San Diego Section news roundup: Troy Warner among 4 former stars to sign with NFL teams as undrafted free agents

San Diego Section news and notes from the past week:


The San Diego Section did not have any former standouts selected in last week’s NFL Draft, though four former players have signed on with teams as undrafted free agents.

Troy Warner – Mission Hills HS – Defensive Back

Warner, the younger brother of 49ers All-Pro linebacker Fred Warner, was a two-time All-CIF selection for the Grizzlies before heading to BYU. He made 120 tackles and grabbed two interception during his five years for the Cougars. Warner has signed with the Los Angeles Rams.

Tariq Thompson – St. Augustine HS – Defensive Back

Thompson was a two-time All-CIF selection for the Saints before becoming a starter for the Aztecs during his freshman season. Thompson made 210 tackles, grabbed 11 interceptions and forced five fumbles during his time with San Diego State. He signed with the Buffalo Bills.

Caleb Johnson – Point Loma HS – Linebacker

Johnson’s Houston Baptist team was limited to four games during his senior year. He was able to jump on the map with 104 tackles, six sacks, and an interception during his junior campaign. He signed with the Chicago Bears.

Jake Burton – Granite Hills HS – Offensive Lineman

Burton was an All-CIF selection on the defensive line during his senior season before heading to UCLA. He switched to the offensive line and played 29 games for the Bruins before transferring to Baylor for his final year. He signed with the New York Giants.



  • 2021 Carlsbad OL Dylan Smith committed to New Mexico State.
  • 2021 Granite Hills ATH Ryan Dobbs committed to the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
  • 2021 Oceanside LB McKyle So’oto accepted a preferred walk-on spot at Cal.
  • 2021 Montgomery ATH Alexander Dixie committed to Lake Erie College.
  • 2021 Torrey Pines DL Ava Leota committed to Cal Poly.


  • 2021 Foothills Christian G Derrien Carter-Hollinger committed to Multnomah University.
  • 2021 Mission Vista G Ty Cox committed to Pacific University (Oregon).


The San Diego Padres will be hosting six CIF San Diego Section baseball games at Petco Park this weekend.


1pm: Torrey Pines vs. Sage Creek

4pm: Francis Parker vs. Bishop’s

7pm: Mira Mesa vs. Patrick Henry


10am: The Rock Academy vs. Pacific Ridge

1pm: Point Loma vs. Scripps Ranch

4pm: Calexico vs. Central Union

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