Nominating players like this for the annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state football teams wasn’t possible for the 2020-21 spring season, but the section-by-section lists and then the public adding to them is back. After posting the nominees from the CIF Central Coast, CIF North Coast, SF-Oakland, CIF Northern & CIF Sac-Joaquin Sections earlier this week, here’s the first run-through for the CIF Central, L.A. City & San Diego Sections. Players from the CIF Southern Section are next.
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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 and 30 for small schools and yes we are struggling with what’s medium and what’s small with competitive equity. All that is certain is that players from large, public high schools will not be considered “small school.”
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.
Special thanks for the work done on these nomination lists to Northern California correspondent Daniel Poulter. He’s a great follow on Twitter and did great work for us on our State Top 50 rankings packages this season. Check him out at @DanielJPoulter.
Manuel Andrade (Strathmore) DB Sr.
Josiah Ayon (Buchanan, Clovis) WR/DB Sr.
Max Bakker (Central Valley Christian, Visalia) QB Jr.
Casimiro Barragan (Dinuba) QB Sr.
Deashaun Bias (Sunnyside, Fresno) WR Sr.
Ryan Boivin (Righetti, Santa Maria) RB/LB Sr.
Logan Bowers (Garces, Bakersfield) LB Sr.
Grant Buckey (Liberty, Bakersfield) OL/DL Jr.
Andrew Camarillo (Orosi) RB Soph.
Dominic Castaneda (Liberty, Madera) RB/SS Sr.
Ty Chambers (Lemoore) QB/RB Jr.
Imari Conley (Central, Fresno) RB/DB Jr.
Edgar Cuevas (Firebaugh) WR/DB Sr.
Jayden Davis (Bullard, Fresno) WR/DB Sr.
William Dawes (Arroyo Grande) K Sr.
Kaelan Deloney (Foothill, Bakersfield) RB/LB/P Sr.
Chase Diaz (Kingsburg) LB Sr.
Jayden Dock (Bakersfield) DL/LB Sr.
Anthony Fernandez (Firebaugh) FS Soph.
Ah’marion Gaines-Smith (Central, Fresno) RB/LB Sr.
Aron Garcia (Clovis North, Fresno) OL Sr.
TJ Hall (San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno) WR Sr.
Jalen Hankins (Liberty, Bakersfield) RB/DB Jr.
Joseph Harris (Mission Oak, Tulare) DL Jr.
Will Henderson (Immanuel, Reedley) LB Jr.
Vinny Hernandez (Nipomo) DL Sr.
Shaine Heriford (Stockdale, Bakersfield) DB Jr.
Nate Johnson (Clovis) QB Sr.
Nicky Johnson (Morro Bay) QB Jr.
Keanu Kuma (Washington Union, Fresno) LB Sr.
Anthony Ledesma (Mission Oak, Tulare) WR/FS Sr.
Jesiah Lindsey (Central, Fresno) RB Sr.
Levi Little (Buchanan, Clovis) OL/DL Sr.
Mario Luera (Mission Prep, San Luis Obispo) LB Jr.
Noah Luginbill (Clovis) DB Soph.
Carlos Mack (Clovis) WR/CB Sr.
Jayden Mandal (Buchanan, Clovis) QB Jr.
Jojo Mata Jr. (Highland, Bakersfield) QB/SS Jr.
Darwin Melger (Central, Fresno) K Sr.
Darian Mensah (St. Joseph, Santa Maria) QB Jr.
Matthew Miller (Clovis) OL Jr.
Zach Mojarro (Bishop Union, Bishop) RB/DB Sr.
Steven Morgan (Centennial, Bakersfield) DL Sr.
Carlos Moreno (Strathmore) RB/FS Sr.
Jaeden Moore (Central Valley Christian, Visalia) TE/DL Jr.
Cayden Muir (Hanford) QB Jr.
Noah Noyola (Hanford) LB Sr.
Vince Oberti (Liberty, Madera) LB Jr.
Jason Oliver (Liberty, Bakersfield) WR/DB Sr.
Danny Olivera (Firebaugh) RB/LB Sr.
Sebastian Olivera (Dinuba) RB Sr.
Mikey Olvera (Dinuba) WR Sr.
Tyler Patrick (Clovis West, Fresno) QB Soph.
Evan Peaker (Independence, Bakersfield) RB/LB Sr.
Avian Pesina (Kennedy, Delano) RB/LB Sr.
Kai Preisendorf (Redwood, Visalia) DL Soph.
Brandon Ramirez (San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno) RB/SS Jr.
Marcus Ramirez (Central, Fresno) LB Sr.
Jerry Rangel (Buchanan, Clovis) DB Sr.
Tristan Risley (Clovis) RB Sr.
Wyatt Richie (Tehachapi) LB Jr.
Caden Rodgers (Buchanan, Clovis) RB/LB Sr.
Roland Russo (Bullard, Fresno) QB Sr.
Marshall Sanders (Clovis West, Fresno) WR/DB Soph.
Jack Susank (Mission Prep, San Luis Obispo) RB/DB Sr.
Dayton Tafoya (Central, Fresno) QB Jr.
JC Tapia (Dos Palos) OL/DL Sr.
Eddie Torres (Bullard, Fresno) DB Sr.
Dylan Turner (Morro Bay) WR/RB Sr.
Jalyn Utendahl (Bullard, Fresno) WR/DB Sr.
Ryan Warkentin (Reedley) RB Sr.
Braden Waterman (Bakersfield Christian) QB/FS Sr.
Bryson Waterman (Bakersfield Christian) WR/FS Jr.
Luke Wattenbarger (Liberty, Bakersfield) SS Sr.
Tanner Wilson (Sunnyside, Fresno) QB/FS Fr.
Carson Woods (Liberty, Bakersfield) QB Sr.
L.A. CITY SECTION
Marlon Abarca (South Gate) DL Sr.
Ilyas Abdullah (Westchester, Los Angeles) RB/DB Sr.
Christopher Alcantar (Cleveland, Reseda) OL/DL Sr.
Daniel Anoh (Palisades, Pacific Palisades) RB Sr.
Alex Arroyo (Roosevelt, Los Angeles) LB Jr.
(Birmingham, Lake Balboa) RB/LB Sr.
(Birmingham, Lake Balboa) WR/P Sr.
Trinity Camden (Palisades, Pacific Palisades) DL Sr.
Hector Ceballos (Franklin, Los Angeles) WR/FS Jr.
Joshua Coleman (Dorsey, Los Angeles) QB Sr.
Kayden Collins (Canoga Park) RB/FS Sr.
Damian Cornejo (Garfield, Los Angeles) RB Soph.
Isaiah Diaz (Franklin, Los Angeles) QB Sr.
Jermarion Dorton (Fremont, Los Angeles) OL/DL Sr.
Kameron Dover (El Camino Real, Woodland Hills) WR/SS Sr.
Kelvin Duran (Arieta) RB/LB Sr.
Ryan Feinberg (El Camino Real. Woodland Hills) QB/SS Sr.
Giovanni Ferrero (Palisades, Pacific Palisades) K Sr.
Jamier Flowers (Venice) DB Sr.
Jakob Galloway (Banning, Wilmington) RB/LB Sr.
Jacob Henry (Westchester, Los Angeles) DL/LB Sr.
Aidan Jackson (San Pedro) QB Sr.
Rashawn Jackson (Venice) WR/KR Jr.
Timothy Jackson (Birmingham, Lake Balboa) FS Sr.
Jaden Jones (Carson) WR Sr.
David Jordan-Oliveros (Birmingham, Lake Balboa) QB Sr.
Thomas Kensinger (Venice) DL Sr.
Makani Konopka (San Pedro) LB Jr.
Daniel Longoria (Hawkins, Los Angeles) DL/TE Sr.
Nikolas Love (Reseda) LB Sr.
Chris Nixon (San Pedro) WR/SS Sr.
Oscar Ochoa (Marquez, Huntington Park) RB Sr.
Deji Olabode (Reseda) DL/LB Sr.
Jordan Padilla (Birmingham, Lake Balboa) LB Sr.
Kain Parris (San Pedro) LB Sr.
Jaden Rattay (Lincoln, Los Angeles) WR/FS Jr.
Carlos Rivera (Birmingham, Lake Balboa) OL/DL Sr.
Adan Rodriguez (Maywood CES, Maywood) RB/DB Sr.
Moses Ross (Palisades, Pacific Palisades) WR Sr.
Robert Sarmiento (San Pedro) WR/DB Sr.
Justin Vergara (Garfield, Los Angeles) K/P Sr.
Anthony Villalobos (Canoga Park) LB Sr.
Markel Walton (Los Angeles) LB Jr.
Peyton Waters (Birmingham, Lake Balboa) DB Soph.
Andrew Watkins (Lincoln, Los Angeles) RB Sr.
Arthur Williams (Banning, Wilmington) OL Jr.
Mychai Williams (Dorsey, Los Angeles) DB Sr.
CIF SAN DIEGO SECTION
Nathan Acevedo (Lincoln, San Diego) Sr.
Sam Alligood (La Jolla Country Day) OL Sr.
Dennis Andrew (Orange Glen, Escondido) QB Sr.
Garrett Bass-Sulpizo (La Jolla Country Day) QB Jr.
Xzavier Bejarono (Palo Verde, Blythe) RB/DB Jr.
Ratumana Bulabalavu (Army-Navy, Carlsbad) LB Soph.
Zach Burton (Granite Hills, El Cajon) DL Sr.
Adrien Chargualaf (Steele Canyon, Spring Valley) DB Jr.
Joey Cheek (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) PK Sr.
Eric Cole (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) OL Sr.
Skylar Cook (Central, El Centro) DB Jr.
Samuel Cooper (University City, San Diego) QB Jr.
Jayden Cortell (Eastlake, Chula Vista) DB Sr.
Jalen Daniels (Lincoln, San Diego) QB/RB Sr.
Josh Davis (Carlsbad) WR/ATH Sr.
Zane Delcore (Coronado) LB Sr.
Tre Edwards (Mater Dei Catholic, Chula Vista) LB Jr.
Taejon Evans (Mira Mesa, San Diego) DB Sr.
Peter Eyabi (Mission Hills, San Marcos) DL Sr.
Anthony Ferrelli (Carlsbad) LB Sr.
Jahlil Flowers (Lincoln, San Diego) DB Sr.
Frankie Franchina (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) RB Sr.
Ruben Garcia (Scripps Ranch, San Diego) OL Sr.
Wyatt Gardner (Torrey Pines, San Diego) RB/DB Sr.
Major Givens (Steele Canyon, Spring Valley) RB Jr.
Tyler Haley (West Hills, Santee) PK Jr.
Gracen Halton (St. Augustine, San Diego) DL Sr.
Omar Hammond (Patrick Henry, San Diego) DB/KR Sr.
Rex Holmes (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) WR Sr.
Victory Johnson (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) LB Jr.
Malachi Keels (Orange Glen, Escondido) WR Sr.
Jayden Kendricks (Eastlake, Chula Vista) LB Sr.
Conor Lawlor (Scripps Ranch, San Diego) WR Sr.
Jax Leatherwood (Scripps Ranch, San Diego) QB Jr.
Jayden Letua (Mission Hills, San Marcos) LB Sr.
Tanoai Letuli (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) LB Sr.
Tevita Letuli (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) OL Sr.
Elijaih Lux (Patrick Henry, San Diego) RB Sr.
Gabriel Lutz (Ramona) TE Sr.
Marcus Macon (Palo Verde, Blythe) RB/DB Jr.
Mackavelli Malotumau (El Camino, Oceanside) DL Sr.
Zach Marshall (Santa Fe Christian, Solana Beach) LB/TE Sr.
Jerry McClure (Mater Dei Catholic, Chula Vista) WR Jr.
Xander Medina (Scripps Ranch, San Diego) LB Sr.
Charlie Mirer (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) QB Sr.
Jaxson Moi (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) DL Sr.
Matt Moore (Carlsbad) WR Sr.
Dominic Nankil (Mater Dei Catholic, Chula Vista) QB Jr.
Clash Orsborn (Mission Bay, San Diego) QB Sr.
Mason Powers (La Jolla) WR Sr.
Connor Rath (Poway) RB/KR Jr.
Rodrick Robinson (Lincoln, San Diego) RB Jr.
Jonah Rodriguez (Madison, San Diego) Jr. OL
Zach Rowell (Torrey Pines, San Diego) DL Sr.
Sal Samano (San Ysidro) LB Sr.
Herman Savalinaea (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) LB Sr.
Julian Sayin (Carlsbad) QB Soph.
Jalen Shaw (Scripps Ranch, San Diego) RB/DB Sr.
Seth Shaw (Imperial) RB/DB Jr.
Makai Smith (La Jolla) WR Sr.
Chris Snyder (Mater Dei Catholic, Chula Vista) WR/DB Jr.
Justin Stearns (St. Augustine, San Diego) LB Sr.
Jackson Stratton (La Jolla) QB Sr.
Lucky Sutton (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) RB Sr.
James Tivao (Madison, San Diego) LB Soph.
Jalil Tucker (Lincoln, San Diego) WR/DB Sr.
Xavier Van (Helix, La Mesa) DB Sr.
Tanner Vielguth (Granite Hills, El Cajon) OL Sr.
Jayden Virgin (Mt. Carmel, San Diego) LB Sr.
Christian Washington (Helix, La Mesa) RB Sr.
Trey White (Eastlake, Chula Vista) LB Sr.
Chris Williams (Francis Parker, San Diego) WR/DB Jr.
Kendall Williams (Lincoln, San Diego) DL Sr.
Antwon Yokley (El Capitan, Lakeside) WR/DB Jr.
Savigon Yokley (El Capitan, Lakeside) QB/RB Sr.
Jonah Zimmerman (Oceanside) OL Sr.