Top SoCal Wide Receivers in 2017

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Last week when we looked at the top offensive linemen in Southern California, we pointed-out how strong Mater Dei will be up front.  The same can be said of the Monarchs’ wide receivers who will give junior quarterback J.T. Daniels plenty of options as he looks to add to the 100 touchdowns he’s thrown in his first two years of varsity action.

Editor’s note: for our purposes, we consider Southern California to be the CIF-Southern Section and LA City Section.

Amon-Ra St. Brown, who is considered the No. 2 receiver in Southern California, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings, leads a trio of receivers considered the best in the area.  Cal-recruit Nikko Remigio is the No. 9 receiver in the area, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, while CJ Parks is No. 18.

St. Brown, whose brothers are currently at Notre Dame (Equanimeous) and Stanford (Osiris), was second on the team in receptions in 2016 behind his brother Osiris with 60 catches for 1,229 for a per catch average of 20.5.  St. Brown, who led the team with 2o touchdown catches, has 25 scholarship offers.

In the 247Sports composite rankings, St. Brown, who is a 5-star prospect, is considered the third best overall receiving prospect in the nation and No. 16 overall prospect.

Parks was third on Mater Dei in receptions last year with 51 catches and nine touchdowns. Remigio was fourth on the team with 46 catches and seven touchdowns.

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The top receiver in the area heading into the season is Jalen Hall, who has transferred from Hawkins to Long Beach Poly where he will be teamed-up with the area’s No. 1 quarterback Matt Corral, who transferred from Oaks Christian.

Last year, the 5-star Hall averaged 23.3 yards per catch over his 50 grabs and 11 touchdowns.  Hall, who is the No. 2 overall receiver prospect in the composite rankings, has offer 40 college offers.

No. 3 in the area’s composite rankings is Antelope Valley’s Devon Williams, who can play multiple positions, including quarterback.  He averaged over 30 yards per catch last season.  And, when he wasn’t catching the ball, he completed 53 percent of his passes.

Murrieta Valley’s Marquis Spiker, who has given his verbal to Washington, is the No. 4 wide receiver in Southern California.  Spiker is coming-off a 2016 season with 90 catches for 1,737 yards (19.3 yards per catch) and 26 touchdowns.  Expect another solid year for Spiker with junior quarterback Hank Bachmeier, one of the top QB’s in the area, triggering the offense.

Like Spiker, Mission Viejo’s Austin Osborne has given his verbal to Washington. Last year, 16 of Osborne’s 36 catches went for touchdowns.  Osborne, No. 6 on the local list, averaged 26.7 yards per catch in 2016.

At No. 7 is Corona’s Manny Allen, who’s given his verbal to Nebraska. Allen recently transferred from Corona Centennial.  Last year with the Huskies,  Allen was second on the team with 44 catches.  He averaged over 13 yards per catch with four touchdowns.

Chaminade’s Michael Wilson, a Stanford-recruit, checks-in at No. 8 at wide receiver. Wilson caught 70 passes, averaging 18.3 yards per catch with 12 touchdowns.

The top receiver in the junior class is Kyle Ford of Orange Lutheran.  Ford, who transferred from Servite, caught 52 passes as a sophomore for 950 yards and six touchdowns in 2016.  Ford was second on the team in receptions behind senior-to-be Delon Hurt, who caught 61 passes and is listed as the No. 20 receiver in Southern California in the composite rankings.

Class of 2018 Wide Receivers in CIF Southern & LA City Sections by 247Sports Composite Rankings

No. 1 Jalen Hall, WR – Long Beach Poly – Uncommitted

No. 2 Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR – Mater Dei – Uncommitted

No. 3 Devon Williams, WR – Antelope Valley – Uncommitted

No. 4 Marquis Spiker, WR – Murrieta Valley – Washington

No. 5 Austin Osborne, WR – Mission Viejo – Washington

No. 6 Manny Allen, WR – Corona – Nebraska

No. 7 Michael Wilson, WR – Chaminade – Stanford

No. 8 Eric Fuller, WR – Hawkins – Uncommitted

No. 9 Nikko Remigio, WR – Mater Dei – California

No. 10 Devon Cooley, WR – St. John Bosco – Uncommitted

No. 11 Nikko Hall, WR – Calabasas – Uncommitted

No. 12 Kyle Phillips, WR – San Marcos – UCLA

No. 13 Kobe Smith, WR – Serra (Gardena) – Uncommitted

No. 14 Dylan Thomas, WR – Santa Fe – Uncommitted

No. 15 Andre Hunt, WR – Paraclete – USC

No. 16 Khalil Shakir, WR – Vista Murrieta – Uncommitted

No. 17 Geordon Porter, WR – Etiwanda – Uncommitted

No. 18 CJ Parks, WR – Mater Dei – Uncommitted

No. 19 John Jackson, WR – Serra (Gardena) – Uncommitted

No. 20 Delon Hurt, WR – Servite – Uncommitted

Class of 2019 Top Wide Receivers in CIF Southern & LA City Sections by 247Sports Composite Rankings

No. 1 Kyle Ford, WR – Orange Lutheran – Uncommitted

No. 2 Mycah Pittman, WR – Calabasas – Uncommitted

No. 3 Josh Delgado, WR – St. John Bosco – Uncommitted

No. 4 Jaxen Turner, WR – Rancho Verde – Uncommitted

No. 5 Munir McClain, WR – JSerra – Uncommitted


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