Running list of 2017 MLB Draft Picks from San Diego…

Round.Overall Pick

2.40– Michael Mercado – RHP – Westview HS – Tampa Bay Rays (Highlights(SIGNED for $2.132 Million)

2.50– Calvin Mitchell – OF-1B – Rancho Bernardo HS – Pittsburgh Pirates (SIGNED for $1.357 Million)

2.68– Cory Abbott – RHP – Serra HS/Loyola Marymount – Chicago Cubs (SIGNED for $901k)

3.81– Nick Allen – SS – Francis Parker School – Oakland Athletics (Highlights(SIGNED for $2 Million)

3.99– Riley Adams – C – Canyon Crest Academy/University of San Diego – Toronto Blue Jays (SIGNED for $542k)

7.225– Ricky Tyler Thomas – LHP – Mira Mesa HS/Fresno State – Chicago Cubs (SIGNED for $175k)

8.234– Jayson Rose – RHP – Granite Hills HS/Utah – Milwaukee Brewers (SIGNED for $164k)

9.266– Sean Bouchard – 1B – Cathedral Catholic HS/UCLA – Colorado Rockies (SIGNED for $143k)

10.296– Austin Bernard – C – Valley Center HS/Pepperdine – Colorado Rockies (SIGNED for $72k)

10.298– Beau Sulser – RHP – Ramona HS/Dartmouth – Pittsburgh Pirates (SIGNED for $5k)

10.304– Brett Seeburger – LHP – Vista HS/San Diego State – St. Louis Cardinals (SIGNED for $3k)

13.378– Fred Schlichtholz – LHP – Coronado HS/Fresno State – San Diego Padres (SIGNED for $60k)

16.480– Chris Hudgins – C – Valhalla HS/CSU-Fullerton – Kansas City Royals (SIGNED for $125k)

16.481– Adrian Tovalin – 3B – Otay Ranch HS/Azusa Pacific – Houston Astros (SIGNED for $125k)

19.571– Roman Garcia – 1B – Eastlake HS/University of San Diego – Houston Astros (SIGNED for $1,000)

21.635– Jordan Pearce – 3B – El Camino HS/Nevada – Detroit Tigers (SIGNED for $90k)

22.646– Christian Broussard – RHP – Ramona HS/CSU-Los Angeles – Minnesota Twins (SIGNED for $40k)

23.680– Troy Conyers – LHP – El Capitan HS/University of San Diego – Atlanta Braves (SIGNED for $10k)

24.711– Slater Lee – RHP – Carlsbad HS/Cal Poly – Oakland Athletics (SIGNED for $1,500)

27.805– Brandon Sandoval – OF – Fallbrook HS/Vanguard University – Anaheim Angels (SIGNED for $3,000)

31.945– Ramsey Romano – INF – Valhalla HS/Long Beach State – Chicago Cubs (SIGNED for $10k)

32.962– Alika Williams – SS – Rancho Bernardo HS – New York Yankees

32.963– Ryan Garcia – 1B – El Camino HS/Point Loma Nazarene – Seattle Mariners (SIGNED for $5k)

32.971– Taylor Ahearn – RHP – St. Augustine HS/CSUSM – Boston Red Sox (SIGNED for $5k)

33.998– Ryan Wilson – LHP – Carlsbad HS/Peppedine University – Baltimore Orioles (SIGNED for $125k)

34.1013– Kyle Hurt – RHP – Torrey Pines HS – Philadelphia Phillies (Highlights)

35.1038– Kevin Abel – RHP – Madison HS – San Diego Padres

35.1065– Ben Ramirez – SS – Eastlake HS – Chicago Cubs

38.1149– Marcus Reyes – LHP – Rancho Buena Vista HS/San Diego State – Toronto Blue Jays (SIGNED for $1,000)

38.1153– Jake Boone – SS – Torrey Pines HS – Washington Nationals

39.1177– Noah Nunez – RHP – Santana HS – New York Mets (SIGNED for $100k)

40.1209– Sean Ross – OF – Granite Hills HS – Toronto Blue Jays

Jack Tuttle participates in Elite 11 Finals, earns invite to The Opening

2018 Mission Hills QB Jack Tuttle, a Utah commit, was in Los Angeles this weekend to take part in the Elite 11 Finals. 25 of the nation’s best quarterbacks took place in the 3-day event, testing their abilities on the field and in the classroom.

Tuttle was selected in the top 11, earning him an invite to Nike’s The Opening later in the summer at Nike’s headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.

2017 Boys Basketball Playoffs

CIF San Diego Section Boys Basketball Championships Open Division

CIF San Diego Section Boys Basketball Championships Division I

CIF San Diego Section Boys Basketball Championships Division II

CIF San Diego Section Boys Basketball Championships Division III

CIF San Diego Section Boys Basketball Championships Division IV

Hands and McCoy Named McDonald’s All-American’s

For the 2nd consecutive season, San Diego will be represented in the annual McDonald’s All-American Game, to be played on March 29th, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago.

2016 Foothills Christian Forward TJ Leaf played in the game last season before enrolling at UCLA. Foothills Christian will be represented once again, this time by senior point guard Jaylen Hands. Hands will follow in Leaf’s steps and head to Westwood following his high school career. Hands is playing his senior season at Foothills Christian High School after previous stops at Mater Dei Catholic HS and Balboa City School.

Hands will be joined by Cathedral Catholic Center Brandon McCoy. McCoy transferred into Cathedral Catholic HS prior to his junior year. He played his first two seasons at Morse High School. McCoy has announced his top five schools, and has officially visited all but San Diego State.

2017 Bishop’s Guard Destiny Littleton was also named to the 2017 McDonald’s All-American Game. Last night, Littleton set the all-time California Scoring Record with 3,838 career points. She has signed to play at USC.

Former McDonald’s All-Americans from San Diego:

  • Mike Pitts (Sweetwater HS/1978)
  • Jelani McCoy (St. Augustine HS/1995)
  • Chase Budinger (La Costa Canyon HS/2006)
  • TJ Leaf (Foothills Christian/2016)

Record-setting Burmeister Flips to Ducks

The most prolific passer in CIF-San Diego History, Senior Braxton Burmeister of La Jolla Country Day School, has committed to the University of Oregon and HC Willie Taggart. Burmeister, who was twice committed to the University of Arizona will enroll in Eugene in March and participate in Spring Football with the Ducks.

Photo from Chris Smith (MBASports)

Photo from Chris Smith (MBASports)









As we get closer to National Signing Day, on Wednesday, February 1st, recruiting is picking up around the county with new offers going out, coaches visiting homes, and prospects visiting campuses.

  • 2017 Patrick Henry ATH Dominick Silvels took an official visit to Washington State.
  • 2017 Madison RB Erick Buchanan took an official visit to Sacramento State.
  • 2017 Madison OL-DL Jojo Falo took an official visit to Utah State.
  • 2017 Helix DB Scott Young took an official visit to Arizona, where he is currently committed.
  • 2017 Rancho Bernardo QB Mark Salazar took an official visit to Fresno State, where he is currently committed.
  • Former Patrick Henry DB Brandon Brooks committed to Nevada following an official visit.
  • Dixie State hosted 2017 Torrey Pines DE Jacob Schneider, 2017 Mater Dei Catholic DB Jovan Bayless and 2017 Mt. Miguel DE Anthony Yarbrough.
  • Utah had an in-home visit with 2017 Otay Ranch FS Devin Lloyd, who recently decommitted from UNLV.

  • 2017 Cathedral Catholic TE Patrick Brown, a Boston College commit, hosted Head Coach Steve Addazio for an in-home visit.


CIF State Regional Bowl Preview

Division 1-AA

Narbonne (14-0) at Cathedral Catholic (13-0)

Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

The Dons appear to have their best squad since the 2008 campaign that featured running back Tyler Gaffney, and won a CIF State Title. Coming off their first Open Division Championship, they’ve outscored their opponents by 359 points this season and have only won three games by single digits. Tate Haynes leads a powerful offense that features several options on the ground of through the air. Jordan Genmark-Heath sets the tone for a stingy defense.

The Gauchos are led by junior quarterback Jalen Chatman, who has accounted for 45 touchdowns through the air this season. He’s got two thousand-yard receivers in seniors Stephon Robinson and Tre Walker, who have accounted for 27 touchdowns between themselves. Senior Kameron Denmark is averaging eight yards per carry with fourteen touchdowns. The linebacker corps includes Junior Raymond Scott, a USC commit, as well as Anthony Pandy and Dominic Peterson. Bo Tufele leads the defensive line on a team that has 53.5 sacks on the season. The Gauchos were rolling through the competition in the regular season before being tested in the playoffs including an eight-point victory over Dorsey in the CIF Title Game.

Division 2-AA

Calabasas (14-0) at Madison (11-2)

Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m

Madison made a dramatic comeback effort in the CIF-SDS D1 Title game against St. Augustine. Down 31-7 at halftime, the Warhawks scored 28 unanswered points in the 2nd half capped off by a Terrell Carter in the last minute of the game. A talented group of linebackers is led by Oregon-commit Sampson Niu and includes Bryson Collins and Chris Fatilua. Air Force-commit Brandon Lewis and running back Erick Buchanan had huge seasons that led to All-CIF selections.

The Coyotes are led by former Tennessee Quarterback Casey Clausen in his third season. Their explosive offense gets started with Nebraska commit Tristan Gebbia. I doubt you will find a better receiving corp in the country than the one deployed by the Coyotes this season. Elite recruit Darnay Holmes is the top guy followed closely by Keyshawn Johnson Jr., also a Nebraska commit, and junior Brendan Radley-Hiles.


Division 3-AA

Mater Dei Catholic (12-1) vs. Paraclete (10-4) at Antelope Valley College

Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Division 3-A

Bishop’s (13-0) at Valley Christian (12-2)

Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Division 5-A

Arroyo (13-1) at La Jolla Country Day (11-3)

Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Division 6-A

Horizon Christian Academy (7-6) at Strathmore (13-0)

Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.