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Juarez earns trip to The Opening

by Greg Katz

LOS ANGELES — It figured that when upwards of 400 talented high school football players gathered Sunday for the Nike Football Opening Regional Los Angeles at Redondo Beach (Calif.) Union High, there would be some blue chippers for the class of 2016 that would be as powerful and majestic as the nearby Pacific Ocean.

One such athlete in attendance was nationally acclaimed ESPN Junior 300 prospect and USC Trojans commit Mique Juarez (Torrance, Calif./North). While he’s listed by most scouting services as a dual-threat quarterback/linebacker, Juarez performed with the linebackers during this weekend’s competition.

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Greg Katz

Now entering his 59th season of either writing, broadcasting, or just plain watching USC football, WeAreSC columnist Greg Katz began his affiliation with the website back in 2001, introducing his well-received O/NSO (The Obvious/The Not So Obvious) column and later adding his respected IMHO Sunday opinion and tidbits column. Greg, a former ESPN.com college football columnist covering USC, is also a member of the Football Writer's Association of America. He is also known in Southern California as a professional public address announcer, having called the the 1996 Rose Bowl Game between USC and Northwestern. Greg also holds a master's degree in athletic administration and was a former varsity high school coach of 27 years.

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