Fourteen football players from San Diego County community colleges have committed to Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. schools, making it the biggest beneficiary of local talent.
In all, 26 players from area colleges have committed to NCAA Division I schools. Three players will attend Pacific 10 schools, and two will play in the Western Athletic Conference.
Scott Walker, a first-team All-Southern California linebacker from San Diego Mesa College, was the most sought-after player in the county this season. Walker, who went to Helix High School, will attend Arizona State.
Ron Young, a wide receiver from San Diego Mesa who caught 44 passes for 648 yards and 7 touchdowns, decided on Washington State this week. Young, who played at Patrick Henry, chose Washington State over Wyoming. Also going to the Pac-10 is Curt Dykes, a second-team All-Southern California offensive guard from Palomar College. Dykes, from Orange Glen, will attend Oregon.
Steve Daley, a defensive end from San Diego Mesa, will attend New Mexico, and defensive back George Dozier is headed for Wyoming. Daley is from Kearny and Sweetwater.
San Jose State of the PCAA signed players from all five local community colleges.
Eight players have decided on San Jose State, led by wide receiver Jim Courtney of San Diego Mesa and quarterback Mike Jordan of Grossmont, both honorable mention All-Southern California selections.
Jordan, from Mountain Empire, also was a first-team All-Mission Conference quarterback and completed 132 of 290 passes for 2,105 yards and 15 touchdowns. Courtney, from Kearny, was tied for fourth in the state in receiving with 58 catches for 812 yards and 7 touchdowns.
San Diego Mesa's Jeff Sturch, who set a national community college passing mark for career completions with 401, had earlier committed to Stephen F. Austin, an NCAA Division I-AA school in Nacogdoches, Tex.
WHERE HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS ARE GOING
Name From To Ht. Wt. Pos. Tyler Batson Torrey Pines Stanford 6-5 215 LB Bob Brasher Point Loma Arizona State 6-6 210 LB Chris Cannon Vista California 6-2 183 S Bill Clem Mira Mesa Washington St. 6-3 215 LB Olun Graves Madison Utah State 6-2 180 WR Joe Heinz Chula Vista San Diego St. 6-3 295 T Marc Jones Vista Colorado 6-1 180 WR Rick Jones Oceanside Utah St. 6-3 250 DL Lincoln Kennedy Morse Washington 6-9 295 DT David Lively Sweetwater New Mexico 6-2 225 OL Clarence Loa Vista Weber State 6-1 243 OL Larry Maxey Morse San Diego St. 5-11 175 RB Melvin Maxwell Morse Utah State 5-10 165 WR Haywood Mathis Mount Miguel San Diego St. 6-3 195 LB Calvin McGee Lincoln Utah 6-3 195 LB Chris Nottoli San Pasqual Utah 6-1 178 WR Brad Raulston La Jolla California 6-2 215 LB Freddie Stokes Lincoln Hawaii 5-9 165 QB Tom Underwood Torrey Pines Illinois State 5-10 170 WR Darrin Wagner Lincoln San Diego St. 6-0 190 RB Tim Walker Torrey Pines Vanderbilt 5-11 191 RB Derrick Williams Carlsbad San Diego St. 6-3 205 LB John Williamson Kearny San Diego St. 6-6 240 T Brent Woodall La Jolla California 6-5 225 LB
WHERE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PLAYERS ARE GOING
Name From: To: Ht. Wt. Pos. Cory Batoon San Diego City Cal State Long Beach 5-10 185 S Bobby Bleisch Southwestern San Jose State 6-1 252 NG Jim Courtney San Diego Mesa San Jose State 5-11 170 WR Darrell Craine Southwestern Idaho State 5-7 182 RB Steve Daley San Diego Mesa New Mexico 6-4 225 DE George Dozier Southwestern Wyoming 6-2 180 DB Curt Dykes Palomar Oregon 6-4 275 OL Cale Evans San Diego City Cal State Long Beach 5-10 180 CB Paul Franklin San Diego Mesa San Jose State 6-0 180 CB Tony Garcia Southwestern Indiana State 6-0 235 OL Dee Halton Southwestern Cal State Fullerton 6-3 238 TE Rick Hensley Grossmont Cal State Long Beach 6-3 222 DL Tony Jackson San Diego Mesa San Jose State 5-11 210 CB Mike Jordan Grossmont San Jose State 6-2 195 QB Sean Long Southwestern San Jose State 6-1 180 WR Bill Massicott Southwestern Cal State Long Beach 6-4 260 OL Greg Molina Southwestern N. Iowa 6-2 260 OL Lance Ortega Grossmont W. Michigan 6-1 200 P Will Reed Palomar San Jose State 6-2 190 S Steve Senerchia Grossmont Cal State Long Beach 6-4 227 DL Doug Sleight San Diego Mesa W. Michigan 6-4 230 TE Jeff Sturch San Diego Mesa Stephen F. Austin 6-2 195 QB Eddie Taylor San Diego City San Jose State 5-11 175 CB Jim Tomes Grossmont Brown 6-6 235 OL Henry Villegas Southwestern Indiana State 6-4 250 OL Scott Walker San Diego Mesa Arizona State 6-2 230 LB Ron Young San Diego Mesa Washington State 6-4 185 WR
SAN DIEGO STATE SIGNINGS