Mater Dei’s Elias Ricks commits on Christmas to LSU

  • Mater Dei defensive back Elias Ricks, right, breaks up a pass intended for Centennial pass receiver Gary Bryant in the CIF-SS Department 1 semi-final playoff in Santa Ana on Friday, November 16, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Adding Photographer).

  • Mater Dei’s Elias Ricks in Santa Ana on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 is among the top five gamers at Mater Dei. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange Region Register/SCNG).

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  • Mater Dei High’s top 5 football players in Santa Ana on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Visualized, from left, are Myles Murao, Bru McCoy, Bryce Young, Shakobe Harper, and Elias Ricks. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange Area Register/SCNG).

  • Mater Dei defensive back Elias Ricks, left, celebrates with running back Shakobe Harper, right, after Ricks picked off a.
    Centennial pass and ran it right into the end zone for a touchdown in the CIF-SS Division 1 semi-final playoff in Santa Ana on Friday, November 16, 2018. (Picture by Paul Rodriguez, Adding Photographer).

  • Mater Dei defensive back Elias Ricks, left, intercepts a pass intended for Servite pass receiver Damien Moun in the 2nd quarter in Santa Ana on Friday, September 28, 2018. Ricks ran in into completion zone for a goal.( Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Professional Photographer).

  • Mater Dei’s Elias Ricks gets on The Register’s 2018 All-County football group. Photographed in Anaheim on Saturday, December 15, 2018. (Picture by Kevin Sullivan, Orange Region Register/SCNG).

  • Mater Dei pass receiver Braedin Huffman-Dixon, left, commemorates protective back Elias Ricks’ interception and also goal against Centennial in the CIF-SS Department 1 semi-final playoff in Santa Ana on Friday, November 16, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Adding Digital Photographer).

  • Mater Dei’s Elias Ricks can’t reach this pass to Poly’s Jalen Hall that he caught for a goal at the end of the 2nd quarter at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Long Coastline on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Image by Scott Varley, Press-Telegram/SCNG).

  • Mater Dei’s Elias Ricks, left and Nathan White, right, integrate for the tackle of Orange Lutheran’s Kyle Ford throughout the initial fifty percent of a Trinity League game at Santa Ana Stadium on Friday, October 27, 2017 in Santa Ana, Calif. (Image by Josh Barber, Adding Professional Photographer).

  • Mater Dei’s Elias Ricks, right, is called for pass interference on a pass intended for St. John Bosco’s Kalani Kukahiko in Torrance on Friday, October 13, 2017. (Image by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG).

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Just call it a Xmas gift from Elias Ricks to his faithful.

Mater Dei’s All-County defensive back devoted on Christmas Day to LSU, the promoted junior announced on Twitter on Tuesday at noon.

To My Individuals “and said thanks to several advocates, including his parents, family and also Mater Dei instructor Bruce Rollinson. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Ricks provided his ideal period in

2018, taping a team-leading 9 interceptions to assist Mater Dei( 13-2 consisting of one surrender) catch its 2nd consecutive CIF-SS Division I, CIF State Open Division and national championships. The lockdown cornerback highlighted his period by returning three interceptions for

touchdowns in the CIF Division 1 semifinals against rival Centennial Corona. He likewise made a diving interception late in the Department 1 last versus St. John Bosco that led to a basket and last points in a 17-13 success. Ricks as well as La Habra younger Clark Phillips III are probably the top-two defensive backs in the nation in the course of

2020. Mater Dei junior cornerback Darion Green-Warren has dedicated to Oklahoma. Please send out football recruiting information to Dan Albano at dalbano@scng.com or @ocvasityguy on Twitter

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