The state's group of defensive ends is led by the region's top prospect overall, Moreno Valley Rancho Verde's Powell, while Plantaric is the top pass rusher in Northern California.
1. Ronald Powell, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde
The #1 overall player in the West, is a freak of an athlete. Could play linebacker or tight end.
3. Tony Washington, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos
At a school known for its offense, Washington has been a shining star on defense.
4. Andrew Hudson, Redlands (Calif.) East Valley
Like Washington, Hudson's a defensive star at a school that's had great offensive success.
5. Rykeem Yates, Fresno (Calif.) Edison
Teams with Wesley Flowers for a solid inside-outside puch on the defensive line.
The Next 5:
6. Chidera Uzo-Direbe, Corona (Calif.)
7. Karmah Yates, Elk Grove (Calif.) Franklin
8. Uche Amajoyi, San Bernardino (Calif.) Aquinas
9. Jordan Thomas, Redlands (Calif.) Redlands
10. Marcus Howard, Inglewood (Calif.)
Other Defensive Ends to Watch (in alphabetical order):
Cliff Sims, Compton (Calif.)
Devon Wallace, Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne
Everett Beed, Phelan (Calif.) Serrano- UNLV
Jordan Thomas, Redlands (Calif.) Redlands
Taylor George, Visalia (Calif.) Redwood