Below is our preseason All-State football team for California -- as featured in our ESPNHS California magazine -- plus an additional 100 top players. The team is based on projected on-field performance and accomplishments, not necessarily recruiting potential. For a list of the top football recruits in the state, click here.
Bart Houston, De La Salle, QB, Senior
Elite 11 selection looking for a third state title
Zach Kline, San Ramon Valley, QB, Senior
No. 60 in the ESPNU 150 (No. 4 among QBs)
Mark Jenkins, Pleasant Grove, RB, Senior
Ran for 100-plus in every game last year, finishing with 2,739 yards
Byron Marshall, S.J. Valley Christian, RB, Senior
Big-play threat is also being recruited as a cornerback
Chris Harper, Crespi, WR, Senior
Went for 940 receiving yards and nine touchdowns last year
Darius Powe, Lakewood, WR, Senior
Ranked No. 85 in ESPNU 150 (13th among WRs)
Bryce Treggs, St. John Bosco, WR, Senior
Caught 56 passes for 1,010 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior
Derrick Woods, Inglewood, WR, Senior
Burner is one of Cali’s most dangerous deep targets
Arik Armstead, Pleasant Grove, OL, Senior
Rated the state’s top player in ESPNU 150 (No. 14 nationally)
Kyle Murphy, San Clemente, OL, Senior
Dominated top competition at Nike Football’s “The Opening”
Max Tuerk, Santa Margarita Catholic, OL, Senior
USC recruit is No. 56 in ESPNU 150
Charles Howard, Stockton Lincoln, DL, Senior
6-foot-5 monster is impossible to move off the line
Ellis McCarthy, Monrovia, DL, Senior
No. 53 in ESPNU 150; notched 11 sacks in 2010
Aziz Shittu, Buhach Colony, DL, Senior
76 tackles last year have schools like Auburn and USC after him
Jeremiah Allison, Dorsey, LB, Senior
Posted ridiculous stats as a junior (88 tackles, 20 sacks)
Michael Barton, De La Salle, LB, Senior
Leader of DLS defense made 72 stops a year ago
Michael Hutchings, De La Salle, LB, Junior
Rising star snagged title-game INT last year
Jabari Ruffin, Downey, LB, Senior
Dominant on both sides of the ball
Scott Starr, Norco, LB, Senior
USC commit totaled 100 tackles in 2010
Ishmael Adams, Oaks Christian, DB, Senior
Ran for 1,000 yards last year, but his future is on defense (four INTs)
Tee Shepard, Washington Union, DB, Senior
Notre Dame recruit is rated No. 89 in ESPNU 150 (No. 7 among CBs)
Shaq Thompson, Sacramento Grant, DB, Senior
May be the most exciting player in the state
Other Top Players
Chaz Anderson, Loyola, DB, Sr.
Sam Awrabi, Clovis East, DL, Sr.
Mike Baker, Fresno Central, QB, Sr.
Grant Bays, Oceanside, OL, Sr.
Brandon Beaver, Dominguez, DB, Sr.
Josiah Blandin, Long Beach Poly, WR, Sr.
Chris Brown, San Joaquin Memorial, RB, Sr.
Thomas Brown, Gardena Serra, LB, Sr.
Jeremy Castro, Vista Murrieta, DL, Sr.
Matthew Cochran, Buhach Colony, OL, Sr.
Josh Cook, Santa Ana Mater Dei, TE, Sr.
Kristopher Cooper, Gardena Serra, DL, Sr.
Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick, Whitney, TE, Sr.
Colby Cyburt, Mission Viejo, OL, Sr.
Donte Deayon, Summit, DB, Sr.
Shane Dillon, El Cajon Christian, QB, Sr.
C.J. Dozier, St. John Bosco, LB, Sr.
James Duberg, Bonita Vista, DL, Sr.
Chase Eldredge, Palos Verdes, OL, Sr.
Marc Evans, St. Bonaventure, QB, Sr.
Salamo Fiso, Long Beach Poly, LB, Sr.
Isaiah Folasa, Corona Santiago, OL, Sr.
Raymond Ford, Gardena Serra, DB, Sr.
Travis Gardner, Eastlake, WR, Sr.
Malik Gilmore, Lakewood, WR, Sr.
Randall Goforth, Long Beach Poly, WR, Sr.
Deontay Greenberry, Washington Union, WR, Sr.
Reshawn Hooker, A.B. Miller, LB, Sr.
Austin Hoyt, Argonaut, TE, Sr.
Nate Iese, Sheldon, DL, Sr.
Malcolm Jackson, Mt. Miguel, DL, Sr.
Seth Jacobs, Arroyo Grande, LB, Sr.
Drew James, Corona, DL, Sr.
Milo Jordan, Corona Centennial, DL, Sr.
Damontae Kazee, Cajon, WR, Sr.
Kyle Kelley, Woodbridge, DL, Sr.
Gerrad Kough, Pomona, OL, Sr.
Chris Kourtzidis, Orange Lutheran, TE, Sr.
Dylan La Frenz, Los Osos, OL, Sr.
Lio Lafaele, Corona Centennial, OL, Sr.
Taylor LaGace, Arcadia, WR, Sr.
Kenny Lawler, Upland, WR, Sr.
Robert Lewis, South East, RB, Sr.
Austin Maass, Mission Viejo, OL, Sr.
Erik Magnuson, La Costa Canyon, OL, Sr.
Gabriel Marks, Venice, WR, Sr.
Alphonso Marsh, Dominguez, DB, Sr.
Delshawn McClellon, Gahr, WR, Sr.
Stephon McCray, Bullard, OL, Sr.
Ryan McDaniel, North Torance, RB, Sr.
Taylor McNamara, Westview, TE, Sr.
Carlos Mendoza, Oaks Christian, LB, Sr.
Steve Michaelsen, Newport Harbor, DL, Sr.
Jaydon Mickens, Dorsey, WR, Sr.
Kwayde Miller, Ramona, OL, Sr.
Steven Moore, Elk Grove, OL, Sr.
Matt Morin, Chaparral, QB, Sr.
Hardy Nickerson Jr., Bishop O’Dowd, LB, Sr.
Tairen Owens, John Muir, RB, Sr.
Butch Pauu, Servite, LB, Sr.
Davien Payne, Citrus Hill, RB, Sr.
Jordan Payton, Oaks Christian, WR, Sr.
Khalil Pettway, Culver City, LB, Sr.
Jahleel Pinner, Mission Viejo, RB, Sr.
Aaron Porter, La Habra, LB, Sr.
Teddy Queen, Chaparral, DL, Sr.
Marcus Rios, Cosumnes Oaks, DB, Sr.
Joe Robinson, Chaparral, LB, Sr.
Blake Rodgers, Tesoro, LB, Sr.
Jake Rodrigues, Whitney, QB, Sr.
Darreus Rogers, Carson, WR, SR.
Grant Rohach, Moorpark, QB, Sr.
Matt Rowe, Long Beach Poly, LB, Sr.
Rio Ruiz, Bishop Amat, QB, Sr.
Christopher Santini, Leland, DB, Sr.
Kevon Seymour, John Muir, RB/WR, Sr.
Jordan Simmons, Crespi, OL, Sr.
Nico Siragusa, Chula Vista Mater Dei, OL, Sr.
Richard Smith, Long Beach Poly, WR, Sr.
Justin Solis, Westlake, DL, Sr.
Tyler Stewart, Sierra Canyon, QB, Sr.
John Stuart, Westlake, DL, Sr.
Nate Sudfeld, Modesto Christian, QB, Sr.
Freddie Tagaloa, Richmond Salesian, OL, Sr.
Ian Taubler, Bullard, TE, Sr.
Ngata Tuihalamaka, Corona Centennial, DL, Sr.
Damion Turpin, Dominguez, DL, Sr.
Cody Tuttle, Westlake, WR, Sr.
Pio Vatuvei, Patterson, DL, Sr.
Fernando Villanueva, Independence, OL, Sr.
Kenneth Walker, Richmond Kennedy, WR, Sr.
Cleveland Wallace, Oak Grove, WR, Sr.
Dwayne Washington, Gahr, WR, Sr.
Malik Watson, Pittsburg, QB, Sr.
Garret Weinrich, Arroyo Grande, OL, Sr.
Lacy Westbrook, Dominguez, OL, Sr.
Chad Wheeler, Santa Monica, OL, Sr.
Kodi Whitfield, Loyola, WR, Sr.
Travis Wilson, San Clemente, QB, Sr.
Mario Yakoo, Steele Canyon, OL, Sr.