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We Donít Know Enough About Our Top Athletes in Northern California

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December 23rd, 2013

Northern California did you know?…

Northern CaliEddie Vanderdoes (Placer ‘13) played in the Army All American game and was ranked one of the top defensive linemen in the nation. He’s now on the roster at UCLA.

Justin Davis (Lincoln, Stockton) had multiple touchdowns this past season as a true freshman at USC. He also played in the Army All American game during his senior year in high school.

Did you know that at one point this season the NCAA  leading receiver in yards was Brandin Cooks at Oregon State (Lincoln, Stockton’11)?

Zack Greenlee (also Lincoln, Stockton ’13) was ranked at the Elite 11 quarterback camp. He’s the heir to Fresno State’s NFL prospect Derek Carr. Greenlee competed in the Under Armour All American Game.

At Fresno State is the dangerous receiving trio, Isaiah Burse (Modesto Christian HS ‘10), Joshua Harper (Saint Mary’s HS, Stockton ‘10), Davante Adams (Palo Alto HS ‘11). All three were high school standouts and played in a state bowl game. As a sophomore Adams has already broken 11 school records.

Tyler Winston (Antelope HS ’13) started several games at San Jose State as a true freshman receiver.

The starting quarterback at Cal Berkeley this past season, Jared Goff (Marin Catholic ‘13), is a true freshman. And backup quarterback Zach Kline (San Ramon HS ’12) was an Elite 11 camp participant.

Robert Frazier (Elk Grove HS ‘13) was one of the key elements on Butte College’s National Championship team.

Starting cornerback for Oregon, Terrance Mitchell (Luthern Burbank, Sacramento ‘10), along with other Northern California standouts like defensive lineman Arik Armstead (Pleasant Grove, Elk Grove ‘12) and running back Byron Marshall (Valley Christian, San Jose ‘12) all get a significant amount of playing time at Oregon.

Thomas Sperbeck (Jesuit HS ‘13), Nick Terry (Pleasant Grove HS ‘13) and Tanner Vallejo (Nevada Union ‘13) all received scholarships and signed to Boise State in 2013.

Jalen Saunders (Pleasant Grove ’10) started at Fresno State as a true freshman and sophomore slot receiver, then transferred to University of Oklahoma and is currently starting as a senior.

I could go on and on. But the bottom line is Northern California breeds exceptional talent.

If you didn’t know, now you know.

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