Cal Football BIO
John Porchivina
Player Profile:
John Porchivina 1809182
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 210
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Novato, CA
High School: Casa Grande HS/Saint Vincent HS
Experience: High School

Stars: 247Sports Composite (3), ESPN (3), 247Sports (2), Rivals (2), Scout (2)
National Overall Player Ratings:  247Sports Composite (1811)
National Outside Linebacker Ratings:  247Sports Composite (130), Scout (137), 247Sports (153)
Regional Overall Player Ratings:  ESPN (215)
California Overall Player Ratings:  ESPN (136), 247Sports Composite (164), 247Sports (191)
Ratings/Scout Grades:  247Sports Composite (0.8015), 247Sports (76), ESPN (73), Rivals (5.4)


Casa Grande HS (2012-13)

► Combined for 2,332 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns on the ground on 276 carries, as well as 32 catches for 437 yards receiving and seven TD’s, and 3,508 all-purpose yards (2,332 rush, 437 receiving, 503 kick return, 140 punt return, 96 interception return) during his two prep seasons in 2012 and 2013, while adding 136 tackles, 20.0 tackles for loss, 13.0 sacks (-86 yards), three interceptions returned for 96 yards, one pass breakup, one fumble recovery and four forced fumbles while scoring a total of 228 points on 38 total touchdowns
► Earned North Bay League Back of the Year as well San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro and Sonoma County and Redwood Empire Defensive Player of the Year honors, and was first-team All-NBL at both running back and linebacker as well as his team’s Overall Player of the Year, while being a nominee for Bay Area Player of the Year as a two-way 2013 senior for a 13-1 squad that won its first 13 games, was North Coast Section runners-up and North Bay League champions with a 7-0 league record
► Tallied 1,681 yards on 187 carries (9.0 ypr) as a senior to rank second in the league in rushing, while scoring 20 touchdowns on the ground and 27 overall to lead the league in both overall touchdowns and scoring (162 points), adding 24 receptions for 321 yards and five touchdowns, and had 2,607 all-purpose yards (186.2 ypg) by adding 369 on kick returns, 140 on punt returns and 96 on interception returns
► Posted 87 tackles as a senior to rank fifth in the North Bay League, 15.0 tackles for loss, 11.0 sacks (-66 yards) to rank second in the conference, three interceptions to rank fourth that he returned for 96 yards, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery,
► Had a career-high 301 yards rushing and three touchdowns including a season-long 83-yard touchdown, as well as a career-high 352 all-purpose yards (also 23 receiving, 28 kick return) in the first of two meetings against Windsor as a senior, among seven 100-yard rushing games
► Totaled career highs of 12 tackles and two forced fumbles against Cardinal Newman as a senior, while he had a career-high-tying 2.0 sacks on three occasions against Santa Rosa, Alameda and the second meeting against Windsor
► Had at least one catch in every game as a senior, including a 75-yard touchdown in a second meeting against Windsor
► Earned San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro honors as a running back during his 2012 junior campaign, while adding a first-team All-NBL selection as a running back and second-team all-league honors as an outside linebacker when his team was 7-4 overall and 5-2 in the NBL before falling in the second round of the North Coast Section Division II playoffs after a first-round bye
► Contributed 651 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground on 89 carries as a 2012 junior, while adding eight receptions for 116 yards and two TDs as well as 134 kick returns yards for a total of 901 all-purpose yards
► Defensive stats as a junior included 49 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks (-20 yards), one interception, two fumble recoveries and one pass breakup
► Wore No. 42


► Has posted marks of a 4.73 40-yard dash, 4.30 20-yard shuttle, 31.8 vertical jump and 69.21 SPARQ rating according to ESPN
► Earned honorable mention honors at the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Combine
► Listed as an emerging prospect by Scout in April of 2013
► Played youth baseball, basketball and Pop Warner football with current Cal quarterback Jared Goff


“Porchivina is a good overall football player who impresses you with his fast and physical style of play and overall production.” 

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