Recruiting - Top Linebackers in Calif

In this list we take a look at the top linebackers 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
Chris Martin 6'4 224 Oakland Bishop O'Dowd
Anthony Barr 6'4 235 Los Angeles Loyola
Hayes Pullard 6'2 208 Los Angeles Crenshaw
Cecil Whiteside 6'3 225 Newport Beach Newport Harbor
Zac Stout 6'2 215 Westlake Village Oaks Christian
David Wilkerson 6'2 235 Danville Monte Vista
Jordan Zumwalt 6'5 220 Huntington Beach Edison
Brandon Brown 6'3 243 Corona Centennial
Dylan Davis 5'11 210 Ventura St. Bonaventure
Josh Shirley 6'2 205 Fontana Kaiser
Soma Vainuku 6'0 257 Eureka
Victor Burnett 6'1 225 Culver City
Jordan Sever 6'4 220 Sunnyvale Fremont
Garrett Gilliland 6'1 205 Orange Lutheran
Rakeem Yates 6'2 219 Fresno Edison
Edward Todd 6'0 228 Ontario Colony
Jake Marshall 6'1 210 Mission Viejo
Dominic Greco 6'2 200 Anaheim Servite
Gregory Todd 5'10 228 Ontario Colony
Jonathan McNeal 6'3 220 Los Angeles Venice
Leonard Rhodes 6'3 230 Walnut
Alonzo Nevarez 6'4 205 West Covina
Paul Schwnke 6'1 200 San Jose Oak Grove
Todd Davis 6'2 234 Lancaster Paraclete
Bronson Green 6'1 218 Los Angeles Loyola
Larry East 6'1 185 Vista
Collin Keoshian 6'2 195 Canyon Country Santa Clarita Christian
Andrew Suttles 6'1 209 Long Beach Poly
P.J. Gremaud 6'2 230 Ventura St. Bonaventure
Kileon Cooper 6'3 215 Los Angeles Locke
Taylor George 6'4 225 Visalia Redwood
Cody Galea 6'3 219 Elk Grove Franklin
Josh Lowden 6'2 230 Monrovia
Anthony Pohahau 5'9 216 Santa Clara Wilcox
Fred Meyers 6'3 225 San Bernardino Pacific
Jordan Lance 5'11 200 San Diego Cathedral
Quintin Tucker 6'1 230 San Diego Scripps Ranch
Ofa Fifita 5'11 210 San Bernardino Arroyo Valley
Blake Emerson 6'0 205 Taft
Russell Perkins 5'11 192 Santa Maria St. Joseph
Paul Senn 6'1 225 Norco
Anthony Joyner 6'2 218 San Diego Point Loma
Alec Gletzerr 6'0 221 Los Gatos
Austin Morehead 6'0 200 Sutter
Ofisa Kose 6'2 210 Vista
Marcel Choing 5'11 190 Sherman Oaks Notre Dame
Brent Williams 6'3 190 Woodland Hills Taft
Miko Ruiz 5'9 200 San Jose Bellarmine Prep
Dillon Markau 6'1 225 Orangevale Casa Roble
Jake Henderson 6'1 203 San Bernardino Aquinas
Dorrian Cannon 6'0 225 Moreno Valley
Michael Lancaster 6'3 215 Irvine University
Curtis Williams 6'0 200 Visalia Redwood
Jordan Thomas 6'1 224 Redlands
Cole Wendell 6'2 230 Mission Viejo
Maalona Kiliona 6'2 225 Colton
Carl Bradford 6'1 220 Norco
Will McDonough 6'3 205 San Diego Point Loma
Montell Allen 6'0 200 La Jolla Country Day
Eric Kendricks 6'0 190 Fresno Hoover
David Garcia 6'0 210 Fresno San Joaquin Memorial
Charlie Hosea 6'0 200 Burbank Burroughs
Cody Lopez 5'9 200 Chula Vista Bonita Vista
Ryan Dimino 5'11 202 Fair Oaks Del Campo
Zach Hoffman 5'11 205 Mission Viejo
Isaiah Turner 6'0 191 Bakersfield Ridgeview
K.C. Obi 6'3 225 Mission Hills Alemany
John Oglesby 6'2 208 Bakersfield Highland
Kent Washington 6'0 200 San Francisco Riordan
Brandon Sanders 6'0 181 La Mesa Helix
Dalton Turay 5'11 192 Pleasanton Amador Valley
Brady Burk 6'1 208 Bakersfield Liberty
Tyler Ewing     Sacramento Kennedy
Peter Welsh 6'1 205 Bakersfield
Denny Vigo 6'0 200 Simi Valley
Cole White 5'11 204 Grass Valley Bear River
Devaunte Bolton 5'11 212 Granite Bay
Andre Evans 5'10 208 Corona
Matt Sallis     Rancho Cucamonga Los Osos
Jesse Ili 5'11 208 West Covina
Dominic Tiapula 6'2 225 Compton
Zachary Scurich 6'1 200 Watsonville St. Francis Catholic
Kevin Carrington 5'11 225 Valencia
Zach Vallejo 6'1 185 Grass Valley Nevada Union
Caleb Williams     Visalia Redwood
Cole Gridley 5'10 203 Redlands
Donell Welch 6'2 195 Palm Desert
Steven Pitts 6'1 190 El Cajon Christian
Ramon Talavera 6'2 228 La Quinta
Clint Johnson 6'1   Wheatland
Stafone Jackson 6'0   San Francisco Mission
Tre Evans 6'1 225 San Dimas
Taukei Taumani 5'8 200 San Mateo
Rocky Maldonado 5'10 185 Valencia
John Batnich 5'11 220 Cupertino Homestead
Mark Borland 6'0 220 San Jose Santa Teresa
Julian Evans 5'11 200 Woodland Hills Taft
Haili Taufetee 5'11 210 Garden Grove Santiago
Rico Dixon 6'1 195 San Ramon Dougherty Valley
Christian Victorian 6'1 202 Corona Santiago
Thomas Everett 5'10 190 Sam Jose Hill
Marc Millan 5'11 173 Mission Viejo
Cody Berry 5'10 194 Santa Maria Righetti
Jake Fely 5'10 185 Oceanside
T.J. Taimatuia 6'1 190 Lakewood Artesia
Daniel Snelling 5'9 184 Fresno Bullard
Xavier Brookes 6'1 200 Vacaville Wood
Luke Zelon 6'1 190 Santa Monica
Isaiah Turner 5'11 210 Bakersfield Stockdale
Tama Tauai 5'10 241 Ontario Colony
Daniel Escobedo 6'0 182 Pomona Diamond Ranch
Mathew Munoz 5'11 203 Beaumont
Walter Arias 5'10 235 Lancaster
Steve Sheldon     Carlsbad San Diego Army-Navy Academy
Patrick McCarthy 6'0 175 Lodi Tokay
Jake Clevenger 6'1 182 Atwater
Junior Alvarado 6'1 205 Orange Lutheran
Jake Morehart 6'2 180 Lompoc
Jacob Hill 5'10 210 Modesto Davis
Josh Oakley 5'11 220 Elk Grove Laguna Creek
Rudolph Drayton 6'2 190 Los Angeles Jordan
Joita Te'i 6'3 235 Oceanside El Camino
My'Jeal Price 6'0 190 San Diego Lincoln
T. Alaalatoa 5'10 225 Saratoga Prospect
Rane Cravens 6'2 193 Bakersfield Liberty
Joshua Monroy     Calistoga
Ernest Banks 5'9 210 Moreno Valley Vista del Lago
Brian Michaelis 5'11 180 San Jose Leigh
Garrett Malone 6'3 210 Thousand Oaks
Mike Collins 6'1 190 Los Alamitos
Taylor Tuliaupupu     Claremont
Kyle Papendorf 6'3 207 Clovis Buchanan
Tene Tafuna 6'0 230 Villa Park
Carlos Hargett 6'1 220 San Marcos
Thomas Cobbs 6'2 189 Irvine Woodbridge
Justin Seaborn 5'10 185 Fresno Hoover
Christopher Barnes 5'9 192 Bellflower St. John Bosco
Kenneth Thomas 6'0 205 Corona Santiago
Peter Miller 6'0 220 Santa Cruz
Richard Stevenson 6'0 243 Redding Shasta
John Batnitch 5'9 190 Cupertino Homestead
Johnny Almond 5'10 185 Bellflower
Wesley Bates 6'0 200 Woodland Hills Taft
Blake Manai 6'1 230 Carson
Dezmond Williams 6'1 215 Los Angeles Verbum Dei
Khaalid Abdulah 5'11 190 Spring Valley Mount Miguel
Josh Brown 5'11 180 San Diego Southwest
Nick Tito 5'10 200 Etiwanda
Stephon Thomas 5'11 175 Alameda Encinal
Sam Sherwood     Danville Monte Vista
Vince Buhagiar 6'1 190 Concord Clayton Valley
Sivihiva Finau     Sacramento Valley
Chris Contreras 6'2 200 Stockton Weston Ranch
Joshua Gavert 6'1 185 Lakewood Mayfair
Zach Devaney 6'1 205 Jackson Argonaut
Elijah Martin 6'0 190 Rialto Carter
James Carr     La Habra Sonora
Eric Herrera     Fresno Roosevelt
Aubray McCullough 5'10 205 Lakewood Mayfair
Rashad Cox 6'2 174 Riverside North
Cody Dias 6'0 218 Manteca Sierra
Anthony Milone 6'1 215 Fullerton
Gary Gellerman 6'1 230 San Andreas Calaveras
Jeremy Wiles 5'10 187 Pittsburg
Sebastian Zorn 5'10 200 Berkeley
Michael Collins 6'1 180 Palos Verdes
Matthew McNary 6'0 205 Campbell Westmont
Mark Garbarini 6'1 210 Jackson Argonaut
Calvin Graber     San Francisco Lincoln
Francisco Vargas 5'11 190 Anaheim Esperanza
Johnny Allmond III 5'9 189 Bellflower
Angel Jiminez     San Francisco Balboa
Alex Davidians 5'8 175 Burbank Bellarmine-Jefferson
Vergee Whitaker 5'11 200 Long Beach Wilson
Andrew Spangenberg 6'0 185 Rancho Santa Margarita
Damon Hogan 6'2 205 Downey
Shaun McLauhlin 6'0 190 Huntington Beach Edison
John Rickard 6'0 210 Santa Rosa Piner
Justin Sagote 5'9 200 Santa Clara Wilcox
George Alvarez 6'0 200 Encino Crespi
Ronald Phillips 6'0 170 Los Angeles Verbum Dei
Ekenna Anya-Gafu 6'1 200 Sacramento Christian Brothers
Donovan Robinson 5'11 210 Fairfield
Michael Ratliff 5'11 170 Los Angeles Crenshaw
Demitrik Dennis 5'8 205 Compton Dominguez
Davion Perkins 5'10 180 Stockton Stagg
Randy Hargrove 5'10 215 Blythe Palo Verde Valley
Jaun Climaco 5'11 210 Pacific Palisades
Keenan Coogler 5'8 180 Berkeley
Steven Spencer 5'9 197 Carlsbad
Jaden Roselli 6'0 190 Santa Rosa
Peter Armbruster 5'7 189 Corcoran
Jake Rubinson 6'0 170 Pleasanton Foothill
Jack James 6'0 185 Santa Rosa Cardinal Newman
Matthew Coaxum 6'3 184 Perris Citrus Hill
Joe Bell 5'10 180 Bakersfield Garces
Joseph Camacho 5'11 200 Santa Paula
Landon Westrom 6'2 180 Westlake Village Oaks Christian
Tyler Sharp 6'1 200 Livermore
Grant Haggard 6'0 207 Monrovia
Chad Dobbins 5'10 185 San Marcos Mission Hills
Tyler Wilson 6'1 217 Santa Rosa Carrillo
Kris Kilmer 5'1 215 Phelan Serrano
Andre Pittman 6'1 190 San Diego Mission Bay
Billy Chhoun 5'11 170 San Diego Hoover
Marcus Duran 5'9 185 Stockton Stagg
Zach Huff 6'0 187 Garden Grove
Ricky Sims 5'11 193 Petaluma
Josh Torres 5'10 175 Stockton Lincoln
Alfonzo Brister 5'9 160 Mountain View
George Moleli 5'9 170 Corona Roosevelt
Alanau Finau 5'10 196 Compton Dominguez
Weston Denham 6'0 230 Westlake Village Oaks Christian
Connor Waggoner 5'11 180 Petaluma Casa Grande
Holden Nakamura 5'9 178 Concord Clayton Valley
Matt Hahn 6'2 185 San Juan Capistrano Valley Christian
Dominic Prouty 5'10 180 Lakeside El Capitan
Schyler Tillett 5'10 173 Victorville Victor Valley
Joseph Coleman     Hayward Moreau Catholic
Kurt Luedtke 6'0 175 Solana Beach Santa Fe Christian
Brian Sevilla 5'11 186 Atwater
Trevor Matsumoto 6'1 175 Union City Logan
Ezequiel Valdivia 5'10 215 St. Helena
Brandon Owen 6'2 185 Lancaster Paraclete
Derrick Perez 5'10 185 La Puente Bishop Amat
Nicholas Quinteros 6'1 210 San Diego Mission Bay
Rayes Barrera 5'10 185 La Puente Bishop Amat
Michael Collins 6'0 180 Palos Verdos Estates
Miguel Calderon 5'10 165 St. Helena
Josiah Neeley 5'10 195 Ripon Christian
Frank Sanchez 5'7 206 Sonora
Joseph Pigeon 5'10 195 Sacramento Bradshaw Christian
Douglas Foster 6'1 205 Lawndale Leuzinger
Joey Christensen 5'11 170 Monterey
Zach Rivera 5'11 230 Los Angeles Roosevelt
Jayqwan Redmond 6'2 195 Panorama City Panorama
Sam Uweh 5'10 190 Diamond Bar
Jonathon Virga 5'8 179 Palm Springs
Wade Minshew 5'11 195 Tustin
Dashawn Foxx 5'10 180 Lynwood
Troy Glover 5'11 210 La Mirada
Jacob Jimenez 5'10 205 San Jose Leigh
Keith Coty 6'2 180 La Mirada
Damaon Haynes 5'8 217 Fairfield
Kevin Hulse 5'8 185 Porterville
Zach Scurich 6'2 210 Watsonville St. Francis CCC
Jacob Miller 6'0 195 Watsonville St. Francis CCC
Gerry Norton 5'11 205 Watsonville St. Francis CCC
Damon Haynes 5'9 215 Fairfield
Ryan Kohler 5'10 205 San Dimas
Eric Morejon 5'9 175 Huntington Beach Ocean View
Steven Quezada 5'10 190 Bellflower St. John Bosco
Steven Locke 5'9 190 Barstow
Chaste Harrell 5'10 189 Corona Centennial
Dillon Markau 5'11 198 Orangevale Casa Roble
Justin Vargas 5'11 190 Lancaster Paraclete
Justin Hayden 5'11 171 Orangevale Casa Roble
Michael Hendrix 5'11 187 Dixon
Kahari Williams 6'1 182 Temecula Valley
Drake Martin 6'1 175 Riverside Poly
Andrew Spivey     Albany
Damien Williams 5'11 176 El Cajon Valley
Patrick Arenze 5'10 200 San Diego St. Augustine
Phillip Tobin 6'3 235 Riverside Arlington
Gabe Adriano 6'1 220 Riverside Arlington
Eric Lee 6'0 172 Bellflower St. John Bosco
Wade Smith 5'11 180 Riverside Notre Dame
Anthony Espinosa 5'8 185 Mission Hills Alemany
Havahn Randolph 6'2 175 Los Angeles West Adams Prep
Terrill Guerrero 5'9 194 Redondo Beach Redondo
Brian True 5'10 177 Gardena Serra
Ricky Ramirez 5'9 205 Sunnyvale Fremont
Tyki Nelworth 5'9 176 Los Angeles Washington
Kyle Sheridan 5'11 199 Rosemead Bosco Tech
Terrence Humphrey 5'9 192 Pomona Diamond Ranch
Sean Russell 6'1 180 Oakland Bishop O'Dowd
Blake Johnson 5'10 222 Oakland Bishop O'Dowd
Josh Finau 5'11 186 Gardena Serra
Chad Rozean 5'10 177 Mission Viejo Trabuco Hills
Jamar McClendon 5'7 170 San Diego Lincoln
Garrett Campbell     El Cajon Foothills Christian
Rayvione Mouton 5'11 240 Los Angeles High
Juan Martinez 6'2 189 Napa
Chris Graciarena 5'11 185 Brea Olinda
Evan Mehl 5'10 210 Aptos
Thomas Hawkes 5'10 190 Bellflower St. John Bosco
Jacob Clagg 6'0 190 Bakersfield Foothill
Dylan Bergkamp 5'9 170 Yucaipa
Marc Palacios 5'11 195 Moorpark
Chris Menendez 5'9 175 Reseda Cleveland
Josh Richmond 6'0 200 Loomis Del Oro
Travone Davis 5'10 150 Compton Dominguez
Juan Padilla 5'8 165 San Diego Southwest
Gamari Griffin 6'0 190 Lancaster Antelope Valley
Dino Waldren 5'10 222 Concord De La Salle
Zachary Griffiths 6'0 184 Concord De La Salle
William Marre 5'10 201 Concord De La Salle
Mark De Luna 5'10 200 Montebello Cantwell-Sacred Heart
Dante Brown 5'7 180 Mountain View
Eddie Gillies 6'0 155 Oakland Tech
Keith Smith     Covina Charter Oak
Dante Thomas 6'0 180 Fairfield
Cody Peralta     Brentwood Liberty
Nick Baker 5'11 235 Riverside Arlington
Greg Montejo 6'0 205 Riverside Arlington
Brandon Rogerson 5'11 190 Napa
Josue Giron 5'11 199 Van Nuys
Vito Maffei 5'10 180 Granada Hills Kennedy
J.T. Felix 5'10 180 Corona Centennial
Sam Kadar 5'9 150 Corona Centennial
Brandon Whitten 5'8 155 Hanford West
C.J. Robles 5'11 180 Riverbank
Chris Willison 6'3 180 Santa Fe Springs St. Paul
Jordan Wilson     Hercules
Juan Rodriguez 5'8 175 Los Angeles Eagle Rock
Jimmy Brown     Richmond
Matthew Ellet 5'8 165 Norco
Marshall Fairres 5'11 175 Norco
C.J. Todd 5'9 185 San Diego Mission Bay
Justin Evans 6'1 195 San Jose Del Mar
Samuel Wales 5'7 140 Westlake Village Oaks Christian
Andrew Anderson 5'9 170 Etiwanda



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