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NorCal Top Defensive Line Class of 2017

Here is our Top Class of 2017 Defensive Line in Northern California. This list will expand as the off-season moves on with additional film review, recruiting news and camp/combine performances. Please submit any players you would like us to review to This list consists of players from CCS, NCS, SJS and Northern Sections.

On this list are defensive end types and interior defensive lineman.

We are starting with players that we project at the Division 1 (FBS) and (FCS) Levels

6'5, 240 Deonte "DJ" Johnson (Burbank) SJS

Offers: Nebraska, Oregon, Oregon St, UCLA, Arizona St, USC, Utah, Washington, FAU, Washington St, Cal

  • One of the top DE in nation
  • Speed, speed, speed
  • Unblockable off the edge, is coming for QB
  • Can flex out and play WR, an Offensive Threat.
  • Technically an Athlete
6'3, 300 Popo Aumuvae (St. Mary's of Stockton) SJS

Offers: Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, UCLA, Utah, Washington, San Diego St.

  • One of the Top DL on the West Coast
  • Moves really well and good frame
  • Can play either O or D Line
  • Great player
6'3, 228 De'Andre Morgan (Concord) NCS

OFFERS: Hawaii, Wyoming, Army, Yale, Harvard, Montana, Air Force, Fordham

  • Ball hawking Defensive End
  • Premium speed and nice size
  • Causes havoc off the edge
  • Versatile athlete who also plays TE on O
6'5, 260 Cole Norgaard (St. Mary's of Stockton) SJS
  • Controls line of scrimmage and edge
  • Good hands, knocks down balls in passing lanes
  • Premier size
  • Can also play TE at next level
6'4, 235 Victor Jones (Inderkum)

OFFERS: California, Colorado State, Nevada
2015 Season Stats: 4 Sacks

6'2, 275 Heikoti Vaisima (Clayton Valley Charter) NCS

OFFERS: Hawaii, Wyoming'

  • Versatile defensive player
  • Great tackler
  • Can run like a linebacker
  • Plays all the way thru the whistle, hustles
6'6, 300 Dillan Misaalefua (Oak Grove) CCS

Offers: Hawaii, San Diego State

  • Big, strong and athletic!
  • Plays both O and D Line
  • Great tackler down the field
  • Potential is through the roof
6'3, 230 Jordan Jackson (Bishop O'Dowd) NCS

OFFERS: Hawaii

  • His quickness makes him hard to block
  • Nice moves off the line
  • Can play TE and possibly WR
  • Top athlete
6'3, 255 Parker Blomquist (Oak Ridge) SJS
  • Excellent against the run
  • Chases down the football
  • Plays with energy
  • Great hands
6'4, 270 Trenton Ramos (Moreau Catholic) NCS
  • Covers the field extremely well for size
  • Athlete, can play inside and outside on D Line
  • Makes plays on special teams
  • Good player
6'3, 280 Stephen Feao (Pinole Valley) NCS
  • Amazing tackler, once he wraps you up it's over
  • Great hands, extends and sheds blocks well
  • Nice athlete, does not look 275
  • Top quality player
6'5, 240 Jaden Lewis (Berkeley) NCS
  • Tall rangy rush end
  • Moves like a basketball player
  • Good pass rusher
  • Tons of potential
6'3, 305 Malik Davis (Vintage) SJS
  • Prototype interior D lineman
  • Can play 2 Gaps with ease
  • Quality size and tackling ability in traffic'
  • Versatile player
6'3, 260 Tariq Wright (Pittsburg) NCS
  • Extremely strong interior lineman
  • Good top end speed
  • Good tackler in traffic
  • Aggressive
6'1, 236 Erik Mejia (Central Valley) SJS
  • Really good against the run
  • Sheds blocks well
  • Lots of upside technically and physically
6'1, 287 Josh Kauvesi (Maria Carillo) NCS
  • Run stopper on the inside
  • Great size and strength
  • Good solid athlete, great tackler
6'6, 245 Kyle Swinford (Bradshaw Christian) SJS
  • Long arms, uses hands well
  • Sheds blocks well
  • Awesome frame, lots of room for growth physically
6'0, 290 Joey DiMarco (Cardinal-Newman) NCS
  • Strong bull rush move, stops run in backfield often
  • Requires a double team in run game because of good size
  • Plays gaps well, good solo tackler
  • Uses hands extremely well to keep offensive players away from his body
6'2, 247 Darius Long Jr. (Encinal) NCS
  • Nice closing speed
  • Good on feet, good athlete
  • TFL machine
  • Big upside
6'0, 245 Austin Cook (Central Catholic) SJS
  • Low pad level
  • Aggressive with hands
  • Plays O and D line
6'3, 280 Tonga Keti (Los Altos) CCS

2015 Season Stats: 36 tackles, 6 sacks, 8 TFL, 4 Pass deflections (only played in 5 games)

  • Interior D-Line stud with mature strength
  • Great at making tackles in traffic, good nose for ball carrier
  • Fires off the football like a rocket, pushes defender into backfield regularly
  • Good athlete for size, can run