Cosby LB Ethan West (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
recruit804 Fab 30: Ethan West LB Cosby #3
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
We’ve seen the best of Cosby and the worse of Cosby over the past two seasons.
We watched a Cosby team in 2017 that just couldn’t get over the proverbial losing all but one game over the course of the season. However, in 2018 there was a bit of a turnaround. The Titans added three more wins to their win total and advanced to the playoffs where they suffered a seven-point loss at the hands of Chris Tyree and Thomas Dale.
Consistency has been the issue for Pete Mutascio and Cosby. But there’s reason to believe that the Titans will continue heading north as they look to sustain the competitive nature that has taken them to the top of the Dominion District.
A mainstay over the last few seasons for the Titans defense has been rising senior Ethan West. The Cosby prospect missed a few games last season, but played enough to make a monumental impact on the Titans defense.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in and around the region of Central Virginia. Continuing our countdown at number 3 is none other than senior prospect Cosby starting linebacker Ethan West.
#3 Ethan West (2020 LB 6-4 225) – Cosby High School
West has been one of the more dependable prospects within the Central Region. He made sure to get an early start on his recruitment as well as putting himself a position to be both seen and heard. The Cosby product was able to pick up his first collegiate offer back in June on 2017 from the University of Virginia.
After taking multiple visits including Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, and UVA, West finally picked up his second offer from Duke in January of 2018 right before securing his Rivals 3 Stripe Camp Series invitation.
Since then he’s been able to pick up offers from LSU, Rutgers, Maryland, Temple, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Nebraska, Boston College, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Michigan, Texas A & M, Florida, North Carolina State and Arizona State.
North Carolina came through in May of 2018 and provided West with an offer right before Florida. The four-star product solidified his commitment to the Tar Heels by making it public four months before his birthday on February 2.
Last season West only played in 8-of-11 games for the Titans and was able to accumulate 46 tackles (nine for loss), one sack, and one interception. When healthy, he is a perennial linebacker and is up near Woodbridge’s Antoine Sampah as the best the state of Virginia has to offer at the linebacker position.
– Brandon Mitchell