No. 2 Mission Viejo (6-0) @ San Clemente (4-3)
This is the South Coast League opener for Mission Viejo who has cruised through
its early schedule without breaking much of a sweat. San Clemente has come back
to the pack this year after losing so much talent from last year's squad, but
they're still a quality opponent.
Mission Viejo's big name is still USC commitment Max Redfield. Redfield plays
receiver and safety for the Diablos and is capable of making game changing plays
on either side of the ball. UCLA commitment Erik Bunte joined the flood of
Orange County players to transfer to Mission Viejo this year, and this will be
our first look at the big offensive tackle in his new digs. Quarterback Ian Fieber and running back Alex Suchesk are two more transfers who have made a big
impact for Mission Viejo. The will likely be college prospects in the Class of
San Clemente has lost three in a row after getting off to a 4-0 start.
Offensive tackle Sean Harlow is one of the few remaining impact players from the
2011 squad. He is committed to the Washington Huskies.
Prediction: This was the game of the year in the South Coast League last
year as Mission Viejo jumped out to a huge lead before hanging on for dear life
as Travis Wilson (Utah) and San Clemente staged a furious comeback attempt.
Mission Viejo is better than they were last year, and San Clemente is worse.
Mission Viejo wins comfortably.
No. 13 Crespi (7-0) @ Notre Dame (4-3)
Crespi made its debut on Prepzone last week with an impressive 20-7 win over
Loyola. Notre Dame has been on the Prepzone three times... all of them hard
Crespi's top college prospect is safety Tyler Foreman who appears to be choosing
between Oklahoma and UCLA. Foreman will get challenged more against Notre Dame's
passing offense than he was against Loyola's ground game. Linebacker Ray Davison
lines up at linebacker and has a Top 2 schools of Boise State and Iowa State.
Safety Brandon Arnold has a host of offers and should choose between Cal and
Notre Dame has a home run threat at running back in track star Khalfani Muhammad. Muhammad ran like a different back last week against Alemany rushing
for over 200 yards and four touchdowns. Muhammad showed instincts and balance
that had been lacking in earlier Prepzone games and appears to be growing into a
football player, rather than just a track guy playing football. Quarterback
Kelly Hilinski also has shown improvement avoiding the rush and keeping his eyes
Prediction: Notre Dame has played three of our best games on the Prepzone
in losses to Serra, Chaminade, and Alemany. Crespi is going to make it four
losses in a row on Prepzone for the Knights, but expect it to be exciting.
Carter (6-0) @ Rialto (3-3)
Scott began with Scout as the Southeast Regional Manager in 2002. In addition to his recruiting responsibilities, Scott developed and ran the National Scout Combine series from 2005 thru 2008. Scott has been Director of Scouting since 2006 and oversees the Recruiting Rankings for Scout.
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