All-State Nominees (Central, LA, SD)

Completing outstanding three-year careers in the San Diego area and in the Central Section were QB David Todd Jeremiah of El Cajon Christian and RB Romello Harris of Tulare Union. Photos: &

Completing outstanding three-year careers in the San Diego area and in the Central Section were QB David Todd Jeremiah of El Cajon Christian and RB Romello Harris of Tulare Union. Photos: &

This is the second group of players who have been placed on our board to be considered for the 37th annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Teams. These are players from the CIF Central Section, CIF L.A. City Section & CIF San Diego Section. We welcome additional nominees from parents, coaches and fans.

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This post represents the another step toward selection of the annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Teams and it is for us to present lists of nominees that have been put up on our virtual board.

After posting the first list all-state nominees from the CIF sections in Northern California, this next post covers the CIF Central Section plus San Diego and L.A. City. The final list will cover the massive CIF Southern Section.

By no means are these meant to be all-inclusive lists of every possible all-state player in California and we will miss listing some top juniors and sophomores on purpose because this isn’t a recruiting list. 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 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: 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 appreciation to Stockton office assistant Paul Muyskens, here is a list of those currently on our board from the CIF Central, L.A. City & San Diego sections:

Sean Kuenzinger quarterbacked Clovis to Central Section D1 title game. Photo:

Sean Kuenzinger quarterbacked Clovis to Central Section D1 title game. Photo:

CIF Central Section
Michael Alvarez (San Joaquin Memorial) QB Jr.
Ricardo Arias (McLane, Fresno) WR Soph.
Uriel Arredondo (Caruthers) RB Jr.
LeGary Austin (Corcoran) RB/CB Sr.
Len Baker (Bullard, Fresno) LB Jr.
Carlo Balmet (Highland, Bakersfield) T/DE Sr.
Kaipo Barnes (Hanford) LB Sr.
Krys Barnes (Liberty, Bakersfield) LB Sr.
Josh Boyd (West, Bakersfield) WR Sr.
Cedric Boykin (West, Bakersfield) DL Sr.
Emmett Brooks (Kingsburg) WR Sr.
Blake Bryant (Liberty, Bakersfield) OL Sr.
Zach Bushling (Kern Valley, Lake Isabella) FS Jr.
Hunter Cabral (Sierra Pacific, Hanford) LB/DE Sr.
Junior Cardenas (Mendota) QB Jr.
Ryan Case (Immanuel, Reedley) DB Sr.
R.J. Cortez (Tulare Union, Tulare) LB Sr.
Desmond Curtis (Corcoran) DT Sr.
Nathan DeJager (Bakersfield Christian, Bakersfield) P/K Sr.
David Flores (Golden West, Visalia) LB Sr.
Christian Genetti (Exeter) DB Soph.
La’quant’e Harris (McLane, Fresno) WR Sr.
Romello Harris (Tulare Union, Tulare) RB Sr.
Juwuane Hughes (Hanford) CB Sr.
Ryan Johnson (Hanford) QB Jr.
Isaiah Jones (Porterville) RB Sr.
Hunter Kampmoyer (Bishop) DE Sr.
Bishop's Hunter Kampmoyer has committed to Oregon. Photo:

Bishop’s Hunter Kampmoyer has committed to Oregon. Photo:

Julian Kelley (McLane, Fresno) QB Jr.
Caleb Kelly (Clovis West, Fresno) LB Sr.
Cody King (Immanuel, Reedley) LB Sr.
Sean Kuenzinger (Clovis) QB Sr.
Jordan Lopez (Taft) LB Sr.
Deonta Macloren (California City) DB Sr.
Hugo Martinez (Chavez, Delano) DL Sr.
Joseph McDaniel (Hanford) RB Sr.
Chase Mears (Ridgeview, Bakersfield) LB Sr.
Raul Montalvo (Kerman) DB Sr.
Jamar Moya (Ridgeview, Bakersfield) WR/DB Jr.
Ronnie Ochoa (Liberty, Bakersfield) PK Sr.
Darrien Owens (Clovis West, Fresno) WR Sr.
Caleb Paulson (Immanuel, Reedley) QB Sr.
Chris Paz (San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno) WR Sr.
Damon Perry (Chowchilla) DB Soph.
Allen Perryman (Lemoore) WR/DB Sr.
Alex Puga (Caruthers) RB Jr.
Evan Rios (Madera) PK Sr.
Joe Rogers (North, Bakersfield) LB Sr.
Josh Sailor (Taft) Sr.
Jameel Salaam (Hanford West, Hanford) WR Sr.
Blake Schmiederer (San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno) DL Sr.
Daniel Schoene (Bakersfield) OL Jr.
Isaac Siordia (Fowler) LB Sr.
Darius Smith (Ridgeview, Bakersfield) RB Sr.
Angel Solis (Lemoore) DL Jr.
Mario Solorio (Chavez, Delano) LB Sr.
Anthony Stewart (Chowchilla) RB Sr.
Kolin Stock (Central Valley Christian, Visalia) RB Sr.
Nick Szpor (Central, Fresno) QB Sr.
Marco Tapia (Granite Hills, Porterville) LB Sr.
Leevel Tatum (Edison, Fresno) DL Sr.
Bradley Taylor (Central Valley Christian, Visalia) DB Sr.
Curtis Threlkeld (North, Bakersfield) RB Sr.
Coltin Velasquez (Clovis) WR Sr.
Tyler Watters (Golden Valley, Bakersfield) QB/P Sr.
Miguel Wharton (Sierra Pacific, Hanford) RB Jr.
Lawrence White (Ridgeview, Bakersfield) QB/RB Sr.
Charles Williams (Bullard, Fresno) RB Sr.
Jassiem Wills (Clovis) WR Sr.
Travis Wilson (Sunnyside, Fresno) DB Sr.
Chris Duncan had several huge passing games for Taft of Woodland Hills. Photo:

Chris Duncan had several huge passing games for Taft of Woodland Hills. Photo:

CIF L.A. City Section
Roman Ale (Narbonne, Harbor City) QB Sr.
Alex Akingbulu (Narbonne, Harbor City) OL Sr.
Martin Andrus (Los Angeles) DE Jr.
Ladell Atkins (El Camino Real, Woodland Hills) RB Jr.
Cedric Byrd (Narbonne, Harbor City) WR Sr.
Deonte Clayton (Hollywood, Los Angeles) DB Sr.
Damian Cohen (El Camino Real, Woodland Hills) LB Sr.
Devaughn Cooper (Narbonne, Harbor City) WR Sr.
Guillermo Cordova (Franklin, Los Angeles) WR Jr.
Kaymen Cureton (Los Angeles) QB Jr.
Erik Diaz (Belmont, Los Angeles) RB/DB Sr.
Chris Duncan (Taft, Woodland HIlls) QB Sr.
Justin Fadairo (Grant, Van Nuys) LB Sr.
A.J. Frazier (San Pedro) DB Sr.
Tyjai Fulford (El Camino Real, Woodland Hills) DB Soph.
Isaiah Gable (Arleta) RB Sr.
Maurice Gardin (Fairfax, Los Angeles) OL Sr.
Tyger Goslin (Chatsworth) QB Jr.
Donovan Gross (Manual Arts, Los Angeles) OL Sr.
Daniel Gutierrez (Granada Hills) K Jr.
Lawson Hall (Narbonne, Harbor City) LB Sr.
Jesse Hernandez (Arleta) OL Sr.
Ramses Hernandez (Fairfax, Los Angeles) RB Sr.
Jack Jenkins (Sylmar) LB Sr.
Greg Johnson (Hawkins, Los Angeles) DB Jr.
Khalil Jones (Crenshaw, Los Angeles) DL Sr.
Deshawn Littleton (Carson) DB Sr.
Ricky Magana (San Fernando) DE Sr.
Derek Moore (Crenshaw, Los Angeles) DL Sr.
Marcus Moore (Dorsey, Los Angeles) WR Sr.
Tyree Moore (Hollywood) RB Sr.
Jelani Myers (West Adams, Los Angeles) QB Sr.
Anthony Pandy (Narbonne, Harbor City) DE Jr.
Devon Parks (Sylmar) LB Sr.
Deonte Perry (Canoga Park) RB Sr.
Dominic Peterson (Narbonne, Harbor City) DL Jr.
Sean Riley (Narbonne, Harbor City) RB Sr.
Ishaq Robinson (Bernstein, Hollywood) DL Sr.
Justin Rogers (Los Angeles) WR Sr.
Sterling Salguero (Birmingham, Lake Balboa) RB Sr.
Gabriel Sanchez (Cleveland, Reseda) LB Sr.
LeJon Shaw (Los Angeles) WR Sr.
Alex Shelton (Bernstein, Hollywood) RB/LB Sr.
Alec Simpson (Palisades, Pacific Palisades) LB Sr.
Qu’Ali Thomas (Locke, Los Angeles) Ath. Sr.
Nehemiah Thompson (Sylmar) LB Fr.
Joe Villarreal (Banning, Wilmington) RB Jr.
Clarence Williams (Sylmar) QB Sr.
Anthony Winn (Taft, Woodland Hills) LB/DE Sr.
Greg Bell of Bonita Vista will play next at San Diego State. Photo:

Greg Bell of Bonita Vista will play next at San Diego State. Photo:

CIF San Diego Section
Andrew Alves (St. Augustine, San Diego) LB Soph.
Michael Alves (St. Augustine, San Diego) OL Sr.
Daniel Anderson (Bishop’s, La Jolla) DT Jr.
Michael Austin (Helix, La Mesa) QB/RB Sr.
Logan Baker (Valhalla, El Cajon) LB Sr.
Greg Bell (Bonita Vista, Chula Vista) RB Sr.
Daniel Bender (Valhalla, El Cajon) Sr.
Bryson Bolin (San Marcos) QB Jr.
Aaron Bonillas (Imperial) QB Sr.
Takoda Browne (Kearny, San Diego) QB Sr.
Terrell Burgess (San Marcos) WR Sr.
Braxton Burmeister (La Jolla Country Day) QB Jr.
Jacob Burton (Granite Hills, El Cajon) DL Sr.
Lewis Butler (Hoover, San Diego) LB Sr.
Jack Case (Bishop’s, La Jolla) DB Sr.
Troy Cassidy (Carlsbad) LB Sr.
Derrick Clark (Mission Bay, San Diego) RB Sr.
Gavin Dill (Santa Fe Christian, Solana Beach) DE Jr.
Devin Dunn (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) LB Sr.
Jayden Emberton-Gaines (Mater Dei Catholic, Chula Vista) LB Sr.
Atoa Fox (Bonita Vista, Chula Vista) DB Sr.
Brennan Goring (La Jolla Country Day) WR/DB Jr.
Demontauz Gray (Hoover, San Diego) RB Jr.
Milan Grice (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) RB Jr.
Christopher Haas (Coronado) RB Sr.
Richard Hagestad (Bishop’s, La Jolla) LB Sr.
Forrest Hanlon (Helix, La Mesa) DL Sr.
Matt Homan (Santana, Santee) DE Sr.
Heath Irwin (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) RB Sr.
La’Tre Jacquess (Lincoln, San Diego) DB Sr.
David Jeremiah (Christian, El Cajon) QB Sr.
Lucas Johnson (Mt. Carmel, San Diego) QB Sr.
Ryan Lariccia (La Jolla Country Day, La Jolla) LB Jr.
Mitchell Lindgren (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) DE Sr.
Corey Maddox (San Ysidro) RB Jr.
Niko Mageo (Oceansde) LB Sr.
Tyson Maeva (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) LB Sr.
Nehemiah McFarlin (Mission Hills, San Marcos) RB Jr.
Adrian Navarro (Vincent Memorial, Calexico) LB Soph.
Sampson Niu (Madison, San Diego) LB Jr.
Zeke Noa (Helix, La Mesa) LB Jr.
Dezmon Patmon (Patrick Henry, San Diego) WR/DB Sr.
Adrian Petty (Christian, El Cajon) RB Sr.
Caleb Phillps (Santa Fe Christian, Solana Beach) LB Jr.
Elijah Preston (St. Augustine, San Diego) RB/DB Sr.
Traylon Reed (Eastlake, Chula Vista) RB Sr.
Riley Reyes (Granite Hills, El Cajon) DB Sr.
Junior RB C.J. Verdell rushed for more than 1,500 yards for Mater Dei Catholic. Photo:

Junior RB C.J. Verdell rushed for more than 1,500 yards for Mater Dei Catholic. Photo:

Andrew Rivera (Hilltop, Chula Vista) DL Sr.
Adrian Rodriguez (Otay Ranch, Chula Vista) DB Sr.
Grant Ruthenberg (University City, San Diego) LB Sr.
Tyler Saikhon (Southwest, El Centro) DB Soph.
Griffin Seaman (Bishop’s, La Jolla) QB Sr.
Nick Sexton (Christian, El Cajon) WR Sr.
Francoise Sims (St. Augustine, San Diego) LB Sr.
Nathan Stinson (Helix, La Mesa) RB Sr.
Nate Sweat (Eastlake, Chula Vista) DL Sr.
Justus Te’i (Mission Hills, San Marcos) DE/TE Sr.
Zach Thomas (Carlsbad) OL Sr.
Jack Tuttle (Mission Hills, San Marcos) QB Soph.
Devaughn Vele (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) WR Sr.
Graham Valentine (Cathedral Catholic) OL Jr.
C.J. Verdell (Mater Dei Catholic, Chula Vista) RB Jr.
David Viena-Falo (Madison, San Diego) Sr.
Troy Warner (Mission Hills, San Marcos) DB Sr.
Mario Williams (Mater Dei Catholic, Chula Vista) LB Sr.
Jihad Woods (Helix, La Mesa) LB Sr.
Scotty Young (Helix, La Mesa) DB Sr.
Nick Zimmerman (Oceanside) DL Sr.

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