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Note: The first post of Cal-Hi Sports all-state football nominees were players from the CIF Central Coast, North Coast, Northern, Oakland, San Francisco and Sac-Joaquin sections. The second post consisted of those from the CIF Central, Los Angeles and San Diego sections.
By no means are these meant to be all-inclusive lists of every possible all-state player in California. We encourage and welcome input from all users of our site and will be releasing a second, even more complete, updated list of nominees prior to when the teams are actually chosen and released.
Please do not wait until after all of the teams are announced to complain about a selection. We will consider players even if they are not added or are not currently shown on these lists.
Please send any nomination with each athlete’s height, weight, position, year in school, significant statistics. Comparing a player not on the board yet to one who already is can be very important toward eventual selection. Limit each nomination to one page please. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org or FAX (209) 463-1219 or call (209) 463-9050.
The format we will continue to use is to honor a 30-player overall all-state first team with 30 more on second team. Each first team player is written up. There also are 30 for medium schools (Div. III traditional state rankings division) and 30 for small schools (Div. IV and Div. V traditional state rankings divisions). We often get enough information to include second teams for all divisions as well.
Don’t assume we know all there is to know about a player on the list, either. Send us info to make sure all pertinent information is turned in and placed into our files.
With thanks to assistant editor Paul Muyskens, here are the current nominations from the CIF Southern Section on our board for the various 2012 Cal-Hi Sports all-state football teams (an updated list of nominees will be posted in two weeks several days before the teams are chosen and announced):CIF Southern Section
Clark Abourisk (Thousand Oaks) QB Sr.
Matt Adam (Tesoro, Rancho SM) QB Sr.
GeVontray Ainsworth (Monrovia) LB/RB Sr.
Hassan Allison (Cathedral, Los Angeles) DE/WR Sr.
Grif Amies (Corona del Mar, Newport Beach) K Sr.
Cade Apsay (Canyon, Canyon Country) QB/DB Jr.
Jack Austin (Chino Hills) WR Sr.
Deimone Backus (West Valley, Hemet) LB Sr.
Derek Baljeu (Edison, Huntington Beach) DL Sr.
Abel Barrajas (El Monte) WR/LB Sr.
Tyler Baty (Mission Prep, San Luis Obispo) QB
Marcus Baugh (J.W. North, Riverside) TE Sr.
Russ Berry (Templeton) DL Sr.
James Bettancourt (Temple City) DL/OL Sr.
Deven Boston (Buena Park) RB Jr.
Austin Brasher (El Segundo) LB/RB Sr.
David Bright (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) OL Sr.
Justin Brosnan (Bishop Diego, Santa Barbara) DL Sr.
Jordan Brown (Brea Olinda, Brea) P Sr.
Jayon Brown (Long Beach Poly, Long Beach) LB Sr.
Luca Bruno (Oak Park, Agoura Hills) DL Sr.
Kevin Bucklin (Palos Verdes, PV Estates) OL Sr.
Reid Budrovich (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) K/P Jr.
Justin Bugh (San Dimas) LB Sr.
Erik Bunte (Mission Viejo) OT Sr.
Osirius Burke (Quartz Hill) RB Sr.
Sam Bush (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) OL Jr.
Desmond Butler (Harvard-Westlake, North Hollywood) LB Soph.
Nick Cardiel (Santa Monica) LB/FB Jr.
Brennan Cassone (Malibu) WR/DB Sr.
Kenneth Clark (Rialto) DL Sr.
Jamardre Cobb (Salesian, Los Angeles) LB Jr.
Nathan Cole (Aliso Niguel, Aliso Viejo) QB Sr.
Lavon Coleman (Lompoc) RB Sr.
R.J. Coleman (Mira Costa, Manahattan Beach) DL Sr.
Dominic Collins (El Toro, Lake Forest) WR/DB Jr.
Taylor Cornejo (Lompoc) RB/DB Sr.
Corbin Covey (Camarillo) WR/LB Sr.
River Cracraft (Santa Margarita, Rancho SM) WR/DB Sr.
Dane Crane (Santa Margarita, Rancho Santa Margarita) OL Sr.
Kevin Crane (Nordhoff, Ojai) LB Sr.
Su’a Cravens (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) DB Sr.
Aronde Crenshaw (Costa Mesa) LB Jr.
Brandt Davis (Bonita, La Verne) PK Sr.
Chris Davis (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) WR Jr.
Brandon Dawkins (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) QB Jr.
Nathan Debeikes (Thousand Oaks) RB/DB Sr.
Austin DeFreitas (Woodbridge, Irvine) RB/LB Jr.
Enrique Delgado (Jurupa Hills, Fontana) LB/RB Sr.
Christian Dirksen (Ontario Christian, Ontario) K/WR/DB Sr.
Malik Dorton (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) DL Jr.
Thomas Duarte (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) WR/LB Sr.
Joe Dunleavy (Northwood, Irvine) LB/FB Sr.
Andrew Elfers (Maranatha, Sierra Madre) QB Sr.
Ryan Esslinger (Whittier Christian, La Habra) QB Jr.
Casey Eugenio (JSerra, San Juan Capistrano) RB/DB Jr.
Justus Faaiu (Cabrillo, Long Beach) LB/K Sr.
Nico Falah (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) OT Sr.
Emerald Faletuipapai (Serra, Gardena) OL Sr.
Jason Fao (Long Beach Poly, Long Beach) DL Jr.
Jack Ferguson (San Luis Obispo) LB Sr.
Austyn Fink (Boron) QB Sr.
Kylie Fitts (Redlands East Valley) DL Sr.
Denzel Foster (J.W. North, Riverside) RB Sr.
Romero Flores (Aquinas, San Bernardino) RB/CB Sr.
George Frazier (Monrovia) QB/LB Sr.
Jacob Furnari (El Toro, Lake Forest) RB Sr.
Rick Gamboa (Chaminade, West Hills) LB Jr.
Ryan Geach (Linfield Christian, Temecula) OL/DL Sr.
J.C. Genova (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) LB Sr.
Coltin Gerhart (Norco) QB/RB Jr.
Jonathan Gonzales (Apple Valley) P Sr.
Sergio Gonzalez (Ganesha, Pomona) LB Sr.
Tahaan Goodman (Rancho Cucamonga) S Sr.
Samajie Grant (Colony, Ontario) Ath. Sr.
Zachary Green (St. Bonaventure, Ventura) RB Sr.
Jalen Greene (Serra, Gardena) QB/RB Jr.
Sty Hairston (Banning) QB/DB Sr.
Naijiel Hale (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) DB Jr.
Joey Hall (Mission Prep, San Luis Obispo) WR/DB Sr.
Bobby Hammond (Colony, Ontario) LB/FB Jr.
Sean Harlow (San Clemente) OL Sr.
Cory Harris (Chaminade, West Hills) DE/RB Sr.
Chris Hawkins (Rancho Cucamonga) CB Sr.
Keishawn Hayley (Culver City) LB Sr.
Phillip Hernandez (Oak Hills, Hesperia) DB/WR Sr.
Austin Hill (San Dimas) LB/RB Sr.
Trevor Hodge (Citrus Hill, Perris) QB Sr.
Philip Hong (Woodbridge, Irvine) LB Jr.
Josh Huff (Garden Grove) OL/DL Sr.
Justin Huff (Downey) RB Soph.
Cameron Hunt (Centennial, Corona) OT Sr.
Dashon Hunt (Westlake, Westlake Village) DB Sr.
Adoree Jackson (Serra, Gardena) DB Jr.
Aubrey Jackson (Alemany, Mission Hils) OL Jr.
Ruben Jimenez (El Monte) RB/LB Sr.
Marquis Jones (Barstow) RB/DB Sr.
Nick Jones (Valencia) WR/DB Jr.
Cameron Judge (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) LB Sr.
Chad Kanoff (Harvard Westlake, North Hollywood) QB Sr.
Patrick Kenney (St. Bonaventure, Ventura) LB Sr.
Chase Krivashei (Centennial, Corona) WR Sr.
Sebastian LaRue (Santa Monica) WR Sr.
Viliami Latu (Rancho Cucamonga) LB Sr.
Craig Lee (Redlands) RB Sr.
Donovan Lee (Chaminade, West Hills) DB Jr.
Chandler Leniu (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) LB Jr.
Tayler Livingston (Nordhoff, Ojai) RB Sr.
Jonathan Lockett (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) DB Jr.
Matt Lopes (Palos Verdes, PV Estates) RB Sr.
John Lopez (Lutheran, Orange) OL Sr.
Rigo Luna (Centennial, Corona) K Sr.
Manusamoa Luuga (Long Beach Poly) RB Sr.
Tony Mack (Moorpark) LB Sr.
John Mackesy (Serrano, Phelan) LB Soph.
David Maka (Tustin) OL Sr.
Conner Manning (El Toro, Lake Forest) QB Sr.
Garrett Marino (Mission Viejo) DL Sr.
Brandon Martinez (El Monte) QB Sr.
Drake Martinez (Laguna Beach) RB/DB Sr.
Josh Martinez (Bellarmine-Jefferson, Burbank) RB Sr.
Terence Martinez (Tustin) RB Sr.
Joe Mathis (Upland) DE Sr.
Robert McGee (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) OL Sr.
Tony Mekari (Westlake, Westlake Village) OL Sr.
Valentin Mendoza (West Valley, Hemet) DB Sr.
Xavier Menifield (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) RB Sr.
Travis Miller (Simi Valley) DL Sr.
Denzel Mitchell (San Dimas) LB Sr.
Steven Mitchell (Alemany, Mission Hills) WR/DB Sr.
Andrew Moore (Servite, Anaheim) RB Jr.
Jose Morales (Lompoc) K Sr.
Jamal Morrow (Heritage, Romoland) RB Sr.
Julian Moss (Foothill, Tustin) DB Sr.
Khalfani Muhammad (Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks) RB Sr.
Sean Murphy (Valencia) QB Sr.
Robert Murtha (Estancia, Costa Mesa) RB Sr.
Jeffrey Nelson (El Toro, Lake Forest) DL Sr.
Terrell Newby (Chaminade, West Hills) RB Sr.
James Noble (Barstow) RB/S Sr.
Joey Notch (West, Torrance) DB/QB Sr.
Connor O’Brien (Santa Margarita, Rancho SM) DB Sr.
Eric Ortiz (Charter Oak, Covina) LB Sr.
Francis Owusu (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) WR Sr.
Rashaad Penny (Norwalk) WR/CB Jr.
Kyle Pittman (Barstow) CB/WR Sr.
Max Redfield (Mission Viejo) Ath. Sr.
Hunter Remington (Mission Viejo) DB Jr.
Hayden Rettig (Cathedral, Los Angeles) QB Sr.
Malik Roberson (Serra, Gardena) RB Soph.
Kevin Robledo (Westlake, Westlake Village) K Soph.
Bryan Rodgers (Paraclete, Lancaster) LB Sr.
Marques Rodgers (Serra, Gardena) RB/WR Sr.
Nate Romine (Upland) QB Sr.
John Ross (Jordan, Long Beach) Ath. Sr.
Gerardo Saldivar (Los Amigos, Fountain Valley) RB/WR/DB Sr.
Aaron Sanchez (Gladstone, Covina) LB Sr.
Adolfo Sanchez (El Monte) WR/DB Sr.
Bryan Scott (Palos Verdes, PV Estates) QB Sr.
X’avier Shepherd (Lakewood) WR Sr.
Matthew Simko (Chino Hills) QB Sr.
Bryce Smith (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) LB Sr.
John “JuJu” Smith (Long Beach Poly, Long Beach) WR/DB Jr.
Lamont Smith (Silverado, Victorville) DE Jr.
Ryan Sorenson (Santa Margarita, Rancho SM) OL Sr.
Tacory Spencer (Etiwanda) DB Jr.
Matt Spoelstra (Citrus Valley, Redlands) LB Sr.
Johnny Stanton (Santa Margarita, Rancho SM) QB Sr.
Nick Stevens (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) QB Sr.
Michael Stewart (Tahquitz, Hemet) WR Jr.
Damore’ea Stringfellow (Rancho Verde, Moreno Valley) WR Sr.
Alex Suchesk (Mission Viejo) RB Sr.
Meki Tafuna (Villa Park) RB/LB Sr.
Nate Tago (Tesoro, Las Flores) RB Sr.
Ed Tandy (Tustin) LB Sr.
LeRoy Tanoai (Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks) OL Sr.
Ainuu Taua (Lompoc) DL Jr.
Nate Tayco (Rio Hondo Prep, Arcadia) RB/DB Jr.
Jacob Taylor (Rim of the World, Lake Arrowhead) RB Sr.
James Toland (Shadow Hills, Indio) TB/FS Sr.
Brian Tucker (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) LB Sr.
Travis Valdez (Camarillo) QB Sr.
Marqus Valenzuela (San Gabriel) QB Jr.
Stephen Van Hook (Citrus Hill, Perris) DE Sr.
Troy Vanscourt (Norco) LB Sr.
Aaren Vaughns (Charter Oak, Covina) RB Sr.
Jaleel Wadood (St.John Bosco, Bellflower) DB Jr.
Cameron Walker (Loyola, Los Angeles) CB Sr.
P.J. Walker (Citrus Hill, Perris) RB Jr.
Charlie Wallace (Paloma Valley, Menifee) OL/DL Sr.
Brett Walsh (Monrovia) LB/TE Sr.
Robert Webber (Centennial, Corona) QB Jr.
Cody White (El Toro, Lake Forest) WR Sr.
Gerard Wicks (Long Beach Poly, Long Beach) RB Sr.
Dwight Williams (Serra, Gardena) LB Jr.
Jadrian Wiser (Boron) WR/S Jr.
Drew Wolitarsky (Canyon, Canyon Country) WR Sr.
Ryan Wolpin (Santa Margarita, Rancho SM) RB Sr.
Damion Wright (Jurupa Hills, Fontana) QB Soph.
Daniel Young (Rubidoux, Riverside) DB Sr.
K.J. Young (Citrus Hill, Perris) WR Sr.
You left off Northeast Division Defensive player of the year Andrew DeRosa NG (6-2- 269 runs a 4.81 3 rep bench max of 365 and 3 rep squat max 465 84 total tackles 6 sacks and 16 hurry’s
Dave Drain (Rio Hondo Prep) graduated last year
We will add him and thanks. As a reminder to anyone posting any additional nominees as a comment, please try to mention the school and get correct spelling of player. Makes it much harder for us to search and verify if you don’t.
You missed Ray Golden: 6FT 1 IN 172 pounds Class 2013 of Paloma Valley Senior CB/WR. 46 tackles, 2INT, 2 forced fumbles. Didnt give up a touchdown in two years as a varsity starter 2011-2012. 1st team all sun belt 2012,made it to CIF semi finals, played tough schedule littered with D1 players. Also had 10 catched for 145 yards and 3 touchdowns on offense
Can you please add Chase Chambers, SR, 6’2 188lbs, Murrieta Mesa High School, Murrieta, CA. QB, with only 7 games played in Senior season 2037 yards 162 for 228 passing 25 TD’s 6 Interceptions 2 Rushing TD’s, Overall 27 games played, 6521 yards, 569 for 962, passing 57 TD, 13 rushing TD, placing him 2nd Attempts and Completions in Riverside and Inland Empire County behind David Ortega. He also finishes eighth in the Inland Empire and seventh in Riverside County in career touchdown passes, and 10th in the Inland Empire in career passing yards.
How about Nick Ponzio, Great Oak High School. 6’1.5″ 285lbs OG. 425lbs. max bench, 535lbs max squat who made 1st team all area pre-season team; 1st team all southwestern league; 1st team all valley team and 1st team all area post season team. All league, all valley, all area, all state and All American shot putter with a 4.2 gpa.
Deimone Backus goes to rancho verde hs but honestly i think lenier lee should get a nomination…check it three starter, led a defense that went to back to back to back cif section championships, and came back this year from from a torn acl
oh yeah he’s a linebacker, 6’0 228
and he made the all area team as well as all league
Anthony craft monrovia wr/db amazing athlete should be on this list class of 2013 three year starter both ways
I agree with adding Nick Ponzio from Great Oak HS to the state football nominations. Big, huge, strong offensive and defensive lineman. Never comes off the field, tackles harder then anyone I know. Nobody can block him and nobody gets by him. He’s a beast.
You forgot Pablo Ocegeda free safety from south El Monte all league all cif all area player
Bryce smith!!!kid definitely deserves to be all-state. Led California in tackles his jr season and senior season