NorCal Top Defensive Backs

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 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 DB 2019

Isaiah Rutherford (Jesuit) 6-1, 170

Committed: Notre Dame

2018 Nike The Opening Finals Invite
1400+ Total Yards, 14 TD, 2 Int

  • Elite athlete with sub 11 second 100 meter speed
  • Excellent size and range, can play DB, WR, RB and return at next level
  • Top shelf cover corner
Dawaian Mcneely (Central Catholic Modesto) 6-2, 200

Offers: Arizona State, Wyoming, Utah State, Nevada
400+ Total yards, 5 TD, 2 Int, 29 Tackles

  • D1 Size and Speed combo playing DB
  • Outstanding tackler - great against the run
  • Versatile athlete (RB, WR, DB, Return)
Armauni Archie (El Cerrito) 6-0, 170

Committed: Washington State

  • Elite speed
  • Can play WR and DB at the next level - return
  • Tremendous upside
Trenton Johnson (St. Marys of Berkeley) 6-3, 190

Offers: Vanderbilt, Utah State, Wyoming, UC Davis, Nevada, Cal Poly, Idaho, San Jose State

  • Big, strong athlete with elite speed
  • Can play multiple positions
  • Outstanding tackler
Evan Williams (Saint Francis) 5-11, 180

Offers: Illinois, UC Davis, Portland State, San Diego, San Diego
600+ Total Yards, 11 Total TD, 4 Int

  • Playmaker
  • Extremely smart with good ball skills
  • Dangerous on both sides of the ball - D1 Genes
Daego Albert (El Ceritto) 6-1, 170

Offers: Florida Atlantic University, UNLV, Idaho, NAU

  • Hard hitting deep safety
  • Great athlete, fluid hips and ball skills
  • Excellent upside
Taveis Marshall (De La Salle) 6-2 170
  • Rangy athlete with good ball skills
  • Smart - excels in zone coverage
  • Good hips - runs well
Mark Biggins (St. Ignatius) 5-10, 185
  • Hard hitting downhill safety
  • Flies around in the secondary causing havoc
  • Versatile offensive weapon, good route runner
Justin Sinclair (Saint Francis) 5-10, 160

Offers: San Jose State

  • Quality cover corner - excels in man and zone
  • Good recovery speed
  • Uses eyes well to read and jump routes
Jelani Warren (Bishop O'Dowd) 6-2, 186

3 Int, 14 Tackles

  • Extremely comfortable playing press man
  • Good technique and footwork, good hands
  • Tracks the ball well, good size
Max Anderson (Moreau Catholic) 6-0, 160

5 Int, 4 TD, 1 FF

  • Smooth athlete with major upside
  • Excellent ball skills at DB
  • Can play DB, WR and Return
Noah Rodriguez (Milpitas) 6-1, 170

93 Tackles, 2 Int

  • Versatile defender - can play corner, safety and nickel
  • Big time tackler - 200+ Tackles in 2 seasons
  • Good hips and ball skills, smart player
Devon Mills (Vacaville) 6-2, 186

65 Tackles, 1 Int

  • Flies around and plays with good energy
  • Great tackler - great athlete
  • Can contribute on both sides of the ball
Isaiah Barner (Folsom) 5-10, 165

61 Tackles, 6 Int

  • Excellent tackler on the corner
  • Good hips and ability to read routes
  • Tremendous upside
D'Von Lang (Valley Christian) 6-2, 170

35 Tackles, 4 Int

  • Long arms, rangy on the corner
  • Good ball skills and top end speed
  • Tons of potential
Nicky Einess (Liberty) 5-8, 150

130 Tackles, 5.5 Sacks

  • Unblockable, involved in every play
  • Played LB as a junior - can play Corner or safety at next level
  • Smartest and quickest player on the field
parker allen (clayton valley charter) 5-11, 160

82 Tackles, 3 Int

  • Good tackler with good reads
  • Valuable on defense and special teams
  • Good athlete
Andrian Cuevas (Central Catholic Modesto) 5-11, 175

23 Tackles, 1 Int

  • Willing tackler
  • Good athlete
  • Safety or corner