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Bay Area Recruiting Notebook

Jaron Leaks brought in his fifth offer. Cliff Jackson / Staff Photo
Jaron Leaks brought in his fifth offer. Cliff Jackson / Staff Photo

St. Ignatius lineman commits to Air Force

St. Ignatius senior offensive lineman Jack Burnett announced he will play at one of the country’s military academies in college.

Burnett committed to Air Force last week, becoming the Falcons’ 45th commitment in the 2021 recruiting class, according to 247Sports. 

Last year, Burnett was a first team all-league selection in the West Catholic Athletic League while helping St. Ignatius to a share of the WCAL crown and a trip to the Central Coast Section Division I playoffs.

Amador Valley standout makes college decision

Amador Valley star linebacker Spencer Oxe is off to the next level.

Oxe, a first team all-league honoree in the East Bay Athletic League as a junior, picked Puget Sound as his college destination over offers from Cobber, Hamline, Trine and Whittier.

Oxe finished with a team-high 78 tackles and nine tackles for loss in 2019, as he and the Dons compiled an 8-2 regular season mark and won the EBAL Valley division title.

Heritage softball player to Boise State

Heritage softball’s Kasey Aguinaga is Division I bound.

Aguinaga, only a junior at Heritage, committed to Boise State during the week and will join a softball program that went 14-11 this past season before the remainder of the schedule was canceled amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Boise State won 36-plus games in 2018 and 2019, appearing in the NCAA Tournament in both of those years.

Local baseball stars commit

A pair of Bay Area baseball players chose their respective college baseball homes.

Dougherty Valley junior Tyler Durant committed to George Fox on Saturday. In four games as a junior, Durant notched two RBI, coming off the heels of a dominant sophomore season in 2019 when he hit .373 and recorded 15 RBI.

Heritage senior pitcher Carson Glavich committed and signed with New Mexico Highlands, part of a stellar Patriots senior class filled with two other signings next to him last week in Felix Dominguez (Minot State) and Gavin Tonkel (Sacramento State).

Offers galore for Bay Area football players

Countless Bay Area football players hauled in offers to compete collegiately over the past seven days. Here is a list of some of the latest offers: 

  • Bellarmine senior running back Joaquin Moreno’s recent success on the recruiting trail became even greater after an offer from Lewis and Clark. Moreno, who led the team with seven rushing scores in 2019, is up to seven offers.
  • Concordia University in Wisconsin offered Heritage senior defensive back Jaden Price on Thursday. Price’s three interceptions his junior campaign were tied for the most in the Bay Valley Athletic League. 
  • St. Ignatius senior athlete Duke Reeder brought in a University of San Diego offer, joining an offer list that also includes preferred walk-on opportunities from Michigan and Stanford. Reeder made the all-WCAL list in his first year of football and is a multi-sport sensation, currently committed to Cornell for lacrosse.
  • St. Patrick-St. Vincent senior athlete Ja’Vione Shepherd was offered by Black Hills State, which was his first offer. Shepherd tallied 18 touchdowns and more than 1,000 yards his junior year en route to an all-league nod.
  • Vacaville Christian senior athlete Jaron Leaks’ monster offseason led to another offer, this time from the Georgia Knights Prep Academy. Leaks – the No. 41 player in the Xclusive Speed Top 45 Powered by West Coast Preps – also boasts offers from La Verne, Pacific, UC Davis and Whittier.

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