The Metro League Co-Defensive MVP had 90 tackles with nine sacks in helping the Bulldogs reach their first Class 3A state football semifinals since 1977.

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Garfield sophomore Sav’ell Smalls is already regarded as the top 2020 prospect on the West Coast. On Friday, he added All-American to his status.

Smalls announced via his Twitter account that he was invited to the 2020 Under Armour All-America Game. The televised matchup features the top 100 players in the nation.

Smalls, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound outside linebacker, was named All-State and the Metro League Mountain Division’s Co-Defensive MVP after helping Garfield reach the Class 3A state tournament semifinals for the first time since 1977.

Maxpreps.com named Smalls to its sophomore football All-America team in January.

247sports.com lists Smalls as a four-star prospect with offers from Alabama, Georgia, Washington, Stanford, Florida State, and Notre Dame among others.