Feb. 5, 2003
BERKELEY, CALIF. - Long Beach City College defensive end Ray Tago, a former high school football
All-American and the 2000 CIF Southern Division I Defensive MVP, has signed a national letter-of-intent to attend the University of California, Head Coach Jeff Tedford announced this evening.
The signing Tago increases Cal's 2003 recruiting class to 27 players, which includes 18 high school seniors and nine junior college student-athletes within the state.
Listed among the nation's Top 125 junior college players by Rivals.com, the 6-3, 250-pound Tago played a vital role in Long Beach City's 8-3 season that included a Mission Conference Northern Division championship this past season. He registered 22 tackles and three sacks, despite playing in only seven games due to injuries and joining the team late.
Tago was a 2000 SuperPrep All-American at Long Beach Poly High School, where he combined for 180 tackles and 24 sacks during his final two seasons. As a senior, he was chosen the best defensive player in the CIF Southern Section and also was named Defensive MVP of the Long Beach Press Telegram's Dream Team.