Bishop Amat’s Dionza Blue gets special visitor at home …


Boise St. head coach Chris Petersen (left), Amat’s Dionza Blue (middle), Boise St. assistant Jim Lake (right)

I guess you can call this making it official before making it official. Amat RB/DB Dionza Blue got a home visit from the Broncos contingent on Monday to firm up his commitment to be a Bronco next season. Blue had originally given a verbal commitment to Fresno St., but changed his mind, like any of us would, when Boise came calling.

Blue was a Tribune All-Area selection this season after leading Amat in tackles, interceptions, rushing and touchdowns.

  • GP AKA Green Machine

    Blue is a great player. Boise got a steal and they know how to get unsung talent. I saw several Pac 5 games with top teams, and blue was one of the best DB’s I’ve seen. This is why Boise St is a ranked program.

  • AZTEC PRIDE

    Just wanted to throw this in and these player have been given scholarships to play at the next level. The article is from Citrus owls page and does anybody remeber seeing Rodney Mathews from Damien High School play? This guy can play and he was also voted all State at the JC level this season. Doll is from Charter Oak. Also Phillip Sainz also from Damien will probably be picked up.————————————————————————
    Mathews, Metcalf, and Doll Are Out Early

    Sophomore’s David Metcalf, Rodney Mathews, and Travis Doll have all signed early scholarship offers, and will be enrolling at their next school in the Spring.
    Glendora, CA — Citrus College sophomores Rodney Mathews, David Metcalf, and Travis Doll have signed scholarship offers and will be midyear transfers. Mathews will be attending and playing at Fresno State University, while Metcalf will be at Prairie View A & M University, and Doll at Ottawa University.
    Mathews was a two year starter for Citrus, earning 1st team All-Conference honors both as a freshman and a sophomore and recently being named 1st team All-State. In 2012, Mathews led Citrus in tackles with 89, setting a single season mark with 54 solo tackles on the year. Mathews finished his Citrus career as the all-time career leader in solo tackles, second in career interceptions, and third in his career with 14 pass break-ups. Mathews joins a Fresno State squad that is on the upswing, and coming off its best season since 2001.
    “I chose Fresno State because I loved the coaching staff. They made me feel at home immediately and it was real personal with them. They said I’d be able to come into spring ball and compete for a starting spot.,” Mathews said. “[Citrus College Head] Coach [Ron] Ponciano and [Citrus Defensive Coordinator] Coach [Eddie] Pacheco helped me out a lot with the on the field stuff. I’ve learned a lot with the defensive schemes and formations,” Mathews said. “They’ve [Citrus] prepared me in the right way.”
    Metcalf meanwhile was also a two year starter for Citrus. Metcalf was fifth on the team in tackles in 2012, with 49 total tackles. Metcalf also had a forced fumble, four tackles, for a loss, and a team high six pass break-ups in 2012. Prairie View A & M had a tough go of it in 2012, but will be looking to rebound in 2013 coming off their 3-8 record.
    “It’s a great place to get an education and continue my football career. They have a strong football tradition, and I’m excited to be going there,” Metcalf said. “Citrus has played a big role in getting me to this point. It’s taught me how to be a man, and learn from my mistakes,” Metcalf said.
    Doll was a two year start for Citrus, helping hold down the line of one of the better offenses in and around Southern California. Doll was an All-National Division Central Conference Honorable Mention honoree in 2012.
    “They offered me a great scholarship and a great opportunity to play that was too hard to pass up. The staff was extremely helpful even before I committed to go there, in helping me complete the matriculation process,” Doll said. “I wasn’t recruited out of high school, so Citrus gave me the opportunity to showcase myself and move on to the four-year level,” Doll said.
    “Rodney, David, and Travis have played a big role in helping turn our program around the last two seasons,” said Citrus College Head Football Coach Ron Ponciano. “They have started on a positive path, and we know if they continue to work hard they will continue to have success.”

  • Desert Rat

    If Coach P and Coach Lake came down…its a wrap.

  • Not Since 1995

    Commitment…? Heh…heh! Heh…heh! Heh…heh!

    If was Petersen, I would be worried about this child changing his mind all over again…! This is the boy that was originally gonna go to Hawaii, right…? Or was it Fresno State…? Wait…I’m confused…!

    Hey Petersen, you better hope that UEI or UTI don’t come after this kid…! Oh no…wait…what if Ingles Sin Bareras University comes after him…? Then what will his parents do? Who will decide between ISBU and Boise…?

    Not In 2013 Either…

  • Not Since 1995

    BTW, Congratulations to the Citrus College sophomores Rodney Mathews, David Metcalf, and Travis Doll on their scholarship offers to Fresno State University, Prairie View A & M, and Ottawa University.

    Not exactly the best Universities in the country but at least they’ll get out of the SGV. C’mon…! Its Citrus College…!

    • AZTEC PRIDE

      Not since, YOU’RE ALL CLASS and how do you look at yourself in the mirror.