Pag Meter 2017 Preseason ALL VALLEY All Star Team
This is a list of the top players that will be the team leaders and potential Pag Meter All Stars at the end of the year
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Coming next will be the Preseason Pag Meter Top 20 Football Rankings and Division Rankings
Here we go with the Top players to watch in 2017
Kazmier Allen, senior, Tulare Union Tribe
Pag Meter 2016 All Star and he comes into his senior year as the best and fastest back in the valley. He ran a 10.48 in the 100 during track season. Coming into his senior year, Kaz has rushed for 2,940 yards and has scored 40 touchdowns. He has just de-committed to play for the Boise State Broncos. Interesting!
Adrian Martinez, senior, Clovis West Golden Eagles
The Pag Meter’s 2016 Player of the year after throwing for 2,562 yards with 25 touchdown passes, rushed for 1,462 yards and scored 14 touchdowns. He was the most recruited player in the valley and has verbally committed to play for the Tennessee Volunteers. He had labrum surgery on his throwing shoulder in the spring and might not suit up for his senior year. AM wants to play!!!! Stay tuned.
D.J. Schramm, senior, Clovis West Golden Eagles
The TRAC defensive Player of the Year and Pag Meter All Star will have the Golden Eagles ready for a 2017 valley championship run. D.J. made 117 tackles with 7 sacks. DJ has verbally committed to play for the Boise State Broncos. He is the leader in the clubhouse for Pag Meter Defensive player of the year
Emoryie Edwards, senior, Tulare Union Tribe
Pag Meter All Star will be the top wide receiver in the valley and has offers already from BYU, Washington State, Eastern Washington, Duke, Oregon State, Air Force, Arizona, Utah and has verbally committed to play for Fresno State. Emoryie has a tremendous work ethic and that’s great to hear! He caught 94 passes for 1,571 yards, scored 19 touchdowns in his junior year.
Trent Tompkins, junior, Central Grizzlies
The Pag Meter’s 2016 Offensive Player of the year. Trent’s stats were fantastic in his 1st year for the Grizzlies throwing for 3,118 yards with 36 touchdown passes. Rushed for 305 yards and scored 2 touchdowns. The Grizzlies are in good hands for the next 2 years with Trent at QB. He received his 1st offer from Nevada. Many more on the way.
Isaiah Martin, senior, Garces Rams
The Rams will be regrouping but there is no question who the go to guy will be. Martin is fast and strong at running back/DB and one of the top players in the valley.
Ricardo Arias, senior, Clovis West Golden Eagles
Transferred from McLane and will be one of the best wide receivers in the valley. He will be a big part of the Golden Eagles offense and has verbally committed to play for Fresno State University Bulldogs. This guy is a game changer.
Rodney Wright, senior, Clovis West Golden Eagles
Pag Meter All Star is so dangerous and never came off the field in 2016. He returned kicks, punts, and was the big part of the offense at running back/slot back for the Golden Eagles. He had 1,367 total yards (531 rushing, 836 reception), caught 63 passes, scored 9 touchdowns and was outstanding at DB. He has an offer from Air Force. He could have a huge year for the Golden Eagles.
Junior Ramirez, senior, Selma Bears
A Pag Meter All Star in football and in basketball, and the Bears won the section championship in both sports. The Central Sequoia League Most Valuable QB threw for 1,860 yards and 20 touchdown passes, rushed for 547 yards and scored 11 touchdowns. To beat the Bears, you better slow down Junior! Good luck with that!
Dusty Schramm, senior, Clovis West Golden Eagles
Dusty was a big part of the CW defense at linebacker and made 116 tackles with 8 sacks in 2016. The Pag Meter All Star is so fast and tough to block and is being offered by UNLV, Montana State, Idaho State, Air Force, Northern Arizona University, and San Jose State. Dusty is big, strong, physical and one of the best in valley!
Braden Wingle, senior, Bakersfield Christian Eagles
He set the Central Section single-season record with 4,392 passing yards with 46 touchdown passes as the Eagles advanced to the CIF State D-4AA finals. Against Memorial in the playoffs he threw for 484 yards. What’s scary….the Eagles will be better this year on offense!
Steve Stephens, senior, Edison Tigers
When the Tigers moved Stephens closer to the line of scrimmage last year, the Tigers defense went off the charts and was so good and Steve finished with 87 tackles and was a Pag Meter All Star. Steve has verbally committed to play for the Oregon Ducks.
Cameron Williams, Junior, and Caden Ochoa, senior Bakersfield Drillers
Pag Meter puts both Quarterbacks in because they both run the offense so well. Williams will be the most exciting and dangerous QB in the valley. Caden is Mr Steady running the offense for the defending valley champions. They both play in the secondary.
Marcus Fulcher, junior, Bullard Knights
Marcus has the makings of being another Knights outstanding running back and the Knights have had some of the best running backs in the valley including UNLV Charles Williams. A star will be born with Marcus who is fast and strong.
Will Alexander, senior, Centennial Golden Hawks
The senior veteran QB can flat out throw it and the Golden Hawks will have one heck of an offense. If there is a sleeper team in the valley, it’s the Centennial Golden Hawks.
Sean Chambers, senior, Kerman Lions
The Pag Meter All Star had a tremendous junior year and it’s not a secret any longer playing in Kerman. Sean threw for 2,023 yards and 19 touchdown passes, rushed for 1,027 yards and scored 15 touchdowns in 2016. Sean has verbally committed to play for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The big question for the Lions will be, what kind of offense will they have? If Sean is on an island and running for his life, long season!
Jalen Cropper, junior, Sanger Apaches
The Pag Meter All Star averaged 17 yards per carry playing QB, Running back and/or slot back. Has the makings of being one of the best in the valley. Jalen will play RB/WR/DB and Wildcat QB. He is being recruited by Oregon State. Jalen will be the main target for the Apaches this year.
Justin McGill, senior, Bakersfield Drillers
The leading receiver for the Drillers and one of the best in the valley! Justin is also one of the best defensive backs in the valley and a speedster with great hands.
Tre Walker, junior, Central Grizzlies
Pag Meter All Star and Central is getting a good transfer from Dos Palos. He rushed for 1,072 yards and scored 15 touchdowns. Made 75 tackles on the defensive line. Tre is one of the best linebackers in the valley. The Grizzlies will need Tre at linebacker. Tre is the 1st cousin of Dos Palos legend Kenny James who played at the University of Washington.
Kaleb Roth, senior, Liberty-Madera Ranchos Hawks
Pag Meter All Star had an outstanding year and would be a star on any team in the valley on both sides of the ball. At running back he rushed for 1,054 yards and scored 14 touchdowns. On defense he made 81 tackles and the NSL All Star will be one of the best in the valley in 2017
Nate Lamb, junior, Tulare Union Tribe
One of the best young QB’s in the valley and a Pag Meter All Star. Tulare Union will be the team to beat in division 2 because of Lamb and the outstanding offense. He threw for 3,007 yards with 30 TD passes in 2016 and he is only getting better.
Isaiah Hill, junior, Liberty Patriots
One of the best athletes in the valley and already has an offer to play basketball at Fresno State and Middle Tennessee. He is the perfect QB for the Patriots who can run and can throw it with an accurate arm.
Gonzalo Rodriguez, senior, Golden West Trailblazers
Gonzo was a big part of the Blazers offense that averaged over 300 yards rushing per game. Gonzo rushed for 1,742 yards and scored 22 touchdown last year. Look out for GW this year because plenty come back
Alec Trujillo, junior, Memorial Panthers
After transferring from Exeter, he started the last 8 games last year and threw for 1,727, with 10 TD passes. Alec has an outstanding arm and the Panthers have one of the best QB’s in the valley the next 2 years. Alec could be the QB to lead the Panthers to the division 3 championship.
Tahj Wright, junior, Bakersfield Drillers
The SWYL All Star will be one of the best this year! He finished with 29 catches for 711 yards and scored 6 TD’s. He will never come off the field and is so dangerous after the catch.
Joseph Garcia, senior, Strathmore Spartans
A Pag Meter All star rushed for 420 yards and scored 7 touchdowns in the division 6 championship game. WOW!!! He ended up rushing for a school record 2,345 yards and scored 46 touchdowns.
Sam Stewart, junior, Liberty Patriots
One of the most naturally strong players in the valley. Sammy will play RB and middle linebacker. He makes the Patriots very good on both sides of the ball.
Zac Foley, senior, Golden West Trailblazers
Big defensive lineman at 6-foot-4, 275-pound. Foley will be tough to block
Jaden Williams, senior, Central Grizzlies
The TRAC All Star in getting many offers and will be one of the best defensive backs in the valley. He finished with 76 tackles and will be the leader on the Grizzlies defense. He received his 1st offer from University of Northern Colorado
Michael Bray, senior, Liberty Patriots
Might just be the top offensive lineman in the valley. The Patriots will be a team that will want to pound the football behind their leader upfront.
David Alcantar, senior, Tulare Western Mustangs
He had 1,989 all purpose yards in 2016 and will be the team leader for the Mustangs. TW will want the ball in the hands of Alcantar every chance they can.
Alex Wallace, junior, Bakersfield Christian Eagles
Is the top returning receiver back from last season when Wingle set the single-season section record for passing yards. Wingle to Wallace will happen a ton this year.
Noah Ramirez, senior, Highland Scots
He is the team’s returning leading scorer and got bigger, faster and stronger…he is playing receiver/running back/corner and kickoff returner this year.
Kendall Milton, sophomore, Buchanan Bears
This young running back already has many offers including USC, Arizona, Oregon State, San Jose State, Utah and UCLA. Everybody is so excited to see what he does in 2017. He’s only a sophomore and after this year the offers will get a lot more serious.
Jay Vance, senior, Edison Tigers
Has the potential to be the 2017 Pag Meter lineman of the year if he wants it. He’s a man beast on the defensive line and one of the best kept secrets in the valley. He has some offers including Wyoming.
Jacob Torrez, senior, Central Grizzlies
Played everywhere on both sides of the ball and the TRAC All Star will be one of the best in 2017. The Pag Meter All Star will never come off the field. Made the catch of the year in the playoffs vs Edison. On 3rd and 14, Jacob made a superman catch to get the Grizzlies a huge 1st down. Without that 1st down, Central might not have won that game.
Kwadena Watson, junior, Edison Tigers
The CMAC All Star might be the best defensive end at 6-3, 225 lb. Colleges like Nevada, Wyoming and Colorado State are all over Watson. Watson will also play some tight end.
Shane Jones, senior, Bakersfield Drillers
The 2016 Drillers, leading rusher with 835 yards and scored 10 TD’s. He had 29 catches for 573 yards with 4 TDs.
Brandon Mora, senior, Madera South Stallions
Could have a huge year at running back/defensive back for new head coach Matt Johnson. Fast and will run you over! Remember the name….Brandon Mora!
Zach Angelillo, senior, Memorial Panthers
Keep an eye on Zach because he is one of the best linebackers in the valley. Zach already has 7 Division 1 offers and the leader on the Panthers defense.
Teyjohn Herrington, senior, Edison Tigers
The top Tigers wide receiver and when he wants to play…he is GOOD! Teyjohn has so much potential but needs to bring it everyday and on every down!
J.J. Lino, senior, CVC Cavaliers
Lino returns for his senior year at QB after completing 169-of-286 attempts for 2,722 yards and 29 TD’s.
Shane Maldonado, senior, Sierra Chieftains
The North Sequoia league Star rushed for 1.555 yards and scored 20 TD’s in 2016. The Pag Meter All Star could go well over 2,000 yards in 2017.
Camryn Haynes, senior, Tulare Western Mustangs
Very physical playing on the Mustangs D-line. He led the Mustangs in tackles for losses with 13.5 stops and finished the season with 52 tackles, including 30 solo, and 3 sacks.
Nick Coleman, senior, Clovis West Golden Eagles
Could have a huge breakout year for CDub. Fast at wide receiver with great hands.
Gavin Salierno, senior, CVC Cavaliers
WR Salierno and QB Lino are ready to hook up for a big year for the Cavs. Last year he caught 67 passes for 1,100 yards. This year…Stay Tuned! At 6-2, Salierno is one of the best wide outs in the valley.
Leonard Glass, junior, Memorial Panthers
Just transferred in from Hanford and Glass is good and a play maker. He will never come off the field at running back/DB and already has an offer from Nevada.
Michael Harris III, senior, Redwood Rangers
Harris will never come off the field and likely earn the majority of the snaps at running back.
Tiveon Stroud, senior, Selma Bears
He came on strong late in the year for the division 4 section champion Bears and in 2017 he will be up for Pag Meter offensive Player of the Year. This guy runs so hard and at 6-5, he’s a beast!
Treyvon Jackson, senior and Ceyontay Day, junior, Bakersfield Drillers
Both dangerous at running back/DB. Day is a new transfer from the South Rebels
Dashawn Holliman, senior, Memorial Panthers
He is a 240lb running back/DB that is fast and strong that will run you over.
Ian Kelly, senior, Golden West Trailblazers
We all know about the Blazers running attack but when they want to throw it, Kelly is the go to guy with his speed.
Bo Jackson, junior, Kingsburg Vikings
A star was born on both sides of the ball after rushing for 1,383 yards and scored 11 TD’s in 2016 for the Vikings.
Keshon Butler, junior, Tulare Western Mustangs
Butler is a guy to keep an eye on. He missed the first month of last year after transferring from Mission Oak so the 6-0, 180-pound wide receiver is ready for a full year.
Elijah Isiah, senior, Edison Tigers
Elijah is the best cover corner in the valley. The senior will also play WR and has interest from Nevada, Cal Arizona, Fresno State
Keonte Glinton, junior, Bakersfield Christian Eagles
Transferred from Ridgeview after playing QB and DB. Outstanding athlete!
Zack Reza, junior, Mt. Whitney Pioneers
One of the most improved players in the valley last year at wide receivers. MW will do what they can to get him the ball!
Keenan Wolf, senior, Buchanan Bears
Senior leader at Middle linebacker and tight end for the Bears playing at 6’3, 220 lbs. Wolf is physical and will be one of the best MLB in the valley.
Matthew (Poptart) Manoz, senior, Madera South Stallions
Will never come off the field playing running back, wide receiver and defensive back. Plenty of speed and tough. Stallions team leader.
Alex Aguilar, junior, Shafter Generals
2nd year in the Jerald Pierucci system and watch just how good the Generals offense spread attack will be. The X factor is the defense because the offense will be good.
Jevon Bigelow, senior, Central Grizzlies
Was dangerous last year late in the year at running back and kickoff returner. Jevon will line up at RB/WR and some DB. Look for Jevon to be the main running back before too long for the Grizzlies.
Carl Jones, junior, Golden Valley Bulldogs
Speedster at running back and the Dogs will want the ball in his hands especially with the very good offensive line.
Devyon Miller, senior, Bakersfield Christian Eagles
Returns from a knee injury that kept him out of play all of last season. This kid is GOOD!
Mitchel Maggini, senior, Riverdale Cowboys
West Sequoia league player of the year. Plays both ways and the leader of the team. Looking to have a fantastic year.
Jack Tobias, senior, Garces Rams
The first-team all-SWYL linebacker was all over the field, leading the Rams with 110 tackles in 2016. Might just be the best linebacker in the south valley.
Joshua Kelly, junior, Bullard Knights
He has improved a million percent from last year at wide receiver. He will come in as one of the best WR in the valley at 6-2 with great hands. Josh also plays cornerback at 6-2.
Andrew Ruelas, senior, Tulare Union Tribe
The leader on defense and made 132 tackles with 4 sacks last year.
Tylor Palmer, senior, Firebaugh Eagles
If Palmer can get a QB to throw the ball to him, watch out! Last year he caught 49 passes for 1,232 yards and scored 11 TD’s along with 8 interceptions playing DB.
Eli Riofrio, senior, Clovis West Golden Eagles
Eli will come in as one of the top kickers in the valley. He makes the CW offense even more dangerous.
Jaden Jimenez, senior, Coalinga Horned Toads
Should have a tremendous year at running back for the Toads after rushing for 1,011 yards and scored 9 TD’s in 2016.
Marcus Washington, senior, Central Grizzlies
The TRAC All Star is now playing for the Central Grizzlies and will play RB/DL.
Justin Gibson, senior, Bullard Knights
The CMAC All Star comes in as one of the top lineman in the valley.
Stefano Maui, senior, Taft Wildcats
He rushed for 1,569 yards last year and will be the main back for the Wildcats.
Tahj Hart, senior, Hoover Patriots
It seems that Tahj has been playing at Hoover for 10 years and now he’s finally a senior. He is dangerous at running back/LB that is fast and strong. He is the best player on the Patriots for new head coach Justin Nast.
Cole Acevedo, senior, Clovis Cougars
He comes in at 6-5, 320, and one of the top offensive lineman in the valley. He will be the leader upfront especially with wrestlers Seth Nevills and Jacob Good not going out for football.