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 – Any relevant feedback or updates is appreciated –

(CA) LB/ATH Omari Harris (Antioch) 6-0, 200

Offers: California, Nebraska, Utah, Eastern Washington
2016 Season Stats: 82 Tackles, 1 Int

  • Super fast active LB with great tackling ability
  • One of the top recruits on the west coast
  • Outstanding athlete, can play RB at the next level
(CA) DE Michael Pryor (Pittsburg) 6-2, 225

2016 Season Stats: 45 Tackles, 13.5 TFL, 7 Sacks, 1 Int

  • Explosive speed rusher
  • Can play OLB or DE at the next level
  • Violent tackler with a great ability to time the snap,
(CA) ATH Leevi Lafeele (Inderkum) 6-1, 190

Offers: Hawaii

2016 Season Stats: 800+ Rush Yards, 6 Sacks, 58 Tackles, 12 Total TD

  • Big and strong with great athleticism
  • Sheds blocks well from LB position, good tackler
  • Tons of upside, will only get better at next level
(CA) LB Blayden Brown (Rocklin) 6-0, 210

2016 Season Stats: 126 Tackles, 3 Sacks, 1 Int, 4 TD

  • Scary combination of speed and size
  • Very tough to block, blitzes from depth regularly - good timing
  • Causes havoc in the backfield
(CA) OLB/ATH Luke Freeman (De La Salle) 6-1, 193

2016 Season Stats: 4 Rec, 90 Yards, 1 TD

  • 2 Way Stud on one of the nations best teams (DE, OLB, TE)
  • Explosive athlete who can get after the QB and tackle on D
  • Versatile football player - athlete could play WR or SS in college as well
(CA) LB/Safety Fealofani Lopa (Grant) 6-0, 209

2016 Season Stats: 62 Tackles, 5 TFL

  • Reckless wedge buster on kickoff
  • Big and fast, likes to run around and hit people
  • Excellent tackler in the open field
(CA) LB Xavier Lewis (Downey) 6-2, 215

2016 Season Stats: 71 Tackles, 15 TFL, 4.5 Sacks, 1 TD

  • Sets the edge extremely well, smart player
  • Tracks down the football every play
  • Great athlete, fast and strong with good size - can play offense
(CA) LB Jack Powers (Granite Bay) 6-2, 195
  • Great frame and overall athleticism, can put on weight at next level
  • Tackling machine - plays with excitement
  • Long arms allow him to shed blocks
(CA) LB Ramone Sanders (McClymonds) 6-2, 210
  • Big, fast and physical
  • Strong player, makes a lot of tackles in traffic
  • Can stand up or play with hand down
(CA) LB Ben Lageson (San Ramon Valley) 6-1, 200
  • Excellent tackler in space
  • Plays well in coverage and sets the edge against the run
  • Outstanding athlete with good speed and strength
(CA) LB Brandon Williams (Hayward) 6-3, 200

2016 Season Stats: 57 Tackles, 7 Sacks

  • D1 size and speed combination, hard hitter
  • Fast and athletic, can play multiple positions
  • Has room to put on weight at next level
(CA) LB James Fotofili (Grant) 6-0, 200

2016 Season Stats: 46 Tackles, 5 Sacks

  • Lightning quick edge rusher
  • Plays with big time excitement, flys around
  • Could possibly play WR. SS or DB at the next level
(CA) LB Richard Kabasinskas (Freedom) 6-0, 200

2016 Season Stats: 114 Tackles, 6 Sacks

  • Physical and fast
  • Tackling machine, 100+ as a junior
  • Excellent tackler, fun to watch on film
(CA) TE/DE Emerson Freeman (Kennedy) 6-2, 205

2016 Season Stats: 13 Rec, 45 Tackles, 2 TD

  • Technically advanced player, good athlete
  • WIll play OLB/SS in college
  • Good strength - plays all over the field for HS team
(CA) ATH Odale Hickman (Hayward) 6-1, 185

2016 Season Stats: 114 Tackles, 22 TFL, 6 Sacks, 1 Int

  • Hard hitting good athlete
  • Flies around every play
  • Can play multiple positions at the next level, WR, SS, CB, OLB