California 2011 Preseason Rankings: LBs

Gardena Serra's Jason Gibson is the Golden State's best linebacker in 2011...

MIDDLE LINEBACKERS

1. Blake Renaud
Concord (Calif.) De La Salle- Committed to Boise State
Anchored California's best team to a state title as a junior.

2. Jared Norris
Bakersfield (Calif.) Centennial- Committed to Utah
The defensive rock on a team with an all-American quarterback.

3. Rodney Hardrick
Colton (Calif.)
As he continues to bounce back from knee injury, the sky is the limit.

4. Quinn Bauducco
Moorpark (Calif.)
The top middle linebacker in Ventura County has been a three-year starter.

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5. Daryl Paulo
Sacramento (Calif.) Grant
The heart and soul of a loaded Pacers defense.

6. Adam Pulsipher
Temecula (Calif.) Temecula Valley- Committed to BYU
Versatile athlete was the MVP of the BYU NFTC.

Next 3 (7-9)
7. Hank Hobson, Bakersfield (Calif.) Stockdale- Committed to Arizona
8. Aaron Davis, Los Alamitos (Calif.)
9. Micah Seau, La Jolla (Calif.) The Bishop's School

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS

1. Jason Gibson
Gardena (Calif.) Serra
Plays with his hand down for Serra but can play linebacker too.

2. Devon Moreland
Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian- Committed to SMU
Rush end will end up as a backer when he gets to college.

3. Aaron Wallace
San Diego (Calif.) Rancho Bernardo- Committed to UCLA
Great bloodlines for Wallace, who's one of West's top backers.

4. Corey Waller
Long Beach (Calif.) Poly
Making the move from defensive end to linebacker has been seamless.

5. Jalen Jefferson
Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
Versatile backer could even be a big safety in college.

 

6. Tre Madden
Mission Viejo (Calif.)- Committed to USC
One of the best athletes in the state, has played quarterback in Wildcat.

7. Shaquille Moseley
Fresno (Calif.) Edison
Central California's top linebacker prospect.

8. Woodson Greer
Gardena (Calif.) Serra
Another stalwart on a loaded Cavs defense.

Next 6 (9-14)
9. Rahim Cassell, Lakewood (Calif.)
10. Lavonte Barnett, Lancaster (Calif.) Paraclete
11. Matthew Lyons, Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey- Committed to Washington
12. Donavon Lewis, Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West
13. Scott Lawyer, San Jose (Calif.) Oak Grove- Committed to Washington
14. Burton DeKoning, Folsom (Calif.)

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