San Diego Section high school football teams kick off their fall 2021 seasons this week, which means it is time to take a closer look at the best players in the section.
We talked to coaches and evaluated players across the Section to compile our preseason All-San Diego Section Team — 11 on offense and 11 on defense. SBLive’s preseason All-San Diego Section Team was compiled by reporter Bodie DeSilva.
(Lead photo by Josh DaFoe)
SBLIVE’S PRESEASON 2021 ALL-SAN DIEGO SECTION FOOTBALL TEAM
QB: Jackson Stratton – La Jolla – Senior
Stratton passed for over 1,200 yards and threw 19 touchdowns during the spring season. He’s committed to Washington.
RB: Lucky Sutton – Cathedral Catholic – Senior
Sutton averaged over 180 yards rushing per game in the spring. San Diego State is among his offers.
RB: Christian Washington – Helix – Senior
A four-year varsity player, Washington makes an impact on the ground, in the passing game, and in the return game.
WR: Rex Haynes – Cathedral Catholic – Senior
Haynes averaged over 33 yards per reception during the spring season, reeling in four touchdowns. San Diego State and Arizona State are among his offers.
WR: Malachi Keels – Orange Glen – Senior
Keels jumped onto the scene with 44 catches for 868 yards and nine touchdowns in only five games for the Patriots during the spring season.
TE: Jayden Virgin – Mt. Carmel – Senior
Virgin caught five touchdowns during the spring season while also recording 27 tackles and three sacks on defense. He’s committed to Boise State.
OL: Misael Sandoval – St. Augustine – Junior
Sandoval (6-6, 320) is a monster at right tackle for the Saints. His first offer came in from Nevada.
OL: Jagger Filippone – Torrey Pines – Senior
Filippone anchors an experienced group up front for the Falcons. Schools from the Ivy League and Patriot League are among those recruiting him.
OL: Jonah Zimmerman – Oceanside – Senior
Zimmerman (6-4, 285) brings a physical presence to the Pirates line. Offers have arrived from Army, Air Force, and USD.
OL: Jonah Rodriguez – Madison – Junior
Rodriguez is one of the top junior linemen on the west coast. Arizona is his most recent offer.
OL: Tavita Letuli – Cathedral Catholic – Senior
Letuli leads a Dons line that is experienced and should be one of San Diego’s most dominant.
DL: Jaxson Moi – Cathedral Catholic – Senior
Moi was dominant for the Dons during their undefeated run in the spring season. He committed to Cal after offers from over 20 schools.
DL: Gracen Halton – St. Augustine – Senior
Halton is an experienced playmaker for the Saints that also sees time at running back. He’s committed to Oregon.
DL: Zach Rowell – Torrey Pines – Senior
Rowell (6-5, 260) is a force up front for the Falcons. He recently committed to Stanford.
DL: Mackavelli Malotumau – El Camino – Senior
Malotumau is a run stuffer for the Wildcats. Nevada, Eastern Washington, and Idaho are his current offers.
LB: Tre Edwards – Mater Dei Catholic – Junior
Edwards has been an impact player for the Crusaders since arriving on campus. Notre Dame, Oregon, and USC are among his many offers.
LB: Jaiden Letua – Mission Hills – Senior
Letua is an experienced, hard-hitting linebacker for the Grizzlies.
LB: Trey White – Eastlake – Senior
White was a disrupter, racking up 18 tackles and five sacks during the spring season. Arizona and San Diego State are among the double digit offers he’s received.
DB: Jalil Tucker – Lincoln – Senior
A two-way player and one of the fastest players on the west coast. Tucker has Oregon, Washington, and Florida State in his top three.
DB: Jahlil Florence – Lincoln – Senior
Florence pairs with Tucker to form one of the best cornerback duos you’ll see. He’s committed to Oregon.
DB: Chris Snyder – Mater Dei Catholic – Junior
Snyder is one of several dynamic two-way players for the Crusaders. Colorado and Oregon State are his two most recent scholarship offers.
DB: Josh Davis – Carlsbad – Senior
Davis enters his third year as a starter for the Lancers and is very productive on both sides of the ball.