MSJC offensive lineman Rogelio Moreno signed a full scholarship last week with the University of Nevada to headline eight former Eagles moving on to the four year level for the 2013 football season.
Moreno, a San Jacinto High grad, was named Second Team All Mountain Conference last season as a freshman for the Eagles and will have three years to play at Nevada. First Team All Conference wide receiver Dalton Hunkle will also be playing Division I football next season at Sacramento State University. Hunkle led MSJC in 2012 with 73 catches for 1,144 yards and 9 touchdowns. Hunkle was also named the male student athlete of the year at MSJC for the 2012-13 academic year.
Tim Morovick (Tahquitz HS), last season's starting quarterback, has moved on to Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Morovick threw for over 2,300 yards last season and had 18 touchdown passes while helping the Eagles to a 9-2 record and a spot in the Patriotic Bowl. Punter/Kicker Will Mondragon another San Jacinto High grad has signed with Central Missouri State University. Mondragon was an all conference selection at punter last year for the Eagles averaging just under 40 yards per punt.
On the defensive side of the ball three MSJC standouts from last season will continue playing at the four year level. Linebacker Julian Yearwood and defensive back Mandela Mosley will both be attending Eastern New Mexico while safety Doug Elliott will play at Angelo State in Texas. Yearwood finished last season with 61 tackles, which was second highest on the team while Mosley and Elliott both recorded two interceptions.
Rogelio Moreno (top) has signed a full scholarship at the University of Nevada to continue his educational and playing career while Dalton Hunkle (bottom) will play next season at Sacramento State. Six other Eagles signed scholarships for the Fall of 2013.