California 2010 Preseason Rankings: RBs

Anthony Barr and Malcolm Jones lead a loaded group of backs from the Golden State in the Preseason California RB Rankings...

This may be the best and deepest group of backs in the West in a long time, and the Golden State is the home to the top tailbacks in the West. 

Top Running Backs

1. Anthony Barr, Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola
Big, powerful back in the same mold as Brandon Jacobs, Barr was a one-man show last year for the Cubs.

2. Malcolm Jones, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian
If he wanted to focus on linebacker, he'd be an elite prospect there, but we think running back is where his future is, and he's been a star for three years.

3. D.J. Morgan, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft- USC
An elite hurdler, Morgan may be the best playmaker in the class of 2010 in the City Section.

4. Brennan Clay, San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch- Oklahoma
San Diego's best back can do it running the ball or catching it out of the backfield, becoming the first player in S.D. history to go over 1,000 yards rushing and receiving.

5. Jordon James, Corona (Calif.)
In just a half a season, had better yardage than most backs did in a full season, and now fully recovered from an injury to his arm, he's the Inland Empire's best back.

6. James McConico, Compton (Calif.)
Tough runner with great breakaway speed, has some of the best combination of vision, strength and speed of any SoCal back.

7. Deontae Cooper, Perris (Calif.) Citrus Hill
Returns as the leading rusher in California.

8. Anthony Wilkerson, Tustin (Calif.)- Stanford
Powerful runner reminds many of former Tustin back DeShaun Foster.

9. Ricky Seale, Escondido (Calif.)
Finished second in San Diego in rushing but is the leading returner runner while also playing cornerback.

10. Melvin Davis, Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne- Washington
The top powerback in the City Section.

11. Cameron Roberson, Newbury Park (Calif.)
Had a big year on the ground for a school that's made it's name passing the ball.

12. Deantre Lewis, Norco (Calif.)- Arizona State
Another year at Norco, another stellar back for one of the best rushing teams in the state.

13. Joshua Quezada, La Habra (Calif.)
Underrated back could have an even better year than his big junior season.

14. Adonis Smith, San Mateo (Calif.) Serra
The top ball-carrier in Northern California, carrying on the legacy of three Pac-10 signees from the WCAL from a year ago.

14. A.J. Moore, Murrieta Valley (Calif.)- BYU
The top ball-carrier in Northern California, carrying on the legacy of three Pac-10 signees from the WCAL from a year ago.

The Next 15 (in alphabetical order):
16. Mario Brown, Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd  
17. Forrest Hightower, Concord (Calif.)  
18. Kyle Middlebrooks, Fountain Valley (Calif.)  
19. Adam Muema, Covina (Calif.) Charter Oak  
20. Emery Schexnayder, Riverside (Calif.) North  
21. Malcolm Marable, Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany- Oregon State
22. Leslie Rogers, San Diego (Calif.) Point Loma  
23. Rickey Galvin, Berkeley (Calif.)  
24. Donald Hall, Gardena (Calif.)  
25. Jonathan Diaz, Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral- Air Force  

Other Running Backs to Watch (in alphabetical order):
Anthony Herrera, Santa Clara (Calif.) Wilcox  
Blayr Jimmerson, Los Angeles (Calif.) Windward  
Cory Westbrook, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly  
Damon Treat, Fairfield (Calif.) Vanden  
Derek Stewart, San Jose (Calif.) Piedmont Hills  
Derrick Hawkins, Corona (Calif.) Santiago  
Devon Blackledge, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure  
Dionza Bradford, Phelan (Calif.) Serrano  
Domonique McGee, Gardena (Calif.) Serra  
Exavier Edwards, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran  
Jimmy Hines, Vacaville (Calif.)  
Jon Maricic, Wildomar (Calif.) Elsinore  
Jordan Allen, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei  
K.J. Cusack, Santa Maria (Calif.) St. Joseph  
Kenny Bassett, Beverly Hills (Calif.)  
Kenny Boggs, Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame  
Malik Henderson, Bakersfield (Calif.) Stockdale  
Marquis Miller, Manteca (Calif.)  
Matt Kine, Granite Bay (Calif.)  
Sedale Foster, Riverside (Calif.) North  
 

Top Fullbacks

1. Trajuan Briggs, Van Nuys (Calif.) Birmingham- USC
The featured back for the Patriots, Briggs runs with power and can be used by the Trojans similar to Stanley Havili

2. Carl Bradford, Norco (Calif.)
Bradford is a big reason for Deantre Lewis' success in the Norco backfield

3. Patrone Wood, Concord (Calif.) Ygancio Valley
4. Bronson Green, Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola
5. David Tavita, Menifee (Calif.) Paloma Valley
6. Leonard Rhodes, Walnut (Calif.)


 


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