Rio Ruiz out for finale

Rio Ruiz is one of the top high school players in the nation. Here he is at the 2011 Area Code Games as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers. Scott Kurtz/ESPNHS

Rio Ruiz, out of Bishop Amat (La Puente, Calif.) is not only the Lancers' starting quarterback, but he is also one of the nation's top baseball players. The third baseman was instrumental in the Lancers' CIF-Southern Section Div. IV title last year over Palm Desert (Palm Desert, Calif.). Ruiz has a strong arm and is one of the best hitters in the 2012 class.

Last weekend, Ruiz was injured in a football game against Loyola (Los Angeles, Calif.). It was diagnosed as a sprained knee, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

Ruiz was selected to play in the 2010 Area Code Games (Yankees) and the 2011 Area Code Games (Brewers). He would have been on the 18U Team USA national team headed to Columbia for the Pan Am Games. When those games got postponed he jumped back into football. That is up until the injury.

Expect Ruiz to make a full recovery and have a solid 2012 season for the Lancers. They are going to be one of the better teams in Southern California next season.