Mater Dei picks up big RB transfer from Stockton (Edison)

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  1. Mater Dei picks up big RB transfer from Stockton (Edison)
    Mr.Tim

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    Jan 15, 2020 at 6:17 PM
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    From the Stockton Record.

    Edison sophomore running back Raleek Brown who rushed for nearly 2,700 yards in two seasons and was being recruited by national football programs such as Alabama and Oregon has transferred to Mater Dei in Santa Ana.

    Mater Dei athletic director Tia Meza confirmed Brown’s enrollment in the school on Monday, according to The Orange County Register.

    Roscoe Brown and Raleek have already moved to Southern California and Raleek’s first day at the new school will be Tuesday.

    “Coming out of eighth grade and going into high school, our plan was to never really go to Edison,” Roscoe Brown said in a telephone interview Monday. “We had moved to Utah and Raleek didn’t really like it. We moved back...our home school was our first choice as far as Stockton. Raleek never wanted to be in Stockton to play football. Going to Mater Dei wasn’t no football, it was a life decision, not just football.”

    Raleek Brown starred in his two seasons at Edison. He rushed for more than 1,700 yards during his freshman season in 2018. Last year, he ran for 996 yards and tallied 16 touchdowns while adding 667 receiving yards and nine scores.

    According to 247sports, Brown is the 18th-ranked player and the No. 1-ranked running back in the 2022 college football recruiting class. He has scholarship offers from Alabama, Michigan, Oregon and USC among others.


    “We wish Raleek the best,” Edison athletic director Richie Lynch said. “The family did what they thought was best for him and we wish them good luck.”

    Edison head football coach Booker Guyton could not be reached for comment Monday night.

    “It’s what Raleek has always wanted to do. He always wanted to go to a private school,” Roscoe Brown said ” ... Raleek’s pretty excited. He just feels like it is going to get him ready for the next level on and off the field, more so educational-wise.”

    Mater Dei is a national football powerhouse, and is currently the second-ranked team in the country according to MaxPreps. This season, the Monarchs advanced to the Division 1 California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Finals before losing 39-34 to St. John Bosco, the No. 1 team in the nation.
     
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  2. racea911

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    Jan 15, 2020 at 6:26 PM
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    Mater Dei has already ruined high school football in Orange County, why not ruin it in all of California?
     
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    Jan 15, 2020 at 9:58 PM
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    Raleek is small (5-7), but he’s really good and has been a known prospect for a couple years already.
     
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    Jan 16, 2020 at 1:23 AM
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    Private schools have done a lot of damage to California football for the last 30 years.
     
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    Jan 16, 2020 at 8:06 AM
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    That's like saying the Champions League has ruined all of English football (soccer). Changed the dynamics? Sure. Ruined? Get real.
     
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    Jan 16, 2020 at 8:08 AM
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    Is he an MJD type? I was super bummed when MJD chose fucla.
     
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    Jan 16, 2020 at 8:29 AM
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    It's a business and that's why you have to recruit differently now.
     
  8. Trojans2015

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    Jan 16, 2020 at 10:14 AM
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    I think the reaction here should be more positive. Since he's a class of 2022 recruit, he'll likely still be uncommitted and a year away from signing if we fire Helton next year (granted, I don't want to assume that prematurely but I still have hope it will be done next year), and if he's at Mater Dei we'd be better positioned to land him under the new coach than if he was at Edison. We really need to rebuild the MD pipeline, we've let too many guys get away the last couple years (including Raesjon Davis from the class of 2021).

    2022 looks like a pretty good class at RB regionally. Rayshon Luke is a top 80 player currently, Jaydn Ott out of Bishop Gorman is a 5 star (currently committed to Oregon though), as is Gavin Sawchuck from Colorado.
     
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    Jan 16, 2020 at 10:30 AM
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    Well...as long as Mater Dei "wasn't no football..."
     
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  10. CoronaTrojanFan

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    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:01 PM
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    Well at least one program in southern California knows how to recruit ..............
     
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    Jan 16, 2020 at 12:16 PM
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    Wish we could recruit top players
     
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    Jan 16, 2020 at 3:45 PM
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    Very real.
    Kids instead of going to the local schools go to those private schools and quite a few then transfer back to finish at the local school. So it's not a a better education thing.
    Kids don't even go to the close private schools just a small amount of schools.
    California football has basically become about 8 to 9 schools and occasional talents elsewhere.
     
  13. AMLTrojan

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    OK now do USC during the McKay era.
     
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    Jan 16, 2020 at 7:31 PM
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    Hmmmm does a little known back from San Diego who went to USC at about that same time ring any bells ? I think his name was Ricky or Reggie something ; )
     

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