Linebackers to watch this fall in the Southland

Weston Port of San Juan Hills poses for a photo at the school's football field.
Weston Port, who’s entering his junior year at San Juan Hills High, is one of the top linebackers in the Southland.
(Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles Times)
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The Southland high school football season opens Aug. 17-19 with hundreds of games across the Southland. Here’s a look at linebackers to watch this fall.

Name, School, Ht., Wt., Yr.: Comment

Stacy Bey, Rancho Cucamonga, 6-1, 200, Sr.: San Diego State commit has speed, physicality.

Khmori House, St. John Bosco, 6-1, 205, Sr.: Washington commit has quickness, toughness.

Mark Iheanachor, Narbonne, 6-2, 220, Jr. Lots of athleticism and talent.

Noah Mikhail, Bonita, 6-3, 220, Jr.: Versatile, intelligent all-around athlete.

Kamar Mothudi, Los Alamitos, 6-3, 215, Sr.: Oregon commit is big-time athlete.

Weston Port, San Juan Hills, 6-1, 225, Jr.: Loves to tackle and make an impact.

Jackson Sievers, Capistrano Valley, 6-2, 220, Sr.: Future Ivy Leaguer is big, physical and can jump.


Dylan Williams, Long Beach Poly, 6-2, 210, Sr.: Oregon commit is best in the Moore League.

Kyngstonn Viliamu-Asa, St. John Bosco, 6-3, 226, Sr.: The standard for excellence.

Nasir Wyatt, Mater Dei, 6-2, 200, Jr.: Trinity League defensive MVP had 13 sacks.

Rising prospects

Preston Jernegan, St. Francis, 6-2, 215, Sr.: 4.1 GPA and had 91 solo tackles, 5 interceptions.

Jordan Lockhart, St. John Bosco, 6-3, 230, Sr.: Texas A&M commit part of an elite group.

Eddie Plaza, Birmingham, 6-1, 205, Jr.: Hits, hits and hits.

LeVar Talley, Santa Margarita, 6-3, 215, Sr.: Performed well in Trinity League last season.

Scott Taylor, Loyola, 6-3, 230, Jr.: Outside linebacker is a top athlete.