In a surprise jolt that shakes up Ventura County's high school football landscape, standout junior quarterback Matt Corral confirmed Saturday that he is no longer enrolled at Oaks Christian School.
Rumors began circulating Saturday morning, and Corral addressed the news in a evening tweet. He denied that he was leaving for disciplinary reasons.
"I did not get expelled, nor did I punch anyone," he tweeted. "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 latter added: "Leaving Oaks Christian is something that my family thought was the right thing to do. I am sorry if I offended anyone."
Corral also thanked his coaches, including head coach Jim Benkert.
Corral's family hasn't yet offered further explanation. Benkert said inquiries to Oaks Christian were going through Rob Black, the Head of School.
The 6-foot-3 junior is committed to USC and is a consensus Top 2- or 3-rated quarterback by national prep scouting services.
In leading the Lions to their second straight Marmonte League championship as a junior, Corral threw for 3,188 yards and 25 touchdowns.
Corral is a resident of Ventura so speculation now ramps up as to where he enrolls as a senior.
Oaks Christian returns a solid core of talent on offense, including wide receiver Mycah Pittman and running back Zach Charbonnet, but now must replace its triggerman.