Prospect Preview: Week Three

A look at the games featuring UCLA commits and prospects over the weekend, including a big battle in Ventura County between two powerhouse programs...

Game of the Week: Ventura St. Bonaventure at Westlake Village Oaks Christian at 7:00 p.m. on
The co-champs from the Marmonte League, the two private school powers in Ventura County, meet in a rematch of their classic last year, where Oaks rallied from a fourth-quarter, double-digit deficit. The Seraphs are led by quarterback Marc Evans, athlete Shaun Wick, defensive end Ben Dixon and 2013 running back Zachary Green. Oaks is paced by Arizona State commit Carlos Mendoza at linebacker, and he'll split running back duties with four-star cornerback Ishmael Adams, one of UCLA's primary targets. Four-star receiver Jordan Payton is the centerpoint of Oaks' offense.

Orange Lutheran vs. La Habra
The Highlanders lost a heartbreaker last week to one Trinity League school in Servite, but will try to even their record against schools from that league when they take on Orange Lutheran.  La Habra is led by UCLA verbal Aaron Porter, who had a monster game against Servite, with three sackes.  OLu is led up front by 2013 UCLA offer holder John Lopez.

Long Beach Poly vs. Mission Viejo
The Jackrabbits feature five Arizona State commits, receiver Josiah Blandin, receiver Richard Smith, cornerback Randall Goforth, linebacker Salamo Fiso and linebacker Matthew Rowe and top 2013 defensive back David Price, and UCLA is still trying with a few of them.  The Diablos are led by one of the best offensive lines in the region, headed by three-star Colby Cyburt, a major UCLA target and Austin Maass (San Diego State commit). 

Mission Hills Alemany vs. West Hills Chaminade at 10 p.m. on FSN Prime Ticket
Fresh off a loss to Riverside North, Alemany, led by UCLA commit Jerico Richardson and 2013 UCLA target Steven Mitchell take on Valley rival Chaminade in this weeks FSN Game of the Week.

Encino Crespi at Palisades
Crespi, behind four-star offensive linemen Jordan Simmons and under-recruited three-star wide receiver Chris Harper as well as 2013 Crespi safety Tyler Foreman, visit Palisades in an intersectional matchup.

Gardena Serra vs. Mira Costa
The Cavs are led by UCLA commit Raymond Ford, who hopes to be back from an injury this week, as well as a couple of UCLA recruits like Thomas Brown and Kache Palacio and they'll visit Wilmington Banning.

Chula Vista Eastlake vs. Spring Valley Steele Canyon
Steele Canyon is led by UCLA commit Mario Yakoo in the trenches and three-star receiver/safety Chanceller James, a Boise State commit, is Steele Canyon's top skill prospect and they face San Diego powerhouse Chula Vista Eastlake, one of the top teams in California.

Euless Trinity vs. Colleyville Heritage
A loaded Euless Trinity squad features 4-stars: OG Hiva Lutui (UCLA), DE Polo Manukainiu (Oklahoma), and LB Brian Nance (who has narrowed his Top Three to Baylor, Oklahoma and USC.) Trinity also brings big 2013 prospects- receiver Jason Reese, and defensive ends Sam Tevi and Gaius Vaenuku. Colleyville Heritage QB Cody Thomas is certainly one to watch, as he's thrown for more than 1100 yards and 13 TDs in just the first four games this season.

Honolulu Punahou vs. Honolulu Damien
Punahou, led by UCLA commit Steven Lakalaka and UCLA target DeForest Buckner, a four-star defensive end as well as 2013 linebacker Isaac Savaiinaea take on city rivals Damien.

Other UCLA Commits in Action
Kona (Hawaii) Kealakehe and running back Psalm Wooching play Waiakea . Bear (Dele.) Red Lion Christian defensive end Eli Ankou takes on Youngstown (Ohio) Cardinal Mooney.  Diablo Valley (Calif.) College defensive end Morgan Breslin takes on Sierra.  Corona Santiago and Isaiah Folasa have a bye.

Other UCLA Offerees in Action
Los Angeles Dorsey and linebacker Jeremiah Allison play an intersectional matchup with Redlands East Valley. Puyallup and Joshua Garnett face Kentwood, the alma mater of UCLA basketball player Joshua Smith.

Other UCLA Recruits in Action
Chatsworth Sierra Canyon and quarterback Tyler Stewart take on Tri-City Christian of San Diego.

Thursday Night Results
Fresno Bullard and UCLA commit Ian Taubler beat Clovis East, 47-34

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