Ceniceros’ Top Five

Rashaad Penny is in Jesse Ceniceros Top 5 players that he ever coached. (Photo by Duane Barker).

El Monte HC Jesse Ceniceros gives his top five players from his time at Norwalk, Bloomington and his current spot at El Monte.

1. Dixon Diaz- (OT, Norwalk) A three year starter who anchored probably the most dominant line in the history of Norwalk High. During his 3 years, the Lancers rushed for 14,054 yards. Diaz was probably the most physical O Lineman I’ve ever coached. He had a nasty attitude and because of it, he dominated all of his opponents.

2. Ronnie Adams- (RB, Bloomington) : Adams was the 1999 CIF Division VIII Offensive player of the year and was on the 1999 LA Times All Star Team. He was the quickest laterally gifted running back I’ve ever seen.

3. Elijhaa Penny- (RB/DE, Norwalk) EJ was an All CIF running back, was on the Long Beach Press Telegram All Area Team and a All Suburban League player. He is in his fifth 5th year in the NFL with the New York Giants. The most intimidating high school running back I’ve ever seen. He was not going to be tackled by a single opponent. Usually had to be tackled by 3 or 4 defenders.

4. Davon Booth (RB/DB, El Monte) In two years of high school football he was a two time MVL MVP, Division POTY, MVS POTY, LA Times Back of the Year, Tribune POTY, All Southern California and two time All State. This kid didn’t get tackled. Seriously watch film. The only time he was stopped, was usually because he ran out of bounds. The moment he stepped on the field, it was showtime!

5. Rashaad Penny (RB/DB, Norwalk) All Suburban League MVP, MVS POTY, Long Beach Press All Area and All CIF. What can you say about a first round draft pick for the Seattle Seahawks in 2018? The most gifted, fastest, and most studious player I’ve ever seen. The off-season between his junior and senior season, I knew he was going to be something special. Run, catch, throw, punt, kick intercept, tackle…he did it all with style and grace unlike anyone I’ve ever seen.

Top 5 players coached against:
Josh Rosen (QB, St. John Bosco)
Dejon Williams (QB, Muir)
Jorge Reyna (QB, Downey)
Tyler Luatua (TE, La Mirada)
Frankie Palmer (QB, La Serna)

7 Comments to "Ceniceros’ Top Five"

  1. lol's Gravatar lol
    May 4, 2020 - 12:38 pm | Permalink

    Palmer never would’ve beaten Norwalk if Norwalk just decides to rush the ball for 1 yard, you know how that went though.

  2. Jn's Gravatar Jn
    May 3, 2020 - 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Palmer would of never beat NHS if it wasn’t for all the pine tar on the football… ball would stick to anything

  3. Luck happens's Gravatar Luck happens
    May 3, 2020 - 3:34 pm | Permalink

    Settle down guy…

  4. Old Whitmont Guy's Gravatar Old Whitmont Guy
    May 3, 2020 - 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Say what you want about Frankie Palmer, he beat 3 of the 5 on this list.

  5. Lol's Gravatar Lol
    May 3, 2020 - 12:57 pm | Permalink

    I detect a lie but he did turn out to be good

  6. Truth's Gravatar Truth
    May 3, 2020 - 12:39 pm | Permalink

    I remember seeing Frankie Palmer after the La Serna-Norwalk title game and thinking, this guy is really good…and really lucky.

  7. Paul's Gravatar Paul
    May 3, 2020 - 12:06 pm | Permalink

    I remember seeing Frankie Palmer as a freshman and thinking, this guy is really Good

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