YORBA LINDA, Calif. (BVM) – Yorba Linda has become the standard for success within the area after enjoying its second undefeated regular season. Playing in one of the most competitive leagues in Orange County, the school has impressed by putting out a plethora of Division I football talent over the past few seasons.
With the team’s success has come a connection between the high school and one of the top colleges in the Mountain West. Following the arrival of Mason Randolph last season, Boise State has become home to three former Mustangs. The redshirt freshman offensive lineman joins redshirt sophomore Nathan Cardona and redshirt junior Michael Callahan on the team as the trio looks to find time during the 2022 season.
Randolph came into the Broncos program as a three-star offensive lineman, helping Yorba Linda to a 5-1 record in his shortened 2020 senior season and a 10-2 record his junior year.
Cardona, who also helped to the Broncos success in 2019, paired up with Randolph as the team’s offensive tackles, playing on the left side during his career. The former offensive line standout and son of Yorba Linda offensive line coach, Mike Cardona, never missed a game in his three seasons on the varsity squad, landing on the All-County first-team in his final campaign.
Of the three former Yorba Linda standouts, Callahan has seen the most time on the field at the collegiate level early on. The redshirt junior has impressed on the defensive side, appearing in seven games his redshirt freshman season and nine games last year. Callahan made his mark at defensive tackle last year against Air Force, recording five of his 12 total tackles on the year in his first ever start.
With a chance for the trio to play during the team’s remaining schedule, the former Mustangs are hoping they can lead Boise State to the same success they found back home.
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