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The latest edition of the Xclusive Speed Top 45 Powered by West Coast Preps is here, with Nos. 30-26 for football being released today and followed by Nos. 25-21 coming out next Monday, Nov. 16.
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 and 35-31.
No. 30: Stellar Prep senior running back Dukari Glover
Stellar Prep’s Dukari Glover is finding ways to get into the endzone every chance he gets.
Glover racked up an absurd touchdown total in 2019, going for 18 as a junior while helping Stellar Prep to a trip to the North Coast Section playoffs.
Tabbed as one of the top running backs in California in the 2021 class, Glover currently boasts three offers from Division I schools in Idaho, San Jose State and Southern Utah.
No. 29: Marin Catholic senior tight end Geordie Aarsheim
Geordie Aarsheim’s production played a pivotal role in a highly successful season for Marin Catholic last year.
Aarsheim hauled in 28 receptions for 565 yards and three scores as Marin Catholic went 11-2 overall, won a Marin County League title and was the runner-up in the North Coast Section to eventual state champion Cardinal Newman.
A first team all-league selection, Aarsheim currently boasts one Division I offer from Morehead State.
No. 28: Menlo-Atherton junior receiver Jalen Moss
It took Jalen Moss no time to make a mark at Menlo-Atherton.
As a young freshman, Moss came in and had one interception while Menlo-Atherton ultimately ended up capturing a Division 3-AA state crown. As a sophomore, Moss really ramped it up and totaled 541 receiving yards and nine touchdowns offensively, alongside two picks defensively in a league championship season.
So far, Moss holds offers from Arizona, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Oregon State and UNLV.
No. 27: Vacaville Christian junior receiver Kendall Allen
Kendall Allen is simply a freak of an athlete.
During his first two high school seasons, Allen was one of the top receivers in the entire region and accumulated nearly 1,000 yards both seasons. His freshman year was a 994-yard and 13-touchdown season, following that up with 992 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns to lift Vacaville Christian in a remarkable turnaround from one win in 2018 to a section semifinals appearance in 2019.
On top of that, Allen is a star in basketball and track. He averaged 13.9 points per game off the bench as a freshman to help VCS to a Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI championship and then posted 21.8 points per game his sophomore year, all the while also being a Junior Olympian.
No. 26: Pittsburg senior quarterback Eli Brickhandler
Eli Brickhandler is a winner in every sense of the word.
One year after Whitney High School in Rocklin recorded a winless season, Brickhandler came in and tossed for 2,259 yards and 18 touchdowns in addition to his 743 rushing yards and eight scores on the ground. With Brickhandler running the show, Whitney went 7-7 and was the runner-up in the Sac-Joaquin Section.
Now at Pittsburg, Brickhandler has more than impressed with his talent and leadership and has recently added to his offer list in the past two weeks by bringing in offers from Rocky Mountain College and Saint Anselm. La Verne was his first offer in February.
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