The college career of former area standout running back Kurt Scoby is quickly startin to look like his prep career.
Scoby will play this fall at Dixie State after previously signing a scholarship offer at APU after leaving Fresno St., where he played his freshman season last fall.
This week, APU published a list of 10 commits for its incoming class and Scoby was not on it. Scoby was expected to enroll for the fall semester at APU but has now wound up at Dixie St.
Scoby’s prep career included stops at Charter Oak, Duarte, Alemany and Cathedral before he finally ended up at Monrovia where he ran for 2,206 yards and 35 touchdowns his senior season.
strangely, APU plays at Dixie St. on Sept. 26.
There appears to be serious problems at Muir. Two of the Mustangs’ top returners — Wide receiver Jamire Calvin and defensive back Elijah Blades — have left the program and transferred to Cathedral.
Calvin, a junior, caught 27 passes for 279 yards and a touchdown last year. But with his blazing speed and ability to make people miss in open space, would have been counted heavily in the offense this year. Especially with leading receiver Taeon Mason graduated.
Blades, also a junior, will play defensive back at Cathedral and some receiver. Both players are expected to develop into next-level prospects. Prior to the above departures, running back Jaylyn Newson, left after the first semester. His whereabouts are unknown.
This isn’t the way first-year head coach Antyone Sims wanted to start off. Sims took over for John Hardy, who was let go by the school shortly after last season despite a successful three-year run.
Muir lost twice to Cathedral last season, once in nonleague play and once in the playoffs. The two teams play again on Sept. 4 at Cathedral.
Aram’s Take: I’m sour. Was looking forward to covering these two. Had heard all about them coming up and now they’re at Cathedral.
Alemany beat Norco to win Saturday’s Bonita Air Assault.
The final four were the two mentioned above along with Villa Park and Etiwanda. Charter Oak was the No. 1 seed entering Saturday’s knockout round but got upset by Villa Park. Bonita won the conso bracket.
Aram’s Take: Pretty wack. No locals in the final four. CO was the SGV’s big hope but it got stunned by Villa Park, which can be very pesky at these tournaments. Whatever.
More mythical hardware for the Bishop Amat High School football team.
The Lancers, nationally ranked at No. 24 last week by MaxPreps, has been installed as the No. 1 team in the state, according to the CalPreps.com ratings for the upcoming 2015 season.
Bishop Amat carries a lofty 80.2 rating. No. 2 is St. John Bosco … perennial power De La Salle is No. 4.
The CalPreps Top 10
1. Bishop Amat 80.2
2. St. John Bosco 78.4
3. Corona Centennial 74.9
4. De La Salle 72.8
5. Helix (La Mesa) 67.5
6. Narbonne 63.4
7. Serra 61.6
8. Folsom 60.6
9. Rancho Cucamonga 57.5
10. Vista Murrieta 57.2
Aram’s Take: This rating is sure to receive plenty of backlash, i.e. this nugget I found on Twitter
With all due respect to CalPreps and the teams ranked on here, this is the worst ranking I have ever seen in my life http://t.co/EyAW4zt4tC
— Ryan swartz (@Swartz27) June 25, 2015
@aramtolegian and that's no dis to Amat. They will be top 10. But No 1 sounds like nobody saw that state final.
— Evan Barnes (@evan_b) June 25, 2015
… but there’s no denying Amat is going to be a force to be reckoned with and will have every chance to live up to this rating. Now, where the hell is Mater Dei? Mission Viejo? Not in the Top 10? But Rancho is?