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IMG West Regional recruiting notebook

5/7/2013

Some of the top prospects in the West turned heads during this past weekend's IMG West Regional, but while Adoree' Jackson (Gardena, Calif./Serra), John Smith (Long Beach, Calif./Poly), Tyler Luatua (La Mirada, Calif./La Mirada) and Jalen Brown (Phoenix, Ariz./Mountain Pointe) are some of the area's most well-known prospects, a few lesser known recruits made their presence felt as well.

• Athlete Jake Mann (Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon) made a statement early and often, as he was the go-to receiver for Team Elevate and came up with a huge game against Ground Zero in the 8-9 matchup on Sunday. The scrappy receiver was left bloodied after the game, but was the driving force in the close win. Mann will play quarterback this fall, but will play slot receiver at the next level. He visited Texas and Texas A&M this spring and will likely be back to compete in the Longhorns' summer camp. He said Cal, Harvard, Montana, San Diego State, UCLA and USC have been by the school.