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Football: Who's going to be the No. 1 QB in SoCal?

Football: Who's going to be the No. 1 QB in SoCal?
Norco quarterback (Eric Sondheimer)

Unlike 2014, when Josh Rosen of St. John Bosco was a consensus No. 1 quarterback, the 2015 season starts out with No. 1 being up for grab.

It could be Stanford-bound K.J. Costello of Santa Margarita. He passed for 3,213 yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior.

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It could be Michigan-bound Victor Viramontes of Norco. He passed for 1,784 yards and ran for 1,358 yards.

It could be USC-bound Matt Fink of Glendora. He's another duo threat quarterback.

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In fact, being able to run and pass is the specialty of this year's top senior quarterbacks that include Cal-bound Max Gilliam of Thousand Oaks, Cal-bound Armani Rogers of Hamilton, Arizona-bound Devon Modster of Tesoro and Arizona-bound Khalil Tate of Gardena Serra.

Among underclassmen, junior Tristan Gebbia of Calabasas, junior Jack Sears of San Clemente and sophomore Brevin White of Alemany are quarterbacks to watch.

The top returning player statistically is junior Armando Herrera of Redlands East Valley. He passed for 3,864 and 42 touchdowns as a sophomore. Junior Andrew Tovar of Cathedral had 45 TD passes as a sophomore.

In the City Section, Rogers, junior Daiyan Henley of Crenshaw, senior P.J. Hurst of Palisades, junior Kaymen Cureton of Los Angeles, senior Clarence Williams of Sylmar, senior Chris Duncan of Taft, senior Roman Ale of Narbonne and senior Jacob Miller of San Pedro are a strong group of returnees.

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Alberto Buenrostro of Lincoln is coming off a junior season in which he passed for 1,827 yards and 19 touchdowns.

Note: Beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 19, The Times will launch a nine-part series previewing the area's players to watch by position.

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