Mater Dei picks up big RB transfer from Stockton (Edison) Mr.Tim Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 37 Likes Received: 43 Jan 15, 2020 #1 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. RobertSmithLA likes this.