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 2013 Scout 300 in action as well as a number of top 2014
and 2015 prospects
and a host of games involving FoxSports/Scout.com Top 50 teams.
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Brian Dohn- Northeast Recruiting Analyst
Friday: DeWitt Clinton (Bronx) High at Tottenville High (Staten Island) at 7:00 p.m.
Tottenville, which is located on Staten Island, is home to three-star running back Augustus Edwards, who is committed to Syracuse. He has run 74 times for 627 yards and nine touchdowns. He was also considering Maryland and Virginia but opted to remain in his home state and play for the Orange.Tottenville also has 2013 receiver Malique Belfort, who has 26 catches for 433 yards and four touchdowns.
Kristen Kenney- Northeast Recruiting
Friday: Catholic at Greenbriar Christian at 7 p.m.
The top prospect here is junior standout wide receiver Jamil Kamara, a recent transfer to Bishop Sullivan Catholic. Kamara
has a plethora of offers, and most recently Michigan, Arkansas, Oregon have been
knocking on his door.
Sam Hellman- Northeast Recruiting
Friday: Paramus Catholic (N.J.) vs. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) Friday at 7 p.m.
This matchups features a clash between four-star defensive end Alquadin Muhammad (Don Bosco) and 2014 four-star athlete Jabrill Peppers (Paramus Catholic). Muhammad is the No. 6 defensive end in the country with high interest in Alabama, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Rutgers and he leads defending national champions Don Bosco against Peppers, who left the program for Paramus Catholic in the offseason and has been very vocal about Friday night’s matchup. Peppers was recently made FOXSportsNEXT.com’s No. 18 prospect in the class of 2014 and he is the unquestioned top player in New Jersey. Peppers projects as a safety in college, but leads his team with 502 yards and nine touchdowns offensively. Bosco and P.C. feature a series of other names behind the two star recruits of Friday night’s game. For Don Bosco Prep, 2013 defensive lineman Razohnn Gross and 2014 quarterback Frank Nutile are both receiving Division I interest. Paramus Catholic has six 2014 prospects on the Division I radar, highlighted by Peppers, receiver Tyrone Washington and quarterback Steve Shanley.
Mike McAllister- CuseNation.com Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Syracuse (N.Y.) Henninger vs. Syracuse (N.Y.) West Genesee at 6 p.m.
2014 running back Naesean Howard of West Genesee High School has been
putting up huge numbers during his junior campaign. In six games, he has rushed
for 949 yards, 16 touchdowns, and is averaging a robust 8.7 yards per carry. The
5-foot-11, 190 pound back says he holds a Syracuse offer. We will be looking to
see how he stacks up with the other top backs in the region..
Chad Simmons- National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Byrnes (S.C.) at Gaffney (S.C.) at 7:30 p.m.
Byrnes enters this game 7-0 and Gaffney is 4-3, but the records may not reflect who has more Division 1 prospects at this time. Byrnes has a senior wide receiver Akia Booker, who is making big strides this season on and off the field and he may have the talent to play at a high level in college. Shuler Bentley is a junior quarterback at Byrnes and he knows the game, he is very accurate, and he is one to watch in the next class. Gaffney has Jaylin Miller, a senior defensive lineman who is having a big year and he is being recruited by top ACC/SEC schools among others. He has double-digit offers. Shaquille Davidson was moved to quarterback a week ago to get the ball in his hands more, but he is a Scout100 member in the 2014 class. He has big-time talent. 2014 running back Hyleck Foster and 2015 offensive tackle T.J. Hanie are two others to watch from Gaffney.
Jamie Newberg - National Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Hollywood (Fla.) Hollywood Hills @ Plantation (Fla.) South Plantation at 7:30 p.m.
South Plantation is led by five-star running back Alex Collins. Collins, who is now up to 207-pounds, has brought more size to his body, putting on close to 25-pounds since this time a year ago. He’s also faster and more explosive. Collins has been a long time commitment to Miami but visited Wisconsin last weekend and is scheduled to visit FSU this coming weekend. Cornerback athlete John Marvin is a talented player with a handful of offers from schools like Air Force, Bowling Green, FIU, Navy, Temple and Western Kentucky. Hollywood Hills is led by senior linebacker Griffin Goins. Goins, 6-foot-0 and 230-pounds, has scholarship offers from teams like Cincinnati and Florida Atlantic. They also have a massive offensive line recruit in junior Josh Deuyour, who is 6-foot-9 and 320-pounds. This kid has shed close to 100-pounds and is playing on the defensive front. Another 2014 prospect to keep an eye on is safety Jonnah Cunningham. Freshman receiver Darnell Solomon and sophomore offensive lineman Dusan Etiene are two younger guys that certainly have a D1 chance.
Friday: Tampa (Fla.) Catholic at St. Petersburg (Fla.) Northeast at 7:30 p.m.
This is a very good and very talented Tampa Catholic team led by senior Zach Benjamin and juniors Corey Martinez and T.J. Harrell. Benjamin, a.k.a 'Big Bird', is a very big outside wide receiver. He stands 6-foot-5 and 192 pounds and has scholarship offers from teams like Toledo, Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Western Kentucky, and others. Martinez and Harrell will be two of the top juniors from the Tampa Bay area next season in 2014. Martinez is an offensive tackle that has the versatility to play all the positions across the front. He has offers from teams like Miami, USF, Kentucky and Vandy, Meanwhile, Harrell is an outside linebacker/running back that has scholarship offers from teams like Florida, UCLA, Georgia, Michigan State, Purdue and others. Northeast is led by sophomore phenom quarterback Ryan Davis. His older brother [Chris] was one of the state’s top recruits in the Class of 2003 who played at FSU. The younger Davis already holds a scholarship from the Seminoles as well as Indiana and Arizona. There’s another brother connection for the Vikings with junior receiver Terio Fowler. He’s brother Dante is a freshman at Florida. Fowler is a transfer from St. Petersburg, Fla./Lakewood. Senior middle linebacker Auggie Sanchez is one of the more underrated recruits in the Tampa Bay area. Northeast is also blessed on the perimeter with speedy players like junior Keith Harrington, senior Jalin Hubbard and sophomore Sekendric Biddines.
Mike Bakas - Florida Recruiting Analyst
Friday: University School (Fla.) at Leesburg (Fla.) at 7 p.m.
University is loaded with prospects and is off to an excellent start this season. Their senior class is led by 3-star wide receiver Jordan Cunningham. At 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, Cunningham recently took his first visit to Oklahoma State. He plans to see Miami, Alabama, Notre Dame, and Michigan as well. 4-star defensive tackle prospect Quay Bain (6-3/310) is playing offensive line now and has offers from schools like Oklahoma, LSU, and Michigan State. The one-time FSU commitment hasn’t taken any visits yet. 3-star WR prospect D.J. Taylor (6-0/175) has already visited Boston College and is set to see UCF this weekend. He’s also considering schools like Wake Forest and Nebraska. 3-star OLB prospect Skai Moore (6-3/210) lists a top four of Rutgers, UCF, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest and has offers from all three. Safety Jalen Battle (6-2/170) is committed to Kentucky; OLB Nick Internicola (6-3/220) is already committed to Rutgers; safety Wesley Smith (5-10/175) is already committed to Toledo. Another senior to watch is quarterback Mike White (6-5/195) who took an official visit to Oklahoma State two weekends ago. The junior class is led by defensive back Quincy Wilson (6-2/195) who claims offers from schools like Ohio State, Florida, Clemson, and Auburn. The sophomore class is led by running back Jordan Scarlett (5-11/195) who already claims offers from schools like Miami, Alabama, LSU, and Ohio State.
Atlantic Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Wilson (N.C.) Hunt vs. Bailey (N.C.) Southern Nash at 7:30 p.m.
This Big East showdown has huge conference and playoff implications. Hunt comes in 7-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference. The Warriors are led by senior defensive end/linebacker Lewis Neal (LSU commit) and senior running back Josh Joyner. Joyner has already rushed for over 1,300 yards and 19 touchdowns. The Warriors also feature talented junior safety Dexter Wright who is attracting early interest from several major college programs. Southern Nash is 7-1 overall and also 2-0 in the conference. The Firebirds are led by senior offensive lineman Cameron Gardner (Wake Forest commit) and senior running back Rashid Campbell (over 900 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns). Southern Nash also has veteran junior quarterback Deon Lavender.
John Garcia Jr. - Southeast Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Hayden (Ala.) at Morris (Ala.) Mortimer Jordan at 7:00 p.m.
Hayden has a few intriguing players looking for their initial offer in 2014
prospects Tyler Swindle on the offensive line and Damon Brown on the other side
but all eyes will be on Devlin Hodges. Mortimer Jordan's junior quarterback has
several SEC schools interested after attending a handful of camps this summer
coupled with the early game film he has provided. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder has
received the most interest from Alabama of late, attending each of the Crimson
Tide's last two home games. Vanderbilt and Mississippi State may also receive
an unofficial visit from the efficient signal-caller in the near future, but not
before we check him out in person.
Steve Robertson - Southeast Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Broadmoor (La.) at Tara (La.) at 7:00 p.m.
The annual Battle of Goodwood brings together two of Baton Rouge's longest standing rivals. Broadmoor will look to take another step in the district race thanks in large part to the play of junior quarterback Ryan Sibley. Sibley has taken all over full time as the starter behind center and the Buccanner offense has benefitted greatly.
Friday: St. Martin (Miss.) at Biloxi (Miss.) at 7:00 p.m.
Biloxi has two of their last three games by just one point. The Indians will look to get back on track this week against St. Martin. BHS is led by perhaps Mississippi's top receiving duo with Mississippi State commitment Scott Austin and South Alabama pledge Tevaris McCormick. Senior quarterback Jaylen Woullard is really beginning to come into his own and will be a name of interest in the post season.
Yancy Porter - Mississippi Scout
Friday: Ackerman (Miss.) at Eupora (Miss.) at 7:00 p.m.
The Battle of highway 9 bowl is always a heated an intense ball game between the two heated rivals. The two small schools located on highway 9 are only 18 miles apart and the winner will be in position to earn the top seed in Region 2(2A). The Indians’ top prospect is Quinton Lane. The 6’ 2”, 180-pound two-way player has 340 receiving yards on the season and holds an offer from Ole Miss. Junior quarterback Dakota Brasher has close to 900 passing yards on the season. Eupora’s
top player is Ole Miss commit Derrick Jones. The 6’ 2” receiver has over
40 catches and 700 yards for the season.
Amy Campbell - Florida Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Miami (Fla.) Jackson at Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington at 7:00 p.m.
To say Booker T. is loaded with Division I talent would be an understatement. The Hurricanes bring a stellar defense lead by five-star outside linebacker Matthew Thomas. Thomas has every offer in the book and seems particularly interest in Florida State, Alabama, USC, Miami, Florida, and Georgia. Junior defensive end Chad Thomas will be a top prospect in the 2014 class. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound athlete already has offers from Florida State, Miami, Texas A&M, and more. Junior Treon Harris plays both quarterback and cornerback for the Hurricanes but look to see him be recruited mainly at corner. Harris has early offers form Miami, South Florida, Florida State, and more. Juniors Krondis Larry and Lamar Parker provide plenty of spark to the offense. Wide receiver Parker has a handful of offers including Florida State, Texas A&M, and West Virginia. Jackson 2014 quarterback Quinton Flowers will be a name to remember in the class. FOX Sports NEXT recruiting analyst Geoff Vogt describes Flowers as a "QB that is sensational with the ball in his hands. 6'0. Might switch to another position in college."
Kristen Ledlow - Southeast Field Reporter
Friday: Peach County (Ga.) at Jackson (Ga.) at 7 p.m.
Peach County heads to Jackson on Friday boasting one of the top receivers in the nation in Demarcus Robinson. Robinson is currently committed to Clemson, but has expressed an interest in making other official visits this fall. Robinson holds offers from major SEC programs in Florida, Georgia, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Tennessee, along with offers outside the southeast in Notre Dame and Oklahoma. Peach County also houses promising talent in the class of 2014 in Chavis
Dickey. Jackson is home to four-star defensive tackle Jay Woods, who recently
committed to Vanderbilt. At the time of his commitment, Woods was uninterested
in hearing other offers or taking outside visits. Woods' teammate, Justin Akins,
is a three-star defensive end who committed to Georgia Tech this summer.
FOX Sports Florida PrepZone Live
Friday: East Lee at Vero Beach at 7 p.m.
Allen Trieu - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Toledo (Ohio) St. Johns Jesuit at Toledo (Ohio) Central Catholic at 7 p.m.
Talent abound on this field. In the senior class, Jesuit features Wisconsin commit Matt Miller on the offensive line, Pittsburgh commit Tony Harper at safety, and Eastern Michigan commit Brogan Roback at quarterback. Central Catholic has Ohio State commit Jayme Thompson at safety, but he will also play offense. Nebraska commit Keith Towbridge lines up at tight end for CC, and we will also get to see one of the state's top juniors in quarterback Deshone Kizer.
Bill Greene - Ohio Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Cleveland (Ohio) Heights at Warren Harding (Ohio) at 7:00 p.m.
Four-star senior wide receiver Shelton Gibson will lead Heights alongside two-way teammate senior De'Niro Laster. Both players hold multiple offers, with Gibson listing Auburn and Ohio State on top. Harding features two committed seniors in safety Jalen Powell (Michigan State) and tailback LeShun Daniels (Boston College).
Saturday: Cincinnati (Ohio) St. Xavier at Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward at 2 p.m.
St. Xavier is led by senior wide receiver Trey Kilgore, and the Michigan State commit has battled injuries this season. Junior quarterback Nick Tensing is a potential BCS recruit, and a threat both passing and running the football. Junior tailback E.J. Hilliard holds an Indiana offer. St. Edward senior wide receiver Anthony Young is having a fine season, and the Indiana commit is a three-star prospect. Three-star safety Solomon Warfield (Iowa commit) keys the St. Edward defense.
Dave Berk - Ohio Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Dayton (Ohio) Thurgood Marshall at Dayton (Ohio) Belmont at 7:00 p.m.
This game is about watching a few players we saw prior to the season from Thurgood Marshall. Senior Gerry Green has major talent but needs to continue working in the classroom. At 6-foot-5, 275-pounds, Green plays tight end but projects into a top tackle. Senior running back Denzel Norvell is one of the more exciting players in the state with his great speed and quick cuts. Juniors Vayante Copeland and D’Angelo Martin have major talent. Copeland (5-11,180) plays on both sides of the ball while Martin (6-1, 170) has the frame coaches look for from a safety. Both players should receive early interest.
Simone Scott -
Midwest Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Eastmoor Academy (Ohio) at Walnut Ridge (Ohio) at 7:30 pm
Walnut Ridge is coming off of a 26-7 win over West Columbus. Senior Wisconsin commit Rob Wheelwright has been leading the way. Aside from the wide receiver, they also have junior defensive end Robert Bowers, who holds an offer from Cincinnati and senior cornerback Malik Robinson. For Eastmoor Academy they will look at senior athlete Davion Barrow (offer from Toledo) to lead the way. Sophomore defensive back Christopher Allen-Spiller (hearing from Indiana and Cincinnati), has proven to be a player to watch.
Greg Powers - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Olathe (Kan.) South at Gardner-Edgerton (Kan.) at 7:00 p.m.
This week it is off to the Sunflower State to see a couple of the top prospects in the Class of 2014 take on one another. Olathe South is home to Braden Smith the No. 11 overall junior in the country according to the Scout.com rankings. The big 6-foot-6, 285-pound two-way lineman is in the hunt to be considered as the top overall prospect in the country. Gardner-Edgerton will feature running back Traevohn Wrench. The 6-foot-0, 190-pounder is a Scout300 selection with size and speed.
Ahmard Vital - Midlands Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Houston (Texas) Stratford at Missouri City (Texas) Marshall at 7:00 p.m.
This game features a ton of offensive linemen who will be on the big stage and on Division I rosters next season. For Stratford, three-star lineman Christian Daimler, an Arizona State commit, will be doing his thing. For Marshall, Maurice Porter and Darius Moore are playing with each other now, but will be rivals on the next level with them going to Texas Tech and Baylor respectively. These two will be trying to create the opportunities for JW Ketchum, a player we are seeking to get a closer look at after seeing his eye-popping statistical numbers. On the defensive side, whom some say is the No. 1 defensive player in the state, Deon Hollins will be featured. The edge rusher/outside linebacker is headed to UCLA.
Friday: Humble (Texas) Summer Creek at Kingwood (Texas) Park High at 7:00 p.m.
So far, the Summer Creek team has been running through all of its competition in a dominating fashion. This could be largely because of the play of 2014 quarterback Aaron Sharp, a player who has already caught the attention of plenty Division I programs (holds offer from UTEP too). Out of the backfield, Jordan Braden, another junior, will be making it happen as well. He is getting some looks from top programs.
Brandon Huffman - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline at Bellevue (Wash.) Newport at 7:00 p.m.
In one of the few matchups in Washington this year of two FBS quarterbacks,
Newport will host Skyline in a key KingCo game. Skyline is unbeaten and
ranked 31st nationally by FOX Sports NEXT this week, and they're led by the
nation's premier quarterback, Max Browne, the five-star who's headed to USC.
Browne's favorite target is Nic Sblendorio, one of the biggest playmakers in the
Northwest. Defensively, the Spartans are paced by linebacker Peyton
Pelluer, a commit to Washington State. Newport has an FBS commit of their
own in Isaac Dotson, a top 100 quarterback nationally who's committed to Nevada.
He's joined by a pair of underclassmen, 2014 tight end Drew Sample and 2015
defensive lineman Calvin Throckmorton.
Greg Biggins - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Gardena (Calif.) Serra at Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral at 7:00 p.m.
Serra has some of the top underclass talent in the state headlined by elite junior corner Adoree Jackson. Jackson was rated the No. 34 player in the nation in the 2014 Scout 300 and holds offers from Colorado, Nebraska, Northwestern, SMU, UCLA, Utah, and Washington. Fellow junior Dwight Williams was rated the No. 167 player in the Scout 300 and is one of the state's top linebackers. Colorado and UCLA have both offered. Junior quarterback Jalen Greene has been impressive this year and has a chance to be one of the state's top dual threat signal callers next fall. Speaking of quarterbacks, few can sling it like Cathedrals Hayden Rettig. The LSU commit has an absolute cannon and could be the best pure thrower in the state. Wide out Damari Scott is a physical receiver with speed and claims offers from Boston College, Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada and San Diego State. Two-way athlete Torry McTyer
can play receiver or corner in college and just landed an offer from California
a week ago.
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.
Friday: Mission Viejo (Calif.) at San Clemente (Calif.) at 7 p.m.
This is the South Coast League opener for Mission Viejo who has cruised through its early schedule without breaking much of a sweat. San Clemente has come back to the pack this year after losing so much talent from last year's squad, but they're still a quality opponent. Mission Viejo's big name is still USC commitment Max Redfield. Redfield plays receiver and safety for the Diablos and is capable of making game changing plays on either side of the ball. UCLA commitment Erik Bunte joined the flood of Orange County players to transfer to Mission Viejo this year, and this will be our first look at the big offensive tackle in his new digs. Quarterback Ian Fieber and running back Alex Suchesk are two more transfers who have made a big impact for Mission Viejo. The will likely be college prospects in the Class of 2014. San Clemente has lost three in a row after getting off to a 4-0 start. Offensive tackle Sean Harlow is one of the few remaining impact players from the 2011 squad. He is committed to the Washington Huskies.
Encino (Calif.) Crespi at Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame at 7 p.m.
Crespi made its debut on Prepzone last week with an impressive 20-7 win over Loyola. Notre Dame has been on the Prepzone three times... all of them hard fought losses. Crespi's top college prospect is safety Tyler Foreman who appears to be choosing between Oklahoma and UCLA. Foreman will get challenged more against Notre Dame's passing offense than he was against Loyola's ground game. Linebacker Ray Davison lines up at linebacker and has a Top 2 schools of Boise State and Iowa State. Safety Brandon Arnold has a host of offers and should choose between Cal and Michigan State. Notre Dame has a home run threat at running back in track star Khalfani Muhammad. Muhammad ran like a different back last week against Alemany rushing for over 200 yards and four touchdowns. Muhammad showed instincts and balance that had been lacking in earlier Prepzone games and appears to be growing into a football player, rather than just a track guy playing football. Quarterback Kelly Hilinski also has shown improvement avoiding the rush and keeping his eyes downfield.
Rialto (Calif.) Carter at Rialto (Calif.) at 7 p.m.
Carter features one of the nation's best defensive tackles in UCLA commitment Kenneth Clark. At 6'2/295 Clark took some reps playing middle linebacker at 7v7s last summer, and he was athletic enough to be comfortable there. He's more than Rialto will be able to handle.
La Canada (Calif.) St. Francis at North Hollywood (Calif.) Harvard-Westlake at 7
Harvard-Westlake has reeled off five wins in a row after losing its opener to Loyola. St. Francis has three losses by an average of four points. Harvard-Westlake is led by Vanderbilt commitment Chad Kanoff at quarterback. Kanoff is a heady, accurate passer who runs the show from the line of scrimmage. Helping to clear the way for him is offensive lineman Thomas Oser who has offers from the likes of Colorado, Oregon, and Vanderbilt among others. St. Francis has a good quarterback in its own right in senior Jared Lebowitz. Lebowitz is averaging over 250 yards per game and has an impressive 14-3 TD to INT ratio.
Jason Jewell, Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Scottsdale (Ariz.) Notre Dame Prep at Cave Creek (Ariz.) Cactus
Shadows at 7 p.m.
Notre Dame has had one of the state's toughest schedules thus far and are
sitting at a 3-4 record. But there is plenty of talent on the roster. Arizona
State commit Grant Martinez is one of the state's top tight ends. Linebacker
Luke Taffuri is having a stellar year roaming the middle and OLB Duncan Morfitt
has multiple academy offers. DE Parker Zellers is having an all-state season and
junior safety Jordan Schlueter already has an offer from Colorado State.
Cactus Shadows has a dangerous passing attack and QB Bryce Kinsler has already
passed for 600 yards in a single game this year.
Friday: Goodyear (Ariz.) Desert Edge @ Peoria (Ariz.) Liberty at 7 p.m.
Two undefeated teams in the division-three ranks and both have talent.
Liberty is lead by QB Tyler Rogers. Surprisingly only Air Force and South Dakota
State have offered by he is on Utah and Utah State's radar as well. Desert
Edge is led by RB/DB Kyle Woolard and junior OLB/WR Ismael Murphy-Richardson.
Neither have offers yet but both have FBS skills.
Northwest Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Spanaway Lake (Wash.) High vs. Federal Way (Wash.) High at 7:00 p.m.
The Federal Way roster is filled with college level talent and should win easily Thirsday night. The top prospect in the game might be 2015 running back Chico McClatcher, who landed an offer from Washington last weekend. McClatcher is on the smaller side, but has enough athleticism and playmaking ability to cover it up. Wide receiver Mike Tate is the top senior prospect and holds offers from Eastern Washington, Idaho, Montana, Portland State and Wyoming. Federal Way (Wash.) Cornerback D’Londo Tucker has offers from Eastern Washington, Idaho and Portland State and is one of the best cover corners in the state. Linebacker Albert Havili might be one of the top high school defenders in the state and is finally starting to get recruiting attention. He recently picked up offers from Eastern Washington and Montana State. Brothers Ezekiel McNeal and Jeremiah McNeal will also be worth keeping an eye on.
Friday: Bellevue (Wash.) High vs. Snoqualmie (Wash.) Mount Si at 7:00 p.m.
This may be a matchup of the top two 3A teams in the state of Washington. Both come in unbeaten and while one will get a loss, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them face off again in the state playoffs. Bellevue is loaded with talent, starting with UCLA commit and four-star outside linebacker Myles Jack. 2014 athlete Budda Baker is the top ranked player in his class in the Northwest region and already boasts a double digit offer list. Washington commit and MLB Sean Constantine is a constant performer in the heart of the defense. Bellevue also has a list of players like outside linebacker Michael Carlson, defensive tackle Darien Freeman and Reuben Mwehla (Idaho commit) that are garnering college attention. Mount Si has an impressive list of their own. Kicker Cameron Van Winkle is committed to Washington and has a good case to go down as the best prep kicker in state history. 2014 quarterback Nick Mitchell is the younger brother of lineman Josh Mitchell who is currently playing for Oregon State. Mitchell has a very good shot at following his brother into the college ranks. Safety Hunter Malberg is one of the most underrated players in the state of Washington and is a likely source for some big plays Friday night. Tight end Griffin McLain is still waiting for his first offer, but has college size.
Kevin Carden, West Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Encino (Calif.) Crespi at Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame at 7 p.m.
Crespi vs. Notre Dame, one of the best rivalry games in Southern California, will once again feature several big-time college prospects on both sides of the ball. Speedy tailback Khalfni Muhammad, who is coming off a four touchdown performance last week, three-star quarterback Kelly Hilinski and 2014 WR/DB Koa Farmer will face a stiff challenge from Crespi’s star-studded defense. The Celts defense is led by four-star safety Tyler Foreman, who is one of the most physical defensive backs in the region and has double-digit scholarship offers. Fellow safety Brandon Arnold is another highly sought after recruit and has serious interest in Cal and Michigan State. Defensive end Ray Davison should also have a big impact on Friday as well. On the offensive side of the ball, keep an eye on Crespi wide receiver Jabrian Blackwell and 2015 tailback Okalani Langi.
Inna Lazarev, West Field Reporter
Friday: Glendale (Ariz.) Independence at Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial at 7:00 p.m.
Centennial (6-1) is stacked. This team is very strong on the offensive line, which features offensive tackle Hayden Johnson (Air Force, Idaho, South Dakota State offers), offensive guard Spencer Nathe (Air Force offer), and junior offensive tackles Kamryn Bennett, and Layth Friekh, who received his first three offers (from Oregon State, Utah, and Arizona) last Friday. The Coyotes boast two Pac-12 commitments, in UCLA running back commit, Jalen Ortiz, and Washington defensive end commit, Marcus Farria. Other players to watch on this squad are: quarterback Tre Grant, wide receiver Shawn Poindexter, defensive end Sam Ray, linebacker Wes Westbrook, long snapper Reed Buce, and junior wide receivers Darius Aguirre and Keesean Green.
Annabel Stephan, West Field Reporter
Thursday: Pomona (Calif.) Garey at Ontario (Calif.) Colony at 7 p.m.
The most highly-touted player in Thursday night's match up is Colony receiver Samajie Grant, who committed to Arizona at the end of June, telling Scout.com “It’s where I wanted to go, so I figured there was no point in waiting.” Grant also held offers from UCLA, Utah, Washington State, and San Diego State. Colony lost both their starting and back up quarterbacks due to transfer earlier this season, so Grant has stepped up as the team's signal caller. Though Colony sits at 4-3 as they enter Week 8 of the season, the Titans are still undefeated in league play (Mt. Baldy League) and have a good chance of continuing that undefeated streak versus Garey.