Preseason Honors Squad
WR -- Ryan Graves (Venice) 6-1, 170, Sr.
Transfer from Pasadena Muir led the state last year with 106 catches for 1,499 yards and 16 TDs. Already committed to UCLA.
WR -- James Lewis (Venice) 6-1, 195, Sr.
Impressed at both Nike camps and ranked high on numerous national recruitling lists.
OL -- Matt Streid (Granada Hills) 6-2, 280, Sr.
A lot of the top linemen in the section can go either on offense or defense and Streid is one of them.
OL -- Norris Malele (Carson) 6-3, 280, Sr.
Some think Norris is a better college prospect than brother Matt, who was a second team all-state pick last year.
OL -- Erick Lobos (Venice) 6-3, 275, Sr.
Named as a second-teamer last season on All-L.A. City honors squad.
OL -- C.J. Torres (San Pedro) 6-3, 285, Sr.
Should be one of the top players in the South Bay region (which includes CIFSS schools).
OL -- Alexi Lanis (Crenshaw, Los Angeles) 6-6, 290, Jr.
College coaches are drooling over this Russian bear. Yes, he's a white player for the Cougars and stood out on last year's team as a sophomore.
QB -- Beau Davis (Venice) 6-2, 190, Sr.
Transfer from Carson should put up huge numbers with wideouts he has plus head coach Angelo Gasca's connection to the Steve Clarkson pass offense.
RB -- Patrick Perry (Banning, Wilmington) 5-9, 195, Sr.
He's the No. 1 back in the city, from a college-recruitment standpoint, and was one of the best even as a sophomore two years ago.
RB -- Ryan Carew (Sylmar) 5-11, 180, Sr.
Ran for more than 2,000 yards and scored 21 TDs last year and ranked among top prospects in the West.
RB -- Anthony Dickson (Grant, Van Nuys) 5-11, 190, Sr.
Despite missing two games, Anthony rambled for 1,500 yards and had 23 TDs as a junior.
K -- Dylan Cohnen (Palisades, Pacific Palisades) Jr.
Fridays won't be freaky for the Dolphins if they have to depend on Cohnen to kick a key PAT or FG. Note: The current hit movie was filmed at Dylan's school.
DL -- Alan King (Monroe, Sepulveda) 6-4, 245, Sr.
Ranked among the top 20 defensive line prospect in the West by college scouts.
DL -- Jasper Henry (Dorsey, Los Angeles) 6-2, 260, Sr.
He's a rapidly rising prospect due to projected pass rushing ability.
DL -- Thomas Herring (Fremont, Los Angeles) 6-6, 290, Sr.
He's the No. 1 player in the section and one of the best in the West.
LB -- Wallace Bates (Taft, Woodland Hills) 6-0, 200, Sr.
New coach Kevin Pearson of the Toreadors willl be counting on Wallace to lead the defense.
LB -- Luke Laolagi (Birmingham, Van Nuys) 6-2, 205, Jr.
One of the top juniors in the state, Laolagi is the top returnee off last year's section championship team.
LB -- Anthony Huntley (Crenshaw, Los Angeles) 6-1, 215, Sr.
Cougars always have a competitive squad and Huntley will help make that so once again.
DB -- Jerome Boyd (Dorsey, Los Angeles) 6-2, 195, Sr.
How many times have the Dons had the top DB in the city? Add this year (with Boyd) to that total.
DB -- Chet Sanders (Carson) 6-1, 190, Sr.
Second team all-state underclass pick from last year can play both corner and safety.
DB -- Jeffrey Brown (Narbonne, Harbor City) 6-2, 185, Sr.
Gauchos have been a college recruiting magnet of late and Brown looks like another excellent catch.
DB -- Kellen Yancy (Fairfax, Los Angeles) 6-2, 200, Sr.
If he keeps growing and stays fast, a switch to linebacker could be in the works.
DB -- Tim Farley (Belmont, Los Angeles) 5-11, 175, Sr.
Returning second-team All-L.A. City pick also is a very good running back.
P -- Giovanni Rodriguez (Verdugo Hills) Sr.
Another second-team All-L.A. City selection from a year ago.
RB/DB -- Keenan Jones (Narbonne, Harbor City) 5-11, 185, Sr.
He's pretty close to being as highly-regarded a running back as the three shown above.
RB/ATH -- Byron Ellis (Venice) 6-1, 195, Sr.
Impressed at both Nike camps and yet another promising prospect from a team that certainly should be the section's most intriguing, if not one of the best.
WR/TE -- Austin Usher (Jefferson, Los Angeles) 6-3, 190, Jr.
Should be one of the top juniors this season in Southern California.
DB/ATH -- Jeremiah Johnson (Dorsey, Los Angeles) 5-10, 195, Jr.
It'll be interesting to see how the talents of this strong and fast junior are utilized.
LB/DB -- Elijah Mueller (Carson) 6-1, 195, Sr.
Should team with Chet Sanders to give the Colts a great pair of attacking defenders.
QB/RB -- Deshawn Smith (Grant, Van Nuys) 5-10, 190, Sr.
He threw for more than 1,700 yards as a junior and showed he could take off and run for a few yards, too.