Preseason Honors Squad
Note: We didn't go as far south as Palm Springs or La Quinta for this list, but did include portions of eastern L.A. County.
WR -- Damon Morton (J.W. North, Riverside) 6-1, 175, Sr.
Named state sophomore player of the year for 2001 season.
TE -- Dale Thompson (Santiago, Corona) 6-4, 240, Sr.
There's a strong consensus that Dale is the state's top TE prospect for the next level.
OL -- Brian Abraham (Rancho Cucamonga) 6-6, 260, Sr.
Already committed to UCLA and a likely Hot 100 recruiting pick for the state.
OL -- Clarence Tuioti-Mariner (Corona) 6-1, 285, Sr.
A two-year all-leaguer and a returning All-State Underclass second team selection.
OL -- Josh Harwell (Redlands) 6-4, 310, Sr.
Only returning starter on offense for the Terriers and plays center.
OL -- Adam McDowell (Norco) 6-4, 250, Sr.
Teammate Josh Smith (6-5, 310) is another top-notch player, but we went with McDowell here since he was the one named second team All-County last season.
OL -- O'Neill Roussell (Chino) 6-3, 265, Sr.
Three-year starter is another gem for longtime coach John Monger.
QB -- Brian Hildebrand (Corona) 6-1, 190, Sr.
Top thrower at USC and Stanford Nike Camps and one of just two from the state who were invited to the prestigious EA Sports Elite 11 Quarterback Camp.
RB -- Terrell Jackson (Centennial, Corona) 5-9, 185, Sr.
Fifty touchdowns and 300 plus points are magical numbers that 99 percent of prep runningbacks in the nation can only dream of.
RB -- Josh Barnett (J.W. North, Riverside) 5-10, 170, Sr.
Scored 25 TDs and rushed for 1,620 yards last season and a major college prospect.
RB -- Jamal Floyd (Claremont) 5-11, 185, Sr.
Rushed for 1,400 yards last year and already offered by UCLA, Colorado and others.
DL -- Bernard Afutiti (Kaiser, Fontana) 6-1, 225, Jr.
All-State Underclass pick had 13 sacks and 15 other tackles for loss last year.
DL -- Duke DeLao (J.W. North, Riverside) 6-3, 280, Sr.
Huskies have more coming back than just quick, skill players.
DL -- Andrew Raimer (Chaparral, Temecula) 6-4, 265, Sr.
Also is an outstanding wrestler and has run a 5.2 in the 40.
DL -- Rodney Picou (Canyon Springs, Moreno Valley) 6-3, 300, Jr.
Big-time college prospect for next year gets it done on both sides of the ball.
LB -- Ryan Phipps (Centennial, Corona) 6-0, 210, Sr.
Standout at USC Nike camp and one of the top five LBs in the West.
LB -- Eugene Germany (Pomona) 6-3, 230, Sr.
We admit we goofed in not choosing Eugene to last year's All-State Underclass squad.
LB -- Prince Hall (Moreno Valley) 6-0, 240, Jr.
Could be one of the top junior LBs in the nation. He had 139 tackles as a soph.
LB -- Art Drumwright (Rancho Cucamonga) 6-2, 225, Sr.
Seems to be just a little more highly-regarded than teammates Averel Spicer (DL) and Patrick Chung (DB), who also are getting serious looks from colleges.
DB -- Dion Toliver (Poly, Riverside) 5-11, 160, Sr.
All-County pick by Press-Enterprise had five interceptions and two forced fumbles.
DB -- Durrell Peters (Temecula Valley) 5-11, 190, Sr.
Ranked as one of the state's top 25 DBs for next level, according to Student Sports/TheSporting News High School Football annual.
DB -- Keston Cheatem (Pomona) 6-3, 200, Sr.
Already committed to Michigan and a threat as a wideout as well.
RB/KR -- Robbie Allen (Arroyo Valley, San Bernardino) 6-1, 200, Sr.
Had a 100-yard kickoff return and averaged nearly 11 yards per carry as a junior.
QB/RB -- Kyle Jacobo (A.B. Miller, Fontana) 6-3, 185, Sr.
Rushed for 1,247 yards and scored 15 TDs as option QB. Also had 59 tackles on defense.
QB/RB -- Nate Johns (Redlands East Valley) 6-1, 175, Sr.
Piled up more than 1,300 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing in breakout season for Wildcats.
QB/RB -- Dion Morton (J.W. North, Riverside) 6-1, 175, Sr.
Three-year starter will be at the controls of one of the most exciting offenses anywhere.
RB/ATH -- Ian Johnson (Damien, La Verne) 6-0, 200, Sr.
Another highly-productive rusher from last year who is getting Div. I college looks.
QB/RB/DB -- Tim Parks (Moreno Valley) 5-11, 185, Sr.
Had one of the best shuttles two years ago at USC Nike Camp.