How fun would it be to assemble the best high school football players in Southern California onto one team? Scorebook Live reporter Connor Morrissette took a stab at compiling his SoCal football dream team.
The team is filled with players that will suit up next season in the LA City, San Diego and Southern Sections. Eleven offensive players, 11 defensive players and four special teams players were chosen. The criteria was simple: be the best at your position based on past production and future potential.
QB: Tyler Buchner – Helix – 2021
Buchner threw for 4,474 yards and 53 touchdowns in 2019 at Bishop’s. He’ll play his senior season at Helix. Buchner is committed to Notre Dame.
T: Earnest Greene – St. John Bosco – 2022
Greene is widely regarded as one of the best offensive line prospects from Southern California in the last decade.
G: Elia Migao – Chaparral – 2021
Migao was named the Southwestern League offensive lineman of the year a season ago. He was also a Southern Section All-Division 4 selection.
C: George Miki-Han – Mater Dei – 2021
Miki-Han was an All-Trinity League selection in 2019.
G: Josh Simmons – Helix – 2021
Simmons stands at 6-foot-6 and weighs 280 pounds. He’s the consensus top guard prospect from Southern California in the 2021 class.
T: Mason Murphy – JSerra – 2021
Murphy is committed to USC.
RB: Raleek Brown – Mater Dei – 2022
In two varsity seasons at Edison Stockton, Brown rushed for 2,684 yards and 34 touchdowns. He’s now at Mater Dei.
RB: Byron Cardwell – Morse – 2021
Cardwell has transferred to Morse from St. Augustine. Morse runs the wing-t, which will give Cardwell plenty of chances to add to his 34 career varsity touchdowns.
WR: Beaux Collins – St. John Bosco – 2021
Collins caught 41 passes for 1,008 yards and 14 touchdowns for the state champion Braves. He is committed to Clemson.
WR: Tetairoa McMillan – Servite – 2022
McMillan exploded onto the scene a year ago catching 65 passes for 851 yards and 12 touchdowns.
TE: Keyan Burnett – Servite – 2022
Burnett will play a big role for Servite following his transfer from JSerra. Look for him to play tight end and wide receiver. Burnett currently holds ten scholarship offers, per 247Sports.com.
DE: Korey Foreman – Corona Centennial – 2021
Foreman is a top five national recruit in the 2021 class. He’s committed to Clemson. Foreman had five sacks a year ago despite drawing consistent double teams.
DT: Jay Toia – Grace Brethren – 2021
Toia is a run stuffer; he had eight tackles for loss a year ago. He’s committed to USC.
DT: Victory Vaka – Westlake – 2021
Vaka was a first an All-Marmonte League pick last year. His top five college choices are Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Oregon and Texas A&M.
DE: Derek Wilkins – Santa Margarita – 2021
Wilkins recorded 15 tackles for loss last season. He has double digit scholarship offers.
LB: Ma’a Gaoteote – St. John Bosco – 2021
Gaoteote had the key strip sack on Bryce Young that helped St. John Bosco win last season’s Southern Section championship. He’s committed to USC.
LB: Raesjon Davis – Mater Dei – 2021
Davis is committed to LSU. He had 16.5 tackles for loss last season.
LB: Niuafe Tuihalamaka – Alemany – 2022
Tuihalamaka is committed to USC. He made 65 tackles last season, seven of which came for a loss.
CB: Ceyair Wright – Loyola – 2021
Wright is the top cornerback in the 2021 class in the state, per 247Sports. He intercepted three passes a year ago.
CB: Domani Jackson – Mater Dei – 2022
Jackson is a shut down corner. He had one interception and a fumble recovery last season.
S: Larry Turner-Gooden – St. Bernard – 2022
Turner-Gooden excels on both sides of the ball (he plays receiver too), but he’ll most likely play safety in college. Turner-Gooden transferred to St. Bernard from Calabasas this offseason.
S: Kamari Ramsey – Sierra Canyon – 2022
Ramsey had four interceptions and a forced fumble last season. He made 80 total tackles.
LS: JT Greep – Glendora – 2021
Greep is the state’s top ranked long snapper, per Rubio Long Snapping.
K: Josh Bryan – Sierra Canyon – 2021
Bryan is the state’s top ranked kicker, per Chris Sailer Kicking.
P: Brenden Segovia – Oaks Christian – 2021
Segovia is the state’s top ranked punter, per Chris Sailer Kicking.
K/P return: DJ Harvey – Sierra Canyon – 2021
Harvey does a little bit of everything for Sierra Canyon. He’s a standout wide receiver and cornerback who also returns kicks and punts. He returned two punts for touchdowns last year and amassed over 500 yards in combined punt and kickoff returns.