by Jeff Fisher
Wednesday night, San Clemente High School held its annual Spring NCAA Showcase that was attended by 30-35 college coaches from all-levels. Some of the schools in attendance in alphabetical order were — Asuza Pacific, Boise St., BYU, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Orange Coast College, Saddleback College, San Diego State, Stanford, Stony Brook, UCLA, Utah, Villanova and Washington St.
Head coach Jaime Ortiz says that offensive lineman Donte Harrington received an offer from Cal Poly during the showcase.
Triton offensive tackle Tucker Scott (Class of 2016), whose father Lance Scott played in the NFL with the New York Giants, has already given his verbal commitment to Utah. Tight end Cole Fotheringham (Class of 2016) has five offers — Boise St., BYU, Nevada, Utah and Utah St. Running back Brandon Reaves (Class of 2017) has been offered by Colorado St.
One of the biggest jobs facing Ortiz in 2015 is finding a replacement for quarterback Sam Darnold, who heads to USC after a career that saw him become one of Orange County’s most-honored athletes of all-time. Darnold was a star in football and basketball and played in January’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
In addition to Darnold, Class of 2015 linebacker Ryan Whimpey is headed to playing on Saturday’s at Boise St.