Los Angeles Preps: Brett Bartolone

Dorsey's Allison picks Wazzu

January, 30, 2012
Washington State has nabbed another underrated Southern California prospect.

On Monday night it was Dorsey linebacker Jeremiah Allison who committed to new Cougars coach Mike Leach. The Los Angeles Times reported it earlier, and Allison later confirmed the news through a text message. He also had offers from Arizona, Boise State and UCLA, among others.

Allison, who competed in the inaugural U.S Marine Corps Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, was a fierce pass-rusher for Dorsey. He had 14 sacks for the Coliseum League champions last season, giving him a total of 34 over the last two seasons.

The 6-foot, 200-pound Allison projects as a hybrid end/linebacker at the next level. He joins Venice's Gabriel Marks and Teondray Caldwell, Culver City's Khalil Pettway and Alex Jackson, La Habra's Brett Bartolone and Gardena Serra's Kache Palacio on Washington State's list of commitments.

South East athlete Robert Lewis is also considering the Cougars.

Wednesday is the first day recruits can sign their letters of intent.

Venice's Marks commits to Wazzu

January, 15, 2012
Venice athlete Gabriel Marks committed to Washington State while on his visit to Pullman over the weekend, ESPNU Recruiting's Greg Biggins reported Sunday.

Marks had previously been committed to Southern Methodist but reconsidered his options after coach Adrian Klemm left SMU for UCLA.

Marks, who was chosen by City Section coaches as the defensive player of the year, intends to play receiver at the next level. He joins locals Alex Jackson (WR, Culver City) and Khalil Pettway (OLB, Culver City) and Brett Bartolone (WR, La Habra) on Washington State's list of commits.

National signing day is Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Orange County: La Habra-OLu has plenty of buzz value

September, 2, 2010
For the last two years La Habra has been playing up in the nonleague portion of its schedule, taking on Los Alamitos and San Clemente, so that the medium division team might have its weaknesses exposed by higher division programs. That strategy allowed the Highlanders, who have won three consecutive section titles, to make corrections and get better. Yet only once has La Habra actually beaten a Division I opponent. Last year it beat San Clemente, 29-28, after losing to Los Alamitos, 28-13, during a 13-1 season. It dropped both games in 2008, 28-21.

That's why its nonleague games this season are so intriguing. La Habra, ranked 15th in the ESPNLA top 25, seems to be inviting disaster by playing three Trinity League opponents -- No. 17 Orange Lutheran, No. 1 Servite and St. John Bosco.

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