Location: Harbor City, Calif.
18-19 Record: 10-4
Final Super 25 Rank: Unranked
Note: After publication, Seven McGee transferred from Narbonne.
Why them: Last year, Narbonne was solid but unremarkable. With an influx of transfer talent already, it would not be surprising to see the Gauchos end up as a top-five team in California.
Starting with Seven McGee, the No. 3-ranked running back in the 2021 class, Narbonne can include him in a trio that currently consists of Jack Brown (2020), Marceese Yetts (2021) and Jojuan Collins (2020) – each of whom rushed for more than 650 yards last season. The Gauchos also welcome several impact transfers, including three-star 2020 safety Jared Greenfield, four-star 2021 athlete Anthony Beavers and three-star cornerback Macen Williams.
Narbonne now has a dozen three-star players or better, a list that also includes 2021 four-star quarterback Jake Garcia. Its top two receivers from last year will be back, as will four-star linebacker Jordan Banks, who finished with 20 tackles for loss and a team-high 13 sacks. Four-star cornerback Brandon Jones had a pair of interceptions and eight passes defended.
With strong presence on both sides of the ball, Narbonne appears poised for a memorable season.