The Hornets survived football signing day with no casualties that we know of. However, Hornets Coach Marshall Sperbeck said he did lose out on a few area recruits that he thought he could get. He didn’t name any names. We will name some other names with today’s links:
Today’s video featured one of the local recruits, Deon Ransom. Here’s a surprising performance from last season when he and Elk Grove ran over local power Grant High:
In Signing Day news:
* Here’s SacStateSports.com’s recap story on signing day for the Hornets.
* SacStateSports.com had capsules on every signee, and a video on nearly every one, too. We’ll republish those capsules in one post later today.
* The Sacramento Bee had a combined look the Sac State and UC Davis signing days.
* Capital Public Radio published a short radio story on area kids in signing day.
* The Stockton Record wrote about how West High’s Deon Pinder shunned Sac State’s football offer for a track scholarship with Oklahoma.
* The Idaho Press-Tribune had a blurb on Sac High’s Devin Benjamin, who was discovered during the Bengals’ visit to Sac State last season.
* The Contra Costa Times recapped the East Bay recruits, including Sac State’s Nehimiah Mitchell.
* The San Jose Mercury-News recapped the South Bay recruits, including Josh Lauese.
* ESPNLA.com recapped the Southern California signings, including Edmund Faimalo and Sapule Ta’Amilo.
* The San Luis Obispo Tribune recapped its area signings, including Casey Dakin.
* The Long Beach Press-Telegram recapped its signees, including receiver Kyle Roberts.
* The North County Times had a photo of Sapule Ta’amilo at his signing.
* Here’s the Sacramento State press release on signing day.
* The Santa Rose Press-Democrat mentioned two women’s soccer signees, Alyssa Anderson and Michelle Cella.
In other Hornets-related Sports news:
* In shocking news, the Palo Alto Patch.com site reported that Foothills College’s Doug Boyett, who replaced Sperbeck as football coach five years ago, died in his sleep last week. He was 52.