By Fred J. Robledo
Sources have confirmed that sophomore quarterback Dylan O’Leary has checked out of South Hills and is expected to transfer to Charter Oak. No word on whether O’Leary will be eligible at Charter Oak this season, it likely will depend on how Charter Oak files his transfer and whether or not South Hills challenges. Charter Oak (5-0) is undefeated and ranked No. 1 in Division 4 and opens Hacienda League play next week against West Covina.
O’Leary’s transfer comes two weeks after Charter Oak senior quarterback Bret Clemetson broke his collarbone and is likely lost for the season. After dominating its first four opponents, Charter Oak struggled in a 35-21 victory over South Hills last week, a game South Hills briefly led 21-14 in the fourth quarter. O’Leary didn’t start or play in South Hills’ lost last week, but he threw for 104 yards and two touchdowns in a 75-7 win over Temple City a week earlier. O’Leary played varsity as a freshman last year at South Hills and in six games, completed 79 of 146 for 821 yards and a touchdown, averaging 136 yards a game.
An interesting twist to this is that Rancho Cucamonga junior quarterback RJ Stearns recently transferred to South Hills. Stearns is already listed on South Hills’ MaxPreps roster, however he is not eligible yet. South Hills filed the transfer paperwork with CIF, but it is pending a response from Rancho Cucamonga and whether or not it will challenge the transfer … Stay Tuned.
Below: Highlights of Stearns