Scout On the Town Weekend Preview
Nick Chubb
Nick Chubb
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Nov 8, 2013


The Scout.com recruiting team will be at top games throughout the country all weekend...

Follow the Scouts of Scout.com on Twitter as they bring you live coverage of the weekend's high school football across the nation, with several members of the Class of 2014 Scout 300 in action as well as a number of top 2015 and 2016 prospects and a host of games involving FoxSports/Scout.com Top 50 teams.

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EAST

Brian Dohn - Northeast Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Newark (N.J.) Weequahic at Cedar Grove (N.J.) High, 7 p.m.

Weequahic is led by Rutgers linebacker commit Sidney Gopre, who plays with lots of speed. Entering the season he needed to show he could play more physical and be active against the run, and his tapes shown he has been able to do that. Cedar Grove is home to former Rutgers commit David Njoku, a receiver who decommitted after making an unofficial to Penn State. He is long and athletic, and could turn into a safety or linebacker in college.

Saturday, Paramus (N.J.) Catholic at Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic, 1 p.m.
Paramus is led by five-star cornerback and Michigan commit Jabrill Peppers, but he has been plagued by cramping in a number of games this season. He is joined by left tackle and fellow Michigan commit Juwan Bushell-Beatty and Iowa commit and defensive end Terrence Harris. Underclassmen Najee Clayton, who holds a Rutgers offer, is a receiver who could turn into a tight end. Bergen Catholic has a pair of uncommitted prospects in defensive end Kurt Holuba, who is considering Ivy League schools as well as Virginia, Stanford, Duke, Florida State and Wisconsin. Four-star defensive end Garrett Dickerson is considering Northwestern, Stanford and Michigan and linebacker Cameron Queiro is committed to Northwestern.
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Sam Hellman- Northeast Recruiting
Saturday: Ramapo (N.J.) at Montvale (N.J.) St. Joseph Regional

The final week before the start of New Jersey playoffs pits two Rutgers defensive line commitments against each other. Ramapo’s Jimmy Hogan and St. Joseph’s Kevin Wilkins are two of the 26 commitments in the Rutgers class of 2014. Both are committed as defensive tackles for Rutgers, but Hogan plays end for Ramapo. Looking at the class of 2015, St. Joseph has multiple offered prospects in linebacker Joe Giles-Harris and offensive lineman Tommy Hatton. Giles-Harris snagged a Rutgers offer midway through the season, and the 6-foot-3, 280-pound Hatton holds offers from Indiana, Boston College, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rutgers.
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SOUTHEAST

Chad Simmons - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Rossville (Ga.) Ridgelane at Cedartown (Ga.) at 7:30 p.m.
Some think Nick Chubb (Georgia commit) should be a five-star running back on Scout, so I want to see him play live for myself. He is having an incredible season with 2.466 yards and 39 touchdowns in nine games. He is also playing linebacker fulltime this season. Israel Battle is senior out of Cedartown that is getting some looks too. He is an athlete that may project best as a safety on the next level. Ridgeland had Vonn Bell, an Ohio State signee last February, but the leader this year is Indiana commit Jermaine Conyers. The defensive lineman missed much of the season with a leg injury, but he is back and he will have many opportunities to make plays in this game. Ridgeland has some underclassmen I will get a look at as well.
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Jamie Newberg - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Tampa (Fla.) Alonso at Tampa (Fla.) Sickels, 7:30 p.m.
Alonso is led by senior running back Ish Witter. Witter (5-8/180) is a smaller back but he has a lot of impressive skills. He’s powerful with good speed and quickness. Witter has committed to Missouri. Their offensive tackle, Gary Brown, will be an offensive guard or center in college. Brown has super feet but lacks great size. He’s only 6-foot-1.5, 275-pounds. Brown has committed to Georgia Tech. Two other talented offensive players are wide receiver Brandon Robinson and tight end Marcus Mosley.  Sickels is led by junior running back Ray Ray McCloud. He will be one of the most sought after running back prospects from the Tampa Bay area in the next class of 2013. McCloud, 5-foot-11, 175-pounds, already holds scholarship offers from teams like Arizona, Clemson, Kentucky, Louisville, South Florida and Tennessee. Defensively, their big name recruit is linebacker Josh Black. He’s 6-foot-2, 220-pounds. Arizona, Iowa State, Marshall, Minnesota, South Florida, Utah State and Western Kentucky have all offered him.
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Michael Clark - Atlantic Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes vs. Virginia Beach (Va.) Salem at 7 p.m.

This is an epic showdown between two of the top programs in Virginia. Ocean Lakes comes in 9-0 and ranked 37th in the FOX Sports Top 50. The Dolphins, who are loaded with talent, are led by four-star defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi. The defense also has senior defensive end/outside linebacker Massadiq Walton, who is committed to East Carolina, 2015 four-star middle linebacker Jahvoni Simmons, 2015 cornerback T.J. Griffin and 2016 four-star cornerback Levonta Taylor. Senior quarterback Walter Harold is the leader on offense. He is joined by senior running back Brandon Simmons, 2015 four-star wide receiver Jaason Lewis and 2015 wide receiver Quincy Watts. Salem is 8-1 and also having a tremendous season. The Sun Devils are led by 2015 three-star defensive end Trevon Hill. Sophomore quarterback Jarrel Lightbody, who is a first-year starter, has also played very well all season. It should be a fantastic game with huge playoff implications.
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Patrick Burnham - Regional Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Havana (Fla.) East Gadsden at Tallahassee (Fla.) Rickards at 7:00 p.m.
East Gadsden heads just up the road for both team's regular season finally before the start of next week's high school playoffs. Both East Gadsden and Rickards have already qualified for the playoffs in their respective district. Rickards comes into the game 8-1 and is led by host of seniors who will play at the college level. Quaterback Charlie Kelly is a dynamic but small playmaker who is committed to Alabama State. His favorite target his wide receiver Stephen Denmark who has offers from UCF, Western Kentucky and Florida A&M. Defensively Rickards his led by hard-hitting linebacker Malik Slater who has a UAB offer. He is joined by defensive back Tusun Young who is already committed to UAB. Defensive end Markel Winters is long athlete who list off offers include Florida Atlantic, Marshall, Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky. East Gadsden comes into the game with a record of 4-5 and while not as deep in talent as Rickards is led offensively by offensive tackle Derrick Kelly who is committed to Kentucky. On defense JuJuan Perkins is the recruiting headliner for East Gadsden. Perkins has offers from Old Dominion, Indiana, Kentucky and South Florida.
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John Garcia Jr. - Southeast Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Moultrie (Ga.) Colquitt County at Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County at 7:30 p.m.
Not only will plenty of prospects take the field on Friday night as two of the Peach State's best square off, but the regular-season finale is also a battle for seeding as the winner take the Class AAAAAA, Region 1 crown. Camden County is led by a pair of four-star Alabama commitments on both sides of the ball. Both Kalvaraz Bessent and Chris Williams play running back, wide receiver and defensive back for CC, with the latter being where Scout.com projects them at the next level and where each will line up in Tuscaloosa. On defense, the Wildcats are stout up front, particularly with the emergence of sophomore speed rusher D'Andre Gardenhire-Washintgon at 6-foot-4, 200 pounds. Colquitt County is also driven by its defense, but their stars start up front. Ole Miss commitment and three-star defensive tackle Jamiyus Pittman mans the middle alongside Mike Parrish, who has some FBS offers to his name to this point. Safety C.J. Johnson is another three star for the Packers, with offers from Ole Miss, Arkansas, North Carolina State, UCF and others to his name. Each program has deep playoff run potential and plenty of history, so the defensive battle should make for some good footage, and we'll be all over it. .
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Amy Campbell - Florida Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage at Lakeland (Fla.) Kathleen at 7 p.m.
Anyone who follows high school football in Florida knows Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage is a dominant team and loaded with talent. Five-star running back Sony Michel, a Georgia commit, headlines an offense that also features Notre Dame receiver commit Isaiah McKenzie and four-star 2015 quarterback Torrance Gibson. On defense, defensive linemen Edgar Cerenord and Justin Sibole both hold D-1 offers. Senior corner Carter Jacobs is committed to Cincinnati, and 2015 cornerback Tavarus McFadden already holds a long list of big-time offers. 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 is a Utah commitment.
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MIDWEST

Allen Trieu - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Grand Rapids (Mich.) Christian at Zeeland (Mich.) West at 7 p.m.
Christian's top prospect, Michigan commit Drake Harris, has not played all season, but this may be the week he returns. Northwestern commit Tommy Doles leads the Eagles up front, while junior linebackers Jack Bates and Qi'ante Ewing and sophomore cornerback Lucas Thompson look like potential FBS recruits. Seniors Tyler Sigler at quarterback, Dwayne Barfield at receiver and Dominic Paiz at running back all offer next level possibilities as well. For Zeeland West, senior tighe end Jordan Van Dort is committed to Western Michigan as an offensive lineman while speedy senior running back Danny Bauder is having a big season.
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Bill Greene - Ohio Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Marlington (Ohio) at Hubbard (Ohio) at 7:30 p.m.
Hubbard opens what they hope will be a long playoff run with a home game against underdog Marlington. Hubbard is led by four-star junior tailback L.J. Scott, and the bruising power runner has put up huge numbers the past three seasons. He is Ohio's top 2015 prospect, and holds offers from Tennessee, West Virginia, Michigan State, and others. His brother, Isaiah Scott, is also a junior and appearing on the recruiting radar of several teams. Another junior, two-way lineman Matt Jones, holds offers from West Virginia and Kentucky and is also a four-star prospect. 
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Dave Berk - Ohio Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Springfield (Ohio) Shawnee vs. Wapakoneta (Ohio) at 7:30 p.m. Harmon Field
Its playoff time in Ohio and Friday night we’ll split time between two games to see some players we’ve not seen in action this season. First we’ll stop to check out Shawnee sophomore quarterback Saalih Muhammad who helped his team to a 9-1 record by passing for over 1,100 yards and rushing for around 1,000 yards in his first year as a starter. Senior Jalen Nelson is a two-way performer who has rushed for over 1,400 yards while posted over 70 tackles on the season. We hear Wapakoneta has a few younger players along the offensive line to check out as well.

Friday: Galion (Ohio) vs. Kenton (Ohio) at 7:30 p.m. Robinson Field
We’ll head over to Kenton for their match-up against Galion to check on a few seniors and underclassmen for both teams. Northwestern pledge Dareian Watkins and junior Cario Davison look to to lead Galion past a tough Kenton squad led by Michigan pledge Noah Furbush and senior quarterback Grant Sherman. We’ll also get a chance to check on junior offensive lineman Larry Wells during the second half of the game.

Saturday: Pickerington (Ohio) Central vs. West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West at 7:00 p.m. Firebird Stadium
We’ve already seen Lakota West in action this season and have been impressed by a couple of juniors on their roster in linebacker C.J. Stalker and offensive lineman George Asafo-Adjei. West also has Kentucky pledge Mikel Horton at running back and receiver/safety Tyler Jones who is still considering several offers. Pickerington Central has two-sport standout Jae’Sean Tate who is committed to Ohio State in basketball along with a few underclassmen we’ve heard about but not seen in action.
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Simone Scott - Midwest Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Bellaire (Ohio) vs. Newark (Ohio) Catholic at 7:30 p.m.
The playoffs begin with fifth seed Bellaire traveling to take on fourth seed Newark Catholic. After losing their first game of the season, defending state runner-up Newark Catholic went on a nine-game winning streak and is hoping to continue that good-fortune this week. Leading the way is Illinois commit Chayce Crouch. Throughout the season, the quarterback has accounted for 15 touchdowns. The senior also handles punting duties for his team. Bellaire’s quarterback Spencer Badia is one of only three players in the Ohio Valley Conference to pass for over 7,000 yards in their careers. The senior is hoping to continue to add to that number.
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Beth Long - Midwest Recruiting Reporter
Friday: St. Rita (Ill.) at Mount Carmel (Ill.) at 7 p.m.
There is no shortage of talent on these two teams, who really could have met in the state finals had the stars aligned correctly. St. Rita is led by Iowa State commit Tommy Mister who plays quarterback for the team but will likely play running back at the next level. Mount Carmel is led by Illinois commit Matt Domer at running back who is coming back from an minor injury, Michigan State defensive lineman commit Enoch Smith Jr., Minnesota defensive lineman commit Steven Richardson and rising prospect Christian Searles.

Saturday: Sycamore (Ill.) at Nazareth (Ill.) at 1 p.m.
Nazareth features new Purdue commit Will Colmery on the defensive line on what is otherwise a pretty young team. They take on a two-seeded Sycamore team in the Illinois 5A State playoffs. Colmery is joined by Freshman running back Ivory Kelly-Martin and several other young standout players.
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Anna Hickey - Indiana Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Indianapolis (Ind.) Warren Central at Indianapolis (Ind.) Pike
Pike features senior wide receiver Dominique Booth, a Tennessee Vol commit. Pike quarterback Brent Lyles is also starting to generate interest from a few MAC programs. Other names to keep an eye on in the 2014 class include defensive back Robert Williams, Taylor Sanders and defensive lineman Marcus Johnson. Names in the junior class with potential to receive offers include wide receiver Rashad Medaris, linebacker Quentin Moon and defensive lineman James McBride. At Warren Central, senior quarterback Jeff George holds an offer from Illinois. Senior running back Mykelti Williams holds an Indiana offer. Senior wide receiver Darius Lee, senior linebacker, and junior running back Tirone Young are also promising prospects.
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Josh Newkirk - GoBlueWolverine
Friday: Galion (Ohio) at Kenton (Ohio) at 7:30 p.m.
Kenton (10-0) is led by Michigan 2014 LB commit Noah Furbush. At 6-foot-4, 235-pounds, Furbush is a physical linebacker off the edge. He may grow into a defensive end in college, but is definitely a physically imposing player who tends to be in the middle of the action. On the offensive side of the ball, Kenton 2015 OT Larry Wells isn’t hard to miss. He stands at 6-foot-8, 310-pounds, is starting to generate interest throughout the Midwest just on his size alone. Galion (9-1) counters with 2014 three-star WR Dareian Watkins, who has been committed to the Wildcats since May and brings nice speed on the outside.
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MIDLANDS

Ahmard Vital - Midlands Recruiting Analyst
Thursday, November 7: Alvin (Tex.) Manvel vs. Pasadena (Tex.) South Houston at 7 p.m. CST
Coming off an impressive win from last week, Manvel closes out its undefeated district run against a pesky South Houston team looking to finish in league play at .500. In this match up, Manvel poses quite the challenge due to the level of skilled players this team has.  There’s a new crop of youngsters coming through with defensive back Deontay Anderson and receiver Reggie Hemphill, both players in the 2016 class. Both received early offers from Texas (Hemphill actually already committed), with plenty other schools to likely follow suit sooner than later. Versatile tight end/defensive end (or offensive tackle where he is projected) Koda Martin will take his talents to Texas A&M. Defensive back Will Lockett has also been a great addition to the secondary. For South Houston, if a play is to be made, it will likely come into the hands of wide receiver Elton Dyer, who has given his verbal to Houston. 

Friday, November 8: Houston (Tex.) Westside vs. Houston (Tex.) Bellaire at 7 p.m. CST
In the always competitive District 20-5A, a good Westside/Bellaire battle is always a nice watch for those fans. Both teams are already qualified for postseason play, so now it’s a matter of just going out to finish the season with a win. Westside is led by quarterback Michael Haywood, who has been putting up great numbers this season. One of his primary targets, and is a player who has garnered plenty of attention this season (and for good reason) is Frank Iheanacho. Now up to nearly 20 offers, Iheanacho is a big-body (6-foot-7) who will give the Bellaire defenders fits. There’s also Bobby Hartzog, another go-to guy and is committed to Kansas. On the defensive side, linebacker Bradley Cunningham is one to watch. Also 2015 tackle Ethan Horne has been getting some Division I looks as well. On the Bellaire side, wide receiver Ryheem Malone, a Texas State commitment gets lots of touches and is the Cardinal playmaker. For the defense, linebacker Brelynd Goods leads the way. Baylor offensive line commitment Devonte Jones is tough up front in the trenches. 
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Annabel Stephan - Midlands Field Reporter
Friday: Missouri City (Texas) Fort Bend Marshall at Missouri City (Texas) Fort Bend Willowridge at 7:00 p.m.
2015 prospects are the ones to watch in this match up as Marshall's roster contains of two of the top 2015 prospects. The team is quarterbacked by junior J.W. Ketchum, who holds offers including Texas, Texas A&M, LSU, and Baylor. Defensively, all eyes will be on junior defensive back Kendall Sheffield, whose offer list includes Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, LSU, Notre Dame, Baylor, and Florida, among others. 6-2 Marshall will be facing a 3-6 Willowridge team.
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WEST

Brandon Huffman - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: San Ramon (Calif.) Dougherty vs. Walnut Creek (Calif.) Las Lomas
One of the elite 2015 offensive linemen in the West, Kieffer Longson, will be on display tonight for Dougherty.  The 6-7, 275-pounder was offered by Ohio State this week

Friday: Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill vs. Pleasanton (Calif.) Amador Valley
Scout 300 four-star receiver Isaiah Langley and three-star quarterback Kyle Kearns are a pair of 2015 prospect for Foothill and they're joined by 2014 cornerback Jamirr Holland when they play crosstown foe Amador Valley in their final EBAL game. 
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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. Here is a look at this week's action on FOX Sports West's Prepzone. http://www.foxsportswest.com/pages/prepzone
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Lindsey Thiry - West Coast Field Reporter
Friday: San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty vs. San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine Prep at 7 p.m.
Bellarmine four-star quarterback K.J. Carta-Samuels leads the Bells and linebacker Joe Castignani paces Bellarmine's defense.  Mitty is led by two-way threat Dakari Monroe, a receiver and cornerback in the 2015 class.
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