California 2009 Final Rankings: OLs

Agoura's Kevin Graf and San Bernardino Arroyo Valley's Michael Philipp lead the list of the Golden State's top offensive linemen in the class of 2009's final linemen rankings...

It's not a deep year for offensive linemen in the West, but there is some serious talent at the top, led by Graf and Philipp.

Offensive Tackles

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

2. Charles Leno, San Leandro (Calif.)- Boise State
The top offensive lineman in Northern California.

3. Nik Abele, Irvine (Calif.)- UCLA
Made a name for himself early on as a defensive end, but projects to offensive tackle in college.

4. Everett Benyard, San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral Catholic- Oregon
Mammoth offensive lineman, nicknamed "The Subdivision", paved the way for Tyler Gaffney's monster season.

5. Kevin Danser, San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine Prep- Stanford
The anchor of the Bells offensive line and CIF-CCS championship squad.

6. Evan Finkenberg, Los Flores (Calif.) Tesoro- Arizona State
Former tight end moved to the offensive line and flourished.

7. Gavin Pascarella, Corona (Calif.) Centennial- Harvard
A mainstay on the Huskies offensive line, Pascarella spurned other offers to play in the Ivy League.

8. Lars Bramer, Clovis (Calif.) Buchanan- Fresno State
Gifted offensive lineman was one of Central California's best.

9. David Bakhtiari, San Mateo (Calif.) Serra- Colorado
One of the top offensive linemen in the ultra-competitive West Catholic Athletic League

10. William Prescott, Riverside (Calif.) King- Washington State
Big, physical presence was one of I.E.'s best this year.

Other Tackles (in alphabetical order):
David Born, Bakersfield (Calif.) West- Sacramento State
Jeff Ferrier, Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley
Jordan Johnson, Corona (Calif.) Santiago- Idaho
Mitchell Van Dyk, Paso Robles (Calif.)
Ryan Shott, Mission Viejo (Calif.) Capistrano Valley
Thomas Kilgore, Fresno (Calif.) San Joaquin Memorial- UNLV

Offensive Guards

1. Michael Philipp, San Bernardino (Calif.) Arroyo Valley- Oregon State
One of the best run-blocking linemen in the country.

2. Greg Capella, Visalia (Calif.) El Diamante- UCLA
All-state selection helped El Diamante rush for over 300 yards a game

3. Brian Schwenke, Oceanside (Calif.)- Cal
His presence up front was a big reason the Pirates won consecutive CIF-San Diego championships

4. Trevor Fox, Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral- Oregon
Another outstanding offensive lineman from the Inland Empire.

5. Jamaal Burrell, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez- Oregon
Just scratching the surface of his talent level

Other Guards (in alphabetical order):
Brock Morris, Redlands (Calif.)
Caylin Hauptmann, Beverly Hills (Calif.)
Chris Jiminez, Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral
David Cundiff, Sacramento (Calif.) McClatchy
Jacob Gowan, Santa Rosa (Calif.) Cardinal Newman
Josh Cabral, Los Flores (Calif.) Tesoro
Joshua Andrews, Ontario (Calif.) Colony- Oregon State
Mark Clampitt, Torrance (Calif.) West- Idaho State
Matt Shinn, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos
Quayshawn Buckley, Ontario (Calif.) Colony- Washington State
Sebastian Valenzuela, Burbank (Calif.) Burroughs- Washington State


1. Graham Vickers, Pomona (Calif.) Diamond Ranch- Navy
2. Jesus Soto, Visalia (Calif.) El Diamante

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