I’ve strung together a few items from today’s football notebook here just in case anyone missed them. Now, in today’s notebook there were no comments from new Warren High coach Gil Jimenez, who spoke with the paper after deadline. I hope to post snippets of the conversation tonight or by Friday morning at the latest.
St. Paul High School senior Adam Padilla, a 5-foot-9, 163-pound wide receiver/defensive back, confirmed he’s opted out of his commitment from Division II West Texas A&M to attend the Big Sky Conference’s Weber State of Ogden, Utah.
Padilla inked a letter of intent with West Texas A&M on Feb. 5, two days after national signing day.
However, two weeks later, Padilla had a change of heart and asked West Texas A&M for permission to drop out of his commitment.
Somewhat to his surprise, West Texas A&M obliged.
Padilla will take a “preferred walk-on” status at Weber State in the fall.
Schurr senior Angel Sanchez confirmed he and fellow Spartans receiver Carlos Arredondo are both heading to Cerritos College this fall.
Sanchez was a punter (36.35 yards per punt) and wide receiver (nine touchdowns) for the Spartans this past season.
Arredondo also had split duties on offense and defense but earned Almont League Co-MVP honors as a receiver by hauling in 79 receptions for 1,191 yards and 12 touchdowns.
La Habra linebacker Trevor Phillips and defensive end Eric Padilla will compete in more than one all-star game this summer.
The duo was selected for the June 5 605 Classic and also recently nominated for the 51st annual Orange County North-South All-Star Game at Orange Coast College on July 16.
Phillips led the Highlanders with 96 tackles while Padilla was right behind with 95 tackles and 6 1/2 sacks.
For more info and quotes on each topic, check out the full football notebook here – St. Paul’s Padilla changes college plans