Time to give the big boys some love, especially the ones who might not be getting much of it on the recruiting trail.
Granted, some of these mammoth high schoolers are linemen who are Class of 2016, but then there are others who have caught the attention of the Ivy Leagues and Football Championship Subdivision ranks.
Here's some big guys worth watching this fall:
NICK VILLALOBOS, DEFENSIVE END, DINUBA
Villalobos - Class of 2015 - brought plenty of speed and athleticism to the defending Central Section Division III champions' front line. Villalobos is an athletic 6-foot-4, 230-pound outside rusher with a good explosion off the edge. Will need to build on his hand technique this fall. His size and speed makes him a convincing prospect to look at.
More on Villalobos: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2148881/highlights/113611169
NICK BIANCO, GUARD, REDWOOD-VISALIA
Bianco is a powerful run blocker who can bury a defender on his back. The Class of 2015 prospect needs to improve on his feet during pass blocking. Bianco, though, sets an aggressive tone in the Rangers' trenches. Another strength is Bianco's hand placement. The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Bianco does a consistent job with keeping his palms up and getting them locked on to a defenders' numbers. He recently caught the attention of the Oregon State coaches at the Get It Done Sports camp in June. His grade point average is between 3.5 to 3.9.
More on Bianco: http://www.ncsasports.org/football-recruiting/ca/visalia/redwood-high-school1/nicholas-bianco
BLAKE WALKER, OFFENSIVE TACKLE, CENTRAL VALLEY CHRISTIAN-VISALIA
Walker will be one to watch in the 2016 class in Visalia. He already has impressive size (6-foot-6, 280-pounds). His run blocking is his strength. Will need to use the next two seasons to improve his foot technique in pass protection and prove he won't just rely on his upper body strength to finish his blocks. Walker sometimes came up too high. But the Cavaliers have a rising big man in the 559.
More on Walker: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1777489/highlights/99499376
RUBEN GUERRA, TACKLE, LIBERTY-BAKERSFIELD
The blindside protector for Liberty, Guerra, Class of 2015, brings size (6-foot-5, 290-pounds) and power to the Patriots' front line. Needs to improve his lower body leverage. Guerra, though, gets most of the running plays on his side because of his ability to dominate a defender one-on-one.
More on Guerra: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1777489/highlights/99499376
MATT AND AUSTIN WILLMORE, GUARD/TACKLE, MISSION OAK-TULARE
The Willmore brothers both stand at 6-foot-3, 270-pounds and bring nastiness to the Hawks' line. Both are valuable run blockers. Austin, Class of 2016, has a quick first step and drives defensive linemen to the sidelines.
More on Austin Willmore: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2414243/highlights/88939767
JOSEPH PRICE, TACKLE, REDLANDS EAST VALLEY
Price has two offers from Cal and Washington State, but he plays like he can have 10-15 offers. The big 6-foot-5, 290-pound Price has a viscous drive block.
More on Price: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3442972/highlights/108740381
CHRISTIAN CRONK, GUARD/TACKLE, OCEANSIDE
Cronk is an animal down in the San Diego area. Cronk shows excellent hand extension on his blocks and can decleat defenders. Will need to get quicker with his feet. He holds four offers (Utah, Hawaii, San Diego State and Weber State).
More on Cronk: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3094678/highlights/110362382
BEN OLSON, GUARD/DEFENSIVE TACKLE/DEFENSIVE END, KINGSBURG
Olson's future could be on defense. He bounces inside and outside on the Vikings' front line. He's disruptive in the trenches because of his explosive first step. Olson is helping turn Kingsburg into a lineman factory, with Ryan Steele (Fresno State) and Isaiah Trevino (six offers) being Vikings who were produced in the trenches.
More on Olson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSCw283CA30
DEANGELO BRAGG, DT, BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN
Bragg is a 6-foot-3, 330-pound space eater who's looking like Kern County's version of Vince Wilfork. He disrupts the run game and dominates one-on-one blocks. He needs to improve his explosion off the ball. Bragg, though, will get a school interested because of his size, power and run-stuffing ability.
More on Bragg: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3394825/highlights/106966375
NIGEL BROOKS, DT, BAKERSFIELD
He plays in an exotic defense which sometimes has him lining up in a two-point stance from his nose guard spot. The 6-foot-1, 293-pound Brooks is an excellent gap shooter and run stuffer. An instinctive player with a quick first step. Brooks' Hudl film says that he runs a 4.83 40-yard dash time.
More on Brooks: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2547651/highlights/124148376
MARCUS ALONZO, CENTER, TULARE UNION
The Class of 2016 prospect is one of Tulare Union's top options with paving the way for the run game. Stands at 6-feet, 270-pounds.