Amid the flurry and excitement of college football's National Signing Day, a pair of Gahr High School students signed their letters of intent Wednesday to join Pac-12 programs starting in the fall.
Dwayne Washington, the 6-foot-1, 250-pound wide receiver, made it official committing to the Washington Huskies. Named to the Long Beach Press-Telegram "Dream Team" after the 2011 season, the Lakewood resident finished his senior season with 66 catches for 1,338 yards (averaging 20-plus yards per catch) and 15 touchdowns. In one of his most notable performances, he posted 10 receptions for a season-high 205 yards and two touchdowns in the Gladiators win over Lynwood, helping lead the team to a 7-3 overall record this season. Washington is also a sprinter and long jumper on Gahr's track team.
The Huskies football staff completed its 2012 class with 25 signed commitments -- a class that is ranked 22nd by Scout.com.
Delshawn McClellon, the 5-foot-9, 165-pound wide receiver, will be donning a Utah Utes uniform next season. Earning recognition as an all-league, all-area, all-CIF player, the Gladiators' three-year starter finished as the state's third all-time career receiver with 214 catches (74 catches for 859 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore , 74 catches for 1,116 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior and 66 receptions for 1,049 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior), according to the Utes signing class biographies. McClellon, who also ran track for Gahr and earned three letters, is also an honor roll student.
The Utah football staff's 2012 recruiting class includes 28 signed commitments, earning the 32nd slot on Scout.com's rankings.