Nationally ranked lineman helps set record

There's been nothing but blue skies and beautiful results in Drew Radovich's life lately. The 6-4, 275-pound lineman from Mission Viejo, California received the fourth offer he was waiting for this week and his high school football team, the Diablos, took care of business again last Friday. Mission Viejo's victim this time around, a familiar face - Mater Dei. The Diablos' win gave them a special distinction over the private school.

"We beat 'em last year, so we're the only public high school to beat Mater Dei two years in a row since 1983," Radovich told of the Diablos' 21-19 come-from-behind win. "It was a close game, but we came out strong in the second half. We had a 60-yard run off my side, which was great."

Mission Viejo, with an opening 48-0 win over Fountain Valley, has a legit chance of running the table. Chino may have something to say about that.

"Chino will be huge," Drew said. "Sedrick Ellis is a really good player. We played against them last year and won."

As expected, the Diablos' season is taking precedent over any recruiting for Radovich, but that hasn't stopped coaches from calling.

"I was supposed to go to the UCLA-Colorado game, but I went to a wedding instead," Drew said. "Things have been pretty quiet, actually. Cal and Oregon just called."

The Bruins offered Radovich last week, so now his top-4 - USC, UCLA, Washington and Colorado - have all offered.

"I might take a trip to Oregon," stated Radovich. "They might be my number 5 right now, but I don't know."

Radovich is a four-star recruited as rated by and is ranked 13th nationally as an offensive lineman.

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