With another loaded crop of prospects on the west coast for the 2013 recruiting cycle, it is easy to overlook some legitimate prospects who may not receive the same hype as the big name prospects.
2015 ATH Iman Marshall is one of the next rising stars.
After a few weeks of the event season, some under the radar athletes have begun to emerge into viable options for schools all around the country.
Below are a few of the guys who have stood out at recent events and should see their recruitments take off in the near future.
-Jermaine Ervin(2013): CB, Bakersfield(Bakersfield, CA) 5-foot-11, 170 lbs.
The quick and competitive corner stood out for more than his rainbow socks at the recent Los Angeles NFTC. Ervin looked great in drills and took on all comers in the 1 on 1's.
-Kevin Parma(2013): Ath, Mission Oak (Tulare, CA) 6-foot-1, 230 lbs.
Parma came out of nowhere, almost literally as he hails from a town of 2000 people in Central California. After a breakout performance at the Long Beach SPARQ Combine, he followed that up with a strong performance at the Los Angeles NFTC after being invited based on his combine performance. Parma is a physical specimen who plays mostly LB and TE for his high school team. He could play a number of spots on any team. He is one to watch for sure.
-Alex Redmond(2013): OL, Los Alamitos(Los Alamitos, CA) 6-foot-5, 290 lbs.
Redmond came into the LA NFTC under the radar but left with everyone knowing his name. He looked solid in drills and showed good feet for a big kid. He outplayed all the big name offensive linemen in attendance and dominated in the 1on1's. Redmond is likely to see his offer list grow in big numbers in the future.
Bolden is one of the quickest players on the field.
-Tedric Thompson(2013): WR/Safety, Valencia(Valencia, CA) 6-foot-1, 205 lbs.
Thompson is a big, thick receiver who performed well in drills, 7on7 and 1on1's at the LA NFTC. He won't wow you with his speed, but he has great hands and good feet for his size. Was one of a few WR who rose to the occasion at the LA NFTC.
-Khalfani Muhammad (2013): RB Notre Dame(Sherman Oaks, CA) 5-foot-8, 170 lbs.
Muhammad is by no means a sleeper, but Oregon fans should keep an eye on him. He fits the mold of an Oregon athlete. A track star who is slightly undersized, but in space he is deadly.
-Garrett Hughes (2013): DL/LB Centennial(Corona, CA) 6-foot-2, 235 lbs
Hughes is another player that fits the mold of an Oregon Duck. A bit of a tweener but has great athleticism and speed. Did very well in the 1on1's at the LA NFTC against guys who are considered to be much better prospects.
-Victor Bolden (2013) WR/DB/ATH Rancho Cucamonga (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) 5-foot-9, 165 lbs.
Bolden came out to the LA NFTC and performed very well. Slightly undersized, but very quick and versatile. Goes with and against Chris Hawkins and Tahaan Goodman every day in practice so he'll only improve before signing day.
Kendal Keys(2013) WR, Helix (La Mesa, CA) 6-foot-3, 190 lbs.
Keys showed that he is a versatile receiver by getting in and out of his breaks well, blocking and making perhaps, the catch of the day at the LA NFTC in 1on1's, with a great diving effort.
-Viane Talamaivoa (2014) OL, Centennial (Corona, CA) 6-foot-3, 310 lbs.
Talamaivoa came out as a bit of an unknown but looks to be the next in a long line of studs out of the Inland Empire powerhouse, Corona Centennial. Powerful, sound technically and displaying great footwork, Talamaivoa put on a show at the LA NFTC and walked away with the OL MVP award in a group that featured the best of the region.
Kurt Scoby (2014): RB, Charter Oak (Covina, CA) 5-foot-10, 180 lbs
Scoby came out to the LA NFTC looking bigger than he did last season. At 5'10, 180 pounds, he is built like LaMichael James and has similar traits, but lacks the top end speed James does. Great in pass-pro, he also handled himself well in drills and 1on1's. Definitely one to keep an eye on.
Iman Marshall(2015) DB, Poly (Long Beach, CA) 5-foot-10, 175 lbs.
Marshall is the next in line of superstar athletes from Long Beach Poly. Actually, he's not next because he's only a freshman. Marshall stood out in Las Vegas 2 weeks back at the NLA 7on7 tournament and backed that performance with a standout showing in Los Angeles on Sunday. Already showing the size and skill to be a high level recruit, Marshall has 3 more years to grow and improve his game. Keep an eye on him and see if he grows into a linebacker.