The summer for big EBAL news continued today with word that Monte Vista QB Drew McAllister committed to USC on Sunday night. According to Drew, it came down to Cal and USC and I’m sure many thought Cal was a mortal lock because both his parents went there and his dad played football there. Everyone I talked to though expressed great admiration for the process McAllister went through in deciding which school to attend. I, for one, certainly can’t knock a football player for wanting to play for Pete Carroll and the machine he has established in Los Angeles.
The interesting thing to come from all of this is that McAllister’s last season under center will also be his last at Monte Vista. He said that in college he will play safety for USC. He told me that schools really like him as an athlete and that he’s looking forward to the new challenge. MV coach Craig Bergman referred to his star QB as a flat-out, all-around good football player who is extremely sharp mentally. That quality, and the fact that McAllister showed sprinter speed in the spring when he ran the 100 meter dash, should serve him well as he transitions to the defensive side of the ball.
Pick up tomorrow’s paper to read more about McAllister’s decision.
- Ben Enos