Football: The players to watch at CIF bowl games

Eric Sondheimer
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The matchups are set for this coming weekend's CIF state championship football bowl games at StubHub Center on Friday and Saturday.

You never know which players on the field in a year's time you might be seeing on ESPN playing college football. Last year, quarterback Brad Kaaya went from leading Chaminade to a Division II title to starter for Miami as a freshman.

Here's a look at players to watch:

Jake Browning, Folsom: The 6-foot-2 senior quarterback graduates this month, then will enroll at Washington. He's the national record holder with 223 career touchdown passes and has 85 TD passes this season.

Devin Asiasi, De La Salle: The 6-5, 255-pound junior tight end/defensive lineman already has offers from UCLA and USC. Let's see who can block him on Corona Centennial.

Javon McKinley, Corona Centennial. The junior receiver has been close to unstoppable in the playoffs. He had 14 receptions against Gardena Serra, 11 against Bishop Amat and 13 against St. John Bosco. He has 91 catches for 1,906 yards and 20 touchdowns. USC offered him a scholarship this week.

Malik Lovette, Redlands East Valley. The Oregon-bound Lovette plays running back, catches passes and causes problems on defense with his speed and athleticism.

Miles Harrison, Clayton Valley. Harrison, a senior, rushed for 238 yards on Saturday night in a Northern California regional final and is averaging nearly 13 yards a carry.

Christian Cronk, Oceanside. The 6-4, 290-pound lineman is committed to Hawaii.




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