De La Salle football trio sign college commitments

CONCORD, CA—Three members of the North Coast Section champion De La Salle High School football team made their college choices official Wednesday during the first day of the early football signing period for National Letters of Intent. The biggest question now is whether they will be able to play during their senior year.

Quarterback Dorian Hale is heading to Sacramento State, defensive back Lu-Magia Hearns is going to Cal and defensive tackle Chad Tasi is on his way to Southern Utah.

With this week’s announcements, the 2020-21 high school football season in California is in jeopardy based on guidelines for sports to return around the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Spartans coach Justin Alumbaugh said this week he doesn’t care when the season gets underway or if there can be any playoffs, but he wants his athletes—especially the seniors—to get a chance to play.

Hale was the first commit for this Sac State recruiting class and comes to the Hornets has a three-star recruit from 247sports. He has thrown for 3,274 yards and 29 touchdowns and rushed for 780 yards and 12 scores during his time with the Spartans. Hale has played in three CIF State championship football games for DLS.

Dorian Hale Sac State Video

Hearns is part of the Golden Bears #23 national and #3 Pac-12 recruiting class. A total of 19 recruits were announced by head coach Justin Wilcox Wednesday. Hearns has been a two-player at wide receiver and defensive back the past two seasons for De La Salle. He’s going to Cal as a DB and may also be used in the return game.

Lu Hearns Cal Video

Tasi was first team all-EBAL, Bay Area All-Metro and Cal-Hi Sports All-State junior team last season, his second on varsity.

“Chad is a big-time player from a big-time program,” Southern Utah head coach Demario Warren said. “We wanted to become more physical up front and Chad definitely fits the bill. He already plays with great technique, great pad level, and a great motor. This defensive line recruiting class is going to put the group back into the discussion of the elites in FCS football, and Chad will be a major part of that.”

Chad Tasi Video