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  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Signing Day celebrations (Part 1)
    Orange County high schools held Signing Day celebrations big and small on Wednesday to honor the athletes in football, soccer and boys water polo who were able to officially sign for their college scholarships. The Register had photographers at many of these events to capture the athletes with their teammates, family and friends on the s
    Thu Feb 04, 2016
  • Signing Day: Costello, Johnson remember their journeys By DAN ALBANO
    Highlights from National Signing Day at Santa Margarita and Mission Viejo with quarterbacks KJ Costello (Stanford) and Brock Johnson (georgetown). Video by Dan Albano, OCVarsity.com
    Thu Feb 04, 2016
  • Signing Day list: Where are the athletes going?
    The Register’s list includes only the sports that can officially sign during this period – football, boys soccer, girls soccer, boys water polo. It also includes athletes who have commitments with non-scholarship institutions (Ivy League schools, service academies). FOOTBALL
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Signing Day fun continued (Part 3)
    OC Varsity covered a lot of the signing day events held locally on Wednesday, but one of them stood out for some pretty big reasons. Huntington Beach High had 34 athletes take part in its event to honor the school's student-athletes receiving athletic scholarships this year. That is an unusually high number, and it certainly appeared to
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: More Signing Day celebrations (Part 2)
    Orange County high schools held Signing Day celebrations big and small on Wednesday to honor the athletes in football, soccer and boys water polo who were able to officially sign for their college scholarships. The Register had photographers at many of these events to capture the athletes with their teammates, family and friends on the s
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Signing Day extra: San Clemente duo to continue their story at Utah By STEVE FRYER
    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 togethe
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Signing Day extra: Orange Lutheran isn't surprised Northington reached his Harvard goal By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ORANGE - Orange Lutheran football coach Chuck Petersen noticed Lj Northington’s leadership skills early. “He was that guy that always led,” Petersen said. “When he first walked in the door, just because of his personality and he was, so good that the kids always responded to him, but as he became mor
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Signing Day extra: Mater Dei's Martin never wavered on USC commitment By STEVE FRYER
    SANTA ANA Mater Dei’s Frank Martin followed USC’s tumultuous season closely. An early-season head coaching change and associated issues did not alter Martin’s goal – sign a letter of intent with USC, which Martin did Wednesday. The 6-foot-6, 295-pound offensive lineman was raised to become a Trojan.
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Signing Day extra: La Habra players enjoy another highlight By KENNY CONNOLLY
    LA HABRA Eric Barriere and Jacob Colacion found themselves in their element at the heart of La Habra’s quad Wednesday morning – shaking hands, bumping fists, taking countless photos with teammates and classmates on the cusp of yet another football-related achievement. After helping write the latest championship
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Signing Day extra: Special day for Foothill's Yaghi, Gaitan By KENNY CONNOLLY
    SANTA ANA A number of their more memorable encounters have occurred when they‘ve been separated by mere inches. Of course, once a whistle was blown or the ball was snapped, Foothill’s Chris Yaghi and Junior Gaitan would lock horns, Yaghi representing the best of the Knights defensive line and Gaitan holding that
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • They're big! They're fast! They're the #FAB15 By DAN ALBANO
    There is a quarterback at the top of the list, but this year’s Fab 15 belongs to the wide receivers. Seven speedy wideouts made the Register’s annual ranking of the best high school recruits from the Western United States heading into National Signing Day on Wednesday. The group swells to 12 of the 30 players selected
    Tue Feb 02, 2016
  • Fab 15: Second team selections By DAN ALBANO
    The Register has announced its selections for the Fab 15 teams for 2016.   FAB 15: SECOND TEAM Rank, player name, school, position, commitment 16. Michael Pittman, Oaks Christian (Westlake Village), ATH., USC (signed) 17. Curtis Robinson, Mater
    Tue Feb 02, 2016
  • OCVarsity has Signing Day covered
    OCVarsity.com is the best place for you to find extensive coverage of the Signing Day news and events in Orange County. You want news? We'll have reporters posting stories and updates throughout the day, and they will be at the schools talking to the athletes about their decisions.
    Tue Feb 02, 2016
  • Send us your Signing Day news and photos
    Do you want your athlete's name included in the Register's coverage of Signing Day? Do you want to send us a photo of an athlete signing or a signing event? Here is what you need to do to have your information and/or photo included in our coverage: IMPORTANT NOTE: Football, boys soccer, girls soccer and girls
    Mon Feb 01, 2016
  • Three of this year's top QB recruits connected by one amazingly talented Pop Warner team By DAN ALBANO
    Russ Perkins can’t contain his laughter as he recalls the Pop Warner football team he coached a few years ago. The Saddleback Valley Wolverines were so stacked with talented quarterbacks in the fall of 2011, it seemed unfair to the other teams. On the team’s signature trick play, quarterback KJ Costello
    Sat Jan 30, 2016
  • Recruiting notes: CVC's Sukut won over by underdog program By DAN ALBANO
    There’s an easy connection to draw between Ben Sukut and the Arkansas State football team, but it doesn’t fully explain why the Capistrano Valley Christian safety plans to sign with the rising Sun Belt Conference program on Wednesday. To learn the reason behind the intriguing commitment, one needs to know what motivate
    Fri Jan 29, 2016
  • Tell OCVarsity about your Signing Day plans
    OCVarsity is getting ready to go all out with its coverage of Signing Day (Feb. 3) in Orange County, but we need your help. We're looking for information about the events that will be held at the county schools. If you know about an event, please email us the basic information (send it to preps@ocreg
    Mon Jan 25, 2016
  • Football recruiting: Servite's Taylor commits to Washington By DAN ALBANO
    Servite junior cornerback Keith Taylor (6-3, 180) has committed to Washington, Friars football coach Scott Meyer confirmed. Taylor is the first junior in Orange County's class of 2017 to
    Mon Dec 28, 2015
  • Hot Shots: More Fall Signing Day photos
    Check out a slideshow of even more photos of Orange County high school students signing National Letters of Intent. Click here to see our first Signing Day slideshow.
    Wed Nov 11, 2015
  • Fall Signing Day: O.C. athletes who have signed
    List of the Orange County athletes who signed their letters of intent Wednesday. *If a name is missing from our list, please email us the information: preps@ocregister.com* BASEBALL Dom Abbadessa, Huntington Beach, Long Beach State James Acuna, Cypress, Ore
    Wed Nov 11, 2015
  • Signing Day: Basketball, baseball notes By STEVE FRYER
    Marcus Berkley took a short detour en route to his college destination. Berkley averaged 22 points a game last basketball season as a senior at Orangewood Academy. Orangewood is one of Orange County’s smaller private schools. He did not get the college offers he wanted, although he did have an eye on UC Riverside.
    Wed Nov 11, 2015
  • Fall Signing Day: Water polo, swimming notes By DAN ALBANO
    A notable athlete was absent from Santa Margarita’s signing day ceremony, but he had a good excuse. Grant Shoults, the Register’s reigning swimmer of the year who committed to Stanford in late July, was in Minneapolis preparing for the Arena Pro Swim Series meet, which runs Thursda
    Wed Nov 11, 2015
  • Fall Signing Day: Calvary Chapel's Thomas twins headed to Oklahoma By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    For Justin and Jeremy Thomas, wrestling became a part of their lives at an early age. By the time they were in the second grade, they had claimed youth wrestling titles. They even competed against
    Wed Nov 11, 2015
  • Fall Signing Day: Cross country, track & field notes By ANDREW TURNER
    Tesoro senior Amanda Gehrich had long said that she wanted to make her college decision early and end the drama. The defending CIF-State 1,600 meters champion ended speculation when she signed with the University of Utah. Gehrich joins Ca
    Wed Nov 11, 2015
  • Do you want to send us Signing Day news or a photo? Here's what to do
    Do you want your athlete's name included in the Register's coverage of Fall Signing Day? Do you want to send us a photo of an athlete signing or a signing event? Here is what you need to do to have your information and/or photo included in our coverage: • To report a signing: You can send us an email (pre
    Wed Nov 11, 2015