SBLive’s preseason 2021 All-San Diego Section high school football team: Cathedral Catholic leads the way with four selections

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)




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

Rex Haynes

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

Mater Dei Catholic’s Tre Edwards

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.

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