Spotlight on the West: Rising Stocks in the Rivals Camp Series

The Rivals Camp Series in the spring showcased some impressive talents from the West, who have now caught the attention of ranking scouts for the class of 2025. Among these rising stars are Trestin Castro, Jayden Crowder, Ploog, Shane Rosenthal, and Scott Taylor.

Trestin Castro, a standout from Upland, Calif., had an impressive junior season, but it was his performances at the Los Angeles Rivals Camp and other events this offseason that solidified his ranking. With his growth in size and instinct on the field, Castro, who recently committed to USC, is expected to see a bump in his ranking this month.

Jayden Crowder faced tough competition at Santa Ana Mater Dei, but his standout performance at the Los Angeles Rivals Camp earned him the defensive back MVP award. With a transfer to Rancho Santa Margarita Catholic, Crowder is set to showcase his skills in a more prominent role. Schools like Tennessee, Texas A&M, Washington, Miami, Penn State, and others are keeping tabs on him.

Ploog, a pass-catching tight end from Fullerton, Calif., had a stellar junior season, but questions lingered about his competition level. However, his impressive showing at the Los Angeles Rivals Camp and other events dispelled any doubts about his talent. Schools like Utah, Washington, and many others are showing interest in him.

Shane Rosenthal, a three-star receiver from Newbury Park, Calif., put up impressive numbers in his junior season and continued to impress at the Los Angeles Rivals Camp with his speed and route-running abilities. Despite his achievements, Rosenthal is still waiting on more Power Five offers.

Scott Taylor, a defensive end/outside linebacker from Los Angeles Loyola, rose in the rankings after committing to UCLA in April. Known for his physicality and versatility on the field, Taylor has the potential to be a valuable asset for the Bruins. His size and aggressive playing style make him a formidable force on the field.

These rising stars from the West are making waves in the football world and are poised for success in their upcoming seasons. Stay tuned for further updates on their rankings and college commitments as they continue to shine on the field.

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