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Latino football stars sign on national signing day

Tracking Latinos on National Signing Day.

More than two dozen Latino football stars added their signatures to letters of intent Wednesday on national signing day.

Texas high school quarterbacks Garret Rangel and Richard Torres signed with Oklahoma State and Nebraska, respectively.

Spencer Alvarez signed with his home state’s Big Ten school, Minnesota. College Football Playoff Cinderella Cincinnati signed a pair of Latino stars.

Our Esquina is tracking all the Latinos signing on the early national signing day. We will update the list as names trickle in.

Email JuanLozano@OurEsquina.com or send a direct message to @ouresquina on Twitter if we missed anybody.


National signing day

Three-sport star and class president Alejandro Chavez of Bishop Amat is headed to the Farm.

The 6-foot-4, 260-pound long snapper will fit right in at Stanford.

Big Tampa Gaither High defensive lineman Mario Eugenio signs with Cincinnati.

Egg Harbor City, N.J., Cedar Creek High wide receiver JoJo Bermudez also signed with Cincinnati.

Southern Columbia Area HS (Catawissa, Penn.), running back Gavin Carcia signed with Kent State. 

Anderson (S.C.) High quarterback Peter Zamora signed with Marshall.

Minneapolis, Minn., Columbia Heights High OT/TE Spencer Alvarez decided to stay close to home.

He signed with the Minnesota Gophers.

San Antonio Southside quarterback Richard Torres signed with Nebraska, where the Cornhuskers have found success with Latino quarterbacks.

Rio Rancho (N.M.) offensive lineman Cayden Romero will stay home at the University of New Mexico.

Rio Rancho (N.M.) High running back Zach Vigil joined Romero with their home state New Mexico Lobos.

Phoenix Dessert Vista High offensive tackle Jai Rodriguez is ready to open holes at New Mexico State in Las Cruces.

Frisco, Texas, gunslinger  Garret Rangel is ready to make a difference at Oklahoma State.

California offensive lineman Dylan Lopez of the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., is headed to Oregon State. 

Lopez will open holes in the future for Lewisville, Texas, running back Damien Martinez, who gives Oregon State one of the best prospects in the Lone Star State.

Union City (N.J) safety Nicholas Alvarado signed with MAC champion NIU. 

Ronkonkoma, N.Y., offensive tackle Joe Cruz, Jr., one of the best prospects in New York, signed with Syracuse.

Bowie (Texas) quarterback Diego Tello signed with the University of Texas – San Antonio, which is one of the hottest young programs in America.

Briston (Conn.) athlete Victor Rosa signed with UCONN.

Apopka (Fla.) cornerback Nikai Martinez signs with UCF.


Bronx, N.Y., offensive lineman Nickolas Molina of Cardinals Hayes signed with Bryant University.


Larue Linder, a tight end/defensive end with Dominican and Cuban roots, will play at Johns Hopkins.

The 6-foot-2 Linder is a brilliant student athlete at Bergen Catholic High. He played varsity all four years for the New Jersey state champs while also posting a near perfect grade point average in all honors classes.

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