All of the high profile football recruits in the area have already issued their verbal commitments, but one athlete in particular will provide some drama on Feb. 6, National Signing Day.
Rancho Cucamonga High School track star Jordie Munford, one of the top recruits in the country in her sport, will announce her college decision and sign her letter of intent on Wednesday. The senior hurdler has narrowed 30 scholarship offers to a list that includes USC, UCLA and Oregon.
“It was a pretty big list until two weeks ago,” Munford said. “I’ve pretty much made my decision, but I haven’t let anybody know.”
In addition to her final three, Munford took official visits to Texas A&M and Cal. She wasn’t planning to visit Oregon until the school convinced her last week.
“At first I was leaning toward USC and I wasn’t even going to visit Oregon,” Munford said. “But I went up there and it blew me away. It’s tough because you’re deciding to go find yourself and have new experiences or stay close to home.”
Munford finished second in the state in both the 300 and 100 hurdles last season, her second consecutive second place finish in the 300 hurdles. She is also a prolific heptathlete, something that added significantly to her recruitment.
“She’s expected to be the No. 1 female track athlete in the country this season,” Rancho Cucamonga track coach Terry Tierney said. “There has only been one high school athlete to run a sub-40-second time in the 300 hurdles. Jordie wants to be the second.”