Scout.com's West Recruiting Team will be all over the Southland on Thursday,
Friday and Saturday, seeing a number of top teams from California, Arizona,
Washington and Utah. The main event out West is the six-game Mission Viejo
Classic at Mission Viejo (Calif.) High School, which features three teams in the
Scout Top 50 and two reigning state champions
Here is where Scout.com will be
out West this week.
Anaheim Servite at Oceanside at 7 p.m.
The Friars won the CIF-SS Pac-5 title, the top division in Southern
California, in 2010, their second straight title, and advanced to the CIF State
Open Division title game. They've been one of the premier teams in the
region under the guidance of head coach Troy Thomas and features a pair of BYU commitments
in Jherremya Leuta-Douyere and Butch Pauu and Boise State commitment Travis Averill. Oceanside features a pair of D1 prospects on the offensive line in Eduardo Middleton and Grant Bays
and the Pirates, who've won state titles in 2007 and 2009, would love to get a
win here and keep on their odd-year title chase. (Huffman, Worthen, Kennedy
Phoenix Thunderbird at Scottsdale Saguaro at 7 p.m.
Four-star running back D.J. Foster is the headliner here, leading Saguaro
against a Thunderbird team boasting junior running Kanoi Benoit.. (Jewell)
Lakewood at Los Angeles Locke at 3 p.m.
There should be ample opportunity for wide receivers Malik Gilmore (Oregon State) and Darius Powe
to make plays as Lakewood faces an outmanned Locke team. (Kennedy)
Bakersfield Garces vs. Cypress at 4 p.m.
Cypress made it to the CIF-SS Finals a year ago before falling and they'll
welcome Central Section Garces to the first game of the Mission Viejo Classic.
(Huffman, Worthen, Carden)
Encino Crespi at Compton Dominguez at 7:30 p.m.
One of the most talent laden games in the country as Crespi’s four-star
offensive linemen Jordan Simmons and under-recruited 3-Star wide receiver Chris Harper travel to Compton to take on Dominguez and 10 D1 prospects in the Class of 2012 headlined by Scout 300 members Brandon Beaver and Lacy Westbrook.
Keep an eye on 2013 Crespi safety Tyler Foreman. (Kennedy)
Los Angeles Jordan at Los Angeles Dorsey at 7:30 p.m.
Jordan features receiver Robert McCovery while Dorsey may be the most
talented team in the City Section behind USC commit Jaydon Mickens at receiver,
three-star linebacker Jeremiah Allison, and D_I prospects Ross Stribling at
receiver, Justin Johnson at defensive tackle and Michael Robert at receiver and
defensive back. (Turnure)
Anthem Boulder Creek at Phoenix Brophy Prep at 7:30 p.m.
Boulder Creek features two-star offensive lineman Austin Farnlof. while Brophy
is headlined by three big
time juniors-.offensive lineman Charlie Renfree, quarterback Tyler Bruggman and
receiver Devon Allen. (Jewell)
Bakersfield Centennial at Mission Viejo at 7:30 p.m. on FSN Prime Ticket
Centennial will start life without Cody Kessler, who is now the backup at
USC as a true freshman. Mission Viejo is one of the top teams in the
country and the host of the Mission Viejo Classic. The Diablos are led by
one of the best offensive lines in the region, headed by three-stars Colby Cyburt and Austin Maass (San Diego State commit), and they'll open holes for
quarterback Alex Bridgford and USC commit Jahleel Pinner and newcomer Buzzy Yokoyama. (Huffman, Worthen, Carden)
Bakersfield vs. Provo Timpview at 11:30 a.m. at Mission Viejo
Two traditional powers, who are down because of graduation, meet in the
third game, and first on Saturday, of the Mission Viejo Classic.. (Huffman,
Bakersfield Garces vs. Cypress at 2:15 p.m. at Mission Viejo
Crenshaw lost a ton of talent from its 2010 squad including do-everything athlete DeAnthony Thomas, but they always have young players ready to step in. They’ll need to grow up fast against a powerful Alta squad who travels to California from Utah brining BYU commits Rhett Sandlin and Steven Richards as well as Utah commit Austin Lee.
(Huffman, Worthen, Kennedy)
Orange Lutheran vs. Bingham at 5:20 p.m. at Mission Viejo
The Lancers are traditionally one of the strongest teams in the Southern
Section, and they won a state title in 2006. Bingham seems to win state
titles year after year, and head coach David Peck may have his best squad.
Orange Lutheran features a pair of ACC commits in four-star tight end Christo
Kourtzidis (Florida State) and Duke pledge Deion Williams at linebacker as well
as Washington commit Darien Washington. Bingham is led by Jared Afalava, a
highly touted linebacker, 2013 defensive tackle Lowell Louteili and Keegan Hicks, a 2013 offensive linemen. (Huffman, Worthen)
Westlake Village Oaks Christian vs. Bellevue at Mission Viejo at 8:30 p.m. on
FSN Prime Ticket
Bellevue, the three-time defending 3A state champs in Washington (and eight
of the last 10) travel to Southern California to take on CIF-SS Northern
Division champs Oaks Christian, who knocked off three-time Washington State
champs Skyline two years ago. The Wolverines featured their vaunted
Wing-T, which is never easy to stop for opposing defenses, especially early in
the season, and they'll use the offensive line featuring Jake Eldrenkamp and
Michael Kneip to lead the way for quarterback Tyler Hasty, who also plays
cornerback. The Lions welcome in new quarterback Luke Falk, who moved from
Utah to Southern California, and the junior already has an offer Florida State.
Oaks boasts four-star receiver Jordan Payton and four-star cornerback Ishmael Adams as well as three-star linebacker Mendoza, with Mendoza and Adams splitting
carries in the backfield. (Huffman, Worthen)