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Recruiting: The top 25 players in SoCal

11/11/2010

Recruiting expert Greg Biggins has spent the last two months breaking down the best players in the West region for ESPNLA.com. Links to his previous posts are below.

But since we're ESPNLA.com, we asked Biggins to give us a comprehensive list of the best players in the Southern Section and City Section of the CIF.

Here is Biggins' list of the best SoCal has to offer, regardless of position.

The list includes three players from Gardena Serra and two apiece from Crenshaw, Mater Dei and, Lakewood. Listed after each player is their current college commitment. If nothing is listed, it means the player is undecide. Six of Biggins' top 25 SoCal players are committed to USC.

Letters of intent can be signed beginning Feb. 2.

1. DeAnthony Thomas, 5-9, 160, ATH, Crenshaw (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- USC

2. George Farmer, 6-2, 210, WR, Serra (Gardena, Calif.)

3. Greg Townsend, 6-3, 260, DL, Beverly Hills (Calif.)

4. Marqise Lee, 6-1, 190, ATH, Serra (Gardena, Calif.)

5. Todd Barr, 6-3, 265, DL, Lakewood (Calif.)

6. Victor Blackwell, 6-1, 190, WR, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) -- USC

7. Devon Blackmon, 6-0, 160, WR, Summit (Fontana, Calif.)

8. Jason Gibson, 6-3, 220, DE, Serra (Gardena, Calif.)

9. Tre Madden, 6-1, 215, LB, Mission Viejo (Calif.) -- USC

10. Kelsey Young, 5-10, 185, RB, Norco (Calif.) -- Stanford

11. Antwaun Woods, 6-1, 325, DT, Taft (Woodland Hills, Calif.) -- USC

12. Max Wittek, 6-4, 215, QB, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) -- USC

13. Junior Pomee, 6-3, 215, TE, Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley, Calif.)

14. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, 5-9, 185, CB, Chino Hills (Calif.)

15. Troy Niklas, 6-7, 260, ATH, Servite (Anaheim, Calif.)

16. Devon Moreland, 6-3, 215, DE, Salesian (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Southern Methodist

17. Jeff Worthy, 6-4, 275, DT, Whittier Christian (La Habra, Calif.) -- Boise State

18. Jalen Jefferson, 6-2, 200, LB, St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.) -- California

19. Rahim Cassell, 6-1, 205, LB, Lakewood (Calif.) -- Oregon

20. Corey Waller, 6-3, 210, LB, Poly (Long Beach, Calif.)

21. Isaac Luatua, 6-2, 290, OL, La Mirada (Calif.) -- Alabama

22. Devin Lucien, 6-1, 190, WR, Crespi (Encino, Calif.)

23. DeVante Wilson, 6-4, 230, DE, Corona (Calif.)

24. Marcus Martin, 6-3, 350, OL, Crenshaw (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- USC

25. Patrick Onwuasor, 6-2, 190, ATH, Inglewood (Calif.)

West region positional breakdowns:

Safeties

Cornerbacks

Linebackers

Defensive ends

Defensive tackles

Tight ends

Wide receivers

Running backs

Quarterbacks

Offensive linemen

Greg Biggins is an occasional contributor to the ESPNLA.com Preps Blog. For more recruiting news, check out his Insider blog on West Coast recruiting.