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scene in the Southland

players to watch

September 10, 1998

* Solomon Bates, LB, 6-1, 235,

Moreno Valley Canyon Springs

Fast, punishing tackler who will also play running back.

* Kareem Kelly, WR, 6-2, 180, Long Beach Poly

Defending state 200-meter champion has breakaway speed and great hands.

* Shane Lehman, OL, 6-5, 265, Corona

Great mobility for his size. Outstanding run and pass blocker.

* Chris Lewis, QB, 6-4, 200, Long Beach Poly

Passed for 5,402 yards and 64 touchdowns in last two seasons.

* J.P. Losman, QB, 6-3, 185, Venice

Strong arm and quick release. Has made commitment to UCLA.

* Kevin Mitchell, LB/FB, 6-0, 215, Santa Ana Mater Dei

Tenacious tackler and versatile running back always in the middle of action.

* Jerry Owens, WR, 6-3, 180, Newhall Hart

Speed, agility and hands make him one of top college prospects in the Southland.

* Darrell Rideaux, DB, 5-9, 170, Long Beach Poly

Defending state 100-meter champion is four-year starter for Division I champions.

* Bernard Riley, DL, 6-3, 305, Los Alamitos

Immovable force on the line with great strength and nose for the ball.

* Mike Seidman, TE, 6-5, 235, Westlake

Size and blocking and pass-catching abilities make him one of the Southland's top tight end prospects.

* Joe Weber, RB, 6-2, 230, San Bernardino Pacific

Power runner has gained more than 3,000 yards and scored 40 touchdowns in last two seasons.

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