Avondale (Ariz.) Westview at Glendale (Ariz.) Mountain Ridge at 7:00 p.m.
Two of the state's most under-rated backs go head to head. Mountain Ridge's Treshawn Favors is as quick as a cat and dangerous with the ball in his hands. Has a half dozen FCS offers but is having a good enough season to warrant FBS attention. Westview's Seivion Morris surprisingly has not been offered yet but could end up with a late offer, similar to former Knight Jordan Champion that inked with North Dakota State.
Tumwater (Wash.) vs. Lacey (Wash.) River Ridge at 7:00 p.m.
Tumwater comes in at 6-1, and ranked #5 in the state in 2A, and they're led by
Washington commitment Jaimie Bryant, who plays defensive tackle for the
Thunderbirds, coached by legendary coach Sid Otton. (@BrandonHuffman, @JakeWorthen)
Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde vs. Riverside (Calif.) JW North at Riverside Community College at 7 p.m.
Rancho Verde's offense features 4-star receiver Demorea Stringfellow, a Washington commit who gave his verbal to the Huskies in June. Though the 6-foot-3, 215-pound prospect unofficially visited UCLA and will officially visit Nebraska on the 27th, when the Huskers host Michigan, Stringfellow recently However, Stringfellow recently reiterated the strength of his commitment. Offensive lineman Poasi Moala is another key playmaker for the Mustangs; the 6-foot-5, 265-pound tackle was once a Washington commit, but decided to switch to UCLA after unofficially visiting campus. JW North's top prospect is Ohio State commit Marcus Baugh, Scout's #4 ranked tight end. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound player committed to the Buckeyes in April and spent a few days on campus in August. Baugh recently confirmed that his commitment is solid and does not plan to take any other official visits.
Gardena (Calif.) Serra at La Canada (Calif.) St. Francis at 7 p.m.
Gardena Serra has several talented prospects on the roster, most of which are in the 2014 class. Junior cornerback Adoree Jackson has elite talent and will be one of the top overall players in California next season. Also on the defensive side of the ball is 2014 talented linebacker Dwight Williams. When Serra has the ball, dual-threat quarterback Jalen Greene will supply the big plays with his arm and legs. Greene has shown great improvement in the passing game this season and has a pair of solid wide receivers in Jordan Lasley and Gregory Webb.
Scottsdale (Ariz.) Desert Mountain @ Phoenix (Ariz.) Pinnacle at 7:00 p.m.
Two totally different styles of football will face off in a battle of once-beatens. Desert Mountain is led by the state's best junior duo of QB Kyle Allen and WR Mark Andrews. Both have double digit offers and have hooked up for over 1,000 yards and 15 TDs in the air. Pinnacle has a strong rushing attack led by Billy Nichols, Carson Purtell and Jack Kness.
The 6 foot 5 Nichols is extremely athletic and holds an offer from Utah.
Chandler (Ariz.) Basha at Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton at 7 p.m.
One of the best high school programs in the state, Hamilton, features an array of talent. Four-star cornerback Cole Luke, who has been playing on both sides of the ball, is an exciting athlete to watch. Luke, who is down to a top three of Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Texas, is set to make his college decision towards the end of the month. On the offensive line, pay attention to offensive guards Patrick Joseph (Army commit) and Devin Finai, as well as 2014 USC offensive tackle commit, Casey Tucker. Junior defensive end, Qualen Cunningham, has already collected offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Nebraska, Texas A&M, and Washington. Additional players to keep an eye on for Hamilton are wide receiver Frankie Felix (North Dakota offer), linebacker Luke Parrish, quarterback Allen Thigpen, running back Kevin Walters, and defensive tackle Arik Burns, along with juniors, wide receiver Israel Simpson, safeties Josiah Pola and Juwan Jones (San Diego State offer), and linebacker Santana Sterling. On the opposing sideline, Basha 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)
Beaverton (Ore.) Aloha at Portland (Ore.) Jesuit at 7:00 p.m.
In the most talent-laden matchup in the state this year, five BCS prospects in
the 2013 class, and a slew of top 2014 prospects meet up in a Metro League
matchup of the #3 and #4 teams in the state in Aloha and Jesuit respectively.
Aloha is paced by five-star running back Thomas Tyner, who's rushed for over
2,000 yards as a senior. The U.S. Army All-American has had an eventful
week, decommitting from Oregon on Tuesday but then recommitting on Thursday. Aloha also features four-star offensive lineman Brayden Kearsley,
who's committed to BYU, but is planning to visit a few schools officially.
Tight end Bryson Sullivan is also expected to see his first action of the year
after battling a knee injury. Junior Maurice McSwain is the Warriors' top
underclassmen and anchors Aloha's secondary. Jesuit features the top
offensive line in the Northwest, with three BCS linemen on it, including Oregon
verbal Doug Brenner, Washington commit Andrew Kirkland and undecided Max Rich,
who's favoring Washington State. Safety A.J. Glass has some Ivy League
offers and 2014 jumbo athletes Henry Mondeaux and Christian Martinek are
underclassmen of note. (@BrandonHuffman, @JakeWorthen)
Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw vs. Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey at Rancho Cienega Park at 7 p.m.
Crenshaw's team is led by athlete Mossi Johnson, a 3-star prospect. The 6-foot, 175-pound Johnson picked up an offer from UCLA in late September and committed to the Bruins a week later. Johnson was recruited by the staff to potentially play on both sides of the ball at receiver and safety. Cornerback Max Lyons (5-9, 170) is a prospect to watch, as he's receiving interest from San Jose State, San Diego State, and Arizona State. Lyons transferred to Crenshaw from Dorsey, so he'll be up against his former teammates. 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 (6-2, 180) is an under-the-radar prospect who has emerged this season, holding offers from San Jose State and Colorado. Hardaway is also hearing from 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) holds a large number of offers and recently said he wants to take visits to Washington, Arizona State, and UCLA. Brown 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 plays offense, defense, and special teams for the Dons. Williams is hearing from the likes of UCLA, Washington, Washington State, Ohio, California, and UTEP, and is definitely an underclassman to keep an eye on.
San Diego (Calif.) Lincoln at San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch at 6:30 p.m.
You won't find many players anywhere in the region more athletically gifted than the Robinson twins, Tyrell and Tyree. The two Lincoln standouts never leave the field and could play on either side of the ball for Oregon. Tyrell projects best as a linebacker but he's a very talented receiver as well. Tyree will likely wind up in the secondary playing safety but he's also a talented pass catcher. Another intriguing player to watch for Lincoln will be defensive end Fred Melifonwu. The defensive end is all of 6-5, 220 pounds and his recruitment could take off with a big senior season.
Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco at Santa Ana (Calif) Mater Dei at 7 p.m.
The Mater Dei Monarchs are led by one of the top two-way players on the West Coast in DE/TE Thomas Duarte. The 6-4 225 athlete is having a stellar senior season and has offers from Notre Dame, Oregon and UCLA among others. Mater Dei’s top underclassman is 2014 defensive back Jonathan Lockett, who has shown great athleticism and cover skills at cornerback. St. John Bosco has a highly sought after 2014 cornerback of their own in Jaleel Wadood. Waddod already holds offers from Arizona State and Oregon State and will likely have double digit offers by this time next year. And offensive lineman Nico Falah,
a USC verbal commit, is arguably the top offensive lineman in Southern
La Jolla (Calif.) Country Day at Solana Beach (Calif.) Santa Fe Christian at 1:00 p.m.
Country Day is led by massive offensive lineman Jordan Poland. At 6-8, 330 pounds, Poland is one of the biggest lineman in the region and is currently rated the No. 2 overall prospect in the West Coast junior class. He gave an early commitment to USC and it will be good to see how well the big man can move to go along with his mammoth frame. Another talented offensive lineman for La Jolla is Ziad Damanhoury. San Diego State has offered Damanhoury,
who's having a solid season on both sides of the line. @GregBiggins)
FSN WEST PREP ZONE
Prepzone hits its stride this week with two of the best matchups
you'll find anywhere including more college prospects than some entire states.
Here is a look at the games and the players to watch this week.
FOX Sports West features 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.
Los Alamitos (Calif.) at Fountain Valley (Calif.) at 7 p.m.
Los Alamitos brings a 5-2 record to Fountain Valley, as head coach John Barnes looks to get win No. 301. The Griffins top college prospect is offensive lineman Alex Redmond (6'5/295) who is committed to Oregon. Fountain Valley brings some size of their own into this matchup with 6'5 and 260 pound J.D. Hinnant who has offers from a host of schools including Cal, Oregon, and Duke and most recently visited Nebraska. Linebacker Sean Finley (6'4/220) of Fountain Valley also has offers from Arizona and Nevada.
Valencia (Calif.) at Canyon (Calif.) at 7 p.m.
Valencia is making its second appearance on the Prepzone having blown out Santa Monica in Week 4. Canyon also returns after having tied Steele Canyon 49-49 on Prepzone (archive) in one of craziest games we've had all season. Valencia's top prospect is linebacker Gabe Perez (6'5/215) who is leaning towards Boise State. Canyon's top prospect is receiver Drew Wolitarsky, who recently set the state record for receiving yards and has his sights set on Steve Smith's record of total receptions.
San Gorgonio (Calif.) at Rialto (Calif.) Carter at 7 p.m.
Carter returns to the Prepzone after a hard-fought 30-28 win last week over rival Rialto (archive). Carter found itself down 14-0 on the road before the even touched the ball. Carter has the most highly recruited prospect in the game in UCLA commitment Kenneth Clark (6'2/285). Clark looked heavier than his listed 285 and wasn't much of a factor last week.
Menifee (Calif.) Paloma Valley at Romoland (Calif.) Heritage at 7 p.m.
While not chock full of college prospects, Paloma Valley brings a 6-1 record to Heritage behind a balanced attack led by junior quarterback Brent Boehm (5'11/200) who has thrown for 17 touchdowns and senior running back Davis Solis (5'10/180). Solis has already cracked the 1000 yard mark and averages better than 10 yards per carry. Heritage will lean heavily on Washington State commitment Jamal Morrow (5'8/180) at running back. Morrow has also cracked the 1000 yard mark averaging nearly 200 yards per game this season to go along with 13 touchdowns. Cal commitment Darius Allensworth (5'11/180) will also see action on both sides of a ball.