Latest SI99 Prospect Rankings Feature Several Southern California High School Football Stars – High School Sports News, Scores, Videos, Rankings


Sports Illustrated released its Postseason SI99 ranking of the nation’s top high school football prospects in the Class of 2022 on Tuesday, and eight of the selections are from Southern California.

Trinity League has seven players on the roster and Mission League has one.


Check out the Southern California players who made the cut:

No. 15 CB Domani JacksonSanta Ana (California) Mater Dei—USC

After picking up a six pick in the Monarchs’ season-opening 45-3 win over Duncanville, Texas, Jackson injured his knee during Mater Dei practice and missed the rest of the season. 12-0 state championship game from the Monarchs this fall. Jackson chose USC over Alabama and signed early in the signing period. He was a longtime commitment from USC, but he waived that commitment in November before signing last month after the Trojans hired former Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley. Jackson finished his four-year college career with five interceptions and 75 tackles.

No. 31 RB Raleek BrownSanta Ana (California) Mater Dei—USC

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Brown has been the most electrifying California high school football player this season. Facing one of the toughest schedules in America, Brown finished the season with 1,062 yards and 12 touchdowns. The USC signee was a workhorse for the Monarchs in the playoffs and a major contributor to Mater Dei’s Open Division state championship title.

No. 55 LB David BaileySanta Ana (California) Mater Dei—Stanford

Bailey has always had incredible abilities, but before this season injuries kept him out of action. Even a broken wrist couldn’t stop Bailey this year as he played through the injury to lead Mater Dei to section and state titles. Bailey, a Stanford signee, had 14.5 sacks this season, his most in Mater Dei’s Division 1 Southern Section semifinal victory 21-16 over Corona Centennial. Bailey trashed Husky QB Izzy Carter, which led to the Monarchs’ game-winning touchdown.

No. 56 WR Tetairoa McMillanAnaheim, California Servite — Arizona

McMillan, an Arizona signee, was named SBLive California Player of the Year in December. He caught 88 passes for 1,302 yards and 18 touchdowns this fall. But what separated him from other Player of the Year candidates was his defensive play. Lined up as a defensive back for the first time in his career, McMillan had eight interceptions and 35 tackles.

No. 61 QB Maalik MurphyGardena (California) Junipero Serra—Texas

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Murphy led Serra to an 11-4 record and a California state championship this season. He completed 202 of 321 passes for 2,973 yards, 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions this fall. He also rushed for six touchdowns. Murphy had been committed to Texas since February and stood by that commitment even as former Ohio State quarterback Quinn Ewers, the consensus top rookie in the 2021 recruiting class, announced he had been traded in Texas a few days before the first signing period.

No. 67 WR CJ WilliamsSanta Ana (California) Mater Dei—USC

CJ Williams – Mater Dei
CJ Williams – Mater Dei

Williams excelled entering the end zone this fall scoring 12 touchdowns in 12 games. In total, he caught 46 passes for 775 yards. Williams was the No. 1 receiving option for the top team in the state in 2021. He chose USC over Notre Dame and UCLA.

No. 69 LIO Earnest GreeneBellflower (California) St. John Bosco — Georgia

Earnest Greene, Saint-Jean-Bosco

Greene is the top offensive line prospect in California football in high school. He chose Georgia over Alabama, Ohio State and Texas.

No. 77 TE Keyan Burnett, Anaheim (California) Servite — Arizona

Burnett caught 34 passes for 574 yards and six touchdowns in his senior season at Servite. He was a big reason the Brothers qualified for the 2021 Southern Section Division 1 Championship Game. Burnett was one of four Servite Brothers to sign with Arizona in December.


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