Shooting Guard will sign with Cal State Fullerton

The Cal State Fullerton men's basketball program is on a roll as the Titans have received their fourth verbal for the 2005-06 season. The latest commitment hails from perennial basketball power Westchester HS in Los Angeles.

Jerard Moret, a 6'-4" shooting guard from Westchester High School in Los Angeles, has committed to Cal State Fullerton. He will sign a Letter of Intent during the early signing period in November.

"It came down to Boise State and Cal State Fullerton," said Moret. He said he chose the Titans because he wanted to play close to home.

He also knows many of the current Titans including fellow Westchester alum Bobby Brown, Jermaine Harper and redshirt transfer Frank Robinson.

Moret said he played mostly the three last year for coach Ed Azzam's Comets but he will move over to shooting guard this season.

According to Greg Hicks of TheInsiders.com basketball recruiting site:

Moret had a solid summer and he picked up where he left off in July. His shot continues to look better and he’s a strong defender. Very good body, nice upside – a solid prospect at the mid to low high major level.

Moret listed some of the issues he'll consider when choosing a school.

"Academics, the campus -- playing time won't be a big deal," said Moret. "I'd probably like to stay close -- my family would like to see me play."

Moret went on to say, "I'm going to take my time and see what all the schools are like -- I want to take some visits."

Moret told us that he has a 2.7 GPA.

Westchester annually competes for the high school state championship and the 2004-05 season should not be the exception. Teammates Amir Johnson (< href=http://louisville.TheInsiders.com>Louisville) and Marcus Johnson (UConn) have already committed to Division I schools and the team should be one of the top teams once again in the state, if not the nation.

Moret credits his mom, Lela Johnson, and his uncle William Sumner, for helping him become the basketball player he is today.

The latest verbal from Moret brings Cal State Fullerton's total commitments to four. CSF is looking for one more post player to complete recruiting for 2005-06.

The Titans received prior commitments from 6-9 forward Chris Minardo, 6-8 center Gary Nunez and 6-10 forward/center Manuel Montano.