Scout Recruiting Team Out West

Sebastian LaRue

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

THURSDAY

Graham-Kapowsin (Wash.) at Federal Way (Wash.) at 7 p.m.
Graham-Kapowsin is led by Portland State commit Kahlil Dawson, who picked the Vikings over some FBS offers, and he'll play both receiver and corner for GK.  Federal Way is consistently one of the most talented teams in the state, and this year is no different.  Federal Way's top prospect in the 2013 class is Mike Tate, a receiver with a number of offers from out West.  Cornerback D'Londo Tucker has a couple of offers as well, and senior running back Ezekiel McNeal and linebacker Rod Jones are offer candidates, as is linebacker Jared Pulu, who's older brother's both play college football.  The main attraction, though, is 2015 running back Chico McClatcher, who's now the primary ball-carrier for Federal Way and figures to be one of the top prospects in the region in his class. (@BrandonHuffman)

Gilbert (Ariz.) Perry at Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos de Niza at 7 p.m.
Five-star cornerback Priest Willis and his Padre teammates have been great so far this season and are currently undefeated. The Padre offense has been very explosive led by running back Mauriece Lee and wide receiver Paul Elvira, who are both committed to the University of Arizona. Keep an eye on up and coming quarterback Josh Eckley. He has thrown 8 touchdowns and has yet to throw an interception. He is also a threat on the ground as he is the team's second leading rusher behind Lee. Perry is huge up front. Keep an eye on 6 foot 6 240 pound offensive lineman Deano Motes. (@jason247scout)

Santa Monica (Calif.) at Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei at 7:00 p.m.
Santa Monica is led by two-way standout Sebastian Larue, a USC commitment. Larue is an elite receiver but is one of the state's top cornerbacks as well. Also watch out for dynamic junior Will Taylor, who will play running back, slot and corner for the Vikings. Mater Dei has their best team in years and tight end Thomas Duarte is a special talent. he might be the toughest cover in the state, too quick for linebackers, too strong for safeties. Junior cornerback Jonathan Lockett should be a national prospect next year and it will be interesting to see if the Monarchs have him shadow Larue all over the field. Offensive lineman Dave Bright has four Pac 12 offers, Arizona State, Oregon State, Utah and Washington State and leads and is quietly establishing himself as a real player to watch. (@GregBiggins, @KevinCarden)

Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey vs. Lancaster (Calif.) at Antelope Valley College at 7:00 p.m.
Dorsey's offense is led by quarterback Reginald Bell (6-2, 180), who committed to Tulane in June and is solid in his decision to play for the Green Wave. Receiver Delvon Hardaway picked up his first offer from San Jose State in August and is hearing from Colorado, Colorado State, Oregon, Nevada, and Washington State.  The Dons are stacked in their secondary with a defensive back unit made up of Division-1 prospects Daquawn Brown and Billy Vaughn Jr (a San Diego State commit) at cornerback and Jayme Otomewo at safety. Brown (6-0, 170) and Otomewo (6-2, 190) consider themselves a "packaged deal," as they are hoping to play college ball together next fall. Both prospects have been offered by Arizona State, Hawaii, and San Jose State. Brown's other offers include Boise State, UCLA, Washington, California, and Washington State, while Otomewo has also picked up offers from Colorado and Fresno State. Players to watch include running back and linebacker Marquise Harris, who has been receiving attention from a few West Coast programs, and 2014 prospect David Williams, who is hearing from the likes of UCLA, Washington, Washington State, Ohio, California, and UTEP. (@AnnabelStephan)

Seattle (Wash.) Kings at Everett (Wash.) Archbishop Murphy at 7:30 p.m.
This is a showdown between the top ranked 1A and 2A programs in the state. Class 1A Kings is the favorite with BYU bound quarterback Billy Green at the helm. Kings also boasts one of the top lineman in the state in Mason Friedline, who turned down multiple Pac-12 offers for a Yale education. Archbishop Murphy has a new coaching staff this season, but is always loaded with talent and should prove a daunting task. (@JakeWorthen)

FRIDAY

Mountlake Terrace (Wash.) vs. Lynnwood (Wash.) at 5:00 p.m.
Mountlake Terrace's top prospect is 2014 running back/outside linebacker Devante Downs, a 6-3, 215-pounder, who first caught our eye as a freshman, then again as a sophomore, performed well during the season, and again on the camp circuit.  While he's a big running back, his future is likely at linebacker.  Lynnwood is led by Washington three-star defensive tackle commit, Andrew Basham, who also plays on the offensive line. (@BrandonHuffman)

Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep at Central Kitsap (Wash.) at 5:00 p.m.
Bellarmine Prep will be led by quarterback and Colorado commit Sefo Liufau. The offense rests heavily on Liufau's shoulders and you should expect him to seek out his favorite target, Calvin Chandler (AFA, Navy, Wyoming offers), early and often. Bellarmine Prep is looking to rebound from a loss to Lakes last week and are heavy favorites heading into this conference match up. (@JakeWorthen)

Lompoc (Calif.) at Goleta (Calif.) Dos Pueblos at 7:00 p.m.
The star of the show is tailback Lavon Coleman but Lompoc is loaded in the backfield with Tony Cornejo and A.J. Florez. Coleman, a Washington commit is one of the top running backs on the West Coast, and runs with good power between the tackles. On the defensive side of the ball, Lompoc is led by talented 2014 defensive tackle Ainnu Tauu.  (@KevinCarden)

Chandler (Ariz.) Basha at Chandler (Ariz.) at 7:00 p.m.
Chandler High features an array of talent. From senior quarterback Darrell Garretson, a San Jose State commit, to quarterback Bryce Perkins, who already holds scholarship offers from Arizona State and UCLA, as a sophomore, this team is loaded. Seniors to watch are tight-end Patrick Baldenegro (Air Force, Montana, North Dakota offers), offensive guard Tyler Shank (Air Force and Idaho offers), running back Myles Smith, wide receiver Eric Wilcox, and defensive end Dominic Nappe. Wide receiver Dionte Skyes and defensive tackle Jordan Hoyt are juniors to pay attention to, as well as junior safety J.R. Hunt, who has already caught the eye of several college programs. Hunt has received offers from Arizona, Arizona State, and Montana. Basha High features one of Arizona's top wide receivers, in Nate Phillips, who committed to Arizona at the beginning of the summer. 6-foot, 190-pound linebacker Zach Denney is another one to watch, as well as junior running back Rajhan Meriwether, whose first offer came from Northern Arizona. (@InnaLazarev)

Downey (Calif.) vs. Fountain Valley (Calif.) at 7:00 p.m.
Though Downey did graduate linebacker Jabari Ruffin to USC, the team has many returning starters and is currently sitting 2-1. Wide receiver Jonathan Swindell (6-3, 195), who emerged onto the recruiting scene over the summer, is key to this offense. Swindell currently holds offers from UNLV and Tulsa, and has been receiving interest from Pac-12 programs, including Oregon State and California, as well as San Jose State, Fresno State, San Diego State, Boise State, and more.  Fountain Valley is coming off of a 42-14 win versus Corona (Calif.) and features one of the top uncommitted prospects on the West Coast, offensive lineman J.D. Hinnant (6-5, 220), who saw a steady rise in his recruitment during the off-season. One of FOX Sports NEXT's preseason top ten offensive tackles, Hinnant's offers include California, Duke, Nebraska, Oregon, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Harvard, Oregon State, San Diego State, Washington, and Washington State. Hinnant is plans to take his first official visit to Nebraska at the end of the month when the Huskers host Wisconsin. He's also mentioned that Cal, Oregon, and Duke are at the top of his list, but isn't in any hurry to make a decision and says "no one is out." On defense, Fountain Valley boasts the talent of outside linebacker Sean Finley, who has picked up offers from Arizona, Nevada, and South Dakota.  (@AnnabelStephan)

San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty at Palo Alto (Calif.) at 7:30 p.m.
The talent in this match up comes from some of the 2014 prospects at Palo Alto, including the Vikings' 6-foot-3, 215-pound quarterback, Keller Chryst. The junior holds a coveted early offer from USC, which he picked up in June after a strong performance at the Trojans' Rising Star Camp. Chryst is also receiving attention from North Carolina, Pittsburgh (where his uncle, Paul, is head coach), Purdue, Stanford, and Wisconsin. Football runs in Chryst's blood, as his father, Geep, is the current quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers. 2014 linemen Jack Anderson (6-4, 255) and C.J. Patterson (6-4, 230) are two more players on the Vikings' team to keep an eye on. Interestingly enough, both players have a connection to Stanford: Anderson's older brother, Kevin, plays outside linebacker for the Cardinal and Patterson's mother Trina is an assistant coach for the women's basketball team. (@LindseyThiry)

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Beckman at Tustin at 7:00 p.m.
http://www.foxsportswest.com/pages/prepzone
On paper this one looks like a mismatch. Beckman is coming off of a 56-0 loss to Foothill, a team that Tustin beat earlier this season. Tustin features a host of players with scholarship offers, including the well-traveled Davonte Young. Young is on his third team in his career after having played at St. John Bosco last year, and he's just as lethal lining up for Tustin. Young claims offers from Arizona and SMU. Leading the way for Young is center David Maka (6'3/315); Maka has a host of offers including UCLA and Utah. Spearheading the defense are linebackers Edward Tandy (leaning towards Cal) and Marshaun Daniel (UNLV/Nevada). (@ScoutKennedy)

Oaks Christian at Chaminade at 7:00 p.m.
http://www.foxsportswest.com/pages/prepzone
Despite the unfortunate blue field, Chaminade is home of one of the better teams in Southern California. 3-Star running back Terrell Newby leads the offense. Newby appears to be choosing between Cal, Nebraska, and Oregon.  Oaks Christian boasts a solid running attack in its own right as Class of 2015 member Darick Holmes is a small, shifty back who runs hard. But it's the aerial attack that is getting the most attention as Stanford commitment Francis Owusu put on a show with three touchdown catches last week, while UCLA commitment Cameron Judge had an interception from his linebacker spot. Receiver Chris Davis and quarterback Brandon Dawkins are two juniors who will be heavily recruited.  (@ScoutKennedy)

St. Francis at La Mirada at 7:00 p.m.
http://www.foxsportswest.com/pages/prepzone
St. Francis is facing a tough La Mirada squad with an unbeaten record on the line. Senior running back Daniel Kawamura has paced the rushing attack for the Golden Knights, and he will likely come in contact early and often with big (6'2/250) linebacker Koa Kaleopaa of La Mirada. Kaleopaa boast a load of offers including Arizona, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Utah, and more. Maybe the most heavily recruited player in the game is junior tight end Tyler Luatua for La Mirada. He has offers from across the country including Alabama, USC, Ohio State, and Notre Dame among others. (@ScoutKennedy)

Carson at Santa Margarita at 7:00 p.m.
http://www.foxsportswest.com/pages/prepzone
Carson is half way through a murderous opening schedule that has saw the Colts lose 48-13 last week to Mater Dei. This week, Carson gets Santa Margarita, and , Corona Centennial and Narbonne afterwards. Forget winning, Carson's goal should be to get through September with enough healthy, motivated bodies to field a team in October. Santa Margarita is loaded, and worse for Carson, they're a strong, power running team that can demoralize an opponent. Quarterback Johnny Stanton is committed to Nebraska and will likely be bigger than nearly all of Carson's defenders at 6'3/230. Center Dane Crane (6'2/295) is headed to Washington and tackle Riley Sorenson(6'4/320) has a solid list of schools after him. The defense is led by Connor O'Brienat safety who is also headed to Washington. (@ScoutKennedy)
 

SATURDAY

Saturday: Glendale (Ariz.) Community College at Snow (Utah) College at 1 p.m.
Huge battle in the trenches where Glendale center Steven Gurrola, the top junior college center prospect and a commit to the University of Arizona will battle 6 foot 2 300 pound defensive tackle Ofa Hautau who has offers from BYU, Utah, Utah State and Hawaii.  (@jason247scout)

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