Kanan Ray and Jaelan Phillips

2017 Preseason California Hot 100

Aug. 19 -- A look at the Preseason California State Rankings for the Class of 2017, including five commits to UCLA...

It is one of the most talented years in California in a long time.

The top end talent in the state is as good as it has been in recent memory.

In fact, California has six five-stars in the 2017 class.

Six players that call California home are tops at their position on Scout.

The Golden State is home to the No. 1 running back, No. 1 cornerback, No. 1 receiver, No. 1 guard, No. 1 defensive end and No. 1 tight end in the country. 

Not to mention the top player in California, Antioch (Calif.) five-star running back Najee Harris, the No. 1 player in the country by Scout.  Harris is a commit to Alabama but is still getting a lot of attention from Michigan, Ohio State, UCLA and USC.

On the California Hot 100 are 14 receivers, most of any position, led by Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins receiver Joseph Lewis, the top receiver nationally who is looking at Arizona, Oklahoma, Oregon and Nebraska as well as the two local schools, UCLA and USC.

There are ten tight ends on the list, led by Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian tight end Colby Parkinson, a commit to Stanford, who is No. 1 in the country.

Defensively, cornerback is the strongest position in the state, with 14 corners on the list, topped by Calabasas (Calif.) five-star Darnay Holmes, the No. 1 cornerback nationally.  Holmes will visit Michigan, Nebraska and Ohio State while still strongly considering UCLA as well as USC.

It's also a good year on the defensive line for California, with Redlands (Calif.) East Valley pass-rusher Jaelan Phillips, a commit to UCLA, at the top in the state and in the national rankings at defensive end.

The sixth player ranked No. 1 at his position is Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco's Wyatt Davis, the Ohio State commit who's the No. 1 guard in the 2017 class.

From a commitment standpoint, Arizona is doing the best job in California of any school, with 10 commitments on the California Hot 100 list, most notably the top athlete in the state, Greg Johnson from Los Angeles (Calif.) Hawkins.

USC is next with seven verbals in the top 100, including the No. 2 player in the state, running back Stephen Carr from Fontana (Calif.) Summit.

Washington and Cal and third with six verbals in the top 100, the Huskies led by Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco receiver Terrell Bynum and the Bears led by Buena Park (Calif.) four-star Taariq Johnson.

And UCLA has five commitments in the top 100, with four-star tight end Jimmy Jaggers from Roseville (Calif.) their top offensive commit.

Two teams outside the state's conference footprint have a pair of commitments in Nebraska and Oklahoma.

The Huskers have Calabasas (Calif.) teammates Tristan Gebbia at quarterback and Keyshawn Johnson at receiver on board while the Sooners have Hayward (Calif.) Stellar Prep linebacker Addison Gumbs and Santa Margarita (Calif.) tight end Grant Calcaterra on the list.

Here is a look at the California Hot 100 for 2017:


1. Najee Harris RB | Antioch (Calif.) Antioch  6'2/220 Alabama
http://www.scout.com/player/191061-najee-harris
2. Stephen Carr RB | Fontana (Calif.) Summit  6'0/195 USC
http://www.scout.com/player/193389-stephen-carr
3. Darnay Holmes CB | Calabasas (Calif.) Calabasas  5'10/185
http://www.scout.com/player/183790-darnay-holmes
4. Joseph Lewis WR | Los Angeles (Calif.) Augustus Hawkins 6'2.5/200
http://www.scout.com/player/193382-joseph-lewis
5. Wyatt Davis OG | Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco  6'4/310 Ohio State
http://www.scout.com/player/194475-wyatt-davis
6. Jaelan Phillips DE | Redlands (Calif.) Redlands East Valley  6'5/230 UCLA
http://www.scout.com/player/201009-jaelan-phillips
7. Colby Parkinson TE | Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian  6'6/225 Stanford
http://www.scout.com/player/197547-colby-parkinson
8. Jaylon Johnson CB | Fresno (Calif.) Central High East Campus 6'2/185
http://www.scout.com/player/200039-jaylon-johnson
9. Thomas Graham CB | Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Rancho Cucamonga  5'11/163
http://www.scout.com/player/193380-thomas-graham
10. Greg Johnson ATH | Los Angeles (Calif.) Augustus Hawkins 5'10/180 Arizona
http://www.scout.com/player/193381-greg-johnson
11. Deommodore Lenoir CB | Los Angeles (Calif.) Bishop Mora Salesian  6'0/170 Oregon
http://www.scout.com/player/195259-deommodore-lenoir
12. Osiris St. Brown WR | Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei  6'2/175 Stanford
http://www.scout.com/player/189967-osiris-st-brown
13. Terrell Bynum WR | Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco  6'1/177 Washington
http://www.scout.com/player/193353-terrell-bynum
14. Elijah Gates CB | Buena Park (Calif.) Buena Park  5'11/170
http://www.scout.com/player/198203-elijah-gates
15. Addison Gumbs OLB | Hayward (Calif.) Stellar Preparatory  6'4/215 Oklahoma
http://www.scout.com/player/189100-addison-gumbs
16. Jack Sears QB | San Clemente (Calif.) San Clemente  6'3/205 Duke
http://www.scout.com/player/197180-jack-sears
17. Aaron Banks OG | El Cerrito (Calif.) El Cerrito Senior  6'7/344
http://www.scout.com/player/186114-aaron-banks
18. Hunter Echols DE | Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral  6'4/220 USC
http://www.scout.com/player/203619-hunter-echols
19. Alijah Vera-Tucker OT | Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O Dowd  6'4/275 USC
http://www.scout.com/player/203524-alijah-vera-tucker
20. Tristan Gebbia QB | Calabasas (Calif.) Calabasas  6'3/180 Nebraska
http://www.scout.com/player/195122-tristan-gebbia
21. Martin Andrus DT | Los Angeles (Calif.) Los Angeles Senior  6'1.5/280
http://www.scout.com/player/198055-martin-andrus
22. Keyshawn Johnson WR | Calabasas (Calif.) Calabasas  6'1/195 Nebraska
http://www.scout.com/player/188409-keyshawn-johnson
23. Josh Falo TE | Sacramento (Calif.) Inderkum  6'5/230
http://www.scout.com/player/192281-josh-falo
24. Brandon McKinney S | Orange (Calif.) Lutheran  - Orange County 6'1/180 Washington
http://www.scout.com/player/199565-brandon-mckinney
25. D.J. Johnson DE | Sacramento (Calif.) Burbank (Luther)  6'5/240 Miami
http://www.scout.com/player/201469-d-j-johnson
26. Grant Calcaterra TE | Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita Catholic  6'4/200 Oklahoma
http://www.scout.com/player/203740-grant-calcaterra
27. Jaylon Redd CB | Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Rancho Cucamonga  5'9/160
http://www.scout.com/player/188688-jaylon-redd
28. Nathan Tilford ATH | Ontario (Calif.) Colony  6'1/200 Arizona
http://www.scout.com/player/180144-nathan-tilford
29. Rahyme Johnson OLB | Los Angeles (Calif.) Bishop Mora Salesian  6'4/210
http://www.scout.com/player/197695-rahyme-johnson
30. Keith Taylor CB | Anaheim (Calif.) Servite  6'2.5/180 Washington
http://www.scout.com/player/197482-keith-taylor
31. Jalen McKenzie OT | Concord (Calif.) Clayton Valley  6'5.5/307
http://www.scout.com/player/193630-jalen-mckenzie
32. Braxton Burmeister QB | La Jolla (Calif.) La Jolla Country Day School 6'1/195 Arizona
http://www.scout.com/player/187667-braxton-burmeister
33. Jimmy Jaggers TE | Roseville (Calif.) Roseville  6'4/232 UCLA
http://www.scout.com/player/198486-jimmy-jaggers
34. Popo Aumavae DT | Stockton (Calif.) St. Mary's  6'3/300
http://www.scout.com/player/200118-popo-aumavae
35. Elijah Blades CB | Pasadena (Calif.) Muir  6'3/170 Florida
http://www.scout.com/player/198202-elijah-blades
36. Isaiah Hodgins WR | Walnut Creek (Calif.) Berean Christian  6'3/190
http://www.scout.com/player/199684-isaiah-hodgins
37. Taariq Johnson TE | Buena Park (Calif.) Buena Park  6'3.5/210 California
http://www.scout.com/player/177672-taariq-johnson
38. Drake Beasley RB | La Canada (Calif.) 5'11/185
http://www.scout.com/player/203332-drake-beasley
39. Brett Neilon C | Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita Catholic  6'2/275 USC
http://www.scout.com/player/201095-brett-neilon
40. Jamire Calvin WR | Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral  5'10/150
http://www.scout.com/player/198200-jamire-calvin
41. Terrance Lang ATH | Pasadena (Calif.) Maranatha  6'7/265
http://www.scout.com/player/206461-terrance-lang
42. Elijah Hicks CB | La Mirada (Calif.) La Mirada  5'10/170
http://www.scout.com/player/187767-elijah-hicks
43. Ariel Ngata OLB | Folsom (Calif.) Folsom  6'4/215 Washington
http://www.scout.com/player/203818-ariel-ngata
44. Chase Garbers QB | Newport Beach (Calif.) Corona Del Mar  6'3/210 California
http://www.scout.com/player/203787-chase-garbers
45. Trajon Cotton S | Sacramento (Calif.) Inderkum  6'1/180
http://www.scout.com/player/204934-trajon-cotton
46. Alex Cook WR | Sacramento (Calif.) Sheldon  6'2/180 Washington
http://www.scout.com/player/201411-alex-cook
47. Andrew Vorhees OT | Kingsburg (Calif.) Kingsburg  6'6/290 USC
http://www.scout.com/player/200892-andrew-vorhees
48. Quentin Lake CB | Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei  6'1/175 UCLA
http://www.scout.com/player/204067-quentin-lake
49. Kanan Ray OT | Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon School 6'4/275 UCLA
http://www.scout.com/player/203922-kanan-ray
50. C.J. Verdell RB | Chula Vista (Calif.) Mater Dei Catholic  5'9/195 Oregon
http://www.scout.com/player/205703-c-j-verdell
51. Rhedi Short S | Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral  6'1/175 Arizona
http://www.scout.com/player/203324-rhedi-short
52. Josh Talbott S | Long Beach (Calif.) Polytechnic  6'0/175
http://www.scout.com/player/204053-josh-talbott
53. Tucker Fisk TE | Davis (Calif.) Davis Senior  6'4/230 Stanford
http://www.scout.com/player/199022-tucker-fisk
54. Maurice Bell WR | Murrieta (Calif.) Murrieta Valley  6'0/170 Colorado
http://www.scout.com/player/204228-maurice-bell
55. Jeffrey Manning CB | Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral  6'1/190
http://www.scout.com/player/204375-jeffrey-manning
56. Javelin Guidry ATH | Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta  5'10/180 Houston
http://www.scout.com/player/199787-javelin-guidry
57. Jacob Callier DE | Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco  6'2/247
http://www.scout.com/player/194563-jacob-callier
58. Gabe Cherry DT | Bakersfield (Calif.) Centennial  6'5/265 California
http://www.scout.com/player/204898-gabe-cherry
59. Sampson Niu ILB | San Diego (Calif.) Madison Senior  5'11.5/200 Oregon
http://www.scout.com/player/198623-sampson-niu
60. Ezekiel Noa ILB | La Mesa (Calif.) Helix  6'0/220
http://www.scout.com/player/204938-ezekiel-noa
61. Bryan Thompson WR | Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde  6'1/185
http://www.scout.com/player/204068-bryan-thompson
62. Michael Onyemaobi ATH | Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral  6'1/185 California
http://www.scout.com/player/204268-michael-onyemaobi
63. Chris Brooks ATH | Newbury Park (Calif.) Newbury Park  5'9/170
http://www.scout.com/player/198983-chris-brooks
64. Je'Quari Godfrey CB | Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O Dowd  6'2/175 California
http://www.scout.com/player/205980-je-quari-godfrey
65. Casey Roddick OG | Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure  6'4/342
http://www.scout.com/player/198545-casey-roddick
66. Faavae Faavae OLB | Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei  6'1/210
http://www.scout.com/player/204883-faavae-faavae
67. Wylan Free CB | Lynwood (Calif.) Lynwood  6'1.5/165 USC
http://www.scout.com/player/205502-wylan-free
68. Jeremiah Hawkins WR | Buena Park (Calif.) Buena Park  5'9/160 California
http://www.scout.com/player/187886-jeremiah-hawkins
69. Warren Jackson WR | Mission Hills (Calif.) Bishop Alemany  6'5.5/185 Arizona
http://www.scout.com/player/198685-warren-jackson
70. Erik Krommenhoek TE | Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista  6'5/237 USC
http://www.scout.com/player/206269-erik-krommenhoek
71. Jaylan Shaw CB | Corona (Calif.) Centennial  5'11/170 UCLA
http://www.scout.com/player/206828-jaylan-shaw
72. Kurtis Brown DT | Bakersfield (Calif.) Liberty  6'3/260 Arizona
http://www.scout.com/player/197471-kurtis-brown
73. Joshua Brown ILB | Long Beach (Calif.) Polytechnic  6'1/222 Arizona
http://www.scout.com/player/198102-joshua-brown
74. Drew Dalman C | Salinas (Calif.) Palma  6'3/255
http://www.scout.com/player/204069-drew-dalman
75. Moses Robinson-Carr TE | Lancaster (Calif.) Antelope Valley  6'5/230 Oregon
http://www.scout.com/player/199011-moses-robinson-carr
76. Jordan Genmark-Heath ATH | San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral Catholic  6'2/205
http://www.scout.com/player/204070-jordan-genmark-heath
77. Damon Cole WR | El Cerrito (Calif.) El Cerrito Senior  6'0/175
http://www.scout.com/player/204189-damon-cole
78. Tyler Lytle QB | Anaheim (Calif.) Servite  6'4/210 Colorado
http://www.scout.com/player/198131-tyler-lytle
79. Jojo Falo DT | San Diego (Calif.) Madison Senior  6'2/280
http://www.scout.com/player/191694-jojo-falo
80. Seleti Fevaleaki DT | Corona (Calif.) Centennial  6'2/250
http://www.scout.com/player/201371-seleti-fevaleaki
81. Tysyn Parker OLB | Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra  6'2/195
http://www.scout.com/player/194099-tysyn-parker
82. Sire Woods TE | La Mirada (Calif.) La Mirada  6'4/210
http://www.scout.com/player/198161-sire-woods
83. Kylan Wilborn OLB | Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame  6'1/235 Arizona
http://www.scout.com/player/200893-kylan-wilborn
84. Brian Casteel WR | Covina (Calif.) Charter Oak  6'1/200 Arizona
http://www.scout.com/player/196062-brian-casteel
85. Scott Young S | La Mesa (Calif.) Helix  6'0/190 Arizona
http://www.scout.com/player/199679-scott-young
86. Kaymen Cureton QB | Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger  6'2/190 San Jose State
http://www.scout.com/player/198054-kaymen-cureton
87. Lamin Touray ILB | Mission Hills (Calif.) Bishop Alemany  6'1/225 Nevada
http://www.scout.com/player/189440-lamin-touray
88. Dominic Gudino C | Chula Vista (Calif.) Olympian  6'3/290 Nevada
http://www.scout.com/player/204072-dominic-gudino
89. Michael Saffell C | Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison  6'2/293
http://www.scout.com/player/199484-michael-saffell
90. Nick Sipe QB | Villa Park (Calif.) Villa Park  6'4/190 Purdue
http://www.scout.com/player/206695-nick-sipe
91. Jake Haener QB | Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista  6'0/180 Washington
http://www.scout.com/player/203494-jake-haener
92. Cyrus Habibi-Likio RB | Mountain View (Calif.) St. Francis  6'1/200 Washington State
http://www.scout.com/player/204602-cyrus-habibi-likio
93. Gary Theard WR | Upland (Calif.) Upland  6'2/190
http://www.scout.com/player/206846-gary-theard
94. Victor Bates ATH | Buena Park (Calif.) Buena Park  6'0/165
http://www.scout.com/player/198057-victor-bates
95. Johnny Edwards WR | Mission Hills (Calif.) Bishop Alemany  5'10.5/175
http://www.scout.com/player/201446-johnny-edwards
96. Victor Jones DE | Sacramento (Calif.) Inderkum  6'4/220
http://www.scout.com/player/205469-victor-jones
97. Chance Bell RB | Burbank (Calif.) Burroughs 5'10/170 San Diego State
http://www.scout.com/player/206411-chance-bell
98. Marques Evans S | Newbury Park (Calif.) Newbury Park  6'1/180 Boise State
http://www.scout.com/player/206406-marques-evans
99. Ryan Nelson OT | Buena Park (Calif.) Buena Park  6'5/260
http://www.scout.com/player/199108-ryan-nelson
100. Patrick Brown TE | San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral Catholic  6'5/230 Boston College
http://www.scout.com/player/203080-patrick-brown

National recruiting analyst Greg Biggins, Mountain recruiting analyst Blair Angulo and national director of recruiting Brandon Huffman compiled the California Hot 100.


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