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  • Hot Shots: Fall Signing Day photos (updated)
    Click through the slideshow to see more photos from Orange County Register photographers from Signing Day events throughout Orange County. This slideshow has been updated to include photos from Canyon, Capistrano Valley and Trabuco Hills. It also includes photos from Aliso Niguel, Beckman, JSerra, Laguna Beach, Mater Dei, Mission Viejo a
    Wed Nov 12, 2014
  • Fall Signing Day 2014: O.C. athletes who signed
    A list of the Orange County athletes who signed their National Letter of Intent (or submitted a letter of commitment to an Ivy League school or military academy) during the Fall signing period. The next signing day for the 2014-15 school year - Feb. 4, 2015. Football, soccer and boys water polo players can sign at that time. 
    Wed Nov 12, 2014
  • 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, Nov. 12, 2014. Send us your Signing Day photos: Include the athlete’s name, school, university or college attending, and sport.
    Wed Nov 12, 2014
  • OCVarsity covers Fall Signing Day
    Today is the start of the fall period when high school seniors can sign their National Letter of Intent, and OCVarsity is ready for the big day. We'll have signing news and updates in our OCVarsity blog. We'll also have several slideshows (on our main site) that will be packed with photos of the athletes as they sign at home with
    Wed Nov 12, 2014
  • Cypress' Pounds commits to Washington BY DAN ALBANO
    CYPRESS Cypress senior Quinten Pounds delivered a heartfelt speech and then followed his heart by committing to Washington on Wednesday night before a gym filled with teammates and family. The dynamic wide receiver/cornerback sat at a table with visors from Washington, Boise State and Colorado in front of him. He delivered his new
    Wed Oct 29, 2014
  • Cypress' Pounds ready to reveal his commitment BY DAN ALBANO
    Cypress senior Quinten Pounds has been secretive so far about his college commitment, but he plans to share the news Wednesday. “I made my decision already,” he said after a practice this week. “I know where I’m going but I’m going to keep it quiet until (Wednesday).” Pounds’ final
    Fri Oct 24, 2014
  • OCVarsity Hot 150: Studs, snubs after Week 7 BY DAN ALBANO
    After a few busy weeks on the high school scene, it's time to return to my reviews of
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • McMorris determined to reach his goal line BY DAN ALBANO
    SANTA ANA – Before Malik McMorris plays a down of football Friday night for Mater Dei, he plans to pose for a family picture on the field as part of the school’s homecoming tradition for seniors. He hopes to have his father, Patrick, and perhaps his siblings by his side along with a special keepsake. McMorris wi
    Thu Oct 23, 2014
  • JSerra's Bailey bucks tradition, picks Yale BY DAN ALBANO
    Daniel Bailey’s college decision, viewed from a football-only perspective, might have seemed puzzling. The talented JSerra defensive end turned down offers from two schools in powerhouse conferences, UCLA and, Duke, to commit to Yale. But the 6-foot-3, 254-pound senior owns a perspective that spans beyond the footbal
    Sat Oct 11, 2014
  • Mater Dei's Humphreys finds balance in Duke commitment BY DAN ALBANO
    Ben Humphreys committed to Duke for several reasons, and not all of them related to football. But the Mater Dei safety will be focusing on the sports side of his college decision this weekend when he makes an unofficial recruiting trip to the university in Durham, N.C. The senior is visiting to experience the Blue Devils’ ga
    Wed Sep 17, 2014
  • Hawkins draws interest from Pac-12 schools BY DAN ALBANO
    Jaylinn Hawkins started his senior season at Buena Park with an impressive burst Thursday. The uncommitted receiver/safety had eight receptions for 294 yards and four touchdowns in a 65-0 victory against Orange. Hawkins’ recruiting also is starting to build speed. While an official recruiting trip to Oregon h
    Sat Aug 30, 2014
  • New wave of elite QBs lands in O.C. BY DAN ALBANO
    There’s a current sweeping through Orange County high school football, and it has arrived at the precise time that members of a potentially historic quarterback class are poised to catch the wave. At the center of this perfect storm is a shift toward the spread offense with quarterbacks using their speedy feet along with their stro
    Wed Aug 27, 2014
  • OCVarsity rankings: O.C.'s top quarterbacks BY DAN ALBANO
    With the start of the high school season quickly approaching, the Register has put together its lists of the top 10 players in the county at each position. These lists are based on the observations of the Register’s reporters, the input of football coaches around the county and the amount of interest shown by college scouts.
    Sat Aug 09, 2014
  • Santa Margarita earns respect at 'Battle of the Beach' By DAN ALBANO
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – Even from afar Saturday, it seemed clear that Santa Margarita’s KJ Costello received positive words from several St. John Bosco players as he navigated the teams’ postgame handshake at the Edison passing tournament. The junior-to-be quarterback comfortably chatted with a cluster of his Trinity
    Sat Jul 12, 2014
  • Connette builds game plan around his ill mother BY DAN ALBANO
    FULLERTON – Adam Connette decided weeks ago that he would play Thursday’s Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Game for someone other than himself. The Orange Lutheran wide receiver selected his mother. “She doesn’t really have much longer because she has cancer,” he explained. “This might
    Wed Jul 09, 2014
  • Football recruiting: Servite's Waller updates top-four, adds Pac-12 school (video) By DAN ALBANO
    [bc3]3641101228001[/bc3] Servite senior-to-be quarterback Travis Waller (6-3 1/2, 195) said Tuesday that he has updated his top-four college choices. Waller has added Oregon to his mix after the Ducks recently offered him a scholarship.
    Tue Jun 24, 2014
  • Football recruiting: New offers, commitments stacking up By DAN ALBANO
    Catching up on some football recruiting news: * Cypress junior wide receiver/defensive back Quinten Pounds (6-1, 180) has been offered by Washington State and is receiving
    Tue May 06, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Spring Signing Day photos
    Check out all of the Register and OCVarsity photos that were taken today at the Signing Day ceremonies across Orange County.
    Wed Apr 30, 2014
  • Spring Signing Day: O.C. athletes who signed
    NOTE TO OUR READERS: This list consists of athletes who officially signed their letters of intent Wednesday. The only athletes who can sign during this period are those who participate in the following sports: boys and girls basketball, baseball, softball, boys and girls golf, boys and girls lacrosse, boys and girls tennis, boys a
    Wed Apr 16, 2014
  • OCVarsity wants your Signing Day news, photos
    Wednesday is the beginning of the spring period when high school students can sign a National Letter of Intent for the following sports: baseball, softball, basketball, golf, lacrosse, volleyball, tennis, girls water polo, swimming, wrestling and hockey.  Please email your signing news to the Register and at preps@ocre
    Tue Apr 15, 2014
  • North rostre for O.C. All-Star Game 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
    Sun Apr 13, 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
  • Football recruiting: Mater Dei TE commits to Big Ten contender By DAN ALBANO
    Mater Dei junior tight end Kyle Penniston (6-5, 235) has committed to Wisconsin, his father, Scott, confirmed Tuesday. Penniston had 11 receptions for 131 yards last season but is a talente
    Tue Feb 18, 2014
  • College recruiters get in line at Servite BY DAN ALBANO
    Servite football coach A.J. Gass was returning to his office one day in December when he noticed a line of college coaches waiting for him. “I walked in from my P.E. class and there were five coaches waiting,” he recalled this week. “As I brought the first coach in and was talking to him, two more coaches
    Fri Feb 14, 2014
  • Signing Day: O.C. athletes who signed (updated)
    NOTE TO OUR READERS: This list consists of athletes who officially signed their letters of intent this week. The only athletes who can sign during this period are those who participate in football, girls and boys soccer, boys water polo, boys and girls track and field, boys and girls cross country and field hockey. Also included a
    Wed Feb 05, 2014