Maldonado switches to Oregon

Colton kicker Alejandro Maldonado, verbally committed to Washington since the summer, decommitted Sunday to Oregon after officially visiting the campus according to Colton athletic director Harold Strauss. The Seattle Times also wrote a story about it, which can be read here.

“He cancelled a trip three weeks ago and was just going to stay with Washington, but we told him that you need to see (Oregon) and make a decision from that,” Strauss said. “He went up for a visit this weekend, loved it, and now he’s going to Oregon.”

Maldonado will be joining teammate Derrick Malone, a safety who committed to the Ducks in November, in Eugene. They’ll be signing their letters of intent in Colton’s auditorium during second period Wednesday at roughly 8:30 a.m., hopefully joined by cornerback Jonathan Mack.

Mack, who has been offered by Nebraska, Iowa State, UNLV and Utah State, is in limbo right now, as schools who have previously offered may have filled their available slots in Strauss’ opinion.

“He went up for an official visit with Derrick to Nebraska in October and everything seemed good, but we haven’t heard from (Nebraska coach Bo) Pelini in a while,” Strauss said. “We told Jonathan that sometimes its better to reserve a spot because things fill up, but he wanted to concentrate on the season. Things are happening for him all at once right now and hopefully it will work out.”