We take a look at some of the top Sophomores (2023) from the 11/1/2020 NorCal Best Coast Showcase #2.
One of the nation's best and BCS Camp MVP. Zaire's film speaks for itself as he was a freshman on the varsity squad and still looked dominant for large swaths of the season. Elite size, great attitude, and proved that he's coachable at the Best Coast Showcase. College coaches should hop on this kid early before they lose their chance.
Coming in at 6'5 230 as a sophomore the sky is the limit for this kid. Excels on defense due to size primarily but projects as an offensive tackle where he has already demonstrated strong form and fundamentals at a young age. Can develop into a Division 1 player while playing on that vaunted CVC offensive line.
Anthony looks like he has a quality chance to surpass 6'0 by the time he completes high school and he already has the breakaway speed needed to play running back at the next level. As a Freshman at Chico High School, Anthony consistently beat defensive backs to the edge to break away for long touchdowns and looked like the fastest kid on the field every week.
Joeseph was a stud as a Freshman at Rio Linda High School passing, running, and even returning kickoffs for touchdowns. Joseph looks like he's got the instincts and drive to develop into a promising dual threat quarterback and already showed quality composure at a young age during the Best Coast Showcase.
Whether it's pass blocking, run blocking, or coming in to make big hits on the defensive side of the ball Jaivian has clearly made it known hes not afraid to come in and mix it up with the big boys since his freshman year. He has demonstrated elite toughness and determination to go along with a skillset including above average speed and quickness. Projects as an elusive slot receiver or a versatile nickel back and even may develop into a well rounded corner. A college coach will have a field day with this versatile athlete who clearly loves football.
Max is a young prospect with a lot of growing to do but has already shown poise at the quarterback position. He's already 6'2 with an absolute potential for more physical growth and has the moxy and confidence to complete passes over the middle and fit the ball into tight spaces. keep an eye on this kid.
KB is a versatile offensive weapon that can be used out of the backfield, in the slot, or out wide so he can feast off man coverage. Young player already showing exceptional quickness and vision.
Alex Atkins looked smooth once again taking home one of the Underclass Stars awards. Smart and accurate with good feet, Alex will only become more explosive as he adds weight to his already quality frame. We look for Atkins to become a leader in the Elite Serra program over the next few years.
5-10, 190 LB/RB Garrison Gerber (Oakdale) 10
Garrison moves extremely well and was one of the better young linebackers in attendance. With natural ball skills and instincts, we can easily see Garrison becoming one of the top ball carriers for the Oakdale program over the next few years.
Kevin is a solid inside linebacker who is already showing his above average instinct at the position at a young age. Hes unique in that he has the patience to diagnose plays effectively but also plays a downhill style of football and likes to lay the smackdown.
Good motor and ferocity. Pairs well above average size and instincts on the defensive side of the ball. Sheds blocks, remains aware and finishes plays through the whistle. Only going to improve as he fills out his impressive frame.
6-1, 225 DL David Thomas (Edison) 10
Physical, young and coachable. David has been a treat to watch at our last two showcases. His heavy frame allows him to compete with varsity players already. David is a quiet assasin who will cause havoc in opposing backfields over the next few seasons.
5-10, 175 RB Kevin Fowler (Castlemont) 10
Fowler has excellent size and speed for his age and was a standout in the RB group for the Class of 2023. Fowler can easily move to WR and play DB/S/LB if need be. Versatile football player.
Good speed but well above average quickness and elusiveness. Diminutive stature works to his benefit from the running back position as he can get lost behind the line and find a hole and burst out for big gains. Never gives up on the play and is always looking to take it to the house.
5-8, 150 ATH Aaron Woodard (El Cerrito) 10
Quick and shifty skill player, Woodard is a great athlete who can do a multitude of things well on the football field. He loves to compete and made some great plays on the day.
Jeremiah is a compact back who can shed arm tacklers and outrun the defense and take it to the house when he gets to the second level. Good feet, 1 cut quickness and vision.
Nguyen is a hardworking, physical LB/FB with potential to make some noise over the next few years for De La Salle. He ran quality routes out of the backfield and is load to tackle with pads on.
5-10, 185 LB/RB Devin Rowe (Oakdale) 10
Solid young 2-way player. Rowe fits perfectly in the Oakdale Mustangs system. Devin is quick and not afraid to come up and hit you. Another player that could easily end up playing on offense as well.
5-11, 185 DE Ethan Demmett (Winters - CA) - 10
Demment is a big physical sophomore with a motor. He worked out with the DL on the day but projects as more of an OLB type. He will get taller and add weight to his frame over the next season.
Quick slot WR with good hands, Ledesma ran some excellent routes on the day and looks to be an impact player for the Ann Sobrato program for the next few seasons.
Aiden is a scrappy tough offensive lineman who will do what it takes to win the battle in the trenches. Looks like he enjoys football and battling the opposition. Keep an eye on this kid as he moves through the ranks and develops. He also takes pride in Center position.
Quick and shifty, Fokas was tough to stop in 1 on 1's. Cole could end up playing all over the field when it is all said and done. Solid over football player with a high IQ.
Aguilar surprised many on the day making some excellent throws and displaying outstanding footwork in the individual QB drills. Playing in the highly competitive Pittsburg program, Aguilar will only get better over the next few years.
Versatile young athlete. Showed good hips and ball skills during invidual DB drills. Diez has a high upside as he could end up contributing as a WR and Returner for Inderkum over the next few years.
Justice is a big physical WR who is looking to have a big year as a sophomore. Madsen caught the ball well and is a match-up nightmare when he is paired against smaller defenders.