Torrey Pines High School football players sign letters of intent

Torrey Pines High School athletes signing letters of intent, L-R: Jack Bailey (SDSU); Sandy Plashkes (Bates); Brandon Hong (Johns Hopkins); Brian Wahl (Claremont McKenna); Ian Aschieris (Notre Dame, for soccer) and Joey DeMarco (Princeton).

Five Torrey Pines seniors and varsity football players announced their college commitments at the National Letter of Intent signing ceremonies held recently at the San Diego Hall of Champions. Wide receiver Jack Bailey committed to San Diego State; quarterback Sandy Plashkes to Bates College; kicker/punter Brandon Hong to Johns Hopkins; offensive and defensive tackle Brian Wahl to Claremont McKenna, and offensive tackle and defensive end Joey DeMarco to Princeton.

Besides earning U-T and Torrey Pines High School Scholar-Athlete Awards, all distinguished themselves as varsity multisport athletes, which is highly valued by college football coaches. For example, Jack Bailey played basketball. Sandy Plashkes is a pitcher on the baseball team. Brandon Hong kicks for the rugby team. Brian Wahl and Joey DeMarco throw shot and discus on the track and field team.

This is the first recruiting class for new Torrey Pines Head Coach Ron Gladnick. According to Gladnick, there may be more announcements to come, since “college coaches continue to stop by to check out our seniors and upcoming players. We look forward to helping more Falcons achieve their academic and athletic goals to play at the next level.”


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