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

(CA) DE/TE RJ Stone (Valley Christian) 6-3, 200

Offers: Oregon State, San Diego State, Utah, San Jose State, Fresno State, Colorado State, Nevada, Hawaii

2016 Season Stats: 88 Tackles, 21 TFL, 13 Sacks

  • 4.8 40 Yard Dash and 4.1 20 Yard Shuttle, extremely fast off the edge
  • Excellent pass rush moves and usage of hands
  • Premier athlete with room to grow, could play TE/WR/OLB/DE at the next level
(CA) DE/TE Nick Alftin (Archbishop Mitty) 6-5, 224

Offers: Hawaii

2016 Season Stats: 50 Total Tackles, 19 TFL, 7.5 Sacks

  • One of the best athletes in NorCal, Division 1 Caliber Football and Volleyball player
  • Uses size and length to bat down balls at the line
  • Excellent usage of hands to shed blockers off the line
  • Could easily play TE at the next level
(CA) DE/TE JH Tevis (Menlo School) 6-5, 225

2016 Season Stats: 125 Total Tackles, 50 TFL, 22.5 Sacks

  • Big, strong and fast - relentless motor on the field
  • Gets after the QB and uses strength to shed blockers
  • D1 Talent
(CA) DE/TE Marshaun Hunter (Elk Grove) 6-3, 205

2016 Season Stats: 69 Total Tackles, 22.5 TFL, 8 Sacks

  • Superb edge rusher with long arms
  • Great tackler, good looking athlete
  • Forces lots of turnovers, jars the ball loose frequently
(CA) DE Jett Stanley (Heritage) 6-4, 230

2016 Season Stats: 37 Tackles, 7.5 Sacks

  • Quick first step off the line
  • Gets penetration with ease into backfield
  • Great athlete
(CA) DE Jake Levengood (Vacaville) 6-4, 230

2016 Season Stats: 45 Tackles, 2 Sacks

  • Excellent frame and motor
  • Never gives up on the play, plays to whistle
  • Great blocker on offensive line, can put on weight and play OT at next level
(CA) DE Jordan Stanley (Heritage) 6-4, 235

2016 Season Stats: 22 Tackles, 8 Sacks

  • Causes havoc at the line of scrimmage
  • Excellent size and strength
  • Good tackling ability
(CA) Santo DeFranco (Palma) 6-4, 215
  • Big physical DE
  • Great tackler - good tracking
  • Good strength
(CA) DE Cade Hall (Bellarmine Prep) 6-3, 225
  • Hard to block one on one, great swim move
  • Also plays center, can play center at next level
  • Quick off the ball and likes getting to the QB
(CA) DE Dawson Wolcott (University Prep) 6-4, 200

2016 Season Stats: 50 Tackles, 9.5 Sacks

  • Long athlete with room to grow
  • Good tackler
  • Can also play offense at the next level
(CA) DE Mel Faaleava (Archbishop Riordan) 6-1, 240

2016 Season Stats: 28 Tackles, 7 TFL

  • Violent tackler who will play olb at the next level
  • Good low center of gravity and strength
  • Outstanding motor
(CA) DE/TE Parker Bosche (St. Mary's of Berkeley) 6-3, 205

2016 Season Stats: 37 Tackles, 4 Sacks

  • Good size and strength combination
  • Will continue to develop
  • Also plays well on the OL
(CA) DE/TE Bryan Friedel (California) 6-5, 205

2016 Season Stats: 50 Tackles, 4 Sacks

  • D1 Size
  • 2-Way starter for HS team
  • Will continue to get stronger and develop at next level
(CA) DE Ryan Nall (Acalanes) 6-4, 210

2016 Season Stats: 33 Tackles, 4 Sacks

#45 (CA) DE Viliami Niupalau (Grant) 6-3, 230

#45 (CA) DE Viliami Niupalau (Grant) 6-3, 230

2016 Season Stats: 86 Tackles, 11 Sacks, 15 TFL