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National signing day: Southern California players make final decisions

3:20 p.m. Uriah Leiataua picks BYU

Uriah Leiataua, a defensive lineman from Compton Dominguez, has signed with Brigham Young.

2:25 p.m. The Canadian signs with Washington

Brayden Lenius, a 6-foot-5 receiver from West Hills Chaminade who moved from Canada, has signed with Washington.

1:02 p.m. It's a USC sweep.

They might start calling USC Coach Steve Sarkisian "The Closer" after Long Beach Poly defensive back John "Juju" Smith announced he was headed to USC. That gives the Trojans a sweep on Wednesday of Southern California top uncommitted players. He joins defensive back Adoree' Jackson of Gardena Serra and offensive lineman Damien Mama of St. John Bosco in becoming Trojans.

11:10 a.m. Adoree' Jackson is a Trojan

In the biggest announcement of the morning, Gardena Serrra defensive back-receiver Adoree' Jackson of Gardena Serra said he will attend USC.

10:15 a.m. QB Cristian Solano signs with Nevada

Record-setting quarterback Cristian Solano of San Fernando has signed with Nevada.

10:12 a.m. Colorado lands SoCal players

Colorado had a definite recruiting focus on Southern California, and the following players have signed: Quarterback Cade Apsay of Canyon Country Canyon; receiver Shay Fields of St. John Bosco; linebacker Rick Gamboa of Chaminade; defensive end Jase Franke of St. Bonaventure; running back Donovan Lee of Chaminade; defensive end Michael Mathewes of Mission Viejo.

10:06 a.m. L.A. Dorsey has two signees

Los Angeles Dorsey had free safety David Williams sign with San Jose State and receiver Jamelle Jefferson sign with UC Davis.

9:54 a.m. A kicking school at La Verne Damien

Damien High is one of the few schools in the nation to have both its kicker and longsnapper sign. Longsnapper Tanner Carew signed with Oregon. Kicker Tristan Vizcaino signed with Washington.

9:08 a.m. Vanderbilt gets SoCal player

Receiver Ladarius Wiley from L.A. Cathedral has signed with Vanderbilt.

9:01 a.m. Jaleel Wadood signs with UCLA

Jaleel Wadood, The Times' player of the year from St. John Bosco has signed with UCLA. He's a defensive back/receiver. Joining him will be teammate Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, a defensive end.

8:34 a.m. Tre Watson to Californa

Running back Tre Watson of Corona Centennial has signed with California. He was The Times' back of the year.

8:33 a.m. QB Brandon Dawkins signs with Arizona

Versatile quarterback Brandon Dawkins from Oaks Christian has signed with Arizona, which also picked up tight end Darrell Cloy from La Habra.

8:28 a.m. La Mirada trio sign

Three La Mirada players are headed out of town. Tight end Tyler Luatua signed with Notre Dame. Receiver Dallis Todd signed with Oklahoma. Offensive lineman Michael Tran signed with California.

8:19 a.m. Damien Mama picks USC

Offensive lineman Damien Mama from 16-0 Bellflower St. John Bosco has announced he's headed to USC. He was a Parade magazine All-American and considered the No. 1 lineman prospect in California. Also signing with the Trojans is teammate Malik Dorton, a defensive lineman, and Mama's good friend, offensive lineman Viane Talamaivao, of Corona Centennial.

USC also signed Loyola lineman Chris Brown. Here's the link to video from St. John Bosco's signing event.

8:15 a.m. Mater Dei's Jonathan Lockett to USC

Defensive back Jonathan Lockett of Santa Ana Mater Dei signed with USC. He was one of the top players from the talent-laden Trinity League.

8:10 a.m. Washington lands SoCal group

First-year Washington Coach Chris Petersen is loading up on Southern California products. Confirmed signings include defensive backs Jojo McIntosh (Chaminade), Darren Gardenhire (Long Beach Cabrillo), Dante Pettis (JSerra) and Sidney Jones (West Covina), lineman John Turner (Loyola) and kicker Tristan Vizcaino (Damien). Huskies are favorite to land receiver Brayden Lenius (Chaminade). An announcement is planned for Wednesday afternoon.

8:04 a.m. Mission Viejo receiver signs with Boise State

Receiver Sean Modster of Mission Viejo signed with Boise State.

7:57 a.m. Tight end Bryce Dixon signs with USC

Tight end Bryce Dixon of Ventura St. Bonaventure has signed with USC. He was considered the No. 1 tight end prospect in Southern California.

7:50 a.m. Serra's Olajuwon Tucker signs with USC

Linebacker Olajuwon Tucker of Gardena Serra has signed with USC. His teammate, Adoree' Jackson, is scheduled to announce his college choice at 11:05 a.m.

7:44 a.m. Ajene Harris signs with USC

Ajene Harris of Crenshaw, the City Section Division I player of the year, has signed with USC. He played quarterback and defensive back for the Cougars.

7:32 a.m. Narbonne trio sign

Three players from City Section Division I runner-up Harbor City Narbonne have signed. Linebacker Uchenna Nwosu signed with USC. Defensive back Khalil Rasad-Brown and lineman Owen Roberts signed with San Jose State.

7:15 a.m. Denzel Fisher, Cameron Griffin sign with UCLA

Denzel Fisher, a defensive back from Compton Centennial, signed with UCLA. Linebacker Cameron Griffin of Los Angeles View Park Prep also signed with the Bruins.

7:01 a.m. Koa Farmer headed to Penn State

Sherman Oaks Notre Dame defensive back Koa Farmer said he has signed with Penn State, whose new coach, James Franklin, had previously tried to recruit him to Vanderbilt.

"I felt the energy of the coaching staff," Farmer said.

Farmer was earlier committed to California. He said the chance to major in forensic science also was important to him.

5:44 a.m. QB Brad Kaaya signs with Miami

Quarterback Brad Kaaya of West Hills Chaminade was one of the first senior quarterbacks in California to commit last May when he announced he was going to Miami, and he became one of the first to officially sign his letter of intent on Wednesday, rising at 4 a.m. and sending in his letter to Miami via fax.

"I'm all signed. Fax went through," Kaaya said in a 4:10 a.m. text.

Kaaya led Chaminade to a CIF state championship Division II bowl victory. He's 6-foot-4 and turned down offers from UCLA and USC.

UCLA, hoping for some last-minute pickups, failed to land defensive end Solomon Thomas from Coppell, Texas. He announced that he's headed to Stanford. Defensive back Budda Baker from Bellevue, Wash., announced that he was signing with Washington.

The first electronic signing for UCLA was receiver Austin Roberts from Carmel, Ind.

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