California 2009 Preseason Rankings: CBs

Led by the nation's premier cover corner, Fresno (Calif.) Edison's Cliff Harris, the Golden State's cornerback rankings are a deep and talented bunch...

It's a deep and talented year for cornerbacks in the Golden State, and the nation's premier corner hails from the state

1. Cliff Harris, Fresno (Calif.) Edison
Another in a long line of outstanding defensive backs from the Edison program, Harris is the most highly touted corner they've had.

2. Marlon Pollard, San Bernardino (Calif.) Cajon- Notre Dame
The versatile Pollard should give Cajon a boost after moving there this season.

3. Vachel Samuels, Lynwood (Calif.)- California
Few corners had a better spring than Samuels, who's a big get for the Bears.

4. Osahon Irabor, Upland (Calif.)- Arizona State
One of the Inland Empire's best defensive players.

5. Osahon Irabor, Upland (Calif.)- Arizona State
One of the Inland Empire's best defensive players.

6. Sheldon Price, La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat- UCLA
Will follow his father to Westwood.

7. Usua Amanam, San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine Prep- Stanford
The MVP of the WCAL, Amanam is one of the most dangerous players in NorCal.

8. Bernard Bolden, Merced (Calif.)
Speedy athlete is one of NorCal's best cover men.

9. Sean Martin, Corona (Calif.) Santiago
Had a great spring and has no trouble locking down corners.

10. Avery Patterson, Pittsburg (Calif.)- Oregon
Not the biggest player but not many are faster than him.

11. Bijon Samoodi, Anaheim (Calif.) Servite
May be the the always-tough Trinity League's best defensive player.

12. C.J. Anderson, Vallejo (Calif.) Bethel
His big spring and summer has catapulted him.

The Next 15 (in alphabetical order):
Allen Chapman, San Jose (Calif.) Oak Grove
Chris Hill, Carson (Calif.)
Devin Jackson, Chino Hills (Calif.) Ayala
Immanuel Mitchell, Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt
J.B. Dock, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
Leonard McConico, Venice (Calif.)
Marcus Andrews, Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw
Marquise Cox, Riverside (Calif.) J.W. North
Nat Berhe, Colton (Calif.)
Rashaad Reynolds, San Fernando (Calif.)
Rashad Adams, Sacramento (Calif.) Inderkum
Russell Perkins, Atherton (Calif.) Menlo-Atherton
Sean Murray, Corona (Calif.) Santiago
Semaj Harris, Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger
Trevor Bateman, Indio (Calif.) Palm Desert- BYU
 

Other Cornerbacks to Watch (in alphabetical order):
Brian Easter, Fresno (Calif.) Central
Brooke Brooks, Elk Grove (Calif.)
Colin Lockett, Diamond Bar (Calif.)
Davonte Anderson, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran
Eric Hunter, Los Angeles (Calif.) Jordan
Isaiah Burton, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
Kenny Cavness, San Francisco (Calif.) Sacred Heart Cathedral
Ketwaun Frank, Elk Grove (Calif.)
Terrance Brown, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran
Trelan Taylor, La Mesa (Calif.) Helix
Xavier Ellis, Roseville (Calif.) Woodcreek


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