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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
    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
  • Football recruiting: Tesoro's Modster decommits to Arizona BY DAN ALBANO
    Tesoro first-team All-County quarterback Devon Modster has decommitted from Arizona, his private coach, Steve Calhoun of Armed & Dangerous, confirmed Thursday night. "Life is about making
    Thu Dec 31, 2015
  • OCVarsity's Top 35 football recruits for 2017 BY DAN ALBANO
    Here's an updated list of the Top 35 football recruits in Orange County's class of 2017: Dan Albano’s top recruits for the Class of 2017 (Listed alphabetically) Dominik Austin, Orange Lutheran, RB Victor Bates, Buena Park, WR (NEW!) uncommitted, Oregon St. offer Michael Bonds, Newport Har
    Mon Dec 28, 2015
  • Yorba Linda's Douglass signs with Hope International By BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    Yorba Linda forward Isaac Douglass on Monday signed with Fullerton's Hope International, an NAIA program coming off a banner year. A 6-foot-4, 220-pound senior, Douglass averages north of 17 points a game for the No. 10 Mustangs, who play No. 6 Servite on Saturday in the opening round of the Orange Holiday Classic at Hope Internat
    Tue Dec 22, 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.
    Fri Nov 13, 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:* BASEBALL Dom Abbadessa, Huntington Beach, Long Beach State James Acuna, Cypress, Ore
    Wed Nov 11, 2015
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Fall 2015 Signing Day photos
    Check out a slideshow of photos of Orange County high school students signing National Letters of Intent on Wednesday. We have dozens of photos from signing events across the county, as well as reader-submitted photos. Do you have a photo you would like to share with us?
    Wed Nov 11, 2015
  • Miller: Signing day is time to appreciate potential, achievement By JEFF MILLER
    SANTA ANA – One called herself “super nervous” but also “super happy.” Another said she saw her hand trembling even though she was doing the most routine of things – writing her name. A third said he felt himself shaking as he walked into the school’s gym, something he had done hundreds o
    Wed Nov 11, 2015
  • OCVarsity covers Fall Signing Day
    Today will be an important and memorable day for many of the county's high school athletes, and OC Varsity is here to help you keep track of it. Dozens of county athletes will sign a scholarship offer - officially known as a National Letter of Intent - on the first day of the fall signing period. The period
    Wed Nov 11, 2015
  • 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
    Wed Oct 28, 2015