Southern California high school linebackers to watch

D.J. Beavers; Crespi; 6-2, 215; Jr.; A hitter with great physical ability.

Tayon Blockmon; Venice; 6-1, 210; Sr.; All-City honoree.

Steven Galvan; El Dorado; 6-3, 225; Sr.; Versatile and fierce tackler.

Jabril Frazier; Verbum Dei; 6-5, 225; Sr.; Trying to reach potential.

Rick Gamboa; Chaminade; 6-0, 215; Sr.; Committed to Colorado.

Cameron Griffin; View Park; 6-3, 220; Sr.; Committed to San Diego State.

John Houston; Gardena Serra; 6-3, 200; Jr.; Outside linebacker makes plays.

Chandler Leniu; St. John Bosco; 6-1, 225; Sr.; Key leader on defense.

Quentin Tartabull; Alemany; 6-0, 200; Sr.; Committed to California.

Dwight Williams; Gardena Serra; 6-1, 212; Sr.; Middle linebacker with quickness, instincts.


Jose Bautista; Lincoln; 6-1, 205; Sr.; One of best in City Section.

Deadre Brewer; Arleta; 6-2, 210; Sr.; Three-year starter.

Desmond Butler; Harvard-Westlake; 5-11, 185; Jr.; Uses quickness well.

Alex Bush; La Habra; 6-2, 218; Sr.; Should be tackling machine.

Andre Chevalier Jr., Oaks Christian, 5-11, 215, Jr.  One of best in Marmonte League.

Chris Campos; L.A. Roosevelt; 6-0, 210; Sr.; Three-year starter.

Jamardre Cobb; Salesian; 6-0, 230; Sr.; Becoming a top recruit.

Dante Fields; Silver Valley; 6-1, 210; Sr.; Had 130 tackles, 3 interceptions.

Sadique Hayward; Dorsey; 6-3, 205; Jr.; Headed for All-City honors.

Christian Holland; St. John Bosco; 6-1, 225; Sr.; Great work ethic and a hitter.

Greg Hoyd; Vista Murrieta; 6-3, 210; Sr.; Had 81 tackles.

Zack Holland; Mission Viejo; 6-3, 220; Sr.; Should be All-CIF player.

Tanner Kanteman; Royal; 6-0, 220; Sr.; Should be Marmonte League standout.

Emmett McDermott; West Ranch; 6-2, 225; Sr.; Runs 4.8 40 and made summer progress.

Grant Moore; Mater Dei; 6-0, 205; Sr.; Came up with big sacks last season.

Pete Palacios; San Pedro; 6-3, 190; Sr.; All-City honoree had 3 interceptions.

Manoah Pearson; Carson; 6-1, 225; Sr.; One of best in City Section.

Reuben Peters; Loyola; 6-1, 228; Sr.; All-Serra League pick.

Uchenna Nwosu; Narbonne; 6-3, 195; Sr.; Has talent to excel.

Jack Savage; Servite; 6-2, 210; Jr.; Athletic, smart and tough.

Will Sedgwick; Laguna Hills; 6-1, 200; Jr.; Committed to Brigham Young.

Caleb Turner; L.B. Poly; 5-11, 225; Jr.; Sr.; Veteran who makes plays.

Matt Wood; Trabuco Hills; 6-0, 215; Sr.; South Coast League star.

Compiled by Eric Sondheimer

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