Tight ends to watch this fall in the Southland

Corona del Mar's Zach Giuliano makes a touchdown catch against Yorba Linda.
Corona del Mar’s Zach Giuliano, scoring a touchdown against Yorba Linda in a playoff game last season, is a tight end to watch this season.
(James Carbone)

The high school football season opens Aug. 17-19 with hundreds of games across the Southland. Here’s a look at tight ends to watch this fall.

Name, School, Ht., Wt., Yr.: Comment

Decker DeGraaf, Glendora, 6-4, 230, Sr.: Washington commit blocks and makes catches.

Zach Giuliano, Corona del Mar, 6-5, 225, Jr.: Caught five TD passes as a sophomore.

AJ Ia, Orange Lutheran, 6-5, 225, Jr.: Lancers are ready to use him in many ways.

Davon Mitchell, Los Alamitos, 6-4, 245, Sr.: Oklahoma commit is transfer from Allen High in Texas.


Ryner Swanson, Laguna Beach, 6-4, 240, Sr.: Brigham Young commit is surfer dude with great skills.

Rising prospect

Jacob Alvarez, Chaparral, 6-5, 250, Jr.: Has size to cause problems.

Jeremiah Tua, Bellflower, 6-3, 295, Jr. Impact blocker in wing-T rushing attack.