They dropped two games early in the season, but there was nobody stronger at the highest division of California high school football at the end of the 2006 season than Canyon Country (Calif.) Canyon High School. They finished nationally ranked after winning their final nine games, including the inaugural CIF Division I state championship bowl game over Concord (Calif.) De La Salle. The Cowboys ran and passed for 2900-plus yards each last fall, with a great deal of credit due to junior offensive guard A.J. Wallerstein, one of the state's top linemen for the 2008 class.
"Wallerstein is the prototypical guard in college," says Scout.com California recruiting analyst Brandon Huffman. "He is an excellent run blocker, and his strength is in his technique. He's very fundamentally sound and does a good job getting his hands underneath a defender. He could also be a center in college. Very much a road grader"
#73 OL A.J. Wallerstein 2006 highlights (part I) -
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