8/6-8/12 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Mission Bay G Boogie Ellis picked up offers from Oklahoma and Memphis.
  • 2019 Torrey Pines OL-DL Payson Campisano committed to Cal Poly.
  • 2018 Torrey Pines LHP Kendall Burnett committed to Pacific.
  • 2019 Torrey Pines G Bryce Pope picked up an offer from Army.
  • 2019 Cathedral Catholic OF-RHP Jake Connelly committed to Utah.

On Episode #2 of the SDPI In-depth Podcast, I sat down with San Marcos QB Miles Hastings to preview the upcoming season. Listen here!

Alumni:

  • 2012 Poway grad Kevin Newman, a shortstop in the Pittsburgh Pirates Organization, went 5-5 and hit for the cycle on Tuesday for the Indianapolis Indians.
  • 2011 Lincoln grad Norman Powell, a guard with the Toronto Raptors, hosted his annual camp at his Alma mater.
  • 2017 Helix grad Scott Young is has been reinstated with the football team at Arizona, but will be suspended for the season opener.

7/30-8/5 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Mission Bay G Boogie Ellis picked up offers from Gonzaga and Colorado.
  • 2019 Foothills Christian F Derrick Carter-Holinger picked up an offer from UC-Riverside.
  • 2019 University City WR Casey Granfors picked up an offer from Air Force.
  • 2019 La Jolla Country Day G Ryan Langborg committed to Princeton.
  • 2019 Eastlake OL Vincent Santos picked up an offer from Navy.
  • 2019 La Costa Canyon RB Karson Lippert picked up an offer from Air Force.
  • 2019 Parker LS Peter Bowden committed to Wisconsin.

Football:

  • With the football season only a few days away (scrimmages are this week!), I talked with Torrey Pines Running Back Mac Bingham, a USC Baseball commit, who is looking to build on last season’s performance that saw his run for 1,200 yards and find the end zone 18 times. LINK!

Alumni:

  • 2011 Rancho Buena Vista grad Johnny Dee has signed to play professionally for Real Betis in Spain’s Top Division.

https://twitter.com/RealBetisEPlus/status/1026531127639633921

  • 2014 St. Augustine grad Trey Kell has signed professionally to play for KK Igokea in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

7/23-7/29 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2021 Bishop’s QB Tyler Buchner picked up an offer from Oregon.
  • 2019 Mission Bay G Boogie Ellis picked up an offer from Arizona State.
  • 2019 St. Augustine F Chibuzo Agbo picked up an offer from USD.

Alumni:

  • ’76 Kearny HS grad Alan Trammell was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Trammell played shortstop for the Detroit Tigers for 20 seasons, winning six gold gloves and being named MVP of the 1984 World Series.

7/16-7/22 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Mission Bay G Boogie Ellis picked up an offer from Wichita State.
  • 2020 St. Augustine F Chibuzo Agbo picked up an offer from UC-Davis and UC-Irvine.
  • 2020 Foothills Christian G Yassine Gharram picked up an offer from UC-Davis.
  • 2019 La Costa Canyon RB Karson Lippert picked up an offer from Northern Arizona.

Alumni:

  • San Diego had a very strong showing at the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland.
    • T-2: Xander Schauffele – Scripps Ranch HS
    • T-17: Pat Perez – Torrey Pines HS
    • T-17: Charley Hoffman – Poway HS
    • T-24: Phil Mickelson – USDHS
    • T-35: Michael Kim – Torrey Pines HS

7/9-7/15 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Carlsbad ATH Asa Turner committed to Washington.
  • 2019 Lincoln DB Don Chapman committed to Colorado.
  • 2019 Santa Fe Christian P/K Jack Bosman committed to Yale.
  • 2019 Mission Bay PG Boogie Ellis picked up offers from Oregon and NC State. Ellis had an excellent week playing for the Oakland Soldiers at the annual Peach Jam in South Carolina.

Baseball:

  • Three of San Diego’s best rising senior baseball players were named to the Perfect Game All-American Classic, showcasing the best high school baseball players in the country. The game will be held at Petco Park on Sunday, August 12th.
    • 2019 LHP/1B Spencer Jones of La Costa Canyon.
    • 2019 RHP/3B Derek Diamond of Ramona.
    • 2019 1B/OF Garrett Frechette of Cathedral Catholic.

Football:

  • 2019 Francis Parker punter/kicker Ryan Sanborn, who also plays quarterback for the Lancers, was named to the 2019 Army All-American Game in San Antonio.

Alumni:

  • 2011 Torrey Pines grad Michael Kim picked up his first career win on the PGA Tour, shooting 27-under and winning by 8 shots at the John Deere Classic.
  • 2015 Madison grad Imani Abdullah, who was drafted by the Dodgers in the 11th round out of high school, has retired from professional baseball. Abdullah struggled with injuries during his minor league career.
  • 2012 Torrey Pines grad Luc Rennie, who was drafted by the Orioles in the 16th round out of high school, has signed with the New York Mets. Rennie had been pitching in the Independent League the past three seasons, posting excellent numbers this season.

News:

  • I’m excited to be pairing up with San Diego Prep Insider to host a podcast starting very soon.

  • Long time California High School writer/historian Mark Tennis has released a new book covering great stories about high school football in California.

 

7/2-7/8 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Torrey Pines OL Payson Campisano picked up an offer from Cal Poly.
  • 2019 Eastlake OF Micah Pietila-Wiggs committed to New Mexico.

Baseball:

  • La Costa Canyon‘s Spencer Jones and Ramona‘s Derek Diamond were both named to the Under Armour All-American Game on July 20th at Wrigley Field.

Alumni:

  • 2011 Rancho Buena Vista grad Johnny Dee had a huge game at the Drew League on Sunday playing for the Reapers, finishing with 30 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists.

6/25-7/1 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Helix LB Michael Shawcroft committed to San Diego State.
  • 2019 Monte Vista DL Blake Schmidt has committed to Montana State.
  • 2018 Cathedral Catholic INF Logan Whitesides committed to Sonoma State.
  • 2019 Cathedral Catholic LS Nathan Weneta committed to Purdue as a preferred walk-on.
  • 2019 Eastlake OL Vincent Santos picked up an offer from the Naval Academy.
  • 2019 Carlsbad ATH Asa Turner took an unofficial visit to USC.

https://twitter.com/asaturner20/status/1012132415622471680

Alumni:

  • 2011 Torrey Pines grad Garrett Stubbs was selected for the Triple-A All-Star game in Columbus, Ohio. Stubbs is the top catching prospect in the Houston Astros Organization.
  • 2017 Madison grad Kevin Abel threw a complete game 2-hitter, striking out 10, to win the National Championship for Oregon State.

6/18-6/24 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Morse DB Shamar Martin committed to UCLA.
  • 2019 Monte Vista RB Jahmon McClendon committed to San Diego State.
  • 2019 Carlsbad ATH Asa Turner took an official visit to Washington.
  • 2019 Lincoln DB Don Chapman took an official visit to Colorado.
  • 2019 Francis Parker LS Peter Bowden picked up an offer from Pennsylvania.
  • 2021 Bishop’s QB Tyler Buchner picked up an offer from Pennsylvania.
  • 2019 La Costa Canyon OL Luka Trifunovic received a preferred walk-on spot to Northwestern.
  • 2019 San Diego DB Jayden Wickware picked up an offer from Montana State.

Alumni:

  • ’17 Madison grad Kevin Abel, a right-handed pitcher at Oregon State, started on the mound for the Beavers as they advanced into the College World Series Championship vs. Arkansas.
  • ’17 Cathedral Catholic grad Brandon McCoy entered the NBA Draft following one season at UNLV, but went undrafted. He has agreed to play summer league with the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • ’18 Mission Hills grad Kingston Liniak, a 4th round pick of the Detroit Tigers, picked up his first game-winning hit playing in the Gulf Coast League.

  • ’08 Torrey Pines grad Connor Johnson was named the new Head Coach for the Delaware Blue Coats, the G-League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers.

6/11-6/17 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Torrey Pines OL Brian Driscoll committed to California.
  • 2019 La Jolla Country Day SG Ryan Langborg picked up offers from Columbia and Dartmouth.
  • 2021 Bishop’s QB Tyler Buchner picked up an offer from Notre Dame.
  • 2019 Carlsbad ATH Asa Turner took an official visit to Notre Dame.
  • 2019 Lincoln DB Don Chapman picked up offers from USC and UC-Davis.
  • 2021 Cathedral Catholic PF Obinna Anyanwu picked up an offer from Tulane.
  • 2019 Francis Parker K/P Ryan Sanborn picked up an offer from Columbia.
  • 2021 Bishop’s WR Clay Petry picked up his first offer, from Nevada.
  • 2019 Santa Fe Christian OL/DL Carson Drake picked up an offers from Davidson and Stetson.
  • 2019 San Diego ATH Daniel Thomas picked up his first offer, from Columbia.
  • 2019 Mira Mesa ATH Noah Tumblin picked up an offer from USD.
  • 2019 Bishops LB Dominic Haley picked up an offer from Stetson.
  • 2021 Poway ATH Vance Jefferson picked up his first offer, from UC-Davis.

Baseball:

  • 2018 Torrey Pines RHP Joe Magrisi, a Cal State Fullerton-signee, was named the State Pitcher of the Year by PBR California.

Alumni:

  • 2018 Mission Hills OF Kingston Liniak, a 4th round pick in the MLB Draft, signed with the Detroit Tigers for $900K.
  • 2010 Granite Hills grad Joe Cardona, a long snapper with the New England Patriots, signed a 4-year contract extension with the team.

6/4-6/10 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2021 Bishop’s QB Tyler Buchner picked up an offer from San Diego State.
  • 2019 Brawley LB Casey Kline, a Boise State commit, picked up an offer from UCLA.
  • 2019 Torrey Pines OL Payson Campisano picked up an offer from San Diego.
  • 2019 Point Loma ATH JL Skinner picked up an offer from Cal.
  • 2019 San Diego DB Jayden Wickware picked up offers from San Diego and Azusa Pacific.

Baseball:

  • The 2018 All-CIF Baseball Selections were released on Saturday.

  • 2019 La Costa Canyon 1B Spencer Jones, a Vanderbilt commit, defeated Torrey Pines RHP/OF Joe Magrisi to win the High School All-Star Home Run Derby at Petco Park.

  • The San Diego Padres hosted an All-Star Game at Petco Park on Wednesday for 48 of the best prep baseball players in the county.

Alumni:

  • The annual MLB Draft was completed over three days during the past week. As always, San Diego had many current and former prep standouts selected throughout the 40 rounds.
    • 2018 Mission Hills grad Kingston Liniak was selected by the Detroit Tigers with the first pick of the 4th round.
    • 2015 Helix grad DaShawn Keirsey was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 4th round.
    • 2015 La Jolla Country Day grad Alfonso Rivas was selected by the Oakland A’s in the 4th round.
    • 2015 Ramona grad Gage Canning was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 5th round.