Prospect Preview: Week Eight

A look at the weekend's games featuring UCLA commits and prospects, with a big battle in the Serra League...

Game of the Week: Mission Hills Alemany vs. Encino Crespi at 7:30 p.m.
UCLA commit Jerico Richardson and 2013 elite prospect Steven Mitchell, who has a UCLA offer, take on Crespi, who features USC commit Jordan Simmons and three-star receiver Chris Harper, in a game that UCLA coaches are expected to be at.

Santa Fe St. Paul vs. Gardena Serra
Serra looks to keep it's long league winning streak alive, and they'll do so against St. Paul.  Serra is paced by UCLA commit Raymond Ford, who will visit Arizona State this weekend, SMU commit Kache Palacio, and camp phenom Thomas Brown at linebacker.

Westlake Village Oaks Christian vs. Simi Valley 7:00 p.m.
Oaks Christian, behind UCLA target Ishmael Adams, tries to stay alive in the Marmonte League when they meet Simi Valley, who's top prospect is San Jose State commit Jordan Thiel.

Westlake at Newbury Park
The Warriors look to stay unbeaten and keep their CIF State Bowl hopes alove.  A defense featuring UCLA commit Dashon Hunt (2013) and Colorado commit Justin Solis will look to shut down the Panthers while Westlake's offense is led by quarterback Justin Moore, a 2013 prospect, who's stock is skyrocketing.

Temecula Great Oak vs. Vista Murrieta
Vista Murrieta has Southern California's top 2013 prospect, Su'a Cravens, who has a UCLA offer, as well as four-star defensive end Jeremy Castro, a recent commit to Oregon that UCLA is still trying with. 

Bakersfield West vs. Bakersfield Ridgeview
Ridgeview looks to stay unbeaten behind UCLA commit Shannon Edwards, who's been starring on both sides of the ball, and will have to carry a bigger load with quarterback Tyler Ferguson out with a broken collarbone.

Buena Park vs. La Habra
In a key Freeway League game, La Habra looks to stay undefeated in league play behind UCLA pledge Aaron Porter, but they'll have their work cut out for them against Buena Park, who's headlined by Josh Tupou, an offensive lineman who has offers from Colorado and San Jose State, as well as quarterback J.J. Christy.

Other UCLA Commits in Action
Fresno Bullard and Bruin pledge Ian Taubler take on Madera.  La Habra and UCLA verbal Aaron Porter meet Fullerton in Freeway League play.  Spring Valley Steele Canyon and UCLA commit Mario Yakoo face West Hills.  Kona (Hawaii) Kealakehe and running back Psalm Wooching play Hilo.  Bear (Dele.) Red Lion Christian defensive end Eli Ankou takes on Valley Forge Military (Penn.).  Diablo Valley (Calif.) College defensive end Morgan Breslin takes on West Hills.   Euless (Texas) Trinity and UCLA verbals Hiva Lutui and Laiu Moeakiola have a bye. 

Thursday Night Results
Honolulu Punahou and UCLA commit Steven Lakalaka and recruit Ka'imi Fairbairn defeated Honolulu St. Louis, 31-19.  Fresno Bullard and Bruin verbal Ian Taubler beat Sanger, 28-13.  Riverside J.W. North beat Corona Santiago and UCLA verbal Isaiah Folasa, 37-21.

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