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COLLEGE WATCH: Viking football adds 3

Portland State has added three football players during the early signing period.

The Vikings have signed junior-college linebacker Anthony McNichols and JC kicker Ian Boozer and picked up transfer linebacker Zack Berg, who played two seasons at Wyoming.

Berg, 6-2 and 230 pounds, is from Edmonds Woodway (Wash.) High.

McNichols spent the past two seasons at Golden West Community College in Huntington Beach, Calif., his hometown. A 5-11, 225-pounder, he was named Southern California Football Association player of the year for 2013, after making 94 tackles and four interceptions for a 9-2 team. He will be a junior at Portland State.

Boozer will be a PSU sophomore after his one season with Fullerton (Calif.) College. He attended Churchill High in Eugene. At Fullerton, he made seven of eight field-goal attempts, with a long of 47 yards, and went 50 of 52 on extra points. At Churchill, he was 6 of 7 on field goals and averaged 46.6 yards per punt.

All three of the new Vikings will be available for spring football.

  • • Brent Crouch, an assistant coach at Saint Mary's, is taking over as head volleyball coach of the Portland Pilots.

    Crouch has spent the past four years at Saint Mary's, most recently as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator for the indoor program and head coach of the sand volleyball team.

    He graduated from Texas A&M in 1998 and was club men's volleyball coach at the University of Oregon in 2005.