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Brian Dohn - Northeast Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep at Union City (N.J.) High, 7 p.m.
A big-time battle looms in North Jersey as a battle of unbeatens. St. Peter's Prep (5-0) running back and Rutgers commit Jonathan Hilliman leads a talented Marauders squad, but he is surrounded by plenty of talent. Cornerback Shamir Beerfield (Temple commit) and four-star class of 2105 cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick (Florida State, Georgia Tech, LSU, Miami, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, Wisconsin among offers), quarterback Brandon Wimbush (offers included Maryland, Miami, Ohio State and Rutgers) and linebacker Jordan Fox, who is a FBS prospect. Union City (4-0) is led by a pair of 2015 standouts in receiver Daiquan Kelly (Virginia and Rutgers offers) and offensive lineman Steven Gonzalez, whose offer list includes Louisville, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Sam Hellman- Northeast Recruiting
Friday: Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic at Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic 7 p.m.
Two of the top programs and North Jersey are set to face off with nearly a dozen Division I prospects set to take the field. Starting with Bergen Catholic, four-star tight end and defense end Garrett Dickerson is down to three schools and could be close to a decision. Dickerson is focused on Stanford, Michigan and Northwestern, where his brother Cameron Dickerson scored a touchdown against Ohio State last week. Bergen Catholic defensive end Kurt Holuba has a top five of Duke, Wisconsin, Florida State, Stanford and Virginia. Class of 2016 quarterback Jarrett Guarantano holds a Rutgers, where he is a legacy. Looking at DePaul, the senior duo of defensive end Justin Nelson and safety Kiy Hester is Rutgers bound. The 6-foot-1 Hester was the first four-star to commit to Rutgers and chose the Scarlet Knights in the summer over finalists Miami, Ohio State and Michigan State. DePaul has a pair of offered 2016 prospects in Kareem Walker and Hasise Dubois. Walker, a running back, and Dubois, a corner, hold Rutgers offers.
Tony Greco - Panther Digest Publisher
Friday: Page County (Va.) (Pa.) at Riverheads (Va.) at 7 p.m.
Riverheads enters Friday's game at 5-0. The Gladiators have outscored opponents by an average of 47-18. Riverheads is led by Pitt commit Michael Herdon (6-4, 325). Herndon is a defensive tackle commit for the Panthers, but plays offensive line and middle linebacker for the Gladiators.
Chad Simmons - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Aiken (S.C.) South Aiken at Sumter (S.C.) Dutch Fork at 7:30 p.m.
South Aiken has lost some tough games and has a record of 1-5 while Dutch Fork is 4-2. They fell to Irmo 42-41 in a shootout last week. The top prospect in this game is only a sophomore and he is Stephen Davis, Jr. The 2016 prospect is a big safety who will walk up in the box to play some linebacker too. He is the son of former Auburn and NFL star, Stephen Davis who played running back. The sophomore is projected as one of the top prospects in the country in his class. He has plenty of offers from schools like Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, and South Carolina. South Aiken's top prospect is 2015 rush end/outside linebacker Rasool Clemons. The long and rangy junior has great length, he is great in pursuit, and he has offers from Clemson, Florida State, Tennessee, and Virginia. Senior quarterback Bo Baldwin has been offered as a grey-shirt by South Carolina and could be a late offer guy for multiple programs. He missed the junior season with an injury, but the 6-foot-5, 230 pound signal caller is still being evaluated by multiple programs.
Jamie Newberg - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Ocala (Fla.) Trinity Catholic vs Tampa (Fla.) Jesuit
The big name recruit for Trinity Catholic is a sophomore defensive end named Jordan Woods (6-4/230). This 2016 standout already holds scholarship offers from teams like Florida, Florida State, Miami, UCF, North Carolina, Duke and South Carolina. Barring injury that list should grow leaps and bounds over the next two years. Senior cornerback Dominique Brown holds some Division 1 offers from schools like Akron, Florida International and Middle Tennessee State. Jesuit is home to 2014 prospect Vincent Jackson. This is an outside linebacker prospect who also projects as a tight end. Jackson, 6-foot-3, 240-pounds, has multiple offers and currently favors Alabama, USF, Miami, Notre Dame and USC.
Michael Clark -
Atlantic Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Hope Mills (N.C.) South View at Fayetteville (N.C.) Pine Forest at 7:30 p.m.
Both teams come into this showdown with 6-1 records and looking for a big conference win. South View has won six in a row and is led by junior quarterback Xavier Robinson and junior running back Jeremy Cox. The Tigers also have sophomore safety/outside linebacker Cam Pemberton, sophomore offensive tackle James Pollock and freshman offensive guard Robert Lee. Pine Forest will be looking to bounce back after suffering their first loss of the season last week. The Trojans feature four-star defensive tackle and Georgia commit Lamont Gaillard and three-star defensive end and Boston College commit Harold Landry.
Patrick Burnham - Regional Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian at Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby at 7:00 p.m.
This may be one of the most highly anticipated high school football games in Florida this season as well as one attended by dozens of college football programs. Trinity Christian (5-0) has more than a half dozen players, from seniors to sophomores, with BCS and FBS level offers. On the year Trinity is averaging 35.1 points per game and only allowing 5.3 points per game. Godby (5-1) has a roster laden with future college players as well, with no fewer than ten prospects that hold scholarship offers. This season Godby is averaging 42.5 points per game scoring while allowing opponents 12.5 points per game. Trinity Christian is led by a talented group of players including senior wide receiver Isaiah Ford (6-foot-2 and 170-pounds) who is committed to Louisville and senior offensive tackle Kavaris Harkless (6-foot-5 and 275-pounds) who is also committed to Louisville. Joining those seniors are a talented to group of juniors who are national recruits including Jeff Holland (6-foot-2 and 230-pounds) an outside linebacker who has offers from Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame and USC just to name a few. Junior cornerback Kevin Toliver (6-foot-2 and 180) is one of the mostly highly ranked recruits in the United States and is already committed to LSU. Kendrick Norton (6-foot-2 and 275-pounds) is an extremely talented junior offensive guard/defensive tackle prospect. Norton has offers from Florida, Florida State, South Carolina and Tennessee among his more than a dozen. Strong safety Ben Edwards (6-foot-0 and 195-pounds) is another junior who holds multiple BCS offers including Georgia Tech, Louisville, North Carolina and Stanford. As is if the Trinity roster wasn't deep enough sophomore running back Jalin Buie (5-foot-9 and 180-pounds) who has more than ten offers which include Auburn, Penn State, Maryland and Vanderbilt. Godby's headliner is senior outside linebacker/defensive end Jacob Pugh (6-foot-4 and 230-pounds) who is committed to Florida State. Pugh is joined by a several teammates who are outstanding players and prospects in their own right. Senior cornerback De'Eric Culver (5-foot-11 and 183-pounds) is committed to Louisville. Running back Kenny Young (5-foot-9 and 175-pounds) is a dynamic playmaker who has offers from Florida Atlantic, Florida International, South Alabama and Troy. Senior quarterback J.T. Bradwell (6-foot-2 and 190-pounds) has offers from Florida Atlantic, Georgia State, Samford and Troy. Kris Harris (6-foot-0 and 220-pounds) a outside linebacker/running back has more than ten offers including Indiana, Michigan State, Texas Tech and South Florida. Another talented senior is Javon O'Neal (6-foot-1 and 185-pounds) is being recruited as an athlete an currently holds offers from Memphis, Middle Tennessee, Southern Miss and San Diego State.
John Garcia Jr. - Southeast Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Blythewood (S.C.) High at Columbia (S.C.) Spring Valley at 7:30 p.m.
This game features two of the top outside linebackers in the state, both headed to top-five programs. For visiting Blythewood, senior linebacker Jalen Williams leads the charge at 6-foot, 215 pounds. The Clemson commitment, who currently has accepted a grayshirt opportunity with the Tigers, is hoping to turn the offer into a 2014 extension in order to join the program next summer. Otherwise, he'll enroll in January of 2015. Alongside him on defense is talented junior cornerback Dominique Lemon, who is hearing from the SEC and ACC without an offer to his name. Offensively, the Bengals may lean on potential big plays from junior wide receiver Adonus Lee, who can do some damage at 6-foot-3, 180 pounds. Spring Valley has a pair of linebackers with stars next to their name, led by Christian Miller. The four-star and No. 6-ranked outside linebacker prospect nationally is an Alabama commitment as of the summer, though he took a recent visit to Georgia last month to see what Athens has to offer. Flanking him is Josh Harlan, a senior 'backer with an offer from Memphis to his name. John Miller, also a senior, will spearhead the Vikings offense at running back as the team looks to get to 5-0 this fall.
Amy Campbell - Florida Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Haines City (Fla.) at Lakeland (Fla.) Kathleen at 7 p.m.
Haines City standout safety Derwin James is one of the big names in this matchup. The four-star prospect was the safety MVP of The Opening 2013 as a junior. He committed to Florida State early and has several others chasing him including Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Miami, and South Florida. For Kathleen, Ja'Von Harrison is the one to watch. The four-star receiver is committed to Virginia Tech, but recently visited Florida and there's rumors the Gators are making a push. The 6-foot-3, 173-pound receiver has been silent about his recruitment, so hopefully we can get some answers after the game. Senior running back Dacorious Law is another standout for Kathleen. The 6-foot, 195-pound back has a handful of offers including Iowa State, Michigan State, Ohio State, Tennessee, and Utah.
Geoff Vogt - Florida Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Coral Gables (Fl) vs. Miami Killian (Fl) at 7 p.m.
Two teams going in opposite directions as Coral Gables is unbeaten on the season while Killian has struggled (1-4). Coral Gables has surrendered only 33 points in five games which does not bode well for a Killian running attack which has yet to reach it's stride. Gables senior running back Greg Howell has had a sensational season and the big back's (6-foot-0, 210-pounds) stock is on the rise.
Friday: Naples (Fl) at Immokalee (Fl) at 7:30 p.m.
The Southwest Florida "Super Bowl" features the only two programs in Lee and Collier County that have won a state title. Immokalee lost a ton of talent a year ago, but wide receiver J.C. Jackson and running back Dee Johnson have really stepped up to provide big plays in recent weeks. All Naples does is win football games and they are one of the best coached teams in the state. Sophomore Tyler Byrd is a special talent.
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Jacksonville Bolles vs. American Heritage
Allen Trieu - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Midland (Mich.) Dow at Saginaw (Mich.) Heritage at 7 p.m.
We will be seeing one of the top juniors in the Midwest and currently our top-ranked junior prospect in the state of Michigan in Heritage High's Brian Cole. A high school tailback, he is ranked as a wide receiver, where his size and speed are assets, but could also project to the defensive side of the ball. He has several major offers and more are on their way. Dow has an intriguing young prospect in 6-foot-6 sophomore wide receiver Mike Robb.
Bill Greene - Ohio Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Solon at Hudson at 7:30 p.m.
Hudson will look to stay undefeated behind the strong right arm of junior quarterback Mitch Guadagni, one of the top signal callers in the 2015 class in Ohio. Solon is led by senior tailback Antwain Hamilton and junior linebacker John Sensibaugh.
Saturday: Akron Ellet at Akrin Buchtel at 12:00 p.m.
Ellet is undefeated through six games behind quarterback Jake Fisher and runningback Matt Geer. Akron Buchtel features senior defensive end Anthony Clark, who holds four offers, including West Virginia.
Saturday: Canton GlenOak at Canton McKinley at 7:00 p.m.
GlenOak has a very strong junior class led by safety/wide receiver J'Mon Wells, cornerback Kyle Hall and tailback Jason Simon. Canton McKinley is led by junior quarterback Eric Glover-Williams, an Ohio State commit, and senior linebacker Jamal Davis, who holds multiple offers including Indiana and Minnesota.
Dave Berk - Ohio Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Harrison (Ohio) vs. Mount Healthy (Ohio) at 7:00 p.m. The OWLS Nest / TV: FOX Sports Ohio Game of the Week
Both teams enter this game with 3-0 conference records. However, all eyes will be on Mount Healthy sophomore David Montgomery who leads the Owls in rushing with 807 yards and nine touchdowns. The 5-foot-10, 195-pound Montgomery has also thrown for 285 yards and four scores in helping the Owls to a 5-1 record. Senior Tyree Elliott continues to come off knee surgery but is starting to shape into form and seniors Justin Lackey and Jordan Lackey have combined for 10.5 sacks on the season. Harrison will look for junior quarterback Jake Weber and senior running back Justin Conners to lead them on offense.
Friday: Miamisburg (Ohio) vs. Xenia (Ohio) at 7:00 p.m.
Miamisburg will enter the game as the favorite with Ohio tight end pledge Connor Brown and senior Robert Young leading the way for the Vikings. This will be our first chance this season to see 2015 four-star prospects Chris Fobbs and Christopher Young in action. Despite missing a game early in the season, Young leads the Vikings in rushing with an average of 129.4 yards per game. Both players are seeing time on both sides of the ball and excelling. Xenia will counter with sophomore quarterback Danny Naylor who has looked to junior wide receiver Khiyani Harris as his main target. Senior Eddie McGee has six interceptions on the season and junior Bobo Jones is a two-way performer with 58 tackles on the year.
Saturday: Akron (Ohio) St. Vincent-St. Mary vs. Dayton (Ohio) Thurgood Marshall at 7:00 p.m. Welcome Stadium
Ohio State pledges Dante Booker and Parris Campbell head to Southwest Ohio with a 6-0 record to battle a tough Thurgood Marshall (4-2) team headlined by Michigan State pledge Vayante Copeland and Cincinnati pledge Landon Brazile. Both teams have other players to watch, however, all eyes will be on the committed stars of the game.
Simone Scott -
Midwest Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Lima (Ohio) Central Catholic vs. London (Ohio) at 7:30 p.m.
Standing at 4-2 Lima (Ohio) Central Catholic will travel to London (Ohio) to take on their 2-4 squad. Leading the way for Central Catholic will be senior safety Darius West. West is a Kentucky commit and four star according to Scout.com. Along with West, wide receiver Mykale Rogers has been impressive this season. The senior holds offers from Bowling Green, Louisville and Toledo. Look for tight end Cory Stewart, with interest from Dayton and Illinois, to make an impact on the game. London has struggled so far this season, being outscored 87-188, but they're hoping that this will be the game to turn their season around. The bright spot on this team has been the play of junior running back Ben Martin.
Derek Young - Midwest Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller at Cincinnati (Ohio) Elder at 7:30 p.m.
Moeller High School is loaded with talent once again. The most notable is Ohio State commit and senior safety Sam Hubbard. Linebacker will probably be the position Hubbard lines up at in college, at least to start. Moeller has another senior to watch in wide receiver Myles Gentry, who has offers from Akron and Kent State. Defensive end Chalmer Frueauf also has five offers. The top junior prospect for Moeller is defensive tackle Elijah Taylor who has already collected a couple of scholarship offers from Big Ten schools. Elder has a talented senior tight end in Devin Pike who is already committed to Louisville.
Saturday: Akron (Ohio) St.Vincent-St. Mary at Dayton (Ohio) Thurgood Marshall at 7:00 p.m.
This matchup should be quite the showdown. St. Vincent-St. Mary holds a 5-0 record and has a few BCS prospects on their roster. They are lead by a pair of Ohio State commits in running back Parris Campbell and linebacker Dante Booker. Senior linebacker Newman Williams is also a solid prospect and holds an offer from Toledo. Thurgood Marshall has a couple of seniors that have risen as BCS prospects. Defensive end Landon Brazile is committed to Cincinnati while cornerback Vayante Copeland is committed to Michigan State.
Beth Long -
Midwest Recruiting Reporter
Friday at 7:30: Hinsdale South (Ill.) at Hinsdale Central (Ill.)
Two 3-3 teams from the Hinsdale area meet up Friday night for a cross town battle. Hinsdale Central is highlighted by Michigan tight end commit Ian Bunting who has also seen some time at defensive end -- and stands 6-foot-6 inches tall. The Red Devils also feature Michigan State offensive lineman commit Brian Allen who has missed a little time due to injury. Hinsdale South features senior defensive end Antanas Riskus who recently committed to Air Force, along with junior wide receiver Malik Gordon who is listed at 6-foot-6, 190 pounds. The Hornets are at no lack of young talent, and have 6-foot-6, 215 pound 2016 defensive end Josh King.
Sam Webb - GoBlueWolverine.com
Friday: Southfield (Mich.) Rochester Adams at Southfield at 4:30 p.m.
2014 Michigan commit Lawrence Marshall and 2014 4 star DE Malik McDowell (Michigan, MSU, OSU, FSU, UF, etc.) will lead a talent laden Southfield defense against division rival Rochester adams which features Michigan State tight end commit (though he plays QB for his high school team) Matt Sokol.
Friday: Grand Blanc (Mich.) Hartland at Grand Blanc at 7 p.m.
2016 Hartland tight end Nate Skene (son of former Michigan offensive lineman Doug Skene) is one of the up and coming sophomores in the Great Lake State. His Eagles will head 20 minutes north to take on 5-1 Grand Blanc, which is led by 2015 QB/ATH Trevon Avery (brother of current Michigan defensive back Courtney Avery).
Ryan Easterling -
Friday - Naperville (IL) Neuqua Valley vs. Aurora (IL) Waubonsie Valley:
There's just something about a rivalry game, and these two teams never disappoint when they play. Last year, Waubonsie Valley lost two games all year. Both of those losses came at the hands of Neuqua Valley. Both teams enter the game at 5-1, which should only intensify the rivalry. With the exception of an opening-week loss to Naperville Central, Waubonsie Valley has been lighting up the scoreboard, but their last five opponents have a combined record of 7-23. Neuqua Valley has scored more than 34 points each week, including 65 points last weekend. Over the last four weeks, Neuqua Valley has scored an average of 52.8 points per game against opponents with a combined record of 9-15. So needless to say, this week will be a big step up in the level of competition for both teams. For Neuqua Valley, Illinois-bound receiver Mike Dudek has been making highlight-reel grabs all year, but the run game has come along especially well behind the legs of TJ Scruggs. Plenty of offensive firepower in this one, and it could come down to who has the ball last.
Josh Newkirk - GoBlueWolverine
Friday: Philadelphia (Pa.) St. Joseph's Prep at Wyndmoor (Pa.) La Salle College High at 7 p.m.
St. Joseph's (4-1) will travel to La Salle (5-1) for the right of supremacy in the Philadelphia Catholic League standings. This game features St. Joseph's 2015 offensive lineman Jon Runyan Jr., who is currently committed to Michigan. He is the son of former Michigan offensive tackle Jon Runyan, who also played locally for the Philadelphia Eagles. At 6-foot-4, 250-pounds, Runyan Jr. projects more as guard or center at the next level. He came on to the scene at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl combine in January and then earned an offer after camping at Michigan in June and committed a few days later. He was the second player to commit to the Wolverines for their 2015 class.
Kyle Bogenschutz - Michigan Recruiting Reporter
Saturday: Elkton (Md.) Christian Acad. at Cleveland (Ohio) St. Ignatius at 2:30 p.m.
Welcoming any and all to Cleveland this season, St. Ignatius plays host to east coast power ECA and a pair of 2014 Michigan commitments in defensive back Brandon Watson (6-0, 190-pounds) and wide receiver Fredd Canteen (6-0, 170-pounds). Both Canteen and Watson made their way to Ann Arbor to participate in Michigan's football camp over the summer, ultimately earning offers with their strong performances. Canteen is a very explosive offensive threat for ECA and should be utilized in many different ways from the slot to the backfield and at outside receiver. Watson, an imposing and physical defensive back, will look to slow the wide open St. Ignatius attack. For Iggy, anchoring their offensive line is 2014 Notre Dame tackle commitment Jimmy Byrne (6-4, 285-pounds) as well as 2016 prospect Liam Eichenberg (6-4, 245-pounds).
Greg Powers - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Blue Springs (Texas) High vs. Blue Springs (Texas) South
The crosstown rivalry is littered with upper echelon prospects, but do not forget that Blue Springs enters the game with a perfect record and no team would like to upset the apple cart more than South. Blue Springs has prospects on both sides of the ball. On defense, keep an eye on interior line brothers Khalil and Carlos Davis. Defensive end Elijah Lee and defensive back Kaleb Prewett are both committed to Kansas State and it is another KSU commit who leads the offense, running back Dalvin Warmack. Warmack is one of the most feared players in the area. South does not have the same star power, but does boats two certain division one prospects in Missouri tight end/defensive end commit Kendall Blanton and Colorado State linebacker commit Josh Watson.
Ahmard Vital - Midlands Recruiting Analyst
Friday, October 11: Houston (Tex.) Westside vs. Houston (Tex.) Lamar at 7 p.m. CST
Two teams featured in the match up, both of which are on top of their games this season. For Lamar, this could be its first test of the season. Still undefeated, this team is led by quarterback Darrell Colbert, who is having a pretty good start so far. Colbert, along with one of his top targets in Shelby Walker is committed to SMU. Top 2015 running back Ronnie Wesley is one to watch while offensive lineman Braylon Hyder leads the guys up front. Defensively , Baylor defensive line commitment Ira Lewis is solid on the line. In the secondary players like John Bonney (Texas commit), John Plattenburg and top 2015 recruit Holton Hill. The latter two have multiple scholarship offers. Westside is led by quarterback Michael Haywood, who has been putting up great numbers this season. One of his primary targets, Bobby Hartzog has been a go-to guy and is committed to Kansas. On the defensive side, linebacker Bradley Cunningham is one to watch. Also 2015 tackle Ethan Horne.
Saturday, October 12: Lufkin (Tex.) vs. Conroe (Tex.) The Woodlands at 2 p.m. CST
Based on the records, both teams need a win with a combined season win total at four before the start of this game. One thing is for certain, several Division I players will take the field for Saturday. On the Lufkin roster, close to 10 players will play major ball. Quarterback Trey Crumbie is getting some early looks. He has solid receiving targets with Keke Coutee (Texas), Jamal Jeffrey (Texas A&M) and Terry Mark. On defense, tackle D.J. Williams is a player to keep an eye on. The Woodlands have committed many plays to the run game which makes sense seeing that top 2015 running back Patrick Carr is in the backfield. Big man Tyler Rapp leads a line who opens holes for Carr and the backs. The other playmaker is on the edge with Kansas commitment Tyler Patrick, who leads the team in receiving yards.
Annabel Stephan - Midlands Field Reporter
Thursday: Manor (Texas) at Elgin (Texas) at 7:00 p.m.
Both teams enter the game undefeated at 5-0; Elgin is coming off of a 64-14 win over Hutto (Texas), while Manor just defeated Georgetown (Texas) 27-19. Elgin quarterback Te'Rel Simmons has passed for 519 yards and five touchdowns this season and has also racked up 591 rushing yards and nine additional touchdowns. Running back Da'Trean Simmons has leads the team with 700 rushing yards for fourteen touchdowns this season and also has 62 receiving yards on three catches. Safety De'Kovin Vincent leads the team in tackles with 26 solo and eight assists, followed by linebacker J.T. Biddy with 23 solo tackles and 20 assists. Other Elgin prospects to watch include Colin Snell, junior Kyle Snell, and Anthony Nash. Manor running back Tyrone Owens has 393 yards and six touchdowns; the athlete holds offers from Memphis, New Mexico, and Texas State. Linebacker Jonathan Johnson, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound prospect, also holds an offer from Texas State, as well as two from Prairie View A&M and Old Dominion. Quarterback Denzell Feaster, who has passed for 971 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, as well as rushing for an additional 223 yards and three touchdowns. Others to keep an eye on: Datrin Guyton, Tyler Ellis, and Tim Harris.
Brandon Huffman - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco at Santa Margarita (Calif.) at Saddleback College at 7 p.m. on FOX Sports 1
Two of the top underclass quarterbacks in the country lead their teams in a game televised nationally by FOX Sports 1. Santa Margarita's K.J. Costello, a Scout 2016 Watch List passer runs the Eagles offense and 2015 receiver Kyle Sweet is his favorite target, the two connecting for 300 yards earlier this season against Bishop Gorman. Jeremy McNichols, a commit to Utah, is a versatile playmaker for the Eagles, playing both running back and receiver. St. John Bosco, ranked No. 8 nationally by FOX Sports, is paced by 2015 quarterback Josh Rosen, the No. 2 quarterback in the 2015 class nationally and a five-star by Scout.com. He leads a Braves offense that is bolstered up front by Damien Mama, Scout's No. 1 offensive guard prospect in the 2014 class. Boise State commit Shay Fields is his top target. Defensively, there are few teams as talented as the Braves, their line led by USC commit Malik Dorton and three-star Jacob Tuioti-Mariner at the defensive ends. Washington State commit Chandler Leniu, the heart and soul of the Braves defense, is their middle linebacker. And the secondary is loaded, with Cal commit and four-star Jaleel Wadood anchoring it at safety. Four-star cornerback Naijiel Hale, who's committed to Arizona, plays opposite three-star corner Chandler Hawkins, a verbal to Air Force.
Greg Biggins - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) JSerra at Orange Lutheran (Calif.) at 7 p.m.
JSerra is led by two-way athlete Dante Pettis, one of the top sleeper prospects in the region. Pettis is a dynamic player on both sides of the ball capable of impacting the game at receiver and safety. He currently has offers from Nevada, San Diego State and Villanova but his talent level is high and he can play for just about anyone out West. Junior quarterback Nick Robinson is an intriguing player with some upside. At 6-foot-1, 195-pounds, he has a nice, athletic frame, quick release and a live arm. 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. Defensive back Cory Hollowell is another player to watch. The corner has looked strong in coverage all season and could be assigned the task of shadowing Pettis all over the field.
Scott Kennedy - Director of Scouting
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.
- Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Mesa (Az.) Mountain View at Scottsdale Desert Mountain at 7 p.m.
Despite having two of the best prospects in the nation, Desert Mountain is off to a 2-4 start. Texas A&M commit, quarterback Kyle Allen, and Oklahoma commit, wide receiver Mark Andrews, have put up big numbers but the Wolves have struggled to get in the win column. Mountain View is playing good football right now, they are 5-1 and their quarterback, John Clark, is hot.
Friday: Peoria (Az.) Liberty at Glendale Deer Valley at 7 p.m.
Deer Valley features two of the state's top defensive ends and both are just juniors. Brian Calhoun is one of the state's leaders in sacks and at 6-foot-6, 250 pounds, looks like a major college prospect. Opposite is 6-foot-3, pass rusher Marlon Xavier. He has a good burst off the edge. Devon Palomino is one of the state's top quarterback prospects and has an offer from the University of San Diego. Liberty may not be littered with division-one prospects but has played solid football this year. Junior corner Kory Wilson and senior linebacker Zach Neill have had big season thus far.