Monday Night Update: One of the last recruiting mysteries in the area was seemingly solved late Monday.
Tyler Nevens, the all-time leading rusher at Los Altos High School and one of the last undecided prized football recruits in the area, gave a verbal commitment to San Jose State via social media. Nevens was also considering Portland State and had five other official offers.
Former Los Altos coach Ziola can’t understand why Nevens doesn’t have better offers: “What it is that these guys are looking for, God only knows because I’m just a dumb-ass high school football coach,” Ziola said. “It doesn’t make sense to me how Stephen Carr can be a national recruit. And Zion Echols can be a national recruit. But Tyler Nevens can only get offers from the Big Sky and San Jose State.
“How that happens? The heck if I know. He certainly did on the field the same things those guys have done whereas the biggest kicker is that Zion Echols and Stephen Carr were surrounded (by) four or five other D-1 guys and they got to run against five and six-man boxes.”
By Aram Tolegian
Although most minds are made up and decisions already announced, there’s still a couple place in the area where mystery still exists entering Signing Day on Wednesday.
Los Altos High School is one of them. Conquerors running back Tyler Nevens has narrowed his top-two choices to Portland State and San Jose State, and is hoping for a late offer from Boise St. Whether that comes or not, Nevens is expected to sign on the dotted line with somebody on Wednesday.
“Like every kid, he would like to get a big-time offer, so if something comes in here late, that might change his mind,” said former Los Altos football coach Dale Ziola, who resigned after the season. “He’s really enjoyed the recruiting process with Portland State and San Jose State and those guys have done a really good job with him.
“He’s had some conversations with Boise State. over the weekend, but they haven’t offered him. They have one scholarship left and they’re trying to decide whether to use it for offense or defense.”