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Corona del Mar’s Scott Giuliano commits to Harvard football

Corona del Mar tight end Scott Giuliano makes a 19-yard catch in a game against Fountain Valley on Oct. 17, 2019.
Corona del Mar tight end Scott Giuliano makes a 19-yard catch in a Sunset League game against Fountain Valley at Huntington Beach High on Oct. 17, 2019.
(Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

Corona del Mar High junior tight end Scott Giuliano has committed to play football at Harvard University, he said Thursday.

Giuliano becomes the program’s first member of the Class of 2021 to commit to play in college. Seven graduating seniors have committed or signed, including future Washington quarterback Ethan Garbers, the Daily Pilot Football Dream Team Player of the Year.

Giuliano, who is 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, was the second tight end this past fall for CdM (16-0), helping the Sea Kings win the CIF Southern Section Division 3 and CIF State Division I-A titles. He had nine catches for 90 yards and a touchdown, and the touchdown catch came in the final game, a 35-27 win over San Mateo Serra for the state championship.

“He proved to be an exceptional blocker in the run game, a substantial receiving threat in the pass game, and picked up the nuances of the tight end position so very quickly,” CdM coach Dan O’Shea said in a text message. “We look forward to him becoming a featured part of our 2020 offense at CdM, while becoming a rising leader within our program as a scholar and outstanding man of character.”

Giuliano indeed projects to see his role increase if the Sea Kings can play this fall. The top four receiving leaders from 2019 — John Humphreys (Stanford), Bradley Schlom (UCLA), Mark Redman (Washington) and Simon Hall — are all graduating.

Giuliano, who plans to study economics at Harvard, said he was impressed with the school during an unofficial visit in February with his parents, Andrea and Jeff.

“I felt that they took their time to get to know me as a player, a student and a person,” Giuliano said. “I just really felt welcome there, and obviously the academics are world-class there. I really wanted to take that opportunity.”

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