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