Not only did St. John Bosco-Bellflower, the state and national champion, sign the most players to college football programs, but the Braves also signed more players than any other California school.
Jason Negro’s team has signed 16 players to FBS programs during the early signing period (December 21-23) and the first day of the regular signing period (February 1 to March 1).
Eight is the next closest number, and two teams are tied for second. Corona Centennial, a perennial national and Inland Empire power, is one of these schools; the other might most surprise.
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What about Los Alamitos or Long Beach Poly, two other big-school powerhouses that consistently ranked among the top five teams all season? Or Mission Viejo?
No, tying Centennial for first place. In reality, Inglewood came out on top with eight signers, followed by Los Alamitos with seven.
The excess seven schools approved either five or six competitors.
The California high school football programs that have signed the most athletes to college programs as of Wednesday are listed here.
The number preceding each athlete is the 247Sports composite ranking of their California recruiting position. They have signed at the school in parenthesis.
1. ST. John Bosco has signed 16 students to colleges. 9. DE Matayo Uiagalelei, Oregon 17. Texas WR DeAndre Moore Jr. CB Aaron Williams, 29, of Louisville. QB Pierce Clarkson, 31, of Louisville 41 Stanford CB Jshawn Frausto-Ramos WR Jahlil McClain (Louisville)
45. 51, S R.J. Jones (UCLA). S Ty Lee, 61 (UCLA). 71-year-old Washington LB Deven Bryant WR Israel Polk (Pittsburgh)
102. 117 DL Vaka Hansen, San Jose State. Old Sean Na’a (Arizona State)
160. S Hunter Nowell, 164, from San Jose State. 200 DL Sua Lefotu (Nebraska). DeAndre Moore, who plays for St. John Bosco, is headed to Texas, along with OL Sean Haney (Colgate) and TE Max Stober (Army). Photo: DeAndre Moore of St. John Bosco is moving to Texas, according to Joe Bergman. Photo: Joe Bergman is a 2T for INGLEWOOD (8) 16. 103 ATH for Jamari Johnson (Louisville). 141 CB Jonah Lewis (Nevada). 143 S Makhi Connor (Campbell). 144 ATH Dane Reed (Campbell). S Justin Johnson (206, Fresno State) ATH Kenyon Agurs (234 for Colorado State) 244 LB Khalil Peart, Houston Christian CB Jaden DaCosta, Portland State, 2T, CORONA CENTENNIAL, 57 69-yard linebacker Owen Chambliss (Utah). Arizona WR Malachi Riley (82). 113 DL Lucas Conti (UNLV). QB Israel Carter, 148, from University of South Florida. 225-pound quarterback Carson Conklin (Sacramento State). 247 LB Samarai Anderson from Eastern Washington Isaac Perez, a Portland State offensive lineman, Donovan Faupel, a New Mexico State wide receiver, and Israel Carter, a Centennial quarterback, have all committed to USF. Photo: Israel Carter, the Heston Quan Centennial QB, has committed to USF. Photo: Heston Quan image courtesy of Heston Quan 4. LOS ALAMITOS (7)
2. 6. QB Malachi Nelson (USC) USC WR Makai Lemon