California 2008 Preseason Rankings: STs

California is again home to one of the premier special teams players in the country, led by's top punter, Matt Zubyk and the top longsnapper, Aaron Brewer...


California is home to the top punter in the nation in Zubyk, a good one in Stahovich and solid kickers in Balough and Beard.


1. Matt Zubyk, San Diego (Calif.) Francis Parker- Stanford
The top-ranked punter in the nation by, Zubyk is a big kid in the mold of last year's top California punter, Bryan Anger.

2. Brian Stahovich, San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral Catholic- San Diego State
Stahovich is choosing to stay home and play for the hometown Aztecs.

3. Robbie Beard, Fullerton (Calif.) Troy
Also doubles as a D-I recruit at linebacker

4. Tom Balough, Palos Verdes Peninsula (Calif.) Chadwick- Army
Solid kicker who is headed to West Point.

5. Louis Feinstein, Irvine (Calif.) University
6. Patrick Duffy, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
7. Jordan Mannisto, Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake
8. Augie Heath, Pleasant Valley (Calif.) Chico
9. Kyle Hughlock, Upland (Calif.)
10. Trey Farquhar, Redlands (Calif.) East Valley

1. Aaron Brewer, Fullerton (Calif.) Troy- San Diego State
The top prep longsnapper in the country, Brewer will team with Stahovich for a fine battery.

2. Jeff Palmer, Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita
4. Chase Obenhauer, Newport Beach (Calif.) Newport Harbor
5. David Casper, Danville (Calif.) Monte Vista
Chris Sailer and Chris Rubio of Chris Sailer Kicking helped compile the special teams rankings.

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