We know how special signing day is for players and their families and we do our best to make it special for them. In tomorrow’s paper, we’ve got a special spread we think everyone is going to enjoy, full of pictures and recognition for all the athletes that signed in football and other sports. In football, I’d like to share what we did in preparation for today’s events. We invited football signees from the Whittier, Pasadena and Tribune coverage areas to the best stadium in all of college football, the Rose Bowl, for pictures and some Q&A. Here is a sneak preview of what we did, and a special thanks to the Rose Bowl for being so gracious with us.
Below: A group shot of signees from the Whittier Daily News, Pasadena Star-News and San Gabriel Valley Tribune ciruclation areas. Congrats all.
By Aram Tolegian, Staff Writer
Glendora High School quarterback Chad Jeffries finally got the attention from college recruiters he wanted, but unfortunately for schools making a late bid at Jeffries, their overtures were too late. Jeffries, despite recent offers from Washington and Fresno State, is sticking with his decision to attend San Diego State. He is one of several area football players who will finalize their college choices today.
Send us your pictures: If you have pictures from today’s signings at the school, I will post them if you send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org … Congratulations to the San Dimas saints duo below, Allen Brown signing a letter of intent to play football at Fresno State while track star Katherine Salcido signs her letter to compete at UCLA.
2011 FOOTBALL SIGNEES
Allen Brown, San Dimas (Fresno St.)
Chase Price, Diamond Ranch (San Diego St.)
Ifo Ekpre-Olumu, Chino Hills (Oregon)
Chad Jeffries, Glendora (San Diego St.)
Sioasi Aiono, South Hills (Utah)
Wardell Crutchfield, Baldwin Park, (Georgetown)
Jacoby Carter, Diamond Ranch, (Sacramento State)
Demetrius Jackson, Baldwin Park (Portland State)
Dennis Rufus, Charter Oak, (San Jose State)
Nate Harris, Chino Hills, (Montana)
Tarez Lemmons, Bonita, (University of San Diego)
2011 GIRLS SIGNEES
Lauren Stupin, Los Altos, soccer, (Cal State Fullerton)
Heather Jackson, Bonita, cross country, (Utah Valley University)
Kylie Price, Bishop Amat, track, (UCLA)
Katherine Salcido, San Dimas, track (UCLA)
Khalalah Todd, Northview, soccer, (New Mexico State)
Jessica Smetherman, Glendora, soccer, (Cal State Fullerton)
Kaitlyn Curley, St. Lucy’s, soccer, (Eckerd College)