Scout Recruiting Team Out West
Butch Pauu
Butch Pauu
Scout.com
Posted Sep 1, 2011


A look at the games that the Scout Recruiting Team out West will be hitting this weekend...

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.

THURSDAY
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 and Carden)

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)

FRIDAY
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)

SATURDAY
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, Worthen)

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)

Brandon is in his seventh year with Scout.com, currently as the National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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