NorCal Top Defensive Lineman

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!
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NorCal Top DL 2019

Noa Ngalu (Menlo Atherton) 6-2, 290

Committed: Washington

  • Outstanding athlete, could play H Back/FB/TE on offense
  • Causes havoc in the backfield
  • One of the best in the west
Jacob Bandes (Antioch) 6-2, 275

Offers: Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Colorado, San Jose State
47 Tackles, 4 Sacks

  • Explosive interior lineman, quick off the ball
  • Excellent feet and hands, good moves
  • Can play Guard or DT
Evan Bennett (Capital Christian) 6-4, 285

Offers: Colorado State, San Jose State, Fresno State, Montana State, San Diego State

  • Scary - strength and speed combo
  • Great tackler - delivers the blow
  • Explosive athlete
Siale Liku (Oakland) 6-3, 330

Offers: San Diego State, Oregon State, California, Fresno State, San Jose State, New Mexico

  • Elite athlete that can run, finishes plays
  • Premier strength and size combo
  • Can excel or O Line or D Line
Franklin Banks (El Cerrito) 6-2, 300

Offers: California, San Jose State

  • Extremely quick off the ball with low pad level
  • Requires a double team
  • Elite strength - D1 Genes
De'jon Benton (Pittsburg) 6-3, 275

Offers: Hawaii, San Jose State, Idaho, Fresno State
34 Tackles, 1 Sack

  • Shoots gaps well, good against run
  • Good usage of hands
  • Explosive athlete
Ulisoni Amoni (El Cerrito) 6-1, 310

Offers: San Jose State

  • Requires a double team
  • Good hands and feet - athletic
  • Elite strength
Beaux Tagloa (De La Salle) 6-0, 275

Offers: San Jose State

  • Lightning quick interior D-Lineman
  • Excellent pad level
  • Plays with a motor, chases down the ball often
Tyler Hardeman (Folsom) 6-2, 260

Offers: Sacramento State
100 Tackles, 5 Sacks, 1 TD

  • Quick and athletic combo lineman
  • Extremely productive junior season on top team
  • Motor
Braeden Chadwick (Casa Grande) 6-3, 255
  • Hard hitting D-Lineman
  • Can play either side of the football
  • Good athlete with good technique
Fidel Velasquez (Gregori) 6-0, 295

73 Tackles, 9 Sacks

  • Productive junior season
  • Low pad level
  • Good tackler
Michael Jeffus (Turlock) 6-0, 250
  • Good feet and hands, good first punch
  • Productive on both sides of the ball
  • Good pad level