San Clemente football players Donte Harrington, Tucker Scott, Cole Fotheringham and Kevin Kling pose for a photo together at San Clemente's signing day event Wednesday.

Signing Day extra: San Clemente duo to continue their story at Utah


San Clemente football teammates Cole Fotheringham and Tucker Scott signed with Utah.

It was not planned that way, but they are happy it turned out that way.

“I committed first, and Cole was still debating,” said Scott, a 6-5, 275-pound All-County offensive lineman. “We’ve been playing together since sixth grade so this is great.”

“I’m excited we’re able to go to the same place,” said Fotheringham, an All-County tight end. “I’m glad it worked out this way.”


Fotheringham said he lives in “the best place on Earth.”

Utah, though, he figures is a fine destination.

“I have family there, and now I’ll be able to visit them all the time,” Fotheringham said. “I’m going to where my roots are. Utah just feels like home.”

Fotheringham (6-4, 225), who is also a starter on the Tritons basketball team, will take his Mormon mission before he plays football at Utah, which recruited him as a tight end.

“I’ll be a tight end when I get there,” he said. “Unless I gain like 50 pounds during my mission and they move me to defensive line.”


San Clemente offenisve lineman Donte Harrington had changed his mind once. He was not about to change it again.

Harrington, an All-Orange County selection, signed his letter of intent with Boise State on Wednesday.

He had been committed to Army, but switched to Boise State after a visit there two weeks ago.

“No second thoughts,” Harrington said after signing his letter of intent with Boise State. “For some guys, I know it really did come down to the wire for them, and they might have some buyers’ remorse.”

His father, Don Harrington, said he and wife Christine left the decision to Donte.

“Initially, we had a lot of input,” Don Harrington said. “But it finally came down to where his heart is. We said we would support his decision, whatever it would be, from Day 1.”

San Clemente had its signing day event outside of the campus library in bright sunshine on a pleasant afternoon.

The conditions were a bit different when Harrington (6-3, 285 pounds) made his recruiting visit to Boise State.

“It was cold and rainy,” Harrington said. “They get a pretty good amount of snow there, too. It’s not going to be as nice as here, but it’s still going to be nice.”

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