Andrade Commits to Ohio State

Bonita’s J.P. Andrade is headed to Ohio State.

By Tim Peterson

(La Verne) – Bonita quarterback JP Andrade has committed to Ohio State he posted on his Twitter page Friday.

Andrade threw for 4.366 yards and 38 touchdowns with nine interceptions last year leading the Bearcats to an overall record of 9-4 and into the semi finals of the CIF Division 10 playoffs. Andrade completed 299 of 449 on the season.

In the semi final loss to Highland Andrade threw for 498 yards and three touchdowns. Andrade will go to Ohio State as a preferred walk-on.

“Can’t thank God enough for this opportunity…Next stop, Columbus, Ohio,” Andrade posted on Twitter.

18 Comments to "Andrade Commits to Ohio State"

  1. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 2, 2019 - 12:49 pm | Permalink

    He’s not playing in the all-star game, the only qb’s at practice have been the arroyo and alta loma kids

  2. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    April 30, 2019 - 4:12 pm | Permalink

    I blame social media, everyone’s lost all prospective. Keeping up with the joneses idealogical snap shot of life. Preferred walk on at major college like Ohio St is a big deal and something to be proud of in it’s own right. I’m sure the kid didn’t mean to mislead, but it’s where we are in this day in age. Onward and upward kid, continued success.

  3. Bohi's Gravatar Bohi
    April 30, 2019 - 1:17 pm | Permalink

    If you haven’t seen him play, you can next Friday at Arcadia High School and make up your own mind if he can play at the next level. He will be the best QB on the field of great high school QB’s this year. At OSU he will be a pure passer, but OSU like the QB to run the ball every now and than. I hope to see him takes some snaps under center some day at OSU.

  4. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    April 30, 2019 - 12:27 pm | Permalink

    Headline should read Andrade walks on to Ohio State.
    From T. Peterson: Why? When Andrade himself said committed. Also FYI a preferred walk-on is different than a walk-on so that headline would be incorrect.

  5. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    April 30, 2019 - 12:00 pm | Permalink

    @Keeping It Real, since you seem to know it all. If he decides to transfer and walk on to UCLA after next season, does OSU need to release him so that he doesn’t have to sit out a year?

  6. Keepin It Real's Gravatar Keepin It Real
    April 30, 2019 - 10:42 am | Permalink

    You can absolutely commit to a school as a “preferred walk-on”. My Two Cents truly doesn’t understand the recruiting process like most other parents. A kid may have 3 scholarships to an NAIA school and instead “commits” to an FCS program as a “preferred walk-on”. A commitment by an athlete does not have to be tied to scholarship money.

  7. QB Sneak's Gravatar QB Sneak
    April 30, 2019 - 8:21 am | Permalink

    Het PotSmudge,
    Sounds like a depressed San Dimas fan or coach!!!!

  8. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    April 29, 2019 - 1:33 pm | Permalink

    Still a great accomplishment. You have zero idea how good you have to be to get on as a preferred walk-on.

  9. Pac 5 Scout's Gravatar Pac 5 Scout
    April 29, 2019 - 1:08 pm | Permalink

    FYI: A preferred walk on is a pretty big deal for any kid, especially at a national powerhouse program. Generally you are not offered a scholy but you are guaranteed a roster spot. If you keep your nose clean, listen to the coaches and work your butt off the skies the limit. Red shirt for sure year one. If he makes it to year two a full ride will be offered as a rule to QB’s.

  10. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    April 29, 2019 - 12:08 pm | Permalink

    I am happy for the young man for having this opportunity to continue to chase his dreams. This semantic does not have anything to do with him. The headline, however, is misleading. “Commits” implied he had multiple scholarship offers and has chosen Ohio State over the others. If Ohio State did not offer him a scholarship than there is no commitment. He can withdraw from OSU at any time and attend any other school and walk on to their football team without needing permission from Ohio State. If he was offered a scholarship and “Commit,” OSU would need to okay him leaving or he would have to sit out a year. He chose or prefer to attend Ohio State, just like every high school seniors who will be choosing their college regardless if it’s ELAC, APU, or UCLA.
    From T. Peterson: “Committed” is the exact word JP Andrade used on his Twitter post. So I used it as well. If he says he committed and the story is about him then well…I’m sure you can figure out the rest. The headline isn’t misleading. It’s the word he used. It was mentioned that he was a preferred walk on in the story.

  11. PotSmudge's Gravatar PotSmudge
    April 28, 2019 - 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Sorry he’s not a Power 5 QB. FCS at the most.

  12. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    April 28, 2019 - 10:11 pm | Permalink

    Meant to say thank you Tim. Damn spell check. Lol

  13. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    April 28, 2019 - 9:44 pm | Permalink

    So he walked on, got it. Cool

  14. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    April 28, 2019 - 7:16 pm | Permalink

    That’s you Tim, that’s still a great honor!

  15. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    April 28, 2019 - 4:53 pm | Permalink

    @tim, “he announced” implies he got scholarship. But is it fact, is all I’m asking. People say a lot of things on social media leaving us to speculate, I just wanted to know if it was scholarship. If it is, I’m all the more impressed. Again, this amazing either way. Very happy for him and his family.
    From T. Peterson: He’s going to Ohio State as a preferred walk-on.

  16. ..:'s Gravatar ..:
    April 28, 2019 - 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Wow that is awesome

  17. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    April 28, 2019 - 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Full ride Or walk on? either way great job young man! I’m just curious

  18. Lesson Learned's Gravatar Lesson Learned
    April 27, 2019 - 11:36 pm | Permalink

    The moral of this story is that if you’re good, they’ll find you. The Bonita Bearcats can be proud of this young man, as should we all.

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