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2012 National Signing Day: One of the best ever football recruiting class

SACRAMENTO, CA - The football recruiting class of 2012 could be remembered as one of the best crop of student athletes in the history of the Sacramento region.

On Wednesday, the Pac-12 heavy recruitment of the area landed eight blue chip athletes including the Grant Pacers Shaq Thompson (DB) who signed with Washington. Oregon bound Arik Armstead (DE) from Pleasant Grove. Whitney's Jake Rodrigues (QB) and Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick (TE) will attend Oregon and USC. And the UCLA Bruins landing Cosumnes Oaks' Marcus Rios (CB) and Sheldon's Nate Iese (TE).

Check out individual stories on the top football recruits, and check out full video interviews and photo slideshows with:

Nicky Kelly Casa Roble OL Humboldt State
Cameron Buell Casa Roble LB Humboldt State
Austin Young Colfax QB Southern Utah
Marcus Rios Cosumnes Oaks DB UCLA
Michael Thomas Cosumnes Oaks WR UNLV
Andrew Williams Cosumnes Oaks SS Idaho
LeDontrae Gooden Cosumnes Oaks LB Southern Oregon
Norman Sadler Del Campo DB Cal Poly
Alex Bertrando Del Oro LB Nevada
Josh Letuligasenoa Elk Grove OL Cal Poly
Steven Moore Elk Grove OL Cal
Deon Ransom Elk Grove RB Sacramento State
Watson Tautuiaki Elk Grove OL Western Oregon
Jordan Alleva Folsom OL San Diego
Yuvraaja Madra Folsom OL Weber State
Carson McMurtrey Folsom WR Cal Poly
Tanner Trosin Folsom QB Cal Poly
Doug Vernon Folsom WR Cornell
Gavin Andrews Granite Bay OL Oregon State
Charles Faraimo Grant OL Nevada
Shaq Thompson Grant DB Washington
J.T. Frank Jesuit TE Holy Cross
John Wiernicki Liberty Ranch LB Air Force
Charles Howard Lincoln-Stk DL UNLV
Connor Keith Nevada Union FB San Diego State
Alex Sarner Nevada Union OL San Diego
Dylan Collie Oak Ridge WR BYU
William Boule Oak Ridge OL Eastern Washington
John David-Smith Oak Ridge K Southern Oregon
Arik Armstead Pleasant Grove DE Oregon
D.J. Dunn Pleasant Grove LB Air Force
Desmond Lewis Pleasant Grove DB Air Force
Marcus White Pleasant Grove K UC Davis
Zac Cunha Roseville QB Minot State
Tobin Gramyk Roseville OL San Diego
Jalen Angel-White Sacramento SS San Diego
Devin Benjamin Sacramento WR Idaho State
Nate Iese Sheldon TE UCLA
Darion Jackson Sheldon LB Southern Oregon
Antonio Perez Sheldon DL Idaho
Kyi Thomas Sheldon WR Sacramento State
Bowe Merin St. Mary's QB Eastern Washington
Logan Smith Vista del Lago WR San Diego
Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick Whitney TE USC
Corey Palin Whitney WR Butler
Jake Rodrigues Whitney QB Oregon
Austin Keppel Woodcreek OL Western Colorado
Dalen Jones Woodland WR Fresno State


Madeline Schiffel Cornerstone Soccer University S.F.
Miranda Bailey Del Oro Soccer BYU
Lauren Gollnick Del Oro Soccer Dominican University
Caitlyn Kretzchmar Folsom Soccer San Diego
Christy Cooper Granite Bay Soccer Air Force
Cody Giddings Granite Bay Soccer West Point
Avery Hutchinson Granite Bay Soccer William Jessup
Dorien Johnk Granite Bay Soccer Loyola Marymount
Kayla Karlsson Granite Bay Soccer Cincinatti
Ty Thompson Granite Bay Soccer Granite Bay
Andrew Murch Granite Bay Swimming UOP
Zach Green Jesuit Baseball Oregon State
Peter Wajda Jesuit Soccer Chico State
Christopher Macasaet Jesuit Golf UOP
Nick Kramer Jesuit Swimming Georgetown
Tiffany Reimers Oak Ridge Soccer CS Fullerton
Mandy McBroom Oak Ridge Soccer UC Irvine
Lance Berringer Oak Ridge Baseball Nevada
Laura Sende Oak Ridge Basketball Westmont
Kendall Boshart Oakmont Soccer Point Loma Nazarene
Connor Swartz Ponderosa Soccer Virginia Polytechnic
Devon Hamersley Rio Americano Soccer Kansas Wesleyan
Joey Haug Rocklin Soccer Air Force
Emily Huska Rocklin Soccer Humboldt
Mike Mazzoni Rocklin Soccer William Jessup
Kelcey DeCarlo Roseville Soccer Humboldt
Haley Hughes St. Francis Soccer UC Davis
Elizabeth "Missy" Riehl St. Francis Crew Pennsylvania
Jennifer Lum St. Francis Soccer Sacramento State
Mikaela Arnstein Truckee Soccer Colorado
Jesse McGinley Truckee Soccer UNC
Bert Corona Union Mine Soccer Sacramento State
Tim Fairley Vista del Lago Soccer UCLA
Loree Olson Whitney Swimming Washington State
Mary Mae Caldwell Whitney Soccer CS Fullerton
Emily Chalfant Woodcreek Soccer Point Loma Nazarene
Rachel Dortch Woodcreek Soccer Sonoma State
Marissa Griffin Woodcreek Soccer Sierra College
Lauen Hayano Woodcreek Soccer S.F. State

By Bryan May, BMay@News10.net

Twitter: BMayNews10


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