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  • Buena Park's Dixon glad he trusted coach BY DAN ALBANO
    Keven Dixon trusted Buena Park’s football program from the start, even when Coach Anthony White suggested a dramatic change. The senior, who recently committed to Utah as an offensive tackle, said he arrived at Buena Park four years ago with aspirations of starring at tight end, the position he played in Pop Warner.
    Fri Jan 23, 2015
  • Football recruiting: Updated O.C. commitments list (1-21-15) BY DAN ALBANO
    Dan Albano has updated his list of the commitments for Orange County’s top football recruits for 2015. The updates are through Tuesday night. The rankings are by Dan Albano. TOP COMMITTED O.C. PLAYERS NAME SCHOOL HT.
    Tue Jan 20, 2015
  • St. Brown enjoying his 'mystery' tour BY DAN ALBANO
    [NOTE: Dan Albano's weekly football recruiting notebook will run each Saturday leading up to National Signing Day on Feb. 4. If you have recruiting news to report, please email it to]  Servite wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown used the same word to describe his recruiting that others have picke
    Fri Jan 16, 2015
  • Football recruiting: O.C. commitment lists (1-16-15) BY DAN ALBANO
    Dan Albano's list of the top committed football recruits (Class of 2015) in Orange County: TOP COMMITTED O.C. PLAYERS NAME SCHOOL HT. WT. POS.
    Fri Jan 16, 2015
  • Lucier-South stays locked on UCLA BY DAN ALBANO
    Orange Lutheran senior Keisean Lucier-South has heard the rumors about UCLA coach Jim Mora being interested in a return to the NFL. The UCLA commit also has heard from some of his past college suitors, including one from the Big Ten that has a new coach from the NFL. Yes, the defensive end/outside linebacker has been
    Fri Jan 09, 2015
  • Football recruiting: O.C. commitment lists BY DAN ALBANO
    Dan Albano's list of the top committed football recruints (Class of 2015) in Orange County: TOP COMMITTED O.C. PLAYERS NAME SCHOOL HT. WT. POS. COMMITM
    Fri Jan 09, 2015
  • County players in all-star games BY DAN ALBANO
    Two national high school football all-star games this weekend will feature top players from Orange County. Five county players, including Register offensive player of the year Sam Darnold of San Clemente, are expected to play in Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The county
    Fri Jan 02, 2015
  • 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