All-State FB: Where They’re Going

USC wasn’t the only college to pick up a pair of first-team all-state defenders on Wednesday’s National Letter of Intent signing day. While the Trojans made a push for having the nation’s No. 1 class due to getting Long Beach Poly DB Iman Marshall and Gardena Serra LB John Houston, Arizona State also scored by getting both DL Joseph Wicker of Long Beach Poly and DB hybrid Jay Jay Wilson of Valencia.

To see writeups of each first team All-State player, CLICK HERE.
To see lists of third team & fourth team All-State players, CLICK HERE.

With Marshall and Wicker announcing their choices on ESPNU during a signing ceremony inside the Poly library, eight other Jackrabbit football players signed on Wednesday for a total of 10.

Serra of Gardena reported eight signers and so did Chaparral of Temecula. CIF Division I state champ Folsom reported seven for Division I, which according to the Sacramento Bee is an area record. CIF Open Division champ De La Salle only had two listed by the Contra Costa Times, but two others could sign and the Spartans were loaded with as many as seven to eight juniors this season that may sign next year.

It looks like Long Beach Poly will have the most in the state (which has happened numerous times over the years) but info is still being collected.

Here is a list of where each all-state first team and all-state second team player is going to college:

Grant of Sacramento's 6-foot-5, 320-pound  Darrin Paulo made a late decision to sign with Utah.

Grant of Sacramento’s 6-foot-5, 320-pound Darrin Paulo made a late decision to sign with Utah.

WR Trent Irwin (Hart, Newhall) Stanford
WR Javon McKinley (Centennial, Corona) Junior
TE Tyler Petite (Campolindo, Moraga) USC
OL Jack Dreyer (Serra, San Mateo) Stanford
OL Tevita Halalilo (Rancho Verde, Moreno Valley) UCLA
OL Zach Okun (Newbury Park) Oregon
OL Darrin Paulo (Grant, Sacramento) Utah
OL Cole Smith (Mission Viejo) USC
QB Jake Browning (Folsom) Washington
RB Antoine Custer (De La Salle, Concord) Junior
RB Miles Harrison (Clayton Valley, Concord) Undecided
PK Kevin Robledo (Westlake, Westlake Village) Undecided

DL Rasheem Green
(Serra, Gardena) USC
DL Boss Tagaloa (De La Salle, Concord) Junior
DL Joseph Wicker (Long Beach Poly, Long Beach) Arizona State
LB D.J. Beavers (Crespi, Encino) Washington
LB Ben Burr-Kirven (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) Washington
LB John Houston (Serra, Gardena) USC
LB Cameron Smith (Granite Bay) USC
DB DeChaun Holiday (Mission Hills, San Marcos) UCLA
DB Anthony Mariscal (Liberty, Bakersfield) Arizona
DB Iman Marshall (Long Beach Poly, Long Beach) USC
DB Jay Jay Wilson (Valencia) Arizona State
P Blake Johnson (Los Alamitos) Arkansas

Ykili Ross of Riverside Poly was one of the most dynamic players in the state. Photo:

Ykili Ross of Riverside Poly was one of the most dynamic players in the state. Photo:

WR/DB Jaylinn Hawkins
(Buena Park) Cal
RB/WR Malik Lovette (Redlands East Valley) Oregon
QB/DB Nathan Meadors (San Gorgonio, San Bernardino) UCLA
QB/RB Josh Rosen (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) UCLA
WR/KR/DB Ykili Ross (Poly, Riverside) USC
RB/LB Josh Woods (Upland) UCLA

WR Cole Thompson
(Folsom) Harvard
WR Tyler Vaughns (Bishop Amat, La Puente) Junior
WR/TE Jake Breeland (Trabuco Hills, Mission Viejo) Oregon
OL Cody Creason (Folsom) Arizona
OL Matt Katnik (St. John Bosco, Bellflower) USC (track)
OL Austin Maihen (Santa Margarita, Rancho SM) Stanford
OL Bar Milo (Chaminade, West Hills) Miami
OL Drew Sullivan (De La Salle, Concord) Undecided
QB Sam Darnold (San Clemente) USC
RB Sheldon Croney (Ridgeview, Bakersfield) Iowa State
RB Bolu Olurunfunmi (Clovis North, Fresno) UCLA
PK Jake Bailey (Santa Fe Christian, Solana Beach) Stanford

DL D.J. Bailey
(JSerra, SJ Capistrano) Harvard
DL Trent Goens (Chino Hills) Northwestern
DL Malik McMorris (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) Army
DL Tevita Mo’unga (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) BYU
DL Sam Whitney (Folsom) Boise State
LB Matt Locher (Los Alamitos) Boise State
LB Casey Toohill (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) Stanford
LB Khaylan Thomas (Etiwanda) Arizona State
DB Isaiah Armstrong (Redlands East Valley) Undecided
DB Frank Buncom (St. Augustine, San Diego) Stanford
DB Marvell Tell (Crespi, Encino) USC
P Andrew Ferrero (St. Ignatius, San Francisco) Undecided

RB/LB Josh Bernard
(Oceanside) Weber State
WR/DB Isaiah Langley (Foothill, Pleasanton) USC
RB/WR Jabari Minix (Carson) Undecided
WR/DB Christian Rita (Milpitas) Undecided
WR/RB/KR C.J. Sanders (Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks) Notre Dame
QB/RB Travis Waller (Servite, Anaheim) Oregon

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