A 6-foot 9-inch forward entering his senior season at Katella, Erbst will go down with [Randy Whieldon], [Roger Lemons], [Dan Wright] and Co. as one of the Knights' best players. Considered Orange County's leading recruit this season, Erbst already has signed a letter of intent to play at USC.
[Stan Morrison] sent another letter to Erbst, this one by express mail. Erbst signed it and hand-delivered it to the coach at USC's exhibition game against Australia that Tuesday night in the Sports Arena.
Erbst heads what is shaping up as one of Orange County's most talented classes of basketball players, which includes Ocean View's Ricky Butler, Capistrano Valley's Nathan Call, Santa Ana Valley's Alonzo Jamison, [Kevin Walker Brea-Olinda]'s Kevin Walker and Saddleback's Bryant Walton.