California's decision to delay high school football to the spring has already affected one SEC commit
In case you haven’t heard, the governing body that runs interscholastic athletics in California (called the CIF) has announced high school football in the state has been pushed back until the spring.
That decision was likely to reverberate in the Southeastern Conference and not long after the California high school association made its decision, one of the state’s rising stars announced his prep playing career was over.
Texas A&M commit Victory Vaka, a 6-foot-2, 350-pound standout defensive lineman for Westlake High School in Westlake Village, Calif., shared that due to his current plans to leave high school early and enroll in College Station in January, his high school playing career essentially came to an end on Monday.
“Due to the season starting in the spring, I will be skipping my senior season of high school football and will be enrolling into Texas A&M that same January. Thank you Westlake,” Vaka shared.
Vaka has been committed to Texas A&M since May.
It will be interesting to see if any other players follow Vaka’s path or transfer out to a state that will allow them to play in the fall. The nation’s No. 1 overall prospect, five-star defensive lineman Korey Foreman is from Corona, Calif., as is four-star LSU linebacker commit Raesjon Davis of Santa Ana, Calif.
With no senior film forthcoming, Vaka’s junior season highlight will be the final one he puts out before he arrives at Texas A&M in January.