November 9, 2010
Scholarship recruits will sign NCAA letter of intents starting Wednesday

Editor's Note: Parents or coaches that have an athlete who will sign an NCAA letter of intent this week, please e-mail with the details by 1 p.m. Wednesday.

By Bill Paterson

High school athletes from basketball to equestrian will sign NCAA letters of intent starting Wednesday.

Among them is Sacramento High School 6-foot-3 senior guard Josiah Turner, the No. 10 rated player nationally by, who will sign with Arizona.

Joining Turner for a 9:10 a.m. ceremony/celebration in the school theater will be teammate Robert Garrett, a 6-11 senior center, headed to Santa Clara, and girls player Fantasia Hilliard, a 5-4 point guard who will play for Sacramento State.

Two other high-profile basketball players, Sheldon's Darius Nelson (UTEP) and Ramon Eaton (Pepperdine), are scheduled to hold their signing ceremony on Friday afternoon in the school's library.

Among other athletes set to sign during school-sponsored ceremonies Wednesday include baseball players Jordan Johnson (CSU Northridge) of Franklin and J.D. Davis of Elk Grove and Austin Diemer of Rocklin, both with CSU Fullerton; and softball players Danielle Henderson (Cal) and Dejanae Moore (UC Santa Barbara) of Sheldon and Shelby Wisdom (UC Santa Barbara) of Elk Grove.

Others scheduled to sign before the Nov. 17 initial signing period include St. Francis golfer Briana Mao (Virginia); equestrian Kendall Skreden (SMU) of St. Francis and Pleasant Grove softball player Ally Carda (UCLA) and basketball player Melissa Norman (Nebraska-Kearney).

Initial signings for football, soccer, water polo and track and field/cross country will be Feb. 2.

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