Yesterday was an amazing day for Northern California Football recruits. The class of 2017 produced over 100 Division 1 scholarship student-athletes and countless other student-athletes who will play at the Division 2, Division 3, NAIA and Junior College levels.

When we started our site back in September of 2015, my goal was to help promote the amazing talent that is plentiful here in the CCS, NCS, SJS, Northern, Oakland and San Francisco sections. Colleges from all over the country are beginning to recruit this area and we hope to see the numbers grow tremendously over the next few years. Congrats to all of the players and families on your accomplishments in the classroom and on the field.

ESPN.COM Ranked USC as the #5 recruiting class in the entire country with 5 of those players coming from right here in the NCS and SJS sections (Falo, McKenzie, Godfrey, Krommenhoek, Vera-Tucker)!

Special thanks to the staffs at, The Bay Area News Group,,, and for providing coverage on the student-athletes and for helping us compile our roundup. Another thanks to all of the 7v7 organizations, high school and youth coaches who help these athletes year round.

6'3, 222 Najee Harris (Antioch) NCS

Committed: Alabama

  • Rare athlete, could easily be one of the best Wide Receivers in the country
  • Incredible production to this point
  • Excellent cuts, great stiff arm, great vision for the edge
6'5, 240 Deonte "DJ" Johnson (Burbank) SJS

Committed: Miami

  • One of the top DE in nation
  • Speed, speed, speed
  • Unblockable off the edge, is coming for QB
  • Can flex out and play WR, an Offensive Threat.
  • Technically an Athlete
6'5, 307 Aaron Banks (El Cerrito) NCS

Committed: Notre Dame

  • Great Feet, Superb quickness (4.45 20 Yard Shuttle)
  • Once engaged shows superior strength and pancake ability
  • Tons of game experience already
  • Can play with hand down (G or Tackle)
  • Proven DT as well
6'5, 220 Josh Falo (Inderkum) SJS

Committed: USC

  • Can play DE and OLB, has great speed off the edge
  • Rangy player with long arms
  • Good speed, valuable in the receiving game
  • Nice hands and run after catch
6-5, 291 Alijah Vera-Tucker (Bishop O'Dowd) NCS

Committed: USC

  • Premier size
  • Excellent athlete, can run
  • Strong player who knows how to use his hands
6'3, 300 Popo Aumuvae (St. Mary's of Stockton) SJS

Committed: Oregon

  • One of the Top DL on the West Coast
  • Moves really well and good frame
  • Can play either O or D Line
  • Great player
6'6, 240 Jimmy Jaggers (Roseville) SJS

Committed: UCLA

  • Top 10 TE's in Nation
  • Excellent Hands
  • Wins jump balls
  • Aggressive blocker
6'4, 244 Sebastian Olver (Marin Catholic) NCS

Committed: Colorado

  • Prototype College Frame
  • Great route runner and super athlete, also punts. Rugby background
  • Just as good if not better at DE
  • One of the top overall players in NorCal
6'4, 210 Ariel Ngata (Folsom) SJS

Committed: Washington

  • Great athlete, stand up OLB or hand down edge player if need be
  • Smooth and strong, mature player
  • Truly an ATH, valuable at TE and WR, can flex out and go deep or block you
  • Great tackler
6-1, 240 Bryce Brand (Clayton Valley Charter) NCS

Committed: Arizona

  • One of the top defensive players in the nation
  • Big, fast and great tackler
  • Versatile, smart player
6'6, 285 Jalen McKenzie (Clayton Valley Charter) NCS

Committed: USC

  • Quick off football
  • Plays with tenacity
  • Technically advanced for HS player
  • Football Family
6'4, 215 Addison Gumbs (Stellar Prep) NCS

Committed: Oklahoma

  • Fastest player on the field at all times
  • Great rush moves and ability to track the QB
  • Potential offensive weapon in the passing game
  • Prototype Safety/OLB Size
6'3, 195 Isaiah Hodgins (Berean Christian) NCS

Committed: Oregon State

  • Great hands and pro size
  • Good athlete, excels at the deep ball, can also work short game
  • Exciting playmaker, has huge upside
6'4, 240 Tucker Fisk (Davis) SJS

Committed: Stanford

  • Extremely hard to tackle
  • Excellent blocker
  • Could convert to DE at next level
6-1, 175 Trajon Cotton (Inderkum) SJS

Committed: Oregon State

2015 Season Stats: 1177 Passing Yards, 8 Pass TD's - 388 Rushing Yards, 8 Rush TD's - 43 Tackles, 3 int's, 1 TD

  • Playmaker, plays with big time excitement
  • Premium speed, will run away from you
  • Good DB with nice ball skills
  • Nice size and athleticism
6'3, 210 Nate Landman (Monte Vista) NCS

Committed: Colorado

  • Active and agile OLB with scary closing speed
    • Outstanding tackler, wraps up well and makes great reads
    • Can get after the QB from depth or rush off the edge
6'1, 185 Jake Haener (Monte Vista) NCS

Committed: Washington

  • Comfortable under center or in the gun - Good athlete
  • Cannon for an arm, can squeeze the ball into tight windows with arm strength
  • Excellent pocket presence, keeps eyes downfield and is always looking to make a play
6'1, 210 Kyle Harmon (Freedom) NCS

Committed: California

  • 4.0 GPA
  • Great on reads, times snap well on blitzes
  • Hard hitting linebacker
  • Outstanding closing speed on ball carrier
  • Plays with intensity
6-1, 195 Cyrus Habibi-Likio (Saint Francis) CCS

Committed: Oregon

  • Great vision and smooth cutting ability
  • Excellent in the return game
  • Big frame and quality hands, could play WR at next level as well
  • Sets up blocks well and has great balance
6'2, 175 Alex Cook (Sheldon) SJS

Committed: Washington

2015 Season Stats: 1160 Total Yards, 8 Total TD's

  • Aggressive WR who will go up and snatch the rock
  • Good quality speed in the open field, good athlete
  • Also a good DB, not afraid to tackle
  • Great Hands
6'5, 260 Cole Norgaard (St. Mary's of Stockton) SJS

Committed: Washington

  • Controls line of scrimmage and edge
  • Good hands, knocks down balls in passing lanes
  • Premier size
  • Can also play TE at next level
6'5, 225 Erik Krommenhoek (Monte Vista) NCS

Committed: USC

  • Great athlete, Can also play QB
  • Fast for size
  • Low pad level and good use of hands blocking
  • Big time pass rusher when playing DE
6'4, 315 Orlando Umana (Grant) SJS

Committed: Utah

  • Runs a 5.0 40
  • Extremely athletic and can run in open field
  • Versatile combo guard
  • Great film
6'0, 185 Bennett Williams (Saint Francis) CCS

Committed: Illinois

  • Sets the edge well at corner, solid tackler
  • Drives on routes like a mad man, 9 picks!
  • Smart football player who could play Corner, Safety or WR
  • Baits QB's into throwing ball and uses speed to make plays
6'2, 170 Je'Quari Godfrey (Bishop O'Dowd) NCS

Committed: USC

  • Plays man defense extremely well, can run with WR's
  • Physical and disruptive, good jams while in press
  • Lots of potential, long arms and good overall length