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  • Football recruiting: San Clemente's Darnold attracting a crowd By DAN ALBANO
    San Clemente quarterback Sam Darnold is scheduled to throw today for coaches from Penn State, Tennessee and BYU, Tritons football coach Jaime Ortiz reports. Darnold, a 6-foot-5 junior who has
    Thu Apr 24, 2014
  • Football recruiting: Beckman receiver to walk on at Cal By DAN ALBANO
    Beckman senior wide receiver Nick White (6-2, 180) has committed to Cal as a preferred walk-on, his father, Chris, reports. White had 21 catches for 480 yards last season for the Patriots
    Wed Apr 23, 2014
  • Football recruiting: Huntington Beach receiver lands first offer By DAN ALBANO
    Huntington Beach senior-to-be wide receiver Nolan Thompson (6-4, 195) has been offered by Air Force, Oilers football coach Eric Lo reports.  The Falcons are the first school to offer Thompson, one of the key players for the reigning Southwest Division champion Oilers. He had 50 receptions for 551 yards last season.
    Sat Apr 19, 2014
  • Football notes: Western hires coach; Battista transfers
    Western has hired Dan Davidson as its football coach, the former offensive and defensive coordinator at Loara confirmed Friday. Davidson was a varsity assistant the past nine seasons at Loara under Dean Lappin. He also has been the girls basketball coach at Loara the past three seasons, but he has resigned that post.
    Fri Apr 18, 2014
  • Football flash: Western hires Davidson as coach By DAN ALBANO
    Western has hired Dan Davidson as its football coach, the former offensive and defensive coordinator at Loara confirmed Friday. Davidson has been a varsity assistant the past nine seasons under Dean Lappin at Loara. He also been the girls varsity basketball coach at Loara the past three seasons but has resigned that post.
    Fri Apr 18, 2014
  • Football recruiting: Buena Park's Hawkins collects another Pac-12 offer By DAN ALBANO
    Buena Park senior-to-be defensive back/wide receiver Jaylinn Hawkins (6-1, 186) has been offered by Arizona State, Coyotes football coach Anthony White reports. Hawkins' offers also include Cal, Oregon State, Utah Washington State among others. This weekend, Hawkins will be attending USC's spring game on an uno
    Fri Apr 18, 2014
  • Football recruiting: Mission Viejo freshman receiver holding double-digit offers By DAN ALBANO
    Mission Viejo sophomore-to-be wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. (6-1, 185) has 11 scholarship offers, his father and Diablos assistant football coach Keyshawn Johnson said Wednesday. Johnson
    Wed Apr 16, 2014
  • Football recruiting: Tesoro, Tustin wide outs haul in offers By DAN ALBANO
    Tesoro wide receiver Jake Smeltzer (6-3, 195) and Tustin wide out George Wilson (6-3, 190) -- both seniors-to-be -- have landed Division 1-A offers, their coaches report. Smeltzer has added Air Force to a list of offers that includes Harvard and Yale while Wilson has been offered by Massachusetts. Please send foo
    Wed Apr 16, 2014
  • Football recruiting: Mission Viejo lineman adds Pac-12 offer By DAN ALBANO
    Mission Viejo All-County offensive lineman Cole Smith (6-3, 255) has been offered by Cal, Diablos football coach Bob Johnson reports. The junior center also has been offered by Arizona S
    Tue Apr 15, 2014
  • Costello gets scholarship offer from Florida State BY DAN ALBANO
    Best morning ever. That’s how Santa Margarita sophomore quarterback KJ Costello views what happened to him Tuesday. At about 6:30 a.m., Costello received his first scholarship offer and it came from the reigning national champion: Florida State. “No doubt it was the best morning of my life,” he sa
    Sat Apr 12, 2014
  • Kunau to coach at Rancho Christian of Temecula BY STEVE FRYER
    Former Orange Lutheran and Canyon football coach Jim Kunau accepted the head coaching position at Rancho Christian of Temecula. Kunau coached at Canyon for the 2013 season. He previously coached Orange Lutheran for 19 years. Kunau led Orange Lutheran to one CIF State championship, three CIF-Southern Section championships, and the
    Sat Apr 12, 2014
  • Fullerton puts four players on North All-Star roster BY DAN ALBANO
    First-team All-County safety Johnny Johnson of Mater Dei, Penn-bound defensive lineman/tight end Louis Vecchio of Villa Park and All-CIF quarterback Scott Lloyd of Fullerton highlight the North roster selections for the Brea Lions Orange County North-South All-Star Football Game. The 55th edition of the game will be
    Fri Apr 11, 2014
  • Football recruiting: Buena Park lineman adds Pac-12 offer By DAN ALBANO
    Buena Park junior offensive lineman Keven Dixon (6-5, 261) has been offered by Oregon State, Coyotes football coach Anthony White reports. Dixon's scholarship offers include Colorado and
    Fri Apr 11, 2014
  • South nominees surface for O.C. all-star football game By DAN ALBANO
    Here are the South nominees for the Brea Olinda Orange County North-South Prep All-Star Football Game on July 10: Aliso Niguel HS:  Andrew Iemsisanith ((5’10” 160lb) CB, Anthony Ventura ( 6’1” 175lb) OLB/H, Ryan Walker (6’ 190lb) RB, Chris Skarda (5’9&r
    Thu Apr 10, 2014
  • Trabuco Hills' Breeland commits to Oregon
    Trabuco Hills junior wide receiver Jacob Breeland (6-5, 220) has committed to Oregon as a tight end/wide receiver, he confirmed. Breeland said the Ducks offered him about a month ago and he visited the Pac-12 school late last week and “loved it.” Breeland showed excellent improvement last season in collecting 3
    Thu Apr 10, 2014
  • Football recruiting: Santa Margarita sophomore QB nabs big-time offer By DAN ALBANO
    Santa Margarita sophomore quarterback KJ Costello (6-4, 218) has been offered by reigning national champion Florida State, Eagles football coach Rick Curtis confirmed Wednesday. The junior-to-be eme
    Wed Apr 09, 2014
  • Football recruiting: La Habra safety to walk on at Oregon By DAN ALBANO
    La Habra senior safety Devin Melendez (6-2, 190) has committed to Oregon as a preferred walk-on. Melendez was recruited as a long snapper/outside linebacker. He reports to Oregon in June. Please send football recruiting news to Dan Albano at dalbano@ocregister.com
    Wed Apr 09, 2014
  • Football recruiting: Servite's Waller adds SEC offer By DAN ALBANO
    Servite All-County junior quarterback Travis Waller has been offered by Tennessee, Friars football coach A.J. Gass reports. Waller's previous offer was from Mississippi. Pleas
    Tue Apr 08, 2014
  • Football recruiting: Trabuco Hills wide out Breeland commits By DAN ALBANO
    Trabuco Hills junior wide receiver Jacob Breeland (6-5, 220) has committed to Oregon as a tight end/wide receiver, he confirmed Tuesday night. Breeland said the Ducks offered him about a mont
    Tue Apr 08, 2014
  • Football recruiting: Foothill running back commits after injury By DAN ALBANO
    Foothill running back/athlete Sam Stetson (5-7, 190), who missed all but one down of his senior season because of a knee injury, has committed to Division III Whittier College, his father, Brad, report
    Tue Apr 08, 2014
  • Former O.C. football coach Ted Mullen passes away By STEVE FRYER
    Ted Mullen, who coached Foothill and Villa Park to CIF football championships, died today. He was 81. Mullen, widely known as "Moon," coached at Villa Park from 1970-78 and at Foothill from 1981-86. He had briefer stints at Anaheim and University. He accumulated 152 wins in 18 seasons of coaching football in the county.
    Fri Apr 04, 2014
  • Football recruiting: La Habra running back rising By DAN ALBANO
    Keep an eye on the progression of La Habra riisng junior running back Carlos Martin (5-11, 195). Martin recently attended the junior day at San Jose State and made an unofficial visit to
    Thu Apr 03, 2014
  • Football recruiting: Servite QB/WR duo raises profile By DAN ALBANO
    Servite junior quarterback Travis Waller (6-3, 185) and junior receiver Equanimeous St. Brown (6-5, 195) have added scholarship offers, Friars football coach A.J. Gas
    Thu Apr 03, 2014
  • Football recruiting: La Quinta linebacker signs with NAIA contender By DAN ALBANO
    La Quinta all-league linebacker Alex Nguyen (5-11, 210) has signed with NAIA contender Northwestern College in Iowa, his father, Tin, reports. Northwestern finished 8-3 last season,
    Tue Apr 01, 2014
  • Football recruiting: Mater Dei's Humphreys lands first offer at WR By DAN ALBANO
    Mater Dei football player Ben Humphreys has been racking up the Pac-12 scholarship offers as a linebacker but has landed his first one at wide receiver. Arizona State has offe
    Tue Apr 01, 2014