Here is our Battle Prep West Northern California Class of 2018 Top Players by Position List.  Northern California is once again loaded with top quality prospects.  This list consists of players from NCS, CCS, SJS, Oakland and San Francisco sections with a few players from the Northern section.  We will be updating these lists as the off-season moves along based on offers, camp performances and 7v7 performances.

NorCal Top 2018 QB
NorCal Top 2018 WR
NorCal Top 2018 DE
NorCal Top 2018 DB
NorCal Top 2018 MLB
NorCal Top 2018 OLB
NorCal Top 2018 TE
NorCal Top 2018 RB

The criteria we use to create these lists are based on:

– Collegiate Level Projection (D1, D2, D3, NAIA)
– Size
– Athleticism
– How well did the player dominate their level of competition
– Stats
– All-Conference Honors

Due to the size of Northern California it is impossible for us to find every player before we publish our lists, if you would like to submit a player for review please fill out this form http://battleprepwest.com/athlete-submission-form/ – Any relevant feedback or updates is appreciated – battleprepwest@gmail.com

Dec 11, 2016 - hudl.com - 22
(CA) ATH Tariq Bracy (Milpitas) 6'0, 170

OFFERS: Utah, Fresno State, California, Washington State, Eastern Washington, Hawaii, San Diego State, San Jose State, Nevada

2016 Season Stats: 2006 Total Yards, 23 Total TD

  • One of the top overall athletes on the West Coast
  • Electric return man with lightning quick moves and breakaway speed
  • One of the most exciting players in California with the ball in his hands
Jan 10, 2017 - hudl.com - 13
(CA) DB Quinn Brinnon (Bishop O'Dowd) 5-11, 170

Offers: Hawaii, Utah State

2016 Season Stats: 700+ Total Yards, 65 Tackles, 2 Int, 8 Total TD

  • Excellent overall football player - great athlete
  • Quick burst and good timing on hits from secondary
  • Dangerous in the slot and in the return game
Dec 11, 2016 - hudl.com - 16
(CA) ATH Austin Ajiake (Bellarmine Prep) 6-3, 200

Offers: San Jose State

  • Big, strong and smooth athlete - makes it looks easy
  • Can play anywhere on the field, excels catching the football downfield
  • Unique skill set for size, will be division 1 recruit
Dec 11, 2016 - hudl.com - 12
(CA) ATH Isiah Kendrick (Serra) 5-11, 170

2016 Season Stats: 1700+ Total Yards, 20 Total TD

  • Gamebreaker with sprinter speed
  • Can play RB, Slot or flex outside - versatile offensive threat
  • Absolutely dominant Junior season - Our CCS Offensive Player of the Year
Jan 12, 2017 - hudl.com - 11
(CA) WR Emany Johnson (Hercules) 6-2, 205

2016 Season Stats: 1200+ Total Yards, 17 TFL, 6 Int, 12 Total TD, 26.6 YPC

  • Monster junior season stat wise - pro size with good speed
  • Excellent hands and leaping ability
  • Can play all over the field (WR, DB, OLB) at the next level
Jan 11, 2017 - hudl.com - 13
(CA) QB Marco Baldacchino (Oak Ridge) 5-11, 180

2016 Season Stats: 1841 Yards , 132 - 239, 55%, 22 TD - 6 Int, 100.4 Rating - 991 Rush Yards, 17 TD

  • Film is extremely fun to watch, playmaker
  • Outstanding top end speed, fastest player on the field
  • Dangerous with the football in his hands, similar to Johnny Manziel
Jan 17, 2017 - hudl.com - 12
(CA) ATH LaVar Seay (American Canyon) 6-1, 200

2016 Season Stats: 33 Tackles, 7 Total TD, 12 Sacks, 2 Int

  • Film is fun to watch, plays QB, WR, LB, DE, RB anywhere on the field
  • Division 1 size and speed
  • Playmaker
Dec 11, 2016 - hudl.com - 7
(CA) ATH Brandon Rupchock (Folsom) 5-9, 170

2016 Season Stats: 10 Total TD, 30 Tackles, 700+ Total Yards

  • Arguably the best overall player on a nationally rated team
  • Flies around at FS - big hitter with good cover skills
  • Offensive weapon who can be used in multiple ways - returner as well
Feb 13, 2017 - hudl.com - 0
(CA) RB Lanique Wilkes (El Cerrito) 5-11, 180

2016 Season Stats: 1900+ Rushing, 20 TD, 30+ Tackles, 1 Int

  • Speedster who dominated this season statiscally
  • Great vision - understands how to find the crease
  • Can play RB, WR, DB and Return
Dec 18, 2016 - hudl.com - 3
(CA) ATH Josh Pullum (Moreau Catholic) 6-0, 170

Offers: Hawaii
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**2016 Season Stats: 400+ Total Yards, 6 Total TD, 3 Int, 47 Tackles

  • Playmaker with a great motor, plays with excitement
  • Good open field speed
  • Hard hitting DB
Dec 11, 2016 - hudl.com - 9
(CA) ATH Tyree Bracy (Milpitas) 6-0, 180

2016 Season Stats: 2600 Passing Yards, 30 Total TD

  • Great junior season from the quarterback position
  • Can player WR, DB, QB and Return at the next level
  • Playmaker with good speed
Dec 20, 2016 - hudl.com - 9
(CA) ATH John Torchio (Campolindo) 6-2, 185

2016 Season Stats: 1100+ Total Yards, 8 Total TD, 7 Int

  • Ball hawking DB who reads the QB well and likes to tackle
  • 2-Way stud on one of the best teams in CA - return specialist
  • Just as good at WR - can work in the slot or outside with good hands
Jan 12, 2017 - hudl.com - 7
(CA) ATH Jermaine Jackson (San Leandro) 5-6, 150

2016 Season Stats: 1300+ Total Yards, 10 Total TD

  • Slippery ball carrier who is very hard to tackle
  • Offensive weapon - elite return, receiver and RB
  • Film is entertaining to watch - great moves and breakaway speed
Dec 11, 2016 - hudl.com - 13
(CA) ATH Kama Aalona (American Canyon) 5-10, 160

2016 Season Stats: 1292 Total Yards, 30 Tackles, 16 Total TD

  • Elite top end speed with a nose for the endzone
  • Great balance and vision with the football
  • Dangerous overall football player
Dec 11, 2016 - hudl.com - 14
(CA) ATH/SS Zane Cribb (Monte Vista) 6-0, 180

2016 Season Stats: 600+ Total Yards, 4 TD, 2 Int

  • Strong athlete who plays all over the field
  • Downhill returner who is hard to tackle
  • 2 Way Starter on one of the top teams in NorCal

(CA) Safety/ATH Jaime Cousey (Sacramento) 5-11, 190

Jan 10, 2017
(CA) Safety/ATH Jaime Cousey (Sacramento) 5-11, 190

2016 Season Stats: 77 Tackles, 38 TFL, 17.5 Sacks, 4 TD

Jan 16, 2017 - hudl.com - 0
(CA) DE Max Pierce (Gilroy) 6-3, 200

2016 Season Stats: 5 Sacks, 4 TD

  • Division 1 Frame and great athlete
  • Flexes outside at WR with ease, makes nice plays on deep ball
  • Very willing tackler, plays DE for HS team, versatile
Jan 09, 2017 - hudl.com - 11
(CA) ATH Justin Poerio (Oak Ridge) 5-11, 185

2016 Season Stats: 59 Tackles, 5 Int, 5 Total TD, 1000+ Total Yards - Punter and Kicker

  • True athlete - plays all over field and can kick/punt
  • One of the top overall football players in NorCal
  • Excellent athlete with great hands
Dec 11, 2016 - hudl.com - 4
(CA) ATH Kane Rodgers (Sonora) 5'10, 165

2016 Season Stats: 1200+ Total Yards, 23 TD, 5 Int

  • One of the fastest players in SJS
  • Amazing career statistically to this point - game breaker
  • Sets up blocks well and has a nose for the endzone - good DB
Dec 11, 2016 - hudl.com - 3
(CA) ATH Jack Hoal (Davis) 6-0, 175

2016 Season Stats: 600+ Total Yards, 2 TD, 58 Tackles

  • Multi-tool player with good size
  • Excellent hands and very willing tackler
  • Hustles every single play
Dec 11, 2016 - hudl.com - 1
(CA) ATH Taj Banks Jr. (Alameda) 5-11, 185

2016 Season Stats: 1398 Total Yards

  • Active player who contributes on both sides
  • Deep threat, averages over 20 YPC
  • Great ability to run after the catch due to strength
Dec 20, 2016 - hudl.com - 4
(CA) ATH Dior Walker (Deer Valley) 5-10, 155

2016 Season Stats: 1900+ Total Yards, 13 Total TD

  • Speed demon who led his team at QB last season
  • Incredible first step and cuts in the open field
  • Will play WR and return in college