NorCal Top Linebackers

NorCal Top Class of 2019 Positional Rankings: Winter Evaluation

Battle Prep West is presenting the Top NorCal Class of 2019 players from each positional group for our 3rd year in a row.  Northern California has proven time and time again to be a hotbed of talent and I am continuing with my original goal which was to help showcase the talent from this region to colleges from all over the country at every level.
  • North Coast Section (925, 510, 415, 707), Sac-Joaquin Section(916, 209), Central Coast Section (650, 408, 831), Northern SectionOakland and San Francisco Sections are represented here
  • Criteria Used for Rankings:  Film, Collegiate Projection, Athleticism, Stats, Production against Competition Level, Current Offers
  • Rankings are constantly being updated; There will be a Spring Evaluation Period (Combines, Offers) and Summer BattlePrepWest.com 2019 Hot 100 Final Positional Rankings (June 2018)
  • The region is extremely large and sometimes we miss; if you feel like you are worthy of being ranked, please fill out this form HERE
  • Top NorCal Class of 2020 and 2021 are coming soon!
Feel free to contact us at anytime here at battleprepwest@gmail.com

NorCal Top LB 2019

Henry To'oto'o (De La Salle) 6-2, 210

Offers: 20+ FBS Offers

  • Scary closing speed
  • Elite athlete and sure tackler
  • Causes havoc on D, one of the nations best
Daniel Heimuli (Menlo Atherton) 6-2, 220

Offers: 20+ FBS Offers
93 Tackles, 18 TFL, 6 Sacks

  • Premier athlete, moves around with ease
  • Unblockable, reads the offense and makes sure tackles
  • Athlete, can play multiple positions with size and speed
Kyle Smith (Los Gatos) 6-3, 215

Committed: California

146 Tackles, 10 Total TD, 1 Int

  • Extremely quick, great closing tackler
  • Great overall athlete, highly productive junior season
  • D1 size and speed combo
Jahsi Wilson (De La Salle) 6-2, 215

Offers: Arizona State, San Jose State, Utah State, Nevada

  • Plays in space well, good coverage backer
  • Could play DB at the next level
  • Hard hitter - explosive athlete
Javanz Dorner (Mcclymonds) 6-2, 200

Offers: Fresno State, Nevada, San Jose State, San Diego State, Utah State, UNLV

  • Excellent athlete with good closing speed
  • Great tackler
  • Leader on a championship defense
Jordan Cobbs (San Leandro) 6-1, 220

Offers: San Jose State, Sacramento State, UNLV
50 Tackles, 3 Sacks, 2 Int

  • Explosive playmaker
  • Flies around the field
  • Plays big for his team on defense
Elias Rantissi (Rancho Cotate) 6-1, 205

Offers: San Jose State
134 Tackles, 1 TD

  • Plays with a motor - is around the football every play
  • Good closing speed, solid athlete
  • Great tackler - extremely productive HS career
Cade Carter (Clayton Valley Charter) 6-3, 215

Committed: Air Force
90 Tackles, 3 Sacks, 1 Int

  • Tough against run and pass
  • Fluid athlete
  • Excels against inside run
Cade Brownholtz (Jesuit) 6-3, 220

53 Tackles, 4 Sacks

  • Super athletic edge rusher- DE, OLB
  • Causes havoc - plays in space well
  • Has a motor, plays fast at all times
Tatuo Martinson (Del Oro) 6-1, 230

73 Tackles, 26 TFL

  • Insane strength
  • Constantly in the backfield causing problems
  • Great athlete
Sam Sanders (Oak Ridge) 6-1, 205

98 Tackles, 6 TFL, 4 Int

  • Outstanding in coverage, great ball skills
  • Could possibly plays safety at next level
  • Great tackler
Cole Truex (Marin Cathoilc) 6-2, 230

Committed: Army
Big, strong and fast

  • Mature HS athlete - hard to tackle
  • Reads the line well
Dusty Mitchell (Clayton Valley Charter) 6-3, 205

64 Tackles, 12.5 Sacks

  • Extremely hard to block - uses hands well
  • Elite athlete with great speed and strength
  • Plays with outstanding energy
Branden Owens (Bishop O'Dowd) 6-0, 205
  • Lightning quick defender - hard to block
  • Outstanding on blitz
  • Reads and reacts, explosive athlete
Dino Kahaulelio (Cardinal-Newman) 6-1, 230
  • Extremely productive high school career
  • Good speed and tracking ability
  • Good tackler
E.J. Lahlouh (Serra) 6-0, 200

Committed: Davidson
300+ Yards, 8 TD

  • Explosive inside linebacker with great instincts
  • Hard to block - great tackler
  • Scary ball carrier
Nick Robinson (Saint Francis) 6-0, 220

6 TD

  • Powerful athlete who will hit you
  • Punishing fullback with great break tackle ability
  • Good top end speed, scary
Wes Walters (Palo Alto) 6-0, 225

102 Tackles, 6 TFL

  • Powerful, bruising FB/LB
  • Physically mature HS athlete
  • Delivers the blow on both sides
Jack Lacy III (Pittsburg) 5-10, 204

75 Tackles, 11 TFL, 1 Int

  • Extremely quick and active LB
  • Reads the field extremely well
  • Can play OLB/safety at the next level
Deuce Palmer (San Ramon Valley) 6-1, 215
  • Extremely smart with good closing speed
  • Sure tackler
  • Good overall athlete
LB Jake Dirkse (Turlock) 6-2, 220

55 Tackles, 2 Sacks, 1 Int

  • Big middle backer with great instincts
  • Constantly makes plays in the backfield
  • Good athlete
Nate Addleman (Oak Ridge) 6-0, 193

31 Tackles, 3 Sacks, 200+ Rushing

  • Quality athlete with good size
  • Can play in multiple places on D
  • Will see more action on offense next season
Jake Sua (Milpitas) 6-0, 222

44 Tackles, 7 Sacks

  • Tough to block with good speed
  • Played on the line in HS - will benefit him later
  • Good athlete, solid tackler
Vinny Ballardo (Antioch) 5-10, 205

85 Tackles, 2 Sacks

  • Explosive athlete, plays with good pad level
  • Contributes on both sides - FB/LB
  • Flies around the field, good motor
Brandon Grant (Elk Grove) 6-0, 208

69 Tackles, 11 TFL, 2 Sacks, 2 Int

  • Sheds blocks well - good hands
  • Solid tackler
  • Productive junior season