ESPNLA signing day diary

February, 1, 2012
2/01/12
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On Wednesday, high school football players from all over the country made known their collegiate choices on national signing day.

We live blogged throughout the day to get the latest updates from throughout the Southland, as our ESPNLA's prep bloggers filed reports all day about who was going where. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. In case you missed it, you can read our diary below.

UPDATED, 6:48 p.m. -- We're going to shut down the live blog for tonight after a very long and exciting day of signings. Thanks to all our bloggers, and thank you for reading. Until next year ...

UPDATED, 6:41 p.m. via Sean Ceglinsky -- Linebacker Seth Jacobs of Arroyo Grande, one of the region's top-rated players according to ESPN recruiting, picked Oklahoma State as his college destination on Wednesday night. Arkansas and Colorado were the other programs in the running for the 6-1, 205-pound senior. His announcement was the final one of the day for players ranked in the top 50 in Southern California by ESPN.

UPDATED, 6:32 p.m. via Tim Haddock -- Here is a quick list of other players who signed today: Grant Rohach, a quarterback at Moorpark, is going to Iowa State.; Jeremiah Valoaga, a tight end at Channel Islands, is going to UNLV;
Kendrick Mathis, a defensive back at Buena, is going to San Diego State; Jeff Coprich, a running back at West Ranch, is headed to Cal; Jonathan Jerozal, a quarterback at Canyon, is going to Stetson University in Florida; Conner Armstrong, a running back at Ventura, is going to Cornell; Logan Scott, a quarterback at Chaminade, is going to Columbia; and Max Archuleta, a running back at Canyon, is going to Yale.

UPDATED, 6:25 p.m. via Martin Henderson -- Mission Viejo, which lost in the semifinals of the Pac-5 Division, was a winner in the recruiting circles. Nine football players signed on Wednesday, and three more -- including quarterback Alex Bridgford -- should ink at some point. Among those who signed were long snapper Josh Antol and linebacker Ryan Harris to the Naval Academy; defensive lineman Colin Dzubnar to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he will join his brother, linebacker Nick Dzubnar; offensive linemen Colby Cyburt to UCLA, Austin Maass to San Diego State, and Doug Hanson to Montana State. Fullback Jahleel Pinner signed with USC, as expected, and cornerback Anthony Pierce joins new coach Norm Chow at Hawaii and receiver Austin Reuland is going to Yale. In addition to Bridgford, kicker Zach Christensen and offensive lineman Jon King are expected to land rides.

UPDATED, 5:52 p.m. via Blair Angulo -- Gardena Serra cornerback Raymond Ford has signed with Cal, he announced during a live stream broadcast on CBSLA.com. Ford had committed to UCLA early in the process, but re-assessed his options when Rick Neuheisel was fired as coach. He battled injuries as a senior but still managed respectable numbers for the Cavaliers.

UPDATED, 5:49 p.m. via Blair Angulo -- Compton Dominguez three-star cornerback Alphonso Marsh, the region's top remaining uncommitted prospect, announced for Utah on CBSLA.com. "It's been hard, I'm been stressing a lot," Marsh said. "I feel like I fit best with coach Kyle Whittingham."

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Blair Angulo for ESPNLA.com In the end, St. John Bosco receiver Bryce Treggs stuck with his commitment to California.
UPDATED, 4:54 p.m. via Blair Angulo -- Longtime Cal commit Bryce Treggs of St. John Bosco is Berkeley bound, announcing for the Golden Bears during FSN Prime Ticket's signing day show. "My mom always taught me to be a man of my word," Treggs said before putting on the Cal hat. Treggs also considered UCLA and was recently offered by USC. "It was a very hectic process, but I had to focus on the academics," said Treggs, who hauled in 11 touchdowns and nearly 1,400 yards.

UPDATED, 4:47 p.m. -- Two Southland players who signed with Wyoming were St. Bonventure running back Shaun Wick and Santa Monica defensive back Dylan Muscat.

UPDATED, 4:41 p.m. via Blair Angulo -- Despite a late push from Arizona State, Carson four-star receiver Darreus Rogers stayed firm on his commitment and selected USC on FSN Prime Ticket's signing day show. He said he made the decision Monday, but waited to announce. "It came down to the last final days," said Rogers, who was the CIF Los Angeles City Section's leading receiver with 1,251 yards.

UPDATED, 4:32 p.m. -- Coming down to the last few official signings of the area's top players. Hearing Carson receiver Darreus Rogers will stick with USC to close out the Trojans' recruiting class. St. John Bosco receiver Bryce Treggs also waiting to formally announce. He had been a long-time Cal commit, but UCLA and USC seemed to have moved into the picture lately. Both will be on FSN Prime Ticket soon. Arroyo Grande linebacker Seth Jacobs still set to announce at 6:30 p.m.

UPDATED, 3:52 p.m. via Blair Angulo -- Long Beach Poly cornerback Randall Goforth, a longtime Arizona State commit, announced for UCLA on Fox Sports Prime Ticket's signing day show. "When I took my visit, me and coach Jim Mora spent a lot of time together. We had some heart-to-heart talks and I think it's the best place for me to be." Goforth added that staying local also played a factor in his decision. "That was one of the most important parts of my decision," he said. "I want my family to be there to see me." Goforth also discussed the UCLA-USC rivalry. "This is a new year, I don't think 50-0 is going to happen anymore," he said of the Bruins' lopsided 2011 loss to USC.

UPDATED, 3:41 -- As expected, Colony's Bryan Harper announced he had signed with Arizona during Fox Sports Prime Ticket's signing day show.

UPDATED, 3:32 p.m. via Blair Angulo -- Compton Dominguez four-star cornerback Brandon Beaver signed with Washington, and he formally announced his decision on Fox Sports Prime Ticket's signing day special. "It's coming to an end, so now it's enjoyable," the U.S. Army All-American said. "Coach Sark is a great guy. That was a big deal in my decision." Beaver left hats for Cal, Oklahoma and Utah on the table.

UPDATED, 3:17 p.m. via Dan Arritt -- Upland wide receiver Kenny Lawler, the last major unsigned recruit from the Inland Empire, made it official Wednesday afternoon, announcing on Fox Sports Prime Ticket he will sign with California. The 6-3, 185-pound senior committed to Arizona State shortly after last year’s national signing day, the first school to offer him a scholarship. He stuck by the commitment until late November, shortly after the Wildcats fired coach Dennis Erickson. He picked Cal over Oregon State and Washington State.

Randall Goforth
Alex Gallardo for ESPNLA.comPoly receiver Randall Goforth was thought to be set to sign with Arizona State but apparently has now switched to UCLA.
UPDATED, 2:56 p.m. via Blair Angulo -- According to GazettesSports.com, Long Beach Poly cornerback Randall Goforth, a long-time Arizona State commit, has signed with UCLA. Goforth will announce his choice on Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket between 3 and 5 p.m. Four other Poly players -- receivers Josiah Blandin and Richard Smith and linebackers Matt Rowe and Salamo Fiso inked with the Sun Devils.

UPDATED, 2:52 p.m. via Blair Angulo -- Compton Dominguez cornerback Brandon Beaver's college choice was supposed to become public later on national signing day during a live announcement on Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket. Washington coach Steve Sarkisian eliminated the suspense, confirming Beaver's signing during an on-campus news conference about an hour before Beaver was to go on air.

UPDATED. 2:49 p.m. via Martin Henderson -- According to Kyle Murphy, the determining factors with his choosing Stanford over USC were the comfort level with the incoming class and the offensive line coaches. More to come later via blog post and video.

UPDATED, 2:46 p.m. via Blair Angulo -- UCLA coach Jim Mora announced the signing of Iona Prep (New Jersey) cornerback Justin Combs. He is known for being the son of music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, but the younger Combs has made a name for himself on the gridiron. He competed in the inaugural U.S. Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Bowl in early January.

UPDATE, 2:39 p.m. -- The latest local player to land in UCLA's recruiting classe is Mission Viejo offensive lineman Colby Cyburt, who ESPN rated as the No. 79 prospect in California and the No. 89 tackle in the nation..

UPDATE, 2:37 p.m. via Blair Angulo -- St. John Bosco safety Shane Baumann has signed with Western New Mexico University. He ranked fifth in the Pac-5 Division with 126 tackles and also had five interceptions last season.

UPDATE, 2:36 p.m. via Dan Arritt -- Vista Murrieta offensive lineman Sapule Ta’Amilo joined Redlands East Valley lineman Edmund Faimalo on the list of signed recruits by Sacramento State. Colony linebacker Robert Wagner ended up signing with New Mexico State, along with previously reported Corona Santiago offensive lineman Isaiah Folasa. Here’s a list of I.E. players who also signed with Division 2 schools: Summit tight end Brandon Mosely (Colorado State-Pueblo), Roosevelt offensive lineman Tony White (Western New Mexico), Colony linebacker Eddie Martinez (Western New Mexico), Corona Centennial linebacker Ahkeel Chambers (New Mexico Highlands), Bloomington wide receiver/defensive back Ezekiel Herndon (South Dakota State), Rancho Verde quarterback Carlos Hernandez (Stony Brook) and Paloma Valley safety Nico Caramella (Minnesota State-Moorhead).

UPDATE, 2:34 p.m. via Blair Angulo -- Pomona High offensive lineman Gerrad Kough has signed with Colorado, the school announced on its website. The 6-5 prospect spearheaded a Pomona offense that averaged more than 215 rushing yards per game. Kough ranked as the No. 99 player overall in California, according to ESPN.

UPDATED, 2:18 p.m. via Tim Haddock -- Two offensive linemen from Chaminade are headed to the Pac-12 Conference. Taylor Hindy, at 6-4 and 295 pounds, is going to Washington, and Andrew Chen, 6-4 and 260 pounds, is going to Utah.

UPDATED, 2:17 p.m. via Tim Haddock -- The Colorado connection to Westlake is still healthy. Defensive linemen Justin Solis, the Northern Division co-defensive player of the year, and Johnny Stuart are headed to Boulder. Westlake grad and receiver Nelson Spruce went to Colorado last year. Solis, a 6-3 defensive tackle, led Westlake with 102 tackles, had seven sacks and one interception. Stuart, at 6-4 and 225 pounds, had 46 tackles with seven sacks and an interception.

UPDATED, 2:06 p.m., via Blair Angulo -- Eastern Washington has announced the signings of Bishop Amat running back Jalen Moore and Lynwood cornerback Diamonte Wiggins. Moore, who has a bruising running style, ranked third in the Pac-5 Division with 1,458 rushing yards. "Jalen isn’t huge in stature, but he plays bigger than he is," Eagles coach Beau Baldwin said. "He has the foot speed and skill set to make players miss and hit the home run. He is good in pass protection and can catch the ball out of the backfield -- he’s all-purpose. He has all the skills to be a great running back for us and fit into what we do offensively. We couldn’t be happier to sign Jalen.”

UPDATED, 2:04 p.m. via Tim Haddock -- Nevada landed four top recruits from Southern California, including Westlake receiver Cody Tuttle, who caught 41 passes for 538 yards and four touchdowns for the Southern Section Northern Division champs. Alemany's Jerico Richardson had a last-minute change of heart and switched from UCLA to Nevada on signing day. Sierra Canyon quarterback Tyler Stewart and Canoga Park safety Randy Uzoma also committed to Nevada.

UPDATED, 1:51 p.m. via Tim Haddock -- San Jose State is doing well with recruits from Southern California. Among the recruits are Simi Valley tight end Jordan Thiel. Highland quarterback Christian Tago and St. Francis wide receiver Travis Talianko are also headed to play for the Spartans too. Thiel, at 6-4 and 225 pounds, caught 44 passes for 513 yards and five touchdowns at Simi in his senior season. Tago threw for 2,596 yards and 27 touchdowns in his senior season at Highland in Palmdale. Talianko led St. Francis with 44 catches for 687 yards and three touchdowns.

UPDATED, 1:50 p.m. via Dan Arritt -- Apparently the urge to play quarterback was too tempting to pass up for Colony athlete Bryan Harper. According to the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, who spoke with Colony athletic director Jaime Sandoval, Harper has signed an LOI with Arizona, who want him to play quarterback. Harper alternated at that position for the Titans last season, serving as a duel-purpose change-of-pace signal caller with drop-back passer Matt Simko. He was also a standout cornerback, where he was being recruited by both Oregon and UCLA. He had an interception and seven pass deflections on the defensive side of the ball.

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Damon Sayles/ESPN.comIt came down to two schools, but in the end San Clemente offensive lineman Kyle Murphy picked Stanford.
UPDATED, 1:42 p.m. via Martin Henderson -- San Clemente offensive lineman Kyle Murphy, the Southland's top-rated prospect according to ESPN recruiting, will sign with Stanford, he announced at a ceremony at the school.

UPDATED, 1:37 p.m. via Dan Arritt --The last of the LOI announcements are trickling in before the final two big names from the I.E., Upland wide receiver Kenny Lawler and Colony athlete Bryan Harper, make their announcements live on Fox Sports West this afternoon. Ridgecrest is not in San Bernardino or Riverside counties, but San Jose State still managed to find Burroughs center Kyle Hart, who signed with the Spartans on Wednesday. A native of Denver, Colo., Hart was an all-Desert Sky League selection last season.

UPDATED, 1:35 p.m. via Blair Angulo -- UCLA coach Jim Mora announced on his Twitter page the signing of Richmond Kennedy receiver Kenny Walker, a three-star recruit who had previously committed to Cal. Walker had a change of heart when receivers coach Eric Kiesau left Berkeley for Washington. Walker gives the Bruins their fourth receiver in the recruiting class to go along with Jordan Payton (Westlake Village/Oaks Christian), Javon Williams (Chandler, Ariz./Chandler) and Ahmaad Harris (Suwanee, Ga./Peachtree Ridge).

UPDATED, 1:20 p.m. -- According to OC Register's Dan Albano via Twitter: "Huge crowd gathering on San Clemente campus for Kyle Murphy's announcement - maybe 10 min away - stay tuned - ceremony hasn't started"

UPDATED, 1:09 p.m. via Dan Arritt -- The winding recruiting road for Corona Santiago offensive lineman Isaiah Folasa appears to have come to an end with the announcement that his LOI has been received at New Mexico State, the Las Cruces Sun-News reported this hour. Folasa (6-3, 335) originally committed to UCLA last summer but reportedly did not meet admission standards. He took a recruiting trip to Colorado two weeks ago, but the school could not accept his commitment because it had already reached itsimit. Hawaii stepped up and offered Folasa on Tuesday night, but apparently he decided to stick with New Mexico, who has stuck with him all along.

UPDATED, 12:51 p.m. via Dan Arritt -- J.W. North wide receiver Aaron Peck, who Corona Centennial coach Matt Logan called the best athlete in the Big VIII League last season, has signed, sealed and delivered his LOI to Fresno State, according to the Fresno Bee. Peck, a 6-3, 200 pounder, also stars for the Huskies’ basketball team. Another I.E. player headed for the Mountain West Conference is Kaiser offensive lineman Aisea Hansen, who signed with Nevada, according to the athletic program.

UPDATED, 12:48 p.m. -- ESPN recruiting expert Greg Biggins tweeted this: "On Kyle Murphy, still hearing it could go either way, both sides, #USC #Stanford, seem pretty confident right now" ... Murphy, the Southland's top-rated player from San Clemente, is expected to make his announcement at 1:15 p.m.

UPDATED, 12:45 p.m. via Blair Angulo -- Two-star cornerback Justin Combs of Iona Prep in New Jersey said on his Twitter account that he signed with UCLA, but the school has not announced it yet. Combs is the son of music mogul Sean P. Diddy Combs. Coach Jim Mora will hold an on-campus news conference at 3 p.m.

UPDATED, 12:39 p.m. via Dan Arritt -- Chaparral defensive lineman Teddy Queen was one of the last San Diego State recruits to send over his LOI, but he’s officially an Aztec, according to rivals.com. Queen joins Chaparral quarterback Matt Morin in SDSU’s recruiting class, while outside linebacker C.J. Dozier is already enrolled at Arizona. Joe Robinson, another Chaparral linebacker who was an early Division 1 recruit, has opted to attend community college at Western Arizona, it was reported last week.

UPDATED, 12:34 p.m. via Sean Ceglinsky -- One of the Southland's few high-profile prospects left on the board is Seth Jacobs from Arroyo Grande. Not for long, however. The 6-foot-1 and 205-pound senior linebacker will sign his letter of intent at 6:30 p.m. Jacobs said his final three choices are Arkansas, Oklahoma State and Colorado. One has to wonder if UCLA is still a player though. The Bruins recently made one last ditch effort at landing him and could factor into his decision.

UPDATED, 12:33 p.m. via Dan Arritt -- Donte Deayon of Summit made it official, signing with Boise State this morning. Deayon could be a great snare for the Broncos. He had 24 career interceptions to set a new Inland Empire record. Deayon stuck with Boise State, even though defensive backs coach Marcel Yates left for Texas A&M. He was replaced by Jimmy Lake, who spent the last two seasons coaching the secondary for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Playing time could come quickly for Deayon, as the Broncos could be thin in the secondary with graduation, injuries and the dismissal of a key starter playing a role.

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Erik McKinney/WeAreSC.comJaydon Mickens, one of the City Section's most dynamic players this season, signed with Washington.
UPDATED, 12:25 p.m. via Blair Angulo -- Washington announced the signing of Dorsey athlete Jaydon Mickens, who made his announcement Tuesday night at L.A. Live. Mickens chose the Huskies over Oklahoma State. He was an all-City Section selection for the Dons, playing a variety of positions for the Coliseum League champions. The Los Angeles native was a longtime USC pledge but appears to have been a victim of the Trojans' strict scholarship restrictions.

UPDATED, 12:20 p.m. via Blair Angulo -- Gardena Serra defensive tackle Kristopher Cooper has signed with Montana State.

UPDATED, 12:11 p.m. via Blair Angulo -- According to the Pasadena Star-News, Muir running back Tairen Owens will no longer sign with UCLA. He de-committed from Washington when assistant coach Demetrice Martin made the switch from the Huskies to the Bruins. Owens is reportedly assessing his options. He has offers from Arizona State and Washington, according to his recruiting profile on ESPNU.

UPDATED, 11:58 a.m. via Tim Haddock -- Arroyo Grande linebacker Seth Jacobs is expected to make his decision at 6:30 p.m. Jacobs, who also played running back for Arroyo Grande, has whittled his choices down to four schools: Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Colorado and UCLA. Jacobs rushed for 530 yards and scored 10 touchdowns in his senior season at Arroyo Grande. He caught 20 passes for 396 yards and scored three touchdowns.

UPDATED, 11:56 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- It appears as if the option to play running back in college was too much to pass up for Chris Solomon of West Covina High. Solomon, who had an offer to play defensive back at Colorado, has signed with Nevada, the school announced on its Twitter account. "He is very tough and athletic and will fit very well into our pistol offense," Wolfpack coach Chris Ault said. Solomon was a prolific rusher for the two-time Southeast Division champion Bulldogs.

UPDATED, 11:53 a.m. via Tim Haddock -- It looks as if Arroyo Grande's Garrett Weinreich started a pipeline to Oregon State. The 6-6, 330-pound offensive lineman will sign with Oregon State at noon, Arroyo Grande athletic director Dwight McDonald said. Arroyo Grande quarterback Brent Vanderveen and kicker Garrett Owens are following Weinreich to Corvalis. Vanderveen threw for 2,422 yards and 20 touchdowns in his senior season. He also rushed for 463 yards and six touchdowns.

UPDATED, 11:52 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Stanford has made Kodi Whitfield's signing official on its website. Whitfield, who starred at receiver at Loyola, strongly considered UCLA in recent days before gaining admission to Stanford and settling on the Cardinal.

UPDATED, 11:46 a.m. via Tim Haddock -- Garrett Owens, the kicker for Arroyo Grande, will sign with Oregon State after verbally committing to Air Force, athletic director Dwight McDonald said. Owens led Arroyo Grande, the Southern Section Western Division champion, in scoring with 160 points. He made nine field goals and converted 67 extra points. He also scored 11 touchdowns. He is one of three players from Arroyo Grande headed to Oregon State. They will send their letters of intent to Oregon State at noon, McDonald said.

UPDATED, 11:39 a.m. via Tim Haddock -- Alemany's Kyle Devaughn signed with UC Davis and coach Dean Herrington said it was the steal of national signing day. "He's the best defensive player I've ever been around," Herrington said. Davaughn's size, 5-11 and 265 pounds for a defensive lineman, made many schools shy away from him, Herrington said.

UPDATED, 11:38 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Add Santa Monica linebacker Chris Collins to the list of Boise State signees. Collins committed to the Broncos in late January and also had offers from Arizona, New Mexico State and Washington State.

Butch Pauu
Courtesy of Laurence MartinezServite linebacker Butch Pauu is headed to BYU.
UPDATED, 11:30 a.m. via Martin Henderson -- BYU is going to be the new stomping grounds for a couple of Servite defenders. Linebacker Butch Pauu and defensive lineman Jherremya Leuta-Douyere have signed with Brigham Young; defensive back Daniel Tejeda has signed with Stonehill College, a Division II Catholic school that offers scholarships. Two Servite offensive offensive lineman have also signed, Travis Averill with Boise State and Miles Williams with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. "All those guys are good students, do very well academically," said coach Troy Thomas. "I think we'll still get nine more guys who will go someplace and play next year at some level."

UPDATED, 11:29 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Not all Long Beach Poly players are headed to Arizona State. Defensive end Alonzo Williams is SEC-bound, signing with Texas A&M on Wednesday. He's a Louisiana native who joined Poly before his stellar senior season in which he had 100 tackles and 12 sacks. Williams chose the Aggies over USC, UCLA and Washington.

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Miller Safrit/ESPN.comAfter struggling with his decision, Oaks Christian receiver Jordan Payton finally picked UCLA.
UPDATED, 11:24 a.m. -- UCLA has officially announced on its website the signing of Oaks Christian wide receiver Jordan Payton, who just Tuesday had committed to Washington. Earlier, Payton had committed to Cal and USC at different times. The fourth time (or team) was the charm. Other local players who are official for UCLA are: offensive lineman Carl Hulick (Esperanza), offensive lineman Lacy Westbrook (Compton Dominguez) and linebacker Aaron Porter (La Habra).

UPDATED, 11:23 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Boise State has announced the signing of Loyola cornerback Chaz Anderson, a first-team all-Serra League selection last season. Anderson registered only one pass break-up as a senior, but the number is low because opposing quarterbacks rarely tested him.

UPDATED, 11:17 a.m. via Dan Arritt -- A good day for the city of Redlands. We mentioned earlier about Redlands East Valley quarterback Austin DeCoud inking with Idaho. Now it’s official that his teammates at REV, defensive back Jamal Ellis and offensive/defensive lineman Edmund Faimalo have signed. Ellis signed with Fresno State and Faimalo with Sacramento State, according to the athletic departments at each school. UC Davis also announced that Redlands offensive lineman Kevin Gadigan has signed with UC Davis. REV is expected to have one of the top defensive line recruits in California next season in Kylie Fitts, while Redlands running back Craig Lee is already generating offers.

UPDATED, 11:10 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Compton Dominguez lineman Dejon Allen has signed with Hawaii, the school announced on its website. Allen, who played on both lines for the Dons, had originally committed to Arizona State but flipped on his visit to Hawaii last weekend.

UPDATED, 11:07 a.m. via Martin Henderson -- Coach Bruce Rollinson says this isn't the first time his Mater Dei football team has been shut out on national signing day, but it is a rarity: "It's happened two or three times," he said. Rollo says he thinks the Monarchs could have as many as three players sign before the week is out, linebacker Ricky Ortiz, punter/kicker Nick O'Toole, and tight end Josh Cook. "I'm pretty confident Josh is going to get something," Rollinson said. A late charge for Cook by Idaho State in the past 48 hours has created some wavering. There is also interest from Sacramento State and Vanderbilt.

UPDATED, 10:59 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Mayfair athlete Jerry Smith has signed with Fresno State. He played a variety of positions for the Monsoons, including running back and cornerback, and was named first-team All-Suburban League as a senior.

UPDATED, 10:57 a.m. via Dan Arritt -- An update on a couple of Colony recruits. Bryan Harper, a defensive back who is also being recruiting by Arizona as a quarterback, will choose between the Wildcats, UCLA and Oregon live on Fox Sports West this afternoon. Robert Wagner, an outside linebacker for the Titans who reportedly has offers from Arizona State, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico State, San Diego State, Utah State and Texas El-Paso, told the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin that he will not sign an LOI today, but rather will wait to see what other options open up after signing day.

UPDATED, 10:52 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- St. John Bosco receiver Justin Johnson signed with Fresno State, the school announced on its website. Johnson missed most of his senior season following a knee injury, but he returned to help lead the Braves to the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Pac-5 Division playoffs. It was the program's first playoff appearance since 2006. Johnson was a first-team All-Trinity League selection as a junior.

Oaks Christian's Ishmael Adams
John LazarIshmael Adams of Oaks Christian, who signed with UCLA, is tackled by Alemany's Jerico Richardson, who originally had committed to UCLA but instead signed with Nevada.
UPDATED, 10:48 a.m. via Tim Haddock -- Alemany's Jerico Richardson is the latest recruit to change direction. Richardson signed with Nevada after verbally committing to UCLA. Alemany coach Dean Herrington said Richardson changed his mind after Marqueze Coleman, a basketball player at Alemany, decided to go to Nevada. Richardson and Coleman played on the Alemany basketball team together. That gives Nevada three top recruits from Southern California: Sierra Canyon quarterback Tyler Stewart and Canoga Park's Randy Uzoma being the other two.

UPDATED, 10:45 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Charter Oak receiver Chris Gilchrist signed with Florida Atlantic, according to Aram Tolegian of the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. The 6-4 Gilchrist averaged nearly 19 yards per catch and hauled in nine touchdowns for the Chargers last season. He also considered Nevada and Sacramento State.

UPDATED, 10:44 a.m. via Dan Arritt -- Citrus Hill is sending two players on to four-year programs, running back Davien Payne and middle linebacker Darnell Murray. Payne, who rushed for more than 100 yards 18 times in his career, sent his LOI to Colorado this morning, the school reported. Murray, the Mountain Pass League defensive player of the year, signed with Texas-El Paso, according to the athletic department. Murray, at 6-1, 211, might have room to grow, as his father, Darnell Sr., a first cousin of Hall of Fame baseball player Eddie Murray, is 6-7.

UPDATED, 10:42 a.m. via Martin Henderson -- Orange Lutheran has confirmed that they have nine solid commitments in football, even if the players haven't physically faxed their letters yet. One of those is Christo Kourtzidas, a tight end headed to Florida State. The Lancers have some studs they're sending to college, including linebacker Deion Williams to Duke, safety Darien Washington to Washington, running back Jabari Wilson to Eastern Washington, offensive lineman Jordan Briggs to Georgetown, outside linebacker Grant Gunnison to MIT, cornerback Jordan Greenwood to Dartmouth, offensive lineman Elisha Davis to Humboldt State, and defensive end Preston Kelley to Trinity College (Connecticut). Maybe the only school in O.C. with more players advancing to the next level is Mission Viejo. MIT gets a steal with Gunnison.

Jabari Ruffin
Tom Hauck for ESPN.comDowney's Jabari Ruffin signed with USC, never wavering from his commitment almost a year ago.
UPDATED, 10:41 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Downey four-star linebacker Jabari Ruffin, a U.S. Army All-American and No. 2-ranked player in the Los Angeles area, has signed with USC, the school announced. He committed to the Trojans last March and never wavered.

UPDATED, 10:40 a.m. via Dan Arritt -- Upland wide receive Kenny Lawler, who will choose later today between California, Oregon State and Washington State, is apparently struggling with the decision. He just tweeted, ‘By far this is the hardest decision of my life cal osu or wsu.” He was down to just Oregon State and Washington State this time last week, but Cal jumped into the picture late after some reshuffling in its recruiting class and hosted Lawler for an official visit last weekend.

UPDATED, 10:38 a.m. via Tim Haddock -- Sierra Canyon quarterback Tyler Stewart finally settled on Nevada. He originally committed to San Jose State about a month ago, but changed his mind, verbally committing to Nevada. He made it official this morning.
He passed for 2,245 yards in his senior season. He had an impressive touchdown to interception ratio. Stewart threw 32 touchdown passes and only two interceptions in 15 games. He also rushed for 443 yards and five touchdowns. Offensive lineman Andrew Terry, at 6-5 and 265 pounds, committed to Brown.

UPDATED, 10:38 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Defensive back Chris Miller of Diamond Ranch in Pomona signed with Oregon State, the school announced on its website. The 6-foot-1 Miller is ranked No. 91 in the state among class of 2012 prospects. Diamond Ranch athlete Andrew Fischer is expected to sign with Harvard.

UPDATED, 10:26 a.m. -- Some Twitter message show how tough a choice this can be for some, as evidenced by two who have yet to announce their decisions, cornerback Brandon Beaver from Compton Dominguez and wide receiver Kenny Lawler from Upland. Beaver, via Twitter, just wrote this: "Never been so unsure in my life" and "Cant wait til I get this out.the way tho" ... Lawler wrote: "By far this is the hardest decision of my life cal osu or wsu"

UPDATED, 10:25 a.m. via Tim Haddock -- One of the pleasant surprises for the Sierra Canyon football program was that defensive end Patrick McGown signed with Villanova. The 6-5, 220 pound defensive lineman had 104 tackles in his senior season. He wasn't one of the highly recruited players on Sierra Canyon's CIF Division IV state bowl winning team. Sierra Canyon coach Jon Ellinghouse said McGown will be a nice fit at Villanova.

UPDATED, 10:24 a.m. via Dan Arritt -- Colorado State hasn’t made inroads into the I.E the way Colorado has lately. The Rams had just one player from the region on their roster last season, reserve cornerback Immanuel Mitchell from Roosevelt High. They secured another this morning, however, when Elsinore linebacker Nolan Peralta inked his name with the Rams. Peralta, the Sunbelt League player of the year last season, played for his father at Elsinore, helping the Tigers win the Eastern Division title as a junior.

UPDATED, 10:22 a.m. via Tim Haddock -- Sierra Canyon's Julian Brooks is having second thoughts about Arizona. The 6-3, 195-pound receiver played in only six games in his senior season. He injured his foot and missed the final nine games of the Sierra Canyon season, including the CIF Division IV state bowl game against Le Grand. He is considering Oregon and UCLA after verbally committing to Arizona before the football season started, Sierra Canyon coach Jon Ellinghouse said. As of 10 a.m., UCLA had not made an official offer to Brooks. If that comes through, Brooks will have his choice of schools narrowed to two. He is going to visit Oregon this week. Ellinghouse said Brooks might not make his decision today. Brooks caught 17 passes for 331 yards and eight touchdowns in six games in his senior season.

UPDATED, 10:17 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- St. John Bosco's Charles Redd and Dalis Bruce signed with Eastern Washington during an announcement ceremony at the school gym. Both played defensive back and receiver in high school. Bruce was rumored to be considering preferred walk-on positions at Cal and UCLA.

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Erik McKinney/WeAreSC.com USC was Kevon Seymour's childhood favorite, and the Muir athlete signed with the Trojans on Wednesday.
UPDATED, 10:15 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Pasadena Muir defensive back Kevon Seymour signed with childhood favorite USC, following through on a commitment he made at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in early January. The four-star prospect also considered Cal, Oregon and UCLA. The 6-1, 175-pound Seymour is the 19th-ranked player in California.

UPDATED, 10:14 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Another Long Beach Poly player is headed to Tempe, as Richard Smith joined high school teammates Josiah Blandin, Salamo Fiso and Matt Rowe by signing with Arizona State. Smith, a speedster with good hands, is perhaps the most coveted of the group. He briefly considered UCLA when assistant Steve Broussard left for Westwood, but decided to stick with his original commitment. Poly defensive back Randall Goforth will choose between ASU and UCLA live during Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket's signing day show from 3 to 5 p.m.

UPDATED, 10:13 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- St. John Bosco held a 9:30 a.m. signing ceremony at its gym, and highly coveted receiver Bryce Treggs, who is choosing between Cal, UCLA and USC, did not tip his hand. The Bosco athletics department tweeted a photo of the football signees, with all except Treggs donning a cap of the school they signed with. Treggs will announce his decision on Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket between 3 and 5 p.m.

UPDATED, 10:12 a.m. via Dan Arritt -- It has been a good year for offensive line recruits in the I.E. Los Osos tackle Dylan LaFrenz, once an Arizona State commit, signed with Northern Arizona this morning, the school’s athletic department reported. Other linemen reported to be committed to schools but not yet confirmed as signed are Aisea Hansen of Kaiser (Nevada), Kyle Hart of Ridgecrest Burroughs (San Jose State), Edmund Faimalo of Redlands East Valley (Sacramento State), Kevin Gavigan of Redlands (UC Davis) and Nick Enriquez of Chino Hills (Cal Poly).

UPDATED, 10:04 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- UCLA's new coaching staff continued to make a splash, landing three-star receiver Javon Williams of Chandler, Ariz. He announced his decision live over an Internet stream on FoxSportsArizona.com, choosing the Bruins over Arkansas. "UCLA came in at the last minute," Williams told FoxSportsArizona.com. "They came in two weeks before signing day. I grew a close relationship with UCLA since we started talking."

UPDATED, 10:02 a.m. via Martin Henderson -- How often has a national signing day rolled around and Mater Dei didn't have a football player putting pen to paper? It has to be pretty rare, but it has happened this year. Instead, there was a soccer player, Kyle Chin, who signed with Lehigh. Also signing were girls' soccer players Devin Barrett to Oklahoma, Alina Cheatham to Arizona State, Megan Crosson to Santa Clara, Samantha Fabian to Louisiana Tech, Elisabetta Impagliazzo to Tulsa. Other signees were Corey Hammond to Columbia for track and field; Anthony Daboub to UCLA for men's water polo; and Claire McKinnon to San Diego State for women's water polo.

UPDATED, 10:01 a.m. via Tim Haddock -- A trio of defensive players from Crespi are also continuing their football careers in college. Noah Ciccel is headed to Azusa Pacific as a defensive back. He had 47 tackles, an average of 5.2 per game, in his senior season. Nate Walker, another defensive back at Crespi, is going to UC Davis. He had 27 tackles and four pass deflections. Sebastian Edwards, a linebacker and safety at Crespi, will be playing for Johns Hopkins in the fall. He had 52 tackles as a senior at Crespi.

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Angela MeansCrespi lineman Jordan Simmons, as expected, signed with USC
UPDATED, 10:00 a.m. via Tim Haddock -- Three offensive linemen from Crespi will be headed to four-year universities to continue their football careers. Jordan Simmons was the prize of the Crespi recruits. He is headed to USC as expected. He committed before the football season started and made it official today. Wes Hewitt, at 6-6 and 310 pounds, is going to Western Oregon. Colin Prestesater, at 6-6 and 285 pounds, is going to Idaho State.

UPDATED, 9:57 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Arcadia quarterback Myles Carr signed with Fresno State and receiver Taylor Lagace signed with UCLA, Lagace confirmed via text message. Lagace had been committed to Washington but flipped when assistant Demetrice Martin made the switch to Westwood. Carr passed for nearly 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns last season. Lagace had offers from Boise State, New Mexico State and Washington.

UPDATED, 9:56 a.m. via Dan Arritt -- Summit had one of the top recruits in the nation last season in all-around athlete Devon Blackmon, who ultimately chose Oregon over USC and half a dozen other top programs. This season the SkyHawks have had much less publicity surrounding their program, but they’re still sending two athletes on to quality four-year programs. Jamaal Williams, who rushed for 1,252 yards and 22 touchdowns while leading Summit to the Eastern Division title, signed with BYU this morning, the Salt Lake Tribune reported, while defensive back Donte Deayon, who broke the Inland Empire career interception record last season, is expected to sign with Boise State during a ceremony at the school later this morning.

UPDATED, 9:52 a.m. via Sean Ceglinsky -- Sources have indicated that Jordan Payton from Oaks Christian signed with UCLA this morning. The 6-2, 200-pound receiver had committed to Washington on Tuesday. Before that, USC and Cal were thought to be possible destinations. Apparently, Payton had a change of heart. Supposed to speak with him soon. Stay tuned for details.

UPDATED, 9:51 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Bishop Amat defensive back Ajee Montes has signed with Southern Methodist, the school announced on its Twitter account.

UPDATED, 9:42 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Inglewood defensive end Darien Barrett has made his commitment to Boise State official. The two-star prospect committed a few days ago and also had an offer from San Diego State.

UPDATED, 9:40 a.m. via Dan Arritt -- Utah locked in a pair of I.E. recruits this morning when Corona Centennial offensive lineman Lio Lafaele and A.B. Miller outside linebacker Reshawn Hooker faxed over their LOIs, the school’s athletic department reported. Lafaele, a 6-4, 340-pound two-year starter for the Huskies, grew up in West Jordan, Utah. Hooker, a 6-2, 205-pound pass rushing specialist, averaged 11.2 tackles a game last season, with eights sacks, two interceptions and three fumble recoveries. He spent his first three years at Arroyo Valley High before transferring to A.B. Miller before his senior year. His uncle is Miller coach Marcus Soward, a former Arizona State star who played in the 1997 Rose Bowl.

UPDATED, 9:34 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Safety Yamen Sanders of Culver City committed to Arizona in late January, and he has signed with the Wildcats. Sanders led a Centaurs defense that upset explosive Gardena Serra, the top-seeded team in the CIF-Southern Section Western Division playoffs.

UPDATED, 9:31 a.m. via Dan Arritt -- Damontae Kazee of Cajon never wavered after switching his commitment from Washington to San Diego State last fall. The 5-11, 170-pound lock-down cornerback may have felt some in-house pressure to stick with the Aztecs. After all, his older brother, Walter Kazee, is a back-up running back for SDSU. Chaparral quarterback Matt Morin is already enrolled at the school. Chaparral defensive lineman Teddy Queen is the other I.E. recruit expected to sign with the Aztecs today.

UPDATED, 9:30 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Offensive lineman Beau Boyster of Bellflower St. John Bosco has signed with Arizona, new coach Rich Rodriguez announced on his Twitter account. Boyster was a key member of the potent Braves offense that averaged more than 400 yards per game. The 6-foot-4, 285-pound Boyster had offers from San Jose State and Nevada.

UPDATED, 9:22 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- A last-minute offer from USC changed Inglewood safety Devian Shelton's mind, and the two-star prospect signed with the Trojans at an announcement ceremony Wednesday. He was all set to sign with Oregon State after committing there in December, but childhood favorite USC offered on the eve of national signing day and everything changed.

UPDATED, 9:21 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Washington coach Steve Sarkisian has nabbed another Southern California prospect. North Torrance's Ryan McDaniel, the second-ranked fullback in the class of 2012, has signed with Washington. The 6-foot, 225-pound McDaniel missed the majority of his senior season after suffering an injury in the second game of the year, but rushed for over 1,100 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior.

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Steve Johnson/ESPNHSNorco linebacker Scott Starr is already enrolled at USC.
UPDATED, 9:20 a.m. via Dan Arritt -- The lone USC recruit from the I.E., Scott Starr from Norco, officially signed his LOI this morning, though he did not have to fax it over. He's already enrolled in the school. The four-star outside linebacker, ranked as the 24th best edge rusher in the nation by ESPN, wrote on his twitter account this morning, “It would be awesome to sign with the rest of my class today, but I'm glad I'm already at my new home grinding.” His teammate from last season, defensive back Corbin McCarthy, sent his LOI to Duke this morning, reported the official twitter feed of the school’s football team. Norco wide receiver Cameren Hemmings is also expected to sign with Eastern Washington today.

UPDATED, 9:18 a.m. -- National No. 6 wide receiver Nelson Agholor from Tampa, Fla., just announced on ESPNU that he will sign with USC.

UPDATED, 9:14 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Compton Dominguez defensive lineman Damion Turpin has signed with Washington, the school announced on its website. Turpin made 48 tackles and eight sacks as a senior. He committed to UCLA before the season but changed his mind when coach Rick Neuheisel was fired.

UPDATED, 9:13 a.m. via Tim Haddock -- Oaks Christian linebacker Carlos Mendoza is committed to Arizona State, but he is at a all-star game in Texas today. Oaks Christian coach Bill Redell said he expected Mendoza to send his letter of intent to Arizona State sometime today. Mendoza had 48 tackles, four sacks and three pass deflections in his senior season at Oaks Christian.

UPDATED, 9:11 a.m. via Tim Haddock -- Oaks Christian defensive back Ishmael Adams is going to UCLA and is scheduled to send in his letter at 11 a.m., according to coach Bill Redell. He had two interceptions, six pass deflections and one sack in his senior season at Oaks Christian. Adams also played running back in high school. He rushed for 717 yards and scored nine touchdowns. He also caught 29 passes for 476 yards and four touchdowns. Plus, he returned punts and kickoffs.

UPDATED, 9:10 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- New UCLA coach Jim Mora announced his first four signees on his Twitter account: Monrovia defensive tackle Ellis McCarthy, Vista Murrieta defensive end Jeremy Castro, New Jersey quarterback Devin Fuller and Sacramento linebacker Nate Iese. McCarthy is the region's top-ranked defensive player who committed to Cal at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, only to de-commit when assistant coach Tosh Lupoi left for Washington. Fuller is the nation's 7th-ranked athlete, according to ESPNU recruiting. Castro originally committed to Oregon before flipping to the Bruins.

UPDATED, 9:05 a.m. via Dan Arritt -- Arizona State lost a few commits after an end-of-season coaching change, but Corona Centennial defensive lineman Milo Jordan didn’t budge, sending over his signed LOI this morning, DevilDigest.com reported. Jordan won’t feel like a stranger in the locker room. The Sun Devils had seven Centennial graduates on the roster last season.

UPDATED, 9:04 a.m. via Tim Haddock -- Here's a bit of drama ... Oaks Christian coach Bill Redell said he received phone calls this morning in regard to wide receiver Jordan Payton's commitment to Washington. Apparently Payton might make a last-minute switch and choose UCLA. Payton has yet to send his letter of intent and probably won't until 11 this morning. More updates to come.

UPDATED, 9:03 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Dorsey linebacker Jeremiah Allison signed with Washington State, the school announced on its website. He also had offers from Arizona, Boise State and UCLA, among others. The 6-foot, 200-pound Allison competed in the inaugural U.S Marine Corps Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, and was a fierce pass-rusher for the Coliseum League champion Dons. He had 63 sacks in his high school career.

UPDATED, 8:58 a.m. -- From the Orange County Register: "Two-time All-County offensive lineman Travis Averill of Servite — OCVarsity’s No. 8 senior recruit — has signed with Big East-bound Boise State, the senior said moments ago in a text."

UPDATED, 8:57 a.m. -- From Eric Sondheimer of the LA Times via Twitter: "Kodi Whitfield of Loyola had two letters of intent on his dining room table: UCLA and Stanford. He signed with Stanford."

Josiah Blandin
Blair Angulo for ESPNLA.comLong Beach Poly's Josiah Blandin signed with Arizona State after committing to the Sun Devils with several other teammates.
UPDATED, 8:56 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Long Beach Poly receiver Josiah Blandin and linebacker Salamo Fiso have signed with Arizona State, capping a process that began last April when they were the first of five Poly players to commit to the Sun Devils. Blandin had offers from the likes of Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada and Oregon State. Fiso, the No. 32-ranked outside linebacker in the 2012 class, also considered in-state rival Arizona.

UPDATED, 8:55 a.m. -- Damian Calhoun of the Orange County Register reports via Twitter: "all-county Tesoro LB Blake Rodgers signed with Washington today."

UPDATED, 8:53 a.m. via Dan Arritt -- Vista Murrieta offensive lineman Corey Whitaker has sent his signed LOI to Nebraska, according to the school’s athletic department, becoming the latest I.E. recruit to join the Huskers. Taylor Martinez, who graduated from Corona Centennial in 2009, was a third-year starting quarterback for the Huskers last season, helping them to a 9-4 record and a trip to the Capital One Bowl. Quincy Enunwa, a junior-to-be wide receiver from Rancho Verde in Moreno Valley, should be one Martinez’s top targets next season.

UPDATED, 8:51 a.m. -- ESPNLA USC reporter Pedro Moura reports via Twitter that highly-touted defensive end Leonard Williams from Daytona Beach, Fla., has signed with USC, a big pick-up for coach Lane Kiffin.

UPDATED, 8:49 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Gardena Serra continues to produce national prospects, and linebacker Thomas Brown is the latest. Brown signed with Nebraska, the school announced on its Twitter account. Brown was wowed during a November official visit to Lincoln, and chose Nebraska over Arizona State, Colorado and Utah.

UPDATED, 8:47 a.m. via Dan Arritt -- As was noted earlier, Upland fullback Christian Powell has officially become a Buffaloe after de-committing from UCLA earlier this week and signing with Colorado. Also sending over their signed LOIs were his teammates from last season, running back Donte Abron, Jr. and wide receiver/defensive back Marques Mosley, reports the student-run sports TV show at Colorado. Arlington defensive lineman Samson Kafovalu is also officially a Buff. The school is still awaiting paperwork on Citrus Hill running back Davien Payne.

UPDATED, 8:46 a.m. via Martin Henderson -- Huntington Beach had a signing ceremony today that included linebacker Nolan Biegel inking with Penn. Cornerback Chris Ogilvie signed with Brown, and receiver Ramon Vargas with UC Davis. Lindsey Walter signed with Columbia for field hockey; Alexis D'Zmura signed with University of the Pacific for girls' soccer; Mike Marsh signed with Soka University for boys' soccer; and two water polo players signed, Noah Harrison with Harvard and Max Schultz with Santa Barbara.

UPDATED, 8:45 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Cerritos Gahr receiver Dwayne Washington has signed with Washington, the school announced on its website. The 6-foot-1 prospect had a stellar senior season with 66 catches for 1,338 yards and 15 touchdowns, despite having to share the touches with Utah signee Delshawn McClellon. Washington is one of a handful of locals headed to Seattle.

UPDATED, 8:39 a.m. via Dan Arritt -- Austin DeCoud of Redlands East Valley, one of two Inland Empire quarterbacks who pledged earlier this season, has sent his signed letter of intent to Idaho, the school reported. DeCoud, a 6-3, 212-pounder, threw for 1,378 yards and 14 touchdowns last season and rushed for 403 yards and nine scores.

UPDATED, 8:37 a.m. -- According to the Orange County Register: Orange Lutheran tight end Christo Kourtzidis — Orange County’s No. 7 senior recruit — has signed with Florida State, his father, Akis, said in an e-mail Wednesday.

Florida State could have the nation's No. 1 recruiting class by day's end.

UPDATED, 8:30 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Culver City receiver Alex Jackson has signed with Washington State, the school announced on its Twitter account. Jackson joins high school teammate Khalil Pettway and a throng of locals as Cougars signees. Jackson had over 1,000 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns last season, guiding the surprising Centaurs to the CIF-Southern Section Western Division title game.

UPDATED, 8:28 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- To no surprise, Inglewood speedster Derrick Woods is headed to Big 12 country, signing with Oklahoma on Wednesday. One of the region's top athletes, the 5-foot-11 Woods was the seventh-best prospect in the Southland. He had offers from locals USC and UCLA, as well as national powers Alabama, Florida, Michigan and Oregon, among others.

UPDATED, 8:26 a.m. -- From Vista Murrieta defensive lineman Jeremy Castro's Twitter account a few minutes ago: "#blessed to be a bruin"

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Courtesy of Arnold LeosLinebacker Aaron Porter of La Habra has signed with UCLA
UPDATED, 8:24 a.m. -- According to Dan Albano of the Orange County Register via his Twitter account, La Habra linebacker Aaron Porter has signed with UCLA. Porter had been a Bruin commit for a long time but had recently been wooed by Oklahoma. Porter was a four-year varsity starter at La Habra.

UPDATED, 8:18 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Lakewood receiver Malik Gilmore and Palos Verdes offensive lineman Chase Eldredge signed with Oregon State, the school announced on its website. Both committed to the Beavers before last season. Gilmore was overshadowed by Lakewood teammate Darius Powe, a Cal signee, but he's more than capable at the next level. Eldredge was an All-Bay League honoree as a junior and senior.

UPDATED, 8:14 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Linebacker Matthew Rowe became the first of the "Long Beach Poly Five" to fax in his letter of intent to Arizona State. Four other Jackrabbits are verbally committed to the Sun Devils. Rowe, a three-star prospect, also had offers from Nebraska, Oregon State, UCLA and Washington.

UPDATED, 8:10 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Three-star receiver Chris Harper out of Encino Crespi has signed with Cal. Harper was one of the most explosive receivers in the San Fernando Valley last season, bursting onto the scene following an impressive summer on the passing-league circuit. He originally committed to Southern Methodist but jumped on Cal as soon as he received an offer. The 5-foot-11 Harper had 13 touchdowns and averaged more than 22 yards per receptions for the Celts last season.

UPDATED, 8:04 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- New Washington State coach Mike Leach continues to clean up with L.A.-area prospects. Culver City outside linebacker Khalil Pettway is also headed to Pullman, signing with the Cougars early Wednesday. He also had offers from Arizona, North Carolina State, West Virginia and Southern Methodist.

UPDATED, 8:03 a.m. -- Eric Sondheimer of the Los Angeles Times writes this via his Twitter account: "Upland fullback Christian Powell has faxed his letter of intent to Colorado. He was previously committed to UCLA."

Gabriel Marks
Blair Angulo for ESPNLA.comVenice wide receiver Gabriel Marks signed with Washington State on Wednesday.
UPDATED, 7:58 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Three-star receiver Gabriel Marks out of Venice High has signed with Washington State. Marks was the CIF Los Angeles City Section Division I defensive player of the year, but projects as an offensive player at the next level. He was a handyman for Venice, thriving as a slot receiver, wildcat running back and punt returner. He was committed to Southern Methodist before assistant coach Adrian Klemm left for UCLA.

UPDATED, 7:51 a.m. -- From Santa Margarita lineman Max Tuerk's Twitter account six minutes ago: "Got all my trojan gear on headed over to the school assembly #FightOn #blessed"

UPDATED, 7:47 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- New Washington State coach Mike Leach is expected to land a handful of Southern California players on Wednesday, and Gardena Serra linebacker Kache Palacio is the latest to make it official. The 6-foot-2 prospect also had offers from UCLA and Southern Methodist.

UPDATED, 7:44 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- In the first bit of drama of the day locally, South East athlete Robert Lewis, a four-star prospect, has signed with Washington State. Lewis had been a long-time Southern Methodist pledge until assistant coach Adrian Klemm left for UCLA. Lewis averaged 10 yards per carry and amassed 2,023 yards and 30 touchdowns for South East, the CIF Los Angeles City Section Division II champs. He also strongly considered San Diego State and Utah.

UPDATED, 7:30 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Four-star receiver Darius Powe out of Lakewood High has signed with Cal. Powe had nine touchdown receptions and also excelled as a defensive back during his senior season.

UPDATED, 7:27 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- Gahr receiver Delshawn McClellon has signed with Utah, the school announced on its Twitter account. The three-star prospect also had offers from Arizona State, Hawaii and Idaho. McClellon had over 1,000 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns despite having to share touches with teammate Dwayne Washington, another Division I prospect. McClellon finished as the state's third all-time career receiver with 214 catches.

UPDATED, 7:25 a.m. via Blair Angulo -- San Clemente quarterback Travis Wilson has signed with Utah, the school announced through its Twitter account. The 6-foot-7 Wilson had over 2,700 yards of total offense in leading San Clemente to the CIF-Southern Section Pac-5 Division championship game.

UPDATED, Tuesday, 11:51 p.m. -- Before getting some rest ahead of signing day, it's actually interesting to note there are few players who already have signed and are enrolled at their respective schools after graduating high school early. One of them is Norco linebacker Scott Starr, who is already at USC.

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