m final and with his ability to catch the football and make something happen after it, he should be very productive in the Aggies offense.

Offensive Line:

Erik Bunte, Mission Viejo (Calif.)- California
Bunte was a longtime UCLA commit before switching late to Cal. He's a true tackle prospect and has one of the biggest frames in the nation. Bunte is all of 6-8, 315 pounds with long arms and a nice upside to him. He needs to continue to work on his overall athleticism and improve his foot speed but if he can do that to with his natural size and strength, the Bears could have something special.

Dane Crane, Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita Washington
Crane is a true center prospect and might have been the most dominant lineman in the state this past season. He's one of the most physical players in the region and is incredibly strong. At 6-3, and about 315 pounds, Crane has the size and toughness to play immediately at the next level. He's a very smart lineman as well and has all the attributes that make up a great center prospect.

Sean Dowling, Fallbrook (Calif.)- Vanderbilt
Dowling recently switched his commitment to Vandy after being a longtime UCLA commit. The tackle has some nice natural gifts to work with. He has a solid frame, moves well and has a great work ethic. The big issues for Dowling is how much weight can he put on. He'll need to add a lot of size and strength to compete in the always rugged SEC but few will work harder than Dowling to get there.

Sean Harlow San Clemente (Calif.)- Washington
Harlow played in the shadows of current Stanford freshman tackle Kyle Murphy last year but showed he's an elite prospect in his own right this year. He played tackle but will likely make the move to guard for the Huskies. Harlow is a physically tough kid, plays with great technique (father is former USC AA OL Pat Harlow) and has a mean streak.

Brayden Kearsley, Beaverton (Ore.) Aloha
Kearsley has been a long time commitment to BYU but just recently de-committed from the Cougs. Oregon State now looks like the team to beat in this one and Washington is pushing hard. Kearsley is an elite talent and one of the most under-rated players out West. He's versatile enough to play guard or tackle in college and has as much upside as just about any linemen in the region.

Kenny Lacy, Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe- UCLA
In the words of Southwest analyst Jason Jewell, Lacy went from a good prospect to a great one this past season. No one ever questioned Lacy's natural ability but the light bulb seemed to turn on this year and his consistency really picked up. Lacy can play tackle or guard and has a chance to step in and compete for playing time right away next fall. He's a tough competitor who was able to physically manhandle opposing linemen all season and his upside is very high.

John Lopez, Orange Lutheran (Calif.)- UCLA
Lopez had a very good season earning numerous post-season honors. He's a natural guard prospect with a huge frame and physically, looks ready to play now. Lopez was a three-year starter for the Lancers and has improved tremendously in the past year. He has always been very strong but Lopez improved his toughness and ability to finish his blocks while also looking much quicker and more athletic.

Cole Mazza, Bakersfield (Calif.) Liberty- Alabama
When you're the first long snapper ever offered a scholarship by Alabama, you know you're pretty special. Mazza, who originally committed to UCLA, has been called by long snapping specialist Chris Rubio as arguably the best long snapping prospect he has ever seen.

Defensive Line:

Daeshon Hall, Lancaster (Texas)- Washington
Hall is an intriguing defensive end prospect with a nice upside to him. He's a tall, lanky pass rusher with long arms and is very quick off the edge. He needs to fill out but has the frame to do so and as he gets bigger and stronger, he could end up a real impact player for the Huskies.

Deon Hollins, Missouri City (Texas) Marshall- UCLA
Hollins has been one of the top pass rushers in the Southwest the last two seasons and should fit in very well in the Bruins 3-4 scheme. Hollins is extremely tough to block and is a blur off the edge. He'll need to show he can play in space in college but has the athleticism to make a smooth adjustment to college ball.

Paulo Lepua, Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne- Washington State
Lepua is one of the most versatile lineman in the region. At 6-3, 265 pounds, he can play just about anywhere on the defensive line. He had 26 sacks this past season and combines a quick first step with great raw power. He's relentless in pursuit and doesn't stay blocked.

Elijah Qualls, Petaluma (Calif.) Casa Grande- Washington You won't find too many defensive linemen more athletic than Qualls. He played a lot of linebacker as a junior before moving to defensive line this past summer. He was one of the stars at The Opening and was just way too quick for any of the opposing linemen to block. His first step is as good as you'll see and once he learns more technique, his upside is off the charts.


Victor Egu, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle- California
Eug played both linebacker and defensive end for the Spartans and will be one of the most athletic defensive players on the field. He has a great frame and is a natural athlete. As he continues to grow and mature physically, Egu has a chance to play at a very high level at the next level.

Peyton Pelluer, Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline- Washington State
Pelluer is a true inside linebacker prospect with size and toughness. He was the defensive leader for one of the nation's top programs the last two seasons and has racked up over tackles every year since his sophomore season. Pelluer will be the 4th member of his family to play for Washington State.

Tyrell Robinson, San Diego (Calif.) Lincoln- Oregon
Pound for pound, there might not be a better all around athlete anywhere in the state than Robinson. He had a dominating performance over the summer at GridIron Kings playing receiver and linebacker and he was one of the top pass rushers in the region coming off the edge this past season.

Defensive Backs:

Daquawn Brown, Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey- Washington State
Brown is a press corner who loves to mix it up. He plays with a ton of swagger and loves to talk but can back it up. Brown is a physical corner with good feet and he can run.

Hatari Byrd, Fresno (Calif.) Central- Oklahoma
Byrd is a physical safety prospect who brings an intimidating presence to the field. He projects best as an ‘in the box' safety type as he's better in run support and playing down hill and could even bulk up a bit and move to outside linebacker for the Sooners.

Lorenzo Fertitta, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman- Villanova
Fertitta is a versatile player who did a little of everything for the Gaels. He played all over in the secondary and tied a state record this past season with four interceptions in one game.

Cole Luke, Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton- Notre Dame
Luke is a true, lock down corner who has the ability to shut down one side of the field. He combines size, speed and toughness and should see the field early and often for the Irish next fall.

Jayme Otomewo, Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey- Arizona State
Otomewo is a hard-hitting safety prospect with solid cover skills as well. He runs well and covers a lot of ground in the secondary. He has good ball skills and plays with a high football IQ. The future Sun Devil is also a natural leader and plays with an edge to him.

Tyree Robinson, San Diego (Calif.) Lincoln- Oregon
Robinson is a freak athlete who could probably play three or four positions in college and he's a talented basketball player as well. He'll play safety in this game but can also play receiver and could see time on both sides of the ball for the Ducks.


Matt Anderson, Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley- California
Anderson is rated the No. 2 kicker in the country and draws raves from kicking guru Chris Sailer. Anderson camped with the Bears over the summer where he was offered a scholarship and committed on the spot. He should be able to handle field goals and kickoffs for the Bears.

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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