Sierra College football stalwarts Devante Bond and Vince Mayle signed letters-of-intent with prominent Division I programs at a news conference Wednesday in Rocklin. Bond, a defensive lineman, signed with the University of Miami, while Mayle, a wide receiver, accepted an offer from Washington State University.
The 6’3”, 230lb Bond gained national prominence with a state-high 17 sacks and 27 tackles for losses during the 2012 season. The sophomore from Foothill High School was named to the First Team Defense units on the All-Valley Conference, All-California Region 1 and All-America teams. Bond was named the 2012 Valley Conference Defensive MVP.
Mayle topped California with 16 touchdown catches in 2012. He was second in the state in receptions (61), yards (984), yards per game (89.5), and yards per catch (16.1). The 6’3”, 220lb speedster, who prepped at Inderkum High School, also garnered numerous post-season honors.
Mayle earned All-Valley Conference First Team Offense, All-California Region 1 First Team Offense and All-America First Team Offense honors and was the Valley Conference Offensive MVP.
Both Bond and Mayle are completing their final semester at Sierra before departing for Miami and Pullman in the summer.
Retiring Sierra coach Jeff Tisdel also announced two other Wolverines had accepted Division I scholarship offers and are already at their new schools. Broc Westlake, a 6’3”, 225lb linebacker from Reed High School in Nevada, is in Moscow, ID at the University of Idaho, while Luke Arciniega, a 6’3”, 240 linebacker from Spanish Springs High School in Nevada, is enrolled at Syracuse University in New York.
Westlake led California with 46 assists and 9.2 tackles per game. He was named to the All-Valley Conference First Team Defense unit. Arciniega was third in assists (35), fourth in solo tackles (52) and total tackles (87), and fifth in sacks (5.5). Arciniega earned All-Valley First team Defense and All-California Region 1 First Team Defense honors.For more information, contact Matt Folsom at 916-337-2092 or Ed Eaton at email@example.com.