Another batch of Trinity League football players cemented their college plans by signing letters of intent on Dec. 18.
That put them among a small percentage of high school athletes who earned the opportunity to compete at the next level while also acquiring a higher education.
Before the ink even dried on those signatures, however, recruiters were already looking over their shoulders of those athletes and focusing on the next crop of standout players.
The Trinity League, which sent about a dozen football players to major college programs from San Diego to Tuscaloosa, figures to be another heavy supplier of talent next year as well.
While this year’s class will likely be remembered for the wealth of talented skill players, next year’s group appears loaded with standout defensive players and a few really good offensive linemen.
One of the most impressive offensive skill players in next year’s signing class is Mater Dei wide receiver Kyron Ware-Hudson, who has already verbally committed to Oregon.
The Ducks had an inside track on Ware-Hudson because his brother, Keyon Ware-Hudson, was a redshirt freshman defensive lineman for Oregon last season.
“Not a lot of people can say that they played with their brother in college,” Kyron Ware-Hudson told reporters after making his commitment.
Kobah Fuamatu, a Mater Dei linebacker who signed with San Diego State, was the lone defensive player from last season’s team to sign a letter of intent, but the Monarchs figure to have several players from that side of the ball land scholarships next year.
Mater Dei cornerback Jaylin Davies is the top-rated 2021 player at his position on the West Coast by Rivals.com and already owns offers from UCLA and Alabama.
In the biggest win of the season for Mater Dei, Davies had a late interception to preserve a 38-24 victory against St. John Bosco, securing the Trinity League title for the Monarchs.
Mater Dei linebacker Raesjon Davis also has an offer from UCLA, as well as out-of-state powers such as Auburn, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State and Oklahoma.
Davis had 16.5 tackles for loss last season and proved to be just as effective in pass coverage.
Mater Dei defensive end Tyler Narayan is another first-team all-Trinity League selection as a junior, and he’s drawing tremendous interest from major colleges as well.
Santa Margarita did not have a player sign a letter of intent from the Class of 2020, but the Eagles figure to have at least one next year.
Derek Wilkins had four Pac-12 offers at the end of December, and the defensive end figures to pile on many more over the next few months.
JSerra linebacker Jaden Genova also figures to be Pac-12 bound after picking up an early offer from Oregon.
Genova is the younger brother of Jack Genova, who starred at linebacker for Mater Dei during the 2017 season.
One of the top offensive lineman in the Southland next season figures to be Ross Maseuli of JSerra.
He recently took an official visit to Michigan the same weekend the Wolverines hosted arch-rival Ohio State.
“The visit was amazing,” Maseuli said. “I loved the football facilities and how nice the coaching staff and recruiting coordinators were.”