Could former San Dimas running back and Valle Vista League MVP Jake Payton be eligible at rival Bonita in time for Thursday’s Smudge Pot? Payton left San Dimas for Upland in the spring before transferring to Bonita last Friday. Bonita filed the paperwork to CIF and is waiting on San Dimas, the last school Payton played for, to sign off or challenge because of athletic motivation, as it did in Payton’s move to Upland, which led to his ineligibility because of an athletically motivated transfer. CIF’s website this morning changed Payton’s status from “pending” to “under review.” So, all I can say is, stay tuned.
9:05 update: Just got a text from CIF-SS spokesperson Thom Simmons who wrote Payton’s status is “under review” because they’re missing necessary paperwork. Hmm, wonder who hasn’t turned it in. Your guess is probably the same as mine.