San Diego State kicks off the 2020 Season Saturday October 24 at Dignity Health Sports Park against UNLV . Here is a breakdown of Aztec players that played high School football in San Diego .
QB – Carson Baker / Helix Charter High School
Baker won an Open Division title his senior year defeating Mission Hills then going on to defeat Oaks Christian in Regional State and came close to upsetting Folsom in the State Final . Baker will be the Starting QB for the Aztecs .
QB – Lucas Johnson / Mt. Carmel High School
Johnson lead Mt. Carmel to a Division 2 Title appearance vs Rancho Bernardo . The Dual threat QB committed to Georgia Tech and spent 3 season with them he transferred to SDSU and has two years of eligibility .
QB – Mark Salazar / Rancho Bernardo
As the Starting QB for the Broncos he won the Division 2 Championship his junior year and reached the Semis of the Open Division his senior year .
RB – Greg Bell / Bonita Vista
Bell was a stud for the Barons he lead them to a Division 3 Championship in a dominating game vs Mission Bay . Bell will be in the Aztecs RB Rotation .
OL – William Dunkle / Eastlake
Dunkle was a monster at Eastlake and has continued that trend in College as he is ranked as one of the best Guards in College Football .
Center – Dominic Gudino / Olympian
Gudino was one of the more dominant Centers in a while leading Olympian to a CIF appearance. He will be the starting center for the Aztecs .
OL – Zachary Thomas / Carlsbad
Thomas was an all CIF first team and projects to be the starting right tackle for the Aztecs .
WR – Jesse Mathews / Christian
Mathews was a big time WR at Christian , he had to walk on at SDSU and was rewarded for his great play last season with a scholarship. He is set for a big year .
DL – Cameron Thomas / Carlsbad
Thomas was a force last season for the Aztecs earning a first team mountain west selection . Look for the Carlsbad alumni to be one of the best DL in the Nation this season .
LB – Michael Shawcroft / Helix
Shawcroft was the leader of the Scotties defense that won an Open Division Championship , he should see playing time in the Aztecs LB rotation.
DB – Tariq Thompson / St. Augustine
Thompson was a phenomenal player for the Saints and has continued that trend in College , look for Tariq to be one of the best DB’s in the Mountain West .
DB – Rashad Scott / Helix
Scott was dominant on both sides of the ball at Helix , a very fun player to watch he should see some playing time at DB .
DB – Eric Wilson / El Camino
Wilson was one of the best two way players back in 2015 for the Wildcats . He played his JC ball at Riverside and will see some playing time with the Aztecs.
Kicker / Punter – Matt Araiza / Rancho Bernardo
Araiza has a phenomenal Leg and it will be on full display this season as he will have the kicking and punting duties for the Aztecs .