Intro 2015: WR Kyle Sweet

The Santa Margarita (Calif.) 2015 receiver, Kyle Sweet, is one to watch in the Southland and he has some UCLA ties...

Last Friday Santa Margarita (Calif.) athlete Kyle Sweet (6-0,175) led the Eagles to a huge win over powerhouse Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei, the Monarchs' first loss of the season.

Sweet, who started at quarterback for the first time this season, passed for 88 yards and rushed for 87, including a touchdown on fourth and goal from the 17 yard line with under three minutes left in the game. Sweet, however, also contributed the win to the defense. .

"Our defense played incredible tonight, when our defensive back Jonathan LaBonty had both those interceptions, those were just crazy plays and it was so cool to watch that happen," said Sweet. .

The junior athlete is a versatile player, who stepped in as starting quarterback last season after the team's star Johnny Stanton was injured. As a sophomore he led the team to the playoffs, with 814 total passing yards and 5 touchdowns, including 268 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns. .

Sweet's versatility has proved itself through out the season thus far, becoming the first eagle in history to have a rushing, passing, receiving, kicking, special teams, and defensive stat in one game. .

"I really like playing a lot of positions, " said Sweet. "I love being all over the field and being in the middle of everything." .

The junior athlete's recruiting process has been slow thus far, but he is focused on the year and is hoping that through his play he can receive more attention. .

"I don't have anything major right now, just getting a few routine letters." said Sweet. "Right now I am being recruited as a wide receiver, and I am happy about that. .

Sweet has proven his athleticism and ability at the receiver position this season as well, even racking up 221 receiving yards in one game, the second most in school history. .

As far as what schools he is interested in, Sweet had a couple in mind. .

"Oregon, I love Oregon and it would be awesome to go there, but my brother Logan plays for UCLA so that would be a dream to play there," said Sweet. .

"I don't have any visits planned this year yet, just focused on this season. This win against Mater Dei was huge, and it gives us a serious chance to run at playoffs, so that's where I'm at," he said. .


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