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Bellarmine College Prep quarterback K.J. Carta-Samuels (10) looks for an open receiver against Archbishop Mitty in a WCAL football game Friday night, Nov. 8, 2013 at San Jose City College in San Jose, Calif. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

Bellarmine College Prep quarterback K.J. Carta-Samuels announced Wednesday on his Twitter account that he has committed to Washington.

"I'm excited to play for Coach Pete," Carta-Samuels wrote, referring to new Washington coach Chris Petersen.

Signing day is Feb. 5.

Carta-Samuels visited Washington and Petersen's former school, Boise State, last weekend and came away impressed with both.

"The Washington visit was awesome," Carta-Samuels said this week in a text message. "It was sweet. Great facilities. Great coaches. Just an awesome environment."

Carta-Samuels, rated a four-star recruit (out of five stars) by both Rivals.com and Scout.com, committed to Vanderbilt in summer 2012 but withdrew last week after James Franklin stepped down to become Penn State's coach.

  • Some of the area's top wrestlers will be in action this weekend at the mecca of Central Coast Section wrestling: Gilroy High. The school is playing host to its annual Mid Cal tournament. The event begins Friday at 9 a.m. The finals start at 5 p.m. Saturday.

    When you talk about the area's best wrestlers, you start with Gilroy. The Mustangs' lineup is stacked once again, led by defending state champion and last year's Mercury News wrestler of the year Nikko Villarreal. The Arizona State-bound senior is ranked No. 1 in the state by the California Wrestler at 145 pounds.

    Gilroy's Stanford-bound Paul Fox, a state runner-up last year, is the state's top-ranked wrestler at 152.


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  • Isaiah Locsin, who transferred to Gilroy from Live Oak, hopes to find out within the next 15 days whether the California Interscholastic Federation will overturn the CCS's decision to rule the wrestler ineligible, Gilroy coach Greg Varela said Wednesday.

    Locsin, also bound for Stanford, was the Mercury News wrestler of the year in 2012 after he won the state title at 113 pounds.