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Posted On: 09/17/20 10:03 AM

When people talk about the top high school football in Southern California, they talk about the Southern Section and the San Diego Section.

The Los Angeles City Section is often neglected and it’s a shame because there is quality football being played at the top of the Section.

Top programs like Narbonne, Birmingham, San Pedro and Crenshaw can hang with a good percentage of Southern Section teams on the field.

NFL stars like Nnamdi Asomugha, Dashon Goldson, Malik Jackson, Mitchell Schwartz and Hayes Pullard III played their high school football in the LA City Section.

Earlier this week, I highlighted the running backs ranked 6-10 in the City Section.

Here is a look at the top five running backs in the LA City Section:

5. Tre Samuel, Westchester, Los Angeles, 2021

Samuel is a big play machine who averaged nearly 11 yards per carry last season for Westchester. He rushed for over 1300 yards and had 18 touchdowns as a junior. Westchester runs a lot of 20 personnel (two running backs, zero tight ends) and runs split zone and a lot of power and when Samuel gets into space, he is gone. Samuel also plays behind a fantastic offensive

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