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Brian Dohn - Northeast Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Englishtown (N.J.) Manalapan at East Brunswick High, 7 p.m.<.i>
Manalapan is 4-0 and Rutgers four-star receiver commit Saeed Blacknall has a team-leading 12 catches for 180 yards and four touchdowns. Class of 2015 Manalapan kicker Mike Caggiano is also on the radar of several schools, including Rutgers and has 17 touchbacks on 27 kickoffs.
Saturday: The Lawrenceville (N.J.) School at Hightstown (N.J.) The Peddie School, 2 p.m.
A matchup of private schools also features a pair of intriguing class of 2015 prospects. Lawrenceville has offensive tackle Grant Newsome, whose offer list includes North Carolina, Duke, Penn State, Rutgers, Virginia and Wake Forest. Peddie is led by defensive end David Ryslik, who is still looking for his first offer.
Sam Hellman- Northeast Recruiting
Friday: Washington (D.C.) St. Albans at Potomac (Md.) Bullis School, 7 p.m.
Bullis school offensive lineman Justin Herron is the prospect to watch Friday night in Potomac. Herron committed to Rutgers early in the summer and was one of the best overall performers the following month at its camp. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Herron ranks in as the No. 72 player at his position in the class of 2014, and chose Rutgers over Boston College and Connecticut. Bullis 2015 running back Devonte Williams holds verbal offers from Buffalo, Temple and Western Michigan. He is also hearing from Penn State. St Albans does not have any prospects with immediate FBS interest.
Saturday: Forestville (Md.) Bishop McNamara at Washington (D.C.) St. John's College High, 2 p.m.
Four-star Bishop McNamara offensive tackle Damian Prince is the biggest name on the gridiron Saturday when the two teams square off. Ranked as the No. 5 player at his position in the 2014 class, Prince continues to trim his list and set up visits. Local Maryland, Ohio State, Alabama, Florida and Florida State are some of the schools in his top 10 drawing interest. McNamara cornerback Reggie Ware has a chance to receive significant late exposure with a strong senior film. The 5-foot-10 cornerback has Maryland and Clemson interest. St. John's College High offers plenty of names at the FBS level, highlighted by 2014 Maryland three-star quarterback commit William Ulmer. Ulmer made the call for nearby Maryland in April over Nebraska, North Carolina, Syracuse and West Virginia. Iowa three-star cornerback Omar Truitt recently returned from his official visit and checks in at No. 42 in the nation at his position. Athletes Denzel Dykes, Devin Williams and Troy Robinson round out the 2014 class for St. John's. Williams, a two-star safety, has primarily Ivy League interest and Robinson, a two-star running back, has interest from Syracuse. Dykes and 2014 two-star athlete Maurice Harley have offers from several smaller schools including Toledo, Ball State, Miami University and William & Mary. St. John's sports multiple 2015 prospects, but defensive back Ayron Monroe is the only one with early verbal offers. Monroe checks in at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds with Maryland and Virginia offers.
Tony Greco - Panther Digest Publisher
Friday: Aliquippa (Pa.) at Beaver Falls (Pa.) at 7 p.m.
It will be a battle of unbeaten 7-0 teams this Friday that will not only decide a conference title, but also a No. 1 seed for the WPIAL Class AA playoffs. Aliquippa is led by four-star prospect Dravon Henry, who has rushed for 737 yards and another 112 receiving with 16 total touchdowns this year. Henry will visit West Virginia this weekend. Also part of the Quips' set of skill players is Terry Swanson, who in addition to Henry's productive year, has rushed for 717 yards and 11 touchdowns. Swanson holds six offers. Two-way lineman Jaleel Fields has eight offers. The host Tigers will counter with their own impressive group of seniors. Running back Damian Rawl leads the way with 829 yards rushing with 10 touchdowns. Javon Turner and Sage Curry are the receiving threats. Curry has had a little interest in West Virginia. Akron commit Brock Boxen, a 6-3, 275-pound force on both sides of the ball, should have a good battle with Fields.
Chad Simmons - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Powder Springs (Ga.) McEachern at Acworth (Ga.) North Cobb
McEachern is undefeated and one of the top teams in Georgia this season, but North Cobb went deep into the playoffs a year ago and could challenge the Indians. Leading the way for North Cobb is junior quarterback Tyler Queen. He is the son of the head coach and he is already committed to Auburn. The top senior is North Carolina commitment Cameron Albright. He is a big safety who could play some linebacker too. McEachern is loaded with prospects and most are underclassmen. 2015 running back Taj Griffin is one of the most explosive prospects in the southeast and he has well over a dozen scholarship offers. Junior offensive tackle Chuma Edoga is one of the top offensive linemen in his class and he has an offer list like Griffin. T.J. Rahming is a speedy slot receiver who makes a lot of big plays. Sophomore defensive tackle Julian Rochester looks like a future national prospect at 6-foot-5, 290 pounds. The senior leaders are quarterback Tymashian Clemons and defensive end Henry Famurewa. Clemons has offers as an athlete and Famurewa is committed to Louisville.
Jamie Newberg - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Weston (Fla.) Cypress Bay vs Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas, 7 p.m.
It will be a tall order for Cypress Bay, as they make the short commute to face one of the state's top programs, St. Thomas Aquinas. Cypress Bay just lost the county's leading rusher Dylan Rupert with an ACL injury and now they will be starting a speedy freshman running back in Mike Epstein. Also lost for the year are Division 1 recruits, wide receiver Kadeem Goulbourne (broken foot) and linebacker Keyon Auguste (broken foot). Cypress Bay will need a huge game from senior defensive backs Deion Hallman and Marquese Dudley-Gordon and junior defensive ends Anthony Bennett and Danny Thomas. Hallman recently de-committed from the Scarlett Knights while Dudley-Gordon holds a slew of offers from teams like Arkansas, Cincinnati, Illinois, Iowa State and Michigan State. Thomas and Bennett are both D1 prospects from the 2015 class. Then you have the Raiders, who are once again loaded from top to bottom. Offensively, they are led by quarterback Wade Freebeck. This 6-foot-3 signal caller is headed to Pitt. Senior three-star recruit Madre London is one of the state's top prospects. He has recently made official visits to Wisconsin and Nebraska and will trip to Michigan State on Saturday. Wide receiver Corey Holmes is headed to Notre Dame while junior Devante Peete will be one of the most sought after receivers in the 2015 class. He already has been offered by Miami, Florida, Alabama and a host of others. Center Nick Linder has committed to Miami and he leads a very large and athletic offensive front that includes Kai Absheer, Tyler Dever, and Ryan Crozier. The defense is terrific on all three levels but the key are the guys up front. Former Gator commit Anthony Moten is having a good senior season and seems to be favoring Miami, FSU and South Carolina at this time. Sophomore defensive lineman Nick Bosa is the younger brother of former five-star and current Ohio State Buckeye Joey Bosa. Of course Urban Meyer has already offered him. Junior safety Tyler Cisrow is a defensive back that will be well thought of in the recruiting circles in the next class. The big name corner for the Raiders defense is Al Harris. He's committed to South Carolina and is expected to return this weekend against Cypress Bay. The guy making waves is junior Natrone Barnes. He made some up plays of late. That's just the tip of the iceberg of the talent at St. Thomas Aquinas. This game will be broadcast on FoxSports1 on Friday night at 7p.m..
Michael Clark -
Atlantic Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Pittsboro (N.C.) Northwood vs. Durham (N.C.) Southern
This is a conference showdown between two teams with high-powered offenses. Northwood is 6-1 and Southern is 5-2. Northwood is led by two juniors – quarterback Ti Pinnix and wide receiver Jalen Smith. Pinnix has thrown for 2,100 yards and 21 touchdowns, while Smith has 925 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns. Southern is led by three-star wide receiver and North Carolina State commit Maurice Trowell and junior quarterback Kendall Hinton. Hinton has passed for nearly 1,500 yards and 14 touchdowns, while Trowell has 630 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns. Southern also features talented 2015 running back William Cameron.
Patrick Burnham - Regional Recruiting Analyst
Friday, October 18th: Jacksonville (Fla.) Ribault at Jacksonville (Fla.) Forrest at 7:00 p.m.
Jacksonville Forrest (1-6) host Jacksonville Ribault (4-2) on Friday night in a game that features several FBS and FCS level recruits. Ribault is led by senior quarterback D.J.Gillins who is having a great season. The 6-foot-3 and 190-pound signal caller has been committed to Wisconsin since this summer. Gillins has shown no ill-effects from a knee injury which prevented him from playing in all but one game as a junior. Senior linebacker Jakob Johnson and senior defensive end Marvin Maddox lead Ribault on defense. Johnson is 6-foot-4 and 245-pounds and has several BCS schools interested in him including Tennessee. Maddox is 6-foot-2and 215-pounds and has been hearing from several FBS and FCS programs. Forrest is still trying to find it's form in 2013 and is led by sophomore quarterback Amari Dubose who is 5-foot-10 and 170-pounds. Dubose leads the team in passing and is third on the team in rushing. Defensively Forrest is led by senior linebacker Noah Freeman who leads the team in tackles.
John Garcia Jr. - Southeast Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Northport (Ala.) Tuscaloosa County at Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Hillcrest at 7:00 p.m.
All eyes will be locked in when Tuscaloosa County has the ball in this one for several reasons but primarily because of the middle linebacker that will pace the opposition, in Hillcrest standout Keith Holcombe. The three-star Alabama legacy and commitment has had a banner year, though the Tuscaloosa County offense is one of the more balanced units they'll face this fall. Junior quarterback Seth Franks already has an offer from Jacksonville State to his name, though he may have SEC or ACC talent at 6-foot-1, 178 pounds. He impressed at camps over the summer in Tuscaloosa as well as at Southern Miss among others. He has several decent targets, perhaps led by possession senior Tameron Smith, who is also a very good blocker. The offense of late, however, has been paced by junior running back Derrick Burns, who had 226 yards and three touchdowns a week ago. He is small in stature at 5-foot-8, 165 pounds, but is very good laterally and in space.
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Allen Trieu - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Detroit (Mich.) King vs Detroit (Mich.) Mumford at 5 p.m.
King has several major prospects including seniors Jalen Embry, an Iowa commit and Avonte Maddox, who is committed to Pittsburgh. Maddox has put together a huge season and is moving up the rankings. He may have schools coming in looking to poach him from the Panthers. Junior linebacker Tyriq Thompson has several BCS offers to his name and there are indications that more are on their way. For Mumford, senior offensive lineman Antoine Bacon holds an offer from Southern Miss.
Friday: Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech vs East English Village Prep (Mich.) at 7 p.m.
Cass Tech has a roster full of prospects. In the senior class, cornerback Damon Webb is committed to Ohio State, linebacker Deon Drake is committed to Michigan State, defensive end Brian Sanders has pledged to Bowling Green, and fullback Gary Hosey is committed to Eastern Michigan, while linebacker William White and tight end Chris McDaniel both hold Division-1 offers. Junior running back Mike Weber has had a big season and is one of the top 2015 prospects in the country. Defensive end-offensive tackle Joshua Alabi is another junior with major BCS offers, while quarterback Jayru Campbell committed to Michigan State over the summer. Then you have the sophomore class, where cornerback Lavert Hill, defensive tackle Michael Onwenu, wide receiver Demetric Vance and others are already being recruited. East English has several prospects as well including junior quarterback Anton Curtis and defensive end Kamahl March. Sophomore wide receiver Armani Posey has Division-1 potential and freshman offensive lineman Emani Mason may end up as one of the best prospects in the state for his class.
Bill Greene - Ohio Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Westerville Central at Westerville South at 7:30 p.m.
One of the top rivalries in Central Ohio kicks off Thursday night when Central heads to South. Central is led by starting offensive lineman Nick Richardson, a Kentucky commit. Senior cornerback Eldin Anu holds a Kent State offer and will be called upon to shadow wide receiver Torrod Carter of South. Carter holds eight offers including Minnesota, Kentucky and Indiana. Another Kentucky commit, Darryl Long, leads the South cause from his tight end position.
Friday: Shaker Heights at Elyria at 7:30 p.m.
Shaker Heights has a loaded roster, filled with players holding BCS offers. Senior linebacker Joseph Henderson is the top player, and the Tennessee commit is playing at a high level. Senior wide receiver Odell Spencer is committed to Bowling Green, but he recently picked up an offer from Cincinnati. Senior offensive lineman Ja'merez Bowen also holds several offers, including UCLA and Kentucky.
Saturday: Cleveland St. Ignatius at Lakewood St. Edward at 7:30 p.m.
The "Holy War" is one of the top rivalries in Ohio, featuring two of the more respected programs in the state. St. Ignatius has been hard by injuries his season, with the most devastating being the knee injury suffered by four-star linebacker Kyle Berger (Ohio State commit). Indiana commit Dameon Willis has played impressively all season, as has senior wide receiver Michael Siragusa. St. Edward might be the most talented team in the state of Ohio, and much of that talent is in the junior class. Twins Andrew Dowell and David Dowell are both four-star athletes, at tailback and wide receiver respectively. Junior four-star cornerback Shaun Crawford (Michigan commit) impacts every football game he plays in and he can hurt people in the return game, on offense with the football, or in the defensive backfield.
Dave Berk - Ohio Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Wyoming (Ohio) vs. Mariemont (Ohio) at 7:00 p.m. TV: FOX Sports Ohio Game of the Week (delay)
Both teams enter this big Cincinnati Hills League match-up with 5-2 overall records. Wyoming holds a one game advantage in conference play over Mariemont who will look to Jon Bezney to lead the way on both sides of the ball. The 6-foot-6, 275-pound Bezney remains uncommitted as he's looking harder at academics than football with an offer from Vanderbilt while also considering Yale and Harvard. Wyoming will counter with Ohio pledge Jalen Fox and senior quarterback Will Marty who has thrown for 1,295 yards and 20 touchdowns on the season. Senior Griffin O'Gara has posted 10 sacks on the season to go with 51 tackles.
Friday: Centerville (Ohio) vs. Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne at 7:00 p.m. Heidkamp Stadium
Both teams enter this rivalry game with matching 6-1 records. Centerville junior running back Damiam Popp has rushed for 1,426 yards and 17 touchdowns for the Elks this season. Illinois pledge Tito Odenigbo has posted 20 tackles (4.5 sacks) on the season on defense. Wayne will look to junior quarterback D'Mitrik Trice to lead the offensive attack. Trice has thrown for 1,695 yards and 20 touchdowns on the season with only two interceptions. Under the radar receiver Tristan Davis is the main target and has pulled down 48 receptions for 749 yards and 10 touchdowns this fall. On defense, Wayne will look to Kentucky pledge Dorian Hendrix and Michigan pledge Tyree Kinnel to slow down the Elks running attack that has already posted 2,970 yards on the season.
Simone Scott -
Midwest Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Powell (Ohio) Olentangy Liberty vs. Hilliard (Ohio) Davidson at 7:30 p.m.
Sitting at 7-0, Hilliard Davidson is one of Central Ohio's top teams. On Friday night, they'll be taking on a talented Olentangy Liberty squad. Although Olentangy Liberty holds a 4-3 record, they've only lost one in-conference game and are coming off of a 66-0 win over Westland. Leading the way for Olentangy Liberty is senior offensive tackle Luke Callahan. Callahan, a Cincinnati commit, along with senior Marshall Davis, who holds interest from Akron, Cincinnati and Indiana, are hoping to slow down Davidson's run. Senior running back/ defensive back Phillipie Motley, who is a Pittsburgh commit, has been very successful so far this season and is a big reason why his team is undefeated. Also look for running back Markus Bailey to help the run attack.
Beth Long -
Midwest Recruiting Reporter
Friday: Lincoln-Way East (Ill.) at Bolingbrook (Ill.) at 7:30 p.m.
Bolingbrook's 2013 season is going an awful lot like the 2011 season where the team captured the Illinois 8A state title. So far on the season, the Raiders are 7-0 and face a tough test with Lincoln-Way East who reached the 7A title game last season. Lincoln-Way East is 6-1 on the season and looking to keep the momentum rolling as two of the best teams in the state meet Friday night. Bolingbrook is led by four-star defensive back Parrker Westphal who has recently taken visits to Michigan State and Vanderbilt, and is lining up all over the field for the Raiders. They also feature junior defensive end Micah Dew-Treadway and sophomore linebacker Tuf Borland -- both of who have received a lot of division one attention. Lincoln-Way East boasts Illinois offensive lineman commit Nick Allegretti as a strong and definite leader of the team.
Ryan Easterling -
Friday - Frankfort (IL) Lincoln-Way East at Bolingbrook (IL):
These two teams have been rivals of sorts the last couple of years, and both teams feature division one talent. For Lincoln-Way East, senior offensive lineman Nick Allegretti, an Illinois commit and Army All-American Bowl selection, leads his team from his center position. Bolingbrook, which is the alma mater of Florida's Antonio Morrison as well as Illinois' Aaron Bailey and Robbie Bain, has yet another senior ready to make the leap to D1 in cornerback Parrker Westphal. Westphal doesn't see too many passes come his way, and the Bolingbrook offense doesn't throw much at all. Both teams are predicated on powering ahead in the run game. An emerging prospect for Bolingbrook on defense is DL Micah Dew-Treadway, who could fit in both the defensive end and defensive tackle spots. He holds an early offer from Mississippi State and is receiving interest from several other division one schools. This matchup is always smashmouth and I expect nothing different this time around.
Sam Webb -
Friday: Woodbridge (Va.) High at Woodbridge (Va.) C.D. Hylton
Scout's #1 DE prospect in 2014 and the top player on Michigan's board, 5-star Da'Shawn Hand (down to Michigan, Alabama, and Florida) vs 2015 4-star offensive tackle Matthew Burrell. Burrell holds offers from a number of BCS powers and is fielding Michigan interest. Off the field Hand and Burrell are friends. On the field Friday they will be foes. Should be a great contest.
Josh Newkirk -
Friday: Beverly Hills (Mich.) Detroit Country Day at Belleville (Mich.) at 7 p.m.
Detroit Country Day (4-3) travels to Belleville (5-2) as both teams are trying to earn trips to the state playoffs. Country Day features a pair of 2014 BCS prospects in Rutgers quarterback commit Tyler Wiegers and Michigan wide receiver commit Maurice Ways. The pass-catch combo of Wiegers and Ways is one of the best in the state. Wiegers possesses a strong arm and throws with nice touch, and moves fairly well in the pocket. He stands at 6-foot-3, 195-pounds, and the Scarlet Knights fan base should be excited once he lands on campus. Ways, who committed to Michigan in the spring, is a very physical wide receiver. He stands at 6-foot-4, 190-pounds, and can really can go up and get the ball. Having size and strength is never a bad thing for a wide out and Ways has it.
Greg Powers - National Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Frisco (Texas) Centennial vs. Frisco (Texas) Wakeland at Toyota Stadium at 7:00 p.m. CST
This is an in-town battle for supremacy and a solid rivalry game. With one loss already it is a big game for Wakeland, if they want to have a chance to win the District. The defense is led by Northwestern commitment Noah Westerfield, while junior wide receiver Justice Williams has been putting up nice numbers on offense. Centennial is an interesting team. After two seasons of undefeated regular season ball may thought they would take a step back after losing a number of division one prospects, but they keep plugging along. New quarterback Kelly Cordova has put up big numbers and some receivers have emerged. Division one prospect Stoney Hawkins is now playing both ways at linebacker and tight end. Keep an eye on 2016 prospect Raleigh Texada, the younger brother of TCU defensive back Ranthony Texada. Centennial is the favorite to win, but you just never know in a rivalry game such as this.
Ahmard Vital - Midlands Recruiting Analyst
Friday, October 18: Spring (Tex.) Dekaney vs. Spring (Tex.) Klein Collins at 7 p.m. CST
In the think of district play, both teams need to come away with a win to likely stay alive in the playoff race. With each having three losses in league play, these teams will probably rely on its top guys to make lots of plays in this match up. For Klein Collins, three-star athlete Jordan Thomas is the one who has the ball in his hands most, as a quarterback or at receiver. The Northwestern commit leads in both statistical categories. Defensively, Klein Collins has a solid group with secondary players Jeremy Winchester (Cal) and Frankie Griffin (six FBS offers) will be patrolling the back end while linebacker Isaiah Santos is good as well. Dekaney is also looking to turn things around, seeking its third win. If a play is to be made offensively, it will likely include running back Demarcus Felton. The Texas Tech commit Felton has close to 900 yards on the season. On defense, ends Jerard Carter and Isadore Outing (Cal) are players to watch.
Saturday, October 19: Houston (Tex.) Eisenhower vs. Houston (Tex.) Alief Taylor at 6 p.m. CST
Both teams have its share of star players, but neither has produce huge numbers on offense. Both have solid ground games, which will be needed as each are looking to find its place in the postseason. For Eisenhower, Donald Catalon has had a pretty good year, though teams have been stingy in not letting the Texas commit get loose too often. Rotating between quarterback and wide receiver, Trevion Roberts has put up good numbers rushing and receiving. Roberts is an Oklahoma State commitment. Sticking with that program, there are a couple players for Taylor who will be playing with Roberts on the next level with wide receiver Keenen Brown and cornerback Chris Hardeman. Brown is the go-to in the passing game and Hardeman is known to man up the opponent's top receiver. Also in the secondary, safety Josh Kalu, who recently committed to Nebraska, is active on the back end as is Kenneth McGruder, a 2015 watch player.
Erin Hartigan - Midlands Field Reporter
Thursday: Dallas (Texas) Carter vs. Dallas (Texas) South Oak Cliff at 7:00 p.m.
John Kincaide Stadium Thursday night sets the scene for a pair of reignited programs in the state of Texas, two of three unbeatens in District 11-4A, both with explosive offense and dominant defense, when Dallas Carter and Dallas South Oak Cliff and their load of prospects square off. Carter is led by the contagious energy of Texas middle linebacker commitment Cameron Hampton, and the speed of 4.3-forty-clocking SMU wide receiver verbal Jordan Ingram and running back Corey Avery with offers from Ohio State, Nebraska and Baylor among others. Avery has rushed for 1,060 yards and 11 touchdowns through six games, with six catches for 101 and a score. Ingram has taken 16 catches for 418 yards and ten touchdowns. South Oak Cliff prides itself on defense, in fact scoring nearly as many defensive touchdowns as offensive this season. Defensive end Silvester Hayes, with double digit offers, highlights this unit with defensive backs Jyaz Jones (Iowa) and 2015 four-star Jamile Johnson with offers from Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Arkansas and strong interest from Texas, Texas A&M and Baylor. SOC's 2015 four-star running back Jordan Stevenson committed to Texas Sunday following the Longhorns' 36-20 upset win over Oklahoma. He continues to lead the offensive attack alongside North Texas receiver commit Fonzale Davis-- Stevenson with 806 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground, Davis having taken 32 catches for 603 and seven. Show is set for 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Dallas' John Kincaide Stadium.
Brandon Huffman - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds vs. Oakland (Calif.) Fremont at 3:00 p.m.
The Oakland Athletic League opens with a contest between three-time defending champion McClymonds. Mac hasn't lost a league game since 2009 and has won 15 straight league games over three years. Their top prospect is Washington commit Lavon Washington, who plays safety for the Warriors as well as receiver.
Friday: Oakley (Calif.) Freedom vs. Brentwood (Calif.) Heritage at 7 p.m.
The West's top running back, Freedom five-star Joe Mixon, is the headliner in this Bay Valley League game. Both teams are looking for their first win, and Mixon finally gets a free weekend after taking official visits the last three weekends to Washington, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, so he can focus in the game without worrying about recruiting. Defensively, Patrick Choudja, who has a handful of offers, leads Freedom. Opening holes for Mixon is 2015 lineman Dominic Fredrickson.
Saturday: San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian vs. San Mateo
(Calif.) Serra at 7 p.m.
A West Catholic Athletic League matchup features two of the best in Silicon Valley. Valley Christian is led by 2015 running back Kirk Johnson, who will run behind Mountain West recruit Charles Nelson. Serra is without four-star defensive end Matt Dickerson, a Notre Dame commit, who is out till November with a shoulder injury but Hamilton Anoa'i leads their defense and has a handful of offers as a linebacker.
Greg Biggins - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade at Gardena (Calif.) Serra at 7 p.m.
This game will feature over double digit BCS prospects in what is easily the biggest game of the weekend. Chamindade is led by quarterback Brad Kaaya, a Miami commit who was just recently offered by UCLA and USC. He's currently rated the No. 3 signal caller in the West. Two-way standout Donovan Lee does it all for the Eagles and has been their best player this season. He'll line up at running back, receiver, corner and safety and is easily among the most under-rated players in the state. Colorado has offered and leads at this time. Safety Jojo McIntosh is a UCLA commit and one of the top five safeties in the West region. Junior offensive lineman Bar Milo is a national recruit who should have his pick of just about any school he wants when he's a senior. He's rated No. 125 in the 2015 Scout 300. Super sophomore Dymond Lee, brother of Donovan, is an explosive playmaker at wide receiver and already holds an offer from Miami. Linebacker Rick Gamboa is a Colorado commit and the heart and soul of the Eagles defense. For Serra, all eyes will be on athlete Adoree Jackson. Jackson is the top prospect in the West and the No. 5 rated player in the Scout 100. He's a tremendous prospect at corner or receiver and is a dynamic return man as well. Quarterback Jalen Greene is a Boise State commit and one of the top dual-threat signal callers in the west. Wide out Jordan Lasley has made huge strides in the last year and is now considered one of the top receivers in the West. He committed to UCLA but was recently offered by his childhood favorite USC. Junior linebacker John Houston could end up the best defensive player the Cavs have produced. He's the No. 3 rated player in the 2015 West Coast class and No. 16 nationally. Speaking of linebackers, no one has emerged faster than Olajuwon Tucker. Tucker is good for a handful of big plays every game and was just offered by USC last week. Junior defensive lineman Rasheem Green is another 2015 Scout 100 member and is currently rated the 24 player in the class. Joining Jackson in the secondary is talented safety Glen Ihenacho, a top five player at his position in the West and super sophomore Brandon Burton, who has missed most of the season with an injury but has unlimited upside.
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.
St. John Bosco is ranked No. 8 nationally in the FOX Top 50, and had their most impressive performance of the year in their 56-12 dismantling of Santa Margarita last week. Bosco's 5-Star junior quarterback Josh Rosen has certainly played up to the advanced billing the last couple of weeks while three way playmaker Jaleel Wadood (Cal) has been a highlight reel in his own right. Bosco over a dozen D1 prospects on the field. Here is a look at more of them: St. John Bosco Prospects
Orange Lutheran moved up to No. 14 in the CIF-SS Top 20 after knocking off previously undefeated JSerra in convincing fashion. The headline recruit for Orange Lutheran is rangy defensive end Keisean Lucier-South, who is rated the No. 2 defensive end in the nation for the Class of 2015. Quarterback Luke Langdon has been a magician running the triple option this season.
Pomona (Calif.) Diamond Ranch at Diamond Bar (Calif.) at 7 p.m. Live Stream: Prepzone
Diamond Ranch features big offensive lineman Kammy Delp (6'4/280) as the anchor of their offensive line. He has helped senior Will Bryan rush for roughly 125 yards per game on the season. Diamond Bar's top playmakers are in the junior class including Snoop Dog's son Cordell Broadus who is the No. 6 receiver in the Class of 2015 and defensive back prospect Kanya Bell who is also a junior.
Lakewood (Calif.) at Long Beach (Calif.) Poly at 7 p.m. Live Stream: Prepzone
Some of the players in Southern California are so good they go by one name. JuJu is one of those guys. Juju Smith is one of the top playmakers on both sides of the ball in the country for Long Beach Poly. He and 5-Star junior cornerback Iman Marshall form the best defensive back tandem in the nation. Most of the players who would have been at Lakewood now star at St. John Bosco, but linebacker Jared Joseph will get a lot of action. Joseph has offers from Nevada and UTEP.
Palos Verdes (Calif.) at Manhattan Beach (Calif.) Mira Costa at 7 p.m. Live Stream: Prepzone
This should be the best game of the night in the battle for the Bay League. The winner of this game is in the driver's seat for the Bay League Championship. Mira Costa is coming off of a big win against West Torrance last week, and Palos Verdes has won three in a row since dropping a heartbreaking one point loss at Newport Harbor.
- Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy Prep at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral at 7 p.m.
Multiple division-one prospects will take the field in this game. Brophy is not having the season that many expected, part of that is because quarterback/safety Brian Woodward is out with an injury. The Broncos' top prospect is big offensive lineman Austin Hall, who has committed to Stanford. Chaparral has an explosive offense led by Arizona State commit Tyler Whiley. Whiley has lined up all over the field for the Firebirds this year, playing quarterback in the wildcat, running back, wide receiver as well as defensive back. Tight end Trevor Wood is back to full strength and has been impressive after missing his entire junior season with an injury. Wide receiver Israel Simpson is a very underrated weapon opposite of Whiley. Chaparral has a fine offensive lineman as well. Junior Keenan Walker is one of the top tackle prospects nationally in the 2015 class.
Friday: Phoenix (Ariz.) Thunderbird at Phoenix (Ariz.) Washington at 7 p.m.
The winner of this game will be the front-runner for the section title. Thunderbird wide receiver Adam Turner has come out of no where. The junior has caught 40 passes this year and scored eight times. Washington's top prospect is two-way lineman Tony Castro. Junior running back Antwain Marlowe has emerged as one of the top players in division-three.