4/2-4/8 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • Alabama and Oregon State offered 2019 Madison RB Kenan Christon.
  • 2019 University City WR Casey Granfors picked up an offer from Brown.
  • San Diego offered 2018 Torrey Pines G Finn Sullivan. Sullivan also took official visits Brown University and American University.
  • 2018 Helix Catcher Zack Owens committed to Azusa Pacific.
  • South Dakota offered 2019 San Diego DB Jayden Wickware and 2019 Point Loma ATH Cam Auva’a.
  • 2019 Morse DB Shamar Martin picked up offers from San Diego State, Nebraska, and UCLA.
  • 2019 La Jolla Country Day SG Ryan Langborg picked up an offer from UCSB during an in-home visit with Head Coach Joe Pasternack.
  • 2018 El Camino SG Jalen Flanagan picked up an offer from San Francisco State during a visit to the school.

Baseball:

  • #4 Torrey Pines defeated #1 San Marcos, 11-10, in 9 innings to win the North County Tournament.
    • 2020 Torrey Pines 3B/USD Commit Kevin Sim went 3-4, with a 3-run home run.

  • #2 Eastlake beat #6 Helix 13-2, to win the GMC Tournament. 2019 SDSU Commit Ricky Tibbetts pitched four innings for Eastlake. Senior Micah Pietila-Wiggs homered and doubled in the win.
  • 2018 San Marcos SS-RHP/Notre Dame-signee Zack Prajzner was named the Cal-Hi Sports So Cal Player of the Week.
  • #5 Cathedral Catholic went 2-2 this week in The Boras Classic in Orange County, playing against several of the best teams in Southern California.

Alumni:

  • 1995 Poway grad Charley Hoffman hit a hole-in-one during the final round of The Masters. Hoffman finished in a tie for 12th place.

  • 2014 Helix grad Jalen Davis was honored with a banner at Utah State after being named an All-American this past season.

https://twitter.com/verdisd18/status/982328309525577729

3/26-4/1 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2021 Bishop’s QB Tyler Buchner picked up an offer from Michigan.
  • 2018 Helix PG Amari Green has committed to Humboldt State.
  • 2018 Torrey Pines G Finn Sullivan picked up an offer from the University of Richmond. St. Mary’s and USD also stopped in to watch him.
  • 2019 Torrey Pines OL Brian Driscoll picked up an offer from Columbia University.
  • 2019 Carlsbad ATH Jacob Asa Turner picked up an offer from Nebraska.

Baseball:

  • The 68th annual Lions Tournament was completed this week, with #8 San Marcos defeating #3 Rancho Bernardo to win their 5th game in 4 days. Notre Dame-signee Zack Prajzner had 11 strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings in the Championship Game.
  • Reigning CIF Player of the Year Grant Holman of Eastlake HS, a Cal-signee, had an impressive performance on Wednesday.

Alumni:

  • 16 Players from San Diego made MLB Opening Day Rosters.

  • 2003 Morse grad Adam Jones hit a walk-off home run for the Baltimore Orioles on Opening Day.

  • Former Helix TE Levine Toilolo signed with the Detroit Lions, following his five seasons with the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Former Torrey Pines/Palomar College SG Jackson Strong has committed to play at Humboldt State following two years playing for the Comets.
  • 2017 Cathedral Catholic grad Brandon McCoy has declared for the NBA Draft following one season at UNLV. He is expected to hire an agent.
  • 2017 Foothills Christian grad Jaylen Hands has declared for the NBA Draft following one season at UCLA. He will not yet hire an agent, to maintain his collegiate eligibility.
  • Former Vista standout Leon Hall signed with the Oakland Raiders. He’s entering his 12th NFL Season.

3/19-3/25 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Morse DB Shamar Martin picked up offers from Oregon and Arizona State.
  • 2018 Torrey Pines PG Finn Sullivan picked up an offer from American University.
  • 2020 Cathedral Catholic ATH Jordan Allen picked up his first offer, from Syracuse University.

Baseball:

  • The 68th Annual Lions Baseball Tournament begins on Monday and runs through Thursday in San Diego. 144 teams will compete in 10 divisions.
  • 2018 San Marcos C/Stanford-signee Vincent Martinez hit a walk-off grand slam to help San Marcos to a 9-6 win over #4 La Costa Canyon.

https://twitter.com/MrCped/status/976301442175705088

Alumni:

  • 2010 Mira Mesa grad Damien Williams signed with the Kansas City Chiefs following four seasons with the Miami Dolphins.

3/12-3/18 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • Michigan offered 2019 Carlsbad ATH Jacob Asa Turner.
  • 2018 La Jolla Country Day G Alex Cho committed to MIT.
  • California offered 2019 Torrey Pines OL Brian Driscoll.
  • 2019 Madison RB Kenan Christon picked up offers from Stanford and UCLA.
  • 2020 St. Augustine Catcher Angelo Peraza committed to USD.

Basketball:

  • The Basketball season in San Diego came to an end as Christian lost to View Park in the D4 Regional Final.
    • San Marcos and Mater Dei Catholic girls teams both lost in the regional finals as well, ending their seasons.

Alumni:

  • Valhalla grad Jordan Qsar, a redshirt-junior at Pepperdine University, hit a 3-run home run, a grand slam, and pitched the 9th inning, in a 11-7 win over New Mexico.

3/5-3/11 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2018 Torrey Pines G Finn Sullivan picked up his first two offers, from Brown and Delaware.
  • 2019 Helix LB Michael Shawcroft picked up offers from Brown and San Jose State, and Nevada.
  • 2019 Carlsbad ATH Jacob Asa Turner picked up offers from Kansas State and Dartmouth.
  • 2019 Oceanside ATH Kyrin Beachem picked up his first offer, from Idaho.

Basketball:

  • The 2017-18 All-CIF Basketball Teams were announced on Saturday.

  • After a week of CIF State Playoffs, only three teams from San Diego are still alive.
    • Division 4: (13) Christian will play @ (1) Hillcrest on Tuesday.
    • Division 5: (5) San Diego will play @ (1) Santa Clarita Christian on Tuesday.
    • Division 5: (11) Southwest SD will play @ (7) Van Nuys on Tuesday.

Baseball:

  • The Union-Tribune Preseason Baseball Poll

  • With the 2018 Baseball season getting started, the Kendra Couch Classic is a good opening tournament supporting a great cause.

Alumni:

  • 2010 La Costa Canyon grad Kenny Stills recently completed a road trip for social justice. Here’s his thread.

  • 2018 Mission Hills grad Jack Tuttle graduated HS early, and it participating in spring drills at Utah.

  • 2016 Mission Bay grad Justin Moore announced he will transfer following two seasons playing basketball for Georgia Tech.
  • 2017 Sage Creek grad Sam Wezniak has had a great start to his collegiate baseball career @ Cal.

2/26-3/4 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Morse ATH Shamar Martin picked up offers from Arizona and Washington State.
  • 2018 Point Loma F Kyle Johnson committed to Cal State-Monterey Bay.
  • 2019 Madison ATH Daniel Stokes picked up his first offer, from Columbia.
  • 2019 Madison RB Kenan Christon picked up an offer from Washington State.
  • 2019 Torrey Pines OL Brian Driscoll picked up his first offer, from San Diego.

Basketball:

  • As East County Sports first reported, 2018 Foothills Christian F/Arizona State commit Taeshon Cherry was expelled from school on Thursday.
  • The Local CIF Basketball Champions in San Diego were crowned this past weekend.
    • Open Division- Mission Bay over Foothills Christian, 52-42
    • Division 1- Santa Fe Christian over El Camino, 63-52.
    • Division 2- Parker over Christian, 69-52.
    • Division 3- Mt. Miguel over Carlsbad, 79-76 in 3OT.
    • Division 4- San Diego over Southwest EC, 56-54.
    • Division 5- Southwest SD over San Diego Academy, 77-38.
  • CIF State Playoffs were announced.
    • Open Division-
      • (6) Mission Bay @ (3) Bishop Montgomery
      • (7) Foothills Christian @ (2) Sierra Canyon
    • Division 1-
      • (2) Torrey Pines vs. (15) Taft
      • (11) Mater Dei Catholic @ (6) Chino Hills
      • (13) Vista @ (4) Rancho Christian
    • Division 2-
      • (4) St. Augustine vs. (13) Van Nuys Birmingham
      • (9) San Marcos @ (8) Pasadena Muir
      • (10) La Jolla Country Day @ (7) Riverside Poly
    • Division 3-
      • (6) Santa Fe Christian vs. (11) Murrieta Mesa
      • (9) El Camino @ (8) Riverside Notre Dame
      • (14) Orange Glen @ (3) Crean Lutheran
    • Division 4-
      • (8) Parker vs. (9) Covina
      • (12) Mt. Miguel @ (5) Rolling Hills Prep
      • (13) Christian @ (4) Segerstrom
      • (16) Carlsbad @ (1) Hillcrest
    • Division 5-
      • (5) San Diego vs. (12) Canoga Park
      • (11) Southwest SD vs. (6) La Puente
  • The San Diego Prep Insider Video Podcast following the Division 1 Championship

Alumni:

  • Five former San Diego Football standouts participated in the NFL Combine this weekend.
    • RB Royce Freeman/Imperial HS/Oregon
    • OL Scott Quessenberry/La Costa Canyon HS/UCLA
    • WR Darren Carrington/Horizon HS/Utah
    • LB Fred Warner/Mission Hills HS/BYU
    • CB Quenton Meeks/Del Norte HS/Stanford
  • Former Brawley/San Diego State LB  Donavin Buck is now pitching at Arkansas-Little Rock.
  • 2014 Santa Fe Christian grad Chase Bushor hit the game-winning home run for USC in their win over Loyola Marymount.

 

2/19-2/25 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Helix LB Michael Shawcroft picked up his first three offers, from Utah State, Army, and San Diego State.
  • 2019 Brawley LB Casey Kline picked up an offer from Boise State, and took an unofficial visit to Arizona State.
  • 2020 Cathedral Catholic QB DJ Ralph took an unofficial visit to Arizona State.
  • 2019 Madison RB Kenan Christon picked up an offer from Nebraska.

Football:

  • St. Augustine has officially hired Joe Kremer as their new head football coach. Kremer previously served as the Defensive Coordinator.

Baseball:

  • With the baseball season starting later this week, Cal-Hi Sports put out their preseason Top 25 Teams in California. They have Eastlake at #1, Cathedral at #5, La Costa Canyon at #12. Torrey Pines, San Marcos, and Rancho Bernardo are just outside the 25.

Alumni:

  • Former Scripps Ranch/University of Michigan QB Tate Forcier has been hired as the Passing Game Coordinator/QB Coach at University City HS.
  • Former Santa Fe Christian 1B Dillon Paulson crushed his first home run of the season for USC.

2/12-2/18 Week in Review

  • The North County Conference has realigned their leagues in several sports for next season.

Recruiting:

  • Utah offered 2019 Madison RB Kenan Christon.

Basketball:

  • The Boys Basketball Playoff Brackets were announced on Saturday.

Football:

  • El Camino has named Michael Hobbs as their new head football coach. Hobbs took over as the Interim Coach during the season and led the Wildcats to the Division 1 Championship.

Alumni:

  • Former Mar Vista RHP Esteban Loaiza, who played 14 years in the MLB, was arrested this past week. More HERE–
  • Former Morse OF Quintin Berry signed with the Milwaukee Brewers.

2/5-2/11 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • The second of two National Signing Days in Football was this past Wednesday. Dixie State University hit San Diego aggressively, signing nine current or former San Diego players.
  • 2018 Helix DB Isaac Taylor-Stuart committed to and signed with USC.
  • USC offered 2019 Madison RB Kenan Christon.
  • 2018 Point Loma DB Malik Moore committed to and signed with BYU.
  • 2018 El Camino LB Rocky Katoanga committed to and signed with Washington State.
  • Boise State offered 2019 Point Loma ATH JL Skinner.

Basketball:

  • Rancho Buena Vista pulled off the upset of the season to-date last weekend as ’20 SG Jack Bailey hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to take down #4 San Marcos.

Alumni:

  • Five former San Diego Football standouts were invited to the 2018 NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
    • RB – Royce Freeman – Imperial HS – Oregon
    • WR – Darren Carrington – Horizon HS – Utah
    • OL – Scott Quessenberry – La Costa Canyon HS – UCLA
    • LB – Fred Warner – Mission Hills HS – BYU
    • CB – Quenton Meeks – Del Norte HS – Stanford

1/29-2/4 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2018 Helix DB Isaac Taylor-Stuart took an official visit to Tennessee this weekend, and hosted USC for an in-home visit. His final four schools include, USC, Alabama, Tennessee, and Texas A&M.
  • 2018 Lincoln RB Kenyon Sims committed to Illinois after officially visiting last weekend. San Diego State had offered earlier in the week.
  • 2018 Steele Canyon DL Mikel Oliver decommitted from San Diego State.
  • 2019 Carlsbad ATH Jacob Turner picked up an offer from Boise State.
  • 2018 Grossmont WR Josh Moala committed to USD.
  • Former Torrey Pines/Southwestern College DE Steven Mason committed to UCLA.
  • 2019 La Jolla Country Day SG Ryan Langborg picked up an offer from Yale.
  • 2018 San Marcos ATH Ethan Cline committed to Western State Colorado University.
  • 2018 La Costa Canyon QB Jake Neufeld committed to Azusa Pacific University.
  • 2019 University City WR Casey Granfors picked up his first offer, from Yale.

Football:

  • I caught up with 2018 Mission Hills/Ohio State WR commit Chris Olave earlier this week.

Basketball:

  • Foothills Christian maintained their top ranking in the Union Tribune Media Poll–

Alumni:

  • Former Granite Hills LS Joe Cardona played in his 2nd consecutive Super Bowl with the New England Patriots, but lost to the Eagles, 41-33.
  • Former Helix QB Alex Smith was traded to the Washington Redskins, and signed a contract worth 4 years and $94 million ($71 million guaranteed).