The Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits pulled out a heart-stopping 61-59 victory over the St. John Bosco Braves in front of a packed house at Cerritos College to advance in the CIF Open Division Championships.
With the game tied at 59 and 11 seconds to play, Poly senior Roschon Prince drove into the lane and barreled over a Braves defender. It was a close play but the officials chose to swallow their whistles and the ball bounced right to senior Jordan Bell for the game-winning lay up as time expired.
On February 24, Tashon Smallwood of Central East (Fresno, CA) was at USC visiting for the Trojans’ Junior Day. On February 24, the 6-foot-1, 280 lbs. defensive tackle gave his verbal commitment to become the fourth member of their 2014 recruiting class.
“I’ve been considering it, but when I got there, it seemed like the right place for me,” said Smallwood when asked what made him want to commit right away.
Watch Dwight Williams Top 10 Plays from his junior season at Serra High School (CA). Williams currently has offers from top BCS college football programs such as Florida, UCLA, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Miami, Michigan, Tennessee and many others.
Watch Adoree' Jackson's Top 10 Plays from his junior season at Gardena Serra High School. Adoree' Jackson went into his junior season with no official scholarship offers, and now holds offers from UCLA, LSU, USC, Texas A&M, Michigan, Florida, Miami, Washington and many other top BCS programs.
CLA spoke with future Texas A&M Aggies football player Sebastian LaRue. Several days after the Santa Monica High School student-athlete signed his National Letter of Intent to play college football, you could sense that he's going to feel at home in College Station.
"There's a lot of excitement. All over my Twitter and on blogs. they're just raving about me signing with them. I'm glad the fan base is excited about me and I'm excited to go in and capitalize off their excitement," LaRue told CLA Sports.
Watch the complete breakdown of the National Signing Day Special hosted by CollegeLevelAthletes.com in Hollywood, CA. Salesian High School (Los Angeles) recruits Jermaine Kelly Jr. and Jihad Vercher were amongst the recruits to sign letters of intent. Kelly signed with Washington, while Vercher made his commitment to Sac State.
Today, Sebastian LaRue can rest easy knowing that he's made the right decision for his future. The recent Texas A&M Aggies commit is excited about his future in College Station, Texas.
"I went out there (Texas A&M) once before, so my trip made everything more familiar. I talked to the coaches and liked their whole vibe. They're a players' coaching staff and that's really what I look for," he told CLA Sports today.
It's been a great season for senior offensive lineman Emerald Faletuipapai from Gardena Serra High School in California. After anchoring an o-line that paved the way to a 2012 CIF State Championship victory, Faletuipapai decided to take advantage of his scholarship offer from University of Houston that he received last week.
"I called Coach Levine and he didn't answer, so I called the tight ends coach Jamie Christian and told him. He told me to call the Head Coach again because he missed my call and I made my commitment to him (Coach Levine)," Emerald told CLA Sports today.