On Sept. 1, the first day college coaches could contact rising junior recruits, San Ramon Valley boys lacrosse midfielder Charlie Iler picked up the phone and did not know exactly what was about to transpire. On the other end of the phone was John Grant Jr., who was hired as an assistant men’s lacrosse coach…

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Being an underdog is something Northgate senior receiver/linebacker Andrew Daigle is used to. Daigle, who only started playing contact football when he arrived as a freshman at Northgate, was never looked at in the same light as others around him. He was never given the same acclaim – something that has always driven him. “I…

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As soon as Preston Gullum strapped on the pads, he knew football was for him. “I was roughly around 8 years old when I started playing, and I’ve just loved it and never stopped,” Gullum said. From early times to now, the Vintage junior lineman has built himself a reputation as one of the top…

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From the beginning of his sophomore season to now, Silver Creek junior defensive back Aisosa Amas has grown every which way. Amas was around 130-135 pounds in the second week of the 2019 season. Today, back by increasing his numbers in the weight room by nearly 100 pounds, he is well beyond that size now.…

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The Xclusive Speed Top 45 Powered by West Coast Preps is officially here, with Nos. 45-41 for football launching today and followed by Nos. 40-36 coming out next Monday, Oct. 26. The entire list will feature five players each week, culminating with the top five players in the Bay Area rounding out the preseason player…

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Valley Christian tight end commits Valley Christian junior tight end Sam Roush will stay close to home for his next venture. Roush, one of the top five tight ends nationally in the 2022 class by 247Sports, committed to Stanford on Monday afternoon, becoming the first pledge in the 2022 recruiting class. Roush, who finished with…

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There’s only one thing on Clayton Valley CHarter senior athlete Erik Chrisoffersen’s mind: getting an opportunity to play college ball. “It’s the only thing in my mind and my heart,” Christoffersen said. “That’s it. That’s the only thing I think about and work for every day.” Nobody in his family has gone on to play…

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Kweke Garth Jr. does everything right at Skyline. There’s nothing the Skyline running back/defensive back can’t do well. Just ask Skyline head coach Joe Bates, who has watched him mold from a youngster rolling through the football program into a blossoming star in every sense of the word in Oakland. “Kweke is a good kid,”…

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