High school offensive linemen to watch this season

High school offensive linemen to watch this season
Bernstein High junior lineman John Mercado (Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles Times)

Offensive linemen to watch

Tevita Halalilo; Rancho Verde; 6-4; 340; Sr.; Committed to UCLA


Roy Hemsley; Windward; 6-6; 307; Sr.; Committed to USC

Clayton Johnston; Servite; 6-6; 285; Sr.; USC commit is much improved

Frank Martin II; Mater Dei; 6-5; 280; Jr.; Rising fast as a college prospect

John Mercado; Bernstein; 6-2; 275; Jr.; Making steady progress

Bar Milo; Chaminade; 6-6; 280; Sr.; Physical, determined blocker

Zach Okun; Newbury Park; 6-4; 310; Sr.; Committed to Oregon

Zach Robertson; St. John Bosco; 6-5; 328; Sr.; Ready to make an impact

Cole Smith; Mission Viejo; 6-3; 275; Sr.; Center with great instincts

Mason Walter; Chaparral; 6-6; 275; Sr.; Committed to Arizona State


Sid Acosta; Corona Centennial; 6-1; 280; Sr.; Leader of another quality offensive line

Joe Bolin; Loyola; 6-7; 300; Sr.; Can make big step toward becoming standout

Nick Capella; St. Bonaventure; 6-6; 275; Sr.; One of the best in Ventura County

Justin Conde; Banning; 6-3; 315; Sr.; All-leaguer


Sergio Guevara; Salesian; 6-4; 300; Sr.; Important blocker on championship team

Donny Green; Upland; 6-3; 250; Sr.; Three-year starter

Josiah Gray; Rancho Cucamonga; 6-4; 270; Sr.; Mobile, athletic and strong

Zach Hickman; Tesoro; 6-3; 240; Sr.; Fourth year as a starter

Kyle Hoppe; Chaparral; 6-2; 285; Sr.; Committed to San Jose State

Matt Katnik; St. John Bosco; 6-3; 298; Sr.; Top track athlete can open holes

Austin Maihen; Santa Margarita; 6-5; 295; Sr.; Powerful blocker

Frank Martinez; Jurupa Valley; 6-5; 260; Sr.; Returning all-leaguer

Patrick Mekari; Westlake; 6-3; 280; Sr.; Marmonte League standout

Dominic O'Brien; San Pedro; 6-3; 250; Sr.; Likely All-City player

Eric Quevedo; West Covina; 6-4; 260; Sr. First-team all-leaguer

Ethan Quinn; Hart; 6-3; 260; Sr.; Best in Foothill League

Gabriel Rivera; Long Beach Poly; 6-8; 315; Sr.; Showing steady improvement

Reno Rosene; Oaks Christian; 6-5; 320; Sr.; Committed to Duke

Liam Ryan; Damien; 6-6; 260; Jr.; Has potential to be a standout

Andrew Saucedo; St. Monica; 6-3; 295; Sr.; Top lineman from Santa Fe League

Tucker Scott; San Clemente; 6-4; 255; Jr.; Can be standout in South Coast League

Dylan Urbaez; Fairfax; 6-6; 285; Sr.; Passes the eyeball test

German Valenzuela; Chatsworth; 6-1; 255; Sr.; All-City as a junior

Sione Taufahema; Alemany; 6-2; 320; Sr.; Center with lots of ability

Henry Wilks; Dorsey; 6-3; 270; Sr.; One of the best in City Section

Luke Wattenberg; JSerra; 6-5; 260; Jr.; All-league as a sophomore

Michael Wood; Locke; 6-3; 280; Sr.; Coliseum League's top lineman

David Zavala; Lakewood; 6-3; 290; Sr.; Moore League standout

Compiled by Eric Sondheimer