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  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Signing Day celebrations in O.C. (4-13-16)
    The Register had photographers at several of Wednesday's events at local high schools to celebrate the student-athletes receiving athletic scholarships. We have a slideshow of the events that we covered, plus one for photos sent to us by readers. We will be updating the slideshows throughout the day. (In this slideshow, you will
    Thu Apr 14, 2016
  • Signing Day list: Where are the athletes going?
    Orange County high school athletes who signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday. The list includes athletes who signed a mutual agreement with an Ivy League school or service academy. (If we're missing a name, please email us the athlete's information and we will add it to our list.) 
    Thu Apr 14, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: More Signing Day photos (4-13-16)
    The Register had photographers at several of Wednesday's events at local high schools to celebrate the student-athletes receiving athletic scholarships. We have a slideshow of the events that we covered, plus one for photos sent to us by readers. In this slideshow, we have photos from Edison, JSerra and Los Alamitos. Go t
    Wed Apr 13, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Your Signing Day photos
    Click through the slideshow to see reader-submitted photos of Orange County athletes signing National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Send your Signing Day photos to preps@ocregister.com. (Include the athlete’s name, sport, high school and university or college attending.)
    Wed Apr 13, 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: We are not reporting on athletes for football,
    Tue Apr 12, 2016
  • Signing Day is April 13th: Tell us about your school's plans
    OCVarsity is making plans to cover the signing day events on April 13 at the local high schools. If your school is going to have an event - big or small - please let us know about it. You can email the information (date, time, location and the number of athletes expected to take part) to preps@ocreg
    Wed Apr 06, 2016
  • South nominees for O.C. All-Star Game (updated 4-18-16)
    The South nominees for the Brea Lions O.C. All-Star Game have been released. The annual game will be played Juy 8 at Orange Coast College at 7:15 p.m. New Laguna Hills coach Mike Maceranka will guide the South team. SOUTH NOMINEES Aliso Niguel –
    Tue Apr 05, 2016
  • O.C.'s signed and committed softball players
    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
    Thu Mar 17, 2016
  • Players leave California Showcase with offers, enthusiasm By MATTHEW BAIN
    IRVINE - It’s 6 a.m. in Reno, Nevada. Brandon Hunter and three of his teammates on the Reno High football team aren’t going to school today. Instead they pile into a car, shake sleep from their eyes and take the I-80 West toward Sacramento. After nine hours, 560 miles and a turgid grind through Los Angeles traf
    Sun Feb 21, 2016
  • 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
    Mon Feb 08, 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
    Mon Feb 08, 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
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Mission Viejo, Santa Margarita have reasons to celebrate By DAN ALBANO
    Santa Margarita sports information director Sean Zeitler saw the crowd of football recruits assembling for the picture early Wednesday and offered his assistance. “Get in tight,” he calmly instructed. &ldq
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Football recruiting: Mater Dei's Daniels offered by Notre Dame By DAN ALBANO
    Mater Dei freshman quarterback JT Daniels has been offered by Notre Dame, he announced moments ago on Twitter. "Incredibly honored and appreciative to receive an offer
    Wed Jan 27, 2016
  • Recruiting notes: Jimmons happy with his decisions By DAN ALBANO
    Liam Jimmons made three decisions this past summer about his college future, each showing his maturity in a different way. The Huntington Beach defensive end jumped at the chance to play for USC when the Trojans offered him a scholarship. He took summer school classes so that he could graduate at mid-year from high school,
    Fri Jan 22, 2016
  • Recruiting notes: Iakopo keeps driving toward his goal By DAN ALBANO
    It’s a goal that Keiti Iakopo can’t let go of, one that drives him through his days that end with him sleeping on the floor of a motel room. The Fountain Valley defensive tackle dreams of playing college football and following the footsteps of his cousin, former NFL player Kelly Talavou, to a better life for him
    Fri Jan 15, 2016
  • O.C.'s Top 63 recruits for Class of 2016 BY DAN ALBANO
    The football recruiting season is heating up, and OCVarsity is the place to find the news about offers and recruiting trips.  Here is Dan Albano's latest ranking of Orange County's top football recruits for current seniors (Class of 2016). National Signing Day for football is Feb. 3. 
    Fri Jan 08, 2016
  • Recruiting notes: Service guides recruits through tough process By DAN ALBANO
    Cole McDonald attended camps and competed on the 7-on-7 passing circuit, but he still felt his college recruiting profile needed a boost as he entered his senior season at Sonora. The dual-threat quarterback decided to follow the path of friend and Freeway League rival, La Habra linebacker Jake Colacion, by joining a new re
    Fri Jan 08, 2016
  • Football recruiting: Hawaii offers two O.C. standouts, OLu's Lathan offered By DAN ALBANO
    Hawaii football has been active recruiting in Orange County. The Mountain West program has offered La Habra senior linebacker Jake Colacion (6-2, 210) and Orange Lutheran junior defensive end
    Thu Jan 07, 2016
  • Football recruiting: Mission Viejo sophomore duo offered by Oregon By DAN ALBANO
    Mission Viejo sophomore standouts Austin Osborne (6-2, 175) and Olaijah Griffin (6-2, 170) have been offered by Oregon, they announced on Twitter. Osborne was a first-team All-
    Wed Jan 06, 2016
  • Football recruiting: Yorba Linda's Garfunkel schedules official Princeton visit BY DAN ALBANO
    Yorba Linda offensive lineman David Garfunkel (6-6, 290) will make an official recruiting trip to Princeton this weekend. The senior also has made official recruiting visits to Cornell of the Ivy Le
    Mon Jan 04, 2016
  • Loy's whirlwind trek leads to SEC offer By DAN ALBANO
    He dropped his childhood sport to embark on a whirlwind journey complete with setbacks, top-level private lessons and a training trip to Australia. When a football program from the powerhouse Southeastern Conference offered a full scholarship, all of Sam Loy’s decisions paid off. “Not a lot of (kickers/punters)
    Fri Jan 01, 2016