06-28-2007 - From Brian Commiso '80... Stepson Given Coveted Award
Awarded Daily Breeze
"Player of The Year 2005"
Brian Commiso of Leuzinger's Class of 1980 was proud to see his stepson Major Culbert receive the coveted and well deserved award for his outstanding football achievement at Narbonne High School in 2005. Major dominated The Marine League as a star running back and defensive safety. In one effort against North Torrance, Major ran for a school record of 332 yards.
Upon graduation, Major received several offers and was awarded scholarships from universities such as UCLA, Oregon State, Nebraska, Washington, San Jose State, UNLV, and San Diego State. With the assistance of The Class of 1980 Olympian News Sports Editor among others, Nebraska was picked as the place to play.
Defensive back Major Culbert was one of Nebraska's final committments, pledging to The Huskers in mid-January 2006. The 5-11, 198-pound Culbert ranks as the 39th-best athlete in the nation according to Rivals.com, which also ranks him as the 34th-best player in the state of California.
As a junior, Culbert ran for 1,116 yards and 12 touchdowns, while recording 90 tackles, seven sacks, two interceptions and three fumble recoveries. He earned first-team all-league honors and second-team all-area honors for his efforts in leading NathanielNarbonneHigh School in HarborCity , CA to a 10-3 record.
As a senior Culbert enjoyed a breakout year. Coach Manuel Douglas' Narbonne squad finished 6-5 as Culbert ran ftor 1,955 yards and 17 touchdowns and added 10 receptions for 123 yards, while recording 106 tackles, seven sacks and two interceptions. Culbert received a three-star rating from both Rivals.com and Scout.com, which listed him as the 30th-best cornerback prospect in the country.
You too can now watch Major run the ball for The Big Red on Saturdays...