Larry Maxey, a running back from Morse High School, made an oral commitment to San Diego State, heading a list of five San Diego County players who decided on colleges Monday.
Maxey (5-feet 11-inches, 170 pounds) will join a team rich with running backs, including Paul Hewitt, Tommy Booker and Lincoln's Darrin Wagner, who committed last week. Hewitt will be a senior and Booker will be a sophomore.
"I'm not too concerned about the other guys," Maxey said. "I'm just as good as anyone else. I'm looking forward to the competition. I think it will be fun."
Maxey had taken trips to Utah, Texas El Paso and Colorado.
Other local players committing Monday:
--Offensive tackle John Williamson (Kearny) to SDSU. Williamson (6-5 1/2, 245) was considering Nevada Las Vegas, Arizona and Penn.
--Outside linebacker Bill Clem (Mira Mesa) to Washington State. Clem (6-3, 215) had 56 sacks in three years at Mira Mesa, including 18 last season. He also was considering SDSU.
--Offensive lineman David Lively (Sweetwater), to New Mexico. Lively (6-2, 225) was offensive player of the year last season in the Metro-Mesa League.
Linebacker Brad Raulston (La Jolla) to California. Raulston (6-2, 215) said he may play safety for Cal. Raulston also was considering UCLA.