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Prothro commits to UCLA for track and field

By Phil Jensen
Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 at 5:11 pm in Uncategorized.

James Logan High’s Jeffrey Prothro Jr. orally committed to UCLA today to compete in track and field.
“I felt that was the best place for me,” he said.
Prothro placed fourth in the boys triple jump at the Califonia Interscholastic Federation state championships with a mark of 48 feet, 10 1/4 inches. That was the sixth-longest mark in the state all season and ranked 21st in the nation.
He has also had an outstanding football season this year for the Colts, quarterbacking them to a North Coast Section Division I semifinal matchup against California on Saturday.
He said that the UCLA football program did not recruit him, and that he considered pursuing a football scholarship to other colleges, “but the (recruiting interest) was kind of quiet.”
Prothro said that he also seriously considered Texas A & M to compete in track and field.
“But it was a little far. I just felt more comfortable at UCLA. It’s close to home, but it’s far enough,” said Prothro, who took official visits to both universities. “I felt very welcomed when I went (to UCLA for an official visit). The coaches and athletes made me feel at home. I could see myself being there…. and being successful.

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  • seven72deuce

    Congrats. Double sport if you can pull it off and try out as an athlete for the football team!

  • colt fan

    Congratulations Jeffery ! We are proud of you

  • sean dean

    this kid is atheletic

  • dj falong

    Good job J PRO now go out there and have a career game against Cal high. Don’t let this be your last game you still have work to do lets goooo !!!!!.

  • MtEdenHomer

    Congrats. So you’re telling me that the 4th best triple jump at CIF was the 21st best mark in the nation? Great athletes coming out of California!

  • Logan Fan

    Congrats JP! You made it to one of the best programs on the west coast.