Scout On The Town Weekend Preview

The high school football season cranks up this weekend with several bigtime matchups around the country, including a matchup of two West Scout Top 50 programs in Southern California and two East Scout Top 50 programs in Maryland...

Follow the Scouts of Scout.com on Twitter as they bring you live coverage of the weekend's high school football across the nation, with several members of the Class of 2012 Scout 300 in action as well as a number of top 2013 prospects and a host of games involving FoxSports/Scout.com Top 50 teams.

EAST

Bob Lichtenfels- National Recruiting Analyst, East
Friday- St. Edward (Ohio) at Penn Hills (Pa.) at 7 p.m.
St. Edward features five-star offensive tackle and Michigan commitment Kyle Kalis, Pittsburgh pledge Darryl Render at defensive end, Northwestern commit Greg Kuhar at defensive tackle, West Virginia commit Tyler Orlosky at guard, Boston College pledge Sam Grant at tight end, Eastern Michigan pledge Kirkland Bryant at cornerback and uncommitted wide receiver Quincy Jones. Penn Hills is led by four-star wide receiver Corey Jones, along with three-star safety Chaz Whittaker and three-star guard Treyvon Hester, along with 2013 fullback Torreek Hester.

Sunday- Archbishop Wood vs. Pittsburgh Central Catholic at Gateway Kickoff Classic at 2 p.m.
Archbishop Wood has as many or more D-I prospects than any team in the state led by four-star tight end Colin Thompson, three-star guard Frank Taylor who is Boston College bound, Rutgers commits center Brandon Arcidiacono and running back Desmon Peoples. Temple commit Brandon Peoples and 2013 guard Nick Arcidiacono. Central Catholic is led by a pair of Maryland commits three-star quarterback Perry Hills and talented safety/wide receiver Anthony Nixon. Leading the way on the line is offensive tackle Logan Dietz.

Sunday- Bishop McDevitt vs. Gateway at Gateway Kickoff Classic at 6 p.m.
The Crusaders are led by the nations top ranked defensive end Noah Spence and three-star outside linebacker Brock Dean. Dean has committed to Maryland and they also feature 2013 WR Brian Lamelle. Gateway features a talented group of juniors led by quarterback Tommy Woodson and running back Darin Franklin. Tight end Jaymar Parrish will be Woodson's go-to guy and anchoring the offensive line will be R.J. Hughes. All are D-I prospects in the Class of 2013. .
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Kristen Kenney- East Recruiting Reporter
Thursday-Mount St. Joseph vs. Friendship Collegiate at Bowie State at 5 p.m.

Thursday- St. John's vs. Calvert Hall at Bowie State at 7:30 p.m.

Friday- Wise vs. Franklin (Md.) at Morgan State University at 5 p.m.

Friday- Gilman vs. Oscar Smith at Morgan State University at 7:30 p.m.
Gilman features four-star 2012 prospect Cyrus Jones, Kenny Goins, a running back that has narrowed his list to Vanderbilt, Syracuse and Tulane, offensive lineman and Penn State commit Brian Gaia.  Defensively, Gilman is led by Pittsburgh commit Devon Porchia and 2013 linebacker Micah Kiser who holds offers from Florida, Maryland, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Gilman has a beast in 2013 defensive tackle Henry Poggi, who has double digit offers including Alabama, Auburn, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Stanford, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Virginia.  Oscar Smith is led by running back J.C. Coleman and is a Virginia Tech commit.  Oscar Smith also features Western Michigan commit Sequan Gooding. Rhakeem Stallings, a 6'0", 210-outside linebacker, holds eight offers, mostly from MAC schools.

Saturday- Archbishop Curley vs. Patterson at Morgan State University at 10:45 a.m.

Saturday- DeMatha vs. Loyola at Morgan State University at 1:45 p.m.

Saturday- Westlake vs. Urbana at Morgan State University at 4:45 p.m.

Saturday- Dunbar (Baltimore) vs. Dunbar (DC) at Morgan State University at 7:45 p.m.
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SOUTHEAST

Chad Simmons- National Recruiting Analyst, South
Friday- Henry County (Ga.) at Eagles Landing Christian Academy at 7:30 p.m.
Top Prospects: Dalvin Tomlinson (2012 DL Henry County), Isaac Rochell (2013 DL/OL ELCA), Keyante Green (2013 RB ELCA)

Saturday- Vangard (Fla.) at Carrollton (Ga.) at 12 p.m.
Top Prospects: P.J. Williams (2012 S Vangard), Jonathan Jones (2012 CB Carrollton), Zach Gordon (2012 TE Carrollton)
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Andrew Bone - South
Thursday- Decatur (Ala.) at Huntsville (Ala.) at 7:00 p.m.
Top prospects: RB Josh Matthews, 2013 (Decatur), LB Cameron Toney (Huntsville)

Friday- Gadsden (Ala.) City vs. Oxford (Ala.) at 7:00 p.m.
Friday- Kwon Alexander (2012 LB Oxford), Trae Elston (2012 CB Oxford), Michael Flint (2012 OL Oxford), Devin Gordon (2012 OL Gadsden City), B.J. Hammond (2013 WR Gadsden City).
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Steve Robertson - Southeast Recruiting Analyst
Friday- Franklinton (La.) at John Curtis Christian (La.) at 7:30 p.m.
Top Prospects: LSU commitment Dillon Gordon and Mississippi State commitment Torrey Bell
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Yancy Porter, Mississippi Scout
Friday- MUS (TN) at South Panola at 7:30 p.m.
Top Players: South Panola – Jr/OL Deon Mix, JR/S Tony Conner, DT Issac Gross, DE Temario StrongMUS – CB Alex Dale, OG Ben Still, Jr/RB Shane Tucker, OL Nick VergosJr/LB Ford Howell
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MIDWEST

Allen Trieu- National Recruiting Analyst, Midwest
Thursday- Canton at Grand Blanc at 7 p.m.
GB: Jordan Fields (3-star, CMU commit), Lester Liston (3-star, Cincinnati commit), Luke Maclean (Top Junior), Bart Williams (Jr.)
Canton: Kevin Buford (3-star, Toledo commit), Ryan Jones (Sr. with FBS offers), Cameron Dillard (Top Junior

Friday- Oxford at Southfield-Lathrup at 4:30 p.m.
Oxford: Prescott Line (3-star, SMU commit), Collin Goetz (CMU commit)
Lathrup: Jamal Lyles (3-star, Michigan State commit)

Saturday - Toledo St. John's Jesuit at Orchard Lake St. Mary's at 7 p.m.
St. Johns: Matt Miller (Jr. with FBS offers), Brogan Roback (Jr. with FBS offers)
OLSM: James Ross (4-star, Michigan commit)
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Simone Scott - Midwest Field Reporter
Friday- Dublin Jerome vs. Hilliard Darby
Both teams feature several top underclassmen to keep an eye on. Scioto will look to run the football with William Houston (junior) and Elijah Berry (sophomore). Marion-Franklin will showcase top juniors, quarterback Corey Benson and guard Damon Dillard.

Sunday- St. Xavier vs. Pickerington Central
St. Xavier features several top younger players, including junior wide receiver Trey Kilgore and junior defensive tackle Trey Bell. Central counters with Ohio State commits Jacoby Boren and Roger Lewis, as well as Indiana verbal Sebastian Smith.

Sunday- Springfield vs. Upper Arlington
Upper Arlington will look to playmaker Frank Epitropoulos to make plays on both sides of the football, and the Ohio State commit will line up at safety and wide receiver. Springfield counters with two impressive sophomores, linebacker Davonte James and wide receiver Thaddeus Snodgrass.

Monday- Camden County (Ga.) vs. Cleveland Glenville at the Herbstreit Classic
Camden County will put its 53-game regular season winning streak on the line Monday, and they will look to senior quarterback Brice Ramsey (Georgia commit) to lead the way. Glenville looks to the senior leadership of Devan Bogard (Ohio State commit) and V'Angelo Bentley, who holds ten offers.

Monday- Indianapolis Cathedral vs. Centerville at the Herbstreit Classic
Cathedral boasts three-star safety JohnTurner, and the Notre Dame commit has been impressive to date. For Centerville, seniors Ifeadi Odenigbo and Benny McGowan (Michigan State commit) get most of the headlines, with four-star Odenigbo still undecided about his college choice. Junior lineman Evan Lisle is another highly-rated 2013 prospect.
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Dave Berk - Midwest Recruiting Analyst
Thursday- Dixie Heights at Highlands
The battle for bragging rights in Kentucky will be televised by Fox Sports Ohio and this game features two highly-ranked quarterback prospects. Dixie Heights will be led by four-star passer Zeke Pike, who has verbally committed to Auburn. Patrick Towles runs the show for Highlands, and the three-star quarterback has verbally committed to Kentucky.
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Bill Greene - Midwest Recruiting Analyst
Thursday- Canton (Ohio) GlenOak at Massillon (Ohio) 7:00 p.m.
A rematch of last year's breakout performance by GlenOak five-star Brionte Dunn, who committed to Ohio State shortly after. GlenOak also boasts two highly-rated juniors in offensive tackle Steve Mathie and quarterback Reid Worstell. Massillon will pin its hopes on junior quarterback Kyle Kempt, who holds offers from West Virginia and Tennessee.

Friday- Lake at Hudson at 7:00 p.m.
Hudson is the home of top junior linebacker prospect Ben Gedeon, and the 6-foot-2, 200-pound, athlete holds offers from Boston College, Michigan, Penn State and Tennessee.

Saturday- Huber Heights at Canton McKinley at 12:00 p.m.
Two of the premier programs in Ohio square off for the third straight year, and both feature high-profile players. McKinley is led by four-star senior defensive end Se'Von Pittman and three-star senior defensive back Jermaine Edmondson, and both are committed to Michigan State. Wayne features two-way junior lineman Lovell Peterson, one of the top prospects in the class of 2013. Two other juniors, quarterback Javon Harrison and offensive tackle Cole Newsome are also players of note.

Monday- Camden County (Ga.) vs. Cleveland Glenville at the Herbstreit Classic
Camden County will put its 53-game regular season winning streak on the line Monday, and they will look to senior quarterback Brice Ramsey (Georgia commit) to lead the way. Glenville looks to the senior leadership of Devan Bogard (Ohio State commit) and V'Angelo Bentley, who holds ten offers.

Monday- Indianapolis Cathedral vs. Centerville at the Herbstreit Classic
Cathedral boasts three-star safety JohnTurner, and the Notre Dame commit has been impressive to date. For Centerville, seniors Ifeadi Odenigbo and Benny McGowan (Michigan State commit) get most of the headlines, with four-star Odenigbo still undecided about his college choice. Junior lineman Evan Lisle is another highly-rated 2013 prospect.
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MIDLANDS

Greg Powers- National Recruiting Analyst, Midlands

Friday– L.D. Bell (Texas) @ Southlake Carroll (Texas) at 7:30 p.m.
Top Prospects: OL Kimo Tipoti, QB Kenny Hill, WR Peyton Williams, OL J.J. Prince, ATH Sabian Holmes

Saturday– Longview (Texas) @ John Tyler (Texas) at 7:30 p.m.
Top Prospects: WR Eric Hawkins, OLB Jordan Burton, DE Eric Davis, DE Tyus Bowser, ATH Gregory Ward

Monday– Edna Karr (La.) vs. Arlington Bowie (Texas) at 10:00 a.m.
Top Prospects: QB Kolby Listenbee, RB Rusell Hansbrough, DE Jessie Rogers, DT Demonte Hood, OT Derek Edinburgh, WR Jarrell Bennett, DT Darrian Dyson, DT Leonard Washington

Monday– Dallas Skyline (Texas) vs. Cocoa (Fla.)at 1:15pm
Top Prospects: WR Thomas Johnson, LB Peter Jinkens, WR Ra'Shaad Samples, RB Tarean Folston, LB Mike Ferguson

Monday- OKC Douglass (Okla.) vs. DeSoto (Texas) at 4:30 p.m.
Top Prospects: OG/DT Cayman Bundage, CB Bryson Echols, CB Jalen Mills, DE Michael Richardson, OG Curtis Riser, RB Dontre Wilson, LB Alex Lyons

Monday- Denton Guyer (Texas) vs. Cedar Hill (Texas) at 7:45 p.m.
Top Prospects: WR Connor Crane, WR Ellis Jefferson, LB/TE Dominic Ramacher, DT Daniel Kottman, WR Andre Anderson, OG Aderius Epps, LB Stephen Taylor Follow @GPowers79 on Twitter

Ahmard Vital - Midlands Recruiting Analyst
Friday- Katy vs. Alief Taylor at Crump Stadium at 7 p.m.
Top Prospects: Katy QB Brooks Haack (2012) RB Adam Taylor (2013) LB Bo Brown (2012). Taylor S Greg Allen (2012) DE Torrodney Prevot (2013)

Saturday- Spring Dekaney vs. Houston Nimitz at Thorne Stadium at 6 p.m.
Top Prospects: Dekaney RB Trey Williams (2012 – Texas A&M) DB Jarrett Irving (2012 – Houston) TE Armand Nance (2012 – Boise State) DB Patrick Martin (2012). Nimitz RB Torrin Amos (2012) DE Brian Madunezim (2012) DE Brandon Jones (2013)
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Erin Hartigan - Midlands Recruiting Reporter

Friday– Celina (TX) vs. Plano (TX) Prestonwood Christian at 7:30 p.m.
Top Prospects: OL/DL Jake Raulerson, LB Josh Raulerson, TE/DE Christian Morgan, S Anthony Morgan, OL Jordan Roos

Monday– Edna Karr (La.) vs. Arlington Bowie (Texas) at 10:00 a.m.
Top Prospects: QB Kolby Listenbee, RB Rusell Hansbrough, DE Jessie Rogers, DT Demonte Hood, OT Derek Edinburgh, WR Jarrell Bennett, DT Darrian Dyson, DT Leonard Washington

Monday– Dallas Skyline (Texas) vs. Cocoa (Fla.)at 1:15pm
Top Prospects: WR Thomas Johnson, LB Peter Jinkens, WR Ra'Shaad Samples, RB Tarean Folston, LB Mike Ferguson

Monday- OKC Douglass (Okla.) vs. DeSoto (Texas) at 4:30 p.m.
Top Prospects: OG/DT Cayman Bundage, CB Bryson Echols, CB Jalen Mills, DE Michael Richardson, OG Curtis Riser, RB Dontre Wilson, LB Alex Lyons

Monday- Denton Guyer (Texas) vs. Cedar Hill (Texas) at 7:45 p.m.
Top Prospects: WR Connor Crane, WR Ellis Jefferson, LB/TE Dominic Ramacher, DT Daniel Kottman, WR Andre Anderson, OG Aderius Epps, LB Stephen Taylor Follow imErinHartigan on Twitter

WEST

Brandon Huffman- National Recruiting Analyst, West
Thursday- Anaheim (Calif.) Servite at Oceanside (Calif.) 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.

Friday- Garces vs. Cypress at Mission Viejo Classic at 4:30 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.

Friday- Bakersfield Centennial at Mission Viejo at Mission Viejo Classic at 8 p.m.
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.

Saturday- Bakersfield vs. Timpview at Mission Viejo Classic at 11:15 a.m.
Two traditional powers, who are down because of graduation, meet in the third game, and first on Saturday, of the Mission Viejo Classic.

Saturday- Crenshaw vs. Alta at Mission Viejo Classic at 2:20 p.m.
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.

Saturday- Orange Lutheran vs. Bingham at Mission Viejo Classic at 5:25 p.m.
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.

Saturday- Oaks Christian vs. Bellevue at Mission Viejo Classic at 8:30 p.m.
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.
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Scott Kennedy- Director of Scouting
Thursday- Anaheim (Calif.) Servite at Oceanside (Calif.) 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.

Friday- Lakewood (Calif.) at Los Angeles (Calif.) 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.

Friday- Encino (Calif.) Crespi at Compton Dominguez at 7 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.

Saturday- Crenshaw vs. Alta at Mission Viejo Classic at 2:20 p.m.
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.
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Jason Jewell - Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Thursday- Phoenix (Ariz.) Thunderbird at Scottsdale (Ariz.) 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.

Friday- Anthem (Ariz.) Boulder Creek at Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy Prep at 7 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.

Saturday- Pima (Ariz.) C.C. at Glendale (Ariz.) C.C.
Key Players- Pima- NC State bounceback OT Sam Jones. Frosh S Danell Miles (NDSU signee). Glendale- 2 star OTs Patrick Ward, Billy Rone, 2 star WR Demtrius Wilson, 2 star RB Davon Jones.
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Tara Turnure, West Recruiting Reporter
Friday- Los Angeles (Calif.) Jordan at Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey at 7 p.m.
The Dons, one of the top teams in the City Section, will host Jordan in both school's season opener.  Jordan is led by receiver Robert McCovery, while the Dons are paced by USC commit Jaydon Mickens at receiver as well as Ross Stribling and Michael Robert, and have their defense led by linebacker Jeremiah Allison.
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Jake Worthen, Northwest Recruiting Analyst
Thursday- Anaheim (Calif.) Servite at Oceanside (Calif.) at 7 p.m.

Friday- Garces vs. Cypress at Mission Viejo Classic at 4:30 p.m.

Friday- Bakersfield Centennial at Mission Viejo at Mission Viejo Classic at 8 p.m.

Saturday- Bakersfield vs. Timpview at Mission Viejo Classic at 11:15 a.m.

Saturday- Crenshaw vs. Alta at Mission Viejo Classic at 2:20 p.m.

Saturday- Orange Lutheran vs. Bingham at Mission Viejo Classic at 5:25 p.m.

Saturday- Oaks Christian vs. Bellevue at Mission Viejo Classic at 8:30 p.m.
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Kevin Carden, West Recruiting Analyst
Thursday- Anaheim (Calif.) Servite at Oceanside (Calif.) at 7 p.m.

Friday- Garces vs. Cypress at Mission Viejo Classic at 4:30 p.m.

Friday- Bakersfield Centennial at Mission Viejo at Mission Viejo Classic at 8 p.m.
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