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the weekend's high school football across the nation, with several
members of the Class of 2013 Scout 300 in action as well as a number of top 2014
and 2015 prospects
and a host of games involving FoxSports/Scout.com Top 50 teams.
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Brian Dohn- Northeast Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Egg Harbor Township (N.J.) High at Oakcrest High (Mays Landing,
N.J.) at 7 p.m.
Egg Harbor Township has little-known defensive lineman Eric Waife, who is
committed to Rutgers. Also a power weight lifter, Waife didn't play much his
first three years of high school but excelled at a number of camps. Oakcrest is
home to Penn State middle linebacker commit Brandon Bell, who has publicly said
he is remaining committed to the Nittany Lions.
Sam Hellman- Northeast Recruiting
Friday: South Brunswick (Monmouth Junction, N.J.) at East Brunswick (N.J.) at 7 p.m.
South Brunswick features the senior debut of Rutgers verbal commitment T.J. Taylor. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound athlete will play safety for the Scarlet Knights, but also lines up at wide receiver for South Brunswick. Taylor committed to Rutgers in early June and comes from the same program as college star and Cincinnati Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu. South Brunswick features a pair of intriguing 2015 skill players in Donate Strickland and Amir Johnson whereas East Brunswick is not expected to have any Division I prospects emerge this season.
Chad Simmons- National Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Norcross (Ga.) at Parkview (Ga.) at 7:00 p.m.
The highest ranked prospect in this contest is Norcross running back Alvin Kamara. The four-star has offers from schools coast to coast and he recently named Alabama and Georgia as his top two. He is a big play waiting to happen because of his speed. Myles Autry (RB/ATH) and Lorenzo Carter (DE) are two juniors that play for Norcross with offers. Both are expected to be top 20 prospects in the Peach State next year.
Cal commit Shon Akins, a corner with good speed, leads the defensive
secondary for Norcross. Parkview is led by seniors Kyle Williams (LB) and Chris Carson (RB). Carson is a big part of the Panther offense and Williams anchors their defense. Their top overall prospect is 2014 cornerback Bryce
Lewis. He has already been offered by Vanderbilt.
Friday: Liberty County (Ga.) at Appling County (Ga.) at 7:30 p.m.
There is only one true prospect in this game and he is the early favorite for the top prospect in Georgia next year. Raekwon McMillan is a hard-hitting linebacker with double-digit offers and he currently favors Ohio State and Georgia. He had 15 tackles, three tackles for loss, and two sacks a week ago. Could he be a five-star in the 2014 class? Stay tuned.
Jamie Newberg - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage @ Seffner (Fla.) Armwood
at 7:30 p.m.
No. 1 Armwood (6A) hosts No. 2 American Heritage (3A) in a game littered with over a dozen D1 prospects. American Heritage is led by former Sooner commit, four-star running back Greg Bryant, and former Gator pledge, three-star offensive tackle Roderick Johnson. American Heritage also has cornerbacks Marcus Davis and Ka’Wan Pete, tight end Tyler Provo (Syracuse commitment), and safety Xavier Swinton. Sophomore defensive back Desmond Cain is one to watch as well. Meanwhile, Armwood is as talented as ever. They are led by four-star safety Leon McQuay, who is coming off a visit to USC. Wide receiver Alvin Bailey committed to the University of Florida after last Friday’s Armwood victory over Brandon. Quarterback Darryl Richardson, defensive end Derric Coleman, wide receiver Ronnie Thomas and offensive lineman Aaron Evans (UCF commitment) are other D1 prospects. 2014 cornerback Kyle Gibson and 2015 defensive end/linebacker Byron Cowart are two up and coming kids that are already garnering a ton of early attention.
Mike Bakas - Florida Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland at Orlando (Fla.) Jones
at 7 p.m.
Mainland is coming off a big win over arch-rival Deland last week. Quenton Powell (6-1/200), a four-star commitment to the University of Florida, leads the way at linebacker for the Bucs. Jones High has several prospects on its roster, led by three-star wide receiver Kermit Whitfield (5-8/155) and three-star defensive end Devin Washington (6-2/225). Whitfield, the fastest player in this year’s class, is already committed to Florida State; Washington is committed to South Carolina. Another key prospect to watch is 2014 defensive end Kendrick Hair (6-3/235).
Atlantic Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Statesville (N.C.) Statesville vs. Lexington (N.C.) North Davidson at 7:30 p.m.
Both teams are 3-0 and have large senior classes. Statesville is led by a trio of Division I commits –cornerback Breon Borders (Duke), linebacker Tristan Mumford (East Carolina), wide receiver Carlis Parker (Virginia Tech). North Davidson features arguably the top 2015 prospect in North Carolina, defensive tackle Shy Tuttle. Tuttle already has early offers from Clemson, North Carolina, and Wake Forest. The Black Knights also have senior defensive lineman Andrew Mayton, senior running back Devonte Moore, sophomore defensive back Khylil Miller, and sophomore offensive lineman Nick Wimmer.
Geoff Vogt - Florida Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Boyd Anderson (Fla.) at Hollywood Hills (Fla.) at 7:00 p.m.
Boyd Anderson is led by OL Sandley Jean-Felix (6-foot-4, 300 pounds), WR Eddie Jackson (6-0, 180), and Justin McDonald (6-1, 190). The Cobra's are always one of Florida's most talented teams at wide receiver/defensive back. They are 1-0 on the season. Quarterback Greg Handerson (6-0, 180) is the catalyst on offense and they will go as far as he takes them. Hollywood Hills is playing their first game of the season are led by senior LB Griffin Goins (6-1, 215). Several young prospects are expected to emerge this season.
Friday: Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas(Fla.) at Weston Cypress Bay(Fla.) at 7:30
St. Thomas is always on the national radar and they survived a scare from Columbus last week in Dolphins Stadium. Over the past five years several schools in Broward County have closed the gap with the Raider's and this is expected to be Coach Mark Guandolo's best team at Cypress Bay. Over 15 D-1 prospects will be on the field Friday night. St. Thomas is led by DE Joey Bosa (Ohio State commit), RB Fred Coppet, QB John O'Korn (Houston), DL Anthony Moten (2014), and WR Corey Holmes(2014). Cypress Bay counters with QB Jarante Lewis, RB Mattew Dayes (NCSU), WR Alex Montgomery (WF), and LB Nico Marley.
Saturday: Miami Central(Fla.) vs. Miami Booker T Washington(Fla.) at 7:00PM in Dolphins Stadium
Central returns home after losing to nationally ranked Grayson (Ga) and now must face the No. 1 team in the country according to at least one poll. Booker T is led by LB Matthew Thomas (Alabama, Miami, FSU), OL Denver Kirkland (FSU, Miami), and DB Michael Johnson (FSU). Juniors Chad Thomas (DL), Nigel Patton (CB), and Treon Harris (QB) will be among the most coveted prospects in the country in a years time. Central has struggled at the QB position, but there is no question at RB with the junior duo of Joseph Yearby (FSU) and Dalvin Cooke (Clemson). Linebacker Marqez Hodge (Syracuse) and Safety Ahmad Thomas (Oklahoma) will need to have stand-out games for Central in order to stop the Tornado's high powered attack. Sophomore WR Devontae
Phillips is a potential game breaker for Central
John Garcia Jr. - Southeast Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Homerville (Ga.) Clinch County at McDonough (Ga.) Eagles Landing Christian Academy at 7:30 p.m.
ELCA is led by its book-ends Isaac Rochell and Andrew Williams, who will look to send Clinch County home with a second consecutive road loss. Rochell is a four-star senior committed to Notre Dame, which is one of over a dozen schools along with Alabama and Clemson to offer Williams, a junior. The Chargers are led offensively by senior running back Keyante Green, who flipped his commitment from UCLA to Purdue in late July after the Bruins lost contact with him. An ELCA prospect looking to get on the map is 6-foot-5, 235-pound senior tight end Bill Tecknipp, who has interest from the likes of South Carolina and South Florida. Clinch County could make another deep playoff run, but non-league ELCA
may be its toughest regular-season test.
Steve Robertson - Southeast Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Grace King (LA) at Pearl River Central (MS) at 7:30 p.m.
Pearl River Central has been one of the feel good stories of south Mississippi during Eric Collins' tenure. Considered an also ran much of the past decade, the Blue Devils, winners of just one game in 2010, went all the way to the 5A south state championship in 2012. PRC (1-0) will host Grace King out of Metarie, Louisiana on Thursday evening. PRC will depend on safety Brandon Padgett to control the back end while 2014 OL
Harry Godwin will look to lead one of Mississippi's most explosive offenses.
Grace King is looking to break through with their first winning campaign this
year, Senior running back Justin Jones is the focal point of the offense and
safety Brandon Dykes is the leader of a veteran defensive unit.
Yancy Porter - Mississippi Scout
Friday: Cleveland Eastside (Miss.) at West Bolivar (Miss.) at 7:00 p.m.
This cross-town rival game will be high on emotions as Eastside stopped West Bolivar’s winning streak last season when they stopped the Eagles on the one yard line on the last play of the game. West Bolivar features 4-Star tailback, Kailo Moore. The Mississippi State commit has been nursing a sore ankle and has mainly played defense the last two weeks but says he feels 100% and will be featured on offense in the upcoming game. They also have one of the top defenders in the state in William Lloyd. Cleveland Eastside has another outstanding linebacker in Michael Hurns. Another name to keep an eye for on their team is their two-way standout (DE/TE) Brant Williams.
The 6- 4”, 220-pounder was a factor in last year’s game.
Amy Campbell - Florida Recruiting Reporter
Thursday: Lake City (FL) Columbia at Gainesville (FL)
Gainesville at 7 p.m.
Florida Head Coach Will Muschamp is said to attend this match-up. Top offensive
tackle Laremy Tunsil and his Columbia team head just up the road to Gainesville
to face the Hurricanes. Tunsil is one of the hottest prospects around and has
recently named Alabama his leader, with Georgia just behind and Florida in
third. Gainesville is loaded with talent as well. Holding down the offense is
Florida commit Chris Thompson. Junior running back Tony James has been a big
contributor this season as well. James has a handful of big offers including
Florida, Miami, and Ohio State. Senior running back Raph Webb has also anchored
the Hurricanes' run-game thus far. Webb has a handful of offers and is looking
for more. Defensively, senior linebacker Keith Kelsey is looking to make a
statement at this game. Kelsey is hungry for that Florida offer and sees a
chance to impress Coach Muschamp Thursday night.
Friday: Daytona (FL) Mainland at Orlando (FL) Jones at 7 p.m.
Florida linebacker commit Quinton Powell anchors a Mainland defense that looks
to stop one of the fastest guys in the country in FSU wide receiver commit
Kermit Whitfield. Holding down the Jones defense is South Carolina defensive end
commit Devin Washington and 2014 defensive end Kendrick Hair. Hair has a handful
of offers including South Carolina, Louisville, Cincinnati, and Purdue.
Kristen Ledlow - Southeast Field Reporter
Friday: Gainesville High School (GA) at Buford High School (GA) at 7 p.m.
Gainesville boasts 2014 QB DaShaun Watson, who is currently committed to Clemson, but open to hearing other offers. Watson's list thus far includes Auburn, Florida State and Ohio State among others. Buford is led by 2013 C Josh Cardiello, currently committed to Georgia. With offers on the table but no verbal commitment yet, 2013 TE Mikey Bart will also play on the defensive side of the ball. Bart's offers include North Carolina, South Florida, Syracuse and UCF thus far. Buford's roster also includes one of the top linebackers in the class of 2014 in Korie Rogers.
Allen Trieu - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Chicago Mt. Carmel (Ill.) at Chicago De La Salle (Ill.)
at 7:30 p.m.
There are many juniors to watch for in this one. De La Salle's offensive tackle
Jamarco Jones may be the top junior in the state and has multiple BCS offers
including Ohio State, Michigan State, Iowa, Michigan, Illinois and others. Mt.
Carmel defensive end Enoch Smith, who has multiple BCS offers himself, will look
to best Jones in what should be a great matchup of talented players. DLS also
has junior running back Mikale Wilbon, who has been on a tear so far this season
and has a Purdue offer, quarterback Shelby Spence and offensive lineman Aaron
Roberts in their 2014 class. Mt. Carmel's other top juniors are center Nate
Oquendo, who holds a Purdue offer, and running back Matt Domer. DLS also has a
sophomore we'll be keeping a close eye on in Javon Burruss, a 6'5, 310-lb
youngster who looked the part of a future recruit over the summer.
Bill Greene - Ohio Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Elyria (Ohio) at Grafton Midview (Ohio) at 7 p.m.
Elyria is led by defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle (Ohio State commit), and the 6-foot-4, 250-pounder has been dominant in his first two games. Grafton Midview features junior quarterback Cody Calloway, a top 2014 in-state prospect in his third year as the varsity starter. Elyria junior guard Darius Badford is also a prospect to watch.
Saturday: Mentor (Ohio) at Cleveland (Ohio) St. Ignatius at 7 p.m.
The high-powered Mentor offense is directed by four-star quarterback Mitch Trubisky, and the North Carolina commit has been putting up video game numbers the past few seasons. Junior wide receiver Brandon Fritts is a top 2014 in-state prospect. Ignatius features junior offensive tackle Jimmy Byrne, one of Ohio's top 2014 prospects. Byrne holds offers from Ohio State, Notre Dame, and others. Junior safety/fullback Dameon Willis has been impressive so far, and is drawing BCS interest.
Dave Berk - Ohio Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Trotwood (Ohio) Madison at Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne at 7:30 p.m.
This is the FOX Sports Ohio television game of the week and brings plenty of star power on both teams. Trotwood is led by four-star cornerback and Ohio State pledge Cameron Burrows and four-star linebacker and Michigan pledge Michael McCray. Trotwood has several other seniors to watch in Illinois pledge Reon Dawson and running back Israel Green to go with several prospects in the 2014 and 2015 class. Wayne counters with Cincinnati pledge Javon Harrison and defensive tackle Lovell Peterson who holds offers from West Virginia, Illinois and Ohio. Wide receiver Jesse Bray holds an offer from Ohio and is hearing from several after a fast start to his senior season while 2014 linebacker Dorian Hendrix has already earned offers from Illinois, Bowling Green, Buffalo and Toledo.
Friday: Franklin (Ohio) at Miamisburg (Ohio) at 4:30 p.m.
We’ll get our first look at 2015 quarterback Luke Kennard who already holds several offers in basketball. Kennard, who stands 6-foot-5, 200-pounds, is hearing early from several programs including Ohio State. Miamisburg has a new head coach and a couple of young players in sophomores Chris Young and Adam Giles we want to look at.
Friday: Dayton (Ohio) Meadowdale at Dayton (Ohio) Chaminade Julienne at 7:30 p.m.
Last time a freshman quarterback in the Dayton (Ohio) area caught the eye of recruiters it was Braxton Miller (Ohio State). Now Jacob Harrison has some early buzz as the 6-foot-3, 200-pound lefty helped Chaminade Julienne in a come from behind week one victory as he entered the game in the fourth quarter and preceded to go 4-of-4 for 116 yards and two touchdowns to bring his team back for a 21-14 victory. Last week was much harder for the freshman as the Eagles fell 69-10 against Dayton (Ohio) Thurgood Marshall. We’ll also be checking out four-star West Virginia linebacker pledge Darrien Howard and Ohio linebacker pledge Jamel Sanders.
Beth Long - Midwest Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Priory (Mo.) at John Burroughs High (Mo.) at 4:30 p.m.
John Burroughs High is home to four-star running back and Ohio State commit Ezekiel Elliot, who had a big summer at camps -- and is now looking to really show his dominance on the field. Another prospect to watch for John Burroughs is fellow 2013 prospect, WR Foye Oluokun.
Friday: St. John Vianny (Mo.) at DeSmet (Mo.) at 7 p.m.
DeSmet is highlighted by several young prospects, including big OL Andy Bauer who is leaning towards Missouri but has heard from Alabama, LSU, and more. Another prospect that has been lighting up the field is fellow 2014 defensive back Thayer Weaver, 2013 defensive end Donnie White and OL Nick Wunderli. On the other side of the ball, St. John Vianny is led by 2014 running back Markel Smith , who has a Missouri offer and is in the hunt for more.
Simone Scott -
Midwest Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Grove City (OH) at Westerville South (OH) at 7:30 p.m.
Westerville South has had a strong start to the season. While senior quarterback Nick Renzetti has thrown for over 700 yards in their first two games, the player that must stay on Grove City’s radar is safety Marcus Ball. In last week’s game, Ball had two interceptions, including one for a touchdown. Ball has over 20 offers, including Iowa, Notre Dame, Penn State and Wisconsin. Grove City is coming off of a 41-7 win over Westerville North last week. Leading the way for the Dawgs will be quarterback Cameron Meece and his top target, wide receiver Devonta Thomas.
Benjamin Worgull -
Friday: Sun Prairie (Wisc.) at Janesville (Wisc.) Craig at 7:30 p.m.
Sun Prairie is led by 2014 DT Craig Evans, who has offers from Michigan State,
Wisconsin, Nebraska and Pittsburgh.
Greg Powers - National Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Lake Dallas (Texas) at Frisco (Texas) Centennial at 7:00 p.m.
Lake Dallas got out of the gates with a big 31-20 win over Richardson Pearce last week, but will be seriously tested by a talented Frisco Centennial squad that features a number of talented division one prospects. TCU cornerback commitment Ranthony Texada (2013) will be locking down one half of the field. He already secured his first interception of the week in the first game. Baylor defensive end Kevin Smith (2013) will be wrecking shop from the edge. On the offensive side of things it will be quarterback athlete Lamar Jordan (2013) leading the charge. He scored five touchdowns in week one showing that he should be on more college program’s radars.
Friday: Gilmer (Texas) at Prestonwood (Texas) Christian Academy at 7:30 p.m.
This is a good match-up between powerful schools. Gilmer is making the trip from East Texas to take on the North Texas private school power. The Buckeyes of Gilmer have produced a bevy of college prospects in recent years. SMU defensive back commitment Trey Washington (2013) leads a charge of talented athletes that also includes defensive back Tanner Barr (2014) and linebacker Josh Walker (2014). PCA will look to get the ball in to the hands of Florida State tight end commitment Christian Morgan (2013) as much as possible and FOX Sports NEXT Top 100 middle linebacker Mike Mitchell (2013) will be leading the defensive charge. Keep an eye on quarterback Mickey Mitchell (2015), who is Mike’s younger brother and also a top basketball prospect.
Ahmard Vital - Midlands Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Rosenberg (TX) Terry at Sugar Land (TX) Dulles at 7 p.m.
Here is a match up dominated by the SEC, with Terry having two Texas A&M commits on the roster in wide receiver/tight end Derrick Griffin and defensive back Victor Davis. Running back Eugene Wright is an uncommitted Division I player as is quarterback Antoine Arbuleda, a player who will update his sports resume weekly. For Dulles, a national Top 10 cornerback in Maurice Smith will be featured. Smith, an Alabama commit, may play in somewhat of an IronMan role and play both sides of the ball.
Friday: Galena Park (TX) North Shore at Alvin (TX) Manvel at 7 p.m.
There's no lacking of star power in this pre-district match up between Class 5A powers in Greater Houston. Leading the North Shore team is top prospect Micah Thomas, who holds a number of offers including Houston and Colorado. Providing protection for Thomas is top junior offensive lineman Trevon Tate. On the defense, linebacker Zach Whitely has Texas and Texas A&M pursing his services for the class of 2014. Defensive tackle Najee Toran is another player to keep an eye on. As for Manvel, the common sports word to characterize this team as "loaded." And no doubt the Mavericks have star power and have made good use of it as the defending state finalist in Class 4A a year ago. Known for its high-profile offensive attack, quarterback Shane McCarley leads the way. McCarley holds close to 10 offers including Florida Atlantic and Louisiana Tech. He may have the best collection of targets to throw to with Oklahoma commit Austin Bennett, Texas A&M commit Kyrion Parker and Carlos Thompson, a player who is likely to be playing on Saturdays. Up front, Travis Romero is seeking more activity in his recruitment and is considered one of the top sleeper guards in the city. Defensively, there is Division I talent at every position. UTEP hauled in defensive tackle Dewan Edmonson in late July while Jonathan London has an offer from San Jose State with TCU on the look out. The secondary has Texas A&M commit Tavares Garner and Jared Ambres.
Erin Hartigan - Midlands Field Reporter
Thursday: Dallas (Tx.) Madison at Dallas (Tx.) Kimball at 7 p.m.
Headlining this matchup is the nation's 5th-ranked defensive tackle Justin Manning of Kimball- who, yes, still sits on the market. The 6-foot-2, 275-pounder recently narrowed to a final five of TCU, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, LSU and USC, and reported he plans to take all five official visits before making a decision. Leading the offensive charge is senior running back Teriyon Gipson, a 5-foot-9, 165-pounder that suffered a season-ending knee injury last fall and is back and better than ever, set to have a big senior year. Gipson ran for 230 yards and 3 scores last week on just 20 carries; and has garnered the likes of Kansas State and Texas Tech. Senior linebacker Brandon Hines has also garnered those likes, and holds offers from both, along with Baylor and Kansas. Easy to see why when compared to Ray Lewis on the field. Love Hines' aggression and passion for the game.
Friday: Tyler (Tx.) John Tyler at Lancaster (Tx.) at 7:30 p.m.
Ever watched a high school football game between two of the fastest teams in the state with 10-plus Divison I prospects on the field at once? You will in this one. Red Bull 7-on-7 National Champion John Tyler (with a third-place finish in the State 7-on-7 Championships) enters the house of the reigning 4A state track champs. Headlining 'JT' is a feisty receiving corp of Oklahoma State commitment Fred Ross, and seniors Justice Liggins and Darion Flowers. Tossing to them is athlete Greg Ward, committed to Houston. Holding it down on the defensive side is highly-touted 'end Tyus Bowser, with offers from Missouri, West Virginia, Texas Tech, among others. A jack of all trades in the pocket for Lancaster is Washington State commit Demarcus Ayers who accounted for 286 yards of total offense and 4 scores last week both through the air and on the ground. Keep eye on his go-to Nick Alexander, junior wideout with offers from Oklahoma and SMU with several more expected this fall. Starring on both sides is '14 cornerback Nick Harvey (offers from Texas, LSU, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Oklahoma). He locks down the secondary alongside senior Dakota Austin, behind 6-foot-6, 230-pound defensive end Daeshon Hall (verballed to Washington) and 2014 safety/linebacker prospect Vontre McQuinnie. I'll stop there as I could cover this page with prospects to watch.
Saturday: Jenks (Okla.) v. No. 23 DeSoto (Tx.) at 4:00 p.m.
Kicking off the long-awaited Texas-Oklahoma football clash at Bedford (Tx.) Pennington Field Saturday will be the Jenks Trojans (fighting to avoid their first 0-2 start since 1986) and the DeSoto Eagles (that broke up open the season with a 37-14 run over a talented Arlington Martin squad last week.) DeSoto's Oregon running back pledge Dontre Wilson and 2014 quarterback Desmon White proved to be a deadly combo- White accounting for three touchdowns, rushing for 175 yards, passing for 188; Wilson with two scores, including a 94-yard punt return to break open the second half. Leading the Jenks offense is Oklahoma receiver commitment Jordan Smallwood, and senior running back Trey'Vonne Barr'e, an elusive 5-foot-10, 175-pounder garnering interest from Tulsa, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. If they can beat a DeSoto defense that stifled Texas running back commit Kyle Hicks in the second half last week, this should be an offensive showdown.
Saturday: No. 30 Tulsa (Okla.) Union v. No. 32 Euless (Tx.) Trinity at 8:00 p.m.
Battle of the home-state powers, as Union enters with six state titles since 2004; Trinity with three. Union also enters on a high following a 14-7 win over rival Jenks in the season-opening 'Backyard Bowl' last week. The Trojans, on the other hand, comes in hungry to bounce back after a tough 31-24 overtime loss in the home of nationally-ranked Bellevue (Wash.) last Thursday. Expect a war in the trenches Saturday. Euless always brings a big line, this year led by senior defensive ends Sam Tevi (Utah commit) and Gaius Vaenuku (slew of offers from Missouri, Arizona State, Utah and others). They'll take on Union's O-lineman and OU pledge Dalton Rodriguez. Offensively, Trinity is led by big receiver Jason Reese (verballed to Arizona State) and scrappy wideout Raymond Bolden. Look for Tulsa commits Khalid Kornegay
and Chris Hall to have nice outings for Union.
Brandon Huffman - National Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos at Redlands
(Calif.) at 7 p.m.
A couple of Pac-12 commits headline this Inland Empire clash. Los Osos,
with Oregon State commit Victor Bolden at receiver and quarterback Stephen
Johnson, comes in at 2-0, with a surprising 1-point win over Colorado power
Englewood (Colo.) Cherry Creek. The Grizzlies will try to stay unbeaten
against a Redlands team that got its first win of the season with a stunning win
itself, a 21-12 victory over Fontana Summit. Redlands is paced by
four-star running back Craig Lee, a commit to UCLA, as well as
receiver/cornerback Walter Jones. Quarterback Jimmy Walker leads the
Terriers offense, which also features Daryl Miller, who's got some offers,
despite backing up Lee.
Friday: Gardena (Calif.) at Los Angeles (Calif.) Jefferson at 3 p.m.
Jefferson boasts one of the City Section's top prospects in the 2013 class,
two-way threat Marcus Stamps. The San Diego State commit stars at running
back for Jefferson, while also anchoring the secondary for the Democrats, the
side of the ball he'll play in college.
Friday: Covina (Calif.) Workman at Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian at 7 p.m.
Salesian is one of the most loaded small-school programs in the Southland, with
one BCS commit, two 2014 BCS prospects and one of the best quarterbacks in
Southern Section. Before they play Pasadena, they'll host Workman, and it
will be our first chance to see UCLA commit Jermaine Kelly, a
cornerback/receiver who had over 150 yards receiving a week ago, play in pads
for Salesian. Getting him the ball will be pound-for-pound, the strongest
armed quarterback in the West, Jihad Vercher, who had a huge game last week,
with 200-yards passing and two touchdowns and almost 200 yards rushing and three
touchdowns. The Mustangs also feature a pair of top 2014 prospects in Marquis
Ware, who plays tight end and linebacker and is nearing double-digit offers as
well as Jamardre Cobb, a two-way threat who also has a number of offers.
Greg Biggins - National Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Villa Park (Calif.) at Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison at 7:00 p.m.
Villa Park, ranked No. 4 in the CIF Southwest division, is led by one of the state's top two-way lineman in Nick Whitton. Whitton is a dominant player but at just 6-2, 250 pounds, schools have been shy in recruiting him. Air Force is his lone offer at the moment. Dimitri Medenas is another talented lineman and plays right next to Whitton giving the Spartans a pair of elite H.S linemen. Edison is ranked No. 2 in the SW Division and is led by underrated quarterback Alek Torgersen. Torgersen didn't start as a junior but boasts one of the strongest arms in the state and is an emerging talent. Ivy League schools Harvard and Brown are watching him. Offensive lineman Jeremiah Frost is a load at 6-1, 345 pounds and is very talented but grade concerns have scared away recruiters at the moment.
Friday: Long Beach (Calif.) Poly at Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne at 7:00 p.m.
Poly has beaten Narbonne five straight years but will be a slight underdog in this one. The Jackrabbits have several FBS prospects on both sides of the ball. Running back Gerard Wicks, a Washington State commit, is strong and fast and runs with power. The secondary will be the strength of the Poly defense led by safety David Price and sophomore corner Iman Marshall. Arizona, Colorado and SMU have offered Price, one of the biggest hitters in the state. Marshall has been labeled a 'phenom' since the 8th grade and has offers from UCLA and interest from programs all over the country. Narbonne has a pair of Pac 12 commits leading the offense in Elite 11 QB Troy Williams, a Washington commit, and talented California receiver commit A.J. Richardson. Williams is the state's top signal caller and Richardson has as good a hands as you'll see. Linebacker Keishawn Bierria
is a load in the middle- big, fast and active and holds offers from Arizona,
Colorado, Colorado State, Iowa State, Oregon State and San Diego State.
Scott Kennedy- Director of Scouting
FOX Sports West eatures four games per week streamed live on the internet with broadcasters and color analysts, and multi-angle cameras. This week Prepzone Live will feature host Kevin Barnett and Director of Scouting Scott Kennedy, highlighting the action from each of the four games as well as other news and notes across the Southland. Here is a look at this week's action on FOX Sports West's Prepzone.
Friday: Venice (Calif.) at Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian at
Oaks Christian has been impressive in its two opening wins, while Venice was beaten handily by Chaminade before rebounding against Sylmar. From a college prospect standpoint, this one is a blowout in favor of Oaks Christian. The Lions senior class features linebacker Cameron Judge (6'2/215, UCLA) and receiverFrancis Owusu (6'3/195, Stanford). The junior class may be even more talent laden with quarterback Brandon Dawkins(6'4/215) and athlete Chris Davis (5'9/170) leading the way. Dawkins already has offers from the likes of Notre Dame and Utah among others.
Friday: Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw at Westlake (Calif.) at 7:00 p.m.
Crenshaw has gotten off to a good start with a core of seniors that includes Mossi Johnson (6'1/185), Earl Glinton (6'1/185) and Dominic Hatfield (5'11/165), all defensive backs who are receiving college looks. Westlake would have been one of the favorites in the Pac-5 before it lost starting quarterback Justin Moore. The Warriors have struggled to find an identity on offense, but the defense held Del Oro and Granite Bay to a combined 19 points. Dashon Hunt(5'9/175) is a do-it-all dynamo for Westlake who was committed to UCLA at one time. He plays defensive back and running back for the Warriors and is considering Nebraska and Arizona among others.
Friday: La Verne (Calif.) Bonita at Whittier (Calif.) La Serna at 7:00
Junior Tanner Diebold hopes to lead his Bonita team to its first victory of the season. He had a good opening week game against San Dimas with 173 yards and three touchdowns, but threw two interceptions in a week two loss to South Hills. La Serna is coming off of a good win over Downey. Senior Nick McCarty is the go-to player for the Lancers, having already run for three touchdowns on the season.
Friday: San Diego (Calif.) Francis Parker at Rio Hondo (Calif.) Prep at
Parker is a tough small school program in the San Diego section but is coming off back to back sub-par years after having won 23 games the prior two seasons. Parker blew out Coronado in its first game behind four touchdown passes by senior Gabe Harrington (6'4/210). Rio Hondo Prep is coming off of a 13-1 season, but the Kares
got waxed by Mission Prep last week.
Jason Jewell, Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Peoria (Ariz.) Liberty at Phoenix (Ariz.) Paradise Valley at 7
This game features two of the top signal callers in the state in Boise
State commit Ryan Finley from Paradise Valley and Tyler Rogers, who has
offers from Air Force and South Dakota State, from Liberty. Both team
are undefeated and both quarterbacks are the heart and soul of their
teams. Paradise Valley's Patrick Johnson played left tackle last year
but has transitioned to center. He currently has an offer from Idaho.
Friday: Glendale (Ariz.) Apollo at Glendale (Ariz.) Ironwood
Most thought Apollo would be rebuilding but come into this game
averaging over 50 points per game. Ironwood will try to keep the Hawk
offense off the field with a strong rushing attack. The Eagles have
rushed for over 1,000 yards in the last two games and big back Mike
Alexander is their go to guy. At 5 foot 11 and weighing 240 pounds,
Alexander is a load. He has one of the state's top offensive lineman in
6 foot 5 300 pound offensive tackle Elijah Cox blocking for him. Keep an
eye on junior offensive guard Jon Sekona from Apollo, at 6 foot 3, 290 pounds,
he has the tools of a division-one player.
Kevin Carden, West Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Stockdale (CA) at Inglewood (CA) at 7:00 p.m.
The top recruit in the Stockdale-Inglewood showdown on Friday is Stockdale tailback Deon Martin. The shifty back with great speed already holds offers from UCLA, Fresno State, ASU and Vanderbilt. Along with Martin, Stockdale also features running back Anthony Wood. Inglewood defensive ends Chauntez Jackson and Mike Williams lead the way for Inglewood. Jackson, a 2013 standout, has 7 offers and has serious interest in Tennessee.
Inglewood safety Tre Wilcoxen holds an offer from MAC power Ohio.
Saturday: Clovis (Calif.) West at Encino (Calif.) Crespi at 7:00 p.m.
The Crespi Celts feature a handful of talented prospects, led by four-star safety Tyler Foreman, who has offers from almost the entire Pac-12. Crespi’s defensive also includes defensive end Ray Davison, who lists Boise State as his top school and three-star safety Brandon Arnold. Michigan State and Cal are currently Arnold’s top schools. On offensive, wide receiver Jabrian Blackwell has emerged as the top playmaker and 2015 tailback Okalani Langi
has a bright future ahead.
Inna Lazarev, West Field Reporter
Friday: Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe at Phoenix (Ariz.) Desert Vista at 7 p.m.
Mountain Pointe is highlighted by four-star senior offensive lineman Kenny Lacy and one of Arizona's top 2014 prospects, junior wide receiver/defensive back Jalen Brown. Each recruit holds offers from top programs throughout the nation. UCLA, Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, California, and in-state schools Arizona and Arizona State are the seven programs that remain on Lacy's list of favorites. Offensive/defensive lineman Natrell Curtis, who already has eight scholarship offers, is another junior to pay attention to, as well as senior running back Thomas Warren, whose first offer came from New Mexico State. Additional players to keep an eye on are wide receiver Thair Blakes, cornerback Travonn White, and junior linebacker Wesley Payne. Defending state champion, Desert Vista, which is led by quarterback Matt Young, features a number of talented players. Running back Jarek Hilgers holds offers from Air Force, New Mexico State, and San Diego State. Wide receiver Kaleb Germinaro has been offered by Pennsylvania and Georgetown. North Dakota, South Dakota State, and NAU have offered defensive end Lorenzo Melvin. Additional players to lookout for are offensive tackle Mitch Wehrli (North Dakota offer), offensive/defensive lineman Dylan Fischer (Navy offer), safety Nick Farina (South Dakota State offer), and defensive tackle Zack Tamburo.
Annabel Stephan, West Field Reporter
Thursday: Long Beach (Calif.) Woodrow Wilson at Tustin (Calif.) at 7 p.m.
The Wilson Bruins are looking for their first win of the season, but face a tough opponent this week in Tustin (2-0), the 2011 CIF Southwest Division Champions.
Tustin’s offensive line is anchored by David Maka (6’5”- 350), whose offers include UCLA, Utah, and San Diego State, and is also receiving interest from other Pac-12 programs, including favorite Washington. The offense also features running back Davonte Young (5’11”-185), who is in his first season with the Tillers after transferring from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco. Young holds offers from Arizona and SMU, but is working hard this season to pick up a few more. Running back Terence Martinez (5’11”-205) is also one to keep an eye on.
The Tillers defense is highlighted by talented linebacking duo Edward Tandy (offers include California, Washington, Colorado, and Nevada) and Marshaun Daniel (hearing from Pac-12 programs, as well as UNLV, Nevada, and Houston). Both prospects have said they are waiting until after their senior seasons to focus on recruiting.
Carson (Calif.) at Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei at 7:30 p.m.
Carson is 0-2 as they head into this match up versus football powerhouse Mater Dei.
Nicknamed “Quarterback High”, Mater Dei is the alma mater of former USC quarterback Matt Leinart and current Trojan signal-caller Matt Barkley. The Monarchs’ current quarterback, Ryan McMahon, is also committed to the Trojans…to play baseball (he’s a third baseman).
The key player in this match up is Mater Dei tight end Thomas Duarte (6’4”- 225), one of the West’s top uncommitted prospects who holds offers from Notre Dame, Oregon, Washington, Utah, UCLA, Oregon State, California, Colorado, and Arizona State. Duarte, FOX Sports NEXT’s
11th-ranked tight end, had originally planned to make a collegiate decision over
the summer, but will now likely wait to announce closer to National Signing Day.
He recently mentioned that he is thinking about taking his official visits to
UCLA, Oregon, Notre Dame, Washington, and “probably" USC.
Craig Loper- Fox Sports Next
Friday: La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat at La Mirada (Calif.) at 7 p.m.
Bishop Amat comes in off a 48-48 tie against Chino Hills to face an unbeaten La
Mirada team that has beaten St. Paul and La Habra, two area nemesis', in their
first two games. Bishop Amat's top prospect is Duke commit Darren Andrews
while running back Dionza Blue, who San Diego just offered, is one of the
prospects who's starting to cash in on a good start to his senior year. La
Mirada has the most heavily recruited junior in the West, 2014 athlete Tyler
Luatua, who has nearly 20 offers, from schools like Alabama, Arkansas, Miami,
Florida State, Notre Dame, UCLA and USC, as well as 2015 quarterback Kevin
Dillman, who is nearing double-digit offers of his own. The Matadores top
2013 prospect is three-star linebacker Koa Kaleopaa.
Josh Harvey- Big Red Report
Friday: Santa Margarita (Calif.) vs. Trabuco Hills (Calif.) at 7 p.m.
Santa Margarita features four-star quarterback Johnny Stanton, a commit to
Nebraska, and two three-star linemen in Riley Sorenson and Dane Crane
(Washington). Defensively, Nick Begg (Arizona State) and Connor O'Brien
(Washington), lead the way for the top team in Southern California.