High school sports in California has produced many memorable stars across all fields, including football, baseball, basketball and more. Here are some of the names to watch among the up and coming Class of 2020, a Mt. Rushmore foursome if you will, of contenders in future PA sportsbook promos.
As a football player for St John Bosco High School in Bellflower, this young quarterback is renowned as having one of the strongest arms to come up in years, with a throwing reach of over 80 yards. Big but well-proportioned, Uiagalelei also has a natural feel for the game. His touch, accuracy and sense of strategy are all exemplary for one so young, and as an all-round athlete he can run, tackle or dodge just as well as he can throw. And while he’s a definite first round NFL draft pick, Uiagalelei could equally pursue a successful baseball career if he chose to do so.
A natural-born linebacker at Upland High School, Flowe stands at 6′ 2″ and weighs in at 225 pounds. Fast, passionate and relentless, he combines a dedicated work ethic with unerring instincts and is also an inspiring leader to those around him. Put simply, Flowe already plays at a higher level than anyone around him, and it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on him.
At 6′ 11″, this 18-year-old Rancho Christian High School student literally stands head and shoulders above most of his peers. Mobley won the Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year for California back in March following a 19.2 point season average. Mobley’s older brother Isiah is now one of the country’s top freshmen players to watch at USC, but Evan is still undecided as to his collage choice, although he’s certainly not short of offers.
Over at La Mirada High School near Whittier, this 6′ 2″ teenager is considered to be one of baseball’s brightest up and coming stars. Equally at home on the mound or at the plate, in 2019 Jones went 7-2 as a pitcher, allowing just eight runs in 69.2 innings, and scored three home runs, 13 doubles and 30 RBIs at bat. He’s fast, strong and determined to be the best. It looks like the whole world is going to have trouble keeping up with this Jones.
These are just a few of the excellent athletes to be continuously covered by Cal-Hi sports right now. When they graduate next year, at least seems destined to leave the state (D.J. to Clemson), though some may choose to stay. But there’s also sure to be another generation coming up fast on their heels.