USC QB Commit Forced To Transfer High Schools After Fight With Wayne Gretzky’s Son
One would think that a hotshot young high school quarterback ranked the No. 3 junior in the nation and committed to USC would be the Big Man on Campus, right? Well, not if you attend Celebrity High.
That would be Oaks Christian High in Westlake Village, near Los Angeles. Among the kids who have attended there are the sons of Joe Montana, actor Will Smith, and former Rams running back Wendell Tyler. Former Notre Dame and Chicago Bears QB Jimmy Clausen went there. And Tom Cruise can occasionally been seen in the stands attending football games.
That's because Cruise is friends with Wayne Gretzky, who has had two sons at Oaks Christian. The oldest, Trevor, played football there from 2008-10, on the same team with Nick Montana and Trey Smith (Will Smith's son). Then there's Tristan Gretzky, a 16-year-old who is there now (inset, above).
Eyebrows were raised recently when Matt Corral (main photo), starting QB as a junior, suddenly transferred from Oaks Christian to Long Beach Poly, a high school about 60 miles away. Then came the report that Corral had gotten into a fight with Tristan Gretzky at a basketball game. TMZ is reporting that afterwards, Corral was forced to transfer.
Wayne Gretzky is a big donor at the school. Corral, via New York Daily News:
"I did not get expelled, nor did I punch anyone," he tweeted (then deleted), according to multiple reports. "I ran into problems at a school that is biased towards money. So if you have a lot of it, you run the school. No matter what the situation is. No matter what I say, I am wrong."
He later reportedly added: "Leaving Oaks Christian is something that my family thought was the right thing to do. I am sorry if I offended anyone."
If true (no one at the school is confirming any of this), this fits well with what I know of Oaks Christian. The school, founded in 2000, embraces its Celebrity High reputation, and one thing you don't do is muss the hair of the son of its biggest celebrity -- even if you are the star quarterback.
— Campus Insiders (@CampusInsiders) February 23, 2017
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