Video: Bryce Young Ultimate HighlightsSee Bryce Young in action during sophomore season at Cathedral.
High school football's new national champs got a head start on replacing their star quarterback Friday.
MaxPreps National Player of the Year JT Daniels
of Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
is headed to USC but replacing him could be sophomore signal caller Bryce Young
, who announced his intentions to transfer to the Orange County powerhouse from Cathedral (Los Angeles).
Young threw for 3,431 yards and 41 touchdowns while running for nearly 300 and eight more scores this fall at Cathedral, leading the Phantoms to a 10-2 record. He threw just three interceptions and earned first team MaxPreps Sophomore All-American honors announced earlier this week.
"The decision to leave Cathedral was very difficult," Young told MaxPreps. "I enjoyed an amazing two seasons there and I am going to miss all my teammates, coaches and friends. After a lot of prayer and discussion with my family I believe that transferring to Mater Dei is the best decision for me."
Despite the loss of Daniels and a star-studded senior class, expectations will remain sky high at Mater Dei with the addition of Young and fellow underclass All-Americans Bru McCoy
, Mase Funa
, Darion Green-Warren
, Elias Ricks
, and Myles Murao
The move also adds another wrinkle to the rivalry between Mater Dei and St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)
, who have the top two quarterbacks in Southern California from the Class of 2020.