SAN PABLO, Calif. – Immediately following the Nike Football Training Camp on May 20 in northern California, some of the top performers convened at a press conference announcing 12 selections to the budding Cal-State All-Star Game.
Michael Hutchings will play in the Cal-State game.
The Cal-State Game is a state-wide All-Star Game pitting the top 50 players from Northern California against the top 50 players from Southern California. The weekend also features a rising stars game that consists of the next 100 players in the state as selected by the Cal-State Staff.
In addition to the two all-star games, the week leading up to the event will also feature an underclassman showcase combine. That event played host to some elite underclassmen last winter such as four-star Joe Mathis, 2014 four-star Derik Calhoun and his teammate Jalen Harvey.
With the announcement of the newest additions to the 2012 edition of the game, the Cal-State brand looks as though it is only getting stronger.
The announced new attendees included Four-star offensive tackle Aaron Cochran, a prospect following in the footsteps of his brother Matt Cochran who competed in the 2011 game. Four-star Cal quarterback commit Jarred Goff will be under center for the northern team and he will be joined at the quarterback position by Cameron Birse, an under-the-radar prospect that backed up four-star Zach Kline – another Cal-State Game alumnus – last season.
Fresno (Calif.) San Joaquin Memorial defensive lineman Jaylen Ruiz has one offer from SMU and will be holding down the defensive line with Takkarist McKinley and Deonte Reynolds. McKinley is an impressive looking athlete at defensive end that claims a 100 meter time of 10.78 seconds. Defensive tackle Deonte Reynolds rounds out the group and he has Washington and Colorado at the top of his list.
Chris Seisay, a versatile, high upside two-way athlete at wide receiver and cornerback will be taking part in the game along with his several offers. A similar athlete to Seisay is Marcellus Pippins, a cornerback with offers from the likes of Utah and San Diego State among others. Pippins will be helping man the defensive backfield.
Two of the biggest names in California also accepted invitations in Concord (Calif.) De La Salle linebacker Michael Hutchings and Top100 wide receiver Darrell Daniels. Both Hutchings and Daniels have their virtual pick of programs throughout the west coast and the country.
While Hutchings and Daniels are two of the most highly-recruited prospects on the west coast, Jalen Walker out of Sacremento (Calif.) Christian Brothers Na’im McGee out of Stockton (Calif.) St. Mary’s have a much more low-profile recruitment but are still among the best in northern California.
McGee and Walker round out the 12 selections announced at Contra Costa College following the Nike Training Camp but there will be many more throughout the summer and fall as the roster continues to take shape.
The Cal-State All-Star Game will take place on Dec. 22 in Fresno, Calif.