Two sign letters of intent

Two high school athletes from La Jolla have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers in college, their coaches said last week.

Montell Allen, a standout running back and linebacker for La Jolla Country Day’s football team, will stay close to home and play for USD, Torreys coach Jeff Hutzler said.

Jose Aviles, a shot put and discus thrower from La Jolla High School, will continue those pursuits with the track team at Cal State Northridge, Vikings coach Roger Karnopp said.

The first day that athletes in football, track, cross country, field hockey and boys’ water polo could make their college athletic commitments official was Feb. 3.

Allen totaled 2,576 rushing yards, 39 touchdowns and 377 tackles in four years at County Day.

Aviles has personal bests of 57 feet, 3 inches in the shot put and 156-3 in the discus. He qualified for the state meet last year in the shot put.

If you know of local athletes who have signed letters of intent, contact Gregory Ball at