As West Covina South Hills prepares to make a run for state they reload with numerous returning starters on both sides of the ball. Offensively, QB Kevin Mort hopes to build on the 2,000 pass yards he had as a junior. Joining Mort are RBs Marquies Winbush and Fred Glaster. As juniors, Winbush and Glaster combined for over 1,700 rush yards. Ends Tobi Umodu and Brian Slover lead the defense. Umodu posted 17 sacks last year as a junior while Slover recorded 6 sacks and 82 tackles. Along with this talent on both sides of the ball are special teams highlighted by the strong leg of punter Kyle Petersen. At an athletic 6'5, Petersen's leg can be a force to change games and control field position. Last year, his 85 yard punt was the longest in the state and was part of his average of 37 yards per punt. Petersen also used his leg to record 22 touchbacks while kicking off. These statistics have peaked the interest of colleges across the nation and especially the PAC 10. This past weekend, Petersen traveled to Oregon State on an unofficial visit. He will officially visit the Beavers in September. Other PAC 10 schools showing interest are Stanford, Cal and USC. Currently, Petersen has a written offer from UTEP. He will officially visit the Miners the last weekend of September. Petersen is also a member of the basketball team and holds a 3.70 GPA.