SBLive California is previewing the top football teams and players in the state ahead of the 2020-2021 high school football season. Even with the season on hold, we will continue to highlight the best teams, players and coaches in California.
Here’s a closer look at the Top 10 quarterbacks in the CIF Los Angeles City Section. The rankings were compiled by SBLive reporter Connor Morrissette.
TOP 10 QUARTERBACKS IN CIF LA CITY SECTION
10. Jaison Vargas – Garfield – Junior
Vargas has played on Garfield’s lower level teams the past two years, but Bulldogs coach Lorenzo Hernandez is very high on the junior, who will replace last year’s starter Jon Bautista. Bautista transferred to Sierra Vista in the offseason.
“I feel that Jaison, our upcoming QB, will be a tremendous leader,” Hernandez said. “He’s great at decision making, he has great running ability and arm strength. He’s been with me for two years and would be our go to guy.”
9. Rashad Cooks – Canoga Park – Senior
Cooks was an All-City selection last year at defensive back. He intercepted four passes and also played on offense, catching 25 passes for 397 yards and two touchdowns. Cooks backed up 2019 Canoga Park starting quarterback David Gomez. If there is a spring season in the City Section, Cooks will start under center for the Hunters.
8. Kameran Charles – Reseda – Junior
Charles played as a receiver and defensive back for Reseda last season. The Regents went 11-4 and won the Division 1 LA City Section championship and a state bowl game before falling to Milpitas in the state championship. Charles will play quarterback for the Regents this season. He brings tremendous athleticism to the position.
“He’s our guy for sure,” Reseda head coach Alonso Arreola said. “I am very excited for him.”
7. Ryan Feinberg – El Camino Real – Junior
Feinberg started two playoff games last season, leading El Camino Real to wins over Grant and Eagle Rock.
“He is a dual threat QB who has really nice footwork and is learning how to spin it now,” El Camino Real head coach Jason Sabolic told SBLive. “When we wrapped up practices last semester he was making some really impressive throws. On top of that he is a student of the game, and he’s great in the classroom. He has a chip on his shoulder as well and loves to play the game.”
6. Josh Coleman – Dorsey – Junior
Coleman transferred to Dorsey from St. Bernard in the offseason. He completed 80 of 163 passes for 1,048 yards, 10 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 2019. He’s known for being a great leader.
5. Ui Ale – Carson – Senior
After missing the majority of last season due to injury, Ale is ready to play if there is a season.
“Ui is 100% healed and ready to perform at a high level,” his father and Carson head coach Arnold Ale told SBLive. As a sophomore, Ale completed 114 of 207 passes for 1,331 yards, 12 TDs and nine interceptions.
4. Andy Chavez – Grant – Senior
Chavez started under center for Grant a year ago. He completed 117 of 191 passes for 1,797 yards, 28 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Chavez led Grant to an upset win over Fairfax in the Division 1 playoffs in 2019.
3. Dylan Kordic – San Pedro – Senior
Kordic led San Pedro to the Open Division semifinals in 2019. He completed 101 of 168 passes for 1,301 yards and 11 TDs. Kordic also rushed for three scores. In April, he received an offer from Long Island University. In addition to football, Kordic also plays baseball for the Pirates.
2. Forrest Brock – Palisades – Senior
Brock completed 129 of 212 passes for 1,737 yards and 20 touchdowns last year. He threw 10 interceptions. Brock led Palisades to a Western League title and an Open Division playoff berth.
1. Sam Vaulton – Venice – Senior
Vaulton transferred to Venice from Alcoa High School in Tennessee last spring. As a junior at Alcoa, Vaulton completed 84 of 125 passes for 1,435 yards, 21 touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for 320 yards and three touchdowns.
Vaulton was selected to the all-region team following his junior season, per the Knoxville News Sentinel. Vaulton received an offer from Ole Miss last January.
Several quarterbacks were considered for our Top 10, but narrowly missed the cut. Here are honorable mention LA City Section quarterbacks who were in the conversation:
Ayan Dutt – Taft – Senior
Josh Lara – Arleta – Senior
Randy Lopez – Marshall – Senior
David Jordan Oliveros – San Fernando – Junior
Ivan Plancarte – Lincoln – Junior
Hugo Quisquinay – Mendez