FOOTBALL SIGNING DAY NEARS: With just less than a month before National Signing Day for high school football players, the local recruiting trail is heating up as would-be prospects from the area try to solidify their Saturday plans for the next four years.
Charter Oak is always a hot bed of activity and this year is no different with defensive standouts Eric Prevost and Donavin Washington garnering plenty of attention.
Prevost, the Tribune’s 2013 Defensive Player of the Year, has offers from Sacramento St. and Montana St., and as college coaches figure out where he best fits position-wise, Chargers coach Lou Farrar expects more offers to roll in. Washington had an offer from Boise St. this fall, but after head coach Chris Peterson and most of his staff left for Washington, it remains unclear whether the offer still stands. Washington has a trip to Stonybrook planned and also previously had offers from Nevada and Sacramento St.
Diamond Ranch’s Kammy Delp ended the suspense over where he’d end up next fall. The mammoth offensive/defensive lineman picked Arizona St. during a televised moment in last week’s Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl game. Delp was also considering UCLA.
Delp’s Diamond Ranch teammate Will Bryan, a running back/defensive back, turned down offers from Nevada and Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo to play at Yale next fall. Diamond Ranch’s Marcus Bricsoe could join Bryan in the Ivy Legaue at Columbia.