Scout Recruiting Team Out West
Joey Alfieri
Joey Alfieri
Posted Sep 19, 2013

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


Scottsdale (Ariz.) Horizon at Phoenix (Ariz.) Paradise Valley at 7 p.m.
Paradise Valley is out to a hot early start and their top prospect is wide receiver Jordan Brown. Brown is having a great year on both sides of the ball; he was once only thought f as a wide receiver bit after growing an inch and adding 15 pounds, schools are think Brown could also play safety. No offers yet for the talented Brown. Horizon has a 2015 prospect that already has an offer. Offensive tackle Jake Grant was offered by Utah at their camp this summer. Grant plays tackle now but looks like a guard at the next level.  (@jason247scout)


Surprise (Ariz.) Shadow Ridge at Goodyear (Ariz.) Desert Edge at 7 p.m.
What a great game this is shaping up to be; Two undefeated upstart teams from the west side of Phoenix. Desert Edge is a bit of the more known commodity as they reached the state title game in 2012. Their top two prospect, wide receiver Elijah Marks and outside linebacker Ismael Murphy-Richardson, are having great years already. Marks has had two straight 200 yard games while Murphy-Richardson scored twice on defense last week. Shadow Ridge doesn't have a player with a division-one offer yet but offensive lineman Tevita Matu could be the first in school history. Matu has size, strength and plays nasty. (@jason247scout)

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco (Calif.) at Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola at 7 p.m.
The roster of St. John Bosco (3-0) is loaded with division one talent and the No. 4 nationally ranked Braves shouldn't have any trouble getting past Loyola (1-2) on Friday night. St. John Bosco's offense is led by 2015 No. 2 rated quarterback Josh Rosen. Rosen is protected by one of the strongest offensive lines in the country anchored by top-rated offensive guard Damien Mama. Rosen is continuing to pick up scholarship offers, his latest from Notre Dame, to bring his total to 12. Mama is closing in on his list of favorite schools and has three official visits set so far this fall including trips to Alabama, Notre Dame and Wisconsin. On defense the Braves boast some of the best players from Southern California who are committed to Pac-12 programs, including defensive end Malik Dorton (USC), cornerback Naijiel Hale (Arizona) as well as safety Jaleel Wadood (California).  (@LindseyThiry)

Orange (Calif.) Lutheran at Long Beach (Calif.) Cabrillo at 7 p.m.
The Lancers are led by one of the nation's elite 2015 prospects in defensive end Keisean Lucier-South. The 5-star prospect has offers from several Pac 12 programs including Arizona, California, Oregon, UCLA, USC and Washington along with national programs like Miami, Tennessee and Texas. Linebacker Aisea Tongilava is a San Jose State commit and one of the fastest 'backers in the state. He ran a 4.58-40 at the SoCal NIKE Camp and earned all-Trinity League honors last season. Cabrillo is led by one of the top wide receivers in the West, Washington commit Rashead Johnson. Johnson is an electric playmaker and is off to a fast start this year with 28 catches through three games. San Jose State commit Darren Gardenhire is making plays on offense, defense and special teams. He'll play for safety for the Spartans but can make big plays at receiver and in the return game as well. Another receiver to watch is Jerin Scroggins, younger brother of Arizona quarterback Jesse Scroggins. Scroggins, an off-season transfer from Lakewood, is a solid route runner with good hands. (@GregBiggins)

Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic vs. Portland (Ore.) Jesuit at 7:00 p.m.
The Holy War returns to Jesuit, after Central Catholic stunned them a year ago, avenging a 2011 loss when CC missed a field goal in the final seconds to hand Jesuit the win.  This is one of the better matchups in the West this week, with a whole slew of Pac-12 prospects on display, including the top three prospects in the state of Oregon.  Jesuit features four-star linebacker Joey Alfieri, a commit to Stanford as well as three-star Henry Mondeaux, who plays tight end and on the defensive line and has a slew of Pac-12 offers.  Jesuit also boasts Christian Martinek, who's headed to Oregon State to play baseball and safety Trent Werner.  Central Catholic features Arizona State commit Connor Humphreys as a defensive end as well as an offensive lineman and Jacob Nall, an Oregon State commit, plays both outside linebacker and running back for the Rams.  Both teams have underclass running backs that are prospects, Chase Morrison for Jesuit and Cameron Scarlett for Central Catholic. (@BrandonHuffman)

FOX Sports West Prepzone at 7 p.m. (Prepzone)
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. (@ScoutKennedy)

Mission Viejo (Calif.) at La Habra (Calif.) at 7:00 p.m.  Live Stream
Mission Viejo looked terrific against East Coast power Don Bosco Prep last week. Quarterback Ian Fieber (San Jose State) showed off a strong arm and good vision as he hit several targets including Boise State verbal commitment Sean Modster. La Habra was dominating for a half against La Mirada and hung on to win thanks to a huge play by linebacker Alex Bush. Boise State commitment Greg Gaines is impressive at defensive tackle, and for fun, he gets some carries at fullback. Gaines is 6'1/295. USC commitment Toa Lobendahn didn't play two weeks ago on Prepzone, but he should be ready to play offensive line for the Highlanders.  (@ScoutKennedy)

Corona (Calif.) Centennial at Alemany (Calif.) at 7:00 p.m. Live Stream
It's out of the fire and in to the frying pan for Centennial as they're coming off of their first loss against Long Beach Poly. The Huskies are still a juggernaut on offense with quarterback Robert Webber using his arm and legs to hurt opponents, and running back Tre Watson (Cal) should find more open running lanes against Alemany than he did against the Jackrabbits. UCLA receiver commitment Barry Ware also looks to rebound after being held without a catch by Iman Marshall and Poly. Viane Talamaivao (Alabama) is a people mover on the offensive line. The defense led by yet another Boise State commitment Jaylen Johnson began to gel against Poly. Alemany's defense has gotten off to a great start in its first three games. Defensive back Quentin Tartabull spearheads the defense this year, and next year he's headed to Cal. Quarterback Alif Grayes is a steady hand with a good arm and quick release. He has a host of weapons to throw to including the nation's No. 3 junior receiver Desean Holmes. (@ScoutKennedy)

San Dimas (Calif.) at Monrovia (Calif.) at 7:00 p.m. Live Stream
Running back Kurt Scoby has been elusive on and off the field in his career. Scoby attended several schools as a junior before settling with Monrovia as a senior. Scoby has already paid big dividends for the Wildcats as he's rushed for over 400 yards in Monrovia's first two games.  (@ScoutKennedy)

Quartz Hill (Calif.) at Canyon Country (Calif.) at 7:00 p.m. Live Stream
Colorado commitment Cade Apsay leads Canyon Country. He lost his top receiver to graduation, but he had found a new connection with junior Liam Cabrera who has over 200 yards in Canyon Country's first two games.  (@ScoutKennedy)

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