Jurrion Dickey makes his decision
Valley Christian wide receiver Jurrion Dickey, a first-team all-Bay Area News Group selection as a junior last season, had narrowed his college choices to five Power 5 schools.
Monday, surrounded by family and friends at the Boys & Girls Club in East Palo Alto where he grew up, he cut the list to one.
Dickey pulled a bucket cap from a box and announced that he “will be taking his talents to the University of Oregon.”
He chose the Ducks over USC, UCLA, Washington and Penn State.
“My young man did it GO DUCKS,” Dickey’s mother, Shirri Brockett, wrote on Facebook. “He has made me the proudest Mommie in the world.”
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Dickey, rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports.com, was the West Catholic Athletic League’s receiver of the year last season. He led the Central Coast Section among stats reported to MaxPreps with 78 receptions for 1,304 yards and 19 TDs.
Dickey made headlines in February when he and his mother appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show to relive a viral video in which Dickey weaved through teammates after catching a winning touchdown pass in a 7-on-7 game last summer to celebrate with Brockett.
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“I call him my miracle child,” Brockett said on the show. “That’s because when Jurrion had torn his meniscus, that’s when we found out that he had an abnormal meniscus. He was 14 years old. He had surgery and the doctors told him that he probably wouldn’t play football anymore.
“It had broken him. Now he’s in high school, junior, with 21 football scholarship offers. … I just pray that he fulfills his dream, to be able to play in the NFL.”
No. 2 St. Francis 11, Presentation 1
Sydney Stewart homered and knocked in four runs and Jessica Oakland homered, tripled and drove in three to lead St. Francis, playing at home in Mountain View, to a victory over Presentation in a WCAL game.
Carly Cummings had three hits and two RBIs and Kate Munnerlyn struck out nine in five innings for the Lancers, who improved to 21-2 overall and 6-0 in the league.
Presentation is 2-14, 1-5.
No. 18 Willow Glen 14, Prospect 3
Willow Glen scored nine runs in the top of the fourth to break open the game as it closed in on the Blossom Valley Athletic League Santa Teresa Division title with a rout of host Prospect.
The Rams (21-2, 10-0) lead by three games with four to play.
Haley Ocumen had two hits, including a home run, and four RBIs and McKenna Campbell had three hits, including a triple, and two RBIs to lead Willow Glen.
Carly Smithers had a hit and scored a run for Prospect (9-10, 4-5).
Acalanes 15, Campolindo 4
Emme Young went 3 for 4, drove in three runs and scored twice and Sophia Alvarado had four RBIs as Acalanes rolled to a victory on the road over Campolindo in Diablo Athletic League Valley Division play.
Acalanes improved to 8-9, 5-1.
Nikita Vayner doubled and knocked in a run for Campolindo (4-9, 3-3).
Sequoia 8, Hillsdale 6
Max Stalllings had four hits, including two doubles, and scored two runs and Jack Lanham had three hits and drove in four runs to propel Sequoia to a win on the road over Hillsdale in Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division play.
Sequoia improved to 8-13-1, 6-5.
CJ Eftekhari went 2 for 2 with a homer and three RBIs for Hillsdale (11-11, 2-9).
Hayward 10, Mt. Eden 0
Jeremiah Caldwell had a hit and three RBIs and Alex Cordoba and Diego Hernandez each knocked in two runs as Hayward routed visiting Mt. Eden in a West Alameda County Conference Shoreline Division game.
Hayward is 9-10-1, 5-2. Mt. Eden fell to 3-9, 2-6.