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High school defensive backs to watch

Times' high school columnist Eric Sondheimer lists his picks.

August 21, 2013|Eric Sondheimer

Defensive backs to watch:

Koa Farmer; SO Notre Dame; 6-1, 200, Sr.; Cal commit has speed, toughness

Naijiel Hale; St. John Bosco; 5-11; 170; Sr. Arizona commit fears no one

Adoree' Jackson; Gardena Serra; 5-10; 180; Sr. Five interceptions as a junior

Jonathan Lockett; Mater Dei; 5-11; 170; Sr.; Washington commit makes big plays

Iman Marshall; Long Beach Poly; 6-2; 185; Jr.; Another in long line of good Poly DBs

Joseph McIntosh; Chaminade; 6-1; 180; Sr.; UCLA commit knows how to hit

Dante Pettis; JSerra; 6-1; 170; Sr.; Track standout shuts down receivers

Jamal Scott; Magnolia; 6-3; 190; Sr.; Strong safety has size, speed

Marvell Tell; Crespi; 6-3; 180; Jr.; A physical, powerful safety

Jaleel Wadood; St. John Bosco; 5-11; 160; Sr.; Cal commit is versatile safety

Others

Randy Beggs; Vista Murrieta; 6-0; 185; Sr.; Athletic and charges at ball carriers

Kanya Bell; Diamond Bar; 6-0; 170; Jr.; Elite prospect for 2015

Rodney Carr; Salesian; 5-11; 185; Sr.; Committed to Arizona

Malik Cyphers; Oaks Christian; 5-10; 175; Sr.; He's healthy and running well

Ricky Ellison; Santa Margarita; 5-10; 178; Jr.; Ready for best in Trinity League

Marcus Epps; Edison; 6-0; 185; Sr.; Two-way threat for Chargers

Denzel Fisher; Compton Centennial; 6-2; 170; Sr.; Made positive impression at summer camps

Darren Gardenhire; LB Cabrillo; 6-0; 170; Sr.; One of best in Moore League

Cameron Haney, L.A. Cathedral, 6-0, 175, Jr.; One of best in 2015 class

Jaylin Harrison; Westlake; 5-10; 175; Jr.; Was making plays in summer competitions

Chandler Hawkins; St. John Bosco; 5-10; 170; Sr.; Cornerback part of elite secondary

Glen Ihenacho; Gardena Serra, 5-11; 180; Sr.; Safety with speed

Nick Julier; Thousand Oaks; 6-1; 195; Sr.; Had eight interceptions

Mike Little; SO Notre Dame; 5-10; 170; Jr.; Battles receivers with the best

Kwesi Mashack; Norco; 5-10; 185; Sr.; Wanted by Pac-12 schools

Robert Morgan, Oaks Christian, 5-11, 180, Sr. Runs a 4.4 40

Stanley Norman; Culver City; 5-10; 180; Jr. Makes plays all over the field

Dajuan Parham; Venice; 5-9; 175; Sr.; Returned 9 punts or kickoffs for TDs

DeShawn Potts; Monrovia; 6-1; 190; Sr.; Physical and fast

Khalil Rashad-Brown; Narbonne; 6-0; 195; Sr.; Major contributor for last season's elite defense

Ron Robinson; Corona Santiago; 6-2; 190; Sr.; Committed to UCLA

Cleo Session; Garfield; 5-11; 175; Jr.; Since freshman year, he has been a key contributor

Cean Tukes; San Pedro; 6-0; 165; Sr.; Should be big-play weapon

Corey Walker; Crenshaw; 5-11; 170; Sr.; Should be All-City player

Rayce Williams; Dorsey; 6-3; 195; So.; The next Rahim Moore

JJ Wilson; Valencia; 6-3; 215; Jr. A physical, aggressive safety

Compiled by Eric Sondheimer

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