It's a dream for nearly every high school athlete to play at the next level. But with less than one percent of high school athletes moving on to play in college that dream is often a mirage.
However here in Kern County more than a dozen local athletes made their official commitments on national signing day.
#NationalSigningDay @LHS_Patriots! Not seen are J. Love at Utah st, T. Peterson @ CSUMB @ M. Walker at CCC in KS pic.twitter.com/JZF1PbDK0P
— Stephen Hicks (@StephenHicks23) February 3, 2016
Lawrence White, Ridgeview High School, committed back in September to play at Iowa State. He will play defensive back and join Wolf Pack grads Kamari Cotton-Moya and Sheldon Croney in being a Cyclone. (See his athlete of the week!)
Jordan Love graduated from Liberty High School early and is already enrolled at Utah State where he will compete for the quarterback position (AOTW). Krys Barnes, Liberty High School, committed to UCLA back in March and will play linebacker. Quincy Jountti is the third Patriot to move on to play in college and he will play running back at Sacramento State (AOTW)
Josh Boyd (West) will play WR at Wyoming while Jakell Tomlin (Bakersfield) and Chance Cooper (Highland, AOTW) signed to play with Minot State in North Dakota. Kaharri Johnson (South) who played tackle and nose guard committed to Cincinnati Christian.
Trevor Peterson (Liberty, AOTW) signed this morning with Cal State Monterry Bay. Miles Burditt (Centennial) committed to San Francisco State.
Kristin Amarikwa (Frontier, AOTW) is signing with San Jose State while her teammates Erika Sierra and Melanie Grove are heading to Louisiana-Lafayette. Payton Armijo (Highland, AOTW) and Bethany Fitzsimmons are both signing with Cal State Northridge while Gricelda Gomez (Foothill) and Kayla Duerksen (Liberty) are both signing with Metro State in Denver. Sophie Freeman (Garces) is staying in Bakersfield signing with CSUB and Bailey Cockrill (Liberty) is going to Cal State San Marcos. Delaney Beck (Garces) signed with Campbell University.
Madison Walker (Liberty) signed with Central Christian College in Kansas. Ashley Yasin (Kern Valley) is set to play at Hesston College.
Three football players from Bakersfield College are moving on to a four year university. Dominic Frasch, who played cornerback, committed to Cal Poly just like his grandfather Carl Bowser. Jarred Dorton, an offensive tackle, will sign with East Carolina while Jordan Nichols, linebacker, Dixie State in Utah. All three are expected to start.
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