March 21, 2012 |
Few players have benefited more from the state basketball playoffs than Marquis Salmon, a 6-foot-7 senior at Sun Valley Village Christian. When the Crusaders' season was extended by an at-large berth to the Division V playoffs, Salmon got a second chance to impress college recruiters. "He's been phenomenal these last four weeks," Coach Jon Shaw said. "He's impacted the team at both ends of the floor. " In a Southern California Regional semifinal upset, the Crusaders knocked off top-seeded Playa del Rey St. Bernard, 75-65, behind Salmon's 29 points.
February 1, 2012 |
Where they're headed Top Southland college football recruits who signed NCAA letters of intent Wednesday: Player, high school, position, college choice Donta Abron Jr., Upland, running back, Colorado Jeremiah Allison, Dorsey, linebacker, Washington State Chaz Anderson, Loyola, defensive back, Boise State Travis Averill, Servite, offensive line, Boise State Alex Ball, Westlake, kicker, Lamar ...
January 31, 2012 |
There has been a longtime assumption, if not an unwritten commandment, in the world of high school sports: Thou shall play for your high school team if you want to be spotted by a college recruiter and offered a scholarship. Don't tell that to Palm Desert High senior Tanner Rahier. He is a shortstop bound for the University of San Diego who hasn't played high school baseball since his freshman year. "If you have the talent, they'll find you," Rahier said. Rahier is an example of the changing landscape in college recruiting.
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March 19, 2011 |
Given what appears to be a tightly competitive year in college admissions, Katie Frake of Long Beach hedged her bets by applying to 11 schools. "I figured it would be the safest thing, the best thing. So I applied to a bunch because I wanted to be sure I would get into someplace I like," said the 17- year-old Wilson High School senior, whose application list includes UCLA, Stanford, Santa Clara University and the University of Chicago. Frake is far from alone with those concerns as she and other students hover around their mailboxes and computers this month to await admission decisions.
November 9, 2010 |
They're loyal Lakers fans headed into Celtics territory and having no second thoughts. Kyle Caudill from Brea Olinda, Lonnie Jackson from Valencia and Ryan Anderson from Long Beach Poly are set to sign letters of intent with Boston College on Wednesday, the first day of the NCAA early signing period for winter and spring sports. Each is a Southern California native who decided leaving for the East Coast was best for his basketball and educational future. "It's kind of another challenge in life, getting outside your comfort zone," said Caudill, who is 6 feet 11. "On the East Coast, you either learn to play or you don't play.
October 14, 2010 |
There's no high school quarterback in Southern California quite like Michael Eubank of Corona Centennial. He's 6 feet 5, weighs 220 pounds and looks as though he should be on the cover of a muscle-and-fitness magazine. "I take it as a compliment that they try to say I'm a finely tuned athlete," he said. When he runs with the football, feel sympathy for the mother or father of the kid who's trying to tackle him, because Eubank is so big and powerful that he might run over the defender.