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 2015 Scout 300 in action as well as a number of top 2016 and 2017 prospects and a host of games Scout.com Top 50 teams.
Brian Dohn, National Recruiting Analyst- East
Saturday: Pleasant Valley (Pa.) High at Bethlehem (Pa.) Catholic at 7 p.m.
Bethlehem Catholic is home to receiver Freddie Simmons, who holds double digit offers and is looking at making official visits before he makes a decision. He is yet to set any trips but is considering a number of schools, including Syracuse, Maryland and Rutgers.
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Thursday: Elmwood Park (N.J.) at Tenafly (N.J.) at 5 p.m.
High school football has yet to fully return to New Jersey, where scrimmages are set for the majority of teams this weekend. Thursday afternoon’s scrimmage at Tenafly includes the first two in-state commitments in the Rutgers class of 2015. Quarterback Michael Dare (Elmwood Park) and tight end (Nakia Griffin) both committed to Rutgers as juniors, and have become close friends off the field. They face off Thursday in a final tune-up for both schools heading into the season. The 6-foot-5, 200-pound Dare earned his first offer after a stellar camp at Rutgers, and silently committed shortly afterwards. He announced his decision on National Signing Day. Rutgers was also the first to offer Griffin, who committed on the spot. Both are three-star prospects.
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Mike McAllister, CuseNation.com Publisher
Friday: Henninger (N.Y.) vs. Christian Brothers Academy (N.Y.) in the Carrier Dome at 5 p.m.
A rematch of the section three, class AA title game from last season, these are the two most talented teams in Central New York. CBA has a lot of production to replace, but feature three division one prospects in Boston College commit and three-star OT John Phillips, junior quarterback Jack Brotzki and sophomore wide receiver Noah Jordan-Williams. Both Brotzki and Jordan-Williams currently hold Syracuse offers. This will be a revenge game from Henninger and should be a fun atmosphere inside the Carrier Dome. It will also be Brotzki's first start since transferring in from Jamesville-DeWitt.
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Greg Pickel, Pennsylvania Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt at State College (Pa.) at 7 p.m.
Bishop McDevitt often goes as running back Andre Robinson goes, but the back is out this week with a minor knee injury. He's hardly the only FBS talent on the Crusaders sideline, though. The Penn State class of 2015 verbal is joined by senior quarterback Nick Marsilio and defensive tackle Myles Turner, plus class of 2016 receiver Kobay White, end Anthony Long, and corner Joe Joe Heading as prospects garnering FBS interest. On the other sideline, State College has had success in recent years despite producing few FBS level players. The Little Lions do generally ship a few players across the street that turn into walkons at Penn State, though.
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Chad Simmons, National Recruiting Analyst- South
Friday: Loganville (Ga.) Grayson at Fairburn (Ga.) Langston Hughes at 7:30 p.m.
This game has some top talent involved. Headlining the group of prospects is Scout 300 outside linebacker/rush end D'Andre Walker at Langston Hughes. He holds offers from over two dozen schools with Auburn, Georgia, and Tennessee looked at as the favorites. His teammate, Montavious Atkinson is a versatile athlete and he is committed to Auburn. On the other side, Grayson has a strong senior class. Linebacker Mohamed Berry is committed to Wisconsin, safety Jordan Hayes is committed to Duke, and defensive lineman Justin Young is committed to Georgia. Daniel Fennell is an inside linebacker, a three-star on Scout that is still exploring his options. Mykelle McDaniel is their top 2016 prospect and he has offers from Clemson, Georgia, and North Carolina among others. Sophomore quarterback, Chase Brice is another name to know at Grayson.
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Jamie Newberg, National Recruiting Analyst- Florida
Friday: St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood vs Palmetto (Fla.) at 7:30 p.m.
Ryan Davis leads Lakewood. Davis is an exciting high school quarterback that projects as a wide receiver in college. Teams like Florida, FSU, Maryland and others are all in the mix unless he wants to give quarterback a real shot in college. If that happens Arizona is one team that loves him as a signal caller. Sekendric Biddines is a senior safety prospect with offers from Appalachian State, Toledo, and Ball State. Another Lakewood defensive back with offers is Tyrell Hubbard-Smith, who has scholarship offers from USF, Ball State, Temple, and Toledo. Meanwhile, Palmetto is blessed to have a very good quarterback themselves in junior Jack Allison. He has already made his college commitment to the University of Miami. This is a big, classic styled signal caller that already has offers from teams like Alabama, Florida, FSU, Georgia, and others.
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Michael Clark, Atlantic Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Tarboro (N.C.) North Edgecombe at Princeton (N.C.) at 7:30 p.m
Princeton comes in 2-0 and features senior running back Johnny Frasier, who is the top player in the state. The four-star prospect committed to Florida State last month, but will take official visits. Per source close to the situation, his first official could be LSU. Other schools who could possibly get officials are Alabama, Michigan, Michigan State and Tennessee. North Edgecombe is 1-1 and led by 2016 running Antwoin Pittman, who rushed for nearly 1,700 yards in just eight games last season.
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Amy Campbell, Southeast Field Reporter
Friday: Miami (Fla.) Miami Central at Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington at 7:30 p.m.
Every year, this is a huge game for these two teams and the South Florida sports community. Booker T. took the victory last year and finished the season as Scout’s National Champion. In the current Scout poll, Booker T. sits at number four and Central is a few spots below at number eight. Both teams have been won out of state matchups the past two weeks and they’ll kickoff their season at home with a bang. Both schools boast a tremendous amount of talent. Headlining the Booker T. offense is Miami running back commitment Mark Walton, receivers Antonio Callaway and Shaquille Green, and quarterback Maurice Alexander. On the defensive side of the ball, four-star cornerback Davante Davis is one to watch, along with FIU corner commit Ocie Rose, and defensive end Ronique Robinson. Of course, those are just a few of the many names to know. For Miami Central senior receivers Da’Vante Phillips (four-star) Anthony Jones and Lenwood Joyner along with running back Cedric Miller provide plenty of offensive firepower. The list of defensive standouts goes on for days. Florida State safety commit Calvin Brewton is happy to be back on the field after being held out due to injury at the end of last season and eventually needing shoulder surgery. On defense, lineman Fermin Silva and Keivonnis Davis and linebacker Marquis Couch are all Division-I recruits. In the 2016 class, linebacker Donovan Thompson already has his first offer, from South Florida. The teams and the crowd should be energized Friday night as we are in for a great battle of two national (and South Florida) powerhouses. It’ll be a great night at Traz Powell Stadium.
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Corey Bender, Regional Recruiting Analyst- Florida
Friday: Seffner (Fla.) Armwood vs. Tampa (Fla.) Blake at 7:00 p.m.
Not just two of the best defensive ends in the state, but two of the elite defensive ends in the nation will be squaring off at Blake High School in Tampa Bay on Friday evening. Shavar Manuel, the nation's No. 1 defensive end and No. 4 overall player out of the 2016 class on Scout.com, led the Sunshine State with an eye-popping 20.5 sacks as a sophomore in 2013. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Blake standout possesses dozens of BCS offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Tennessee and Miami, but favors Al Golden and the Hurricanes early on. For a stout team in Seffner (Fla.) Armwood, five-star Byron Cowart leads a defensive unit who's brimming with talent in all three levels of the defense. Cowart, a five-star prospect and the No. 3 defensive end in the country out of the 2015 class, is one of the more physically gifted prospects you'll ever find at the prep level. He's in possession of nearly every BCS offer in the country, and is set to decide on Sept. 28 with the Florida Gators looking to have the lead heading down the stretch. Jordan Griffin is a thunderous hitter in the middle of Armwood's defense who's set to decide later this month as well. Expect Wisconsin to land the nation's No. 44 middle linebacker. Three-star Aaron Covington attacks the ball with the best of them at cornerback and flat-out just makes plays in the secondary, as well as the return game. Baylor, Maryland and UCF are some of the schools sticking out right now for the three-star prospect. Sterling Hofrichter, one of the nation's top kickers, is verbally committed to Syracuse.
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Patrick Burnham, Regional Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Tallahassee (Fla.) Leon at Tallahassee (Fla.) Rickards at 7:30 p.m.
The top senior in this contest against crosstown rivals is Leon wide receiver/running back prospect D'Anfernee McGriff who committed to Auburn in April but is still hearing from Miami and South Carolina on a regular basis. The 6-foot-3 and 225-pound McGriff is joined by several talented teammates. Tight end prospect Mac Carey, a 6-foot-3 and 240-pound senior, committed to Florida International this summer but is sure to draw interest from several FBS programs this fall. They will be joined by fellow senior Travis Amey who plays both wide receiver and cornerback for Leon. Amey committed to Marshall earlier this summer after also giving strong consideration to South Alabama. Senior running back Teon Long is small at 5-8 and 180-pounds but is drawing interest from South Florida this season. The headliner for Rickards is junior wide receiver/cornerback Kalen Riles. The 6-foot-1 and 166-pound underclassman committed to South Florida last month. He also has offers from LSU and Akron. Florida State and Louisville have both expressed interest in Riles. The top seniors for Rickards are offensive tackle Jordan Williams and linebacker Malcom Penny. Williams is 6-foot-4 and 280-pounds. He holds offers from Alabama State and FAMU. He is hearing from Florida Atlantic, Middle Tennessee State and UAB at the FBS level. Penny is 6-foot-2 and 220-pounds and also plays running back. He has received interest from Akron, Cincinnati, Louisville and Kentucky.
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Allen Trieu, National Recruiting Analyst - Midwest
Friday: Hudsonville (Mich.) at Traverse City (Mich.) West at 7 p.m.
West has three FBS caliber juniors on the offensive line. The most highly recruited of the bunch is Thiyo Lukusa, who holds offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and more. Jake Cerny has offers from Central Michigan and Western Michigan and Tommy Roush has an offer from Central Michigan as well. Hudsonville is led by senior quarterback Mason Opple, who could project to several positions in college.
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Bill Greene, Regional Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Massillon (Ohio) at Canton (Ohio) GlenOak at 7 p.m.
One of the top matchups in Northeast Ohio over the past decade, featuring two of the state's top programs. GlenOak cornerback Kyle Hall is one of the more underrated 2015 prospects in Ohio, and he currently holds an offer from Indiana State. Senior defensive back J'Mon Wells is close to landing his first offer, and has MAC interest. Massillon sophomore quarterback Danny Clark is an Ohio State commit, and an early four-star recruit. Senior wide receiver Reggie Rogers is uncommitted, and holds several offers.
Friday: Gahanna (Ohio) Lincoln at Westerville (Ohio) South at 7:30 p.m.
Gahanna Lincoln junior defensive end Jonathon Cooper holds several offers and is one of Ohio's top 2016 prospects. South has several speedsters at the skill positions, including senior Abu Daramy, sophomore Marcus Williamson, and freshman Jaelen Gill. Senior offensive tackle Rob Dowdy is committed to Pittsburgh.
Saturday: Akron (Ohio) Hoban at Akron (Ohio) Buchtel at 1 p.m.
Hoban features three of the top players in the state of Ohio in senior offensive tackle Ted Stieber (Minnesota commit), junior wide receiver Jonah Morris (Kentucky offer), and sophomore tailback Todd Sibley. Buchtel junior wide receiver/linebacker Derrick Harvey and sophomore tailback Marquis Sams are both exciting prospects in-state.
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Dave Berk, Ohio Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Centerville (Ohio) at Springboro (Ohio) at 7 p.m.
Both teams are coming off of opening week wins in what should be another hard fought game. For Centerville, senior tight end Clayton Schmerber turned a few heads in the summer and this will be a good chance to see his development in game action after the program changed to a passing offense. Senior running back Damian Popp is always one to watch and Toledo defensive tackle pledge Chad Coeling should have another big game coming off of a four solo tackle game last week. But it’s the young players we want to see from the Elks most as twin defensive backs Xavior and Ilyaas Motley along with linebacker Adam Hensley are on our radar as player to watch in the 2016 class. We also hope to see junior Caleb Anthony who has fought injury on the field. For Springboro it will be our first chance to see junior quarterback Elijah Cunningham and tight end Justin Rigg in game action along with seniors Kevin Earles (LB) and D.L. Knock (WR/DB) who both had big games last week. Earles already holds a few offers and Knock is proving he’s fully capable of playing at the next level after posting eight tackles on defense to go with 61 yards receiving last week.
Saturday: Trotwood (Ohio) Madison at Dayton (Ohio) Thurgood Marshall at 7 p.m.
Trotwood is again loaded with talent and it starts with junior quarterback Messiah deWeaver (Michigan) who is coming off a 9-of-17 for 104 yard performance in week one. Joining deWeaver on offense is junior running back Dontay White who is a new name to watch along with veterans Brice Hinton (offensive line) and receiver Ryan Lucas. On defense the Rams added transfer defensive tackle Lamont Ragland to a group full of talent with Kentucky defensive back pledge Kei Beckham, Bowling Green linebacker pledge Ferrod Gardner and junior linebacker Roland Walder. A new era in Thurgood Marshall football has begun as Vayante Copeland is now at Michigan State and longtime head coach Earl White has taken over a different program in the Dayton Public League. New head coach Robert Brown got his team off on the right foot with an upset victory over Division One program Middletown and much like the Cougars have done over the past few years running the ball was the key. Quarterback Jamahl Manley is not known for his passing, but his ability to run an offense keeps the Cougars in games. Junior Daryl McCleskey is undersized at 5-foot-9 but is capable of having 100-yard games each week. On defense, Mike Mills will look to fill the big shoes left by Copeland.
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Beth Long, Midwest Field Reporter
Friday: Crete-Monee (Ill.) at Evanston (Ill.) at 7:30 p.m.
Crete-Monee is led by senior linebacker/defensive back Omari Stringer. The 6-foot-4, 220 pound prospect is committed to Indiana and was getting looks as a defensive athlete. Evanston is led by a pair of 2016 athletes, defensive lineman Naquan Jones who stands 6-foot-4, 300 pounds and also sees some time as tight end. Jones added offers from Iowa and Illinois during the summer camping circuit and has picked up a lot of interest since then. Also a prospect to watch is quarterback Matt Little who is 6-foot-4 and has plenty of potential.
Saturday: East St. Louis (Ill.) at Montini (Ill.) at 1:30 p.m.
One of the most talented teams in the state, division one prospect wise is East St. Louis. The Flyers are home to the top prospect in Illinois, four-star defensive lineman Terry Beckner who has offers from around the country. The 6-foot-4, 295 pound prospect is one to watch this season. The Flyers also are home to Missouri running back commit Natarece Strong and Ball State defensive line commit Kenny Knight. Montini is a program that made it to the state championship game last season, and won four straight before that. Headlined by Indiana wide receiver commit, Leon Thornton. Senior linebacker Terrell Johnson has received some recruiting attention as well.
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Simone Scott, Midwest Field Reporter
Friday: Dublin (Ohio) Coffman vs. Dublin (Ohio) Scioto at 7:30 p.m.
Scioto is led by four-star senior outside linebacker Nick Conner. Over the summer, Connor made his commitment to Ohio State and will be enrolling in January. Connor will also get help from senior offensive tackle Brenn Sawicki. Sawicki has been hearing from Boston College, Indiana, Toledo and West Virginia. The leader of Scioto is junior quarterback Gunnar Hoak. Hoak already holds an offer from Toledo and has been in touch with Illinois, Michigan State, Ohio State and Pittsburgh. He’ll get help from senior offensive guard Sam McCollum, a Miami (Ohio) commit.
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Anna Hickey, Recruiting Reporter - Indiana
Friday: Indianapolis (Ind.) Scecina at Indianapolis (Ind.) Park Tudor at 7 p.m.
Park Tudor, who has started the season 0-2, has still received strong play from its star lineman, four-star defensive tackle Brandon Tiassum. Last week in a loss to Beech Grove, Tiassum registered 11 tackles, five sacks and two batted passes. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound lineman committed to Notre Dame in June. On Saturday, he’ll make the two hour trip north to South Bend to take in the Irish’s game vs. Michigan.
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Greg Powers, National Recruiting Analyst- Midlands
Thursday: Little Elm (Texas) at McKinney (Texas) North at 7 p.m.
While do not know yet about the division one prospect to focus in on for Little Elm, we do know that North is stacked up with them. Oklahoma State running back commit Ronald Jones is one of the fastest and most elusive backs in the state. 22016 Scout four-star defensive end Justin Madubuike has had a nice could of weeks adding offers from Ohio State and TCU. 2015 safety Bryce Balous is one of the areas top sleepers and is always around the ball. And we have finally found the elusive Gage Thomason, a left tackle in the 2016 class who grabbed our eye playing for Sherman last season.
Friday: Denison (Texas) High vs. Argyle (Texas) High at AT&T Stadium at 2 p.m.
Denison had a couple of receivers and defensive backs who caught our eye in seven-on-seven that we will watch to see if they need Scout.com profiles and Argyle will be reloading after losing an abundance of division one signees off of last year’s state championship team. The star of the show now is Arizona State commit Nick Ralston, who could lead on both sides of the ball at running back and linebacker. Also a big-ime recruit is tight end J.C. Chalk, who is a 2016 prospect committed to Clemson.
Friday: Arlington (Texas) Martin vs. Dallas (Texas) Skyline at AT&T Stadium at 5 p.m.
Martin is led in the 2015 class by UCF tight end commit Jess Trussell, but 2016 prospects like running back Nic Smith and wide receiver Tyler Wilson had big games in week one for the team. Skyline is loaded as they always are. Both receiver Carlos Strickland and linebacker Anthony Wheeler are rated as Top 150 level four-stars. But Kylan Johnson, who started at quarterback, stole the show in week one racking up 300 yards and four scores. Rice commit Zach Abercrumbia will lead the defensive front and 2016 offensive tackle Clarence Henderson will lead the offensive front.
Friday: Southlake (Texas) Carroll vs. Tulsa (Okla.) Union at AT&T Stadium at 8 p.m.
This year’s TXHSFB vs. OKPreps clash will once again feature a couple of the state’s most powerful and tradition rich teams. Union is always in the state championship hunt and even though no senior prospects are listing offers at this point it is pretty safe to assume that will not be the case come February. Corner Robert Thomas looked good last season and fellow defensive back Tre Brown is on the 2017 watch list. The Dragons will be led by quarterback Ryan Agnew on offense and King Newton, the son of former Dallas Cowboy Nate Newton. One player who I particularly look forward to seeing is Scout four-star junior Obi Eboh, who secured his first P5 offer from Mississippi State this week.
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Derek Young, Regional Recruiting Analyst - Midlands
Thursday: Lawrence (Kan.) at Blue Valley (Kan.) West at 7 p.m.
The standout prospect in this showdown featuring two high school programs on the first night of high school football in Kansas is junior defensive end Amani Bledsoe. He's already listed as the nation's 16th best defensive end in his class and an early 2016 four-star prospect. He's already racked up scholarship offers from Kansas, Kansas State, North Carolina State, and Oklahoma State.
Friday: Independence (Mo.) Fort Osage at Lee's Summit (Mo.) at 7 p.m.
The third weekend of high school football in the state of Missouri pits two Kansas City area programs that come into the matchup unscathed so far this year. Fort Osage comes off a thrilling victory over defending 6A state champion Blue Springs, while Lee's Summit enters the contest having already lit up the scoreboard in the two games prior with 81 points in the opener and 41 more last Friday. It'll be a showdown between two of the best quarterbacks in the area in Fort Osage junior Skylar Thompson and Lee's Summit's senior signal caller Drew Lock. Thompson has received serious interest from Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, and Arkansas already, while Lock was an Elite 11 finalist and a current Missouri commit.
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Ahmard Vital, Regional Recruiting Analyst - Texas
Thursday: Houston (Tex.) Alief Elsik vs. Houston (Tex.) Stratford at 7 p.m.
Of all the Thursday game slated, this match up looked to be the best of what’s available. Elsik is coming off a landslide win while Stratford lost to its longtime community rival. Though it is still early in the season, it is quite clear that Elsik was able to use its ground game with EJ Davis and Aaron Jackson leading the way. When the ball is thrown, it’s likely that Patrick Onyiah will be the target. On defense, one of the best of 2016 in four-star linebacker Dontavious Jackson will lead the way. For Stratford, the team is much more balanced, but junior running back Rakeem Boyd is the team’s top prospect.
Friday: Missouri City (Tex.) Hightower vs. Missouri City (Tex.) Ridge Point at 7 p.m.
Not many miles separate these two teams and they are nearly considered neighbors. Many things the two have in common is that both are poised to have big seasons, are led by veterans at key positions and each has a number of college prospects featured. For Hightower, quarterback Neiko Hollins is ready to make a name for himself after his team failed to score in the previous week. But this team is loaded on the defensive side. Tackle Darius Anderson, a three-star athlete leads the way up front. Michael Johnson is at the end spot. Clifton Lewis is at linebacker while Rice commit Christian Bertrand and Julian Chandler are two solid players in the secondary. At Ridge Point, four-star linebacker Cameron Townsend (Top 3: Texas, Oklahoma, Oregon State) is one of the state’s best and will likely be coming off the edge to apply pressure. Sticking with the defense, Baylor cornerback commitment Jordan Tolbert is a ball hawk and a playmaker. Maryland commit Jameel Cook is a safety prospect worth keeping an eye on. On offense, quarterback Jesse Crebbe is going on his second year in the Ridge Point system. Crebbe will have two back with him, both of which can gain plenty of yards. Two-star athlete Remus Bulmer is the primary back while Ke’Shawn Ledet should get some touches as well.
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Gabe Brooks, Regional Recruiting Analyst - Texas
Thursday: Fort Worth (Texas) Paschal at Fort Worth (Texas) South Hills at 7 p.m.
Paschal and South Hills have some underclassmen talent that should make for an interesting contest. Paschal 2016 athlete Dylan Thomas threw for 1,953 yards and ran for 954 playing quarterback as a sophomore in 2013. Scout projects the 6-foot 1/2, 185-pound Thomas as a receiver. Thomas is No. 296 overall in the 2016 Scout 300 and has early offers from TCU and SMU. The South Hills Scorpions boast a pair of talented 2017 twins in quarterback Tracin Wallace and receiver Tylan Wallace. Both players await their first offer, but have received interest from several Big 12 programs.
Friday: Plano (Texas) West at Sachse (Texas) at 7:30 p.m.
Sachse has two of the state's top eight players in Scout's 2016 rankings: four-star receiver Devin Duvernay and four-star cornerback Jared Mayden. Scout ranks Duvernay as the nation's No. 2 receiver in the 2016 class. He holds 23 offers, including Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Clemson, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Stanford, Texas, Texas A&M, and UCLA, among others. Mayden, Scout's No. 2 cornerback in 2016, has a very similar offer list. He has 25 offers and has already named a top 10 (in alphabetic order) of Baylor, Louisville, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Rice, TCU, Tennessee, and Texas A&M. Mayden has an older brother who plays at Rice. Sachse also has 2015 three-star running back Devine Ozigbo, who committed in August to Iowa State, picking the Cyclones out of 20-plus offers. Plano West features 2015 four-star running back Sotonye Jamabo, one of the top senior running backs in the country. Scout ranks Jamabo No. 2 at his position in the 2015 cycle. Jamabo joins 2016 four-star linebacker McKinley Mitchell, who holds offers from Arizona State, Baylor, Navy, SMU, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech. McKinley, known commonly as "Kiwi," is the younger brother of former five-star linebacker Mike Mitchell and big-time basketball prospect Mickey Mitchell. Plano West safety Mark Cooks has offers from Arkansas State, Louisiana-Monroe, and UTEP.
Saturday: Euless (Texas) Trinity vs. Rockwall-Heath (Texas) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington at 5 p.m.
Perennial power Trinity always features front-line talent and this fall is no different. Four-star offensive guard and Texas commit Patrick Vahe leads the offensive line, while three-star defensive end Tipa Galea'i holds offers from Houston, North Texas, Utah, Utah State, and Washington State. Trinity also has an emerging 2016 defensive tackle in Chris Daniels, who has picked up recent offers from TCU and USC in addition to his first from Western Michigan. Rockwall-Heath features four-star offensive tackle and Texas A&M commit Trevor Elbert, as well as four-star safety and Texas pledge DeShon Elliott. Rockwall-Heath also has Tulsa-bound cornerback David Richardson, offensive guard J.J. Nwigwe (New Mexico State, Nevada offers), running back Rico Henderson (Nevada, Texas State offers), and defensive tackle Denzel Chukwukelu (UTEP offer) in the 2015 class.
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Annabel Stephan, Midlands Field Reporter
Thursday: Austin (Texas) Anderson vs. Round Rock (Texas) Westwood at 7:00 p.m.
This Westwood team is looking to bounce back after a week one 29-5 loss versus Georgetown (Texas). A lot of changes surround this team, most notably the loss of Bear Fenimore, a current Houston Cougar, at quarterback. The reigns have been handed off to 6-foot, 200-pound junior Jack Swensen. The offensive line also had a big hit with the loss of current Maryland offensive lineman Brendan Moore, so the biggest question mark going into the game is who will step up as a leader for this Warrior team. Anderson, which enters week two 1-0, hasn't had a prospect come out in a few years, but the player to watch in this game is junior safety Michael Onuoha. Others: quarterback Kirby Hill, receiver Dalton Harris.
Friday: Temple (Texas) vs. Austin (Texas) Westlake at 7:30 p.m.
The undefeated Temple Wildcats, quarterbacked by Baylor commit Chad President, will head to Westlake fresh off of a 35-28 win over Round Rock (Texas). President, who has already signed a financial agreement with the Bears, missed most of his junior season due to injury, but looked much improved in 7on7 this summer. Others to watch include running back Jeff Carr, a CenTex sleeper, and safety Marquelle Ponce. Westlake suffered a close loss in week one versus Southlake (Texas) Carroll. The Chaps lost quarterback Jordan Severt to SMU, and offensive linemen Will Copa and Calvin Anderson to Texas State and Rice, respective, but new head coach Todd Dodge will get this team back on track. to Keep an eye on linebacker Hudson Hall, who holds an offer from San Diego State and other interest including Baylor, TCU, and Arkansas, as well as linebacker Breckyn Hager, a Baylor commit.
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Greg Biggins, National Recruiting Analyst- West
Saturday: Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian vs. San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral Catholic at Honor Bowl in Oceanside (Calif.) at 4 p.m.
Oaks is led by defensive end Trevor Howard, a Cal commit who shined at the SoCal NIKE Camp and mammoth offensive lineman Reno Rosene, a four year starter who committed to Duke. Junior receiver Michael Pittman is an emerging player with great size and play making skills. Cathedral has one of the most under-rated linebackers in the state in Stanford commit Casey Toohill and defensive tackle Ray Smith has an offer from San Diego State.
Saturday: Bellevue (Wash.) vs. Gardena (Calif.) Serra at Honor Bowl in Oceanside (Calif.) at 7:30 p.m.
Bellevue is loaded on both sides of the ball. Offensive tackle Henry Roberts is one of the region's top line prospects and just committed to Washington on Wednesday, junior Isaiah Gilchrist is a national recruit at cornerback and running back and fellow junior tight end Isaac Garcia has early offers from USC and Washington State. Serra is led by 5-star defensive lineman Rasheem Green and fellow 5-star linebacker John Houston. Stanley Norman is a play maker at corner and receiver and wide out Deontay Burnett has committed to Washington State.
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Brandon Huffman, National Recruiting Analyst- West
Friday: Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany at. Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic at 7 p.m.
There are a ton of Pac-12 commits in the game and some of the best players in the Northwest playing as well as a pair of four-stars from Southern California. In fact, there are four Scout 300 members playing, two in the 2015 class and two more in the 2016 class. Alemany will make the trek up to the Northwest and will bring a pair of four-star receivers in Desean Holmes (USC commit) and Dominic Davis (Washington State commit). Sylvester Robinson and Tyree Thompson lead the Alemany defense. Eastside Catholic has Scout 100 for 2016 four-star Brandon Wellington, a commit to Washington, on both sides of the ball, at running back and outside linebacker/safety. 2016 Scout 300 quarterback Harley Kirsch leads the Crusaders offense and Montana commits Cody Baker and Alex Neale anchor the offensive line. Defensively, Anthony Masaniai, Deion Fetui and Terin Adams also bolster the defense.
Saturday: Spokane (Wash.) Mt. Spokane vs. Yakima (Wash.) West Valley at the Emerald City Kickoff Classic at 1 p.m.
In the second game of the Emerald City Kickoff Classic, Mt. Spokane makes the trek over from Eastern Washington and will be led by two-way threat Roy Hyatt, who has a number of Mountain West schools after him. West Valley comes to Seattle from Yakima and their top prospect is Oregon commit Shane Lemieux, an offensive lineman for the Rams.
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Jason Jewell, Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Peoria (Ariz.) Liberty at Glendale (Ariz.) Mountain Ridge at 7 p.m.
These two schools are just miles apart and a rivalry is brewing. Liberty is lead by jack-of-all-trades Tyler Wyatt. Wyatt is an excellent high school quarterback and doubles as a kicker that has the range to connect from 50 plus yards. On defense, two players are off to a good start. Corner back Kory Wilson, who has an offer from Navy, is one of the state's best and defensive tackle Aaron Blackwell has been nearly unblockable. Mountain Ridge has a pair of players that have already given verbal commitments to division-one programs. Linebacker Billy McEowen is going into his third year as a starter and a program that has a rich history of producing quality linebackers. McEowen has elected to stay home and play at Northern Arizona. Offensive guard Ryan DeLung, also a three year starter, was getting quite a bit of early recruiting attention but decided to commit to Air Force this summer.
Friday: Avondale (Ariz.) Westview at Anthem (Ariz.) Boulder Creek at 7 p.m.
Westview has been known for running the football and that hasn't changed under new head coach Joe Parker. The Knights run their Wing-T offense to perfection and running back Jalen Johnson returns after rushing for over 1,600 yards as a junior. He scored three touchdown in their week one win. Boulder Creek features a pair of division-one athletes in Nathan Eldridge and Ryan Parenteau. Eldridge starts at both offensive guard and defensive tackle and is a force at 6-foot-4, 275 pounds. He has committed to Arizona as a guard. Parenteau is one of the hardest hitting safeties in the state and holds several FCS offers.
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Doug Kimmel, Mountain Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Layton (Utah) Northridge at Salt Lake City (Utah) High at 7 p.m.
This game is all about four-star cornerback, Dayan Lake. Lake is the crown jewel of BYU’s 2015 class, and he is an impressive athlete. He is a bit raw, but has the ability to turn into a lockdown cornerback for the Cougars. Lake is also a special teams standout, he blocked four kicks in one game early this season. Northridge also features Noah Kramer who is an impressive defensive tackle prospect with offers from BYU and Weber State, as well as Jaylen Dyson, a 6-3 195 pound cornerback with a lot of potential. Highland’s top prospect is corner/receiver Alassane Niang, who holds offers from Hawaii and Weber State, with a lot of Ivy League interest.
Friday: Saratoga Springs (Utah) Westlake at Draper (Utah) Corner Canyon at 7 p.m.
Both teams head into this game 2-0 with impressive victories early in the season. Westlake has been a bit of a surprise, being led by 2017 four-star sensation, Chaz Ah You. Ah You is being recruited as a safety, but has been asked to play quarterback this fall. So far, the switch has paid off, tallying nine touchdowns through two games. Ah You holds early offered from BYU, Oklahoma State, Utah, and Utah State. Oklahoma is showing heavy interest in the young safety as well. Corner Canyon features two of the top offensive tackles in the region. Branden Bowen and Keaton Bills lead the way up front for the Chargers. Bowen is a 6-7 315 pound senior, who currently holds offers from 11 schools. Bowen is primarily looking at Utah, Washington State, and Ohio State (who hasn’t offered). Bills is a 2016 standout, who plays left tackle as well as defensive end. He has early offers from BYU, Utah, and Utah State. 2015 outside linebacker Gaige Kartchner is another prospect on Corner Canyon worth keeping an eye on. Kartchner has a Nevada offer, is a guy being monitored by a lot of schools, including Utah, Michigan State, and BYU.
Saturday: Arizona Western College (Ariz.) at Snow College (Utah) at 11 a.m.
Arizona Western heads into Saturday 2-0 and ranked 10th nationally, Snow isn’t far behind at 1-0 and #12 in the early polls. Both teams are loaded with D1 talent. Dami Ayoola is one of Western’s top weapons, the sophomore running back is committed to Arizona and has looked impressive early on. Darrell Monroe is potentially the top running back for AWC, rushing for 130 yards per game (11.4 ypc), with six total touchdowns. Monroe is only a freshman. Glen Bethel is a 6-6 300 mammoth tackle, paving the way for Ayoola and Monroe. Bethel holds offers from seven schools, including Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, South Florida, and Wake Forest. On defense, Arizona Western features Arizona safety commit, Paul Magloire. Magloire has been solid early on, and is one of the hardest hitters in the WSFL conference. Antonio Kinard has two offers from Cal and Louisville, but should haul in more offers this fall, Kinard is one of the top JC linebackers. For Snow, it starts up front with Zach Lindsay. The 6-7 315 pound offensive tackle is committed to Utah, but is drawing attention from a handful of Pac-12 schools, including Arizona State, who nearly flipped him earlier this summer.
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Gerard Martinez, Regional Recruiting Analyst- Southern California
Friday: Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral at Pasadena (Calif.) Muir at 7 p.m.
Muir is led by USC commitment Taeon Mason, who is a four-star all-purpose player for the Mustangs as a wide receiver, cornerback and kick returner. While committed to USC, Mason says he will still take official visits to UCLA, Arizona State and Fresno State. The Mustangs also feature 2016 tight end Troy Hill. A Muir basketball play with little experience on the gridiron, Hill showed off his 6-foot-5, 225-pound frame in passing league last May. Cathedral features their own all purpose athlete in Cameron Haney. With scholarship offers from ASU, Boise State, Washington, Washington State and others, Haney will undoubtedly match up against Mason one-on-one. But Cathedral will attempt to win this battle in the tranches with players like 6-foot-7, 240-pound defensive end Semi Moala, who carries offers from Miami and Washington State.
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