The quarterbacks tend to get most of the attention in Southern California high school football these days, but there were hundreds of running backs that had monster seasons and deserve recognition.
Scorebook Live’s Top 100 running backs rankings are mostly based on the numbers these players put up in 2019, but there are some exceptions for great players who dealt with injuries or other factors out of their control. Some top running backs shared backfields with other star-caliber backs, or were in other situations that hampered their ability to be impactful. Our rankings also factored in strength of competition, so while statistics are the primary basis, they are not the only one.
Players who primarily ran the ball but also were significant threats at slotback were considered and credited for their receiving contributions. Players listed as fullbacks and halfbacks were also considered, but only those who produced as feature backs.
Without further ado, here are ScorebookLive’s Top 100 running backs in the Southern, L.A. City, and San Diego Sections in 2019.
100. Riley Binnquist — Corona del Mar — SR.
The feature back for undefeated CIF 1-A champion Corona del Mar, Binnquist was both blazing fast and versatile.
He ran for 957 yards and seven touchdowns, racked up 345 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns, and was also a strong pass-blocker even against linemen twice his size. Some teams tried to solve CdM by daring them to run and/or throwing half of their defense into the end zone, and Binnquist consistently brought the punishment.
99. Malachi Rice — Long Beach Poly — SR.
The Moore League player of the Year ran for 859 yards and 14 touchdowns. He would’ve run for more, but a lot of Poly’s wins were blowouts.
98. Abel Cueva — El Monte — SR.
The second star running back in El Monte’s double-wing, Cueva rushed for 1,513 yards and 21 touchdowns on nearly ten yards per carry en-route to El Monte’s undefeated state title run.
97. Jacob Badawi — Ayala — JR.
Badawi only played nine games for the Bulldogs, but still rushed for over 1,000 yards and ten touchdowns en-route to an unbeaten regular season.
96. Donte Roby Jr. — Ramona — SR.
In Ramona’s run to the championship game, Roby ran for 1,540 yards and 26 touchdowns.
95. Tyson Scott — Mission Viejo — JR.
A key part a loaded Mission Viejo playmaking corp, Scott ran for 609 rushing yards and ten touchdowns on only 90 carries. He also had a receiving touchdown and over 100 receiving yards.
94. Kevin Armstead — St. Francis La Canada — SR.
A cornerback by trade (who will likely play CB at the college level), Armstead had the agility of, well, a cornerback, and excellent strength in his 5-7, 185-pound frame. He ran for 1,390 yards and 14 touchdowns plus 235 receiving yards in ten games this past season for St. Francis. And for a team with a fairly difficult schedule, he always brought his best against their hardest opponents.
T93: Tie — Justin Manqueros — Linfield Christian — SR.
& Crispin Wong — Linfield Christian — JR.
These two partners in crime for Linfield Christian’s rush-heavy offense didn’t leave much room for separation statistically, so why force it? Manqueros finished with 1,438 rushing yards and 22 rushing touchdowns, and Wong racked up 1,340 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground to go with 397 yards and six touchdowns in the air.
Next season, Wong will likely pick up a substantially bigger share of the load on offense, and could contend for rushing yardage titles of various sorts if the Lions keep running that ball.
91. Kegan Baker — Valhalla — SR.
In only nine games for the Norsemen, Baker ran for 1,436 yards and 17 touchdowns. That’s good for a whopping 159.6 rushing yards per game.
90. Quincy Craig — Mater Dei — SO.
Craig is already a big special teams threat and a legitimate wide receiver option as well as running back and slotback. Next year we will see the full spread of Bruce Rollinson plans to use him going forward. He only ran for 367 rushing yards this past season, but as an underclassman in Mater Dei’s system with their strength of schedule, that’s what one would expect. He’s a high-upside young player to keep an eye on.
89. Jabari Bates — St. John Bosco — SO.
One of three excellent running backs St. John Bosco worked in on a somewhat regular basis, Bates ran for 455 yards on seven yards per carry and already has four D-1 offers. The sophomore projects to split touches with Rayshon Luke for the next two years. Like Craig, the odds are strong Bates shatters this ranking quickly next season assuming he gets more reps.
88. Zach Wran — Tesoro — SR.
I’ll never get to do this again, so I’m just going to say it–Zach Wran very well for Tesoro this past season. He went for 1,321 yards in 11 games and 13 touchdowns on the ground, and also had 314 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.
87. Nick Barcelos — Santa Margarita — SR.
Not only is Barcelos a top recruit at long snapper, but he was a warrior at running back on a Santa Margarita squad whose offense was often dead in the water compared to some of the best defenses in the country. Barcelos finished with 763 rushing yards in 11 games.
86. Gabriel Sainz — Rancho Mirage — JR.
Sainz totalled 1,525 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns in 2019 in only 11 games. A lot of Sainz’ yardage came in beatdowns against uninspiring competition, but he also went off on some good teams, like when he rushed for 217 yards against Palm Desert.
The Rattlers were pretty senior-heavy this past season, but will be returning a few key players on both sides of the ball. With Sainz and QB Cesar Vela returning next season, Rancho Mirage is a lower-division threat to make some noise.
85. Tre Samuel — Westchester — JR.
In just eight games for Westchester, Samuel ran for 1,271 yards and 17 touchdowns. That’s good for a massive 158.9 rushing yards per game, on 10.9 yards per carry no less. Hopefully Samuel can play a whole season in 2020 and have a chance to rise up these ranks.
84. Kyle Bandy — Servite — JR.
Without putting up big numbers, Bandy was quietly one of the key cogs that made Servite’s electrifying offense go. Everyone knows that the Friars’ bread and butter is their wicked passing game, but Bandy kept defenses honest with 562 rushing yards in 11 games, plus 175 more receiving in the slot.
At 5-9, 195, Bandy is a tank who blows up would-be tacklers in his way, and also has great timing for finding seams. He was rewarded with First Team All-Trinity League for his efforts, and will be yet another returning Friar who might break out even more next season. With the schedule Servite plays, Bandy does not need to put up unthinkable numbers to go jutting up this list.
83. Daniel Zamora — Eagle Rock — SR.
At just 5-2, 140, Zamora helped carry Eagle Rock to the CIFLACS Division 1 semifinals with 1,480 rushing yards, 21 rushing touchdowns, 302 receiving yards, and six receiving touchdowns in 13 games.
82. Jeremiah Serrano — Hilltop — SR.
In just 11 games, Serrano ran for 1,612 yards and 22 touchdowns, good for nearly 150 rushing yards per game. He also had over 300 receiving yards for 9-2 Hilltop.
81. Erik Hernandez — Castle Park — JR.
In 12 games for Castle Park, Hernandez ran for 1,693 yards and 25 touchdowns. That’s good for over 140 yards per game on nearly 11 yards per carry. It’s phenomenal work especially for someone on a team that had pretty much no passing game or star running backs.
Hernandez nearly got his Trojans to the section finals, and will have another chance to do so next year.
80. Phillip Smith — Rim of the World — SR.
Smith ran for 1,718 yards for the Fighting Scots, putting him in rare air as he easily cleared 150 rushing yards per game. He also finished the season with a whopping 28 rushing touchdowns. Right around two-thirds of the team’s offensive yardage came from Smith running the ball, and his success despite the ability of defenses to gear up on him makes it all even more impressive.
79. Lian Jacildo — Duarte — SR.
As the only major threat on Duarte, Jacildo ran for a staggering 1,822 yards and 16 touchdowns in only ten games in 2019. Such wild numbers on a team that missed the Division 14 playoffs makes for a difficult evaluation, but clearly Jacildo was playing incredible football.
78. Wahkill Sullivan — Serrano — SR.
The Division 7 semifinalist’s only feature back, Sullivan held it down on the ground for Serrano. He missed two of the team’s 13 games and still ran for 1,377 yards. However, half of the games he played in were blowouts in which he was pulled before even recording 100 rushing yards.
If Sullivan hadn’t missed two games, and every game had either been a blowout where he got full reps–like his 249-yard games against Silverado and Yucaipa–or a close game–like his 200-yard performance against formidable Apple Valley–he could’ve pushed 2,000 yards.
77. Jaishawn Smith — Compton — SR.
In only nine games of action, Smith finished the regular season with 1,299 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns on a massive 10.7 yards per carry. Those numbers are even more impressive when you factor in that Smith was the main target for defenses in an offense with next to no passing game. And the fact that he led Compton to their first playoff appearance since 2008.
Also, the preseason game he sat out, the Tarbabes beat West Adams 71-0. Who knows what kind of outlandish stat line Smith could’ve added to his season total had he not been out of action that game.
76. Johnathan Kaelin — Golden Valley — SR.
The Foothill League MVP rushed for 1,254 yards and 18 touchdowns this past season in only ten games on over ten yards per carry. He might’ve gotten more than 124 carries and racked up quite a few more yards, but Kaelin is also a part-time wide receiver and rotational defensive back.
75. Tomarion Harden — Narbonne — SO.
Tomarion Harden already has prototypical size for a running back as a sophomore at 6-0, 220. As one would expect, he didn’t get endless run as the RB2 in one of the nation’s better passing offenses, but he still finished with 545 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns in nine games.
It’s a little early for a lot of the football world to gauge Harden yet, but he already has offers from Colorado and Utah, and seems like a safe bet to become one of the better running backs in SoCal in due time.
74. Jaz Fong — Roosevelt — SO.
Fong only played six games this season for Roosevelt, but he was with the Mustangs for all five of their wins on the season. He rushed for a whopping 939 yards and nine touchdowns in just those games on a lofty 10.2 yards per carry. There’s only so much you can credit someone for the potential of games they didn’t play, but by the end of next season, he’ll likely be somewhere near the top of this list.
73. Gustavo Lopez — Carter — SR.
In 2019, Lopez quietly rushed for 1,643 yards and 17 touchdowns in 12 games, with a couple hundred more receiving yards. Balance was the key to Carter’s explosive offense with QB Jonathan Salabaj running a strong passing game, and once Lopez really hit his stride down the stretch, they were too hot to handle.
Just ask Elsinore, who the Lions lit up for 58 points in the playoffs behind Lopez’ 300 yards of total offense and five rushing touchdowns. Carter also nearly ended Temecula Valley’s championship season early the next week as well.
72. Desmond Taua — Vista — SR.
The middle of Vista’ three-headed monster at running back, Taua had 1,363 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns on the season on an excellent 10.4 yards per carry.
71. Andre Watkins — Lincoln — SO.
The L.A. City Section’s leading rusher as a sophomore, Watkins rushed for 1,963 yards and 26 touchdowns. Throw in a handful of receptions, and he easily cleared 2,000 yards of offense as an underclassman. Even in two of Lincoln’s three losses, Watkins still balled out, and he came up clutch in some close wins. Usually when he didn’t go off, it was because Lincoln had already sealed the victory.
The question going forward is where Watkins goes now, because he’s already doing about as much as possible–on a good team in the City Section’s lowest division. He projects as a legit college prospect if he finds ways to keep improving, but in order for his stock to rise, Lincoln will have to make some major noise as a team.
70. Everson Bozeman — Venice — SR.
With over 2,000 yards of total offense on the year, Bozeman was a top threat on one of the best offensive teams in the City Section. He rushed for 1,671 yards and 20 touchdowns, in addition to 331 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns, in 13 games. The Gondoliers fell one point short of knocking out the eventual-state finalist Reseda in the Division 1 semifinals, putting up 41 points on a strong defensive team.
69. Korey Stevens — Nordhoff — SR.
In 11 games for Nordhoff, Stevens ran for over 1,500 yards and caught for over 300 more. He finished with 13 rushing touchdowns on 9.1 yards per carry. Another telling statistic about Stevens is that he ran for over 100 yards in ten of the 11 games he played in, and got his work in even when the Rangers lost to strong foes in Simi Valley and El Monte.
68. Keaton Haddad — Yorba Linda — SR.
Even though defenses knew to key in on him after a breakout junior year, Haddad was still a problem in 2019. Haddad’s 1,316 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns in 11 games are nice, but don’t quite do justice to how much he anchored this offense.
Haddad has good size at 6-0, 200, and very good athleticism for his size. He’s definitely a power runner first and foremost, but he gets to top speed and bursts through seams very quickly after taking the hand-off. As of early fall, he had already received a D-2 offer and was talking to other schools as well, including at least one D-1 university.
67. Arieon Capler — Palm Springs — SR.
In 12 games for Palm Springs, Capler finished with 1,482 rushing yards, 17 rushing touchdowns, and three more receiving touchdowns. His best game was a 263-yard, four-touchdown outburst to carry the Indians over Hillcrest in the first round of the playoffs. Palm Springs struggled a little bit with the passing game and had to do most of their work on the ground, but defenses still struggled to keep Capler in check.
66. Elijah Kelsey — Moreno Valley — SO.
In 12 games, Kelsey ran for over 1,700 yards and 21 touchdowns as just a sophomore on 11 yards per carry. Moreno Valley beat up on some fairly easy competition throughout much of the season, but Kelsey could’ve ran for quite a few more yards had he not often been pulled early in games. He ran well against the Vikings toughest foes as well.
65. Jordan Garcia-Frye — Citrus Valley — SR.
Garcia-Frye ran for 1,424 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Blackhawks in only 11 games, and had 291 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns to boot.
64. Elijah Davis — Gardena Serra — JR.
Davis ran for 951 yards in 11 games for Serra this past season, and also had 273 receiving yards, but he’s better than the numbers say. That’s largely because of Serra’s brutal schedule of course, but the season’s injury-plagued year took a toll on everyone’s offensive numbers.
Davis has the strength and the burst to break out as one of the Southern Section’s better running backs next season if he wasn’t already. He already holds at least one D-1 offer.
63. Jack Brown — Narbonne — SR.
It was a season filled with could’ve’s and should’ve’s for Narbonne and most of their players. Lightening-fast Jack Brown was no different. In nine games in Narbonne’s pass-first offense, he rushed for a cool 603 yards and seven touchdowns. He’s also to some extent a wide receiver by trade, and had 192 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns on the year split between slot and wide-out.
Many people think Jack Brown is a D-1-caliber RB/SB, and a few more meaningful games for enigmatic Narbonne could’ve helped him prove it. Just ask St. Paul, whose outstanding defense he lit up for 221 yards and three touchdowns on only eight carries in September.
62. Miday Omolafe — Kennedy — SR.
Omolafe was quietly one of the better running backs in SoCal in 2019. He tallied over 2,000 yards of total offense in only ten games, with 1,661 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground and 350 yards and four touchdowns in the air. Kennedy’s schedule wasn’t brutal, but he showed up against their toughest foes even when he had to do it as a one-man army on a team lacking great aerial presence.
61. Cael Helfrich — Torrey Pines — SR.
Listed as a fullback but more of a feature back in 2019, Cael Helfrich’s breakout year has landed him at least one college offer. Helfrich finished with over 1,300 rushing yards in 12 games and is also a great pass-blocker.
Relative to their difficult strength of schedule, Torrey Pines struggled offensively this season and defenses were able to load up on Helfrich, but he still propped up a strong Falcons squad even with defenses breathing down his neck. And he had some of his better statistical games against some of the Falcons’ best defensive opponents, such as San Clemente.
60. Trenell Ridgley — St. Paul — SR.
If we were to factor in contributions as a special teams returner, Ridgley would be near the top of this list. As a running back, he totaled 1,324 yards this season in 14 games. His numbers were down a touch from last season on offense, but that’s likely a result of defenses electing to contain him at all costs with a passing game that’s not as strong.
59. Austin Hogan — San Juan Hills — SR.
In San Juan Hills’ Division 4 championship season, Hogan ran for 1,567 yards and 19 touchdowns. A workhorse, Hogan was the only major ground presence for the Stallions, and carried the ball nearly 300 times.
58. Tyevin Ford — Upland — SR.
At 6-0, 240, with quick feet, Ford brought the size and blocking of a fullback as a feature back who also had 134 yards and three touchdowns as a slot receiver. With 957 rushing yards and nine touchdowns, his overall offensive production wasn’t head-turning, but Ford was also the second-leading tackler on Upland’s mighty defense. That’s part of the reason that he was sometimes saved on offense for only when he was really needed.
Factor in Upland’s difficult schedule and overall offensive sluggishness at times, and he’s quite a bit better than the numbers might indicate. Plus, he has offers from Arizona State and Utah to back it up. Ford is one of a small handful of guys on this list who we are already ranking above what their stats say and still might be at risk of underrating.
57. JD Sumlin — Sierra Canyon — JR.
Sumlin isn’t like a lot of guys on this list who are clearly running backs but play slotback regularly and even foray into wide receiver on occasion. Sumlin is a full-blown running back and a full-blown wide receiver at the same time, with the numbers to show for it, and trying to rank him is impossible.
He ran for 990 yards and 14 touchdowns on the state 1-AA finalist Trailblazers in 16 games. He also caught for 528 yards and three touchdowns, and clearly some of his production was at wide receiver, his listed position. Instead of trying to peg him down as one or the other, we’ll just say that Sumlin is one of the most versatile offensive prospects in California, and that a simple positional ranking can’t encapsulate his full value.
56. Josh Butler — Poway — SR.
As a senior, Butler very nearly accounted for half of a very good Poway offense’s total yardage. He finished with 1,528 rushing yards and 19 rushing touchdowns in 12 games, and also had 219 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.
55. Matt Rodriguez — Tustin — SR.
One of the more under-the-radar stud running backs in the region, Rodriguez ran for over 150 yards per game on a Tustin team that was much stronger than it looked on paper–they nearly beat eventual-champion Sunny Hills in the first round of the Division 8 playoffs, for example.
Despite major issues in their passing game, they hung in neck-in-neck against a lot of very strong teams, largely thanks to Rodriguez keeping the Tillers’ offense alive in numerous games they had no business being competitive in.
Rodriguez was responsible for well over half of Tustin’s total offense with 1,680 rushing yards and 21 rushing touchdowns in just 11 games, good for an average of over 150 rushing yards per game. He only rushed for under 100 yards once and under 130 yards twice. Even in losses, he showed out against great teams/defenses numerous times, including Sunny Hills, Capistrano Valley, Foothill, and Ayala.
54. Jaylon Armstead — Gardena Serra — SR.
Putting a guy up this high who rushed for not much more than 1,000 yards in his high school career is precarious. However, Armstead is a three-star prospect with multiple D-1 offers.
He was one of many important Cavaliers to get injured during the first half of the season and had trouble reentering the rotation once back, but he was a big factor in Serra’s strong league victory over Alemany. Armstead finished the season with only 482 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns, but that was on only 46 carries. Factor in his work at slotback, and you wonder what a guy who had 600 yards of offense while banged up in six games with 10.5 yards per carry could’ve done.
53. Isaac Galvan — Orange — SR.
Galvan had a monster year for Division 10 semifinalist Orange, finishing with 1,837 rushing yards and 25 rushing touchdowns. He also finished with 507 receiving yards (some at wide receiver, some in the slot) and five receiving touchdowns.
Orange piled up a lot of wild production in blowout victories over teams that had no chance en-route to their first league title in 16 years, but production is production, and it speaks to their dominance. Galvan was right at the center of it.
52. Robert Tucker — Grossmont — JR.
You can take everything from the slide about JD Sumlin, and it’s all true abut Tucker too. The only difference is that Sumlin is technically listed at WR. Tucker is a RB/SB who additionally lines up at wide-out several times a game because that was what his team needed as they were constructed in 2019.
Tucker ran for 1,075 yards and ten touchdowns on a strong 9.1 yards per carry, and then had 905 receiving yards and ten receiving touchdowns as well. Clearly he’s one of the top offensive threats on this list, period, just not all of it is coming at RB/SB.
51. James Ochoa — Arleta — SR.
Ochoa carried Arleta into the City Section Division 1 playoffs almost singlehandedly. Excluding special teams, nearly half of all of Arleta’s snaps were touches for Ochoa, and he accounted for way more than half of their offensive yardage on the season. In total he finished with 1,791 rushing yards and 25 rushing touchdowns. He was also the team’s leading receiver with 285 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.
He’s hard to rank because Arleta’s strength of schedule was less difficult than the vast majority of guys in the top 100, but he had to do so much heavy lifting even when the defense constantly knew the ball was coming to him–not only did Arleta struggle in the passing game, but he was their only feature back as well.
50. Freddy Fletcher — Cajon — SO.
On an offense without any other feature backs, defenses geared up on Fletcher a lot throughout the season but he still went for 1,277 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. Look for his impact to show up even more in the stats column next season as he becomes one of the top running backs in the Southern Section.
49. Christian Washington — Helix — SO.
Halfway through the season, Washington suddenly had to fill the shoes of one of the better running backs in San Diego history as a sophomore on a team with state title aspirations. And he stepped in admirably.
Helix wasn’t quite the same team after Elelyon Noah got injured halfway through the season, but they were still one of the better teams on the West Coast thanks to the gutsy play of Washington. Without a major drop-off, the Highlanders were still able to win the San Diego Section Open Division–not a state title, but a major accomplishment.
Washington finished with 1,110 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns on a solid eight yards per carry. He’s in great position for another “breakout” year in 2020, and might prove that his ranking here was way too low.
48. Jaden Donovan — Shadow Hills — SR.
After coming into the season as a FB/LB, Donovan converted to tailback and rushed for 1,836 yards and 23 touchdowns in only ten games. The Aztecs struggled and missed the Division 12 playoffs, but Donovan carried them as far as he possibly could.
47. Elijah Leiva — Simi Valley — SR.
While the Pioneers couldn’t quite pull off the championship run, Leiva was one of the better running backs in SoCal this past season with both wins and numbers to show for it. Simi Valley made it to the finals in a surprisingly competitive Division 10 and very nearly upset Crescenta Valley, and Leiva finished the season with 1,778 rushing yards, good for 136.8 per game. All the while averaging well over ten yards per carry.
Leiva’s best game was a 300-yard effort to stun a great Orange team in the sectional semifinals in a second-half comeback.
46. Floyd Chalk — Alemany — SO.
Chalk was already a big contributor last season as a freshman, but this past season he took a major leap into status of one of L.A. County’s top running backs. As a sophomore, Chalk ran for 1,431 yards and 20 touchdowns on one of the better offenses in SoCal.
45. Raymond Rodriguez — Chaffey — JR.
The best player on a strong Chaffey squad, Rodriguez eclipsed the 2,000-yard milestone in 12 games as a junior averaging nearly 11 yards per carry, and finished with 25 rushing touchdowns. Perhaps his most impressive statistic is his 162.9 rushing yards per game. Rodriguez will likely put up even more impressive numbers next season in Chaffey’s signature power-I formation.
44. Jyden King — Calabasas — SR.
A 3-star prospect, King’s Coyotes qualified for Division 1 after another excellent offensive showing in 2019.
43. Jacquez Robertson — Mission Viejo — JR.
In Mission Viejo’s abundant offense, everybody eats, even against some of the better teams in the country. Robertson ran for 832 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns as one of many key cogs for the Diablos while also sharing the backfield with another great running back in Tyson Scott.
At 5-6, 180, Robertson is primarily a power runner but has a great feel for setting up the blocks and great burst when he gets to the opening. He also has strong footwork to shake defenders, and above-average top speed once he breaks away from the pack.
With all the tools to take another big leap, Robertson will likely prove to be one of the top running backs in SoCal next season.
42. Nicholas Cuda — San Dimas — SR.
After missing the first two games of the Saints’ season, Cuda rushed for 1,704 yards and 19 touchdowns in the final 11. He averaged not only over 150 rushing YPG on the year, but a monster 11.4 yards per carry as well.
41. Cooper Vander Hill — Orange Lutheran — SR.
One of the more underrated running backs out there, Vander Hill was the one and only standout playmaker for Orange Lutheran, and still rushed for 1,054 yards with defenses locked in on almost no one but him despite OLu’s nationally challenging schedule.
That pretty much sums it up. The Lancers’ excellent blocking and well-executed, creative offensive schemes helped offset opposing defenses’ abilities to focus in on Vander Hill, but there’s a chance that in a less inherently challenging situation–outside of the mighty Trinity League–he could’ve been one of these guys with close to 2,000 rushing yards.
40. Jun Ahn — Sunny Hills — SR.
Sunny Hills had one of the best two-man punches in all of the middle and lower divisions of the Southern Section this past season in RB Jun Ahn and LB Carson Irons.
Ahn, who may run away (pun not intended, but why not) with Division 8 offensive player of the honors, finished with 1,906 rushing yards, 27 rushing touchdowns, and 259 receiving yards with three receiving touchdowns to polish it off. But the Division 8 championship was the real icing on the cake.
39. Marceese Yetts — Mater Dei — JR.
Yetts was already Mater Dei’s leading rusher in yardage last season in addition to receiving 121 yards and being a punt return extraordinaire. He clearly has all the physical tools needed to increase his workload significantly as a rusher.
It remains to be seen what Mater Dei’s offense will look like next season with Bryce Young and Kody Epps gone, but the Monarchs have a talented 3-star RB ready to break out if his number is called.
38. Fernando Chairez — Norco — SR.
As a senior, Chairez started the 2019 season as a linebacker, and finished as a star running back on one of the better offenses in California with interest from numerous colleges.
Norco had one of the better running backs in the country in Jaydn Ott, but he transferred to Bishop Gorman at the last minute, leaving a massive hole at running back. Chairez, who transferred from Corona after his sophomore year, told his coaches at Norco that he had played a lot of RB/SB before becoming a Cougar and got his opportunity. He broke out for six total touchdowns and over 100 rushing yards in Norco’s second game, a huge 59-44 win against Rancho Cucamonga, and finished the season with 20 rushing touchdowns, three receiving touchdowns, and over 1,000 rushing yards.
A 5-10, 190-pound battering ram who is also an outstanding blocker, Chairez brings the entire skill set of a fullback to the running back position. Countless times he was the power runner needed for a short blast for a touchdown or first down, but he also has the quickness needed to get through seams. Very few tailbacks in SoCal can bounce off contact and keep going like Chairez.
37. Johnathan Arceneaux — Whittier — SR.
Whittier struggled this season, but it was not because of a lack of inspired play by senior Johnathan Arceneaux. In only ten games he ran for 1,848 yards and 23 touchdowns, making him one of the top running backs in L.A. County.
36. Hunter Roddy — Chaparral — SO.
Even though he had to sit out nearly half the season after transferring from Murrieta Valley, Roddy quickly became a big factor for Chaparral.
He opened the season with a 236-yard performance in which the Pumas stunned his old school and much of the football world by upsetting Murrieta Valley 30-27. Roddy finished the season averaging 143 rushing yards per game with 16 rushing touchdowns in six games, and also had one of the best running back performances of the year in SoCal to get Chaparral into the CIFSS Division 4 quarterfinals by posting 352 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns on Great Oak in a 49-47 victory.
Roddy is a strong candidate to break out in the biggest way next season onward, and finish much closer to the top of the RB rankings. Chaparral will have a devastating running back duo returning with him and Matthew Majel.
35. Stephen Bradford — North (Torrance) — SR.
Bradford led the Saxons to the Southern Section Division 9 finals this season blasted the 2,000-yard mark on over nine yards per carry.
34. Sammy Green — JSerra — JR.
571 rushing yards and seven touchdowns are among the fewest of any player in the top 100, but by the end of next season, Green will probably be a top ten running back in SoCal. Maybe even top five.
Relative to their Trinity League competition, JSerra struggled to pass the ball this past season and it really hampered their running game. Green has good strength and timing, and breakaway speed. If JSerra can open up the field for him, the 3-star prospect will unquestionably take a big leap as a senior.
33. Kenyard Edwards Jr. — Apple Valley — SR.
Remarkably, Edwards was on a junior varsity roster not even a year-and-a-half ago. After transferring from Silverado to Apple Valley as a junior, he had no film and ultimately had to prove himself first on JV before quickly earning the promotion to varsity late in the season where he played well.
Not much more than a year later, he is sitting on a handful of college offers, D-1 included, after only one full year as a varsity player. Division 6’s regular season rushing leader finished the year with 1,507 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns in only 11 games, good for 137 rushing YPG. Edwards also averaged a great 9.4 yards per carry.
32. Brody Hughes — Temecula Valley — SR.
If this list included two-way production, Hughes might be at the top of it–the San Diego State-commit had ten offers primarily as a safety, where he finished with 100 tackles on the season.
Still, the Division 7 champion, Southwestern League MVP, and presumable division player of the year finished with 1,694 rushing yards and 27 rushing touchdowns in addition to 286 receiving yards.
31. Nicholas Gardinera — Scripps Ranch — JR.
Gardinera ran for both 100 yards and at least one touchdown in 11 of 13 games in 2019, and he ran for at least 88 yards in all 13. Scripps Ranch made it to the San Diego Section Division 3 finals. And with his massive totals of 1,783 rushing yards, 198 receiving yards, and 26 touchdowns, Gardinera could see his stock rise even more if the Falcons can compete at an even higher level next season.
30. Jordan Jefferson — Rancho Verde — SR.
Jefferson rushed for over 600 yards as both a sophomore and a junior, but as a senior he really took off. In only 11 games, Jefferson put up career-highs across the board–1,422 rushing yards, 25 rushing touchdowns, 8.7 yards per carry, 235 receiving yards, and three receiving touchdowns. Additionally, Jefferson’s ground presence did wonders clearing room for star dual-threat QB AJ Duffy to work, which led to a dangerously balanced offensive attack.
Perhaps the most telling statistic is that all of Jefferson’s best games came against Rancho Verde’s biggest foes. Their season consisted of a lot of inevitable blowout victories and a few major tests against Division 2 contenders. Other than their one bad loss on the year in which Upland got them by 23 in the preseason and Jefferson barely touched the ball, his “least” productive games (only 90-110 rushing yards) came in blowout wins when he only a handful of reps, and his best games came against the likes of Norco and San Clemente.
29. David Flores — Vista — SR.
One of the only standout fullbacks on this list, Flores rushed for 1,711 yards in 2019 and ran for at least 114 yards in 11 of Vista’s 12 games. On a team with two other major rushing threats, he also carried a heavy load of blocking when he wasn’t running the ball.
Not only was Flores consistent, but he was also clutch. He helped carry the Panthers through a few close contests and a couple more than they lost, and he often stepped up his game against their best competition. While they didn’t get the win, his best statistical game was a 205-yard, three-touchdown effort against future SoCal 3-AA champion El Camino in the playoffs.
28. Kenny Teter — Heritage — SR.
Teter ran for 1,739 yards and 15 touchdowns in 11 games for Heritage this season, good for 158 yards per game, and also had over 250 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns.
He was at times the only offensive threat in rhythm for the Patriots, and he was still nearly unstoppable even against defenses geared against him in particular. A lot of standout running backs on teams without elite passing games go flat when faced against defenses of upper-division playoff teams. But Teter couldn’t be shut down even in losses against great teams, with the lone exception of a shutout at the hands of Rancho Verde. He saved the best for last, a 250-yard effort in the first round of the Division 3 playoffs to nearly upset Edison.
27. Gemini Batimana — Elsinore — SR.
One of the most underrated players in SoCal, Batimana had a massive year for Elsinore. He was one of the only players on this list to rush for over 100 yards in every single game for a full season, and finished with 1,664 and 15 rushing touchdowns in only 11 games.
What makes it even more impressive is that Elsinore had a pretty minimalistic passing game and no other star running backs, so defenses loaded up on Batimana quite heavily over time, and he still averaged over 150 yards per game and 9.6 yards per run.
When you factor in that the Tigers were always either playing top-flight competition such as Rancho Verde and Temecula Valley or blowing other teams out and pulling the starters early, it appears that Batimana should have done enough to get himself onto college radars if he wasn’t already.
26. Jason Terry — Fairmont Prep — SO.
Terry might be the single hardest player to rank on this list. His numbers were staggering and then some, especially for a sophomore. 2,186 rushing yards and 28 rushing touchdowns in the regular season alone, on a phenomenal 10.6 yards per carry. But he did it on a team that barely made the CIFSS Division 14 playoffs.
Luckily, Terry has two more years to dominate, and give everyone who hasn’t yet a chance to see for themselves what this wild production is all about.
25. Eddie Allain — Norte Vista — SO.
As just a sophomore, Allain rushed for 1,984 yards and 32 touchdowns. Throw in 96 receiving yards and he eclipsed 2,000 total yards of offense as a tenth grader on a very good team. Norte Vista steamrolled most of their overmatched competition this year. It will be exciting to see how far they can climb with Allain at the top of their list of a lot of young talent.
24. Simon Gaete — Palm Desert — SR.
With 2,429 rushing yards and 29 rushing touchdowns on the season, Gaete was one of very few SoCal running backs in the 200 yards per game club. To do it averaging 9.6 yards per carry on a team that really struggled passing the ball is even more impressive. Palm Desert didn’t have a brutal schedule, but by no means was this a case of a good player feasting on bottom-feeders all year–the Aztecs were a solid Division 8 playoff team with similar-level foes in their regular season.
23. Cael Patterson — Orange Glen — SR.
Patterson averaged over 220 rushing yards per game in 2019, the most in Southern California, second-most in California, and 18th-most in the country. His 2,643 total rushing yards were also second-most in SoCal and third in the state. He topped it off with 32 rushing touchdowns and seven more in the air, a product of his 472 receiving yards.
Because of his statistical dominance on a middling team, Patterson is one of the hardest players to rank when factoring in his level of competition. Orange Glen wasn’t bad, nor was their schedule a joke, but the vast majority of the top players on this list were on teams/played against competition that would probably smoke a San Diego Section Division 4 semifinalist.
For instance, Orange Glen fell 35-14 to Santana in the playoffs, who lost 27-7 against Serra (San Diego) in the finals, who then lost by multiple touchdowns in a bowl game against El Monte–the Southern Section’s Division 12 champion. The Patriots packed a challenging preseason and averaged over 36 points per game on the season, but it’s just hard to project what their production would be against top-flight defenses.
Still, with his production and some college offers to back it up, placement as one of the better running backs in all of SoCal is deserved.
22. Nathaniel Jones — St. John Bosco — SR.
The opposite of a Simon Gaete or Cael Patterson on this list is Nathaniel Jones. There wasn’t anything eye-opening about his stats this season–598 rushing yards in 14 games, six yards per carry, five rushing touchdowns–but Jones is clearly one of the best running backs in SoCal, which is why he’s a high 3-star prospect and a UCLA-commit.
That’s a product of playing in a crowded backfield on arguably the best offense in the country with a prolific passing game. Who knows just how dominant Jones would be with more touches or outside of the toughest league in the country? With both elite burst and great strength for a back with his speed, it will be exciting to see Jones play at the next level, and probably prove that his ranking in this list was way too low.
21. Rayshon Luke — St. John Bosco — SO.
Luke is another perfect case of why it’s so hard to rank running backs in large regions. His 700 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns aren’t bad at all, but they put him pretty low in production of anyone in the top 100. But he was only one of three D-1-caliber running backs on the team with arguably the hardest schedule in the country with arguably the best passing game in the country. And the eye-test says he’s already a premier talent at RB.
247 has him as a 4-star recruit and top-ten recruit in California in the class of 2022. A track-star, Luke’s agility is as good as it gets, and he also has already shown some moves in one year at the varsity level. For the next two years, he’ll have at least one more outstanding talent to share reps with in Jabari Bates, but Luke is a good bet to emerge as a top-five or so running back in SoCal within a year from now. He also had 131 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown for what it’s worth.
20. Josh Henderson — Grace Brethren — SR.
Henderson ran for a whopping 1,424 yards and 29 touchdowns in his senior campaign. The most impressive thing is that running back is his second position–he’ll be playing middle linebacker at Colorado State.
19. Nicholas Floyd — Corona Centennial — SR.
The second-best offensive weapon on one of the better teams in the country, Floyd ran for 1,369 yards in 12 games for Centennial plus 171 receiving yards. His 114.1 rushing yards per game was strong but not head-turning, but what does turn heads is his 28 rushing touchdowns, with almost all of it of course coming against elite competition.
The thing is, Floyd is an even bigger threat than the numbers show. His 9.3 yards per carry is very strong given his workload as the Huskies’ only top RB, but Floyd had four games with single-digit carries and seven total under 12–every single one of them was a blowout victory. The only things stopping Floyd this season were garbage time and the end zone.
For example, he was done after 2.5 quarters against Norco with five touchdowns and the game already in hand. His 110 rushing yards that game were not even at his season average, but he was the best player in the game that night in a game that featured at least a dozen college recruits and probably numerous more.
18. Jessie Valenzuela — Camarillo — SR.
Valenzuela managed to rush for at least 1,000 yards and 13 touchdown in all four years of high school, and somehow get better every season. His senior year was easily his best, as he finished with 1,529 rushing yards, 25 rushing touchdowns, 9.1 yards per carry, 308 receiving yards, and three receiving touchdowns–all career highs. Not that it benefits him in these rankings, but he even managed to play defensive back for most of his senior year and do it well.
A lot of the top running backs in SoCal are power runners, but Valenzuela’s best attributes were his absurd quickness and shiftiness. Without a doubt, he was excellent at deflecting tackles for a running back without great size, but he was even better at evading them and exploiting microscopic seams to quickly find himself downfield.
17. Walter Gooding — Esperanza — SR.
One of SoCal’s most exciting breakout stars of 2019, Gooding was a fringe rotation player for the Aztecs in 2018. But through Esperanza’s Division 13 championship victory in 2019, he ran for 2,632 yards, good for fourth in the state, with 27 rushing touchdowns averaging 188 rushing yards per game. Esperanza got shut out by Reseda in the state semifinal, but if Gooding totaled 41 yards or more, then he finished the season second in rushing yardage in California.
Making it more impressive is that by late in the season, defenses were absolutely selling on the run, and Gooding still couldn’t be stopped until the state bowl game. He saved the best for last, going off for 352 rushing yards and four touchdowns in their section title win against Ramona.
16. Joshua Ward — San Pedro — SR.
There’s no shame in being number 16 in SoCal, but this might admittedly be too low. Like Josh Henderson, Ward was needed even more as a star linebacker than at running back at times during the season. His 1,061 rushing yards is very deceptively low for how good he is of a running back.
Not only was he expending immense energy making over 100 tackles throughout the season, but his coach really saved him on offense whenever he could be preserved–he had fewer than ten carries in half of their 12 games. We rank Ward very highly for someone with “only” 1,061 rushing yards–to go with 19 rushing touchdowns–but acknowledge that really he’s one of the absolute most talented running backs on this list.
15. Julien Stokes — Grace Brethren — JR.
One of many players on this list with great numbers who are even better than their production will tell you, Stokes ran for 1,377 yards and 18 touchdowns this past season for the Southern Section Division 3 finalist Lancers. He also caught for 253 yards and a few touchdowns, although some of that was at wide receiver and not the slot. Stokes did all that in only 11 games, in which he wasn’t at 100% health in multiple.
More impressive than his 125 rushing yards per game is his whopping average of 11 per carry, even as a highly-touted threat on a team known for running the ball way more often than not. Stokes is very strong and can fight through contact well for someone who’s 5-8, 170, but once you let him get into space, it’s already too late–his acceleration and lateral quickness are both off the charts.
Next season with another elite amazing running back in Josh Henderson gone, Stokes might nearly double his current production, which is terrifying. On top of all of it and his work in special teams, Stokes also registered over 60 tackles this past season as a defensive back.
14. Isaiah Creech — Highland — SR.
One of the most underrated players in California, Creech led Highland through the Division 9 championship with room to spare and all the way to the state championship where they just barely fell short against Ripon. He finished the season with 2,150 rushing yards and 29 rushing touchdowns despite routinely checking out of blowout victories with fewer than ten carries. His 9.9 yards per carry were outstanding, especially given his usage.
Creech’s production as a slotback really puts him over the top, as he also totaled 477 receiving yards and eight receiving touchdowns. As a result, he finished third in the state in total points.
13. Byron Cardwell — St. Augustine — JR.
In only ten games, Cardwell rushed for 872 yards and 21 touchdowns, and caught for 311 yards and two touchdowns more.
12. Xzavier Ford — Glendora — SR.
The Palomares League MVP rushed for 1,567 yards and 18 touchdowns on a great Tartans squad that nearly made the Division 5 finals. At 11-2, they feasted on a lot of overmatched competition throughout the regular season which both inflated Ford’s production and also took him out of many games before the end of the third quarter. He’s weighing multiple D-1 offers.
11. Malik Sherrod — Pacifica Oxnard — SR.
The future Fresno State Bulldog ran for 1,754 yards and 24 touchdowns this season for the state champion Tritons, and in the slot caught for 239 yards and seven touchdowns more. On the season he averaged a strong 9.3 yards per carry.
While it won’t affect his rankings here, throw in his work as one of the top defensive backs in the Southern Section and in special teams, and Sherrod is likely to win Southern Section Division 6 MVP honors.
10. Xavier Harris — Oxnard — SR.
The Montana-commit ran for 1,605 yards and 24 touchdowns in 12 games, and also had 286 receiving yards. And he was able to do it averaging 9.5 yards per carry.
9. Ke’ontae Springs — Madison — SR.
Springs was a workhorse for a strong Madison squad with a great offense. He surpassed 2,000 rushing yards on the season with 23 touchdowns in 12 games, and also had 362 receiving yards for 2,462 yards of total offense.
8. Zavien Watson — Cathedral Catholic — SR.
Until starting quarterback DJ Ralph got injured near the end of the season, Cathedral Catholic was easily a top-100 team in the country, some would say top-50, and Watson was right at the center of it. In 11 games, he ran for 1,573 yards and 20 touchdowns despite being the first, second, and third bullet point on every foe’s scouting report offensively.
If not for the Dons blowing out so many opponents, and the defenses of Lincoln and Carlsbad able to drown out their run-game in the last two games of the season with Ralph out, Watson could’ve possibly gone for over 2,000 yards. Especially since Cathedral Catholic would’ve had an excellent chance to contend for a state 1-AA title if fully healthy. And perhaps he would’ve finished even closer to the top in our rankings.
A dominant multi-sport athlete, Watson will being playing college baseball at Arizona.
7. Willy Camacho — Chaminade — SR.
In 12 games, Camacho ran for 1,105 yards and caught for 541 more as a slot receiver, scoring 24 total touchdowns.
His numbers weren’t otherworldly, but along with dual-threat QB Jaylen Henderson, Camacho at times had to muster through a ton of defensive attention against elite competition on an offense that took a while to round out. And once the Eagles were in peak form–their strong Mission League showing and Southern Section Division 2 finals appearance–Camacho was one of the focal points.
6. Kavika Tua — Oceanside — JR.
While Tua was a strong contributor for Oceanside’s offense as a freshman and sophomore, this past season he burst onto the scene as one of the absolute best running backs in SoCal, while additionally entering the rotation as a big contributor at linebacker.
Oceanside made the CIF 1-A Southern Regional Bowl Game, and Tua rushed for 2,307 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns in addition to roughly 400 receiving yards on the season.
5. Isaac Hurtado — Cypress — SR.
Cypress made it through the regular season and into the Southern Section Division 7 finals undefeated before falling narrowly to Temecula Valley, and Hurtado was at the center of it. He finished fifth in the state with 2,630 rushing yards, fourth in the state in total points, and second in the state with 43 total touchdowns. Factoring in his 469 receiving yards, he finished with well over 3,000 total yards of offense.
Hurtado was a consensus First Team All-Orange County selection, and currently holds seven Division 1 offers as an ATH prospect.
4. Chris Street — JSerra — SR.
Coming into his senior year, the Cal-commit was at the top of every scouting report after rushing for 1,342 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior on a nationally-elite JSerra squad. Nearly everyone the Lions faced in 2019 bent over backwards to load up on Street on every snap, and his numbers went down as a result, but the 3-star commit is one of the best running backs on the West Coast.
At 5-11, 205, Street has the size to run over would-be tacklers in combination with excellent footwork and shiftiness. Next season he’ll start at Cal.
3. Davon Booth — El Monte — SR.
Booth is an unearthly physical specimen at 5-9, 180, with next-level athleticism. He not only led California in rushing yards in 2019 by a major margin with 2,935 with 627 receiving yards and ten receiving touchdowns to boot, but in fact led the entire country in total points factoring in all types of touchdowns and two-point conversions.
And he did it on a whopping 12.6 yards per carry, which is outlandish for the top threat on a team that only passes twice per game running a double-wing. All the while standing out as one of the better defensive backs in the San Gabriel Valley.
2. Elelyon Noa — Helix — SR.
While his season was cut short due to injury, Noa was a clear challenger for status as the best running back in SoCal through six games, in which Helix knocked off multiple elite foes.
He racked up 1,085 rushing yards, 11 rushing touchdowns, and 165 receiving yards in not even half of a full season during that time. And Helix beat a healthy Cathedral Catholic squad by 18 the week after they stunned Corona Centennial, beat St. Augustine, and blew out Oaks Christian while only falling by one score to another nationally elite foe in Herriman (Utah). Helix would’ve remained favored to win playoff games at a state Division 1-AA level had Noa not gotten hurt.
A power-runner with every tool in his kit, Noa finished his illustrious Highlander career with 5,830 rushing yards, 55 rushing touchdowns, and a eye-opening 9.1 yards per carry for someone at the top of every scouting report. He will play college football at Utah State.
1. Damien Moore — Bishop Amat — SR.
The best running back in Southern California, Moore was named the Mission League MVP on the league champion Lancers after missing almost all of 2018 with a knee injury.
At 5-10, 205, Moore was rarely caught after bursting through a seam, but he was even harder to bring down than catch. The amount of yardage and touchdowns he racked up on plays where he was hit by literally five or more defenders was astonishing. He will play his next phase of football at Cal.
ON THE BUBBLE:
Harrison Allen & Tahj Owens — Loyola — SO.
Loyola had not one but two sophomore running backs break out when it was badly needed this season. What was supposed to be a “rebuilding” year turned into a contending one when Loyola started playing some strong football during Mission League play and getting wins to show for it come playoff time, with Allen and Owens right in the middle of it.
They combined for 1,628 rushing yards and 20 rushing touchdowns on just over 300 carries. At this point, both look like top-tier running backs in the works.
Rayce Thornton — Chino Hills — SR.
Thornton ran for 1,250 yards as a key cog in Chino Hills’ high-powered offense.
Michael Johnson III — Pacifica Oxnard — SR.
Johnson is easily a top-100 talent on this list and then some, but he’s really a slotback by trade. He ran for 812 yards this season and eight touchdowns on a enormous 12.9 yards per carry, but also caught for 653 yards and eight touchdowns. We can’t really classify him as a wide receiver, so he’s represented here as someone who’s kind of a running back, kind of a receiver, and really somewhere in between.
Blake Krigbaum — Brawley — SR.
Krigbaum carried Brawley to the San Diego Section Division 3 semifinals with some clutch postseason play. He finished the season with 1,4888 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns.
Michael Smith — Grant — SR.
The Lancers pulled off a major upset of Fairfax in the first round of the CIFLACS Division 1 playoffs this season to cap off a great season for Michael Smith and Grant. Smith finished with 1,398 yards and 17 touchdowns on the ground, and 310 yards and three touchdowns more in the air.
Peter Jason Garcia — Garfield — SR.
Garcia rushed for 1,339 yards and 22 touchdowns this past season. What makes his stat line pop even more is that he spent so much of the year exiting games early because Garfield was so dominant in league play, and there were very few games where he was allowed to dominate for four quarters.
For example, Garfield beat Crenshaw 52-49 in the preseason, and Garcia rushed for 317 yards and five touchdowns. Imagine if every game he was tasked with that workload–the numbers say he could’ve rushed for well over 2,000 yards.
Jonathan Guerrero — Rio Hondo Prep — SO.
Guerrero led the Kares to a 10-1 season and finished with 1,311 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns. He did it averaging over ten yards per carry. More than half of Rio Hondo Prep’s games were blowout victories in which Guerrero came out of the game early.
Aaron Martinez — Mary Star of the Sea — SR.
In only ten of the Stars’ games, Martinez ran for 1,463 yards and 21 touchdowns on a hefty 10.6 yards per carry. More impressively, he did all of it on a team that everyone knew to load up on the run against. And he saved all of his best performances for all of their biggest, toughest games, which is one of the keys to standing out in the lower divisions.
Isaiah Blevins — Pacifica Garden Grove — SR.
Blevins ran for 1,535 yards and 17 touchdowns in only 11 games for the Mariners.
Timothy Williams — Inglewood — SR.
Williams ran for 1,390 yards and 12 touchdowns for Inglewood in 12 games. Pretty impressive, but his 15.8 yards per carry is inhuman and probably the highest of anyone on this list.
Jaylen Thompson — Calabasas — SO.
Drew Barrett — Trabuco Hills — SO.
Roman Rojas — El Rancho — SR.
Deajon Little — Gardena — SR.
Jaheem Williams — Montgomery — JR.
Calin Marshall — Santiago — JR.
Aiden Calvert — Mater Dei Catholic — SR.
Sheldon Canley Jr. — Lompoc — SO.
Au’dante Bailey — Pasadena — SR.
Mo Jackson — San Diego — JR.
Jacob Buccola — San Dimas — JR.
Justin Cantu — St. Bonaventure — SR.
Marcus Macon — Palo Verde Valley — FR.
Stephen Britton — Santa Fe Christian — JR.
Jake Santos — Valencia (Valencia) — SR.
Venasio Mikaele — J.W. North — SO.
Jaycob Hicks — Morse — JR.
Arthur Shaw — Fullerton — SR.
Dane Kapler — Ventura — SR.
Quentin Moten — Rancho Cucamonga — SR.
Brooks Moutaw — Santana — SR.
Mekhi Evans-Bey — Culver City — SR.
Taden Littleford — Hart — SR.
Isaac Flores — Patriot — SR.
Kenny Cline — Palisades — SR.
Elijah Thomas — Mira Mesa — SR.
Tyreese Conner — El Camino Real — SR.
James Arellanes — St. Bonaventure — SO.
Somari Jones Griffin — Hesperia — SR.
Joe Vasquez — Marquez — SR.
Adrian Soracco — Bishop Diego — SR.
James Voorhies — Lakewood — SR.
Jalen Punsalan — Great Oak — JR.
Armando Guardado — Marquez — SR.
Thaj Stevens-Nguyen — Garey — JR.
Marcus Manion — El Modena — SR.
Jessie Carvajal — Norte Vista — SO.
Javier Fernandez Jr. — Heritage Christian — SR.
Shamonte Rogers — Savanna — SR.
Sabino Galeana — Chaffey — SR.
Jose Devoux — Holtville — SR.
Bleau Wallace — San Dimas — SR.
Matthew Majel — Chaparral — JR.
Nico Estrada — Kearny — JR.
Mateo Liau — Edison — JR.
Tye Coleman — Rowland — JR.
Ryan Gordiano — South El Monte — SO.
Elijah Banks — Orange Vista — SR.
Tyler Miller — Artesia — SO.
Adrian Calvillo — Arroyo — SR.
Sergio Martinez — Norwalk — SR.
Donegan Young — Carlsbad — SR.
Jason Jones — Sierra Canyon — SO.
Bruce Mathis — Buena — JR.
Angelo Guy — Granite Hills — SR.
Erik Cuellar — Covina — SR.
Matt Malone — Escondido — SR.
Devin Schulte — Coronado — SR.
Norwood Mazlo — Carlsbad — JR.
Jason Mageo — Tri-City Christian — SO.
Micheal Cunningham — Morse — SR.
DJ Watts — Murrieta Valley — JR.
Brendon Gamble — Sierra Canyon — SR.
Dustan Ellison — Serra (San Diego) — JR.
Derek Fuentes — Servite — SR.
Kyler Riche — Valley Center — SR.
Elijaih Lux — Patrick Henry — SO.
Brevin Lingoa — Serra (San Diego) — JR.
Juan Denny — San Jacinto — SR.
Dillon Harris — Long Beach Wilson — SR.
Matthew Munoz — Ayala — SR.
Corie Johnson — Murrieta Valley — SR.
Sone Aupiu — St. Anthony — SO.
Thaddeus Dixon — La Mirada — SR.
Jaden Allen — Downey — SR.
Brian Kelly — Vista — SR.
Jorge Hernandez — Canoga Park — JR.
Nate Stine – El Cajon Christian – SR.