Bob Lichtenfels- National Recruiting Analyst, East
Friday: WPIAL Playoffs Second Round- Shady Side Academy (Pa.) vs. Jeannette (Pa.) at Norwin 7:30 p.m.
Shady Side features two-way star Reggie Mitchell who has already committed to Wisconsin. Jeannette will rely heavily on four-star safety/quarterback Demetrious Cox. Cox recently received his written offer from Notre Dame, he also has offers from thirty other schools and is looking hard at a number of them especially Pittsburgh and Penn State. Junior running back Shavonta Craft will be another player worth checking out.
Brian Dohn- Northeast Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Philadelphia Catholic AAAA Final- Roman Catholic vs. La Salle at Northeast High
Roman Catholic features class of 2013 receiver William Fuller, who is shaping up to be one of the best receivers in the region in next year's class.
Kristen Kenney- East Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Gilman vs. Archbishop Spalding- Playoffs at 1:30 p.m.
Gilman is loaded with top talent starting in their 2012 class with Penn State commit Brian Gaia, Cyrus Jones, Kenneth Goins, Pittsburgh commit Devon Porchia. The top underclassmen include 2013 QB Shane Cockerille, TE Henry Poggi, LB Micah Kiser, and 2014 DE Melvin Keihn.
Friday: Good Counsel vs. St. John's- WCAC Semifinals at 7:00 p.m.
Good Counsel is home to elite 2012 WR prospect Stefon Diggs, RB Wes Brown, Lineman Ryan Watson, Drew Stefanelli and Maryland commit Mike Madaras. What underclassmen will be making big plays for GC? 2013's Dorian O'Daniel and Kendall Fuller never fail to impress. St. John's is armed by Temple commit Ben Onett.
Andrew Bone - Southeast Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Daphne at Prattville at 7:00 p.m CST
Key Players: Auburn commitment T.J. Yeldon (National 100 RB, Daphne), Florida State commitment Justin Shanks (National 100 DT, Prattville), Alabama commitment Justin Thomas (four-star Prattville), Alabama commitment Ryan Anderson (three-star DE, Daphne), Alabama commitment Caleb Gulledge (three-star OL, Prattville), Florida State commitment Austin Golson (2013 OL, Prattville), South Florida commitment Eric Lee (defensive end, Daphne), Wake Forest commitment Laronji Vason (three-star CB, Prattville), Arkansas State commitment Jalen Whitlow (three-star QB Prattville).
It's hard to find a better second round match up anywhere between two teams who were both ranked in the top 50 in the country at one point this year. Prattville was pre-season No. 1 before losing to St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.). The Lions fell again in an upset to Opelika. Daphne lost their only game of the season to top 50 team McGill-Toolen. The Trojans defeated Opelika in the first round. There is plenty of talent playing in this game with several major prospects. This game might determine who represents the south region in the Class 6A state championship.
Rachel Baribeau - Southeast Field Reporter
Friday: Daphne at Pratville at 7:00 p.m CST
T.J. Yeldon (2012-committed to Auburn) Ryan Anderson (2012-committed to Bama) Eric Lee (2012-committed to USF) and Torren McGaster (2012).
Prattville is loaded with Justin Shanks (2012-committed to Florida State) Justin Thomas (2012-committed to Bama) Jalen Whitlow (2012- committed to Arkansas State) Austin Golson (2013-Committed to Florida State), Caleb Gulledge (2012-Committed to Bama) and Laronji Vason (2012-committed to Wake Forest).
Mike Bakas - Florida Recruiting Analyst
Godby vs Lincoln (Tallahassee)
Godby: QB Dennis Andrews (Ga Tech), DB T.J. Davis (Auburn), TE Brandon Hollifield (Miami), LB Kadeem Thomas (Kentucky), LB Jacarri Thomas (Arkansas), and TE Laith Harlow (Oklahoma)
Lincoln: 2-star QB Ronald Butler, 3-star WR Raph Andrades, 2-star S Marcus Wilson, 4-star DE James Hearns (2013), and 4-star WR Taj Williams (2013)
Mike Coppage - Southeast/Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Natchitoches-Central at Carencro at 7:00 p.m.
Top Prospects: Natchitoches-Central (2013 QB Robert Woodard), Carencro (2012 three-star DT Jacoby Briscoe), (2012 QB Jalen Nixon), (2012 DE Adam Clark), (2012 OL Jordan Walker), (2012 RB Alex Johnson), (2012 WR Shawn Thomas), (2013 RB Jaylan Rose).
Carencro, which was ranked in the Scout Top 50 for much of the season, hosts a Class 5A first round playoff game against the Natchitoches-Central Chiefs. Carencro (9-1) is seeded No. 7 and Natchitoches-Central is No. 26. The homestanding Bears feature the state's leading rusher, Alex Johnson (2,035 yards). WR Shawn Thomas set a school single-game record during the regular season with 10 receptions.
Steve Robertson- Southeast Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Forrest County Agricultural High School at South Pike
Mississippi State commitment Adarrius Perkins will lead the Aggies into Magnolia, Mississippi for a second round playoff contest. Last season FCAHS lost on the last play of the game in the 4A south state semi-finals. The team is 11-1 on the 2011 campaign and should be in good shape to take the next step this week.
Laura McKeeman - Southeast Recruiting Reporter
Thursday: Tampa Catholic at Jesuit (Bay Area) at 7:30 p.m.
Key Prospects: Tampa Jesuit: 2013 WR Travis Johnson (6-4, 210)--Johnson has 30+ offers (UF, Miami, ND, USC, Ohio State, etc.)
Friday: Lakeland vs Kathleen at 7:00 p.m.
Key Prospects: 2012 4-star OL Evan Goodman-- committed to Arizona St but still looking around at Nebraska, Notre Dame, Auburn and more
2012 Miami WR Commit Riquan Southward, 2013 CB D.J. Alexander, 2013 LB T.J. Simmons, 2012 3 star TE Kerwin Harrison-- USF, Rutgers, Louisville, Iowa State.
Allen Trieu - National Recruiting Analyst, Midwest
Saturday: Grand Blanc at Rockford at 1:00 p.m.
The playoffs heat up in Michigan as this should be a hotly contested game in Division-1. Rockford has Michigan commit Ben Braden on the offensive line and junior safety K.C. Zenner is another we think will receive a lot of recruiting attention. Grand Blanc has a bevy of recruits on their roster. Cincinnati commit Lester Liston leads them at LB/RB along with Central Michigan commit Jordan Fields at WR/DB. Junior LB/DE Luke Maclean already has an offer and may be on his way to more, and junior quarterback Bart Williams is a 6'5 kid who has put up big numbers this year. Their receivers, Terrance Dye, Tearon Jameson and junior Clarence Fields all have collegiate potential as well.
Bill Greene - Midwest Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Steubenville vs Youngstown Cardinal Mooney at 7:30 p.m.
Steubenville has Ohio State commit Najee Murray. Cardinal Mooney has two of ohio's top juniors in linebacker Courtney Love and safety Marcus McWilson.
Saturday: Hudson vs Wadsworth at 7:00 p.m.
Hudson has one of Ohio's top juniors in linebacker Ben Gedeon. Wadsworth has several top underclassmen Scout.com needs to watch.
Midwest Recruiting Analyst
Saturday: Middletown (10-1) vs. Cincinnati Moeller (8-3) at 5:00 p.m.
Middletown enters this second round playoff game looking to knock off Greater Catholic League power Moeller and standout wide receiver Monty Madaris who is still considering his options with Florida State and Michigan State believed to be the front runners. He is joined by another well polished receiver in senior Mike Means. While the Crusaders are able to hit from the air, they'll look to 2013 running back Keith Watkins to power up the running game. In front of this offensive firepower is 2013 offensive lineman Alex Gall.
The Middies are powered by 2013 Scout.com five-star prospect Jalin Marshall who has already picked up offers from Notre Dame and Ohio State. He is joined by cornerback Cody Quinn (Illinois) and under the radar running back E.J. Junior and wide receiver Zach Edwards.
Saturday: Cincinnati (OH) Colerain (10-1) vs. Cincinnati (OH) St. Xavier (8-3) at 8:15 p.m.
Colerain enters this second round playoff battle ranked in the Scout.com Top 50 at #28. The Cardinals face a familiar foe in Greater Catholic League power St. Xavier. This is the fifth time in the past seven seasons the two teams have battled in the Division I, Region 4 playoffs. St. Xavier holds a 3-1 record during this stretch of postseason match-ups.
St. Xavier is led by offensive lineman Brandyn Cook (Pittsburgh). He is joined by outside linebacker Nathan Gerbus (Miami Ohio), defensive end Bryson Albright (Miami Ohio). The player to keep in eye on is Class of 2013 wide receiver Trey Kilgore. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound athlete is getting lots of early interest.
Colerain is led by linebacker Joe Bolden (Michigan) and defensive tackle Trae Clark who holds several offers including West Virginia and Michigan State. They are joined by Cincinnati pledge Andre Jones who is a hard hitting safety. The Cardinals also have two underclassmen to keep an eye on in 2013 offensive lineman Dylan Wiseman who holds an offer from Cincinnati and 2014 athlete Travon Hudson who stands 6-foot-3, 200-pounds. Hudson is already turning heads and receiving interest from many of the top BCS programs in the country.
Simone Scott- Midwest Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Hilliard Davidson vs. Upper Arlington at Columbus St. Francis de Sales HS at 7:00 p.m.
In a rematch from three weeks ago, Upper Arlington will try to avenge their 7-25 loss to Hilliard Davidson in the second round of the state playoffs. Upper Arlington will stand behind 2012 Ohio State commit Frank Epitropoulos and 2012 Toledo commit James Henry. On the other side, Hilliard Davidson averages almost 400 yards on the ground each game, so look for 2012 RB Alex Mickley to take charge. In the rare occasion that Hilliard Davidson will put the ball in the air, 2012 WR Tyler Talbott is who will most likely be catching it.
MIDLANDSGreg Powers- National Recruiting Analyst, Midlands
Friday: Midland (Tx.) vs Arlington Martin (Tx.) at Cowboys Stadium at 6:00 p.m.
Midland will travel in to town to take on one of the toughest teams in the state. Martin features Oregon commits Stephen Amoaka and Eric Amoaka at defensive back. Boise State commit Steven Baggett leads a tough unit up front. Some people believe that DE Devonte Fields could be the best DE in the state. In the junior class keep an eye on Kyle Hicks.
Friday: Abilene Cooper (Tx.) vs Arlington Lamar (Tx.) at Cowboys Stadium at 9:00 p.m.
Will Texas Tech quarterback commitment Clayton Nicholas be able to lead his team over an athletic squad from seasoned Lamar?
Saturday: Keller Fossil Ridge (Tx.) vs Flower Mound Marcus (Tx.) at Cowboys Stadium at 11:00 a.m.
Scout.com three-star defensive tackle Aaron Curry from Fossil Ridge will try to slow down the offense led by Deion Sanders Jr.
Saturday: Denton Guyer (Tx.) vs Lewisville Hebron (Tx.) at Cowboys Stadium at 2:00 p.m.
This game will be loaded with prospects. Kiante Griffin and Deatrich Wise headline Hebron, but there are a number of talented youngsters to keep an eye on. Guyer is led by Stanford commit Connor Crane and Oklahoma State commit Dominic Ramacher, but also has a lot of young players playing important roles.
Saturday: Plano East (Tx.) vs Southlake Carroll (Tx.) at Cowboys Stadium at 5:00 p.m.
Class of 2013 QB Kenny Hill has kept the team rolling and Baylor commit Sabian Holmes stars on both sides of the ball. Plano East's tough defense led by Toby Obumseli will have its hands full trying to lock down the undefeated Dragons.
Saturday: Allen (Tx.) vs Keller Central (Tx.) at Cowboys Stadium at 8:00 p.m.
Jonathan Williams is one of the best running backs in the state and Allen also has one of the toughest quarterbacks in Alec Morris, but Keller Central will come to compete. WR/DB Zack Sanchez is one of the most exciting playmakers around and Simon Goines is a load up front on the offensive line.
Ahmard Vital - Midlands Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Bi-District (first round playoffs)- The Woodlands vs. Klein Collins at Turner Stadium at 7 p.m.
Players to Watch- The Woodlands: WR Blake Webb (2012 – Oklahoma State), LB Garrett Hope (2012), DL Mitchell Meyers (2012 – Iowa State), QB Cooper Woodyard (2012)
Players to Watch- Klein Collins: RB Shane Rhodes (Boise State), DE Roland Leal (Air Force), QB Tyler Stehling (Rice), DB Ryan Santos
Saturday: Richmond Bush vs. Clear Creek at The Rig at 6 p.m.
Players to Watch- Bush: RB Jaylnn McCain (2012), DE Emmanuel Ogbah (Oklahoma State – 2012), DB Prince Ene (2012)
Players to Watch- Clear Creek: DB Logan Jentzen (2012), OL Brent Wagner (SE Louisiana – 2012)
Britton Lynn, Southwest Recruiting Reporter
Thursday: Lake Travis (10-0) vs. Austin McCallum (7-3) at Lake Travis ISD Stadium Austin at 7:30 p.m.
Lake Travis Recruits: 4-Star 2012 Tight End Griffin Gilbert TCU Commit, 3-Star OG Taylor Doyle Texas Commit, 3-Star Safety Collin LaGasse SMU Commit
Friday: San Antonio Madison (6-4) vs. Converse Judson (8-2) at Rutledge Stadium Converse at 7:30 p.m.
San Antonio Madison (6-4) Recruits: Isaiah Carter 2012 DE talking with quite a few Big 12 schools no known offers yet, 2-Star Donovan Williams 2012 OG offers from Missouri, Texas-San Antonio and Texas State
Converse Judson (8-2) Recruits: Stephon Moody 2-Star 2012 OLB offers from Baylor and Texas Tech, 2012 RB Quaylon Jones talking with lots of big 12 schools no offers yet, Dennis Parks WR 2012 Rice Commit
Brandon Huffman- National Recruiting Analyst, West
Friday: Mount Si (Wash.) vs. O'Dea (Wash.) at Memorial Stadium at 7:00 p.m.
Mount Si has a Pac-12 verbal in offensive lineman Josh Mitchell (Oregon State commit) and a 2013 kicker to watch in Cameron Vanwinkle. O'Dea features Washington State commit Sam Flor on the offensive line and underrated three-star corner Jayshawn Jordan as well as a 2013 running back Tatum Taylor to keep an eye on.
Saturday: Edmonds-Woodway (Wash.) at Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep at
Mount Tahoma Stadium
at 1:00 p.m.
The unbeaten Lions look to move on to the quarterfinals against Edmonds-Woodway. Bellarmine is paced by three-star receiver Michael Rector, a Washington commit, and a couple of 2013 prospects to watch, quarterback Sefo Liufau and running back Isaiah Flynn.
Saturday: Sammamish (Wash.) Eastlake at Federal Way (Wash.) at 7:00 p.m.
Eastlake was ranked #1 in the state before losing in the KingCo title game but cruised a week ago. They're led by fast-rising athlete Ryan Lewis, who Colorado has offered. Federal Way features Washington State commit Jordan Pulu at linebacker, Portland State verbal Uso Olive and running back D.J. May, one of the top unoffered prospects in the West.
Fox Sports West Prepzone will stream four games with a fifth stream including commentary from former Florida State quarterback Chris Rix, Mark Rogondino and me. The games include a bevy of recruits garnering interest around the Pac-12 and beyond.
Servite vs Santa Margarita at 7:30 p.m
In a battle for the Trinity League title and a shot at California's Open Division Championship, Scout Top 50 member Servite takes on Santa Margarita. Servite is led by BYU linebacker commitment Butch Pauu, and Boise State commitment Travis Averill is an outstanding offensive lineman. Max Tuerk is a Scout 300 member at offensive line and is committed to USC.
Chaminade at Serra at 7:00 p.m (Watch
Chaminade quarterback Logan Scott is one of the top players in the CIF Southern Section, and he'll try and avoid UCLA defensive back commitment Raymond Ford of Serra. Thomas Brown is another D1 prospect for Serra looking to keep improving through the season.
San Luis Obispo at Arroyo Grande at 7:00 p.m (Watch
Oregon State commitment Brent Vanderveen plays quarterback for a solid Arroyo Grande squad, and he's bringing some protection with him in the form of offensive tackle Garrett Weinreich who is also committed to the Beavers. Scout 300 linebacker prospect Seth Jacobs headlines their defense.
St. Paul at Harvard-Westlake at 7:00 p.m. (Watch
Jason Jewell - Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Mesa (Az.) Red Mountain at Mesa (Az.) Desert Ridge at 7:00 p.m.
Key Players: Red Mountain- 2 star OL Viliami Koloamatangi, 2 star TE Billy Freeman, 2 star OL Quin Ficklin, 2 star CB Marcus Brantley. Desert Ridge- 2 star OL/DL Alex Barrett (San Diego State commit), 2 star DE Damani Mosby, 2 star WR Jordan Becerra, RB Joey Counts.
Jake Worthen, Northwest Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Mount Si (Wash.) vs. O'Dea (Wash.) at Memorial Stadium at 7:00 p.m.
The top two prospects for Mount Si are C Josh Mitchell (Oregon State commit) and 2013 K Cameron Vanwinkle. O'Dea boasts a slew of talented prospects from both the 2012 and 2013 classes. The senior group includes Washington State commit G Sam Flor, CB Jayshawn Jordan and DE Cody Fulleton. 2013 RB Tatum Taylor is one of the most explosive players in the state.
Saturday: Bethel (Wash.) vs. Woodinville (Wash.) at Pop Keeney Stadium at 7:00 p.m.
Bethel features one of the state's best quarterbacks in Justin Hordyk (2012). Hordyk will likely end up at the FCS level. The top prospect for the Braves is TE/LB David Fontenette, who holds an offer from Oregon State. Woodinville's top prospect is DE Sawyer Whalen who recently committed to Portland State.
Kevin Carden, West Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Las Flores (Calif.) Tesoro vs. San Clemente at 7:00 p.m.
Southern California's top prospect, five-star offensive tackle Kyle Murphy and his teammate, Utah commit Travis Wilson at quarterback, will try to clinch the #2 spot out of the South Coast League against Tesoro and two-star athlete Kyle Woolbright.
Friday: Encino (Calif.) Crespi vs. Los Angeles (Calif)
Loyola at 7:00 p.m.
A lot of talent will be on hand, including USC commit Jordan Simmons (Crespi) and Stanford commit Kodi Whitfield (Stanford) as well as Boise State verbal Chaz Anderson (Loyola) and three-star receiver Chris Harper (Crespi). Also playing are two of the top 2013 defensive backs in Southern California, Crespi's Tyler Foreman and Loyola's Cameron Walker.
Inna Lazarev, West Field Reporter
Friday: Salem (Ore.) South Salem at Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic at Jen-Weld Field at 7:00 p.m.
Key players: South Salem is led by California commit Junior Espitia, while Central Catholic features Oregon commit Alex Balducci, BYU commit Dallin Leavitt, and two-star defensive end Jacob Nall.
Annabel Stephan, West Field Reporter
Friday: San Ramon (Calif.) California vs. Concord De La Salle at 7:00 p.m.
The Spartans look to wrap up another EBAL title when the face CalHi. De La Salle is led by four-star quarterback Bart Houston, the #4-quarterback nationally by Scout.com and a Wisconsin commit as well as four-star linebacker Michael Barton, a Cal commit. The Spartans also feature the top 2013 prospect in the West, five-star linebacker Michael Hutchings.
Tara Turnure, West Recruiting Reporter
Thursday: Pomona Diamond Ranch at West Covina at 7:00 p.m.
Leading Diamond Ranch HS is 2012 safety and Oregon State commit Chris Miller. The standout players on West Covina are, 2012 three-star defensive back Chris Solomon and 2012 two-star OLB Justen Meaders. Solomon is being recruited by Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, and Nevada. Meaders currently holds offers from Arizona State, and has been hearing for several Pac-12 schools as well as Michigan.
Friday: Chaminade at Gardena Serra at 7:00 p.m.
The ones to watch in this game are Charminde's 2012 QB Logan Scott. For Serra the key playmakers are, 2012 CB and UCLA commit Raymond Ford, 2012 OLB and SMU commit Kache Palacio and 2012 three-star MLB Thomas Brown. Brown recently took an official to Nebraska and will be taking an official to Arizona State on Nov. 19th.