California 2009 Preseason Rankings: WRs

The list of the top receivers in the Golden State is led by Shaquelle Evans, Randall Carroll and Rolando Jefferson, who round out one of the most complete group of pass-catchers in some time from the state...

The 2009 class of receivers in the Golden State is deep, and extremely talented, from the big-play ability of Jefferson and Jackson, the toughness of Marvray, the speed of Carroll and Flournoy to the all-around ability of Roberts, Thompson and Evans.  Here are the top receivers in California. 

1. Shaquelle Evans, Inglewood (Calif.)
The complete package at receiver, Evans has offers from all over the country and is one of the biggest targets at his positions nationally.

2. Randall Carroll, Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral- USC
Hands down, the fastest football player, or prepster, in the West.

3. Rolando Jefferson, Fresno (Calif.) Edison
No one has better big-play ability than Jefferson.  Academics are the only hangup.

4. Devon Flournoy, Van Nuys (Calif.) Birmingham- USC
The top offensive player in the City Section, is arguably the best return man in the West.

5. Jemari Roberts, Long Beach (Calif.) Wilson- Stanford
Often overshadowed by the folks at Poly, Roberts is with Flournoy as a top returner/receiver.

6. Brett Thompson, El Dorado Hills (Calif.) Oak Ridge- BYU
The best offensive prospect in Sacramento, is often compared to Oak Ridge alum and BYU receiver Austin Collie.

7. Diante Jackson, Walnut Creek (Calif.) Las Lomas
May be the most explosive athlete in Northern California.

8. Ricky Marvray, Corona (Calif.) Centennial
Had a great spring and has no fear making the catch in traffic.

9. Kenny Cooper, Merced (Calif.)
Whether he's at receiver or tight end, Cooper is a big target who's a physical mismatch.

10. James Johnson, Escondido (Calif.) Valley Center
Had a monster junior year and is also an excellent return man.

11. Kevin Cummings, Encino (Calif.) Crespi
Playing on high profile Crespi team should allow him to capitalize on a great spring.

12. Jamal Smith, Oxnard (Calif.)- Utah
Tall, physical receiver committed to the Utes early.

13. James Orth, Modesto (Calif.) Central Catholic
Tough, physical receiver also has deceptive speed.

14. Ronald McCrory, West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade
The MVP at the B2G Elite is showing he belongs with the big boys.

15. Deondre Powell, Cerritos (Calif.) Gahr- Hawaii
Despite a smaller frame, no one can argue with his impressive production.

The Next 15 (in alphabetical order):
Brandon Chambers, San Diego (Calif.)- San Diego State
Brett Ackerman, Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola
Chanzell Porter, Concord (Calif.)- Utah
Deondre Powell, Cerritos (Calif.) Gahr- Hawaii
Jake Peterson, Bakersfield (Calif.) Christian
James Flynn, Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame
Jerry Rice, Menlo (Calif.) Atherton
Jeffrey Taylor, Montebello (Calif.) Cantwell-Sacred Heart
Kevin Chandler, Mission Viejo (Calif.)
Marvin Jones, San Diego (Calif.) Kearney- San Diego State
Noel Grigsby, Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw
Osmond Nicholas, Oceanside (Calif.)- San Diego State
Rashaun Shaffer, Fresno (Calif.) Edison
Sam Knapp, Atherton (Calif.) Menlo-Atherton
Spencer Hagan, Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian

Other Receivers to Watch (in alphabetical order):
Brandon Washington, Napa (Calif.)
Blaine Ruiz, Hemet (Calif.)
Brian Owusu, Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian
Chris Albright, Milpitas (Calif.)
Darryl Jenkins, Los Alamitos (Calif.)
Delvon Purvis, Los Angeles (Calif.) Jordan
Drew Gibson, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
Geshaun Harris, Corona (Calif.) Centennial
James DeLaCerna, Westlake (Calif.) Westlake Village
Jeff Crissman, Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison
Johnny Millard, Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill
Josh Wicks, Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West
Keith Williams, Simi Valley (Calif.)
Kevin Voogt, Canyon Country (Calif.) Canyon
Matthew Villasenor, Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian
Scotty Williams, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran- Army


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