Recruiting - Top Defensive Backs in Calif

In this list we take a look at the top defensive backs in the State of California. As the recruiting season progresses we'll narrow down the list to those who are most likely to end up at San Jose State

This list, as with all the lists, will be linked from the front page of Inside Sparta.

List courtesy of Jim Stefani's Underclass Recruiting Blog

Player HT WT High School
Dietrich Riley 6'0 192 La Canada St. Francis
Sean Parker 5'10 175 Harbor City Narbonne
Tony Jefferson 5'11 185 Chula Vista Eastlake
Dion Bailey 6'1 191 Lakewood
Troy Hill 5'10 150 Ventura St. Bonaventure
Charles Garrett 6'0 195 Los Angeles Dorsey
Demetrius Wright 6'1 190 Corona
Derrick Malone 6'3 185 Colton
Terrance Mitchell 5'11 158 Sacramento Burbank
Deon Randall 5'9 170 San Diego Parker
Tevin McDonald 5'11 170 Fresno Edison
Brock Vereen 5'10 160 Valencia
Joshua Shaw 6'0 165 Palmdale
Lucky Radley 5'8 170 Agoura
Jered Bell 6'0 170 Ontario Colony
Brett Thomas 6'1 185 Poway
Derron Smith 5'10 159 Banning
Greg Watson 6'0 185 Rancho Cucamonga
Isaiah Burse 5'11 180 Modesto Christian
Gregory Ducre 5'10 170 Los Angeles Crenshaw
Edward Dillihunt 5'11 185 Tulare Western
Donyae Fields 6'0 205 Orange Lutheran
Ify Umodu 6'4 200 West Covina South Hills
Shaquille Richardson 6'0 165 Los Alamitos
Phil Muscarella 5'10 175 Newbury Park
Taumoelau Kaveinga 6'0 195 Lawndale Leuzinger
Zeke Sanders 6'2 185 Santa Cruz
Wade Houston 6'0 180 Huntington Beach Edison
Erick Dargan 6'0 190 Pittsburg
Reggie Davis 6'2 190 San Ramon California
Kenny Corona 5'10 170 Fowler
Antuan "Bam" Goodall 5'11 170 Woodland Hills Taft
Kyle Olugbode 6'0 180 San Jose Bellarmine Prep
Forrest Hightower 5'9 155 Concord
Ernest "Tre" Sayles 6'1 190 Corona Santiago
Keith Hutchins 5'10 175 Ontario Colony
Jonathan Mack 5'9 175 Colton
Josh Jacko 6'0 180 San Diego Cathedral
Princeton Fuimaono 6'1 190 Long Beach Jordan
Hayden Pierce 6'3 170 Anaheim Esperanza
Daniel Bird 5'10 183 Wilmington Banning
Josh Barut 5'11 172 Los Alamitos
Gianni Olivas 5'10 169 Upland
Wayne Swinson 5'11 190 Sherman Oaks Notre Dame
Andre Williams 5'8 154 El Cerrito
Jacob Stephens 5'10 180 Newhall Hart
Robert Watson 6'1 185 Los Alamitos
James Nunley 5'10 160 Roseville Woodcreek
Maurice Payne 6'0 175 Spring Valley Monte Vista
Dorion Howard 5'11 190 San Diego Mission Bay
Josiah Marshall 6'1 172 Compton
Devante Taylor 5'9 160 Mountain View
Darien Johnson 5'8 150 La Puente Bishop Amat
Jerry Maluia 5'11 180 Compton
Taylor Congdon 5'10 150 Elk Grove Pleasant Grove
Deone Bucannon 6'2 171 Fairfield Vanden
Sam Macias 6'0 185 San Diego St. Augustine
Kristoff Williams 6'2 197 Antioch Deer Valley
Bryan Douglas 5'9 160 Harbor City Narbonne
David Lamar 6'2 170 San Diego Madison
Jacob Slemmer 5'9 170 Anaheim Servite
Tamaris Surdock 6'1 185 San Diego Patrick Henry
Ricky Johnson 6'0 190 West Covina
Phillip Ruhl 6'1 195 Stockton Lincoln
Donnie Duncan 6'0 182 Los Angeles Hamilton
Dominique Starks 5'7 176 Compton Dominguez
Anthony Smith 6'0 175 Long Beach Jordan
Jerry Whittaker 5'9 160 Oceanside
Femi Odaibo 6'1 183 Beaumont
Miles Bevel 5'11 170 West Covina South Hills
J.B. Torsy 5'10 177 Mission Viejo Trabuco Hills
Jamaal Perkins 5'10 175 Oxnard Rio Mesa
Mike Nelson 6'0 208 San Diego Mt. Carmel
Mahbu Keels 6'1 170 San Diego Mission Bay
Nicky Okano 5'11 185 North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake
Lejon Baker 6'1 190 Los Angeles Crenshaw
Caleb Justice 5'10 180 Fresno Bullard
Brandon Summers 6'1 160 Compton
Ikem Okwudiafor 6'0 170 Stockton St. Mary's
Torreon Johnson     Los Angeles Crenshaw
Isaiah Culver 5'9 170 Quartz Hill
Aaron Brown 6'1 185 Corona Roosevelt
Amha Abebe 6'0 160 San Diego Parker
Christian Spears 6'1 180 Palm Springs
London Lacy 6'2 195 Kingsburg
Bene Benwikere 5'11 170 Gardena Serra
Devonne Yarbrough 6'1 181 Fairfield Vanden
Trevor Morrison 5'11 180 San Ramon California
Jordan Alexander 5'8 175 Vista
Matt Vinal 6'0 182 San Mateo Serra
Troy Foster     Trona
Anthony Goodwin 5'11 171 Temecula Great Oak
Vante Johnson 5'8 161 Fresno Edison
Kevin Brunner 5'8 153 Roseville Woodcreek
David Douglas 5'10 179 Oakland St. Elizabeth
Jessie Hobbs 5'11 180 San Diego Serra
Chris Jones 5'10 169 Compton
Trumell Mitchell 5'9 170 Lawndale Leuzinger
Austin Fugate 6'1 170 Corcoran
Calvin Bishop 5'10 145 Diamond Bar
Chris Eke 5'9 168 San Jose Gunderson
Christopher Gaertner 5'10 162 Atherton Sacred Heart Prep
Derek Muaava 6'2 195 San Jose Independence
Julian Haymon 5'8 167 Clovis East
Jerry Haymon 5'10 175 Clovis East
Josh Sepulveda     Garden Grove
Dexter Alcala 5'11 151 Tracy West
Max Napolitano 5'10 165 Westlake Village Oaks Christian
Martin Rogers 6'0 181 San Diego Lincoln
Tracy Clark 5'10 158 Pittsburg
Brandon Washington 6'2 187 Antioch Deer Valley
Kenneth Egu 5'10 170 Concord De La Salle
Jake Hackman-Salazar 6'2 171 Los Gatos
Immanuel Lewis 5'10 165 Encino Crespi
Steve Bethley 6'1   Chino Don Lugo
Terrell Dolberry 5'8 175 Los Angeles High
Chad Christopher 5'9 180 Campbell Westmont
Kashawn Clay 6'2 175 San Bernardino Arroyo Valley
Michael Taele 6'0 175 Carlsbad
Joshua Mitchell 5'9 136 Corona Roosevelt
Montell Allen 5'10 185 La Jolla Country Day
Marcus Arista 5'10 192 Los Banos
Brandon Golden 5'10 169 Covina Charter Oak
Jordan Bell 5'8 155 Ontario Colony
Aaron Sims 5'7 156 La Mesa Helix
Donnie Ruggles 5'10 165 Mission Viejo
Tyler Snodgrass 6'0 175 Turlock Pitman
Seth Drake 5'10 170 Ramona
Graham Lovelady 5'10 158 La Habra Sonora
Tim Bennett 5'9 150 Ventura St. Bonaventure
Jason Bennett 6'0 175 Bakersfield North
Aaron Brown 6'0 175 Fresno Roosevelt
K.J. Cusack 5'10 145 Santa Maria St. Joseph
Dylan Mohamed 5'10 157 Brawley
Steven Warren 5'11 153 Winters
Rene Siluano 5'9 185 Oceanside
Scott Arellano 6'1 192 Westlake Village Oaks Christian
Robbie Beyer 6'0 170 El Dorado Hills Oak Ridge
Tyler Bednar 5'10 187 San Juan Capistrano Valley Christian
Davon Dunn 6'0 172 San Diego Lincoln
Bashieff Jones 5'11 162 San Diego Horizon
Jackson Glines     Oakhurst Yosemite
Jonathan Chambers     Kerman
Keaton Giannotti 5'11 167 Solana Beach Santa Fe Christian
Desmond Barnes 5'11 185 Rialto Eisenhower
John Hardy 5'10 142 Murrieta Vista Murrieta
Nathan Vlach 5'9 160 Bakersfield North
Tyler Dogins 5'9 193 Bakersfield Ridgeview
Anthony Uribe 5'10 175 San Fernando
Garrick Goodson 5'10 178 Carson
Kyle Rodriguez 5'8 180 Anaheim Canyon
David Armendariz 6'0 175 Sherman Oaks Notre Dame
Brock Dunn 5'9 165 Placentia El Dorado
Oliver Inzunza 6'1 180 Thermal Coachella Valley
Kenny Corona 5'8 165 Fowler
Alberto Sandoval-Ruiz 5'9 160 San Fernando
Jeff Trojan 6'3 185 Huntington Beach Edison
Lance Castaneda 6'2 181 Modesto Davis
Maquell Jordan 5'8 156 Woodland Hills Taft
Christian Poueu Luma 5'11 168 Temecula Great Oak
Donald Espinosa 5'9 165 Oxnard Santa Clara
Allen Powell 5'7 156 Covina Charter Oak
E.J. Dorame 5'11 160 Santa Ana Mater Dei
Sean Alston 5'9 163 Rancho Cucamonga Los Osos
King Holder 5'8 149 Oceanside
Jonathan Taggart 6'2 180 Santa Rosa Allen
Hollis Hulin 5'9 140 Chula Vista Olympian
Travon Davis 5'11 175 Lawndale Leuzinger
Anthony King 6'0 182 Upland
Bobby Porter 5'9 155 Merced
Zach Vasquez 5'10 175 Bakersfield Liberty
Tyler Wallace 5'10 165 Rancho Santa Margarita
Brennen Kelley 5'9 175 Lakewood
Gabe Manzanares 5'6 155 San Francisco St. Ignatius
Woody Cash     Claremont
Brendan Francois 5'11 160 Encino Crespi
Anthony Brown 6'2 164 Corona Santiago
Jerome Bragg 6'0 175 Compton Dominguez
Jamillion Brown 6'0 155 Compton Dominguez
Jerrell Johnson 5'10 150 Los Angeles Crenshaw
Trevor Jones 5'10 160 Visalia Mt. Whitney
Anthony Ascencio 5'10 188 Woodland Hills Taft
Richard Casteel     Reedley
Patrick Cook 5'8 180 Lompoc Cabrillo
Kyle Figgins     Murrieta Valley
Keith Lombard 5'9 150 San Diego Kearny
Lafont Tolliver Jr. 5'8 160 Los Angeles Fremont
Ta' Lon McKinley 5'9 145 Fairfield
Garrett Lieber 6'1 205 Orange Lutheran
Dylan Smallcomb 5'10 170 Santa Rosa Montgomery
Andrew Mendoza 5'10 164 Merced
Cole Martinez 5'11 170 Los Angeles Wilson
Markeis Wheelington 5'10 165 Lawndale
Jacob Ahmad     Ontario Chaffey
Michael Grim 5'10 177 Compton
Enrique Ochoa 5'8 181 San Diego Mira Mesa
Scott Patalano 6'0 182 Orangevale Casa Roble
Roy Abousamra 6'1 190 Los Altos
William Fonseca     Los Angeles Garfield
Kevin Dunn 5'8 160 San Jose Del Mar
Anthony Carradine 5'11 158 San Bernardino San Gorgonio
Adrian Murillo 6'0 165 Valley Center
Terrence Woods 5'4 161 Lakewood
Matt Miller 5'10 171 Santa Maria Righetti
Willie Meadows 6'1 180 San Diego University City
Chris Mathis 6'0 160 San Diego Montgomery
Gabriel Rodarte     Montebello Schurr
Alan Roy 6'0 175 Bakersfield Highland
Kean Stancil 5'10 175 Pleasanton Amador Valley
Brandon Watson 5'8 153 La Mesa Helix
Kevin Finley 6'0 170 El Cajon Granite Hills
Jonathan Fullbright 5'9 160 Milpitas
Jimmy Quinones 5'9 165 El Segundo
Carrington Jones 6'0 165 Culver City
Johnathon Kennedy 5'8 165 Lake Forest El Toro
Marcus Manigo 5'9 170 Lawndale
Anthony Boyce 5'11 170 Elk Grove Laguna Creek
Dashawn Foxx 5'11 180 Lannwood
Josh Wheless 6'2 175 Petaluma St. Vincent
Gary Baker 5'10 180 Lindsay
Sam Bradley 5'8 155 Agoura
Alden Darby 6'0 160 Long Beach Millikan
Cody Johnston 5'11 152 Carmel
Tanner Crowley 6'0 180 Dana Point Dana Hills
Donte Batiste 5'9 150 Lawndale
Kyle Merritt 5'9 168 Irvine Woodbridge
Daniel James 6'1 165 Los Angeles Brentwood
Anthony Gardner 6'1 160 Los Angeles University
Kevin Williams 5'9 169 Encino Crespi
Nathan Medrano 5'10 150 Los Angeles Lincoln
Esteban Garcia 5'10 154 Anaheim Servite
Cody Wittick 6'1 178 Rancho Santa Margarita Tesoro
Chris Del Carlo 6'2 182 Irvine
Justin Mano 5'9 180 Sacramento Grant
Sam Hoekstra 5'9 153 Solana Beach Santa Fe Christian
Michael Rivera 5'9 170 Huntington Beach Edison
Ian Richardson 5'11 190 Vista
R.J. McCarty 5'11 155 Modesto
Junior Pena 6'0 170 Fontana Summit
Chris Mills 6'3 170 Rialto Carter
George Roberson 5'8 155 San Leandro
Ryan Huss 5'10 144 Yucaipa
Philip Farmer 5'11 170 Antioch Deer Valley
Darrance Morgan 5'4   Los Angeles Washington
Kaelin Wright     Rancho Cucamonga Los Osos
Joshua Moxley 6'2 175 Moreno Valley
Nick Kessler 5'11 175 El Segundo
James Finley     Escondido
Jeff Miller 5'11 175 Lodi
Justin Holscher 6'0 165 San Jose Mt. Pleasant
Blake Bailey 5'7 150 San Diego Serra
Shane Decillo 5'9 156 Mission Viejo Trabuco Hills
Marquez Johnson 5'10 190 Los Angeles University
Jeff Barker 6'3 170 Moorpark
Isaac Hernandez 6'0 180 Porterville Monache
Scott Abramo 5'8 155 Los Altos
Michael Aguon 5'7 155 Corona Centennial
Trayronn  Archer 5'11 211 Los Angeles Jordan
Tre'von Avan 5'10 150 Woodland Hills Taft
Sean DeFrancesco 6'0 170 El Segundo
DeAndre White 5'11 185 Gardena
Mickhil Lowry 6'0 185 Garden Grove Bolsa Grande
Jay Miller 5'10 175 Etiwanda
Grant Stubblefield 5'9 155 Anaheim Esperanza
Chad Lucas 5'9 141 Watsonville St. Francis Catholic
Tevita Lataimua 5'10 188 Millbrae Mills
Kyle Merrill 5'9 155 Los Angeles Cathedral
Luis Hernandez 5'10 175 Mountain View
Donald Sheffler 5'9 165 Walnut
Dyrell Lacke 6'1 165 Oxnard Santa Clara
Jahlil Ayers 5'8 145 Fontana Summit
Phillip Romero 5'9 150 Monrovia
Twin Fernandes 6'0 170 Los Alamitos
Markeith Myles     Hercules
Carrington Jones 6'2 175 Los Angeles West Adams Prep
Tyler Byington 6'0 160 Tuolumne Summerville
Niko Alarcon 5'9 165 Soquel
Luke Williams 6'2 170 Brea Olinda
Jeremy Hicklen 6'0 180 Long Beach Jordan
Jordan Tolson 5'11 170 North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake
Cody Bretall 5'11 175 Etiwanda
Montez Hunter 5'10 160 Long Beach Jordan
Terrell Jones 5'6 145 Pasadena Blair
Jason Hernandez 5'10 155 Walnut
Davon Foggie 5'9 175 Norwalk Glenn
Dahan Kim 5'10 142 Carmel
Andrae Stelly 5'8 150 Monrovia
Jae Byun 5'10 175 Fullerton Sunny Hills
Jacob Garcia 5'9 150 La Quinta
James Grisom 6'0 170 Lynwood
Steve Phim 6'0 170 Santa Rosa Allen
Ivan Hodges 5'9 155 Dinuba
Zachary Montejano 5'7 160 Dinuba
Devon Rall     Torrance South Torrance
Trevor Monte 5'7 170 Tuolumne Summerville
Dalton Johnson     Petaluma
Anthony Wimbley 5'9 171 Irvine Woodbridge
Danny Cuevas 6'0 175 Petaluma Casa Grande
Michael Borchard 6'3 165 Newport Harbor Corona del Mar
John Christian 6'2 160 Newport Harbor Corona del Mar
Michael Sherman     Hercules
Alex Lee 5'6 135 Stockton Brookside Christian
Chris Collins 6'2 175 Diamond Bar
Derek Jones 5'9 160 Cerritos
Elijah Richardson 5'11 175 Riverside King
John Landatrom 5'10 160 Oakland Bishop O'Dowd
Eddie Cantu 5'8 150 Huntington Beach Brethren Christian
Troy Tucker 6'0 180 Santa Ana Foothill
Laonidas Spainhower 6'1 170 Phelan Serrano
Kyle Beane 5'10 170 Irvine Northwood
Jason Leon 5'8 160 Lancaster
John Leota 5'11 180 Lawndale Leuzinger
Bobby Brown 5'8 150 San Juan Capistrano JSerra
Will Swanner 6'2 175 Carlsbad La Costa Canyon
Kramer Blue 5'10 170 Lindsay
Dan Welch 5'8 145 Jackson Argonaut
Jake Cruz     Eureka
A.J. Rafter 5'10 166 Tustin
Emanuel Wyatt 5'4 140 Cerritos Gahr
Jordan Bryant 5'10 145 Van Nuys Grant
Terrence Holzendorf 5'7 150 Compton
Nicholas Spring 5'10 153 Granite Bay
Jaysean Bernard 6'3 145 Pomona
Nico Romero 5'7 150 Villa Park
Jeremy Harrison-Posey 6'2 145 Oakland Tech
Marcus Simpson 5'11 140 Oakland Tech
Eric Murrillo 5'10 185 Norco
Ethan Silva 6'0 140 Lemoore
Tyrell Young 5'10 145 Lemoore
Patric Mata 5'6 157 Clovis Buchanan
Eddie Ray Apontes 5'3 119 San Jose Evergreen Valley
Brandon Blake     Temecula Linfield Christian
Kevin Burchfiel 5'10 170 San Jose Pioneer
Brian Waldron 5'8 144 Costa Mesa
Jimmy Pagnini 5'3 140 Brentwood Heritage
Rene Castro 5'10 149 Santa Ana Saddleback
Johnson Maxwell 5'7 155 Huntington Beach Ocean View
Bryant Hayes 5'7 139 Compton
Zach Powell 5'10 185 Aptos
Dominique Harris 5'7 115 Fresno Edison
Luis Gomez     Costa Mesa
John Murayama 5'4 135 San Juan Capistrano St. Margaret's
Jared Lopez 6'0 185 Garden Grove Rancho Alamitos
Jesse York 6'1 160 Lakewood Artesia
Derek Salazar 5'10 145 Modesto Calvary Temple
Tino Abort 5'10 140 Concord Clayton Valley
Michael Aranda 5'8 135 San Mateo
David Rango 5'6 145 San Mateo
James Stelljes 5'10 155 Beaumont
Alex Jaffe 5'8 165 Laguna Beach
Lonnell Whittington     Richmond
Shannen Edwards     Richmond
Brandon Ward 6'1 151 Lakewood Mayfair
Dylan Day 5'8 140 Tuolumne Summerville
Alek Kirshner 5'7 145 Costa Mesa Estancia
Devontae Fox 5'7 170 Lynwood



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