Angel Verdugo, who played running back at Bonita last season, has left the school and is expected to transfer to Damien.
Verdugo ran for 309 yards and two scores as a sophomore. He also had 217 yards receiving and a touchdown. Upon his arrival at Bonita, many area pundits projected a successful varsity career for the prospect.
New Damien coach Mark Paredes was unsure on Tuesday as to whether Verdugo was now at Damien. The Spartans don’t begin practice until Aug. 12 and the first day of school is Friday.
“If any kid comes in, I’m going to coach him to the best of my ability,” Paredes said. “If he’s eligible, fine. If he’s not eligible, fine.”