Welcome first time poster HS Guru
With the graduation of one of the deepest receiving class corps in memory, Kyle Ford (USC), Bru McCoy (Texas), T. Luckett (Colorado), Munir McClain (USC), JoJo Forest (Oregon State) the next Jr's up that had big seasons in Orange County last year are John Humphreys CDM (Stanford commit) and Cain Savage (ASU recent offer). These two have set county and CIF-SS record books ablaze!
To be honest your list of 5 WR's contains some somewhat familiar names and some I just don't know. Joey Hobert I do know and is getting some good work in this off-season for the recruits. He is now a 3-star on 247sports. Chase Nenad of SM looks good on recent film, will be interesting how he does on a somewhat suspect SM Football squad at the moment. Batson of SC and Shafer of Tesoro I do not know. Batson is listed everywhere as a safety, I will assume he has the makings of a two-way player.
Epps and William have BIG shoes to fill but then again they got the arm of Bryce Young. I have no doubt both guys are outstanding players, you just don't by accident end up a starter at MD!
@Sweetness, I like your list of players at the position. HTL can confirm but yes the gifted athlete that is CP3-OC can do almost anything on the field. With a good arm of the Zanelli kid expect some big plays resulting in big numbers for the senior.
@Newps, Bradley Schlom was atop 10 OC receiver last year and I expect more of the same. A true slot receiver aka Julian Edelman. If it were not for the top national guys in Humphrys and Redman at CDM he would have ridiculous numbers. Simon Hall a big Lacrosse recruit is another 6'4" beast on the field. Will be interesting if football scouts start throwing offer this way, not sure yet if he is accepting anything outside of Lacrosse.
Unless there is some seismic shift (recruit/transfer earthquake), John Humphrys is without a doubt the best WR in OC. I like Epps and I like Hobert but these two are 5'10, 5'11 160-70 guys. Humphrys comes in now at 6'5" 215-20 and is repeatedly outplaying all covers at every major camp and open, he is listed as the #15 WR in the country by 247 sports and #28 by Rivals.
This is NATIONAL not OC
Class of 2020 WR's