The Register's Dan Albano has updated his rankings of the top football recruits for the Class of 2016 in Orange County.
O.C. Top 25 recruits for the Class of 2016
RANKINGS BY STAFF WRITER DAN ALBANO
Orange County’s 7-on-7 passing season for high school football teams begins in earnest Saturday with the San Juan Hills-hosted Gunslinger Tournament.
The list of entries includes JSerra, Mater Dei, Edison, Oaks Christian of Westlake Village and St. John Bosco.
Here are a few other tournaments to watch this spring and summer
San Clemente senior boys basketball player Nick Crankshaw committed to Westmont, San Clemente announced today.
Crankshaw, a 6-foot-4 guard/forward, was Sea View League co-MVP with teammate Sam Darnold and was All-Orange County fifth team.
Orange County’s high school athletes who signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday. The list includes athletes who signed a mutual agreement of commitment with an Ivy League school or service academy.
**UPDATED FRIDAY, APRIL 17**
The email from Sonora stated, “We are having a little signing for our athletes … ”
It turned out to be a big party.
“We had our band there, our cheerleaders and ‘The Jungle,’ ” said Sonora basketball player Christian Rhodes. “It was great.”
Check out OCVarsity’s photos from the Spring Signing Day ceremonies that took place at county schools on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. This slide show includes photos from Mater Dei, Sonora and Trabuco Hills, and it will be updated later with photos from events at other schools.
OCVarsity will be keeping track throughout the day of the Signing Day news from Orange County's high schools.
We'll have signing news and updates in our blog (click here).
We'll also have a slideshow of Register photos from the Signing Day
OCVarsity's list of the signed and committed softball players in Orange County.
The list was compiled using various sources, including information provided by coaches on our preview surveys, information provided by the athletes and their families, and recruiting sources.
If we're missing a player, send the player's information to
The spring period when high school athletes can sign a National Letter of Intent begins Wednesday, and OCVarsity would like your help to make sure we don't miss any signings.
Please email us the name of any county athletes who will officially sign Wednesday. A list of the athletes who sign will be published in Thursday's Sports section a
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – Santa Margarita Catholic High School quarterback KJ Costello called it an opportunity too good to pass on. So last week before teammates, friends and family, Orange County’s top class of 2016 recruit committed to Stanford, picking the Cardinal over USC and Michigan. Costello placed hats from eac
Many of Orange County’s top high school football recruits in the class of 2016 are expected to participate Sunday in the Nike Football Opening Regional at Redondo High in Redondo Beach.
The half-day event, formerly known as the Nike Football Training Camp, offers position-specific training along with drills and one-on-one competiti
The North nominees for the Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game on July 9 at Orange Coast College.
The official roster will be announced later this month.
ANAHEIM – Manny Covarrubias (LB, 5-11, 220); Roberto Barajas (WR, 5-10, 160);
BOLSA GRANDE – Michael Allen (OL/LB, 6-1, 215); Reno Lace (WR,
National Signing Day came and left Wednesday for Orange County football, but the college recruiting process continues at powerhouses such as Mater Dei and small-school contenders like Capistrano Valley Christian.
Case in point: Ben Sukut.
OCVarsity’s first list of the Top 16 recruits to watch in the class of 2016 inc
Click through the slideshow to see more photos from the Signing Day events at Buena Park, Foothill, Huntington Beach, Mater Dei, Newport Harbor and San Clemente and Santa Margarita on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015.
Click through the slideshow to see more of the Register’s photos from the Signing Day events at Aliso Niguel, Capistrano Valley, Dana Hills, El Toro, JSerra, Laguna Hills Mission Viejo and Tesoro on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015.
Click through the slideshow to see reader-submitted photos of Orange County athletes signing National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2015. Send us your Signing Day photos to email@example.com. (Include the athlete’s name, sport, high school and university or college attending.)
Mater Dei senior Malik McMorris has committed as a preferred walk-on to Cal, the senior said Friday night. He also will throw for the track team.
He said Cal recruited him mostly as a defensive lineman.
"Berkeley and UCLA have been my dream schools," said McMorris, who was a defensive lineman/fullback for the Monarch
Orange County athletes who officially signed their National Letters of Intent (or a commitment letter with a military academy or Ivy League school) on Wednesday. Football, boys soccer, girls soccer and boys water polo are the only sports that can officially sign during this period.
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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – A statue of the Virgin Mary stands watch outside a high school sports cathedral full of students on what amounts to Christmas for college football fans.
Signing Day scenes across the country feature prospects revealing their college decisions in front of fans who gather en masse to witness the pageantry of the
The school gym was packed. The lights were dimmed. And three college hats sat on the table in front of Jaylinn Hawkins.
The time had finally arrived Wednesday afternoon for Buena Park’s record-setting wide receiver/defensive back to announce his college decision to a crowd ready to erupt.
Hawkins then thanked his sup