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The latest edition of the Xclusive Speed Top 45 Powered by West Coast Preps is here, with Nos. 10-6 for football being released today and followed by Nos. 5-1 coming out next Monday, Dec. 14.
The entire list will feature five players each week, culminating with the top five players in the Bay Area rounding out the preseason player rankings on Monday, Dec. 14.
All player rankings are based on their overall production on the field, past stats, their recruiting trail and their growth during this offseason. Stars do not matter on this list, which is important to note. The Top 45 list has been curated based on these given points above.
Be sure to also check out who made the cut at Nos. 45-41, 40-36, 35-31, 30-26, 25-21, 20-16 and 15-11.
No. 10: De La Salle senior receiver/defensive back Lu-Magia Hearns
In a run-heavy De La Salle offense, Hearns has found countless ways to make an impact.
Hearns finished with 280 yards and three touchdowns on 14 catches as a sophomore in 2018, following that up with 493 receiving yards and two scores. Both seasons were capped off with North Coast Section champions and runner-up finishes in the state championship game.
Hearns will stay close to home in college after committing to Cal over the summer, picking the Bears over an extensive offer list that included offers from Cal Poly, Columbia, Florida Atlantic, Georgetown, Idaho, Lehigh, Montana, Northern Arizona and Sacramento State.
No. 9: Salesian senior tight end/defensive end Elijah Satcher
Satcher dominated on every side of the ball his junior year at Salesian.
Satcher finished with 10 catches for 230 yards and four touchdowns, adding 85 tackles and 21 sacks on the defensive end in Salesian’s run to a California Interscholastic Federation Division 6-A state title.
Cal Poly, Lafayette and Lehigh have all offered Satcher, who also runs a 4.59 40-yard dash.
No. 8: Freedom senior defensive back Vince Nunley
The Washington commit shined at his previous high school in 2019.
Nunley, now at Freedom, tallied five interceptions in the regular season while he and Encinal – the No. 1 seed – earned their way to a runner-up finish in the North Coast Section Division V championship games, marking the program’s first NCS title game appearance since 2010.
He committed to Washington over offers from Colorado State, Fresno State, Kansas, Sacramento State, San Diego State, San Jose State, Utah and Utah State.
No. 7: Moreau Catholic senior linebacker/defensive end Kaleb Elarms-Orr
A consensus four-star prospect, Elarms-Orr has been a winner every step of the way at Moreau Catholic.
Elarms-Orr, a Cal commit, helped Moreau Catholic to a sensational 2019 season, going 8-4 and appearing in the North Coast Section Division V semifinals. Moreau Catholic held opponents to 17.4 points per game.
In addition to the Cal offer, Elarms-Orr also held offers from Air Force, Arizona, Boise State, Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Kansas, Navy, Nevada, Sacramento State, San Diego State, San Jose State, UNLV, Utah and Washington.
No. 6: Half Moon Bay senior running back/linebacker Tristan Hofmann
Hofmann has been the ultimate iron man at Half Moon Bay.
In 2018, Hofmann did it all there, recording 986 passing yards and four touchdowns, 522 rushing yards and six touchdowns, all the while having 50 tackles, five tackles for loss and one interception. His junior year in 2019 was even bigger, going for 1,286 rushing yards and 22 scores, 219 receiving yards and two touchdowns, 104 tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles and 10 punts for an average of 35.5 yards.
Hofmann garnered league MVP honors, as he and Half Moon Bay captured a perfect 10-0 regular season and the Peninsula-Ocean League title.
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