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Helix Star RB Michael Adkins Will Play Football for the Colorado Buffaloes

Grossmont's Kylie Dick announced she will play soccer at Sam Houston State University.

Saying he wants to help turn around a program that finished with only one win a year ago, Helix star running back Michael Adkins announced his college choice Wednesday at the San Diego Hall of Champions, during a National Signing Day event.

The senior, with a 4.5 GPA, will be running with “Ralphie” for the next few years as a member of the University of Colorado Buffaloes.

Adkins, who helped Helix win a CIF Section Champion in 2011, said that Colorado’s new coach, Mike McIntyre, was instrumental in bringing him to Boulder. When “Coach Mac” decided to leave San Jose State, where he had been recruiting Adkins, the running back decided to follow him.

He knows that the team is young, but hopes that the right players can come in to once again make Colorado a national contender.

“Hopefully we can get things turned around in a couple years, and by my junior or senior year we will win the National Championship.”

Another local La Mesan, Grossmont soccer player Kylie Dick, announced that she would be attending Sam Houston State University next year, to continue her athletic and academic dreams.

More than 100 athletes from around the county were in attendance at Wednesday’s event, sporting sweatshirts, hats, jackets and sweaters from all over the map.

Former San Diego Chargers defensive back Darren Carrington gave a short motivational speech to the kids, and told them to take advantage of this opportunity to go to college and continue their education on a free ride.

His son, Darren Carrington, Jr. a star at Horizon High School, announced that he will play football for the University of Oregon next year.

In total, there were 114 announcements for athletes in 12 different sports.  Football and girls soccer led the way with 32 announcements each.

There were announcements from dozens of student athletes in Patch towns. See the full list below:

Helix

Michael Adkins  - University of Colorado, Football

 

Grossmont

Kylie Dick – Sam Houston State University, Soccer

 

Westview

Meagan Harbison – Pepperdine University, Soccer

Andrea Leano – Lenoir-Rhyne University, Soccer

Pressley Wiggins – Dominican University, Soccer

Danielle Gonzalez – University of San Diego, Soccer

 

Rancho Bernardo

Alina Broton – Cal Baptist University, Soccer

Colin Webb – Indiana University, Soccer

 

Bishop’s

Claire Manhard – Northeastern University, Volleyball

Geny Decker – Yale University, Soccer

Kelly Boutelle – Northwestern University, Volleyball

Gabby Hartman – Wilson College, Soccer

Viktor Wroble – Harvard University, Water Polo

Coral Halsley – Middle Tennessee State, Soccer

Mason Church – Rhodes College, Lacrosse

 

La Jolla Country Day

Ana Cruz – Texas A&M, Soccer

Ziad Demanhoury – University of Nevada-Reno, Football

Marco Scavuzzo – Colby College, Football

Sage Burmeister – Idaho State University, Football/Basketball

 

La Jolla

David Beary – Cal State Fullerton, Soccer

Karly Zlatic – Harvard University, Soccer

Logan McCarthy – Penn State, Water Polo

 

Torrey Pines

Katie Fletcher – Yale University, Soccer

Kristen Buchanon – Ohio University, Field Hockey

Jacob Alsadek – University of Arizona, Football

Kelsey O’Connell – UC Santa Barbara, Cross Country/Track

Garrett Heine – George Washington University, Soccer

 

Carlsbad

Kat Padgett – Arkansas State University, Soccer

Savannah Adkins – Anderson Univerity, Soccer

 

La Costa Canyon

Scott Quessenberry – UCLA, Football

Drew Ramsey – Cal State Monterey Bay, Soccer

Eden Borsack -  University of California-Davis, Field Hockey

Shayne Davern, Air Force Academy, Football

 

Mt. Carmel

Megan Abutin – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Soccer

Michael Griswold – UCLA, Soccer

Alexis Hernandez – University of Iowa, Track & Field

Tevin Malone – Chadron State University, Football

 

Poway

Cassie Perkins – University of Findlay, Soccer

Bridget Wollrabe – Atlantic University, Soccer

Derek Babiash – University of Arizona, Football

Nehemiah Gross – Southwest Baptist, Football

Alec Moreno – University of Nevada-Reno, Football

 

Coronado

Ryan Halverson – Harvard University, Football

Justin Smith – Ohio Wesleyan University, Lacrosse

 

West Hills

Ariana Tran – Cal State Northridge, Soccer

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