– List is comprised of players from Northern California (NCS, CCS, SJS, Northern, SF, OAK Sections) Class of 2020
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Coach Kindell’s Notes: Elite group of athletes on this list.  This is an extremely versatile group of players that play positions ranging from ILB, OLB, SS, DE, TE, RB for their high schools.  Great tacklers and explosive play makers make up this group of linebacker types.
OLB Jackson Laduke (Spanish Springs, NV) 6-3, 212

Committed: Oregon

  • One of the fastest rising stocks in the nation
  • Film is fun to watch, hitter
  • All the tools of an elite defender
LB/SS Vai Kaho (Bishop Manogue, NV) 6-2, 205

Committed: Nevada

  • One of the top LB/SS on the west coast
  • Active and explosive defender
  • Flies around making plays
Davion Blackwell (Folsom) 6-1, 195

Offers: San Jose State, Fresno State, Idaho, William & Mary

2018 Stats: 25 Tackles, 1 Int, 1 TD

  • Versatile athlete
  • Good speed and athleticism
  • Can play anywhere on the field
Teddye Buchanan (St. Ignatius) 6-2, 205

Offers: San Jose State, UC Davis, Colorado State, University of San Diego

  • Elite athlete in coverage and off the edge
  • Playmaker - could move to safety in college
  • Will dominate on both sides of the ball next season - QB/SS/OLB
Aidan Parks (Pleasant Valley) 6-0, 205

Offers: Nevada, UNLV

  • D1 Genes, elite speed and explosiveness
  • Physically mature player
  • Could end up playing Safety at the next level
Connor Shay (Monte Vista) 6-2, 200

Offers: Northern Arizona

2018 Stats: 63 Tackles, 1 Int

  • 1st Team All-League in Top California Conference
  • Elite athlete with great speed - #1 Combine Score for LB at Oakland Regional
  • Great tackler - High IQ
Osaro Aihie (San Leandro) 6-1, 220

Offers: Portland State, Dartmouth, Air Force, Howard, Navy

2018 Stats: 76 Tackles, 7 TD

  • Elite athlete with great strength
  • Punishing runner with the ball - could play RB
  • Explosive tackler - delivers the blow
Roan Poulivaati (Wilcox) 5-11, 205

2018 Stats: 108 Tackles, 4.5 Sacks

  • Leader in the middle for Championship CCS Team
  • Hard hitting downhill LB
  • Film is fun to watch
Luke Afato (Yuba City) 6-1, 210

2018 Stats: 79 Tackles

  • Big time athlete
  • Can play all over the field
  • Dominant junior season
Jason Brooks (El Cerrito) 6-3, 210

2018 Stats: 118 Tackles, 18 TFL, 2 Int

  • Big, menacing ILB with elite production
  • Flies around the field making plays
  • High IQ, excellent in pass drops
Kasimili Tongamoa (Hillsdale) 6-0, 190

2018 Stats: 94 Tackles

  • Bone crushing mike backer
  • Excellent on blitz
  • 1st Team All-League
JoJo Luna (Pittsburg) 5-11, 215

2018 Stats: 28 Tackles

  • Explosive tackler, plays in space well
  • Will be 3 year starter on top defense in NorCal
  • Great athlete
Brett Bausaloa (Freedom) 6-3, 225

2018 Stats: 52 Tackles, 5 Sacks, 1 Int, 3 TD

  • Versatile player on top team - OLB, DL, DE, FB, TE
  • Elite strength and size
  • Physically mature player
Derrick Smith (Archbishop Mitty) 6-2, 200
  • 1st Team All-WCAL
  • Versatile defender, can cover and rush off the edge
  • High football IQ
Dylan Richard (Folsom) 6-0, 180

2018 Stats: 62 Tackles, 1 Int

  • Missile Tackler - hard to block
  • One of the top defenders on nations top team
  • High Football IQ
Jared Wade (Homestead) 6-2, 205

74 Tackles, 400+ Total Yards

  • Big and athletic
  • Dominant junior season
  • One of the top LB in CCS
Marcus Jones Jr (Monterey Trail) 6-0, 180

2018 Stats: 147 Tackles, 2.5 Sacks

  • Rangy tackler - good closing speed
  • Can possibly move to safety
  • Top defender on top SJS team
Ryan Dolan (Marin Catholic) 6-0, 207
  • Physically mature smart football player
  • Leader on Championship team
  • Will have huge senior season
Grady Manley (Lincoln) 6-3, 230

2018 Stats: 142 Tackles

  • Plays sideline to sideline
  • Extremely productive junior season
  • Good size and good tackler
Jabarii Pharms (Stagg) 6-0, 190

2018 Stats: 145 Tackles

  • Very hard to block
  • Excellent athlete - could end up at SS
  • Quick edge rusher
Jayden Jackson (Turlock) 6-0, 205
  • Active and athletic backer
  • Could end up at safety at the next level
  • Excellent reads
Tommy Thrasher (Acalanes) 6-0, 200

2018 Stats: 101 Tackles, 1 Int, 2 Sacks

  • Good speed - sideline to sideline MLB
  • Great tackler - delivers the blow
  • Good reads
Aiden Foster (Del Oro) 6-1, 196

2018 Stats: 400+ Total Yards, 49 Tackles

  • Versatile player, projects at the LB position
  • Good athlete
  • Explosive player, will continue to get better thru college
Will Windatt (Campolindo) 6-0, 220

2018 Stats: 100+ Tackles, 2 Int

  • Extremely productive junior season
  • Great reads in the middle - high IQ
  • Good strength
Jezaiah Naigulevu (Encinal) 6-0, 215

2018 Stats: 140 Tackles, 7 TD

  • Quick, aggressive and explosive
  • Works thru traffic well at MLB spot
  • Great tackler
Garret Lackey (Harbor) 6-0, 200 2020

2018 Stats: 65 Tackles, 2 Sacks

  • Outstanding tackler
  • Downhill run stopper
  • Good tackler
Greg Filardo (Heritage) 6-0, 190
  • Great tackler
  • Could play safety at next level
  • Explosive tackler
Andrew Korea (Los Gatos) 6-0, 190

2018 Stats: 100 Tackles

  • Productive junior season
  • Solid MLB with good reads
  • Poised for huge senior season
Justin Hope (Capital Christian) 5-10, 205

2018 Stats: 116 Tackles

  • Quality tackler
  • Good athlete
  • Leader on championship team
Ren Gaul (Drake) 5-11, 195

2018 Stats: 111 Tackles

  • Tackling machine
  • Extremely good at reading the run
  • Solid tackler