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PREP SIGNINGS IN ORANGE COUNTY : El Toro Tops List With 4 Recruits

February 11, 1988

El Toro High School, a two-time Southern Conference football champion, had four players sign national letters of intent with major colleges Wednesday to head the Class of '88 among Orange County high schools.

Quarterback Bret Johnson, named the state's player of the year by Cal-Hi Sports of Sacramento, and defensive tackle Cory Wayland both signed with UCLA. Defensive back Adam Brass signed with Arizona State and nose guard Adam DeMalignon signed with Utah.

Los Alamitos, runner-up in the Southern Conference, had three players sign with Division I schools. Linebacker Roger Roadstrom and defensive tackle Jeff Platt both signed with New Mexico, and defensive tackle Matt Fosdick signed with Utah.

Edison running back Kaleaph Carter and Esperanza offensive tackle Mike Linn also signed with UCLA.

National passing leader Todd Marinovich of Capistrano Valley and linebackers George Tuioti of Santa Ana, Jeff Pease of Mission Viejo and David Webb of Irvine all signed with USC.

Quarterback Jason Frank, linebacker Mike Petko and kicker Pat Blottiaux of Servite all signed with Division I schools.

Frank turned down an offer from the University of Miami and signed with Ohio State. Blottiaux, who kicked six field goals of 50 yards or more, including a county-record 56-yarder as a senior, signed with Colorado. Petko signed with Nebraska.

Laguna Beach tight end Pete Schmitt signed with Oklahoma.

WHERE THEY'RE HEADING College Choices of Orange County's Top Prep Football Players

Name High School Position College Pat Blottiaux Servite Kicker Colorado Adam Brass El Toro Defensive back Arizona State Frank Busalacchi Foothill Offensive tackle Stanford Kaleaph Carter Edison Fullback UCLA Scott Creagen Villa Park Linebacker New Mexico Adam DeMalignon El Toro Nose guard Utah Mike Edwards Valencia Wide receiver Utah Matt Fosdick Los Alamitos Defensive tackle Utah Jesse Hardwick Bolsa Grande Offensive tackle Fresno State Bret Johnson El Toro Quarterback UCLA Mike Kent Esperanza Tight end CS Fullerton Mike Linn Esperanza Offensive tackle UCLA Todd Marinovich Capistrano Valley Quarterback USC Jeff Platt Los Alamitos Defensive tackle New Mexico Jeff Pease Mission Viejo Linebacker USC Mike Petko Servite Linebacker Nebraska Roger Roadstrom Los Alamitos Linebacker New Mexico Pete Schmitt Laguna Beach Tight end Oklahoma Art Smith Western Offensive tackle Oregon Steve Stafford Fountain Valley Tight end California George Tuioti Santa Ana Linebacker USC Cory Wayland El Toro Defensive tackle UCLA David Webb Irvine Linebacker USC

WHERE THEY'RE HEADING College Choices of the County's Top Community College Players

Name Comm. College Position College Blake Adams Orange Coast Linebacker Pacific Herman Baine Golden West Nose guard E. Michigan Rob Byers Rancho Santiago Center CS Long Beach Trent Brummett Golden West Linebacker Fresno State Rick Burns Rancho Santiago Quarterback CS Long Beach Sal Cassaro Saddleback Defensive line New Mexico Mark Dye Rancho Santiago Wide receiver San Jose State Dennis Erk Saddleback Defensive back Colorado State Rob Flory Golden West Offensive line Arizona Howard Gasser Saddleback Quarterback Texas El Paso Greg Gibson Orange Coast Tight end Tulsa Andy Greer Fullerton Running back Ohio U. Pat James Fullerton Defensive end Arizona Keith Jarrett Orange Coast Quarterback Cal Poly SLO Bill Marler Golden West Quarterback W. Kentucky Jim Murphy Rancho Santiago Offensive line Rice Jamie Nelson Rancho Santiago Running back Las Vegas Glenn Parker Golden West Offensive line Arizona Mike Ramil Fullerton Defensive line Alabama Bart Recktenwald Orange Coast Running back Arizona Kelly Ryan Saddleback Wide receiver CS Long Beach Brad Schmidt Saddleback Defensive line E. Michigan Steve Skrabak Fullerton Defensive back Utah Junior Tagaloa Orange Coast Wide receiver California Robert Welch Fullerton Tight end Las Vegas


Name Jr. College Position Ht., Wt. John Bavaro Glendale Defensive line 6-3, 260 Rob Brown Sequoias Cornerback 5-11, 180 Dean Carter Glendale Offensive guard 6-3, 255 Don Chambers Diablo Valley Defensive end 6-4, 230 Shaun Dennis Pasadena Safety 5-10, 178 Tim Holland Ventura Defensive line 6-3, 240 Carter Jefferson Taft Wide receiver 6-0, 170 Chuckie Jones Merced Safety 6-1, 180 Carlos Martinez San Jose Offensive guard 6-3, 250 Tony Mitchell Southwestern Linebacker 6-1, 218 Jack Montes Mt. San Antonio Offensive guard 6-3, 265 James Noel Laney Tight end 6-5, 235 Russ Oleyer Sequoias Linebacker 6-0, 230 Reggie Redding Laney Offensive tackle 6-4, 265 Clarence Siler Sacramento Linebacker 6-4, 215 Terry Tramble Pasadena Safety 5-10, 170 Mike Pringle Glendale Running back 5-10, 185 Cornel Sandos Rio Hondo Safety 6-0, 185


Name Jr. College Position Ht., Wt. Chip Grant North Hollywood Running back 5-6, 160 Mike Kent Esperanza Tight end 6-7, 208 Joe Mauldin San Fernando Quarterback 6-2, 190


Name Jr. College Position Ht., Wt. Mark Barnes Sacramento Cornerback 6-2, 180 Tom Gang Modesto Offensive line 6-5, 285 Buford Halton Southwestern Tight end 6-3, 235 Laita Leatutufu San Francisco Offensive line 6-3, 295 Damon Moore Cerritos Linebacker 6-0, 200 Rocky Palamara Glendale Wide receiver 6-2, 190 Dan Speltz El Camino Quarterback 6-3, 215

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