|1. Castro Valley (6)
|2. Bishop O’Dowd
|3. De La Salle
|4. St. Joseph Notre Dame
|t6. El Cerrito
|8. San Ramon Valley
|12. Newark Memorial
|14. Deer Valley
|15. Oakland Tech
Others receiving votes: Las Lomas (19-3, 4 points), Castlemont (12-6, 1). The East Bay Prep Boys Basketball Poll is voted on by the prep sports staff of Bay Area News Group-East Bay. Records are through Monday.
One more week, and there is still a lot to be decided…
With National Signing Day now behind us, schools are starting to fill out their rosters with preferred walk-ons, and we’ve got a couple guys that have accepted offers to some pretty good programs.
James Logan’s Ciarra Brewer, who finished second in the 2010 California Interscholastic Federation state track and field girls triple jump finals and won the event in 2009, signed today with Florida.
“I just narrowed it down to basically where I felt the most comfortable and where I could do well and have a good education. It was a hard choice,” Brewer said. She also seriously considered Miami and Texas before choosing the Gators.
Brewer made official visits to those three schools and Texas A & M, and made a decision “probably a week or two weeks ago” but did not make an oral commitment to any college, she said.
“I had a feeling where I belonged,” Brewer said. “I was weighing my options, pros and cons.”
Brewer said that she expects that the triple jump, the long jump, the high jump and maybe the 400-meter relay will be her events at Florida.
Last season, Brewer had the No. 6 mark nationally under all conditions (41 feet, 10 1/4 inches) according to dyestat.com.
McClymonds High offensive lineman Wendell Taiese has committed to Washington State, choosing the Cougars over Arizona State.
The 6-foot-6, 360-pound Taiese visited Arizona State over the weekend before deciding on Washington State, where he visited three weeks ago.
“The academic program was oustanding,” Taiese said. “I know (Washington State’s) going to be something big and I want to be a part of it.”
Taiese is already anticipating Apple Cup meetings with McClymonds teammate Marcus Peters, a defensive back who is headed to Washington.
“I get to play against one of my best friends and tear his head off and not get yelled at by the coach for it,” Taiese said.
Taiese said he’s being looked at to play guard or tackle on either side of the line. He anticipates playing guard as a freshman and sliding over to a tackle position by his sophomore year.