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Seniors to Watch

September 07, 2000

There are dozens of outstanding seniors in the Southland, but here is a look at 16 that have already attracted major attention from college recruiters:

* DeAndre Belin, Alta Loma, RB, 6-foot, 230 pounds

Carried La Verne Bonita to Division IX title before transferring.

* Robert Cleary, L. Elsinore Temescal Can., OL, 6-7, 275

Possesses outstanding strength and technique. Committed to UCLA.

* Shaun Cody, Hacienda Heights Los Altos, DL, 6-5, 250

Pass-rushing extraordinaire led Conquerors to Division VII title in 1999.

* Michael Craven, La Quinta, LB, 6-2, 215

Makes his mark with outstanding quickness, strength and intelligence.

* Earvin Johnson, Cathedral, WR, 6-5, 200

Big talent at a small school.

* David Koral, Palisades, QB, 6-2, 195

Figures to establish several state passing records.

Matt Leinart, Santa Ana Mater Dei, QB, 6-5, 208

Tall and rangy with excellent arm and leadership skills.

* Kyle Matter, Newhall Hart, QB, 6-4, 200

Latest, and smartest, in long line of Indian standouts.

* Darryl Poston, Huntington Beach Edison, 5-11, 180

Many comparing him to Edison legend Kerwin Bell.

* Dominic Robinson, Diamond Bar, DB, 6-2, 200

One of the best pass defenders on the West Coast.

* John Sciarra, La Canada St. Francis, QB, 6-1, 185

Son of former Bruin quarterback recently committed to UCLA.

* De'Andre Scott, Mission Hills Alemany, RB, 5-10, 175

Briefly transferred to Rialto Eisenhower, then returned to Alemany.

* Marvin Simmons, Long Beach Poly, LB, 6-0, 218

Transfer from Compton Dominguez is one of top linebackers in state.

* Justin Tomerlin, San Clemente, OL, 6-7, 270

Big, strong and aggressive. Committed to Florida State.

* Matt Ware, Loyola, QB/DB, 6-4, 195

Talented? He committed to UCLA before his junior year.

* Terrence Whitehead, Crenshaw, RB/DB 5-9, 185

Multitalented on defense and offense, he could lead Cougars back to City final.

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