As I said before, the addition of former St. Paul coach Elijah Asante to Harry Welch’s staff at Santa Margarita was a strategic move to help the Eagles keep up with the joneses in The OC.
It’s already paying off as Santa Margarita got a much-needed “speed kid” in wide receiver Jeremy McNichols. And for those thinking the kid will have problems becoming eligible because of the whole “can’t follow your former coach rule” (which Asante was at Lakewood for part of last season), well the word is that McNichols is already eligible.
The question now is whether Asante will “attract” other talent to Santa Margarita. It’s probably a good bet that he will.
This is of special importance to Bishop Amat, which opens the season vs. Santa Margarita at Kiefer.