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 in doubt, we will continue to highlight the best teams, players and coaches in California.
Here’s a closer look at the Top 10 wide receivers in the CIF Los Angeles City Section heading into the 2020-21 season. The rankings were compiled by SBLive reporter Connor Morrissette.
TOP 10 WIDE RECEIVERS IN CIF LA CITY SECTION
10. Jaboree Thornton – Venice – Senior
Thornton caught 15 passes for 215 yards and four touchdowns last season. The Venice coaching staff has high expectations for the senior.
9. Anthony Estrada – Mendez – Senior
Estrada hauled in 35 passes for 495 yards and one TD in 2019.
“Anthony is a special player,” Mendez head coach Carlos Fernandez told SBLive.
8. Nathaniel Hidalgo – Lincoln – Senior
Hidalgo caught 42 passes for 450 yards and five touchdowns last season. He was a second-team All-City pick last year.
7. Jason Wagner – Reseda – Junior
“Jason’s legit,” Reseda head coach Alonso Arreola told SBLive. “He’s very smart and is a great route runner.”
Last season Wagner caught 35 passes for 514 yards and one TD.
6. Jacob Monico – El Camino Real – Senior
“Jacob will be a big time guy for us who will see a ton of targets,” first-year El Camino Real head coach Jason Sabolic told SBLive. “He will be our roaming athlete and probably play all WR positions and may even show up in the backfield.”
Last season, Monico hauled in 24 passes for 427 yards and five touchdowns.
5. Keyshawn Parks – Grant – Senior
Parks is a deep threat for Grant. Last season, he averaged 21.8 yards per catch bringing in 19 passes for 414 yards and seven scores.
4. Eric Rolon – Franklin – Senior
Rolon caught 38 passes for 615 yards and seven TDs in Franklin’s pass happy offense a year ago. He was a second team All-City pick in 2019.
3. Joshua Johnson – San Pedro – Senior
Johnson is committed to Eastern Washington. He’s a jack of all trades player who will also make our list of top defensive backs in the section. A year ago, he caught 24 passes for 439 yards and five touchdowns, which earned him All-City first team honors.
2. Christopher Quijada – Franklin – Senior
There’s only one returning 1,000 yard receiver in the City Section this season: Franklin’s Chris Quijada. He hauled in 55 passes for 1,131 yards and 15 touchdowns last year. Quijada was a first team All-City pick in 2019.
1. Arlis Boardingham – Birmingham – Junior
When it’s all said and done, Boardingham has a chance to be among the top wide receivers the City Section has ever produced. He currently holds scholarship offers from Notre Dame, Arizona State and Nevada, among others.
Last season, Boardingham caught 54 passes for 910 yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore for the Open Division champion Patriots. He was an All-City first team pick.
Several wide receivers were considered for our Top 10, but narrowly missed the cut. Here are honorable City Section WRs who were in the conversation:
- David Sanchez – Birmingham
- Emmanuel Bekele – Hamilton
- Donald Moss – Venice