PRESEASON: Top 10 receivers in the SGV …

I feel bad, but I can’t find action shots of these guys … trust me though, JJ also plays receiver.



Covina receiver/defensive back #4 Jamal James

Receiver has been a deceptively strong position for Valley football teams in recent years. This year is no different. So much of what any receiver can do is contingent upon having a good QB. That’s why you’ll find that many of the guys who made this list also just so happen to have a teammate on the Top 10 QBs list. Glad I could provide the obvious statement of the day.

1. Michael Johnson, Charter Oak – Hands down the best D-1 prospect in the area.

2. Jamal James, Covina – All of Covina’s explosiveness tihs season comes down to JJ. No pressure, though.

3. Travis Eschardies, Damien – Around Damien, “hooking up” means Mendrun-to-Eschardies.

4. Rex Foss, Los Altos – No longer playing second fiddle, Foss will put up big #s as the Conqs’ No. 1 target.

5. Iran Blandon, Wilson – Outstanding breakthrough season in ’05, Blandon will do even more this year.

6. Jordan Edmond, Glendora
- Not quite sure if he’ll get carries or catch passes. But Edmond needs to handle the ball more often this year.

7. Nic Curry, South Hills – Part of a very mysterious Huskies’ offense, as it currently stands. I think Curry is going to see time at WR. One of the SH honks around here please help.

8. Jon Joe, San Dimas – It’s hard to see J-2 stuck in a Wing-T offense, but hey, the program is clean.

9. Mark Gutierrez, Mountain View - Most people will know Gutierrez’s name by season’s end – not just track followers.

10. Tommy Cogburn, South El Monte – Tipped his hand last year while scouring for PT, Cogburn should be used in a myriad of ways for the Eagles.

NOTE: Eugene Palmer, formerly of Diamond Ranch, would’ve made this list, but I heard he transferred to Muir. Maybe he didn’t like the Panthers’ schedule.

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