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Brian Dohn - Northeast Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Hamilton (N.J.) Nottingham at West Windsor (N.J.) Plainsboro North
The Colonial Valley Conference in central New Jersey isn't bursting with talent, but Nottingham has a pair of prospects to keep an eye on in Rutgers safety commit Saquan Hampton and cornerback Jameel Bailey. Hampton drives on the ball well and has speed, but his 6-foot-1, 175-pound frame needs to fill out. Bailey is a 6-2, 200-pound defensive back who is getting interest from West Virginia, but he needs to do some work off the field to gain deep interest from colleges.
Tony Greco - Panther Digest Publisher
Thursday: West Mifflin (Pa.) at Elizabeth-Forward (Pa.) at 7 p.m.
Big Nine conference implications are on the line as unbeaten West Mifflin (5-0) travels to Elizabeth-Forward (4-1). West Mifflin is highlighted by senior running back James Wheeler, who leads all WPIAL rushers this season with 1,312 yards this season, is closing in on 4,000 yards for his career. He rushed for 2,226 yards last season, giving him 3,538 yards in the last two seasons. On the opposite side is JaQuan Davidson. Davidson, who is being recruited as an athlete, has thrown for 489 yards and eight touchdowns and rushed for another 392 yards with four touchdowns. He will be making his college decision at Thursday night's game, choosing between Pittsburgh and West Virginia.
Friday: Gateway (Pa.) at North Allegheny (Pa.) at 7 p.m.
In a non-conference matchup between perennial Quad-A powers, Gateway travels to North Allegheny. In last year's matchup, North Allegheny won at Gateway 14-3. The Tigers--defending state champs--are led by Pitt commit Elijah Zeise. A standout on both sides of the ball, Zeise leads the team with 21 receptions for 414 yards and three touchdowns. He caught an 82-yard touchdown in a win over Butler last week. On defense, Zeise has a team-best three interceptions. On the other side of the field for Gateway is four-star safety Montae Nicholson and three-star cornerback Anthony Davis. Nicholson has 200 yards receiving on the season with seven touchdowns, with another kickoff returned for a touchdown. He has 40 tackles on defense, with two interceptions. Davis has 157 yards receiving with a pair of touchdowns. West Virginia commit Ricky Rogers has 275 yards receiving, trailing only Temple commit Delvon Randall (288). Gateway quarterback Jimmy Moore has 10 touchdowns with no interceptions. Running back Zaihe Regus leads the Gateway
ground attack with 150 yards this season.
Jacquie Franciulli - Field Reporter-East
Friday: Mechanicsville (Va.) Hanover vs. Mechanicsville (Va.) Atlee 7 p.m.
Friday night boasts one of the biggest rivalries in the area when Hanover drives the short five minutes to Atlee High School. The Raiders boasts a great offensive line lead by Florida State commit Alec Eberle. Eberle along with center Nick Clarke have been strong in the trenches helping Atlee 2015 running back Lamont Stubbs average 100 yards a game so far this season. Clarke has been hitting the camp scene during the summer and is currently seeing interest from in-state school James Madison. He has pretty much run under the radar all year long and is looking to have a standout season.
Hanover is trying snap a two game losing streak after falling to Highland Springs last week 32-26. The squad is lead by back Rayvon Birden.
The Hawks, however, will look to clean up their game this week after sloppy play
last time out. Hanover missed multiple extra points and multiple 4th down
conversions were left wanting.
Chad Simmons - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Hoganville (Ga.) Callaway at Douglasville (Ga.) Chapel Hill
There is a big star in this game and his name is Terry Godwin. He is a five-star prospect on Scout in the 2015 class and the junior out of Callaway shines on both sides of the ball in high school. He hopes to do the same on the next level. He visited Georgia Saturday and he has offers from the Dawgs, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, and Ole Miss among others. Callaway has a couple of seniors to watch in this game too and they are Georgia Tech commitment KeShun Freeman (linebacker) and Tez Parks (athlete). Chapel Hill has a top prospect of their own, but Josiah Coatney is out for the season with a shoulder injury. Coatney is likely headed for junior college, but he could be heard from again in couple of years.
Jamie Newberg - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Plant City (Fla.) at Gibsonton (Fla.) East Bay at 7:30
This is a tale of two different teams, one with known prospects and one trying to get the word out. Plant City is led on the line of scrimmage by Alabama commitment, Montel McBride. He’s a mauler in the middle at 6-foot-4, 305-pounds and gunning for a fourth star. Defensive end Sedrick King has committed to UCF. He also had several D1 offers before picking the Knights. King is another three-star recruit with a lot of talent. Another Division 1 talent is defensive back Jy’Quis Thomas. He’s a safety.
Meanwhile, coach Frank LaRosa has some hidden gems at East Bay. The headliner there is 2015 defensive end Marques Ford. He’s a talented 6-foot-4, 220-pound edge rusher who carries a 4.0 grade point average. I was impressed by the film I saw and can’t wait to see him play on Friday. Duke is the lone school that has expressed interest up to this point. East Bay had a move in from South Florida in guard Caleb Holley. This was a second team All-County player as a sophomore last season at Key West high school. He’s 6-foot-3, 302-pounds and can also play center. Their starting middle linebacker is perhaps the top senior at East Bay in Deondre
Romeo. He’s undersized at 5-foot-11, 205-pounds but this kid makes plays
everywhere. Last season as a junior he racked up 119 tackles. Also keep an eye
on 2016 defensive back/athlete Kevin Sails.
Michael Clark -
Atlantic Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Charlotte (N.C.) West Mecklengburg at New Bern (N.C) at 7:30 p.m.
This early-season matchup is a crosstown rivalry and big conference game. West Mecklenburg is off to a 5-0 start. The Hawks have a high-powered led by four-star quarterback and North Carolina State commit Jalan McClendon. West Mecklenburg also features 2014 running back and Duke commit Shaun Wilson, 2015 safety and Clemson commit Van Smith and 2015 cornerback Domenique Williams. Providence is 2-3, but has played a very tough schedule. The Panthers are led by two North Carolina commits – four-star offensive tackle Bentley Spain and wide receiver Austin Proehl.
Patrick Burnham - Regional Recruiting Analyst
Friday, August 30th: Jacksonville (Fla.) Providence School at Tallahassee (Fla.) North Florida Christian at 7:30 p.m.
The Providence School (4-1) heads west on I-10 Friday night to take on one of the hottest teams in state in North Florida Christian (4-0) who has been rolling over its competition. Both teams feature red-hot spread offenses and stingy defenses. North Florida Christian has outscored its opponents 191-46 so far this season. Providence has been almost as explosive and stingy outscoring its foes by a score of 169-90 in 2013. Something has to give in this battle featuring two high-octane offenses versus two suffocating defenses.
North Florida is led by senior running back Johnathan Vickers who committed to Florida State earlier this summer after considering offers from Stanford, Notre Dame and Louisville among a long list of others. Vickers who is 5-foot-11 and 200-pounds is having a great season despite the fact he has been pulled from most games due to the lopsided margin of victory in three of NFC’s first four games. The future Seminole had rushed for 228 yards on 30 attempts and also has 13 catches for 132 yards. Another senior to watch is Jakari Allen (5-foot-11 and 175-pounds) who is a solid defensive back prospect who has offers from East Carolina, Appalachian State, Marshall and Samford. Junior wide receiver Christian Philpott (6-foot-3 and 180-pounds) has offers from East Carolina, Indiana and Marshall. Philpott along with junior defensive tackle R.J. Harris (6-foot-2 and 248-pounds) have also been hearing from Auburn and Florida State on a regular basis according to NFC head coach Robert Craft.
The star recruit for Providence comes in the form of left offensive tackle David Sharpe who has offers from Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Clemson and North Carolina among a host of others. Sharpe is huge at 6-foot-6 and 295-pounds and very athletic. Providence also features two young star sophomores in quarterback Augie Debiase (6-foot-2 and 210-pounds) and running back Will Mitchell (5-foot-7 and 180-pounds). Both transferred into Providence this season. Debiase has thrown 940 yards while completing 67 percent of his passes. He has thrown eight touchdowns against three interceptions. Mitchell has gained 625 yards on 59 carries. Another sophomore to keep an eye is offensive lineman Andrew Boselli (6-foot-4 and 270-pounds) who is the son of former NFL All-Pro Tony Boselli.
John Garcia Jr. - Southeast Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Auburn (Ala.) High at Montgomery (Ala.) Carver at 7 p.m.
BCS prospects will be all over the field in this one, led by Scout 100 outside linebacker Rashaan Evans, of Auburn, who is down to a final four of Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and UCLA. The explosive edge rusher is often-refereed to as a "freak" with his quickness and explosion at 6-foot-3, 220-plus pounds. Next to him in the second level of the defense is a prospect with a slightly similar skill-set in Darian Yancey, a three-star Southern Miss commitment that was recently moved to middle linebacker this season. The Tigers also feature UCLA commitment Antreal Allen on defense, one of the more versatile secondary-men in the state. Offensively, Auburn's play-maker is Blaise Taylor, an undersized receiver that is a nightmare to deal with in space. Carver combats Auburn's steady defense with a great group of its own. Alabama linebacker commitment Shaun Hamilton leads the Wolverine defense, but the strength of the unit may be up front, with Southern Miss commitment Jon Michael Edwards and emerging sophomore Mac Wilson as the book-ends. Wilson has yet to hit the recruiting radar, but has made waves in the Wolverines' first handful of games including a three-sack performance in the season opener. Offensively, Carver will continue to lean on three-star Draequon Murphy, who is in his first full season as the starting quarterback. Murphy, an Arkansas State commitment, will look to run first and otherwise will look to talented pass-catchers Landy Capetillo and Ole Miss commitment Charles Standberry on the outside.
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Amy Campbell - Florida Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Tampa (Fla.) Tampa Catholic at Frostproof (Fla.) at 7 p.m.
Frostproof looks to rebound from its first loss of the season this week when Tampa Catholic comes to town. Tampa Catholic is on a four game winning streak, and they’re hoping to keep it going. The Crusaders boast a strong offense, starting up front with interior lineman Corey Martinez. The 6-foot-4, 302-pound athlete is committed to Florida State. Senior T.J. Harrell makes plays all over the field for the Crusaders. You’ll see him in at running back, linebacker, safety, and on special teams. The versatile athlete has plenty of schools after him, including Michigan State, Louisville, Florida State, and Tennessee. Frostproof is young and talented. Sophomore quarterback Xavier Gaines has already been turning heads. The 6-foot-3, 207-pound signal caller has offers from Florida, Florida State, Miami, and Ohio State. His older brother, 2015 athlete Kaleel Gaines, also has plenty of schools after him including Auburn, Miami, Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Tennessee. Four-star middle linebacker Cecil Cherry is committed to Tennessee, but has already visited Miami this season and may be exploring some options. The 6-foot-1, 224-pound athlete is a force on defense for Frostproof.
Geoff Vogt - Florida Recruiting Analyst
Miami (Fl) Norland vs. Miami (Fl) Northwestern
Both of these programs have won state title's in the past decade and have produced some outstanding talent like Teddy Bridgewater, Amari Cooper, Duke Johnson, Dwayne Bowe, Xavier Rhodes, and Sean Spence. Neither team has gotten off to a fast start this year and both badly need this win to jump-start second half playoff runs. Norland is coming off quality wins over Homesteand and University, while Northwestern needs to be careful not to be looking ahead to the annual show-down with Miami Central in a week. Northwestern's JoJo Robinson is the top athlete on the field and he will need to make his presence felt.
Yancy Porter - Mississippi Scout
Friday: Olive Branch (Miss.) at South Panola (Miss.) at 7:00 p.m.
There is Mississippi’s top matchup between the 6A powers. South Panola has had the edge in the past but Olive Branch has split the series 2-2 in the last four games. South Panola will feature a plethora of young talent. On the offensive line junior offensive tackle Jarien Barksdale, six-foot-three, 310-pounds, has made the switch from defensive line to offense. The backfield features senior quarterback Rip Kirk (881 passing yards) and junior tailback Darrell Henderson. The five-foot-ten, 190-pound, back has already rushed for nearly 700 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. On defense they are led by junior CB Ephrain Kitchens (27 tackles4 loss/3 int) and senior DL Matthew Davis (26 tackles/4 loss). Olive Branch is loaded on both sides of the ball. They feature junior QB Ross Trail (Louisville commit), senior offensive tackle Chris Phillips (ULM commit), senior offensive center Chase Johnson (Memphis commit), senior tailback Marcus Leflore, and junior slot back Dontavis Bruce (1,000 all purpose yards). Defensively they are led by senior LB Alfred Dickens (Ole Miss commit), junior Fred Walls (OM offer), junior LB Devontae
Davis, and DE Chris Matthews (Memphis commit). Both teams sport a 4-1 record.
Allen Trieu - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Traverse City (Mich.) West at Comstock Park (Mich.) 7 p.m.
West is something of a lineman factory. Senior guard Connor Hayes is committed to Pittsburgh but currently out with an injury. However, there are three sophomores who have FBS potential. Thiyo Lukusa already has an offer from Michigan State while Tommy Roush and Jake Cerny have BCS programs already interested. Comstock Park has several nice players on their roster, but the best college prospect may be sophomore quarterback Pat Naughton, who is mobile and is putting together a good junior season.
Bill Greene - Ohio Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Shaker Heights at Mentor at 7:30 p.m.
Shaker Heights features several players holding Division-I offers, including wide receiver Odell Spencer (Bowling Green commit) and offensive lineman Ja'Merez Bowen. High scoring Mentor is led by the pitch-and-catch duo of quarterback Connor Krizancic (Cincinnati commit) and wide receiver Brandon Fritts (North Carolina commit). Senior defensive end Kent Berger is committed to Ohio University.
Saturday: Cleveland Glenville at Cleveland John Adams at 12 p.m.
Cleveland Glenville is led by seniors Marshon Lattimore (multiple BCS offers), Erick Smith (multiple BCS offers), and Marcelys Jones (Ohio State commit). Several juniors have hit the recruiting radar, including linebacker Milen Golden, Trevon Story and Matt Draper.
Dave Berk - Ohio Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Covington (Ky.) Catholic vs. Fort Mitchell (Ky.) Beechwood at 7:00 p.m. Edgar McNabb Field / TV: FOX Sports Ohio Game of the Week
Beechwood Tigers head coach Noel Rash will look for a big win against Covington Catholic on Thursday night. The Tigers enter the game with a 3-2 mark having won their last game against Holmes 40-7. The Colonels will look to rebound after falling last week to a powerhouse Highlands team 42-6. Covington Catholic is led by All-State senior linebacker Sam Burchell.
Friday: Middletown (Ohio) vs. Fairfield (Ohio) at 7:30 p.m.
This will be our first chance to see Louisville pledge Danny Burns in action this season as he teams up with Middle Tennessee pledge Robert Behanan. The duo give Fairfield a great advantage along the Indians offensive line where they will look to protect quarterbacks Ryan Nuss and Hunter Krause. Krause is only a sophomore and a player we’re excited to see develop. Middletown also has a sophomore quarterback in Allante
Simmons who is capable of a big play whenever he the ball is in his hands and
has already rushed for 434 yards on the season. This should be a great game as
Fairfield looks to remain unbeaten on the season and Middletown looks to break a
three game losing streak.
Simone Scott -
Midwest Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Pickerington (Ohio) Central vs. Pickerington (Ohio) North at 7:30 p.m.
With a record of 3-1, Pickerington Central will be taking on their rival Pickerington North. Central opened up the season with a loss to Centerville, but since then they have been playing well. During that win streak, running back Isaiah Richmond has been impressive. The senior has been hearing from Indiana, Ohio and Toledo. Senior wide receiver Andrew Meyer, who has interest from Air Force, will also be a key to their offense. Pickerington North is sitting at 5-0 allowing only 55 points in their first five games. Senior quarterback Zeph Miller has been leading their powerful offense. On the defensive side of the ball, senior lineman Geno
Rollo has been hearing from Iowa, Michigan State and Toledo.
Derek Young - Midwest Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Ottawa-Glandorf (Ohio) at Kenton (Ohio) at 7:30 p.m.
Kenton always has a high-powered passing attack but this year they have a stud prospect on the defensive side of the ball. Senior linebacker Noah Furbush had a strong camp circuit over the summer, netting several offers. Furbush
committed to Michigan and will provide them with great athleticism in their
linebacker corps. Offensive tackle Larry Wells is another prospect to keep an
eye on for Kenton. Wells is only a junior but is among the top offensive linemen
in the state of Ohio for the 2015 class.
Beth Long -
Midwest Recruiting Reporter
Friday at 7:00: Plainfield South (Ill.) at Minooka (Ill.)
The highest rated prospect in the state, four-star linebacker Clifton Garrett, who remains uncommitted will be the focus of FOXSports/Scout.com heading out to see this contest. Garrett has taken one official to Florida, and has long since expressed high interest in LSU. Garrett and Plainfield South have racked up a 3-2 record on the season and take on Minooka Friday night.
Saturday at 1:30: Notre Dame (Ill.) at Nazareth Academy (Ill.)
Niles Notre Dame is 5-0 on the season thanks to a big year from senior running back Chris James who has helped the team stay undefeated. They take on a 3-2 Nazareth Academy team who has offensive lineman prospect Jack Shutack on the team.
James recently narrowed his list down to a fluid top three of Wisconsin,
Michigan State, and Pittsburgh.
Anna Hickey -
Indiana Recruiting Reporter
Dayton (Ohio) Dunbar at Indianapolis (Ind.) Arsenal Tech
Headlining a strong defense for Arsenal Tech is senior cornerback Jason Beck, who's receiving interest from a number of BCS programs while waiting on his first offer. Senior linebacker Rajshawn Mosley holds a Western Illinois offer and has interest from a number of Big Ten and MAC schools. Leading the offense is junior running back James Gilbert, who holds a handful of early offers and is receiving interest from a few SEC programs. Junior cornerback Adonis Williamson, safety Antonio Robinson, cornerback Deonta
Murray and defensive lineman Eric Whitehead are other key players worth keeping
an eye on. Arsenal Tech is 4-2 on the season.
Kyle Bogenschutz - Michigan Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Ottawa (Ohio.) Glandorff at Kenton (Ohio) at 7:30 p.m.
2014 Michigan linebacker commitment Noah Furbush will be in action. Furbush is a big kid and is potentially protected as a defensive end at the college level. What will we be looking for? A great athlete, even a baseball player, Furbush
is having a nice year for Kenton, looking forward to seeing how he moves around
from his linebacker position.
Ryan Easterling -
Friday: Frankfort (IL) Lincoln-Way North at New Lenox (IL) Lincoln-Way Central
There's a Lincoln-Way for every direction, but this week it's Central hosting undefeated Lincoln-Way North and athlete Julian Hylton (Illinois commitment). Central stands at 2-3, but despite that record, this could be a very tough test for North. Central's losses have been close games, and they have a stout defense. Hylton has been nothing short of electric so far this season, averaging close to 200 yards rushing per game in impressive fashion. A win in this one would prove that the Phoenix are for real.
Saturday: Memphis (TN) Whitehaven at Springfield (IL) Sacred Heart Griffin
One of Tennessee's most talented teams takes on one of Illinois' most successful programs. Both teams have playmakers that can change the game. Sacred Heart Griffin carries one loss into this game (4-1 on the season) with the one loss being a narrow defeat at the hands of Rochester. Otherwise, the Cyclones have left their opponents in ruins. Averaging just over 63 points per game in their 4 wins (33 in the loss), it's clear that they can put points on the board. And they may need that this week in a challenging matchup.
Sacred Heart Griffin senior receiver Malik Turner returned this year from a knee injury that sidelined him all of last year and has been turning heads left and right. Quarterback Gabe Green and offensive tackle Quinn Oseland, both juniors, round out a talented offensive trio. For Whitehaven, who enters the game a perfect 6-0, it all starts with junior linebacker Joshua McMillon, who holds several BCS offers from the SEC, ACC, and other major conferences. He'll have to go sideline to sideline to keep the SHG
offense in check.
Greg Powers - National Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: The Colony (Texas) High at Frisco (Texas) High at 7:00 p.m. CST
The main show in town will be Notre Dame defensive end commit Grant Blankenship, who is off to a fast start in 2013 and in lines for a rankings bump. AT 6-foot-5, 240 pounds, he is a terror on defense as and end and on offense as a tight end. His future in college may be on the defensive front, but in high school he is very valuable weapon for his offense. This should be a good game, as both teams head in with winning records.
Friday: Dallas (Texas) Bishop Dunne at Plano (Texas) Prestonwood Christian
A great match-up between private school teams. Bishop Dunne is up and coming with a ton of talent and PCA is the traditional powerhouse. Scout100 athlete Nick Watkins is rated as a defensive back, but makes plenty of plays as a wide receiver on offense. Arkansas commit Jovan Pruitt will clear the lanes up front. The defense is led by Payton Hendrix, who holds a number of national offers. PCA is led by senior defensive back/wide receiver J.R. Reed. A prospect who should be considered as a BCS type sleeper. The offense is led by super sophomore wide receiver Michael Irvin Jr.
Ahmard Vital - Midlands Recruiting Analyst
Friday, October 4: Missouri City (Tex.) Ridge Point vs. Missouri City (Tex.) Marshall at 7 p.m. CST
Coming into this contest, both teams are in a great place. Ridge Point has reeled off three wins since its opening season loss while Marshall is on a quest which picks up from last year with an undefeated record. The 2015 class features several of the nation’s best with four-star athletes in quarterback J.W. Ketchum and versatile athlete Kendall Sheffield. Running back Davon Crookshank has also been a spark plug for Marshall out of the backfield.
Ridge Point is still on its mission for postseason play, which seems to be right in line. It looks like a two-quarterback system going with Jesse Crebbe and Troy Alexander. Running back Je’marcus Johnson has had a good showing so far this season as well. Defensively Ridge Point has one of the top junior linebackers in the country in four-star Cameron Townsend while the secondary has Camyron Brown roaming the back end making the plays.
Saturday, October 5: Houston (Tex.) Alief Elsik vs. Houston (Tex.) Nimitz at 6 p.m. CST
Here’s a match up where both teams are looking for something to well for them this season. One win between the two teams. Needless to say, there are still some talented players for both squads. Elsik athlete Dominique Barnett is pulling double duty at quarterback and defensive back, and seems to be doing as much as possible at both positions. He has a couple of Division I receivers on the edge with Malcolm Washington and Baylor pledge Ishmael Zamora. For Nimitz, a win would go a long way in trying to get this season back on track. Quarterback Jonathan Banks is a player getting some looks, while running back Martinez Syria is the star in the backfield, and is headed to Iowa State.
Bob Przybylo - Midlands Reporter
Thursday: Mustang (Okla.) High vs. Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe at 7 p.m. CST at University of Central Oklahoma
Another opportunity to check in with Oklahoma quarterback commit Justice Hansen. Since returning from a hamstring injury, Hansen has led Edmond Santa Fe to three consecutive victories. His overall numbers have been impressive but his completion percentage has taken a hit as his inexperienced wide receivers have suffered some growing pains. Hansen will need to be sharp against Mustang, who has won three consecutive games. It will be my first time seeing Mustang sophomore quarterback Chandler Garrett in action. Already 6-foot-5, Garrett threw for four touchdowns last week and appears ready to be a name to watch going forward after not being the starter heading into the season.
Friday: Muskogee (Okla.) High vs. Moore (Okla.) Westmoore at 7 p.m. CST at Moore High
It has been tough sledding for Muskogee the last couple of years, but the Roughers do have one of the best defensive ends in the state in three-star prospect Tramal Ivy. As for Moore Westmoore, it’s all about the wide receivers. Class of 2015 prospect Dahu Green moved to Oklahoma from California and has been tearing it up. Class of 2016 receiver Deshawn Lookout camped at OU this summer and is starting to emerge as one of the premier receivers in the state, too.
Sam Hellman- Northeast Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Irving (Texas) High at Hurst (Texas) L.D. Bell 7:30 p.m.
This matchup features intriguing defensive linemen on both sides with Irving’s Davious Ballard and Bell’s Mohelika Uasike. Ballard, who checks in as a 6-foot-3, 290-pound defensive tackle, is already committed to Houston. He ranks in as the 105th prospect at his position in the country, and has a strong senior film in his first month of action. Mohelika of Bell holds offers from Hawaii and Utah State and also camped at Stanford. He checks in as a three-star defensive tackle at 6-foot-2, 260 pounds. For Bell, quarterback Davis Steelman,
defensive tackle David Dorsett and running back Daniel Dorsett will be names to
watch moving into the class of 2015.
Annabel Stephan - Midlands Field Reporter
Thursday: Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson at Round Rock (Texas) Stony Point at 7:00 p.m.
Pflugerville enters the game 5-0, one of the only undefeated teams in the area. The Hawks have a number of Division-I bound players on the roster, including running back Samaje Perine, an Oklahoma commit, wide receivers Latrell Martin, a Houston commit, and Chance Waz, a Colorado commit. On defense is cornerback Trai Mosley, who is headed to Nebraska. Other players to watch for the Hawks include quarterback Xavier Conley, who has been hearing from UTSA, Houston, North Texas, Texas State, and Louisiana Lafayette, as well as 2015 prospects Blake Browning, who plays on the offensive line, and receiver Tazh Maloy.
For 4-1 Stony Point, underclassman talent is abundant. Junior quarterback Damian Lindley has thrown for 765 yards and seven touchdowns this season, while rushing for an additional 212 yards for two touchdowns. The athlete has been hearing from schools including North Texas, SMU, and Texas State; his older brother plays for Oklahoma. 2015 receiver Justin Gamble has almost 650 receiving yards for three touchdowns, and has been attracting interest from Texas, Oregon, Texas Tech, Houston, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State. Others to keep an eye on include tight end Jordan Smith, offensive lineman Austin Davis, linebacker Aaron Flowe, and receiver Dejour
Williams; all are juniors.
Brandon Huffman - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Bellevue (Wash.) at Kirkland (Wash.) Juanita at 7:00 p.m.
Bellevue is the premier program in the state, as usual, and is loaded with top
prospects. 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 Pac-12 commits on the defensive line in Marcus Griffin (Washington State) 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. Juanita has a four-star of their own, 2015 defensive tackle
Thomas Toki, who will try to stuff the vaunted Wolverines running game up the
Greg Biggins - National Recruiting Analyst
Saturday: Concord (Calif.) De La Salle at Anaheim (Calif.) Servite at 7 p.m.
De La Salle is the state's top team and once again is loaded on both sides of the ball. Defensive end Sumner Houston is an Oregon State commit and one of the most physical lineman in the region. Sophomore Boss Tagaloa plays on both sides of the line and will be in the running for top overall recruit out West in the class of 2016. At 6-foot-2, 260-pounds, he's a load to deal with and picked up an offer from Ole Miss over the summer despite barely playing last season. The line was also bolstered by the transfer of junior Kahlil McKenzie, son of Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie. McKenzie, who can play on both sides of the ball, played in Wisconsin a year ago and already has offers from Ole Miss and Washington. After being banged up earlier, Arizona State safety commit Das Tautalatasi is back in action and will also see plenty of time at running back. Talented junior Simba Short is another BCS player for the Spartans and will be one of the region's top linebackers next year and defensive back Kevin Griffin is a talented cover corner who has committed to Washington State. Larry Allen Jr., son of former Dallas Cowboy Hall of Fame guard Larry Allen Sr., is one of the top lineman in the west region and anchors arguably the region's top offensive line. Servite has been one of the big surprises in the Southern Section this year. Junior quarterback Travis Waller is a very intriguing kid and has made huge strides in the last year. He can beat you with his arm and his legs and will be a top prospect next year. The Friars junior class is loaded with cornerback Maurice Davison emerging as one of the state's best at his position, linebacker Jack Savage is a big hitter who can run and receivers Tony Brown and Equanimeous St. Brown already hold BCS offers. Another junior, Clayton Johnston lead an always powerful Servite
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.
Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw at Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco
at 7:00 p.m. Live
St. John Bosco is ranked No. 8 nationally in the FOX Top 50, and the Braves had last week off to prepare for Crenshaw and then the Trinity League schedule to follow. Bosco is led by a host of big-time college prospects including 5-Star junior quarterback Josh Rosen who should be back from his injury against Chandler on September 14th. Bosco also features a pair of the nation's best defensive ends in the country in Malik Dorton and Jacob Tuioti-Mariner. In reality, the Braves have over a dozen players who will sign scholarships, here is a list of the seniors, and you can use the drop down menu to check the other classes: St. John Bosco Prospects Quarterback Ajene Harris leads Crenshaw. He is headed to San Diego State next year. He is undersized at 5'10, but he has a quick release and a strong accurate arm.
San Clemente (Calif.) at Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison
at 7:00 p.m. Live
San Clemente has fallen on hard time this year after being a power in the South Coast just two seasons ago. Edison has gotten handled by two of the Trinity League's powers the last two weeks, first Servite and then Mater Dei. Edison is led on both lines of scrimmage by BYU commitment Tico Fuga.
Valencia (Calif.) at Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola at 7:00 p.m. Live
Valencia's senior quarterback Jake Wallace has been impressive early this season with nearly 1200 yards in just four games while throwing for 12 touchdowns against only three interceptions. Loyola sits at 2-3 but they have played very well on defense including holding St. John Bosco to 24 points two weeks ago.
Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame at West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade at 7:00 p.m. Live
The best matchup of the night features two teams side by side in the Southern Section Rankings; Chaminade at No. 10 and Notre Dame at No. 11. Chaminade has a balanced attack led by Miami commitment Brad Kaaya at quarterback who was recently offered by UCLA and running back Donovan Lee who has offers from Colorado and Colorado State among others. The Buffs are also represented by Rick Gamboa at linebacker who spearheads Chaminade's defense along with UCLA commit Jojo McIntosh at defensive back. Do everything athlete Koa Farmer (Cal) plays on both sides of the ball for Notre Dame.
- Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Peoria (Ariz.) Sunrise Mountain at Phoenix (Ariz.) Greenway at 7 p.m.
Sunrise is led by big running back Corey Brown. He has scored eight touchdowns already while averaging over ten yards per carry. Defensive back Ryan Wood has an intriguing skill set. He plays corner now but at 6-foot-3, a transition to safety is likely. Kade Greenhalgh is the top player for Greenway. The dual-threat quarterback is also the team's leading rusher.
Friday: Gilbert (Ariz.) Queen Creek at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro at 7 p.m.
This is a great match-up between two of the top teams in division-three and they have very contrasting styles. Queen Creek is the defending state champs and they love to run the rock. Air Force commit Matt Guida rushed for over 3,000 yards last year but has been out with an injury. Weston Barlow has picked up where Guida left off, rushing for over 200 yards in each of his three starts this year. Saguaro runs a spread attack and quarterback Luke Rubenzer makes their offense go.
Rubenzer, a Cal commit, has plenty of weapons surrounding him. Junior Christian Kirk is one of the top 50 players in the 2015 class and wide receiver J.T.
Nettleton has emerged as a division-one prospect, averaging over 34 yards per
catch. Offensive tackle Alex Anderson has double-digit scholarship offers.