Jacob Loredo, a senior at Highland Prep School, 15600 W. Hearn Road, signed his letter of intent Dec. 3 to run track and field at Ottawa-Arizona.
Loredo had offers from other schools, but OUAZ was the most appealing.
“I chose Ottawa because it is close to home and they will give me opportunities for my future, both athletically and academically,” he said. “I also like Coach [Kyle] Will’s willingness to help me improve and the level of competitiveness that he challenges me with.”
Despite excelling on the football field as a wide receiver, Loredo chose track and field because of his love for the sport and the individual aspect of it. He competes in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes, long jump and the high jump.
Loredo signed his letter of intent while surrounded by his parents, Highland Prep staff and Mr. Will.
He thanked the Highland Prep administration for challenging him throughout high school and his parents for supporting him. He also thanked Highland Prep staff for helping him academically prepare for college.
Loredo will major in either journalism or sports medicine.
Highland Prep, 15600 W. Hearn Road, offers engineering courses via Project Lead the Way and offers AP and dual enrollment courses to further prepare students for higher education and a technologically advanced workforce.
For information, visit highlandprepaz.com, or call 623-300-8385.