After talking to a few people, I’ve decided to change the way that I rank teams and award teams based off of Strength of Schedule, Good Wins, and Head-to-head matchups. That doesn’t mean that I don’t think teams like Carlsbad and San Pasqual are good, but rather they have played weaker schedules and haven’t played against the same competition that the teams above them have. With that said…
- Mission Hills (5-0)
- Oceanside (3-2)
- Ramona (5-0)
- Helix (3-2)
- Cathedral (3-1)
- Eastlake (4-1)
- San Pasqual (5-0)
- Carlsbad (5-0)
- Madison (4-1)
- St. Augustine (3-2)
Just outside– Torrey Pines (3-2), Grossmont (3-1), Mt. Miguel (3-2)
Where are they now?
Taking a look back at top football recruits from San Diego in the class of 2010.
*** Player order is determined by senior season ranking by Rivals.com
- Dillon Baxter– RB (Mission Bay HS/USC/SDSU/Baker University) During Baxter’s senior year at Mission Bay he accounted for 76 touchdowns during his senior season and selected USC for college. He ran for 271 yards and 1 TD in two seasons for the Trojans. He was spotted on campus with agents and decided to transfer back home to San Diego State. That lasted very briefly, before being dismissed from the Aztecs. He spent his junior season at Baker University in Kansas and rushed for just under 1,000 yards while serving as a co-starter. He has had a good start to his senior season in two games so far.
- Brennan Clay– RB (Scripps Ranch HS/Oklahoma) Unlike his two close friends Kenny Stills and Tony Jefferson, Clay did not come in and immediately start for the Sooners. He has finally gotten that opportunity while sharing carries with Damien Williams.
- Tony Jefferson– S (Eastlake HS/Oklahoma/Arizona Cardinals) Jefferson was a big time two-way player for the Titans and had scholarship offers from all over before choosing the Sooners. He started all three seasons there before leaving after his junior season for the NFL. He was arrested and had problems with the coaches during his time there, which may have caused him to not get drafted, but the Arizona Cardinals picked him up and he made the team as an undrafted free agent a month ago.
- Kenny Stills– WR (La Costa Canyon HS/Oklahoma/New Orleans Saints) Stills and Jefferson decided to attend college together and have been best friends ever since. He was also a 3-year starter at Oklahoma before entering the draft and being selected in the 6th round by the Saints. He has 3 catches in two weeks so far.
- Alex Crothswaite– OL (Cathedral Catholic HS/California) Crothswaite chose California out of high school and has played very sparingly during his time there. He is a redshirt junior currently listed as the backup at right guard behind freshman Matt Cochran.
- Davon Dunn– CB (Lincoln HS/Fresno State/Portland State) Dunn was a very good pickup for Fresno State and saw time at cornerback and returner during his time there but was kicked off the team this past offseason and has reemerged at Portland State.
- Thomas Molesi– DT (Oceanside HS/Arizona Western/Fort Hays State) Molesi signed with Oregon State out of high school before not qualifying, he then committed to Portland State, but is now playing his last two years of college ball at Fort Hays State in Kansas.
- Ricky Seale– RB (Escondido HS/Stanford) Seale exited Escondido HS as the all-time leading rusher in San Diego County, a record that should be broken by Imperial RB Royce Freeman here in a couple of weeks. Seale has been patient at Stanford getting a few carries every year but has been bypassed by newer recruits and still is not in the top 3 on the depth chart as a senior. With that said he’s getting an education from Stanford so that’s pretty valuable.
- Pete Thomas– QB (Valhalla HS/Colorado State/North Carolina State) Thomas was committed to Arizona State during high school, but switched his commitment to Colorado State shortly before signing day for the opportunity to start as a freshman, which he did. He played two seasons for the Rams before transferring to North Carolina State and sitting out this past season. He is now eligible and is the starting Quarterback for the wolfpack.
- Damien Williams– RB (Mira Mesa HS/Arizona Western/Oklahoma) Williams committed to Arizona State out of high school but was unable to qualify. He spent two years at Arizona Western juco and made a name for himself before picking Oklahoma. He is in his senior season and splits the carries at running back with Brennan Clay.
- Joita Te’i– DE(El Camino HS/Arizona State/Mt. Sac JUCO/Fort Hays State) Te’i attended Arizona State for two seasons and saw playing time in his second season. He transferred to Mt. Sac junior college and had several scholarship options, but was unable to qualify. He will finish up his final two years of eligibility at Fort Hays State in Kansas.
After dominating St. Augustine in the first half of their opening week game and later cruising to victory, Oceanside will face a much stiffer challenge in the home opener. The Pirates will welcome in Gardena Serra High School, ranked 10th in the nation according to USA Today. The Cavaliers feature uncommitted 5-star prospect Adoree Jackson, as well as stars Dwight Williams, John Houston, and Rasheem Green. They also have Boise State Quarterback commit Jalen Greene and UCLA Wide Receiver commit Jordan Lasley. In total, the Cavaliers have 14 players that either have an offer from a D-1 school or are already committed. The Pirates have talent of their own, but it will certainly be their biggest challenge in recent memory.
On Saturday night, Oceanside High School will be the site of another big slate of games in the Union Tribune’s Honor Bowl. The night will be capped by a showdown between California’s #7 ranked team, St. Bonaventure, against #5 Corona Centennial. Corona has big time players on both sides of the ball headlined by Alabama commit Viane Talamaivao, USC commit Austin Maloata, Cal commit Tre Watson, and UCLA commit Barry Ware. St. Bonaventure will counter with their own future collegians led by future Alabama Quarterback Ricky Town. His main target is Bryce Dixon. The Seraph’s also have Davonte Nunnery and Colorado commit Jase Franke.
I highly recommend any football fans to check out these games this weekend as it will provide an early chance to see several future college stars.