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Long Beach Poly Signing Day

Signing Day At Long Beach Poly

There was some big breaking news at Poly, where the school held a ceremony in its newly-renovated auditorium to recognize the 17 seniors who’ve signed athletic scholarships.

Football players Elijah Juarez and Kenyon Reed announced they’re going to Arizona State and Kansas State, respectively.

Juarez will join a huge group of Jackrabbits, many of whom have been drawn by recruiting coordinator and linebackers coach Antonio Pierce, the former head coach at Poly. Juarez will join a group that already includes the Markham twins, Aashari Crosswell, Jeremiah Lole, and Kobe Williams.

“I’m really excited to get out there, it’s going to be like a second home,” he said.

Juarez was considering Utah as well, while Reed picked Kansas State over UCLA and others.

Poly still has several other seniors waiting until later in the spring to sign, and will hold another ceremony to recognize their entire group later in the year.

Football: Alex Austin (Oregon State), Keon Markham (Arizona State), Kejuan Markham (Arizona State), Elijah Juarez (Arizona State), Kenyon Reed (Kansas State)

Volleyball: Onyedikachi Ofoegbu (UC Irvine), Allanah Cutler (West Point), Liz Schuster (Cal State Fullerton)

Soccer: Skylar Herrera (Oregon State)

Basketball: Micha Castillo (Life Pacific College), Jeremiah Atkinson (West Cliff University), Deja Williams (CSU Northridge), Giordan Williams (Santa Clara)

Beach Volleyball: Leah Black (Long Beach State)

Track & Field: DeAngelo Chester (Central Arizona), Kenya Payne (USC)

Diving: Sydney Wren (UC Davis)

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Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.