Defensive backs to watch:
Maurice Davison; 5-8; 160; Sr.; Let's see who will beat him.
Cameron Haney; Cathedral; 5-11; 180; Sr.; He backs down from no one.
Darick Holmes; Newbury Park; 5-8; 180; Sr.; Multitalented player.
Iman Marshall; Long Beach Poly; 6-1; 190; Sr.; Sets the standard for excellence.
Taeon Mason; Muir; 6-0; 170; Sr.; Committed to USC.
Stanley Norman; Gardena Serra; 6-0; 180; Sr.; Culver City transfer takes his talent to Pac-5.
Kameron Powell; Upland; 5-11; 185; Sr.; Washington State commit.
Ykili Ross; Riverside Poly; 6-2; 190; Sr.; Has size, strength and speed.
Jihree Stewart; Corona Centennial; 6-0; 185; Sr.; Committed to Oregon.
Marvell Tell; Crespi; 6-2 1/2; 185; Sr.; Safety who does everything well.
Jay Jay Wilson; Valencia; 6-3; 230; Sr.; A powerful tackler.
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Garrett Barbato; Corona del Mar; 6-1; 200; Sr.; Leader of a top defense.
Chris Barganier; St. Joseph; 5-2; 185; Sr.; Will be four-year starter.
Tre Bierria; Narbonne; 6-1; 180; Sr.; Had six interceptions.
Brandon Burton; Gardena Serra; 6-2; 180; Jr.; Free safety is finally healthy.
Myles Bryant; Loyola; 5-9; 170; Jr; His coach raves about his skills.
Treyjohn Butler; Etiwanda; 5-11; 190; Jr.; Had seven interceptions.
Austin Christian; Garden Grove; 5-10; 180; Sr.; Had 10 interceptions.
Eddie Cortez; Reseda; 6-1; 180; Sr.; Two-way standout for Regents.
Kameron Dennis; Servite; 5-10; 180; Sr.; Tough, persistent player.
Marquel Dismuke; Dominguez; 6-2; 180; Jr.; Highly regarded by colleges.
Rick Ellison; Santa Margarita; 6-0; 190; Sr.; Strong safety who's a good tackler.
Dominic Emerson; Inglewood; 6-0; 165; Sr.; Quick cornerback with good grades.
Matt Goldberg; Agoura; 5-11; 180; Sr.; Does everything for his team.
Jalyn Harrison; Westlake; 6-0; 180; Sr.; Aggressive cornerback.
Tayler Hawkins; Palm Springs; 6-1; 180; Jr.; Covers 40 yards in 4.43 seconds.
Sadique Hayward; Dorsey; 6-3; 200; Sr.; Uses big frame to make big tackles.
Darnay Holmes; Newbury Park; 5-10; 175; So.; Makes impact in variety of ways.
DeJon Jones; Venice; 5-10; 170; Sr.; Solid, tough cornerback.
Jackie Jones; Long Beach Poly; 5-11; 150; Jr.; Has speed, instincts, star power.
Mike Little; Sherman Oaks Notre Dame; 5-11; 170; Sr.; Should be one of the best in Mission League.
Duane McBroom; Palisades; 5-10; 195; Sr.; Strong safety with terrific skills.
Nathan Meadors; San Gorgonio; 6-1; 190; Sr.; Defensive league MVP had six interceptions.
Darrien Molton; Chaparral; 5-10; 170; Sr.; Committed to Washington State.
D.J. Morgan; St. John Bosco; 6-2; 185; Jr.; Ready to be defensive leader.
Joey Pena; L.A. Wilson; 5-9; 170; Sr.; Had eight interceptions.
C.J. Pollard; Gardena Serra; 6-1; 190; Jr.; He has more than 10 scholarship offers.
Malik Psalms; Ayala; 6-2; 175; Sr.; Committed to California.
Donzale Roddie; Paramount; 5-10; 175; Sr.; Committed to Utah.
Christian Swint; Compton; 6-0; 175; Fr.; Ready to make impact.
De'Jaun Tyson; Inglewood; 5-11; 180; Sr.; Returning all-league player.
Colin Samuel; Long Beach Poly; 6-2; 185; Sr.; Aggressive, physical cornerback.
Tyler Vaughns; Bishop Amat; 6-2; 170; Jr.; Has all the skills to be standout.
Lane Vecchio; Villa Park; 6-0; 175; Jr.; Knows how to break up passes.
Jeremy Vincent; Oaks Christian; 5-11; 190; Sr.; Versatile two-way player.
Darius Vines; St. Bonaventure; 5-11; 170; Jr.; Plays quarterback, receiver, safety, corner.
Marcus Walton; Crenshaw; 6-1; 190; Sr.; Top athlete who knows how to tackle.
Schuyler Whitehead; Los Alamitos; 6-2; 193; Jr.; Has chance to be very good safety.
Rayce Williams; Dorsey; 6-2; 205; Sr.; Has size, speed.
Tony Williams; Mission Viejo; 6-2; 210; Sr.; Free safety makes strong hits.
Marquis Williams; Garfield; 5-11; 160; Jr.; Has blazing speed.
—Eric SondheimerCopyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times