2011 Preseason West Rankings: DLs

There's plenty of talent in the west on the defensive line, with a good number of elite defensive tackles and two of the best defensive ends in the country...


1. Greg Townsend
Beverly Hills (Calif.)
The top pass-rusher from the Golden State.

2. Jalen Grimble
Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman- Committed to USC
The top prospect from Nevada has his best football ahead of him.

3. Colt Lyerla
Hillsboro (Ore.)
One of the top pure athletes nationally for the class of 2011.

4. Charlie Hopkins
Spokane (Wash.) Gonzaga Prep- Committed to Stanford
Two-sport star that uses his size and athleticism to overpower opponents.

5. Brennan Scarlett
Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic
Another top-class athlete who has a chance to be great on either side of the ball.

6. Dylan Wynn
Concord (Calif.) De La Salle- Committed to Oregon State
May have the best motor of any defensive lineman in California.


7. Taniela Tupou
Everett (Wash.) Archbishop Murphy- Committed to Washington
Physical DL that uses his natural strength and technique to overwhelm those in his way.

8. Koa Ka'ai
Honolulu (Hawaii) Kamehameha
Has complete package of speed, size, strength and leverage.

9. Faigame Lopa
Sacramento (Calif.) Grant
Overshadowed by other defensive starters, had the best stats for Pacers.

10. Charles Burks
Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison
Pound for pound, is one of the toughest defenders in the state.


Next 10 (11-20)
11. DeVante Wilson, Corona
12. Ian Seau, Encinitas (Calif.) La Costa Canyon
13. Kevin Anderson, Palo Alto (Calif.)- Committed to Stanford
14. Steve Dillon, Palmdale (Calif.)
15. Cody Kurz, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
16. Stephan Nembot, Van Nuys (Calif.) Montclair Prep
17. Sam Tai, Henderson (Nev.) Liberty
18. Baker Pritchard, South Jordan (Utah) Bingham- Committed to BYU
19. Juda Parker, Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis- Committed to Tennessee
20. J.B. Salem, Newport Beach (Calif.) Newport Harbor- Committed to Stanford


1. Viliami Moala
Sacramento (Calif.) Grant
A load in the middle, is top prospect in Northern California.

2. Todd Barr
Lakewood (Calif.)
Non-stop motor makes Barr a beast off the edge.

3. Antwaun Woods
Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft- Committed to USC
Another player, who when he wants to, is as dominant as they come.

4. Mustafa Jalil
San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral Catholic- Committed to California
One of the best big-game lineman you'll find in the country.

5. Todd Peat
Tempe (Ariz.) Corona Del Sol
Will play in US Army All America game.

6. Christian Heyward
San Diego (Calif.) Point Loma
Big, athletic tackle could scoot outside and play as an end.


7. Danny Shelton
Auburn (Wash.)
Top two-way OL/DL in the state; explosive and quick for his size.

8. Jeff Worthy
Whittier (Calif.) Christian- Committed to Boise State
Small school tackle has been bigtime all spring and is one of West's best.

9. Maataua Brown
Paramount (Calif.)- Committed to Washington
Big and quick, could play outside as an end with his size too.

10. Cody Temple
Bakersfield (Calif.) Liberty
Tough two-way lineman has a non-stop motor.

Next 10 (11-20)
11. Moses Kaumatule, South Jordan (Utah) Bingham- Committed to BYU
12. Seni Fauonuku, South Jordan (Utah) Bingham- Committed to Utah
13. Mike Moala, Honolulu (Hawaii) Kaimuki
14. Kesni Tausinga, South Jordan (Utah) Bingham- Committed to BYU
15. Mo Latu, Gilbert (Ariz.) Perry
16. David Davis, Palos Verdes Estates (Calif.)- Committed to Washington State
17. James Price, Las Vegas (Nev.) Legacy
18. Julius Tevaga, Everett (Wash.) Archibishop Murphy
19. Nathan Falo, Sacramento (Calif.) Inderkum
20. Brandon Tuliaupupu, Claremont (Calif.)

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