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Kickoff 2012: Top 10 wide receivers and tight ends
Slideshow: Click through the slideshow to see Carlos Arias' ranking of the top wide receivers and tight ends to watch in the upcoming 2012 football season.
1. Cody White, El Toro, WR (6-2, 190. Sr.)
The first team All-County selection had a county-leading 85 receptions for 1,295 yards and 18 touchdowns last season. White, an All-Sea View League first teamer, had a season-high 10 catches for 150 yards and one touchdown when the Chargers beat La Habra in the Southwest Division semifinals. He had four catches for 92 yards and two touchdowns in the Southwest Division championship game loss to Tustin. White had more than 100 receiving yards in six games this season.
2. Thomas Duarte, Mater Dei, WR/TE (6-3, 22, Sr.)
The second-team All-County pick shined at the Air Strike tournament in June. He has offers from Oregon, Utah, Oregon State, Arizona State, UCLA, Washington and Colorado. Duarte had 52 catches for 819 yards and five touchdowns last season.
3. Blake Murphy, El Toro, WR (5-9, 150. Sr.)
Murphy is one of the most reliable receivers in El Toro's no-huddle offense. He had 65 receptions for 786 yards and seven touchdowns last season.
4. Max Redfield, Mission Viejo, Safety/WR (6-2, 195, Sr.)
Redfield committed to USC during the summer. He had 22 receptions for 415 yards and four touchdowns last season.
5. River Cracraft, Santa Margarita, WR (6-1, 205, Sr.)
Cracraft joined the parade of Eagles headed to the Pac-12 by committing to Washington State June, shortly after the Air Strike passing tournament. Cracraft can make the clutch catches and he is a serious deep threat. He had 43 catches for 639 yards and five touchdowns.
6. Tim Reinhardt, Corona del Mar, TE (6-4, 235, Sr.)
Reinhardt is generating buzz among recruiters. The All-CIF pick has been scouted by several Pac-12 schools along with San Diego State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada and UC Davis. He will play a crucial role as the Sea Kings try to repeat as CIF-SS Southern Division champions.
7. Dominic Collins, El Toro, WR (6-3, 165, Jr.)
Collins might end up having the biggest upside of all the El Toro receivers. He is a major deep threat for the Chargers with a lot of speed. He had 50 catches for 711 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore.
8. Sean Modster, Mission Viejo, WR (5-11, 185, Jr.)
Modster, an All-Trinity League selection last season, was penciled in as a starter for Santa Margarita before he transferred to Mission Viejo. He had a team-high 44 receptions for 729 yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles last season.
9. Cody Bronkar, Whittier Christian, WR (6-4, 175, Sr.)
Bronkar committed to Air Force during the summer. It was the first school to offer him. Bronkar had 54 receptions for 682 yards and five touchdowns last season.
10. Shad Pace, Yorba Linda, WR (5-11. 170, Sr.)
Pace had a team-high 31 catches for 387 yards and seven touchdowns to help Yorba Linda win a share of the Empire League championship last season.