Sagen Now Weighing His Options : Football: Unable to get a Division I scholarship, Los Alamitos receiver is considering community college next season.


Frustrated in his search to land a Division I football scholarship, Los Alamitos wide receiver George Sagen said Sunday night he will likely play at a community college next season.

Colorado canceled Sagen’s weekend recruiting visit, and Nevada, the other school recruiting him, didn’t offer a scholarship. Wednesday is the first day of the signing period.

“I had the trip to Colorado all set up,” said Sagen, a Times all-county first-team player. “I have no idea what’s going on. It’s irritating. They (Colorado coaches) never called me to cancel. I haven’t heard from them in two weeks.”

Sagen said Colorado coaches talked to his father, George, on Jan. 15 and “they said everything was still on.”


Sagen, 6 feet and 180 pounds, caught 79 passes for 1,306 yards this past season, as he and quarterback Tim Carey, who has committed to Stanford, helped Los Alamitos to the Southern Section Division II finals.

Sagen said recruiters have questioned his speed. He runs 40 yards in 4.7 seconds.

“I can’t figure it out,” he said. “I guess maybe they’re just looking for fast guys in Division I.”

Sagen said he will likely play at an area community college, possibly Golden West or Long Beach City. He also plans to contact some Division II schools in the next few weeks.

“They way it looks now,” he said, “I’ll be playing junior college ball next year.”

Irvine offensive lineman Brian Davies committed to Utah State during a weekend visit and plans to sign with the school Wednesday.

Davies, 6-4 and 245 pounds, chose Utah State over Idaho. He is the second county player to commit to Utah State this season, joining Orange punter-placekicker Micah Knorr. Artesia High’s Aaron Flowers, one of the top quarterbacks in Southern California, also has committed to the school.

“I really liked the football program,” Davis said. “I felt comfortable there and I think I can get some playing time. And we’re going to win.”


Esperanza linebacker Travis McCullough has turned down scholarship offers from Utah and Northern Arizona and canceled a trip to Oregon State. He said he plans to play at a community college next season, possibly Orange Coast or Saddleback.

“I wasn’t really excited about Utah, Oregon State or Northern Arizona,” said McCullough, 6-1 and 210 pounds. “I thought I would go to a J.C. for a couple years, put on 20 pounds, and try to play in the Pac-10.”


Capistrano Valley offensive lineman Tim Plewe will visit Weber State this weekend and Air Force later in the month. . . . Laguna Beach volleyball setter Erin Bratcher is expected to decide today between South Carolina and George Mason.