Prospect Preview: Week Nine

A number of big games involving UCLA prospects take place this weekend...

Game of the Week: Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei vs. Orange (Calif.) Lutheran
The Lancers have been a perennial thorn in the side of the Monarchs, and the two have always had entertaining games.  This one will feature one UCLA verbal, offensive lineman John Lopez, and one of UCLA's primary targets, Thomas Duarte.  Lopez leads the Lancers offensive line, a line that has helped their running game churn out a ton of yards.  Meanwhile, Duarte is one of the Monarchs' primary offensive weapons, and also helps lead their defense with 2014 prospect Jonathan Lockett.

Redlands (Calif.) vs. Yucaipa (Calif.)
UCLA verbal Craig Lee is expected to play tonight in their game against Yucaipa, after he ran for over 200 yards a week ago but suffered a shoulder injury.

West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade vs. La Canada (Calif.) St. Francis
UCLA just offered Chaminade running back Terrell Newby on Thursday and his first game with a Bruin offer is also his first game since he ran for 360 yards and eight touchdowns a week ago.

Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian vs. Moorpark (Calif.)
The winner of this game earns a spot in the Marmonte League championship game next weekend.  Moorpark has linebacker Tony Mack, who has some FBS offers while the Lions have UCLA verbal Cameron Judge at linebacker, 2014 quarterback Brandon Dawkins, who UCLA is recruiting, and 2015 receiver Darick Holmes (UCLA offer) and lineman Reno Rosene.

Fresno (Calif.) Central vs. Clovis (Calif.) West
Fresno Central features UCLA target Johnny Johnson at one corner, Bruin recruit L.J. Moore at another corner and Hatari Byrd, who committed to Oklahoma.  The Tigers also feature a 2014 prospect with a UCLA offer, receiver Michiah Quick and three other underclassmen they're watching, safety Devon Brewer, defensive lineman Tashon Smallwood and running back Nick Wilson.  All four are members of the Scout 300 for 2014. 

Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde vs. Riverside (Calif.) Arlington
Rancho Verde, led by UCLA commit Poasi Moala and four-star receiver Demorea Stringfellow, take on Arlington in a league game.

Los Angeles (Calif.) Salesian vs. Santa Monica (Calif.) St. Monica
UCLA commit Jermaine Kelly and targets in 2014 Marquis Ware, Jamardre Cobb and Rodney Carr can clinch the Santa Fe League title with a win.

Other UCLA Commits in Action
Bellevue (Wash.) and UCLA pledge Myles Jack meet Mercer Island (Wash.).  Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw and UCLA commit Mossi Johnson, and new UCLA offeree Dominique Hatfield take on West Adams Prep.    Rialto (Calif.) Carter and UCLA verbal Kenneth Clark meet San Bernardino (Calif.) Pacific.  Encinitas (Calif.) La Costa Canyon and commit Scott Quessenberry meet Oceanside (Calif.).  Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial and UCLA verbal Jalen Ortiz meet Glendale (Ariz.) Ironwood.  Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe and UCLA commit Kenny Lacy take on Mesa (Ariz.) Westwood. Fallbrook (Calif.) offensive tackle Sean Dowling plays Escondido (Calif.).  Long Beach (Calif.) Poly and UCLA commit Jayon Brown take on Long Beach (Calif.) Wilson.   Memphis (Tenn.) East offensive tackle Christian Morris meet Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven. Missouri City (Texas) Marshall linebacker Deon Hollins defeated Houston (Texas) Springwood, 60-0 on Thursday.

Brandon is in his eighth year with FOX Sports NEXT, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the FOX Sports NEXT Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the FOX Sports NEXT network since 2003.
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