Upland DB Batiste looking for new school after SDSU offer was pulled

Upland senior football player Delvin Batiste is searching for a new college destination after San Diego State, to which he verbally committed in August, pulled its scholarship offer. The three-star cornerback was offered a scholarship by San Diego State in June but the Aztecs changed their plans in late December.

“I think one of San Diego State’s guys got hurt and they wanted somebody who could come in right away and contribute,” Upland football coach Tim Salter said. “Delvin got the vibe from them that they were going to go after a junior college guy instead of him.”

Since parting ways with San Diego State, the 5-foot-10, 180-pound cornerback has received interest from Boise State, San Jose State and Sacramento State, according to Salter.

All-Baseline League football team

Offensive MVP: Nate Romine, Upland, QB, Sr.
Defensive co-MVPs: Viliami Latu, Rancho Cucamonga, LB, Sr.; Alani Latu, Rancho Cucamonga, LB, Sr.

First Team
Tyler Bratton, Upland, RB, SR
Stephen Johnson, Los Osos, QB, SR
Vic Bolden, Los Osos, UTL, SR
Cade Lindsay, Glendora, RB, SR
Adam Friederichsen, Rancho Cucamonga, QB, SR
Anthony Romero, Upland, TE/WR, SR
Trevor Wright, Upland, WR, SR
Jordan Villamin, Etiwanda, WR, SR
Jermel Walker, Rancho Cucamonga, WR, SR
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Basketball team that beat Etiwanda, Upland kicked out of tournament

Westwind Prep, a team from Phoenix, Arizona, which beat both Etiwanda and Upland in boys basketball this season, has been sent home from the Charter Oak Tournament.

Upland boys coach John McNally said he had heard CIF told Westwind to leave the Charter Oak Tournament a day after beating Upland, and CIF-SS spokesman Thom Simmons confirmed that Westwind was in  violation.

“The team sent from Westwind was not comprised of students attending full time at Westwind High School making them ineligible for competition versus CIF member schools.” Simmons wrote in an email.

There is no word yet whether Etiwanda and Upland will receive forfeit wins. Etiwanda lost to Westwind 58-56 in the Corona Centennial Tournament and Upland lost to Westwind 81-64 in the Charter Oak Tournament on Thursday.

Final Daily Bulletin prep football top 10

1. Upland (10-0)
Previous rank: 1 Last: def. Etiwanda, 57-39. Next: vs. Temecula Great Oak (5-5)
2. Rancho Cucamonga (8-2)
Previous rank: 2 Last: def. Alta Loma, 31-6. Next: vs. Corona Santiago (5-4)
3. Summit (9-1)
Previous rank: 3 Last: def. Colton, 28-0. Next: vs. Menifee Palmoa Valley (7-3)
4. Carter (10-0)
Previous rank: 4 Last: def. Arroyo Valley, 48-6. Next: vs. Riverside La Sierra (3-7)
5. Chino Hills (7-2-1)
Previous rank: 5 Last: def. South Hills, 56-7. Next: vs. Redlands (7-3)
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