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Note: Criteria includes being chosen already to an all-city, all-area, all-CIF section team plus team success, individual statistics, strength of competition, and personal observations (in other words someone on our staff saw that person play). College recruiting potential is a part of it (it’s more of a factor frankly with offensive linemen) but this should not be viewed as recruiting lists for the Class of 2015 or 2016.
CAL-HI SPORTS 2013 SEASON
ALL-STATE UNDERCLASS TEAMS
FIRST TEAM JUNIORS (Offense)
WR Desean Holmes (Alemany, Mission Hills) 5-10, 180
Super-fast talent with offers from Pac-12 reportedly has transferred to Muir of Pasadena but listed from team he played for during the season.
WR Trent Irwin (Hart, Newhall) 6-2, 190
Starter since freshman year, he could threaten career state marks next season.
WR Isiah Renfro (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) 6-3, 190
Returnee from last year’s all-state soph team; also outstanding DB.
OL Nick Capella (St. Bonaventure, Ventura) 6-6, 260
Voted lineman of year in Marmonte League, which had several top-notch juniors.
OL Tevita Halalilo (Rancho Verde, Moreno Valley) 6-3, 320
All-CIFSS for his division, all-Inland Empire and already on all major 2015 recruit lists.
OL Matt Katnik (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) 6-3, 300
Also a big-time performer in shot and discus in track and field.
OL Bar Milo (Chaminade, West Hills) 6-5, 315
Top offensive lineman for D2 state title team.
OL Zach Okun (Newbury Park) 6-3, 310
Notre Dame, Oregon, UCLA and USC are among those who have offered.
QB Jake Browning (Folsom) 6-2, 180
He threw for state-record 75 TDs and has broken state record twice for yards in a season.
RB Marcel Brown (Rio Linda) 5-11, 185
All-Metro by Sac Bee and closest junior we saw this season to seniors like Tre Watson, Harris Ross, others.
RB Izzy Matthews (Enterprise, Redding) 5-11, 200
This spot was close to call, but Matthews led Enterprise to NorCal D2 title.
PK Kevin Robledo (Westlake, Westlake Village) 6-0, 170
He booted 20 field goals and was an obvious choice to be on this team.
FIRST TEAM JUNIORS (Defense)
DL Jaquile Bradford (Hoover, San Diego) 6-0, 230
Racked up an amazing 28 sacks and first-team All-San Diego.
DL Jacob Daniel (Clovis North, Fresno) 6-4, 300
He was one of the top DLs (including seniors) at last year’s NorCal Nike camp.
DL Rasheem Green (Serra, Gardena) 6-4, 275
He had 14 sacks for the Cavs; voted second team Junior All-American by Student Sports.
DL Keisean Lucier-South (Lutheran, Orange) 6-6, 215
Big-time potential as a pass rusher earned All-Orange County honors.
DL Kahlil McKenzie (De La Salle, Concord) 6-3, 315
Just how good will Kahlil look and what will he do next season after a full year of training with the Spartans.
LB John Houston (Serra, Gardena) 6-3, 220
He had a fabulous jr year with 137 tackles. Regarded as one of top jr LBs in the nation.
LB Cameron Smith (Granite Bay) 6-2, 245
He led the Grizzlies in tackles as a sophomore when they won CIF D1 state bowl game.
LB Kyahva Tezino (Salesian, Los Angeles) 6-1, 205
He had one more tackle (122-121) than senior standout Jamardre Cobb, who is headed to Arizona.
DB DeChaun Holiday (Mission Hills, San Marcos) 6-2, 190
Probably one of the top 2-3 DBs in the CIF San Diego Section, including seniors.
DB Iman Marshall (Long Beach Poly, Long Beach) 6-2, 190
Already being called one of best DBs in Poly history. Tall, athletic, can play corner. Do we say it? Okay, compares to Richard Sherman when he was at nearby Compton Dominguez.
DB Darrien Molton (Chaparral, Temecula) 5-10, 165
He had six picks for Pumas, named All-Inland Empire and has D1 offers.
P Stephen Cansino (Rosemead) 5-10, 170
To go along with 44-yard punting average, Cansino also booted 16 field goals, including a game-winner from 51 yards out.
FIRST TEAM JUNIORS (Multi-Purpose)
RB/LB/DB Ben Burr-Kirven (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) 6-2, 205
The San Jose Mercury-News Player of the Year as a junior, he led Gators to NorCal D3 bowl game win over El Cerrito.
RB/DB Dakari Monroe (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) 6-0, 175
An all-state soph from last season, Monroe can beat foes in a multitude of ways.
WR/DB Stanley Norman (Culver City) 6-0, 185
He has been reported as transferring to Serra of Gardena where he could step in there and do some of the things that departing Mr. Football Adoree’ Jackson has done for the Cavs the last three seasons.
QB/RB Josh Rosen (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) 6-4, 205
We went with him (our State Junior Player of the Year) in multi-purpose category so that Jake Browning of Folsom could be listed at QB. Browning still doesn’t run too much while Rosen does.
QB/RB Travis Waller (Servite, Anaheim) 6-3, 185
All-Orange County, All-CIFSS Pac-Five performer will be leader of one of state’s top teams next season.
QB/RB Damion Wright (Jurupa Hills) 6-2, 190
The CIFSS East Valley Division Offensive Player of the Year passed for 2,512 yds and rushed for 1,001 yds.
FIRST TEAM SOPHOMORES (Offense)
WR Dillon Crawford (St. Francis, La Canada) 6-1, 170
OL Matt Crow (Alemany, Mission Hills) 6-2, 290
OL Clayton Demski (Marin Catholic, Kentfield) 6-3, 280
OL Frank Martin (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) 6-5, 280
OL Boss Tagaloa (De La Salle, Concord) 6-3, 280
OL Soape Tupou (Grant, Sacramento) 6-4, 300
QB Malik Henry (Westlake, Westlake Village) 6-3, 180
RB Romello Harris (Tulare) 5-10, 165
RB Sean McGrew (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) 5-8, 175
RB Elijah Preston (St. Augustine, San Diego) 5-6, 170
RB Melquise Stovall (Paraclete, Lancaster) 5-10, 175
PK Caleb Watkins (Glendora) 5-9, 165
FIRST TEAM SOPHOMORES (Defense)
DL Alex Glover (St. Mary’s, Berkeley) 6-0, 230
DL David Letuligasamoa (Heritage, Brentwood) 6-0, 275
DL Cedric Muzik (Redondo, Redondo Beach) 6-2, 205
LB Matteo Biscotti (Redlands East Valley, Redlands) 6-0, 195
LB Josh Erickson (San Dimas) 6-1, 210
LB Lokeni Toailoa (Carter, Rialto) 6-2, 225
DB Myles Bryant (Loyola, Los Angeles) 5-10, 170
DB Treyjohn Butler (Etiwanda) 6-0, 170
DB A.J. Frazier (San Pedro) 6-2, 170
DB Trevon Sidney (Bishop Amat, La Puente) 5-10, 165
DB Shurod Thompson (Pittsburg) 6-0, 170
P Fidel Romo (Banning) 5-10, 190
FIRST TEAM SOPHOMORES (Multi-Purpose)
QB/RB Eric Barriere (La Habra) 6-0, 180
QB/RB Ian Book (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills) 6-1, 175
RB/WR Zion Echols (Charter Oak, Covina) 5-11, 175
QB/RB Mique Juarez (North, Torrance) 6-1, 190
WR/ATH Dymond Lee (Chaminade, West Hills) 6-1, 170
QB/RB Clarence Williams (Sylmar) 6-0, 165
Thanks to Ronnie Flores for contributing to the selections. And thanks to all who sent in a player nomination.
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