Preseason Honors Squad
WR -- Jaye Williams (Liberty, Bakersfield) 6-3, 190, Sr.
Has the size, speed and skills to rank among the top 20 college prospects in the West at his position.
WR -- John Taylor (Mt. Whitney, Visalia) 6-1, 175, Sr.
Placed among the state leaders last year in TD catches with 16 for the regular season.
OL -- John Guevara (West, Bakersfield) 6-2, 265, Sr.
Named second team all-area last year by Bakersfield Californian on defense.
OL -- Jacob Hickman (Centennial, Bakersfield) 6-4, 270, Jr.
He was one of the best linemen last year in Kern County -- as a sophomore.
OL -- Nick Howell (Bullard, Fresno) 6-5, 230, Jr.
Promising prospect is the son of a former USC line stalwart and the Trojans reportedly may already be interested.
OL -- Michael Pace (Clovis West, Fresno) 6-3, 247, Sr.
He's the main man up front for the Golden Eagles and is coming off a season in which he improved a lot.
OL -- Adam Hearron (Liberty, Bakersfield) 6-3, 280, Sr.
Returning all-league player.
QB -- Dan Ingle (Foothill, Bakersfield) 6-3, 185, Sr.
Doesn't have the stats of Fresno Hoover junior James Altschuler, but is highly-regarded in the recruiting world.
RB -- LeAndre Matthews (East Bakersfield) 5-8, 180, Sr.
One of the state's top five running backs, Matthews is back after piling up more than 2,000 yards as a junior.
RB -- Brent Webber (Sanger) 6-0, 185, Sr.
Ran for nearly 1,500 yards and 19 TDs during the 2002 regular season.
RB -- Tyrone Bishop (Sunnyside, Fresno) 5-11, 180, Sr.
He's got top sprinter speed in track and returns after going for 1,257 yards and 16 scores a year ago.
DL -- Corey Actis (Liberty, Bakersfield) 6-5, 255, Sr.
Another reason this squad should duplicate or improve upon last year's 9-3 mark.
DL -- Lawrence Ball (Edison, Fresno) 6-4, 245, Sr.
Gives the Tigers a nice one-two inside punch with Jason Rooters.
DL -- Jason Roberts (Central, Fresno) 6-4, 225, Sr.
One of the West's top pass rush prospects, Roberts has already committed to Fresno State.
DL -- Jason Rooters (Edison, Fresno) 6-5, 280, Sr.
He's one of those guys you see in person (specifically throwing the discus) and he just looks like he'd be a good football player.
LB -- Josh Stephens (West, Bakersfield) 6-1, 215, Sr.
He's probably the section's top two-way player as he'll be doing a lot more on offense as a runner and blocker this season.
LB -- Joey Pfeiffer (Hanford West) 6-2, 225, Sr.
He's listed as a FB/DE, but we're putting him here as an LB because with his size and skills he definitely could be one.
DB -- Bernard Hicks (Edison, Fresno) 5-11, 195, Sr.
Earned second team honors a year ago as a DB from the Fresno Bee.
DB -- Jordan Bucklew (San Joaquin Memorial, Fresno) 6-1, 190, Sr.
Top returning player for team that starts No. 1 in section Sequoia-Sierra Division rankings.
DB -- Alex Guizar (Sanger) 6-1, 185, Sr.
Even though teammate Brent Webber returns with prolific stats, Guizar might be even more dominant for the Apaches as a hard-hitting safety.
DB -- Raymond Mitchell (Hanford West) 5-10, 190, Sr.
Looked good at USC Nike Camp with 4.50 in the 40 and a 33-inch vertical jump.
DB -- Rodney Oliver (Clovis East) 5-10, 175, Sr.
Fastest player for the Huskies figures to get the ball in his hands on special teams and on offense, too.
RB/ATH -- Eric Alfred (South, Bakersfield) 6-0, 210, Sr.
There are some in Bakersfield who think Alfred may have just as bright a future for the next level as LeAndre Matthews.
WR/DB -- Brandon Breazell (Edison, Fresno) 5-10, 160, Sr.
Runs more like a gale-force wind than a breeze, this speedster with a 33-inch vertical reportedly has been offered by USC.
RB/DB -- Marcus Gray (Clovis West, Fresno) 5-11, 205, Sr.
Tested well at the Stanford Nike Camp and beat out teammate Matt Hill (son of Fresno State head coach) for a spot on this list. Hill is a top-notch WR/DB.
RB/ATH -- Francis Ojukwu (Stockdale, Bakersfield) 5-8, 180, Jr.
It's a very good year for RBs in the section and Ojukwu was one of state's top soph RBs in 2002. We just had to include him on this team somewhere.
QB/DB -- Bear Pascoe (Granite Hills, Porterville) 6-1, 175, Sr.
With all he does in other sports as well, Pascoe was one of the Visalia Times-Delta's top five athletes of the year as a junior.
RB/DB -- Jose Rojas (Clovis West, Fresno) 5-8, 185, Sr.
He ran for more than 1,500 yards last season and was another key to his team's advancement to the section final.
RB/KR -- Matt Mason (Bakersfield) 5-10, 175, Sr.
Drillers should do much better than 5-6 this season and Mason is a true game-breaker with 10.68 speed in the 100.