This is the first in a series of profiles and preseason honors teams from each section within the California Interscholastic Federation. This first one is for the North Coast Section and on deck is the Sac-Joaquin. We don't yet have enough info for the SF, Oakland and Northern sections and may decide to break up the Southern into three or four separate teams. We'll continue this series for the next two weeks, leading up to all of our preseason rankings of the top football teams in the state.

North Coast Section

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.

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