Prospect Review: Week Eight

UCLA's committed quarterback, Brett Hundley, wins with his legs, after missing a game with injury, and several other recruits have big nights in Week Eight action...

Game of the Week: Corona Centennial def. Norco, 45-0
In a game that was supposed to be a clash of the titans, it turned out to be a laugher for the Huskies, who rode the legs of Barrington Collins and arm of Michael Eubank to a rout of Norco.  The biggest story was Centennial's ability to shut down four-star running back Kelsey Young, and keeping him out of the end zone for the first time all year.  The diminutive Collins ran for five touchdowns and Eubank was 8-for-11 for 165 yards and a touchdown in the win.

Chandler vs. Mountain View, 42-14
Chandler was more than happy to welcome UCLA committed quarterback Brett Hundley into the fold.  Hundley was 12-for-19 for 147 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for162 yards on 17 carries and three more touchdowns in the 28-point win, Hundley's first game in two weeks after being sidelined with an ankle sprain.

Alemany def. Loyola, 31-14
Alemany continued to stay unbeaten, knocking off the Jerry Neuheisel-less Cubs in a Serra League rout.  While Neuheisel still recovers from a severe concussion, the Cubs offense has been led by Jared Baker, who had another big game, but it wasn't enough.  Baker rushed for 128 yards on 17 carries, but 87 of them came on one run.  2012 prospect Kodi Whitfield, who's a receiver as a prospect but hasn't put up the stats with Neuheisel sidelined, had a fumble recovery.

Rancho Bernardo def. San Diego Westview, 41-13
Rancho Bernardo, which features UCLA commit Aaron Wallace, had no problem with a Westview team with a couple of offensive recruits UCLA is watching, offensive tackle Taylor Reich and 2012 tight end Taylor McNamara.  McNamara had three catches for 50 yards but no touchdowns.

Bakersfield Centennial def. Bakersfield, 28-14
UCLA target Mercy Maston and his fellow secondary mates couldn't stop California's top quarterback, USC commit Cody Kessler in a game with league title implications.  Kessler threw for 279 yards on 12-of-19 passing and threw three touchdown passes to keep Centennial unbeaten.

Lakewood def. Long Beach Millikan, 55-7
The Lancers had a big game from junior receiver Malik Gilmore, who made it his week to star for Lakewood, catching five passes for 115 yards and a touchdown while Todd Barr, a UCLA recruit on defense, had a touchdown reception at tight end.  Torian White, a UCLA commit on the Lancers offensive line, helped Lakewood rush for 268 yards.

Stockton Lincoln def. Lodi, 28-17
The Trojans were led by UCLA commit Brandin Cooks, who outshone Stanford commit Jordan Perkins in this battle of Pac-10 commits.  Cooks had eight receptions for 148 yards and a touchdown in the win.

Other UCLA Commits in Action
Plano East and center Jacob Brendel lost to Plano, 38-0. Arvada West and Marc Mustoe topped Boulder, 21-13.  Modesto Christian and tight end Raymond Nelson beat Hughson, 25-2. Los Alamitos and Ben Wysocki beat Newport Harbor, 30-0. 

Other UCLA Offerees in Action
Cornerback Stefan McClure and Vista lost their first game of the season, losing to Mission Hills, 31-28.  Moreno Valley Rancho Verde and tight end Junior Pomee rolled over Ramona, 63-7, with Pomee running for a touchdown.  Christian Heyward and Point Loma fell to Madison, 33-7. Gardena Serra and UCLA offerees Jason Gibson, George Farmer and Marqise Lee dropped Harvard-Westlake, 52-13.  Devon Blackmon and Fontana Summit beat Jurupa Valley, 63-0.  Encino Crespi and Devin Lucien and Jordan Simmons had a bye.

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