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Bay Area Recruiting Notebook

Julian Jackson runs the 40-yard dash at the Routes vs. Coverage Showcase on Nov. 7, 2020. Cliff Jackson / Staff Photo
Julian Jackson runs the 40-yard dash at the Routes vs. Coverage Showcase on Nov. 7, 2020. Cliff Jackson / Staff Photo

Bellarmine baseball commitment

Bellarmine senior left-handed pitcher William Gnibus committed to the University of Portland.

Gnibus appeared in three games for Bellarmine as a junior and allowed two hits.

Another Fresno State 2022 commit

Local Bay Area football players continue to choose Fresno State.

Benicia junior defensive end Miles Bailey committed to Fresno State on Tuesday, becoming the third commitment overall in the 2022 recruiting class for the Bulldogs that includes four players total – all of which hail from Bay Area or Northern California schools. The others: Jesse Bethel athlete Simeon Harris, Lincoln-Stockton athlete Jomarion Briggs and St. Mary’s-Stockton defensive end Jahzon Jacks.

Bailey finished with 30 tackles, seven tackles for loss and four sacks in Benicia’s run to a North Coast Section Division III semifinals appearance his sophomore season.

Berean Christian athlete picks Mayville State

Berean Christian senior athlete George Davisson committed to Mayville State, an NAIA school in North Dakota.

Davisson – whose other offers included Carthage, Culver-Stockton and Puget Sound – finished with 37 solo tackles, seven fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles as a junior. 

Local junior colleges land numerous commitments

A slew of Bay Area athletes announced they will take their football talents to local junior colleges.

Four players committed to the City College of San Francisco: 

  • James Logan senior athlete Jeremy Jones was the first to announce his verbal pledge to the City College of San Francisco.
  • College Park senior offensive lineman Colton Bonnington picked the City College of San Francisco. Bonnington is a two-time first team all-league honoree. 
  • Encinal senior receiver Keirr Stewart joined the fray of Bay Area products picking the junior college route at the City College of San Francisco. Stewart led Encinal in receiving in 2019 while the Jets won 11 games and advanced to the North Coast Section Division V championship game.
  • Rancho Cotate senior lineman Max Jones committed to CCSF. Jones and Rancho Cotate won North Coast Section and Northern California titles in 2019.

Two players from Skyline committed to Foothill College: 

  • Skyline senior linebacker and defensive lineman Demarion Jones chose Foothill College. 
  • Skyline senior safety Julian Jackson committed to Foothill College on Friday. Jackson, a varsity captain and all-city honoree, finished with 36 tackles, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a junior in Skyline’s 9-3 season.

One player committed to the College of San Mateo: 

  • Menlo-Atherton senior lineman David Sulunga will go to junior college right nearby in San Mateo. Menlo-Atherton won a league title Sulunga’s junior year. 

Bay Area offers

  • Cardinal Newman boys basketball senior Hayden Johnson received an offer from Pacific.
  • San Ramon Valley junior offensive lineman Jackson Brown was offered by San Jose State. Brown also has a Colorado offer.
  • Serra junior athlete Hassan Mahasin’s eighth Division I offer came from Boise State, joining Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Florida Atlantic, New Mexico, San Jose State and Utah State. Mahasin tallied 434 rushing yards and 292 receiving yards while Serra won Central Coast Section and Northern California titles in 2019.
  • Valley Christian senior lineman William Wright received his sixth offer, this time from Puget Sound. His other offers: Carthage, La Verne, Luther, Pacific and Whittier.

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