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Brian Dohn- Northeast Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Paramus Catholic (N.J.) vs. DePaul Catholic (Wayne,N.J.) at 7 p.m.
This matchups features perhaps two top 2014 prospects inNorth Jersey – Jabrill Peppers of Paramus Catholic and Kiy Hester of DePaul. The6-foot, 190-pound Peppers projects as the top prospect in the Northeast and isover 30 verbal offers. Peppers, who transferred from national champion DonBosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.), is one week away from a return matchup with his oldschool and needs a big performance going into a team with 46 wins in its last47 games. He is being recruited by most schools to play cornerback and has anearly top three of Stanford, USC and Michigan. For DePaul, Hester projects as asafety and holds 11 verbal offers. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound athlete will be, atworst, a top five prospect in New Jersey. Michigan State and Rutgers are earlytop contenders for Hester. DePaul also has 2014 defensive end Justin Nelson, who is getting FBS interest but is yet to get an offer, and Paramus Catholic has 2014 ATH Tyrone Washington, who has a Rutgers offer.
Sam Hellman- Northeast Recruiting
Friday: Madison (N.J.) vs. Parsippany (N.J.) at 7 p.m. EST
This matchups features one of the biggest play-makers in the state, though at a smaller school, in Justin Goodwin. Verbally committed to Rutgers, the star Madison running back enters his senior season with more than 5,000 total yards and 55 touchdowns. Goodwin totaled 2,300 yards and 35 touchdowns last season. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound athlete plays primarily running back, but could be anything from a receiver to a defensive back at the college level.
Saturday: Metuchen (N.J.) vs. South River (N.J.) at 1 p.m. EST
Four-star guard Dorian Miller (Metuchen) will be the star of the show Saturday afternoon. At 6-foot-3 and 285 pounds, Miller is a mountain in comparison to his competition and can be a destructive run blocker at his level of competition. Miller checks in as the No. 10 guard in the nation and is the eighth-ranked prospect in New Jersey. Miller is one of three uncommitted players in the Jersey top 10 and has a top three of Rutgers, Connecticut and North Carolina. Miller is the younger brother of former Oklahoma receiver Dejaun Miller.
Tony Greco- Panther Digest
Thursday: Penn Hills (Penn.) Indians vs. Baldwin Highlanders (Penn.)
2013 running back Dorian Brown and the Baldwin Higlanders travel to Penn Hills for a Thursday night game. Through two games, Brown has rushed for 401 yards in two games, with four rushing touchdowns and another receiving touchdown. Brown holds offers from Akron, Ohio, Navy and Buffalo. Both teams enter Thursday's meeting with a record of 1-1. Penn Hills will be holding a special pre-game ceremony to honor its alumni. Former NFL Pro Bowler and first-round pick Bill Fralic--who the team's indoor facility is named after--will be one of the key guests in attendance. Retired Florida State associate AD for football operations Andy Urbanic--a former head coach at Penn Hills--will be honored.
Friday: Aliquippa (Penn.) vs. Riverside (Penn.)
Aliquippa is off to a 2-0 start, and will return home to host Riverside on Friday night. Aliquippa is home to a number of talented sophomores and juniors, including 2014 skilled player Dravon Henry and 2014 two-way lineman Jaleel Fields. Fields racked up 6 tackles and a sack in last week's 44-7 win over South Park. Henry rushed five times for 75 yards, including touchdown runs of 31, 24 and 12. He has 27 touchdowns in his last 17 games. Henry already has four rushing touchdowns in two games and has also returned an interception for a touchdown.
Saturday: Erie (Penn.) McDowell vs. Lancaster (Penn.) Catholic
A matchup between two teams from different ends of the state, at a neural site of Altoona's Mansion Park Stadium. McDowell returns to District 10, but has a heavy non-conference schedule including this matchup with the defending Class AA state champion Lancaaster Catholic. McDowell is led by Pitt commit Joe Conner, who has taken over for Greg Garmon, now at Iowa. In two games, Conner has rushed for 297 yards on 22 carries (13.5 avg.) with three rushing scores. Roman Clay once again paces the Lancaster Catholic offense. In two games, Clay has rushed for 691 yards on 44 carries (15.7 avg.) with 10 rushing touchdowns. As a junior, Clay rushed for 1,698 yards and 29 touchdowns. He is just 67 yards away from surpassing the 4,000-yard mark for his career. Clay was initially deciding between Massacusetts and Kent State, but has had some renewed interest in Pittsburgh and Penn State.
Chad Simmons- National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Destrehan (La.) at Edna Karr (La.) at 7:00 p.m.
This game has a lot of top prospects and I am excited about this one. LSU commitment Rickey Jefferson will lead Destrehan into action and he is a great athlete. He is going to play wide receiver at LSU. Noland Sharpe is a 2013 offensive guard and Alfred Smith is a 2015 slot receiver for Destrehan, both are D1 prospects. Standish Dobard is the top prospect for Edna Karr and this tight end is committed to the Miami Hurricanes. Noel Ellis is one of top corners in the South and he is committed to Texas A&M. Two of the top 2014 prospects in Louisiana play at Edna Karr too. Devante Noil, known as ‘Speedy' is an electric play-maker at wide receiver and Gerald Willis is a big time defensive lineman that could play tackle or end depending on the scheme when he gets to college. Both juniors already have big-time offers.
Jamie Newberg - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Tampa (Fla.) Catholic vs. St. Petersburg (Fla.) Catholic at 7:30 p.m.
This game matches up two of the top 2014 offensive prospects in Reilly Gibbons from St. Petersburg Catholic and Corey Martinez from Tampa Catholic. Gibbons, 6-foot-6 and 268-pounds, made the move from tight end to offensive tackle over the spring. Since, he has scholarship offers schools like Tennessee, Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Northwestern, Rutgers, South Florida, UCF and Vanderbilt. Meanwhile, Martinez has offers from Florida State, Miami, USF and Kentucky. What's interesting is that Gibbons has the out-of-state offers and Martinez has the in-state offers. Tampa Catholic is also home to Zach Benjamin, a big receiver with offers from Toledo, Western Kentucky, Arkansas State, Air Force, Ohio and others. UCLA has offered Tampa Catholic running back/outside linebacker T.J. Harrell. This is an under the radar junior for sure that should develop into one of the state's top recruits next season. Of course St. Petersburg Catholic is home to four-star running back Ryan Green. Green, who has committed to FSU, is out for the season with a torn labrum.
Atlantic Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Woodbridge (Va.) vs. Norfolk (Va.) Granby at 7 p.m.
Woodbridge comes in with a record of 2-0. The Vikings are led by Da'Shawn Hand, who is arguably to the top player in the 2014 class. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive end has around 60 scholarship offers. The Vikings also have 2013 cornerback and Duke commit Evrett Edwards and 2015 quarterback Mike Majette (West Virginia offer). Granby is 3-0-1. The Comets are led by senior defensive lineman Sherrod Ryland, senior running back Lawrence Harris, senior running back Sidney Fulford, senior offensive lineman Tashad Charity, and junior quarterback William Smith.
Geoff Vogt - Florida Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Edison (Fla.) vs. Killian (Fla.) at Curtis Park at 7:00 p.m.
Super sophomore JaQuan Johnson leads Killian on both sides of the ball. The 5-10 dynamo can play about six different positions and make an impact. Edison counters with a talented junior class led by Odis Grimes(TE/WR) and LB RoyJean Joseph. Edison has struggled early this season and needs to get on track before district play begins.
Friday: Kathleen (Fla.) at Ridge (Fla.) at 7:00 p.m.
Junior Je'Von Harrison (VT commit) leads a talented Kathleen team to play Ridge in this Polk County battle. Ridge counters with senior Shykeem Pitts who is very under the radar on the trail. Several youngsters for both teams will be trying to make a name for themselves. Both teams are potential playoff teams this season.
John Garcia Jr. - Southeast Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Oxford (Ala.) at Gadsden City (Ala.) at 7:00 p.m.
While several solid commits will partake in the game, Oxford's Racean Thomas will be the focal point of the action. The 2014 running back has big-time SEC offers including LSU, Florida and one from Alabama, which has always appealed to the in-state standout. With speculation of a commitment in the coming week(s), we will check him out first hand. Joining Thomas at Oxford are senior defensive ends Ulric Jones and Trent Simpson, who are both committed to Mississippi State. Attempting to slow them down will be Gadsen City offensive tackle Khalid Cannon, who holds offers from Louisiana-Lafayette, Troy and Yale among others. Their defense features Ole Miss pledge Finesse Middleton on the interior line, flanked by fellow tackle Rodney Edwards - who sports offers from Southern Miss, Middle Tennessee and UAB to name a few. Gadsden's secondary is led by Blake Worthy, who holds BCS extensions from Purdue and Memphis.
Steve Robertson - Southeast Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Franklin (La.) at Opelousas (La.) at 7 p.m.
OHS 2014 WR Mandell Sam made a bit of name for himself on the summer camp circuit. Several college programs have shown interest and Sam is expecting some college options soon. He is certainly a name of interest for football fans in southeast Louisiana.
Friday: Sulphur (La.) at Dutchtown (La.) at 7 p.m.
The Griffins of Dutchtown boast a talented trio of receivers led by Mississippi State commitment Shelby Christy. While Christy may be the best DHS has to offer for the 2013 signing class, 2014 standouts Corey McBride and Torrance Mosley are firmly on the college football recruiting radar. Sulphur will counter with 2015 QB Kale Breaux who has shown some flashes in the early goings of the 2012 football season.
Amy Campbell - Florida Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Pigeon Forge (Tenn.) at Fulton (Tenn.) at 7:30 p.m.
1-2 Pigeon Forge travels to take on 2-1 Fulton. The big, big man on the Fulton offense is 2014 offensive tackle Akeem Cooperwood. Cooperwood stands a mountainous 6-foot-9, 330-pounds. The Knoxville native grew up a Tennessee fan and has been getting some interest from the Vols as well as Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, and Oregon. Pigeon Forge will have a hard time leaving Fulton with the W against Cooperwood and his team.
Don Callahan - Inside Carolina
Friday: Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek at Mooresville (N.C.) at 7:30 p.m.
As has been the case since it opened in 2007, Mallard Creek is littered with college prospects including the state's top recruit, Marquez North (WR, 6-foot-3, 210 pounds), and the state's best cornerback duo in North Carolina pledge Brian Walker (5-9, 168) and Anthony Covington (5-10, 185), who recently verbally committed to Pittsburgh. Additionally, Mallard Creek's offensive line is anchored by Tevin Lawshe (OG, 6-4, 270), who has committed to Charlotte, which will field a football team in 2013 and join Conference USA in 2015. Mooresville's cupboard isn't bare either lead by sophomore running back Manny Johnson (5-9, 200), who played in the Football University All-American Bowl as a seventh grader. This is the opening I-Meck Conference game for the teams, who both overcame season-opening losses against top opponents to rip off multi-game winning streaks.
Kristen Ledlow - Southeast Field Reporter
Thursday: East Coweta (GA) at Sandy Creek (GA) at 7 p.m.
Among a slew of division one talent, Sandy Creek boasts of the nation's top cornerbacks in Shaquille Wiggins as they welcome East Coweta to town. Wiggins, a UGA commit in the class of 2013, plans to visit others this fall. His list of offers includes prestigious programs in the southeast and beyond at Auburn, Clemson, Missouri, Ohio State and South Carolina. Wiggins' teammate Corey Griffin will have the start at center, with offers from Ball State and Indiana, but no verbal commitment yet. However, another Sandy Creek senior who is committed is Alan Knott, a future Gamecock at South Carolina. Knott has managed to hold down the offensive line at multiple positions. East Coweta boasts senior talent on the offense in 2013 RB Demarcus Godfrey and 2013 WR Wyatt Potter.
Allen Trieu - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Hudsonville (Mich.) at Grand Rapids Christian (Mich.) at 7 p.m.
Christian is loaded. They have class of 2014 WR Drake Harris, a Michigan State commit for both football and basketball, who should end up as a highly ranked kid in that class. The same goes for junior offensive tackle Tommy Doles, who already holds BCS scholarship offers. In addition to those two, Christian has Central Michigan commit Zach Crouch at tight end, kicker Josh Schipper, a senior to watch out for, and several sophomores and freshmen who appear to be headed towards FBS recruitment as well. Hudsonville doesn't have any sure fire D1 guys, but we're going to keep a close eye on 6'7 senior tight end Jordan Bull and 6'5 junior offensive tackle Evan Akins.
Bill Greene - Ohio Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Cleveland (Ohio) East Tech at Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville at 3 p.m.
Glenville boasts quite possibly the top junior prospect in Ohio in two-way athlete Marshon Lattimore, who has landed offers from Ohio State, Cincinnati, Illinois and Georgia Tech in the past few weeks. Senior linebacker Christopher Worley holds seven offers, including Ohio State and Michigan State. Junior offensive tackle Marcelys Jones is having a fine season, and is starting to generate recruiting interest.
Friday: Hubbard (Ohio) at Howland (Ohio) at 7 p.m.
This game features two of the top power runners in the state of Ohio. Warren Howland senior DeVeon Smith has already committed to Michigan, while Hubbard sophomore Larry Scott is already drawing comparisons to former Ohio State star Maurice Clarett. Scott, 6-foot, 205-pounds, is one of the top 2015 prospects in-state.
Saturday: Akron (Ohio) St. Vincent-St. Mary at Youngstown (Ohio) Cardinal Mooney at 7 p.m.
St. Vincent-St. Mary is led by junior linebacker Dante Booker, who is one of the top 2014 prospects in Ohio. Booker already holds offers from Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, and others. Cardinal Mooney features the dynamic senior duo of safety Marcus McWilson and linebacker Courtney Love, and both players are committed to Nebraska.
Dave Berk - Ohio Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Kings Mills (Ohio) Kings at Cincinnati (Ohio) Turpin at 7:30 p.m.
This is the FOX Sports OHIO game of the week as two Division II programs battle it out for the top spot in the new Eastern Cincinnati Conference. Turpin enters the game with a 3-0 record while Kings enters with a 1-2 mark after playing Division I program Lebanon in their opener then followed by Piqua. There are no players with offers on either team so we'll be looking for young players that standout.
Friday: Cincinnati (Ohio) Roger Bacon at Kettering (Ohio) Alter at Roush Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
Alter quarterback and Notre Dame pledge Malik Zaire will be our main focus when these two Greater Catholic League teams battle. Zaire continues to impress after his strong summer showing at the Elite 11. He is joined by Nebraska pledge Greg Hart and junior offensive lineman Jeff Duncan, a player we've yet to evaluate who could see early interest after the season. We watched Roger Bacon in week one and it will be fun to see how sophomore linemen Sam Brown and Paul Tepe have developed. Junior running back Eli Nixon was impressive the first go around and we're also interested in seeing if junior quarterback Ruggiero DeLuca and receiver Carlos Jackson have improved.
Beth Long -
Midwest Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Wheaton (Ill.) North vs. West Chicago (Ill.) at 7:30 p.m.
This game is highlighted by a emerging 2014 prospect, quarterback Clayton Thorson. Who is a 6-foot-4, 200 pound signal caller who landed offers from Iowa and Northwestern in the past week. FOXSports NEXT saw Thorson this summer at the Champaign 7-on-7 tournament and is looking forward to seeing Thorson and plenty of other young talent on Wheaton North and West Chicago Friday Night, including fellow Wheaton North 2014 quarterback John Peltz.
Simone Scott -
Midwest Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Newark (Ohio) at Pickerington North (Ohio) at 7:30 p.m.
Heading into this matchup, Newark will have their hands full. Pickerington North is undefeated so far this season and has looked impressive. Led by senior running back Godwin Igwebuike, a Northwestern commit who rushed for over 200 yards and scored four touchdowns in his last game, and senior defensive end Jake Butt, a Michigan commit, North has been outscoring their opponents 132-55. They also contain Western Kentucky commit Chris Huhn, who has been sidelined by an injury. Newark is led by sibling defensive backs Dominique Shackleford and Devonta Shackleford.
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Friday: Milwaukee (Wis.) Marquette at Brookfield (Wis.) Central at 7:00 p.m.
A pair of future teammates will go head-to-head with Wisconsin 2014 commit Conor Sheehy leading the Hilltoppers against 2013 commit Chikwe Obasih. Sheehy committed to Wisconsin over an offer from Michigan earlier this month and possesses speed from his defensive end position. At 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds, Sheehy is projected as a defensive tackle in college, likely adding 30-40 pounds to his frame while keeping his strength, speed and leverage. Committing to the in-state school in April, Obasih (6-foot-3, 230 pounds) also thrives at the defensive end position and will likely be a strongside defensive end in college. Obasih plays fast, able to use his athleticism and speed to correct any minor mistakes he has to attack the ball carrier and make the tackle. He's still rough around the edges, but has the size and frame that will allow him to transfer his body into a fearsome subject off the edges. Sheehy also plays some guard for Marquette, so there's a chance we'll see the two match up in one-on-one battles.
Greg Powers - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Coppell (Texas) at Rockwall (Texas) at 7:30 p.m.
Coppell is off to a fast start with two nice wins already. On defense, they are led by star 2014 defensive end prospect Solomon Thomas, who already has offers from a number of major division one programs. 2013 wide receiver prospect is one of the best kept secrets in the DFW area and leads the team in receiving yards. Fellow wide receiver and classmate Jacob Logan is a big part of the offense as well. On Rockwall's side of the field, it will be 2015 stud running back Chris Warren Jr. who will be the star of the offensive show. He rushed for six scores one week ago against Rowlett.
Saturday: Beaumont (Texas) Ozen vs. Stephenville (Texas) at Kincaide Stadium
at 1:00 p.m.
Stephenville was set as the opening day favorite to win a Class 3A title, but has dropped off some after a week one loss, but look for them to only become better as the season unwinds. On offense, they are led by senior quarterback Tyler Jones and senior wide receiver Brice Gunter. On the defensive side of the ball keep an eye on junior safety Mookie Carlisle. Beuamont Ozen is home to Class of 2014 super-recruit Tony Brown, who is a ball-hawking defensive back.
Ahmard Vital - Midlands Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Spring (Texas) Westfield at Klein Collins (Texas) at 7 p.m.
In this matchup of North Houston area powers, there should be a face off going on in the trenches. For Westfield, four-star defensive tackle Hardreck Walker will be looking to apply the pressure. Walker made an off season commitment to Texas A&M. Westfield also has playmaker on the offensive side in wide receiver Tyler Batson, who is headed to UTEP. For Klein Collins, solid offensive lines have been somewhat a staple. And this season is no different. The unit is led by Tyler Tezano and Chance Allen, who are both headed to the Big 12 Conference with commitments to West Virginia and Kansas State. Running back Marcus Goodson is solid out of the backfield and will be working this season to haul in offer No. 1. Collins' junior class has a couple of solid players with athlete Jordan Thomas and linebacker Isaiah Santos, both of whom are future Division I players. Thomas has an early offer from Utah.
Erin Hartigan - Midlands Field Reporter
Thursday: Lewisville (Tx.) Hebron at Keller (Tx.) Fossil Ridge at 7 p.m.
Headlining this matchup is one of the top safeties in the class of 2014, Hebron's Jamal Adams, already with a slew of offers from Texas, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Iowa, West Virginia, TCU and others. Adams leads the defensive charge alongside fellow 2014 prospect set to have a name-emerging fall in 6-foot-3, 220-pound junior defensive end Daniel Wise, younger brother of former Hebron star and Arkansas 'end Deatrich Wise. On the offensive side, catch heavily-used weapon senior running back Dezmond Wortham and 2015 lineman Zach Rogers.
Fossil Ridge brings in Anthony Villalobos, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound junior defensive end, drawing interest from TCU, Texas Tech and Illinois after tallying 46 tackles and 8 sacks last season. Also keep eye on senior receiver Adonis Ramos who has racked up 262 yards and 3 scores on just 22 catches in two games. Holding down the secondary are two 2014 prospects that started all ten games as sophomores last fall: Nick Foster and Izzy Neal. Neal finished last season second in tackles with 73.
Friday: West Mesquite (Tx.) at Waxahachie (Tx.) at 7:30 p.m.
West Mesquite looks to break into the FOXSportsNEXT Top 50 with a big road win. Especially with the numbers sophomore tandem Chason Virgil and Akilian Butler have posted in just two games-- Virgil completing 62 percent of his passes for nearly 600 yards and 5 scores, while using the ground 14 times for 35 yards and a touchdown; Butler taking six catches for 102 yards. (Butler replaces top wideout and USC commit Eldridge Massington, sidelined for season with torn ACL.) The Wranglers also showcase an impressive defensive unit with Tennessee safety commit Kameron Miles; 2014 safety Dylan Sumner-Gardner, verballed to Clemson; highly-touted cornerback William Earley; and Arizona State defensive end pledge Dimarya Mixon.
Still in search of a full-time quarterback, Waxahachie atleast brings in a pair of talented receivers in Terrance Hawkins and Quinn Sargent; as well as 2014 running back Treyvon Hughes, who alleviated some of the pressure in the backfield with 14 carries for 104 in game one.
Saturday: Cedar Hill (Tx.) v No. 29 Miami (Fla.) Washington at 4:30 p.m.
The Longhorns of Cedar Hill fall out of the FOXSportsNEXT Top 50 this week, yet have a chance to return with a win over southeast power Booker T. Washington, a squad that dropped from the 8th-ranked team in the country to 29 after a 37-26 loss to Miami Central last week. Both squads are loaded with Division I talent. Cedar Hill brings in Arkansas State quarterback commit Damion Hobbs and the 'Q & Q Show' in Texas A&M receiver commits Laquvionte Gonzalez and Quincy Adeboyjo. 'Horns also bring in lockdown 2014 cornerback Marcus Green, bruising running backs Jared Rayford (2013) and Larry Hill (2014), and senior linebacker/safety Isaiah Lewis.
The Tornadoes of Washington feature Florida State safety commit Michael Johnson, linebacker Matthew Thomas (FSU, Miami, Alabama interest), offensive lineman Denver Kirkland (FSU, Miami, USF), and a slew of 2014 prospects led by quarterback/corner Treon Harris and defensive lineman Chad Thomas with more than 8 BCS offers.
Brandon Huffman - National Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Graham-Kapowsin (Wash.) at Federal Way at 7 p.m.
Graham-Kapowsin is led by Portland State commit Kahlil Dawson, who picked the Vikings over some FBS offers, and he'll play both receiver and corner for GK. Federal Way is consistently one of the most talented teams in the state, and this year is no different. Federal Way's top prospect in the 2013 class is Mike Tate, a receiver with a number of offers from out West. Cornerback D'Londo Tucker has a couple of offers as well, and senior running back Ezekiel McNeal and linebacker Rod Jones are offer candidates, as is linebacker Jared Pulu, who's older brother's both play college football. The main attraction, though, is 2015 running back Chico McClatcher, who's now the primary ball-carrier for Federal Way and figures to be one of the top prospects in the region in his class.
Friday: Mountlake Terrace (Wash.) vs. Lynnwood (Wash.) at 5 p.m.
Mountlake Terrace's top prospect is 2014 running back/outside linebacker Devante Downs, a 6-3, 215-pounder, who first caught our eye as a freshman, then again as a sophomore, performed well during the season, and again on the camp circuit. While he's a big running back, his future is likely at linebacker. Lynnwood is led by Washington three-star defensive tackle commit, Andrew Basham, who also plays on the offensive line
Greg Biggins - National Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Santa Monica (Calif.) at Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei at 7:00 p.m.
Santa Monica is led by two-way standout Sebastian Larue, a USC commitment. Larue is an elite receiver but is one of the state's top cornerbacks as well. Also watch out for dynamic junior Will Taylor, who will play running back, slot and corner for the Vikings. Mater Dei has their best team in years and tight end Thomas Duarte is a special talent. he might be the toughest cover in the state, too quick for linebackers, too strong for safeties. Junior cornerback Jonathan Lockett should be a national prospect next year and it will be interesting to see if the Monarchs have him shadow Larue all over the field. Offensive lineman Dave Bright has four Pac 12 offers, Arizona State, Oregon State, Utah and Washington State and leads and is quietly establishing himself as a real player to watch.
Scott Kennedy- Director of Scouting
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On paper this one looks like a mismatch. Beckman is coming off of a 56-0 loss to Foothill, a team that Tustin beat earlier this season. Tustin features a host of players with scholarship offers, including the well-traveled Davonte Young. Young is on his third team in his career after having played at St. John Bosco last year, and he's just as lethal lining up for Tustin. Young claims offers from Arizona and SMU. Leading the way for Young is center David Maka (6'3/315); Maka has a host of offers including UCLA and Utah. Spearheading the defense are linebackers Edward Tandy (leaning towards Cal) and Marshaun Daniel (UNLV/Nevada).
Oaks Christian at Chaminade at 7:00 p.m.
Despite the unfortunate blue field, Chaminade is home of one of the better teams in Southern California. 3-Star running back Terrell Newby leads the offense. Newby appears to be choosing between Cal, Nebraska, and Oregon. Oaks Christian boasts a solid running attack in its own right as Class of 2015 member Darick Holmes is a small, shifty back who runs hard. But it's the aerial attack that is getting the most attention as Stanford commitment Francis Owusu put on a show with three touchdown catches last week, while UCLA commitment Cameron Judge had an interception from his linebacker spot. Receiver Chris Davis and quarterback Brandon Dawkins are two juniors who will be heavily recruited.
St. Francis at La Mirada at 7:00 p.m.
St. Francis is facing a tough La Mirada squad with an unbeaten record on the line. Senior running back Daniel Kawamura has paced the rushing attack for the Golden Knights, and he will likely come in contact early and often with big (6'2/250) linebacker Koa Kaleopaa of La Mirada. Kaleopaa boast a load of offers including Arizona, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Utah, and more. Maybe the most heavily recruited player in the game is junior tight end Tyler Luatua for La Mirada. He has offers from across the country including Alabama, USC, Ohio State, and Notre Dame among others.
Carson at Santa Margarita at 7:00 p.m.
Carson is half way through a murderous opening schedule that has saw the Colts lose 48-13 last week to Mater Dei. This week, Carson gets Santa Margarita, and , Corona Centennial and Narbonne afterwards. Forget winning, Carson's goal should be to get through September with enough healthy, motivated bodies to field a team in October. Santa Margarita is loaded, and worse for Carson, they're a strong, power running team that can demoralize an opponent. Quarterback Johnny Stanton is committed to Nebraska and will likely be bigger than nearly all of Carson's defenders at 6'3/230. Center Dane Crane (6'2/295) is headed to Washington and tackle Riley Sorenson(6'4/320) has a solid list of schools after him. The defense is led by Connor O'Brienat safety who is also headed to Washington.
Jason Jewell, Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Gilbert (Ariz.) Perry at Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos de Niza at 7 p.m.
Five-star cornerback Priest Willis and his Padre teammates have been great so far this season and are currently undefeated. The Padre offense has been very explosive led by running back Mauriece Lee and wide receiver Paul Elvira, who are both committed to the University of Arizona. Keep an eye on up and coming quarterback Josh Eckley. He has thrown 8 touchdowns and has yet to throw an interception. He is also a threat on the ground as he is the team's second leading rusher behind Lee. Perry is huge up front. Keep an eye on 6 foot 6 240 pound offensive lineman Deano Motes.
Saturday: Glendale (Ariz.) Community College at Snow (Utah) College at
Huge battle in the trenches where Glendale center Steven Gurrola, the top junior college center prospect and a commit to the University of Arizona will battle 6 foot 2 300 pound defensive tackle Ofa Hautau who has offers from BYU, Utah, Utah State and Hawaii.
Kevin Carden, West Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Santa Monica (Calif.) at Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei at 7:00 p.m.
Santa Monica features one of the most dangerous playmakers in Southern California in wide receiver Sebastian LaRue. The talented WR/CB committed to USC during the offseason but plans to take some official visits in the future. Mater Dei has their own big-time 2013 recruit in TE/WR Thomas Duarte. At 6-4, 225 pounds, Duarte has the size to play either wide receiver or tight end in college. Another player to watch is 2014 defensive back Jonathan Lockett.
Friday: Lompoc (Calif.) at Goleta (Calif.) Does Pueblos at 7:00 p.m.
The star of the show is tailback Lavon Coleman but Lompoc is loaded in the backfield with Tony Cornejo and A.J. Florez. Coleman, a Washington commit is one of the top running backs on the West Coast, and runs with good power between the tackles. On the defensive side of the ball, Lompoc is led by talented 2014 defensive tackle Ainnu Tauu.
Northwest Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Seattle (Wash.) Kings at Everett (Wash.) Archbishop Murphy at 7:30 p.m.
This is a showdown between the top ranked 1A and 2A programs in the state. Class 1A Kings is the favorite with BYU bound quarterback Billy Green at the helm. Kings also boasts one of the top lineman in the state in Mason Friedline, who turned down multiple Pac-12 offers for a Yale education. Archbishop Murphy has a new coaching staff this season, but is always loaded with talent and should prove a daunting task.
Friday: Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep at Central Kitsap (Wash.) at 5:00 p.m.
Bellarmine Prep will be led by quarterback and Colorado commit Sefo Liufau. The offense rests heavily on Liufau's shoulders and you should expect him to seek out his favorite target, Calvin Chandler (AFA, Navy, Wyoming offers), early and often. Bellarmine Prep is looking to rebound from a loss to Lakes last week and are heavy favorites heading into this conference match up.
Inna Lazarev, West Field Reporter
Friday: Chandler (Ariz.) Basha at Chandler (Ariz.) at 7 p.m.
Chandler High features an array of talent. From senior quarterback Darrell Garretson, a San Jose State commit, to quarterback Bryce Perkins, who already holds scholarship offers from Arizona State and UCLA, as a sophomore, this team is loaded. Seniors to watch are tight-end Patrick Baldenegro (Air Force, Montana, North Dakota offers), offensive guard Tyler Shank (Air Force and Idaho offers), running back Myles Smith, wide receiver Eric Wilcox, and defensive end Dominic Nappe. Wide receiver Dionte Skyes and defensive tackle Jordan Hoyt are juniors to pay attention to, as well as junior safety J.R. Hunt, who has already caught the eye of several college programs. Hunt has received offers from Arizona, Arizona State, and Montana. Basha High features one of Arizona's top wide receivers, in Nate Phillips, who committed to Arizona at the beginning of the summer. 6-foot, 190-pound linebacker Zach Denney is another one to watch, as well as junior running back Rajhan Meriwether, whose first offer came from Northern Arizona.
Annabel Stephan, West Field Reporter
Thursday: Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey vs. Lancaster (Calif.) at Antelope Valley College at 7:00 p.m.
Dorsey's offense is led by quarterback Reginald Bell (6-2, 180), who committed to Tulane in June and is solid in his decision to play for the Green Wave. Receiver Delvon Hardaway picked up his first offer from San Jose State in August and is hearing from Colorado, Colorado State, Oregon, Nevada, and Washington State. The Dons are stacked in their secondary with a defensive back unit made up of Division-1 prospects Daquawn Brown and Billy Vaughn Jr (a San Diego State commit) at cornerback and Jayme Otomewo at safety. Brown (6-0, 170) and Otomewo (6-2, 190) consider themselves a "packaged deal," as they are hoping to play college ball together next fall. Both prospects have been offered by Arizona State, Hawaii, and San Jose State. Brown's other offers include Boise State, UCLA, Washington, California, and Washington State, while Otomewo has also picked up offers from Colorado and Fresno State. Players to watch include running back and linebacker Marquise Harris, who has been receiving attention from a few West Coast programs, and 2014 prospect David Williams, who is hearing from the likes of UCLA, Washington, Washington State, Ohio, California, and UTEP.
Friday: Downey (Calif.) vs. Fountain Valley (Calif.) at 7:00 p.m.
Though Downey did graduate linebacker Jabari Ruffin to USC, the team has many returning starters and is currently sitting 2-1. Wide receiver Jonathan Swindell (6-3, 195), who emerged onto the recruiting scene over the summer, is key to this offense. Swindell currently holds offers from UNLV and Tulsa, and has been receiving interest from Pac-12 programs, including Oregon State and California, as well as San Jose State, Fresno State, San Diego State, Boise State, and more. Fountain Valley is coming off of a 42-14 win versus Corona (Calif.) and features one of the top uncommitted prospects on the West Coast, offensive lineman J.D. Hinnant (6-5, 220), who saw a steady rise in his recruitment during the off-season. One of FOX Sports NEXT's preseason top ten offensive tackles, Hinnant's offers include California, Duke, Nebraska, Oregon, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Harvard, Oregon State, San Diego State, Washington, and Washington State. Hinnant is plans to take his first official visit to Nebraska at the end of the month when the Huskers host Wisconsin. He's also mentioned that Cal, Oregon, and Duke are at the top of his list, but isn't in any hurry to make a decision and says "no one is out." On defense, Fountain Valley boasts the talent of outside linebacker Sean Finley, who has picked up offers from Arizona, Nevada, and South Dakota.
Lindsey Thiry, West Field Reporter
Friday: San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty at Palo Alto (Calif.) at 7:30 p.m.
The talent in this match up comes from some of the 2014 prospects at Palo Alto, including the Vikings' 6-foot-3, 215-pound quarterback, Keller Chryst. The junior holds a coveted early offer from USC, which he picked up in June after a strong performance at the Trojans' Rising Star Camp. Chryst is also receiving attention from North Carolina, Pittsburgh (where his uncle, Paul, is head coach), Purdue, Stanford, and Wisconsin. Football runs in Chryst's blood, as his father, Geep, is the current quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers. 2014 linemen Jack Anderson (6-4, 255) and C.J. Patterson (6-4, 230) are two more players on the Vikings' team to keep an eye on. Interestingly enough, both players have a connection to Stanford: Anderson's older brother, Kevin, plays outside linebacker for the Cardinal and Patterson's mother Trina is an assistant coach for the women's basketball team.