California 2009 Preseason Rankings: OLs

A top-heavy group of talented linemen head the list of top offensive linemen in the Golden State, led by Kevin Graf and Michael Philipp...

It's not a deep year for offensive linemen in the Golden State, but there is some serious talent at the top, headlined by Graf .

Offensive Tackles

1. Kevin Graf, Agoura (Calif.)- USC
The best offensive tackle in the West, Graf is athletic, quick and nasty.

2. Michael Philipp, San Bernardino (Calif.) Arroyo Valley
One of the better run-blocking linemen in the country.

3. Everett Benyard, San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral Catholic
Has paved the way for Tyler Gaffney to be one of the most productive runners in the region.

4. Kevin Danser, San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine Prep
The top offensive lineman in the Bay Area.

5. Gavin Pascarella, Corona (Calif.) Centennial
Ryan Bass loved to run behind him last year and Arthur Burns will enjoy it this season.

Other Tackles to Watch (in alphabetical order):
Adam Murray, Rohnert Park (Calif.) Rancho Cotate
David Born, Bakersfield (Calif.) West
Dustin Hodge, Tollhouse (Calif.) Sierra
Jordan Johnson, Corona (Calif.) Santiago
Matt McCarthy, Sacramento (Calif.) Christian Brothers
Pablo Ryan, Fairfield (Calif.) Vanden
Ryan Shott, Mission Viejo (Calif.) Capistrano Valley
William Prescott, Riverside (Calif.) King
 

Offensive Guards/Centers

1. Brian Schwenke, Oceanside (Calif.)- California
His presence up front was a big reason the Pirates won the D-II state title.

2. Greg Capella, Visalia (Calif.) El Diamante- UCLA
Paved the way for a big season from Stefphon Jefferson.

3. Trevor Fox, Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral- Oregon
Chaparral has had one of the best running attacks in the Southland, and Fox is a big reason why.

4. Caylin Hauptmann, Beverly Hills (Calif.)
His performance at the UnderArmour/Scout.com Combine in Los Angeles was one of the best.

5. Brock Morris, Redlands (Calif.)
Has a lot of nasty in him and plays much bigger than his size.

Other Guards/Centers to Watch (in alphabetical order):
David Cundiff, Sacramento (Calif.) McClatchy
Jacob Gowan, Santa Rosa (Calif.) Cardinal Newman
Jake Amaya, Menifee (Calif.) Paloma Valley
Jamaal Burrell, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
Joshua Andrews, Ontario (Calif.) Colony
Mark Clampitt, Torrance (Calif.) West
Matt Shinn, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos
Max Wagenknecht, Napa (Calif.)
Rick Aversano, Newhall (Calif.) Hart
Sebastian Valenzuela, Burbank (Calif.) Burroughs
 


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