Report: 5-Star QB Matt Corral’s Transfer Was Due To Altercation With Wayne Gretzky’s Son

    Five-star quarterback Matt Corral's transfer from Oaks Christian School to Long Beach Poly stemmed from fight with Wayne Gretzky's son, Tristan.

    March 1, 2017

    Five-star quarterback Matt Corral’s transfer from Oaks Christian School to Long Beach Poly stemmed from fight with Wayne Gretzky’s son, Tristan.


    After three years playing for the Oaks Christian School football team, 5-star prospect Matt Corral will transfer and spend his senior season at Long Beach Poly instead.

    The transfer was reported early last month but the reason didn’t surface until the first day of March. According to TMZ, Corral and the son of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, 16-year-old Tristan Gretzky, engaged in a fight at an Oaks Christian basketball game.

    Corral is currently ranked as the No. 2 quarterback and No. 5 overall player in the CI 25 player rankings. A dual-threat quarterback, there are parts of his game reminiscent of Cam Newton – most specifically his violent arm action, and the ability to elude defenders. At times his mechanics can be loose, but he’s a precision passer when afforded time in the pocket. Suffice to say, while the fight with Gretzky is not a good look, it’s certainly an incident that has worked out in Long Beach Poly’s favor.

    Corral has been committed to USC since Feb. 5, 2016. His now-former high school teammate, Bo Calvert, committed to the Trojans two months later.

    Bo’s brother, Josh Calvert, is expected to take over for Corral as Oaks Christian’s starting quarterback.

    MORE: 4-Star WR Joseph Scates Announces Decommitment

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