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SIGNING DAY FOOTBALL STORY: From Friday night lights to Saturday afternoon dreams.
The area sent another bumper crop of local high school football prospects to the next level on Wednesday as part of National Signing Day festivities.
From La Habra to Charter Oak to Diamond Ranch to Pasadena, and many places in between, top local football recruits realized their dreams by finalizing their college destinations.
At La Mirada, it was a who’s who of college football powers that saw Matadores join their respective programs. Tight end Tyler Luatua signed with Notre Dame and receiver Dallis Todd signed with Oklahoma.
They weren’t the only Matadores to sign on the dotted line, though. Lineman Michael Trani signed with Cal and Nofo Ti’i signed with Navy.
2014 February signees
Donavin Washington, Charter Oak, Stony Brook
Eric Prevost, Charter Oak, Montana State
Jake Payton, Bonita, Army
Kammy Delp, Diamond Ranch, Oregon State
Matt Preston, Diamond Ranch, Navy
Sidney Jones, West Covina, Washington
Tanner Carew, Damien, Oregon
Tristan Vizcaino, Damien, Washington
Tyler Brown, Diamond Bar, Northern Arizona
Dallis Todd, La Mirada, Oklahoma
Darrel Cloy Jr., La Habra, Arizona
Dejon Williams, Muir, New Mexico State
Greg Gaines, La Habra, Washington
Michael Trani, La Mirada, California
Nofo Ti’i, La Mirada, Navy
Toa Lobendahn, La Habra, USC
Tyler Luatua, La Mirada, Notre Dame
Will Bryan, Diamond Ranch, Yale
Deshawn Potts, Monrovia, Fresno State
Khylan Brooks, Charter Oak, Azusa Pacific
Marcus Briscoe, Diamond Ranch, Columbia
Video interviews with signees from soccer, track and volleyball
Story: If national signing day is the Christmas Day of prospective college athletes, then the gifts were plenty for area competitors.Los Altos girls volleyball player Marisa Rojo led a list of 12 area athletes who signed scholarship offers on Wednesday.
Juan Raymundo Barajas Dominguez, Glendora, Loyola Marymount
Adam Fox, Los Altos, UC Irvine
Samantha Verduzco, Los Altos, Biola
Drew Williams, Claremont, East Carolina University
Madison Stark, Claremont, Arizona State
Allison Kung, Wilson, Cal Poly Pomona
Amanda Ball, Chino Hills, UC Santa Barbara
Ashley Gonzales, Chino Hills, Long Beach State
Marisa Rojo, Los Altos, San Francisco State
Mackenzie Landa, Bonita, Fresno State
Emily Hoey, Glendora, Tulane University