Moving and shaking in the latest Rivals rankings

The newest Rivals250 was released this morning and there was quite a bit of movement among local players, with Arroyo Valley’s Michael Philipp and Los Osos’ Richard Brehaut shooting up while Cajon defensive back Marlon Pollard and Upland quarterback Troy Nunes fell a bit.

Philipp has steadily climbed the charts thanks to some dominant workouts, moving up 38 spots since the last ranking in March. The 6-foot-4, 305-pounder has been offered by most of the Big Ten and Colorado at this point.

Brehaut, a 6-3, 205-pound quarterback who committed to UCLA last month, moved up 24 places from No. 160 to No. 136. He has also climbed steadily during the process, as he started out ranked in the 200s.

Pollard, a UCLA commit prior to his junior year, fell out of the top 100 to No. 138. He has created waves of late according to, suggesting that he’s considering taking visits to other schools. Meanwhile Nunes fell to No. 181, a roughly 30-spot drop. Nunes is still getting a ton of attention though, as he has narrowed his list of schools to 8 (Arizona State, BYU, Florida, Harvard, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Stanford and Tennessee).

A local newcomer to the rankings is Diamond Ranch cornerback Brandon Sermons, the younger brother of former USC standout Rodney Sermons. Sermons cracked the list at No. 248 and has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Oregon, San Diego State, Utah and Washington State.

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