Bishop Amat coach Steve Hagerty confirmed that former South Hills backup QB Brock Booth has checked in and is part of the competition for the open quarterback spot. However, Hagerty also said that the competition is six deep with Rio Ruiz, Tyler Pruszynski and three current freshmen all in the mix heading into spring.
If Hagerty had to pick a front runner, which he was reluctant to do because as he says the staff doesn’t think that way (at least not now), it would be Ruiz. He also said that there would have been a competition regardless of Booth’s checking in.
“His (Booth) arrival doesn’t mean there’s a competition,” Hagerty said. “There was a competition before he arrived. I would hope Brock is here because he likes the atmosphpere … becausehe likes what happens between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Friday nights, too.
Hagerty also confirmed that former Los Altos freshman standout Sal Velasquez is now at Amat and participating in offseason workouts. He would not say whether Velasquez will make the varsity team, but that every player in spring is trying to make the varsity team.
Aram’s take: Seems like just yesterday that Dorian Wells left Amat for South Hills and Bryce McBride turned in his golden “A” for a red LA. Funny what wins will do for a program. It’s amazing what can happen when Amat shines.