Precision All-Bay Area Newsgroup
(listed in alphabetical order)
Zeke Berry, De La Salle, CB, 6-1, 200, senior
There’s a reason why coach Justin Almbaugh describes him as a “potential All-American.” A return specialist, a receiver and a lockdown cornerback, he could have ended up on either side of the ball at the University of Arizona, where he committed over the summer.
Jeremiah Arby, Menlo-Atherton, CB, 6-2, 170, senior
As a two-way starter in WR and CB, “leading on both sides,” said coach Chris Saunders. Took two passes last spring and also returned as M-A’s second leading receiver.
Jayden Ennis, Legacy, SS, 6-1, 200, senior
Played through turf tow throughout the spring and still earned second team All-League selection with 24 tackles and one interception. Perfectly healthy, Ennis should also make an impact on the wide receiver.
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Robert Freeman, El Cerrito, FS, 5-8, 155, senior
Ever since he was a freshman at university, Freeman has been the returning leader of a defense that allowed a touchdown last spring. All-Bay Area Newsgroup First-Team DB with a scholarship offer from Arizona State. CB was joined in secondary by Warren Smith, a junior who already holds an offer from Colorado.
Dwayne McDougall, McLemonds, CB, 6-0, 195, senior
Threat on offense and defense, but baseball is his best game. Offers scholarships for football from Sacramento State and Southern Utah.
Bryant Meredith, De La Salle, CB, 5-10, 160, senior
It’s hard to find a better combo at cornerback than De La Salle’s Berry and Meredith, which is also college-bound for Grand Canyon State (and, at Northern Arizona University, would be very close to its namesake). Also a returning starter at WR, where two of his three catches last spring went for touchdowns.
Andrew Stewart, SERA, SS, 6-0, 185, senior
A third-year starter who intercepted two passes in four games last spring to lead the Padres. He will receive more competition for that title this fall, joined in the defensive backfield by fellow safety Malakai Hoft, who started as a sophomore in the state championship game but spent the last year in Utah, and Joseph Bay, An influential sophomore.
Croix Stewart, Benicia, CB/S, 6-2, 187, senior
One of four local players invited this summer to The Opening, a national recruiting event held annually, where he was one of the fastest prospects in attendance (4.41 40-yard dashes). Committed to UCLA as a DB and track athlete.
Will Uhrich, Burlingame, SS, 6-1, 195, senior
He has been acting on offense and defense ever since he was a unanimous All-Pal selection and earned the All-Bay Area Newsgroup an honorable mention.
Chicla Warden, De Anza, CB, 5-10, 160, Senior
One of six De Anza players rated two or three stars by 247Sports includes S/RB Anthony Freeman and WR/CB Devon Gordon, both transfers from Pinol Valley who join Warden in the secondary.
See the list: Joseph Bay, Serra; Deuce Carr, Liberty; Lamerian Fountain, Antioch; Simeon Harris, Benicia; Malakai Hoft, Cera; Elle Martinez, Overfelt; Quinn McCauley, Half Moon Bay; Quinn Merritt, Los Gatos; Warren Smith, El Cerrito; Lloyd Walter, Aragon