2011 Team Preview: Riverside

Riverside head coach Tom Kraft and his staff have rebuilt the Tiger football program by bringing some top prospects into the fold. the second-year head man recently told JCFootball.com his team is one of "the most talented teams" he's been around. JCFootball.com takes a look at the top players to keep an eye on this fall and what to expect from them...

The Tigers return 11 starters (10 on offense; 1 on defense) from last year's squad that went 10-1 in 2010 after going 1-9 in 2009.

Pulling the trigger on Riverside's offensive attack is QB Dalton Livingston who threw for 2,746 yards while completing nearly 60% of his passes with 23 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

Helping Livingston out in the playmaking arena are wide receivers Sadale Foster, Joshua Waller and Jon Greenwalt who all bring different aspects to the offense.

RB Andre Hunt returns after posting 643 yards on 10 touchdowns and he's got a great size/speed combination.

Richard Greenwalt leads a young group of lineman who will be tasked with keeping Livingston upright and opening holes for the running game.

Along the defensive line, Lee Adams and Justin Rayside already have four-year programs looking at them and freshman Lawrence Fenumiai will provide depth across the defensive line.

Inside the Tigers will be young, but they have some serious size in freshman defensive tackles Daniel Fusi and Delvin Lewis.

LB Zaire Anderson is the leading tackler (92)returning from last year and is a leader on the defense.

LB Eddie Lackey has already committed to Hawaii and is expected to be a playmaker on the outside.

In the secondary, the Tigers have some interesting players including corners Bruce Jones and Marcus Smith as well as safeties Chris Gonzales, Rashad Rainey and Mickey Payne and freshman Manu Sautia.

Last Saturday, the Tigers started the season 1-0 by downing San Bernardino 53-6. This weekend they will head on the road to take on Victor Valley.

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