Prospect Preview: Week Three

A look at the week three matchups featuring UCLA commits and targets throughout the country...

Game of the Week: Corona Centennial at Mission Hills Alemany
It's out of the fire and in to the frying pan for Centennial as they're coming off of their first loss against Long Beach Poly. The Huskies are still a juggernaut on offense with quarterback Robert Webber using his arm and legs to hurt opponents, and running back Tre Watson (Cal) should find more open running lanes against Alemany than he did against the Jackrabbits. UCLA receiver commitment Barry Ware also looks to rebound after being held without a catch by Iman Marshall and Poly. Viane Talamaivao (Alabama) is a people mover on the offensive line. The defense led by yet another Boise State commitment Jaylen Johnson began to gel against Poly. Alemany's defense has gotten off to a great start in its first three games. Defensive back Quentin Tartabull spearheads the defense this year, and next year he's headed to Cal. Quarterback Alif Grayes is a steady hand with a good arm and quick release. He has a host of weapons to throw to including the nation's No. 3 junior receiver Desean Holmes.

Bellflower St. John Bosco vs. Los Angeles Loyola
The roster of St. John Bosco (3-0) is loaded with division one talent and the No. 4 nationally ranked Braves shouldn't have any trouble getting past Loyola (1-2) on Friday night. St. John Bosco's offense is led by 2015 No. 2 rated quarterback Josh Rosen. Rosen is protected by one of the strongest offensive lines in the country anchored by top-rated offensive guard Damien Mama. Rosen is continuing to pick up scholarship offers, his latest from Notre Dame, to bring his total to 12. Mama is closing in on his list of favorite schools and has three official visits set so far this fall including trips to Alabama, Notre Dame and Wisconsin. On defense the Braves boast some of the best players from Southern California who are committed to Pac-12 programs, including defensive end Malik Dorton (USC), cornerback Naijiel Hale (Arizona) as well as safety Jaleel Wadood (California).

Gardena Serra vs. Los Angeles Dorsey
Serra will take on City Section power Dorsey and has all the players, eight with UCLA offers, including committed receiver Jordan Lasley, as well as five-star cornerback Adoree Jackson, four-star linebacker Dwight Williams, three-star safety Glenn Ihenacho, 2015 five-star linebacker John Houston, 2015 four-star defensive lineman Rasheem Green and 2015 four-star running back Malik Roberson (who is out for the year with an ACL injury) as well 2016 safety Brandon Burton.  Dorsey has three-star safety David Williams.

Orange Lutheran vs. Long Beach Cabrillo
The Lancers are led by one of the nation's elite 2015 prospects in defensive end Keisean Lucier-South. The 5-star prospect has offers from several Pac 12 programs including Arizona, California, Oregon, UCLA, USC and Washington along with national programs like Miami, Tennessee and Texas. Linebacker Aisea Tongilava is a San Jose State commit and one of the fastest 'backers in the state. He ran a 4.58-40 at the SoCal NIKE Camp and earned all-Trinity League honors last season. Cabrillo is led by one of the top wide receivers in the West, Washington commit Rashead Johnson. Johnson is an electric playmaker and is off to a fast start this year with 28 catches through three games. San Jose State commit Darren Gardenhire is making plays on offense, defense and special teams. He'll play for safety for the Spartans but can make big plays at receiver and in the return game as well. Another receiver to watch is Jerin Scroggins, younger brother of Arizona quarterback Jesse Scroggins. Scroggins, an off-season transfer from Lakewood, is a solid route runner with good hands.

El Cerrito vs. Moraga Campolindo
El Cerrito is led by new UCLA commit Adarius Pickett, who had two interceptions in the opener and scored twice a week ago and he's joined by teammate D.J. Calhoun, a USC commit who UCLA was recruiting heavily (and now Pickett is). 

Corona Santiago vs. Santa Fe Springs
The Sharks will be led on defense by UCLA commit Ron Robinson and at quarterback, 2015 passer Blake Barnett, who camped with UCLA this summer and was at UCLA's opener against Nevada.

Fresno Central vs. El Diamante
UCLA has their sights set on five-star receiver Michiah Quick, who's come alive in the past two games.  Central defensive tackle Tashon Smallwoood has decommitted from USC, where he's been committed since February, and UCLA is still recruiting him, and he's openly expressed that the Bruins are in his top five.

Compton Centennial vs. Compton Dominguez
With newly committed cornerback Denzel Fisher, the Apaches look to get their second win of the season when they face crosstown foe Dominguez, which boasts Uriah Leiataua, the younger brother of former UCLA lineman Shannon Tevaga and Sonny Tevaga and UCLA is watching him.

Carmel (Ind.) vs. Indianapolis (Ind.) Lawrence North
Carmel features one of the best wide receivers in the state, senior Austin Roberts, who is committed to UCLA. Carmel signal-caller junior Isaac James holds an offer from Indiana.

Other UCLA Targets in Action
Oakley (Calif.) Freedom running back Joe Mixon faces San Leandro (Calif.).  Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks receiver Alex Van Dyke will play Elk Grove (Calif.) Franklin.  Pomona (Calif.) Diamond Ranch offensive lineman Kammy Delp takes on Montebello (Calif.) Schurr.  Lompoc (Calif.) defensive tackle Ainuu Taua goes against Goleta (Calif.) Dos Pueblos.  Newhall Hart with 2015 quarterback Brady White and 2015 receiver Trent Irwin will play Bakersfield Ridgeview.

Thursday Action
West Hills Chaminade and UCLA commit Jojo McIntosh defeated Oaks Christian, 21-14.  Auburn, with UCLA commit Antreal Allen and target Rashaan Evans beat Montgomery Lanier, 52-26.


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