Alex Egurbide scouting report: Westlake wide receiver a tough matchup assignment

Westlake Village has a tall wide receiver that could attract some solid attention as the 2014 recruiting cycle rolls on.

What will probably end up intriguing college scouts to Alex Egurbide is his tall frame. The Westlake (Calif.) High prospect stands at 6'5" and weighs around 195 pounds and could be a difficult matchup for cornerbacks in one-on-one situations, so he might be utilized in situations that involve him playing close up on his man. Westlake awarded him the Offensive MVP of the team as a junior.

Egurbide has yet to be noticed much by any of the major recruiting services. A consensus two-star recruit, Egurbide is ranked as the 75th best wide receiver and the 58th best California prospect by 247Sports. Egurbide is not ranked by either Rivals, ESPN or Scout.

As of the middle of May, Egurbide currently holds no offers, although his favorite would probably be Stanford if he did receiver an offer. You can follow Egurbide on Twitter at @AEgurbide81 and check out his highlights on YouTube below.

Derrell Warren, West Coast Recruiting Analyst: Egurbide is a recruit with plus-level size. He’s a long and somewhat gangly recruit with plenty of room to add weight to his frame. He’s physical build and lack of top-end speed and explosiveness most likely makes him project better down the line to the tight end position.

Blessed with good agility for his size, Egurbide exhibits great sideline awareness. A true red zone threat, he often positions his tall frame near the end zone boundaries and shows the ability to box out defenders for and makes plays at the catch point.

He doesn’t always run the most precise routes- as he tends round-off out patterns a bit-but he generates good snap at the top of his stem. To a certain degree, this mitigates his tendency to tip off breaks by chopping his steps.

Egurbide isn’t a freakish athlete and most likely has his share of physical development to do before he’ll be able to get legitimate snaps at his most likely college position of tight end. Egurbide has great hand eye coordination. He pick up the ball early in flight and shows the ability to track it very well. A coordinated athlete, he has the ability to both high point the ball off the top of defenders heads or contort his frame to adjust to off-target throws. He can bend at the knees to pluck the ball off of his shoe tops

Although he doesn’t project to be the prototypical in-line tight end, he can be a contributor as flex option who occasionally lines up inside in order to draw more favorable matchups.

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