West: Final Top Ten Linebackers
Recruiting: Texas A&M
Savaiinaea is everything you want in an inside linebacker. He has size, toughness, above average athleticism, is a solid tackler and plays with a motor. He's a huge hitter who plays sideline to sideline and has the athletic ability to be a three down linebacker. He is regarded as the best prospect to come out of Hawaii since former Punahou linebacker Manti Teo,
a Heisman Trophy finalist. Savaiinaea was picked to the UnderArmour
Committed to Stanford
Few players upped their stock this offseason like Palma,
going from relative unknown to big time prospect after dominating at the SoCal
NFTC and Oakland NFTC, the latter where he won MVP honors. He also did
very well at The Opening, helping his team win the Nike 7ON and then followed up
with a strong performance at Gridiron Kings. Then he had an all-state
senior season and caught the eye of Stanford, who he committed to shortly after.
Palma was selected to the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Committed to Arizona State
Latu is a physical run-stuffing linebacker, who looked
excellent this spring on the 7v7 circuit, dropping into coverage. But he's
at his best when he's making tackles and hitting people. He and his twin
brother are the heart-and-soul of one of the most talented defenses in the West.
Selected to the CalState Game and West Coast Bowl.
Grass Valley, Calif.
Committed to Boise State
Vallejo is the top linebacker in the Sacramento area, a
classic middle linebacker, who can play sideline to sideline, nice and agile and
good against the run. He had a great performance at the Oakland NFTC as
well then had a strong senior season, earning all-Area honors.
Committed to Washington
Constantine has the ability to play either inside linebacker
or outside linebacker, but is likely an inside guy. Physical against the
run and solid in coverage, Constantine was a rock on the Wolverines last three
Washington state 3A championship teams.
The Next Five:
6. George Frazier (Monrovia, Calif.)- Committed
7. DeAndre Miller (Buckeye, Ariz.)- Committed to Arizona
8. Beau Hershberger (Granite Bay, Calif.)-
Committed to Nevada
9. Peyton Pelluer (Sammamish, Wash.)- Committed
10. Derrick Turituri (Central Point, Ore.)-
Committed to Arizona
National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins), National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman), Southwest Recruiting Analyst Jason Jewell (@jason247scout) and Northwest Recruiting Analyst Jake Worthen (@JakeWorthen)
contributed to these rankings.