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.
Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta at Corona (Calif.) Centennial at 7:30
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. (@LindseyThiry)
Bellevue (Wash.) vs. Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic at Tacoma Dome at
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. (@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)
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. (@BrandonHuffman)
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