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The Bay Area Postseason Player Rankings are here, this time with Nos. 25-21. Only players located in cities on the Bay Area Census are eligible for the rankings. Be sure to check out Nos. 45-41, 40-36, 35-31 and 30-26.
25. Jake Calcagno (California, Junior, Wide Receiver)
In the first year under Grizzlies new head coach Danny Calcagno, who is Jake Calcagno’s father, the junior receiver thrived in the spread offense.
Jake Calcagno finished with 607 receiving yards and three touchdowns, adding another two passing touchdowns on three completions. His season included a 151-yard day on 12 catches in an overtime win over Monte Vista.
Those 607 receiving yards were No. 12 in California and the most in the North Coast Section, according to statistics available on MaxPreps.
24. Lu-Magia Hearns (De La Salle, Wide Receiver/Defensive Back, Senior)
Hearns was unstoppable in all three phases for De La Salle in its undefeated season.
Hearns, a Cal signee, returned two kickoffs for scores, had three touchdown catches and intercepted two passes – one of which was a pix six – while helping the Spartans to a perfect 6-0 record.
Cal, Cal Poly, Columbia, Florida Atlantic, Georgetown, Idaho, Lehigh, Montana, Northern Arizona and Sacramento State all offered Hearns.
23. Maxwell Weaver (Campolindo, Senior, Wide Receiver)
After quitting football for one season a few years ago, Weaver returned with a vengeance – and it all showed itself in his final high school season.
Weaver totaled 527 receiving yards and six touchdowns in Campolindo’s 6-0 campaign, which culminated with a Diablo Foothill Athletic League championship, including a stretch of three straight games with 100-plus yards.
Weaver will play Division I football at Davidson.
22. Noah Short (King’s Academy, Athlete, Senior)
The Army signee did it all once again.
Short totaled six scores and more than 350 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards in just four games for the King’s Academy this season, following a dominant 2019 campaign when he had the 19th-most tackles in California (160) in addition to 17 tackles for loss, five interceptions, 362 kick return yards, 278 punt return yards, 552 rushing yards and 404 receiving yards.
Along with Army, Short held offers from Air Force, Northern Arizona, Southern Utah and UC Davis.
21. Robert Freeman (El Cerrito, Athlete, Junior)
A Power Five prospect, Freeman built on a sensational sophomore season with more gaudy production as a junior this spring.
Freeman had 750 all-purpose yards and seven touchdowns, keying the Gauchos to a 4-0 record, a league title and a No. 23 spot in the final Bay Area Football Rankings. Freeman and the El Cerrito defense also surrendered just seven points all year.
As a sophomore, Freeman – who has an Arizona State offer – finished with 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
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