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The Times' high school football preview: Top offensive linemen

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

A look at many of the standout offensive linemen in Southern California heading into the 2012 season.

August 21, 2012|Eric Sondheimer

Erik Bunte, Santa Margarita, 6-7, 310, Sr. UCLA commit has strength and mobility

Dane Crane, Santa Margarita, 6-5, 305, Sr. Washington commit is powerful

Nico Falah, St. John Bosco, 6-5, 275, Sr. USC commit is known for his athleticism

Sean Harlow, San Clemente, 6-5, 270, Sr. Washington commit has good technique

J.D. Hinnant, Fountain Valley, 6-5, 260, Sr. Powerful blocker with big-time potential

Cameron Hunt, Corona Centennial, 6-5, 270, Sr. California commit is smart, tough and relentless

Toa Lobendahn, Lakewood, 6-5, 285, Jr. Already committed to USC

John Lopez, Orange Lutheran, 6-5, 320, Sr. UCLA commit is big and tough

Thomas Oser, Harvard-Westlake, 6-5, 285, Sr. He keeps getting colleges excited

Alex Redmond, Los Alamitos, 6-5, 290, Sr. Committed to Oregon

Riley Sorenson, Santa Margarita, 6-5, 320, Sr. One of three huge blockers for Eagles

Others

Marcus Anderson, Venice, 6-3, 250, Sr. Should be All-City lineman

Chris Borrayo, Paramount, 6-5, 290, Sr. Tackle with good grades, good attitude

David Bright, Mater Dei, 6-6, 285, Sr. Standout in Trinity League

Chris Brown, Loyola, 6-5, 250, Jr. Will develop into big-time blocker

Andrew Bucklin, Palos Verdes, 6-3, 275, Sr. Returning All-CIF player

Sam Bush, Mater Dei, 6-4, 275, Jr. On Oct. 1, beware when he becomes eligible

Michael Cade, Beaumont, 6-3, 280, Sr. Three-year starter at center

Alfonso Cid, Garfield, 6-4, 260, Sr. Mean, hard-working tackle

Zack Cody, Trabuco Hills, 6-2, 280, Sr. Two-time all-leaguer

Clay Eubank, Tesoro, 6-4, 260, Sr. A reliable veteran blocker

Emerald Faletuipapai, Gardena Serra, 6-6, 335, Sr. Hawaii commit is bigger than he looks

Cristian Garcia, St. Paul, 6-4, 300, Sr. All-Mission League

Darien Haratyk, Corona Santiago, 6-4, 270, Jr. Watch him develop

Andrew Hauser, Charter Oak, 6-2, 240, Sr. Bishop Amat transfer is impact player

Ramsey Hufford, Newport Harbor, 6-3, 295, Jr. Has size to be a standout

Chris Kocay, Paloma Valley, 6-3, 280, Sr. Offensive guard does his job

Terrance Knighten, Birmingham, 6-2, 275, Sr. Three-year starter

Mark Kozhaya, Downey, 6-4, 295, Sr. Top student with size, ability

Brett Landon, Redlands, 6-3, 255, Jr. Will be a scholarship athlete

Jared Layel, Redlands, 6-3, 260, Sr. Two-time all-leaguer headed to Air Force

David Maka, Tustin, 6-3, 315, Sr. Center on team that runs and runs

Damien Mama, St. John Bosco, 6-6, 330, Jr. Holds three Pac-12 offers

Alex Manu, Birmingham, 6-2, 280, Jr. Player on the rise

Kainoa McCabe, San Pedro, 6-5, 290, Sr. School is good at producing linemen

Dimitri Medenas, Villa Park, 6-3, 285, Sr. Returning All-CIF player

Tom McNutt, Thousand Oaks, 5-11, 265, Sr. Three-year starting center with 4.0 GPA

Poasi Moala, Rancho Verde, 6-5, 265, Sr. Committed to Washington

John Perkins, Hart, 6-1, 265, Sr. One of best in Foothill League

Blake Porter, Hart, 6-1, 255, Jr. Center who gets strong endorsement from his coach

Joshua Powers, Lompoc, 6-2, 260, Sr. Key blocker from 14-0 team

Addison Pulsipher, Temecula Valley, 6-5, 240, Sr. Brigham Young commit is standout tackle

Zach Okun, Newbury Park, 6-4, 305, So. Just starting to become dominant

Coleman Shelton, Loyola, 6-4, 282, Sr. Should be two-way contributor

Garrett Schirber, St. Bonaventure, 6-2, 270, Sr. Set to play offensive guard for Seraphs

Ben Simonds, La Quinta, 6-4, 270, Jr. Developing prospect

Brigham Stoehr, Moorpark, 6-2, 280, Sr. Center who's two-year starter

Kyle Sulka, SO Notre Dame, 6-3, 240, Sr. Has mobility to cause problems

Colin Sutton, Orange Lutheran, 6-5, 285, Sr. Committed to Colorado

LeRoy Tanoai, SO Notre Dame, 6-4, 315, Sr. Utah commit

Viane Talamaivao, Corona Centennial, 6-3, 290, Jr. Colleges starting to offer scholarships

Alanta Toussant, Narbonne, 6-7, 255, Sr. Will be protector of QB Troy Williams

Markele Williams, Locke, 6-2, 256, Sr. Three-year starter

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