California 2010 Preseason Rankings: CBs

Palmdale (Calif.) cornerback Joshua Shaw and Corona (Calif.) cornerback Demetrius Wright headline the Golden State's preseason rankings at the position...

Shaw and Wright headline a talented group of cornerbacks from the Golden State.

1. Joshua Shaw, Palmdale (Calif.)
Has the size of a safety with the quick hips of a corner and can lock receivers down.

2. Demetrius Wright, Corona (Calif.)
Just like Shaw, has safety size, but the athleticism to be a big cover corner.

3. Terrance Mitchell, Sacramento (Calif.) Burbank- Oregon
The Capital City's top prospect this year, Mitchell is smooth, with good backpedal and quickness.

4. Shaquille Richardson, Los Alamitos (Calif.)
Orange County's best defensive back is deceptively quick, with great ball skills.

5. Troy Hill, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
Has been a big part of the Seraphs' past two state titles, he's not as big as Shaw or Wright but can cover like them.

6. Anthony Brown, Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser- USC
Has gotten most of his accolades as a running back but Pete Carroll likes him as a cornerback.

7. Derron Smith, Banning (Calif.)
Plays quarterback and safety for Banning and is also a basketball star, so his athleticism will come in handy at corner at the next level.

8. Bryan Douglas, Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne- Boise State
Had a great spring and has no trouble locking down receivers.  Was a part of one of the best secondaries in the West last year.

7. Joshua Mitchell, Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt
Father played in the NFL and brother plays at Colorado State so the bloodlines are there as is the talent.

8. Matt Simmons, Torrance (Calif.) Bishop Montgomery-Washington State
Will follow in his late father's footsteps by playing in Pullman for the Cougs.

The Next 10:
11. Tracy Clark, Pittsburg (Calif.)
12. Bene Benwikere, Gardena (Calif.) Serra
13. Jered Bell, Ontario (Calif.) Colony
14. Jonathan Mack, Colton (Calif.)
15. Isaiah Burse, Modesto (Calif.) Modesto Christian
16. Brock Vereen, Valencia (Calif.)
17. Damante Horton, Oakland (Calif.)-Washington State
18. Reggie Davis, San Ramon (Calif.) California
19. Joseph Smith, Norco (Calif.)-Utah
20. King Holder, Oceanside (Calif.)-San Diego State
 

Other Cornerbacks to Watch (in alphabetical order):
Brandon Golden, Covina (Calif.) Charter Oak-Washington State
Darien Johnson, La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat  
Devan Spann, Gardena (Calif.) Serra  
Enrique Thomas, Oxnard (Calif.) Rio Mesa  
Femi Odaibo, Beaumont (Calif.)  
Gianni Olivas, Upland (Calif.)  
Josh Jacko, San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral  
Kyle Olugbode, San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine Prep  
Marcuss Anderson, Granada Hills (Calif.) Kennedy  
Twin Fernandes, Los Alamitos (Calif.)  
Vante Johnson, Sacramento (Calif.) Grant  


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