JSerra Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

(left to right) Rick Young (girls soccer), Jim Hartigan (football), Davor Fabulich (boys soccer), Dave Lawn (athletic director), Brooke Barnidge, Jonavaughn Williams, Sagar Jambusaria.

Congratulations to JSerra’s Brooke Barnidge, Jonavaughn Williams and Sagar Jamusaria for signing their letter of intent.

Brooke Barnidge committed to playing soccer at Point Loma University, majoring in psychology. “I’m beyond excited to play for Point Loma. It’s everything I had ever wanted since I was a kid. All my training is finally paying off.”

Jonavaughn Williams committed to play football for University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), majoring in business and hotel administration. “I am blessed that UNLV is giving me the opportunity to play football for them, it wasn’t an easy decision but this is where I’m meant to be.”

Sagar Jambusaria committed to play soccer at Northwestern University, hoping to major in kinesiology.
“I am extremely excited to play for Northwestern. No one in my family has ever played a sport at the collegiate level. I’m happy that Northwestern can offer me a strong academic experience as well as athletic.”

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Jonavaughn Williams voted O.C. Register’s Top Wide Receiver to Watch

 

Jonavaughn Williams, JSerra senior

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Jonavaughn Williams, JSerra, 6-0, 195, Sr.
Williams had 27 receptions for 279 yards and three touchdowns in 2010. Williams is among the county’s top college recruits, with offers in hand from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon State and Washington. Williams, All-Trinity League second team last season, also will play safety and return punts for the Lions.

Jonavaughn Williams carves his own path

JSerra senior and varsity receiver Jonavaughn Williams is carving his own path this season. Williams, a standout player in the Edison Passing Tournament, already has been featured in the L.A. Times for his ability to run plays, catch and execute patterns on a consistent basis. He was also a star at this year’s USC Nike Football Camp.

Williams sat down with JSerra Blog to talk about his successes and his future in football. Here is more about JSerra’s leading receiver.

What made you choose JSerra?

I actually came to JSerra to play for the basketball team; now I play football and I love it. I tried football three years ago and have been hooked ever since. I found that it was more fun for me and I get to hit people with a purpose. It kind of gets my adrenaline going, making me more defensive.

Summer plans:

I’m really excited about going to Mississippi for a family reunion later this summer. I also went to check out some really great schools: Stanford, Berkeley, USC, UCLA and Oregon — all schools I dream of playing college ball at.

What did you like best about the JSerra Football camp?

We have the best coaches. Coach Hartigan has really helped me improve on my skills to make me a more competitive player. I also really like the challenge of playing in the most competitive high school league.

What’s the craziest thing you have ever done?

Night snorkeling in Catalina. It was so crazy and so much fun. I don’t think I will ever forget that.

Best summertime memory:

Family vacations are always my favorite. No matter where we go it’s just about fun with my family.

Sports-related injuries:

I actually got kicked in the head by my own teammate. He was punting and as I tried to block him he kicked me in the head and gave me a concussion.

Favorites

TV show: “That ’70s Show”

Restaurant: Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles

Animal: Penguin

Color: Red

Sports team: Lakers & Saints

Sport:  Football

Dream car: Lamborghini Murcielago

Athlete: Kobe Bryant

Celebrity crush: Alex Morgan, U.S. Women’s Soccer team

Football: Jonavaughn Williams is headed for big things

By Eric Sondheimer, LA Times

I had never seen receiver Jonavaughn Williams of JSerra play football until Saturday. Now I’m a big fan. He can catch, he can run, he can execute patterns.

When he was going against Westlake in the Edison passing tournament, the Warriors smartly put all-star junior cornerback Dashon Hunt to cover him all over the field, and what a matchup it was. Hunt got his share of deflections, but Williams was tough to stop.

Both should end up with scholarships from Pacific 12 Conference schools.

On another note, Long Beach Poly coaches were praising JSerra junior cornerback Logan Bartlett, who more than held his own against Poly’s terrific group of receivers.

Here’s video of the Williams-Hunt battle.