Joseph Hou called Yale University a dream school.
Next year, the Newport Harbor High senior will get to make that dream a reality.
Hou has committed to Yale for sailing. He’s one of a handful of local senior student-athletes who have committed to Ivy League colleges and were honored at Wednesday’s signing day festivities.
Technically, Ivy League commits do not sign national letters of intent. Ivy League colleges don’t use that system, as they do not offer athletic scholarships. Instead, they send out “Likely Letters” and they act as unofficial offers of acceptance.
Hou is an elite high school sailor, who also represents Newport Harbor Yacht Club and Long Beach’s...