Continuing a summer preview of Impact Football players for the 2023 high school season, the receiver position has several players poised to continue their success.
It starts with Aaron Butler from Calabasas. It’s a fast, reliable, and powerful weapon dedicated to Colorado.
Mater Dei’s receivers teamed up with quarterback Elijah Brown last season to form quite the combo. Back are Marcus Brown (nine touchdown catches) and Marcus Harris (12), while Jack Ressler is finally healthy for his senior year after a good sophomore season.
Cory Butler Jr. showed great potential as a sophomore at Corona Centennial last season.
Long Beach Millikan returns with talented senior Ryan Pellum. Jordan Anderson left Millikan for Newport Harbor. Warren has Jordan Ross, one of the best when he’s healthy. St. John Bosco features a group of young receivers led by sophomores Daniel Odom and Madden Williams.
Sierra Canyon picked up transfer standout Xavier Jordan from Cathedral, a USC conscript who hit 20 touchdowns as a junior. Stacy Dobbins, who had 100 receptions as a junior with Chaparral, is now with St. John Bosco.
A star pitcher in baseball, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame’s Erik Puodziunas has great hands and the size that can cause problems for defensive backs. Shawn Irwin from Hart showed his talent as a junior with 76 catches. Edison’s Mason York caught 57 passes and scored nine touchdowns for a 9-2 team last season.
Newbury Park’s Shane Rosenthal mustered 1,334 yards in receptions and 15 touchdowns as a sophomore. Singleton brothers Braylon and Myles were hitters sophomores at Culver City.
Long Beach Poly has junior Jadyn Robinson and senior brother Jason Robinson. Gardena Serra’s Zacharyus Williams averaged 19 yards per catch. Junior Phillip Bell joins Bishop Alemany with great success from Sacramento’s Christian Brothers.
Cleveland’s Kory Hall and Birmingham’s Peyton Waters are the standout two-way stars of the city section. Hall committed to the state of Colorado earlier this month. Elijah Nuhi-Yandall caught 10 touchdown passes for banning.