Best in State: Class of 2005

Here's a first look at California's top football prospects from the Class of 2005. This list was compiled taking into account who emerged at the various Nike Football Training Camps, produced by Student Sports Inc., who we've seen in person and who received honors after last season.

Note: Most listed below played varsity football as sophomores, but some have not yet done much on the varsity level and were picked for athleticism they've shown in track or in other sports. This is not intended to be a complete list. It's a starting point. To make sure we're tracking a junior who is not on this list, e-mail information to mark@studentsports.com

Wide Receivers/Tight End

Jeremy Childs (Los Alamitos) 6-2, 175
Dan Ladouceur (De La Salle, Concord) 6-2, 175
Spencer Link (Newport Harbor, Newport Beach) 5-9, 165
Vic So'ioto (Carlsbad) 6-4, 200
Austin Usher (Jefferson, Los Angeles) 6-3, 190

Running Backs

Kahlil Bell (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) 5-11, 190
Quaadir Brown (Elsinore, Lake Elsinore) 5-9, 170
Larenzo Bursey (Poly, Long Beach) 5-10, 165
Ryan Gilbert (Burlingame) 5-10, 180
Ryno Gonzalez (Del Oro, Loomis) 5-11, 185
Marlon Lucky (North Hollywood) 5-11, 175
Francis Ojukwu (Stockdale, Bakersfield) 5-8, 180
Cortez Rice (Los Alamitos) 6-0, 190
Dwight Tardy (St. Paul, Santa Fe Springs) 5-10, 175
Rylon Thomas (Valencia) 5-8, 165
Aaron Ware (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) 5-10, 175
Antoine Wilson (Serra, San Diego) 5-7, 165

Quarterbacks

Jim Barnes (Los Alamitos) 6-3, 200
Sean Canfield (Carlsbad) 6-2, 170
Michael Coleman (Arroyo Valley, San Bernardino) 6-1, 200
Jason Forcier (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) 6-1, 185
Kevin Lopina (De La Salle, Concord) 6-2, 195
Kellen Moriarty (Dos Pueblos, Goleta) 6-0, 185
Adam O'Daniel (Clovis) 6-0, 175
K.C. Patterson (Oakmont, Roseville) 6-2, 190
Kyle Reed (McClymonds, Oakland) 6-2, 180
Andrew Rolin (Del Campo, Fair Oaks) 6-3, 185
Erik Rollin (Los Gatos) 6-3, 225
Mark Sanchez (Mission Viejo) 6-3, 205
Drew Shiller (Burlingame) 6-0, 175
Will Tuitama (St. Mary's, Stockton) 6-3, 200
Scott Tully (St. Mary's, Berkeley) 6-4, 215

Offensive Linemen

Rolando Barragan (Morningside, Inglewood) 6-3, 270
Kevin Bemoll (Mission Viejo) 6-4, 290
Jacob Hickman (Centennial, Bakersfield) 6-4, 270
Nick Howell (Bullard, Fresno) 6-5, 230
Marvin Jones (Hogan, Vallejo) 6-2, 265
Tyler Perkins (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) 6-3, 245
Rodney Picou (Canyon Springs, Moreno Valley) 6-3, 300
Russell Tialevea (Oceanside) 6-2, 250
Tim Walter (Loyola, Los Angeles) 6-4, 270
Brent Westerhold (Fallbrook) 6-2, 225

Defensive Linemen

Bernard Afutiti (Kaiser, Fontana) 6-1, 220
Edward Dickson (Bellflower) 6-5, 210
C.J. Millenbah (La Jolla) 6-4, 265
Mataele Pauu (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach) 6-2, 275
Will Powers (Serra, San Mateo) 6-3, 220
Martin Tevaseu (Anderson Valley, Boonville) 6-2, 230
Casey Tiumalu (Helix, La Mesa) 6-0, 225
Ryan Williams (Mission Viejo) 6-4, 200

Linebackers

William Alo (Poly, Long Beach) 6-0, 200
James Cook (Desert, Edwards AFB) 6-2, 200
Soane Fotofili (Grant, Sacramento) 5-11, 230
Prince Hall (Moreno Valley) 6-0, 240
Luke Laolagi (Birmingham, Van Nuys) 6-2, 205
Ray Maulaga (Eureka) 6-2, 230
Chase Moline (Mission Viejo) 6-0, 230
Thomas Oden (Culver City) 6-3, 220
Matt Russi (Monte Vista, Danville) 5-10, 225
Averel Spicer (Rancho Cucamonga) 6-0, 245
Nathan Thomas (Claremont) 6-0, 220

Defensive Backs

Kirk Andre (Leland, San Jose) 5-11, 180
Trason Bragg (Loyola, Los Angeles) 5-11, 190
Lovelle Chapman (Foothill, Sacramento) 5-10, 170
J.R. Driscoll (Paraclete, Lancaster) 5-10, 185
Marcus Ezeff (Montgomery, Santa Rosa) 5-10, 170
Cary Harris (Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks) 6-1, 170
Xavier Hicks (Fullerton) 6-1, 175
Devonte Merrifield (Western, Anaheim) 5-11, 180
Bryan Riehm (Fountain Valley) 5-9, 170
Syd Thompson (Grant, Sacramento) 5-9, 170

Athletes

David Allen (Fullerton) 5-11, 175, RB/LB
Chad Bozzo (Palma, Salinas) 6-0, 190, QB/DB
James Brunt (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) 6-1, 225, FB
Landon Goodwell (Rio Hondo Prep, Arcadia) 6-2, 210, FB/LB
Anthony Gutierrez (De La Salle, Concord) 5-11, 165, QB-DB-WR
Rich Herrera (Nevada Union, Grass Valley) 5-11, 220, FB
Jeremiah Johnson (Dorsey, Los Angeles) 5-10, 175, ATH
Michael Johnson (Lincoln, Stockton) 6-1, 170, WR/DB
Pat Roxas (Lutheran, Orange) 6-1, 255, FB
Alex Senegal (Silver Creek, San Jose) 6-0, 175, RB/DB
Evan Williams (Vacaville) 5-11, 170, RB/DB
Ryan Wolfe (Hart, Newhall) 5-11, 170, WR/DB


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