This may be the largest number of football players from the City of Elk Grove to ink national letters-of-intent. On Wednesday, 18 will be on the large stage of the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Cosumnes Oaks High School to make official which college they'll attend, and hopefully, continue their football careers.
On Tuesday, EGUSD athletic director Jim Smrekar said Mark Jenkins, the three-year-starting tailback at Pleasant Grove will sign his letter to attend Southern Oregon University.
This past season he weathered through a bad ankle to gain 1,785 yards and score 34 touchdowns. In his junior season, Jenkins had 2,739 yards and scored 41 TD's.
He'll join teammates Desmond Lewis and D.J. Dunn at the ceremony. Both of those young men will attend the Air Force Academy. It's unknown whether five-star recruit Arik Armstead will also be there. He attracted the big media show Sunday in announcing he'll ink with Oregon.
Eagle placekicker/punter Marcus White decided last week he'll commit to UC-Davis.
Franklin players Nathan DiDonato and Jordan Owensby have decided to both sign with Western Oregon University on Wednesday. Both were outstanding linebackers for the Wildcats last season. It's unknown where Jordan's twin brother Blake will attend college. We may find out Wednesday.
Elk Grove has three players signing - Steven Moore with Cal, Deon Ransom with Sacramento State and Josh Letuligasenoa with Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo. There's four Wolfpack teammates inking, too. They are Marcus Rios with UCLA, Andrew Williams with Idaho, Michael Thomas with UNLV and Ledontre Gooden with Southern Oregon.
Sheldon will be well represented by Nate Iese, an UCLA commit, Kyi Thomas, heading to Sacramento State and Antonio Perez to Idaho.
The flashbulbs will be going off in big numbers Wednesday afternoon.