The number six rated wide receiver on the west coast is Keston CheathemClick In part two of our four part series we will profile in order how rivals sees the wide receiver position from six to ten. The wide receiver position for the second year in a row is deep with talent on the west coast. Like the running back position in our previous series this group is very versatile and athletic meaning this collection of players could end up playing another position. Here you go the Best of West wide receivers part II.Here to view this Link. (right) (6-3, 195, 4.5) from Pomona, Calif. Cheathem is standout athlete who could end up playing wide receiver or safety on the D-I level and may even grow into a linebacker.
Whoever lands Cheathem is going to get a player with unlimited potential. He’s worth the scholie on potential alone.
On offense as a wide receiver Cheathem had 37 receptions for 597 yards, averaging 16.1 yards per catch and scored eight touchdowns. On defense playing primarily safety, Cheathem amassed 59 tackles and picked off three passes.
Cheathem was selected all-league; all-area and all-county after his outstanding junior season.
Cheathem has offers on the table from Oregon State, Colorado and Utah. He is currently receiving heavy recruiting action from UCLA, USC, Michigan, Oregon, UNLV and San Diego State.
Rated at the seventh spot is Ryan GravesClick Whoever signs Cheathem may get also get his teammate Pomona four star teammate linebacker/defensive end Eugene Germany (6-4, 250, 4.65).Here to view this Link. (6-2, 185, 4.44). Graves played for Pasadena (Calif.) Muir year ago and now he is all set up to play for Angelo Gasca and his Venice Gondoliers in 2003.
In Graves, Venice ends up getting a player who has seen his stock skyrocket over the last few months. He blew it up at the UCLA four-day camp last June.
Graves has a great burst, phenomenal hands, he’s a tremendous leaper and great speed.
Graves caught 117 passes for approximately 1,600 yards as a junior. Playing in Gasca’s pass friendly offense he could even improve on those stats.
Graves has known offers from UCLA, USC, Arizona, ASU, Michigan and Michigan State.
Another player without a lot of fanfare but who we feel will get more than his share is our number eight wide receiver Jaison Williams (6-4, 215, 4.5) from Culver City, Calif. Lining up with four-star wide receiver Michael Bumpus will give Culver City one of the most lethal wide receiver combos in the nation.
Playing out of position as a tight end as a junior Williams caught 18 passes for 229 yards and one touchdown. Look for his stats to improve in 2003.
Williams is a big guy who can really move and he has drawn comparisons to another tremendous wide receiver with good size and speed in Washington Husky superstar Reggie Williams. Both players are athletic and can go up to make the catch in flight.
Though Williams was somewhat of a sleeper going into the recruiting season to recruitneks, he sure was known by recruiters.
Williams has offers from ASU, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, Colorado, Colorado State, Michigan, Virginia and West Virginia.
Corrion Cooper (6-1, 185, 4.46) from Phoenix (Ariz.) Desert Vista is a player who first caught our attention at the USC Nike camp in April when he was one of the only three wide receivers asked to stay after the conclusion of the camp.
After his show at the USC Nike camp he followed up with a tremendous camp performances the Beyond 2000 Elite Camp.
At the number ten spot we have James LewisClick Since then he has decided to end his recruitment as he decided to commit to the Arizona Wildcats over other recruiting attention from ASU, UCLA, USC, Washington State, Oregon, Florida and Miami.Here to view this Link. (6-1, 205, 4.5) from Venice Calif., who toiled in the shadow of teammates B.J. Vickers (6-3, 215, 4.51) and Antwuan Giddens (6-5, 190, 4.5), both who signed D-I scholarships.
This is the year that Lewis will shine. By the fourth game of his senior season if he stays healthy look for Lewis to blow up and be one of the most sought after wide receivers not just on the left coast but the nation too.
This guy floored every one in attendance during a playoff game when he took a short pass against Taft a ream full of track stars and ran the distance of 80 yards for a touchdown, blowing by Taft’s speedy defenders.
Lewis played both ways as a junior and as a defensive back he collected 85 tackles, 14 pass break-ups, five tackles for loss, three sacks, three fumble recoveries, and three interceptions. As a wide receiver, Lewis had 17 receptions for 503 yards and scored seven touchdowns.
Lewis already has offers from Arizona State and Oregon State. He is also getting recruiting action from UCLA, Oregon, Washington State, Syracuse, Tennessee, and Florida.