Pops Report: FBU San Diego | Youth1

Pops Report: FBU San Diego

FBUSanDiego (Youth1) - This past weekend at Orange Glen High School in Escondido, California, Football University (FBU) held their San Diego camp.  FBU San Diego featured a number of talented athletes on every level, but on the youth level unparticular there were a number of athletes who really stood out.


FBU San Diego has been home to a number of All-Americans over the past few years including current Florida Gator Ronald Powell and formers USC running back Dillon Baxter—and this weekend was no different. Let’s take a look at some of the top youth performers who will make up the next crop of D1 talent from southern California and the surrounding states.


FBU San Diego April 13th-15th

Class of 2016


Brandon Hester (QB)


Hailing from El Cajon, California, Hester had an excellent camp in San Diego and emerged as one of the best quarterbacks on the youth level.  Following the 2011 season, where Hester led his Steele Canyon Cougar squad to an AYF championship, he was back at it again displaying his natural ability.  Hester has phenomenal technique and truly understands how to play the position.  Hester is a coachable player who leads by example and plays with moxy making him a valuable commodity.


Lorenzo Burns (DB)


Burns is a smart player who plays with unmatched aggression.  Selected to play for the Orange County, CA team in last year’s FBU National Championship team, this Linfield Christian Middle School product is the type of player who makes others around him better.  He was able to pick up news skills and tips during classroom sessions and then immediately apply those to his play on the field.  Flat out, he gets the job done.


Hogan Irwin (DB)


A member of the Torrey Pines Falcons Pop Warner team, Irwin is good defensive back with a great upside.  A multi-sport athlete, Irwin hates getting outworked by anybody and was fiercely competitive at FBU San Diego.  He competed hard in every drill and also showed a coachable attitude.


Tanner Ravize (LB)


Ravize is a former O-D All-American from Las Vegas who plays much bigger and stronger than he is.  A team captain and leader for the Faith Lutheran Junior High School, he’s a very physical player who wants to know everything about the game and how to properly play the linebacker position.


Cody DelRincon (OL)


DelRincon had a phenomenal camp, proving that without a doubt, he was not only the top youth offensive lineman at FBU San Diego, but also the top youth player on the offensive side of the ball, as he took home the Eastbay Competitive Edge Youth Offensive MVP.  It’s hard to believe that this was the Corona Charger’s first FBU camp, but the solid 6’0 215 lbs lineman made a lasting impression.  DelRincon, who’s also a black belt in karate, was a powerful force on the line and completely dominated the competition.


Jake Cesear (DL)


Cesear is the prototypical hybrid defensive end/outside line backer who uses his dangerous quickness on every play.  A 2011 Top Gun selection, Cesear had another strong camp showing this year at FBU San Diego, as he was named the Eastbay Competitive Edge Youth Defensive MVP.  Just as he proved all season for the La Costa Canyon Blue Mavs this past season, Cesear was equally dangerous with his hand in the dirt or standing up.  He is a relentless pass rusher with a motor that doesn’t seem to ever quit.

Class of 2017


Oliver Martin (WR)


2012 Eastbay Youth All-American Oliver Martin was back to his usual tactics, as the talented receiver is going back to Top Gun in July.  An Iowa product, Martin is a sure handed receiver who hauled in nearly every pass thrown his way, regardless of defenders hanging all over him.


Cade Green (WR)


Green, another 2012 Eastbay Youth All-American, turned in a very good San Diego FBU camp and due to his performance, was selected to the FBU National 8th grade team four southern California.  While Green, a San Elijo Middle School athlete, isn’t the biggest receiver in the country at this level he is a great athlete and is a threat for a big gain every time he catches a pass.


A.J. Arrington (LB)


Arrington is a throwback linebacker who plays with toughness and brutality of a Dick Butkus or Jack Lambert.  At the point of contact Arrington used his wrestling background to stand strong in his stance and was able to move well in space too.  He played aggressively, making his presence well felt.  The St. George, Utah native showed more heart and physical ability than some of the high school athletes and will surely make a splash at Top Gun this July.

Class of 2018


Evan Simonis (OL)


Simonis is a tough kid who had a good camp and was awarded for his efforts by being selected to the FBU National 7th grade team four southern California.  He impressed coaches at the camp by continually holding his own against some of the older defensive lineman at the camp.  During 1-on-1’s and pass blocking drills, Simonis showed the type of player he can be with a nice showing.

Other Top Performers
  Matt Terlizi (LB) 2016 Izzy Araiza (OL/DL) 2018   Jacob Montes (DB) 2017
David Panks (LB) 2017 Austin Mowrey (QB) 2018 John Demastro (OL) 2018




Alan Popadines


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