Cali Preseason All-Underclass Team

The class of 2009 in California figures to be one of the most talented crops of prospects to come from the Golden State in years. Here's an early look at some of the top juniors as they begin the 2007 season, including one already committed to UCLA...

As good as the class of 2008 in California has the potential to be, the class of 2009 figures to be even more talented, especially at linebacker, defensive back, running back and by far, at quarterback, in what could be the biggest bumper crop of California passers in years.

Several players listed below have numerous college offers, and three have already made commitments, Simmons and Pressley to USC and Pollard to UCLA.

With a state as big as California, it's difficult to identify every big time junior at this point, but we did our best. So here is an early look at the top juniors in the Golden State.


QB- Matt Barkley, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
RB- Cierre Wood, Oxnard (Calif.) Santa Clara
RB- Dasarte Yarnway, San Francisco (Calif.) Sacred Heart
WR- Rolando Jefferson, Fresno (Calif.) Edison
WR- Devon Flournoy, Van Nuys (Calif.) Birmingham
WR- Brett Thompson, El Dorado Hills (Calif.) Oak Ridge
TE- Morrell Presley, Carson (Calif.)
OL- Kevin Graf, Agoura (Calif.)
OL- Steve Trujillo, Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral
OL- Joshua Andrews, Ontario (Calif.) Colony
OL- David Born, Bakersfield (Calif.) West
OL- Mailiu Penitani, Mountain View (Calif.) St. Francis


DL- Nat Harrison, Fresno (Calif.) Edison
LB- John Michael Davis, Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita
LB- Marquis Simmons, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
LB- Robert Franco, San Pedro (Calif.)
LB- Travis Brown, Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West
LB- Todd Golper, Arcadia (Calif.)
DB- Cliff Harris, Fresno (Calif.) Edison
DB- T.J. McDonald, Fresno (Calif.) Edison
DB- Marlon Pollard, Valencia (Calif.)
DB- Alex Mascarenas, Mission Viejo (Calif.)
DB- Jabari Carr, San Jose (Calif.) Oak Grove


P- Robb Post, Stockton (Calif.) Lincoln
ATH- Rashaad Reynolds, San Fernando (Calif.)
ATH- Patrick Hall, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
ATH- Levine Toilolo, La Mesa (Calif.) Helix


QB- Tate Forcier, San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch, Allan Bridgford, Mission Viejo (Calif.), Clark Evans, Los Alamitos (Calif.), Colton Morrison, Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino, Morgan Fennell, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly, Josh Nunes, Upland (Calif.), Richard Brehaut, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos
RB- Marcus Darden, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez, Arby Fields, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos, Jon Lister, Thousand Oaks (Calif.), Ryan Zirbel, Saugus (Calif.)
DL- Sean Avila, Anaheim (Calif.) Esperanza, Kapono Asueaga, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran
OL- Sam Doty, Hollister (Calif.) San Benito, Chris Jiminez, Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral
RB- Ryan Landseadel, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian, Demareya Nelson, Stockton (Calif.) Lincoln
WR- Shaquelle Evans, Inglewood (Calif.), Jemari Roberts, Long Beach (Calif.) Wilson, Kevin Cummings, Encino (Calif.) Crespi, Kenny Cooper, Merced (Calif.), Rashaun Schaefer, Fresno (Calif.) Edison
LB- Brent Seals, La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat, Jordan Barrett, Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame, Simon Martinez, Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser
DB- Leonard McConico, Venice, Justin Lilley, Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake

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