This fifth installment in a series of profiles and preseason honors teams is for the CIF San Diego Section. We'll continue this series for the next week, leading up to all of our preseason rankings of the top football teams in the state. Note: We are entering our 25th year of covering high school sports in California.

San Diego Section

Preseason Honors Squad


WR -- Demetrious Chattman (Mission Bay) 6-2, 175, Sr.

Averaged 22 yards per catch last season.

WR -- Marcus Montgomery (Oceanside) 6-3, 180, Sr.

There's a buzz from one e-mailer to us, though, that the Pirates have an incoming transfer (last name Wallace) who will be a phenom.

OL -- Nathan Flowers (Chula Vista) 6-4, 290, Sr.

Major college prospect ended suspense recently with commitment to Washington.

OL -- C.J. Bryant (West Hills, Santee) 6-2, 310, Sr.

Earned first team All-East County honors as a junior.

C -- Paul Sutton (El Capitan, Lakeside) 6-5, 265, Sr.

It's always preferable when you can actually pick a true center to one of these teams and Sutton could be one of the state's top true centers this season.

OL -- Bill Wacholz (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) 6-7, 285, Sr.

Ranks with Flowers as probably section's top OL. Also a Pac -10 level recruit.

OL -- Anthony Daniels (San Pasqual, Escondido) 6-5, 320, Sr.

Will team with C Ryan Bethea to form great line foundation for coach Mike Dolan.

QB -- Sean Canfield (Carlsbad) 6-2, 175, Jr.

Passed for nearly 1,600 yds last year in leading Lancers to Div. I section crown. Picked in close call over West Hills senior Blake Sutton (nearly 1,900 yds).

RB -- Patrick Gates (Marian Catholic) 5-11, 185, Sr.

Looking for third straight 1,000-yard season and one of the top five rated RBs in the West by college scouts.

RB -- Antoine Wilson (Serra) 5-7, 165, Jr.

Only sophomore (other than kicker) named to any of the 2002 all-section teams as chosen by the San Diego Union-Tribune.

RB -- Travis Gibbs (Madison) 5-9, 170, Sr.

We went with Travis in this spot instead of multi-purpose to fill hole created by Rico Tucker (University), who's decided to concentrate on basketball.

K -- Jordan Congdon (St. Augustine, San Diego) 5-9, 160, Jr.

He's already on all-time state lists for field goals in a season (15) and kicking points in a season (92).


DL -- Russell Tialavea (Oceanside) 6-2, 250, Jr.

All-State sophomore pick from 2002.

DL -- Sean Chambers (Fallbrook) 6-4, 210, Sr.

Top defensive returnee for team that should be one of section's best.

DL -- Ben Quick (University) 6-4, 285, Sr.

Major colleges are said to be courting Quick, who played last year for a school in the East.

LB -- Magnum Mauga (Helix, La Mesa) 6-1, 260, Sr.

We remember seeing him as a freshman playing at the big stadium.

LB -- Russell Allen (Vista) 6-2, 210, Sr.

All-State Underclass pick from last year has moved to the inside and has remained as intense as ever.

LB -- Eric Martin (Steele Canyon, El Cajon) 6-1, 200, Sr.

Promising player from first graduating class for this new school.

DB -- Sharrod Davis (Monte Vista, Spring Valley) 5-10, 170, Sr.

He can play offense, too, /and is definitely among the section's very best talents.

DB -- Noelle Noy (El Capitan, Lakeside) 5-9, 170, Sr.

Intercepted seven passes last season to rank among the section's leaders.

DB -- Jimmy Recourt (Monte Vista, Spring Valley) 5-11, 175, Sr.

Ranked No. 1 at the USC Nike Camp with 37-inch vertical leap.

DB -- Wendell Shanks (Oceanside) 5-9, 175, Sr.

Three-year starter also will be top ball carrier for coach John Carroll.

DB -- DeMarco Sampson (Castle Park, Chula Vista) 6-5, 180, Sr.

Joined Recourt as a second-team all-section defensive pick last year by Union-Tribune.

P -- Brooks Rossman (Torrey Pines) 6-0, 160, Sr.

It's a great year for kickers in the section with Jordan Congden and Sean Henschel both returning. Rossman is right up there, too, and starred in the summer at numerous college camps.


DB/ATH -- Bryan Barmer (Helix, La Mesa) 5-11, 165, Sr.

Hurdler from state championship track team had one of the best 20-yard shuttles at the USC Nike Camp.

WR/K/P -- Sean Henschel (El Capitan, Lakeside) 5-10, 170, Sr.

Booted 13 field goals as a junior and was a second-team all-leaguer as a wideout.

FB/LB -- Alex Peltier (Santa Fe Christian, Solana Beach) 5-9, 185, Sr.

One of the state's top returning small school players.

WR/DB -- Vinnie Perretta (La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad) 6-0, 185, Sr.

Averaged 20 yards per catch last year, but may be used more as a running back this fall.

RB/LB -- J.T. Rogan (Coronado) 5-11, 180, Sr.

Rushed for 1,046 yards as a junior and flies around the field on defense, too.

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