A pair of football standouts will join an already sparkling 2013 UC Davis recruiting class as Aggie head coach Ron Gould introduced defensive lineman Joey Lagarbo and defensive back Desmond Lewis on Monday.
Lagarbo, an All-Valley Conference defensive lineman at San Joaquin Delta College, has signed a financial aid agreement and will join the program in time for the 2013 season, while Lewis enrolled at UCD in January after graduating early from Pleasant Grove High.
Lagarbo (6-foot-1, 275) graduated from Lincoln High (Stockton) in 2010 after earning All-CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section, team MVP and All-San Joaquin Athletic Association honors during a senior season in which he had 71 tackles and seven sacks. He eventually moved on to Delta College where he was named his team’s outstanding defensive freshman player and later earned all-conference honors in 2012, in addition to receiving an Academic Senate Award as an outstanding student.
Lagarbo also was an all-league prep wrestler.
The 6-foot, 175-pound Lewis earned All-Delta River League first-team honors this fall and was an all-city first-team recipient after posting 42 tackles and two interceptions and breaking up nine passes. He was a part of three standout Pleasant Grove seasons, winning a Sac-Joaquin Section championship in 2010 and going to the title game two other times, including a junior season that saw him earn all-league and all-city second-team awards.
The pair join 13 other future Aggie football players who signed national letters of intent on Wednesday.