Preparatory football: Mater Dei LB Leviticus Su’a sets the standard

For linebackers, there is a standard of excellence to follow, and that is Leviticus Su’a of Mater Dei.

He looks like a man among the boys at 6-foot-1 and 225 pounds. Combine his work ethic with the fact that he gets all A’s on his report card and you have a player to look up to.

Going into his senior season, he will be the leader of a Mater Dei team that has gone 17-0 in the past two football seasons.

Another important linebacker is Owen Chambliss of Corona Centennial. He’s committed to Utah.

Weston Port of San Juan Hills moves to linebacker from defensive end after a stellar first season that saw him record 12 sacks.

Jordan Whitney of Oxnard Pacifica is a four-year-old starter committed to Washington.

Isaiah Chisom of Chaminade and Chase Martin of Thousand Oaks will be key players for their respective defenses.

St. John Bosco welcomes back Kyngstonn Viliamu-Asa, who suffered a torn ACL in the final game of the spring season in 2021.

Long Beach Poly has another great one in junior Dylan Williams. Warren’s EJ Smith is a two-time league defensive MVP. Valencia’s Reid Farrell is the Foothill League’s reigning defensive MVP.