Football: Union Tribune League Predictions – Player Spotlights

It’s that time of the year again… High School Football. From locker assignments to Two-a-Day practices the players grind it out for the chance to win a championship. Bold statements and wishful thinking, each team has high hopes for the 2022 season. Predictions? Yes, everyone has them. Here is the Union-Tribunes annual League predictions. Click the link below for full article.

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Western League

1. Cathedral Catholic

2. Madison

3. Lincoln

4. Scripps Ranch

5. St. Augustine

Eastern League

1. Patrick Henry

2. Christian

3. Mira Mesa

4. La Jolla

5. San Diego

City League

1. University City

2. Point Loma

3. Morse

4. Mission Bay

5. Canyon Hills

Central League

1. Coronado

2. Crawford

3. Kearny

4. Hoover

5. Clairemont


Player Spotlights

Roderick Robinson, RB, Lincoln, Sr.

A 4-star, he rushed for 1,273 yards and 17 TDs with 7 100-yard games. At 6-1, 230, he’s a bruising runner. 2nd-team All-CIF. Committed to UCLA with offers from USC, Auburn, Cal and Colorado.

Jax Leatherwood, QB, Scripps Ranch, Sr.

A 3-star, Leatherwood is a true 3-sport athlete. Standing 6-8, he threw for 3,915 yards with 52 TDs, 4 interceptions on a team that won the State 2-A Championship. He led that team on a last-minute, length-of-the-field drive to win it. Switching sports, he helped the Falcons to a State Division IV basketball championship. He was a 1st-team All-CIF player in football, then finished the school year by being named 1st-team All-CIF in volleyball. He has committed to Nevada.

Jonah Rodriguez, OT, Madison, Sr.

A 3-star, he has cut his recruiting list to 6 — Arizona, Arizona State, San Diego State, Syracuse, Fresno State and Nevada. At 6-4, 275, he can carry 25 more pounds in college and still shift to guard. He’s a physical player, who has a nasty streak. 1st-team All-CIF.

Cayden Dawson, University City, TE-DE, Sr.

A 3-star, he’s dominant on both sides of the ball. He’s committed to Boise State where he figures to be on the offensive side. At 6-4, 230, he can be an in-line blocker, play the slot or move outside. Chose Boise State over Oregon State, Nevada and San Jose State.

David (D.J.) Peevy, Lincoln, LB-DE, Sr.

A 4-star, he has added more than 50 pounds since his freshman year and stands 6-4, 230. With his athleticism he may best fit in college as an edge rusher. Had 37 tackles and 3 sacks last season. Was a sprinter on the track team. Has 16 offers, including Oregon, USC, Boise State, Colorado and Washington.

Samuel Cooper IV, University City, DB-QB, Sr.

A 3-star, he made his name on offense. However, colleges also love him as a LB. Threw for 2,343 yards and ran for 1,266 more with 6 100-yard rushing games. Also caught 3 TD passes. Runs the 40-yard dash in a swift 4.65 seconds, so has colleges excited about playing defense. 2nd-team All-CIF as a QB. Standing 6-3, 215, has 9 offers, including Army, Navy, Dartmouth and Howard.

Hunter Wiggins, Lincoln, Athlete, Sr.

A 3-star, he may be best suited as a safety in college. Blessed with range, open-field awareness and ball skills, he’s a sure tackler. Has multiple offers, including Arizona, Colorado, Fresno State, Minnesota, San Diego State and USC.

Josiah Cox, Lincoln, Athlete, Sr.

A 3-star, he checks in at 6-2, 185. Is a force as a WR, but figures as a safety at the next level. A big hitter, he has a best of 22.34 in the 200-meters. Has more than a dozen scholarship offers, including Washington State, Arizona, Colorado and Colorado State.

Chris Fewell, Lincoln, LB, Sr.

A 3-star, he plays outside and returned 4 interceptions for TDs. Physical player at 6-2, 190-pounds. Committed to San Diego State, choosing the Aztecs over Colorado, Colorado State, New Mexico State and Utah State.

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