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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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Brian Dohn - Northeast Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Paramus (N.J.) Catholic vs. Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep (Met Life Stadium), 8 p.m.
Two of the most successful and talent-filled teams in the state battle for the non-public Group IV championship, and the marquee players are Paramus Catholic five-star cornerback Jabrill Peppers, who is committed to Michigan, and St. Peter's Prep running back Jonathan Hilliman, a Rutgers commit. Paramus Catholic also has offensive tackle Juwan Bushell-Beatty (Michigan commit), offensive guard Billy Ray Mitchell (Virginia Tech commit), defensive end Terrence Harris (Iowa commit), class of 2015 receiver Najee Clayton (Rutgers offer) and 2015 linebacker Saleem Brightwell. St. Peter's Prep is home to 2015 four-star cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick (double digit offers), 2015 four-star quarterback Brandon Wimbush (Ohio State among his leaders) and Temple cornerback commit Shamir Bearfield.
ScarletReport.com publisher Sam Hellman will also be attending the game
Saturday: Sparta (N.J.) Pope John XXIII vs. Montvale (N.J.) St. Joseph Regional (Met Life Stadium), 1 p.m.
The non-public Group III title game pits some big-time commits on both sides. Pope John is led by receiver Noah Brown (Ohio State commit) and tight end Ryan Izzo (Florida State commit). Class of 2016 quarterback Sonny Abramson holds offers from Rutgers and South Florida. St. Joseph Regional is looking to bounce back from its first loss of the season and is led by running back Sherman Alston (Boston College commit) and defensive tackle Kevin Wilkins (Rutgers commit). Receiver Quai Jefferson (Delaware commit) and class of 2015 right tackle Tommy Hattton (Duke, Rutgers, Boston College, Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts and Temple offers).
Sunday: Union (N.J.) High vs. Ridge (N.J.) High (High Point Solutions Stadium), 10 a.m.
The North Jersey, Section 2, Group V title game features Union running back Jamauri Bogan, who is committed to Western Michigan. He has rushed for 1,514 yards and18 touchdowns in 10 games.
Sunday: Absegami (N.J) Holy Spirit vs. Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic (High Point Solutions Stadium), 1 p.m.
DePaul has a trio of BCS seniors in uncommitted four-star safety Kiy Hester, defensive tackle Courtel Jenkins (Miami commit) and defensive end Justin Nelson (Rutgers commit). The Spartans also have 2016 running back Kareem Walker (Penn State and Rutgers offers) and Hasise Dubois (Rutgers offer).
Sunday: Flemington (N.J.) Hunterdon Central vs. Englishtown (N.J.) Manalapan (High Point Solutions Stadium), 7 p.m.
A big-time matchup in the Central Jersey Group V title game features a pair of future Big Ten combatants playing on the campus of Rutgers University. Hunterdon Central is led by linebacker/running back Jason Cabinda (Penn State commit) and Manalapan's leader is four-star receiver Saeed Blacknall (Rutgers commit).
Tuesday: Staten Island (N.Y.) Tottenville vs. Brooklyn Abraham Lincoln (Yankee Stadium), 5 p.m.
Lincoln looks for its second PSAL title in three years, and it will be the job of four-star defensive tackle Thomas Holley leading the way. Penn State coach Bill O'Brien and Florida coach Will Muschamp
are both slated to be there, and Notre Dame and Syracuse remain involved with
Holley as well.
Jamie Newberg - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Lakeland (Fla.) Victory Christian Academy vs Hialeah (Fla.) Champagnat Catholic, 1:00 p.m.
Victory Christian takes on Champagnat Catholic for the Class 2A state championship at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.
Victory Christian is led by Chris Nelson. Nelson, 6-foot-3, 274-pounds, stars on both sides of the ball at offensive tackle and defensive tackle. He has committed to Louisville and projects as a guard or d-tackle. He may have more upside at offensive guard. This kid is nimble, agile and very light on his feet. Nelson is quick off the ball and can move forward and laterally very well within the box.
Champagnat is led by some talented 2014 prospects. Senior safety Michael Johnson has committed to Louisville. Athlete Franklin Labady is one of the most electrifying players in the state and he has given his pledge to Cincinnati. Their top rated player is defensive tackle Travonte Valentine. This four-star prospect has committed to Miami. Wide receiver Steven Claude is a junior wide receiver with a South Florida offer already. Another 2015 recruit to keep an eye on is cornerback Gerald Robinson. 2016 quarterback Kato Nelson already holds a LSU offer. Then you have sophomore wide receiver/safety Darnell Solomon, who already has offers from teams like LSU, Alabama and Georgia Tech.
Friday: West Palm Beach (Fla.) Dwyer vs Tarpon Springs (Fla.) East Lake, 7:30 p.m.
Dwyer travels to East Lake in one of the two Class 7A state semi-final matchups.
How good is this Dwyer team? They knocked off Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas last week 36-28. They have not made it back to the state semi-finals since they lost an epic battle with Tampa Plant and Aaron Murray in 2009. They are led by four-star recruit Johnnie Dixon. He’s still on the board and one of the top uncommitted wide receivers in the nation. He’s already made official visits to N.C. State, Ohio State and Arkansas. He has a visit slated in January to Alabama. Miami is definitely in the hunt and many believe the Buckeyes are the team to beat at this time. Safety Shawn Boone remains uncommitted as well. He has already made official visits to Penn State, N.C. State and Ohio State. Wide receiver Clint Stevens is another to watch for, as he has offers from teams like Bowling Green, Marshall, Tennessee, West Virginia and Western Kentucky.
East Lake has two of the state’s top wide receivers in senior Artavis Scott and junior George Campbell. Scott, a four-star recruit and the nation’s No. 25 wideout, has already committed to Clemson. He’s had a sensational season and is very explosive with the football in his hands. Campbell is a five-star recruit in the 2015 class that has already given Michigan his pledge. Speaking of Michigan, they have committed Mason Cole from East Lake. Cole, 6-foot-4, 275-pounds, is another four-star and the No. 21 ranked offensive tackle in the country. Safety Devin Abraham has been a play maker on the back end for East Lake. He has committed to USF.
Saturday: Jacksonville Trinity Christian Academy vs Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic, 1:00 p.m.
Trinity Catholic takes on C.C.C. for the Class 3A state championship at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.
Trinity Christian has a terrific defense, led by some of the state’s top underclassmen in Kevin Toliver and Jeff Holland. Toliver is the state’s top recruit next year and has already committed to LSU. He’s a five-star cornerback prospect. Holland, a four-star linebacker already has scholarship offers from teams like Florida, FSU, Alabama, Notre Dame, Oregon, USC and practically everyone else in the nation. Meanwhile, there are other big name juniors on this team. Linebackers Andre Smith and Victor Alexander have already committed to North Carolina and UCLA respectively. Other names to watch in this class are defensive back/wide receiver Chris Barr, defensive back Deontai Williams and safety Gus Edwards. They are all D1 guys.
Of course Trinity Christian has two very good seniors in wide receiver Isaiah Ford and lineman Kavaris Harkless. Both of these three star recruits are headed to Louisville to play their college football.
Two underclassmen star for the Trinity Christian offense in sophomore running back Jalen Buie and offensive lineman Kendrick Norton. Norton has offers from Florida State, Florida, Auburn, Penn State and numerous others. Buie has offers from teams like Auburn, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, Penn State, South Carolina and others.
C.C.C. has a stout defense as well. They are led by a pair of defensive ends in Justus Reed and Caanan Brown. Reed, 6-foot-3, 218-pounds, has committed to the Gators. Brown, 6-foot-3, 230-pounds, has given his pledge to Virginia. Both players are versatile, active and very athletic. Inside linebacker Connor Doris is a big cat in the middle who has offers from Air Force, Akron, Navy and Old Dominion.
Offensively, the Marauders are led by junior quarterback Jeffrey Smith. He’s a bit undersized but he’s very athletic, with good speed and a nice arm. Smith can make a lot of things happen in and outside the pocket. Running back Diquan Walker just committed to Holy Cross. He’s a nice prospect who can hit the big play. Freshman Cameron (C.J.) Cotman has a chance to be a star down the line. He has been battling a nasty turf toe injury but has been playing through it the second half of this season. Cotman, already 5-foot-11, 175-pounds, is C.C.C.’s most explosive player. This kid is athletic and fearless. Coach John Davis uses him at running back, wide receiver and he plays in the secondary when needed.
Saturday: Jacksonville The Bolles School vs Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington, 7:00 p.m.
The Bolles School takes on Booker T. Washington for the Class 4A state championship at the Cirtus Bowl in Orlando. This is a rematch of the last two title games where the teams have split. Last season BTW won in big fashion, 35-7.
BTW is the top rated team in the nation. They are led by Treon Harris. Harris is a gifted athlete who has made a huge progression at the quarterback position this season. He has committed to play that position at Florida State. This kid has sensational quickness in the pocket, very good speed and an ever improving accurate arm. The big name on defense is five-star defensive end Chad Thomas. Thomas, who has committed to Miami, is your classic long and speedy edge guy. Opposite Thomas is Demetrius Jackson. He’s a 6-foot-5, 225-pounder that’s new to the game. Like Thomas he has committed to the Hurricanes. BTW has a third Miami commitment in Nigel Bethel. This is a talented cornerback prospect.
Four-star recruit Mark Walton is one of the top running back prospects in the 2016 class. Like three of his teammates listed above, he too has committed to the ‘Canes. Linebacker Tevin Evans, running back D’von Ballard, offensive tackle Jordan Ingram (FIU commit), and athlete K’rondis Larry (Boston College commit ) are all D1 seniors.
The Bolles School is led by offensive lineman Kian Schoenborn. He has offers from FIU, Middle Tennessee State, Southern Miss and Western Michigan. Running back/linebacker Christian Bermudez, athlete Dexter Carter, Jr., and tight end Jeremiah Theus are three juniors to keep an eye on for The Bolles
John Garcia Jr.-
Alabama Recruiting Analyst
Super Six Championships - Thursday:
Leeds (Ala.) High vs. Madison (Ala.) Academy, 11 a.m.
Class 3A power Madison Academy (Ala.) makes its third straight trip to the Super Six, looking to claim the crown for the second straight season. Four-star junior two-way starter Kerryon Johnson took home the title game MVP as a sophomore, and he'll look to do so again as a running back and safety. He has offers from all over the country, but is focused on Alabama, Auburn and Florida State at this point. Joining him is emerging 2016 prospect Malik Miller, with a handful of SEC offers already. The Mustangs' opponent is a Birmingham-area power in Leeds (Ala.) High, making their return to the state title game with defense, beating Straughn (Ala.) 19-7 last week. 2015 running back Tre Nation is the bellcow for Leeds, and he'll need a big day to dethrone Madison Academy from a repeat.
Maplesville (Ala.) High vs. Pickens County (Ala.) High, 3 p.m.
In 1A, defending state champ Brantley was knocked off by 14-0 Maplesville by a score of 31-8. They will face another undefeated team in Pickens County, who upended Hubbertville 53-22 on Friday. Maplesville features sleeper senior running back Damian Mitchell and Pickens County has a versatile defensive back prospect looking to emerge in Devonte Simon.
Spanish Fort (Ala.) High vs. Muscle Shoals (Ala.) High, 3 p.m.
Defending Class 5A champion Spanish Fort (Ala.) had their closest game yet in getting back to the Super Six, defeating Saraland (Ala.) 24-14 Friday night. The offensive juggernaut will face defensive-laden Muscle Shoals (Ala.), who has allowed less than 100 points all together this fall. Spanish Fort has an intriguing junior wide receive prospect in the 6-foot-4, 200-pound Kevin Marion as well as passing target Hunter Wood, a tight end that could end up in the Ivy League. Shoals is a defensive team and arguably the best on that side of the ball in the entire state, but senior running back Devan Sullivan has something to prove and now has the stage to do it.
Super Six Championships - Friday:
Troy (Ala.) Charles Henderson vs. Oneonta (Ala.) High, 11 a.m.
The defending Class 4A champion, Mobile (Ala.) UMS-Wright was edged by undefeated Troy (Ala.) Charles Henderson High, 38-36. They will take on 2012 runner-up Oneonta (Ala.) High, who beat Munfrod (Ala.) 35-21 for another crack at the throne. Henderson features the top prospect in the game in junior three-star linebacker Richard McBryde, already sporting offers from Kentucky, Southern Miss and Jacksonville State. Oneonta will miss injured Georgia Tech commitment Jalen Johnson (knee), but versatile defensive lineman and senior sleeper Blake Bean.
Washington County (Ala.) High vs. Tanner (Ala.) High, 3 p.m.
Tanner (Ala.) is back in the title game to defend its 2012, Class 2A crown. It beat Fyffe (Ala.) 16-7 on Friday while Washington County (Ala.) defeated Sweet Water 28-14 to matchup with the Rattlers. Tanner marches to the beat of quarterback and defensive back Johnathan Fletcher's drum. He is a productive offensive player, but Scout likes the junior as an athletic cornerback at the next level. Washington County has a senior cornerback to keep an eye on in Kerrigan Pennington, who is still looking for offer No. 1.
Hoover (Ala.) High vs. Auburn (Ala.) High, 3 p.m.
The top classification, 6A, has a familiar face in the Super Six, held in Hoover
(Ala.) High. The Bucs had to rally to beat rival Vestavia (Ala.) Hills 31-28 to
get a chance to defend its title. The storied program has won 29 straight games
dating back to last season. Their opponent comes from a program that has
produced several elite prospects of late, Auburn (Ala.) High School. The Tigers
edged offensive power Mobile (Ala.) McGill-Toolen 24-21 to get to the final
game. Hoover's top senior is Marlon Humphrey, the five-star cornerback and top
prospect in the state, joined on defense by front-seven juniors with SEC offers
in four-star Darrell Williams and three-star Christian Bell. The SEC has also
been kind to the Bucs' offense with offers, as workhorse running back Bradrick
Shaw and towering wide receiver Justin Johnson firmly on the radar already.
Auburn has a five-star athlete of its own in senior outside linebacker Rashaan
Evans, down to Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and UCLA. The Bruins have his teammate
and steady three-star cornerback Antreal Allen on the commitment list already
and the defense is balanced out by three-star Southern Miss commitment Darian
Yancey, who has had a great senior campaign.
Michael Clark -
Atlantic Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Teachey (N.C.) Wallace-Rose Hill at Warsaw (N.C.) James Kenan at 7:30 p.m.
This fourth-round game is a rematch from the regular season. James Kenan won the first meeting 19-18 and is 13-0, while Wallace-Rose Hill is 12-2. Offensively, Wallace-Rose Hill is led by two sophomore running backs – Alex Lisane and Jhonta Wilson. On defense, the Bulldogs feature senior linebacker Timmy Turner, senior linebacker Roddric Newton, senior defensive end Rakeem Bryant, sophomore linebacker Jojo Bryant and sophomore defensive back Johnnie Glaspie. Leading the way for James Kenan is three-star running back and N.C. State commit Marcelias Sutton. He is joined in the backfield by junior running back Al Owens and junior running back JaQuan Williams. Defensively, the Tigers have senior linebacker Tyler Pugh, senior defensive end Keevon
Miller, junior defensive back Juan Hopper and sophomore linebacker John Brooks.
The winner will play for the 1AA state championship next Saturday at 3 p.m. in
Winston Salem at BB&T field.
Bill Greene, Dave Berk and Derek Young - Ohio Recruiting Analysts
Thursday: Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary vs. Trotwood-Madison at 7:00 p.m.
St. Vincent-St. Mary will look for their second straight title in Division-III behind the Ohio State commits, tailback Parris Campbell and Dante Booker. Trotwood will counter with sophomore quarterback Messiah deWeaver, who has his team back in the title game. deWeaver holds an offer from Louisville.
Friday: Cleveland Glenville vs. Loveland at 7:00 p.m.
One of the more storied programs in Ohio under legendary head coach Ted Ginn Sr., Glenville will look to capture their first ever stat title. The Tarblooders are led by four-star recruits, safety Erick Smith and cornerback/wide receiver Marshon Lattimore. Both players hold offers from the likes of Ohio State, Michigan and Alabama. Three-star lineman Marcelys Jones has committed to Ohio State.
Saturday: Maria Stein Marion Local vs. Glouster Trimble at 7:00 p.m.
The story of this game is Maria Stein going for their third straight state championship under the direction of senior quarterback Adam Bertke, who is committed to Pittsburgh. The three-star signal caller has put on a show the past two title games, and another impressive performance is expected.
Saturday: Cincinnati Moeller vs. Mentor at 3:00 p.m.
Mighty Moeller is looking to repeat in the big school division in the state, and the Crusaders are led by four-star linebacker Sam Hubbard, an Ohio State commit. Mentor features the passing combination of quarterback Conner Krizancic (Cincinnati Commit) and wide receiver Brandon Fritts (North Carolina commit). Interestingly, both players were key figures in Mentor's state basketball championship last year, so they are used to the big stage.
Saturday: Coldwater vs. Columbus Bishop Hartley at 11:00 a.m.
Two of the top programs in the state square off for the title, with Coldwater looking to repeat. Hartley is led by defensive back Alonzo Saxton, a Duke commit.
Friday: Kirtland vs. Haviland Wayne Trace at 11:00 a.m.
Friday: Youngstown Cardinal Mooney vs. Clarksville Clinton-Massie at 3:00 p.m.
Ahmard Vital - Midlands Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Alvin (Tex.) Manvel vs. Katy (Tex.) at 7 p.m. CST
This is one of those match ups that people pay to see even though they may not be fans of either squad. Katy is..., well Katy and Manvel has already established itself as a power after reaching the state finals a few years back. Like always, Katy brings plenty of players into this match up. Starting with the offense, four-star running back Rodney Anderson, a Texas A&M commit has bounced back nicely since missing games earlier this season. Kyle Porter, a good running sophomore has gotten valuable touches this season as well. Tight end/offensive lineman Logan Lister is strong up front. Defensively, linebacker Jake Blomstrom has been holding things down for years and is still the team’s top defender. Up front, defensive end Tim Wilkerson is hard to block and safety Collin Wilder holds down the secondary.
Manvel comes into this one with a potent offense led by playmakers like Gary Haynes and receiver Reggie Hemphill, a 2015 and 2016 athlete respectively. Haynes will play Division I football while Hemphill is an early Texas commit. Versatile tight end/defensive end (or offensive tackle where he is projected) Koda Martin will take his talents to Texas A&M. Defensive backs Deontay Anderson and Will Lockett are both great on the back end.
Saturday, December 7: Houston (Tex.) Stratford vs. Pearland (Tex.) Dawson at 2 p.m. CST
This should turn out to be a good one. Dawson comes into the game with a number of playmakers, headlined by wide receiver Tony Upchurch. The LSU commit Upchurch has over 50 catches on the year so far. In the backfield, Bryce Winnegan keeps the chains moving for Dawson with the ground game. Texas State commit Cody Casey leads the way on defense. Stratford comes with a potent ground game with a couple of backs who have put up big numbers this year. Terrence Peters leads the way with over 1,300 yards while sophomore Raqeem Boyd is a powerful runner and one to keep a close watch on. Tight end Jack Brice is solid on the line.
Brandon Huffman - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Bellevue (Wash.) vs. Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside
Catholic at Tacoma Dome at 7:30 p.m.
Bellevue is the premier program in the state, as usual, and is loaded with top prospects.
Aiming for their sixth straight 3A state title, the Wolverines boast the Northwest's top player in Budda Baker, who'll play safety, running back and receiver for the Wolverines. The Wolverines also feature a pair of
three-stars on the defensive line in Marcus Griffin and Shane Bowman (Oregon State). Offensively, Tim Haehl, who's headed to Harvard, starts at quarterback and will play behind an offensive line that includes Morgan Richey, a three-star guard, and 2015 Scout 300 tackle Henry Roberts. They also have 2016 athlete Isaiah Gilchrist, who's already got an offer from Washington. Eastside Catholic is loaded with underclassmen to watch, on both sides of the ball. Heading the list is 2016 quarterback Harley Kirsch, part of a talented trio of prospects in the 2016 class. Behind him is 2016
four-star safety Brandon Wellington, who plays running back and receiver, and Kirsch's top target is 2016 receiver Devon Arbis-Jackson.
Saturday: Camas (Wash.) vs. Pasco (Wash.) Chiawana at Tacoma Dome at 7:30
Camas features one of the top quarterbacks in the Northwest in Riley Hennessey, who's committed to Eastern Washington. Up front, Camas, the No. 1 ranked team in 4A in the state, has Oregon State commit Drew Clarkson in the trenches. Clarkson has courageously battled cancer in the past few months, and fought through the illness to play for Camas. He committed to the Beavers earlier this
fall. Chiawana is led by linebacker Alex Weber, who Cal just offered and
who also has offers from several Ivy League schools. In the secondary,
Southeast transplant Deion Singleton, who has a number of SEC offers plus offers
from Northwest schools, leads the way at safety.
Greg Biggins - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Gardena (Calif.) Serra at West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade at 7 p.m.
Serra is loaded all over the board and on both sides of the ball. Two-way standout Adoree Jackson is the top player in the West and a top five player in the nation. He's a dynamic play maker at receiver, a lockdown cover corner and a dangerous return man. Quarterback Jalen Greene is a Boise State commit and a winner. He's very mobile and hurt Chaminade more with his legs than his arm the first time these teams played each other. Wide out and UCLA commit Jordan Lasley is Greene's top target and he's a home run threat from anywhere. Junior defensive lineman Rasheem Green is a load in the middle and one of the top 50 prospects in the 2015 class. Fellow junior, linebacker John Houston, is also a top 50 player in the 2015 class and the heart and soul of the Cavs defense. Another linebacker to watch is Olajuwon Tucker, a USC commit who blew up this season and does everything well for the Cavs. Chaminade has a balanced offense with star power all over. Quarterback Brad Kaaya is a Miami commit and one of the top five signal callers in the region. Donovan Lee is a dynamic play maker at running back, receiver and corner and his sophomore brother Dymond Lee already has an offer from Miami. Junior left tackle Bar Milo is a 2015 Scout 300 member with offers from California, Miami, Nebraska and Washington and safety Jojo McIntosh is a UCLA commit and one of the top defensive backs in the state. A sleeper to watch for the Eagles is 6-foot-6 wide out Brayden Lenius. Not only does he have great size, Lenius can run and catches the ball well for someone new to the game.
Saturday: Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei at Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco at 8 p.m.
Washington commit Jonathan Lockett is one of the nation's elite corners and will also see time at receiver and is a threat to take it to the house returning punts and kicks as well. The Monarchs have a pair of 2015 Scout 300 members in tight end Kyle Penniston and two-way standout Ben Humphries. Humphries missed five weeks of the season with a knee injury but has looked good since returning and will be a factor on both sides of the ball. He's a talented receiver and a playmaker at outside linebacker. Penniston has an early offer from Florida State and is a tough red zone matchup. Quarterback Chase Forrest is one of the state's top signal callers with an offer from Eastern Washington and running back Justin Allen is one of the most under-rated players in the state. Bosco has an embarrassment of riches with 13 players holding Div I offers. Jaleel Wadood is the No. 3 corner in the west but the California commit will play safety for the Braves and is one of the most dynamic players in the region. Naijiel Hale, the No. 5 corner in the region, has committed to Arizona and rush end Malik Dorton, among the state's top pass rushers, has committed to USC. Wide out Shay Fields is a USC commit and one of the most explosive pass catchers in the region and cornerback Chandler Hawkins has committed to Air Force. The top recruit on the team is massive offensive lineman Damien Mama. Mama is the nation's top guard prospect and has his choice of any school in the country. Jacob Tuioti-Mariner
has gained 20 pounds since last season and has established himself as one of the
region's premier defensive lineman and talented quarterback Josh Rosen is the
No. 2 signal caller in the 2015 class and is well over the double digit offer
Lindsey Thiry - West Field Reporter
Friday: Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta at Corona (Calif.) Centennial at 7:30 p.m.
Vista Murrieta (12-1) and Centennial (11-2) will face off Friday night in the CIF-SS Inland Division championship game. Centennial will get the home field advantage, but will it have the roster advantage? It certainly appears so. Centennial boasts some of the top talent in Southern California in the 2014 class on both sides of the ball. On offense, they're anchored by senior offensive guard Viane Talamaivao, a one-time Alabama commit who recently flipped to USC. Lining up behind Talamaivao is California commit and senior running back Tre Watson,
who still has schools like Boise State, UCLA and Utah heavily pursuing him. Centennial also have a weapon in 2014 three-star receiver Barry Ware, a one time UCLA commit, who recently opened his recruitment.
Centennial's roster is just as impressive on the defensive side of the ball, headlined by defensive end Austin Maloata, who will join Talamaivao next year at USC. Three-star senior defensive end Jaylen Johnson is also a force to reckon with; he'll represent Centennial at Boise State.
How does Vista Murrieta handle the Centennial star power? They've got some of their own headlined by senior linebackers Tyler Cook, Curtis Bolton, and Greg Hoyd. Together, these three players have the capability to slow down Centennial's offensive attack. Cook, a three-star prospect, will play college ball at BYU. Bolton has given his verbal to Oklahoma and Hoyd will be in the Pac-12 next season playing for Mike Leach at Washington State. Moving back to Vista Murrieta's secondary, Coltin Gerhart will also head to the Pac-12; he's verbally committed to Arizona State. His defensive back counterpart Kwesi Mashack will quickly turn into in-state foe in a season when he plays at Arizona.
Friday's game will be the fourth straight time Centennial and Vista Murrieta face off for the CIF-SS Inland Division Championship. Centennial is up 2-1 in the recent history of the series.
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.