“Don’t worry Darione, you’re still gonna go for over 1,000 yards even with Scoby here.”
NOTE:The first Top 25 came out in January. This is the second. There will be another AFTER the spring/summer passing circuit and then a final preseason one leading up to the season in August. This is merely a guideline and estimation of where these teams are NOW. Things will undoubtedly change.
1. Bishop Amat — Got the QB to build around, but questions do abound elsewhere. 2. Charter Oak — Keep an eye on how many sophs get long looks this spring/summer. 3. La Mirada — The darling of college recruiters, Mats look loaded once again. 4. La Habra — Highlanders, led by their D, should be back to championship form. 5. Chino Hills — New head coach, but offense should produce plenty of fireworks. 6. La Serna — Two of top 3 WRs are back for QB Palmer. Hoping LS opens it up. 7. Monrovia — If Scoby plays, this could be the best ground game around. 8. San Dimas — Passing circuit isn’t their thing, but will be nice to see talent level. 9. Diamond Bar — Noodles makes team very scary at skill spots. Line and D are ?s. 10. South Hills — Heard rumblings that QB Goss will be moved to RB. Thoughts? 11. West Covina — Will rely on players who haven’t proven to be reliable in past. 12. Los Altos — Program has momentum and plenty of returning skill players. 13. La Salle — Got some impact transfers in skill spots, but line is still a worry. 14. Muir — Program fights an uphill battle, but HC Hardy has momentum. 15. Diamond Ranch — Hard to gauge where Panthers fit in Hacienda as of now. 16. Claremont — Could be this year’s Ayala with all that returning skill. 17. Bonita — Losing RB Turner really hurts, but some good skill is back. 18. Rio Hondo Prep — Fantastic senior class departs, but workhorse RB is back. 19. Montebello — Hearing good things about overall talent level on hand. 20. Arroyo — Things figure to get back to normal in MVL with Knights on top. 21. Rowland — Snyder resignation stings, but there’s players to work with. 22. Duarte — Should be fastest team by far in the Montview. 23. Azusa — Experience in key spots, but defense must get better. 24. Ayala — QB Meyette is back but all other key skill guys are gone. 25. St. Francis — Have to think this is another rebuilding year.