I really try not to make errors in my stories. But for whatever reason, it happens when I mention Miller coach Jeff Steinberg.
In my Nick Barnett story which ran in today (Wednesday’s) paper, I mentioned that the evening with Barnett was started in a conversation that Steinberg had with Rancho Verde coach Bill Duffy during the NFC Championship game in January. Problem was, Duffy’s first name is Pete, not Bill. I also mentioned Duffy as Bill in a quotation that I attributed to Steinberg. Everything else in the quote was correct, except for the name Bill.
I apologize for the error. And for anyone who is giving Steinberg some guff for it, the blame goes here.
In catching up with Josh Nunes this afternoon about his verbal commitment to Tennessee, I also got a bit of a rundown on some other Highlander players that are attracting Division I attention.
The top of those is cornerback Osahon Irabor, a three-star recruit according to both Rivals.com and Scout.com. Irabor has received 15 scholarship offers, most recently from San Diego State and Fresno State. He also has a grab-bag of BCS-school offers, most notably Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Nebraska, Northwestern, Oregon, Oregon State and Washington.
“It’s been fun so far, but it’s a little crazy,” Irabor said. “I don’t necessarily like spending 3 hours on the phone every night talking to coaches, but it’s one of those things that you only go through once in life, so I’m keeping it in perspective.”
Irabor expects to go on tours of Arizona and San Diego State and would like to have his list of schools pared down to a top 5 in the next couple of weeks. He also hopes to verbally commit by the time the season starts in late August.
Nunes and Irabor aren’t the only Highlanders getting Division I attention. Northwestern has offered RB/S Davion Fleming, and cornerback Taj Johnson received his first offer from Minnesota this week according to Upland coach Tim Salter.
Now that we are in the thick of summer, passing tournaments (or 7-on-7 for those of you more familiar with that term) are cropping up all over the area. Two of the bigger ones in this area will be at Bonita High School Friday and Saturday and at Claremont July 11-12.
Know of any other passing tournaments of interest? Shoot me a comment or send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.