NEXT LEVEL WATCH: Mack to become highest-paid center in NFL

Santa Barbara product Alex Mack is reported to have become the highest-paid center in the NFL with a new five-year, $42-million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

A restricted free agent with the team that drafted him, the Cleveland Browns have five days to match the offer or let Mack go to Florida.

The news broke on Thursday:

Mack grew up in Santa Barbara and was an All-CIF athlete in football and wrestling at San Marcos High School.  After his standout career playing for the Cal Bears, the Browns took him 21st overall in the 2009 NFL draft. Since then, Mack has been selected to two Pro Bowls and is coming off his first All-Pro season.

Read more on Mack’s contract situation.


Jack Perry (Santa Barbara High School)Perry, a member of the Dons’ 2010 golf team that won the CIF State Championship, was named one of five finalists for the Byron Nelson Award by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Wednesday.

The Nelson Award is given to a graduating NCAA senior that has demonstrated strong academics, character and success in golf throughout their college career. Perry is a senior at Northwestern University.

The other four finalists are Cal teammates Brandon Hagy and Joel Stalter, Alabama’s Cory Whitsett and Stanford’s Cameron Wilson.

The winner will be named on May 1.


Caleb Richey (Bishop Diego High School) – Presidio Sports’ All-City MVP from last year was a regular contributor for William Jessup this year as a freshman.

Richey averaged 10.9 points, 4.7 assists and 1.9 steals in 24 games and was named to the California Pacific Conference All-Conference Second Team.

Read a full Q&A session with Caleb HERE