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VALLEY / VENTURA COUNTY SPORTS

Ranking The Region's Top Defensive Backs

September 05, 1998|ERIC SONDHEIMER

Name, school, ht., wt. year, comment

1. Corey Neal, Sylmar, 5-11, 175, Sr.

This year's version of Sedric Hurns

2. Garrett Lepisto, Agoura, 6-2, 180, Sr.

Has speed, athleticism to excel

3. Chris Canoles, Chaminade, 6-3, 190, Sr.

Smart, quick, tough

4. Ronald Andrews, Taft, 5-10, 170, Sr.

It's difficult to get past him

5. Joey Casillas, Thousand Oaks, 6-0, 205, Sr.

A strong safety who makes tackles

6. Ronnell Tyars, Antelope Valley, 5-8, 160, Sr.

Small but quick and aggressive

7. Ramon Johnson, Montclair Prep, 6-1, 175, Sr.

Another Mountie standout

8. Michael Washington, Paraclete, 6-2, 170, So.

Had 105-yard interception return

9. Omar Steward, Monroe, 6-0, 185, Sr.

Had four interceptions last season

10. Eric Cooper, Royal, 5-11, 190, Sr.

Talented transfer from Simi Valley

11. John Coleman, Rio Mesa, 6-1, 160, Sr.

Runs 40 yards in 4.65 seconds

12. Shane Lavoie, Hart, 5-9, 180, Sr.

Finished second in Foothill 100 meters

13. Mike Holmes, Burroughs, 5-9, 165, Sr.

Cornerback who can cover the best

14. Peter Gunny, Granada Hills, 6-0, 175, Sr.

Free safety is an all-around athlete

15. David Valencia, Poly, 5-7, 185, Jr.

Doesn't shy away from contact

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