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Bay Area Recruiting Notebook

Menlo-Atherton receiver Jalen Moss works out in Menlo Park on Nov. 24, 2020. Chris Jackson / Staff Photo
Menlo-Atherton receiver Jalen Moss works out in Menlo Park on Nov. 24, 2020. Chris Jackson / Staff Photo

Dublin pitcher commits to San Marcos

Dublin senior left-handed pitcher Nolan Long committed to Cal State San Marcos.

Long made the most of his opportunity as a junior during a shortened 2020 season, pitching 11.2 scoreless innings and striking out 19 batters while Dublin recorded a perfect 6-0 record.

Three Bay Area Division I football commitments

A trio of Bay Area linemen committed to Division I programs over the last week.

  • Bishop O’Dowd senior Matthew Shaddle committed to Southern Oregon. Shaddle was called up to the varsity squad for the playoffs when he was a freshman.
  • De La Salle senior defensive tackle and offensive guard Matt Malone chose Dixie State, picking Dixie State over offers from Puget Sound and Southern Oregon. Malone and De La Salle won a North Coast Section title a year ago.
  • Marin Catholic senior offensive guard Dawson Brown committed to San Jose State. Brown, who also had an offer from the College of Idaho, helped Marin Catholc rush for 2,828 yards and 13 games while averaging 7.1 yards per carry as part of its offensive line.

Freedom athlete picks Rocky Mountain College

Freedom senior athlete DeNiro Killian Jr. announced he will play college football at Rocky Mountain College, an NAIA school in Montana.

Killian Jr. was an All-Bay Valley Athletic League selection his junior year, totaling 549 receiving yards and two touchdowns in 10 contests. He amassed 70 yards three times and registered a 103-yard effort versus California.

Bay Area offers: 

  • Benicia junior defensive back Croix Stewart’s fourth Division I offer came from another Mountain West program in San Diego State. His other three offers all hail from Mountain West universities – Colorado State, Fresno State and San Jose State.
  • De La Salle sophomore tight end Cooper Flanagan notched his first Division I offer from California. 
  • Heritage senior defensive back Jaden Price’s latest offer came from Iowa Wesleyan, part of an offer list that also features schools like Concordia, Hamline, Pacific and Puget Sound. Price’s three interceptions in 2019 were tied for the most in the Bay Valley Athletic League, tagging alongside his 28 tackles and two forced fumbles.
  • Menlo-Atherton junior receiver Jalen Moss was offered by Fresno State, adding to a list that includes Arizona State, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Oregon State and UNLV. Moss shined as a sophomore when he had 28 catches for 541 yards and nine touchdowns, along with two interceptions defensively.
  • Iowa Wesleyan became the first school to offer Oak Grove senior linebacker and fullback Isaac Morales, who was apart of an Eagles squad that won 10 games and was a Central Coast Section Division II runner-up his junior year.
  • Pittsburg sophomore quarterback Jaden Rashada added an Arizona offer, part of a recruitment that features Arizona State, Auburn, California, Oregon State, Penn State, San Diego State, San Jose State and Utah offers. Rashada’s connection at Arizona includes his former head coach when he played at Liberty as a freshman, Ryan Partridge, who recently was hired at Arizona as the Director of High School Scouting and Recruiting. 
  • Colorado offered San Ramon Valley junior offensive lineman Jackson Brown. 
  • Valley Christian sophomore Jurrion Dickey’s high-profile recruiting continues growing, with an offer from Arizona becoming his latest news. Dickey – a consensus four-star recruit with other offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, California, Oregon State and San Jose State – led a run-heavy Valley Christian squad with 541 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.
  • Valley Christian senior lineman William Wright’s fifth offer came from Luther College. His other four offers: Carthage, La Verne, Pacific and Whittier.

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