Tuesday, January 24, 2012

White Commits to UC-Davis; Armstead, Who Knows?

One of the nicest young men you'd ever want to meet has one of the strongest kicking legs to ever come from an Elk Grove-area high school. Pleasant Grove High School placekicker/punter Marcus White emailed the Citizen to announce he will sign a National Letter-of-Intent to play for Coach Bob Biggs at UC-Davis, the same school where his father played.

PG's Marcus White signing with the Aggies
"I am excited to work with Coach Biggs for one year before he retires as he was my dad's position coach when he played for UC Davis back in the early 80's," White wrote. 

White averaged more than 41 yards a punt last season for the Sac-Joaquin Section runner-ups and scored 107 points on 95 PAT's and four field goals.

All Elk Grove-area football players will officially sign their letters next Weds., Feb. 1 at 4:30 p.m. at the Trigg Building. The big question right now is where White's big teammate, lineman Arik Armstead will play his college football.

He has told Joe Davidson at the Bee that he is going to host in-home meetings with schools such as Cal, Auburn, Alabama, USC and Notre Dame. Plus, according to Davidson, Armstead will make his decision official on Feb. 1.

That could mean that the 6-8, 285-pounder could be the star of the show at the Trigg Building that afternoon. With White's commitment, I count 12 EGUSD student/athletes that will sign their LOI that afternoon.

Those who have announced their college intentions are (by school):

Pleasant Grove -
   White - UC-Davis
   Desmond Lewis - Air Force Academy
   Armstead - ?
Sheldon -
   Nate Iese - UCLA
   Antonio Perez - Idaho
   Kyi Thomas - Sacramento State
Elk Grove -
   Steven Moore - Cal
   Deon Ransom - Sacramento State
   Josh Letuligasenoa - Cal Poly/San Luis Obispo
Cosumnes Oaks -
   Marcus Rios - UCLA
   Michael Thomas - UNLV
   Andrew Williams - Idaho

And, there could be more by then. PG's running back Mark Jenkins hasn't been heard from. Same thing from teammate D.J. Dunn. 

It could be a crowded board room at the Trigg Building next Weds.

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