Santa Rosa Junior College’s Brandyn Reed and Donn Pritchett are among the former Empire football stars who are expected to sign national letters of intent on Feb. 4, which is National Signing Day.
According to SRJC defensive coordinator Lenny Wagner, Reed, a 6-foot-4 All-American wide receiver from Windsor High, has received scholarship offers from Marshall and Akron.
Pritchett, a 6-6, 290-pound defensive lineman from Santa Rosa, has received offers from Kansas, Fresno State and San Jose State.
All-American cornerback Brandon Driver has received offers from UCLA, Fresno State, Utah State and San Jose State despite suffering a torn ACL in SRJC’s 28-20 win against Sierra College at the West Bank Bowl in November. Driver’s injury was initially thought to be more serious, but he is already walking without a brace or crutches after undergoing surgery three weeks ago.
A host of other Bear Cubs are expected to sign with Division I-AA or Division II schools. That group includes wide receivers Terrence Bell (Piner) and Matt Larson (Maria Carrillo), offensive lineman Riordan Gomez (Casa Grande) and Kevin Van Kirk, running backs Jarrel Davis and Darryl Valdez, defensive tackle Zane Finger and safeties Terrance Brannic and Anthony Laws.
Three Bear Cubs signed letters of intent in December during the early signing period for junior college players: Quarterback Adam Froman (Maria Carrillo) signed with Louisville, linebacker Jarred Pereira signed with Sacramento State and offensive lineman Tobin Cameron (Healdsburg) signed with Old Dominion.