Preseason Honors Squad
WR -- Cameron Colvin (De La Salle, Concord) 6-2, 190, Sr.
Explodes out of his breaks and has emerged as the section's top overall recruit and one of the top five wideout prospects in the nation.
OL -- Chris Biller (De La Salle, Concord) 5-11, 220, Sr.
Your typically quick, short, powerful and skilled lineman from De La Salle. Did 32 reps in the bench at the Stanford Nike Camp and ran a 4.74 in the 40.
OL -- Brian Botteri (Piner, Santa Rosa) 6-2, 230, Sr.
Returning All-Redwood Empire pick by the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat.
OL -- David Felso (Campolindo, Moraga) 6-3, 260, Sr.
It's not the great of a year for linemen in the NCS, but it looks like Felso will start out the season as the highest-ranked prospect.
OL -- Paul Madsen (San Ramon Valley, Danville) 6-5, 245, Sr.
Certainly has the size and bloodlines (brother of NBA's Mark) to be a player worth watching.
OL -- Matt Stiles (Willits) 6-5, 280, Sr.
Could be one of the top small school linemen in the state.
QB -- Taylor Humphrey (Miramonte, Orinda) 6-0, 200, Sr.
This is a close call between Humphrey and Pleasanton Foothill's Kyle Barker. Both are very productive and are sort of built the same.
RB -- Jackie Bates (De La Salle, Concord) 5-9, 180, Sr.
He was one of the top tested backs in the nation during the spring with 4.35 speed to go with 38.6-inch vertical, 19 reps on the bench and 4.09 shuttle.
RB -- Kahlil Bell (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) 5-11, 190, Jr.
Piled up 1,627 yards and scored 17 TDs for Montgomery of Santa Rosa as a sophomore. One of the top junior RBs in the state.
RB -- Tom Haug (Monte Vista, Danville) 5-11, 180, Sr.
Ran for over 1,000 yards in the regular season, and then really went nuts with 182 and 213 yards in back-to-back playoff outings.
RB -- Cory Williams (San Lorenzo) 5-11, 185, Sr.
Excellent combination of size and speed should see him with frequent 100-yard nights.
DL -- Kyle Balough (De La Salle, Concord) 6-2, 210, Sr.
Like teammate Mike Pittore, showed enough speed in the off-season that some colleges may look at for other positions.
DL -- Phillip Mbakagu (Hayward) 6-2, 260, Sr.
Racked up 17 sacks in his junior season and was named Defensive Player of the Year by the Alameda Newspaper Group.
DL -- Chris Mulitalo (Arroyo, San Lorenzo) 6-1, 230, Sr.
Another sack machine out of the Hayward Area Athletic League, Mulitalo plays every down as if it was his last.
DL -- Mike Pittore (De La Salle, Concord) 6-1, 230, Sr.
Scholar athlete honors candidate was co-MVP among defensive linemen at the Cal camp with teammate Kyle Balough.
LB -- Parker Hanks (De La Salle, Concord) 6-1, 205, Sr.
He's like a coach on the field for the Spartan defense with free safety speed and sure-tackling skills. Might be even better as a catcher in baseball.
LB -- Joe Mortensen (Clayton Valley, Concord) 6-2, 235, Sr.
He's probably emerged as the top linebacker in the Bay Area, at least from a college recruitment point of view.
LB -- Ray Mualauga (Eureka) 6-2, 230, Jr.
Showed at the Stanford Nike Camp that he's one of the top junior LBs in the nation. Ran 4.81 in the 40 with 34.1-inch vertical. One of the top players last year as a sophomore in the Humboldt-Del Norte area.
LB -- Garrett Tuggle (Foothill, Pleasanton) 6-1, 210, Sr.
Tested extremely well at Stanford Nike Camp with a 4.75 time in the 40 plus 31.3 vertical and 3.98 shuttle.
DB -- Marcus Ezeff (Montgomery, Santa Rosa) 5-10, 170, Jr.
Intercepted seven passes as a soph starter in 2002 and also did well as a kick returner.
DB -- Willie Glasper (De La Salle, Concord) 5-11, 175, Sr.
One of the top cover corners in the nation, Glasper ran a 4.34 in the 40 at the Stanford Nike Camp with a 34.2 inch vertical and 3.83 shuttle.
DB -- Mitch Johnson (St. Vincent, Petaluma) 6-0, 195, Sr.
Not sure if he belongs if this were a recruiting list, but how can you ignore 12 interceptions from last season?
LB/ATH -- Sekeli Faaeteete (San Leandro) 6-2, 205, Sr.
He'll try to hold up the fort this year for the Pirates, who lose a lot off last year's team as well as head coach Dan Calcagno.
RB/ATH -- Grayson Gunheim (Analy, Sebastopol) 6-5, 205, Sr.
Returning All-Redwood Empire pick runs a 4.6, which is something with the type of frame he has. Rushed for more than 1,200 yards in 2002.
TE/LB -- Terrence Kelly (De La Salle, Concord) 5-11, 190, Sr.
With speed he has, may be able to play strong safety in college. DLS could have more Div. I recruits this year than ever before.
WR/DB -- Joey Munn (Foothill, Pleasanton) 6-3, 205, Sr.
One of the most versatile players in the state, Munn had 51 catches and 11 TDs in the 2002 regular season plus four field goals as a kicker. He also intercepted two passes in a playoff game.
WR/DB -- Mike Neal (Freedom, Oakley) 5-7, 160, Sr.
< Super-quick player was one of the best in the Bay Valley Athletic League last year and has run a 4.47 in the 40.
RB/LB -- Brian Robinson (Pittsburg) 5-11, 205, Sr.
He might not be the fastest guy around, but Robinson turned heads with a 35.2-inch vertical at the Stanford Nike Camp and did 4.00 in the shuttle.
WR/DB -- Aaron Straiten (Antioch) 6-1, 175, Sr.
Smooth-striding wideout returns for the Panthers after outstanding junior season.