Incoming Freshmen Players to watch. Here is a list of incoming freshmen that S.W.A.G had the pleasure to work with during the offseason. In a couple of years when you see these kids all over the news, you can say, S.W.A.G broke the news first!
Irik Dobbins- RB/DB (Buhach Colony)- Dobbins is very athletic that was able to help his cause by playing in the 7 on 7 with S.W.A.G during the offseason. Dobbins will develop into a long and physical cornerback throughout his high school career. Dobbins will need to work on his top end speed, but will conquer that with his work ethic.
Dante Cloy- WR/DB (Buhach Colony)- Cloy is a big target for quarterbacks. Already standing at 6’0” he will grow before his high school days are over. Cloy has a good ball sense and knows how to catch the ball at its highest point. Cloy needs to work on his speed, strength, and route running. He will need a big offseason in the weight room and in the 7 on 7 circuit next year to improve his skills.
Vincent Alvarez- RB/LB (Los Banos)- Alvarez puts us in the mind of Bo Jackson. He is a game changer on the football field and on the baseball diamond. But here we will focus on football. Alvarez will play running back and linebacker for the Tigers. We are also hearing he might get some time behind center as a QB. Alvarez has intelligence, speed, and toughness. Alvarez will need to work on his top end speed and quickness. Alvarez will open his game up, when he gets a full offseason in the weight room and continues in the 7 on 7 circuit.
Alberto Marquez- QB/DB (Le Grand)- Marquez is one of the best young signal callers in the area. In his only second year of playing QB, he has picked up the position well. Has great arm strength and shows great athleticism. Would love to see how Le Grand will open up the passing game when he gets to the varsity level. Needs to work on QB progression, but with his work ethic he will pick this up during the offseason.
Julian Diaz- RB/DB (Le Grand)-Diaz is following a stable of good running backs to come out of Le Grand. He is a kid that does not look special until he puts on the pads. He played well during the 7 on 7 circuit. He will get to show his worth when he straps on the pads and gets the ball in his hands. Currently, he will play linebacker for the Bulldogs JV defense, but he will probably develop into a cornerback. With Marquez and Diaz, the Bulldogs will be back at the top in a couple of years.
Jason “JJ” Crockett WR/DB (Merced)- Crockett played QB throughout his youth football days. He was converted to WR during the 7 on 7 circuit and did not disappoint. Crockett is standing at 6’1” going into his freshman season. Crockett shows great speed, but needs to improve his route running and consistency. He will be a big time receiver as he matures.