Prospect Preview: CIF Playoffs Round One

A look at the playoff matchups featuring UCLA commits and targets...

Game of the Week:  Long Beach Poly vs. Orange Lutheran
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. Defensive back Cory Hollowell is another player to watch. The corner has looked strong in coverage all season. The offensive line is huge up front led by offensive guard Kavienga Tuitahi, one of the most under-recruited sleepers in the state. Poly is surging late as they always do and is led by national top 10 prospect Juju Smith. Smith will line up at safety, receiver and even some running back and is a major difference maker on both sides of the ball. Junior Iman Marshall is a 5-star recruit in the 2015 class and will bounce between safety and corner. In an amazing stat, Marshall went the whole season without giving up a single catch. After battling injuries, safety Elijah Moody, a Nevada commitment, has come on strong and can play the run and the pass. The Poly defensive line is very tough led by tackle Jason Fao and 2015 Scout 300 member Joseph Wicker. Quarterback Tai Tiedamann has a live arm and Christian Pabico is an underrated receiver target.

Bellflower St. John Bosco vs. Agoura
Bosco has an embarrassment of riches with 13 players holding Div I offers. Jaleel Wadood is the No. 3 corner in the west but the California commit will play safety for the Braves and is one of the most dynamic players in the region. Naijiel Hale, the No. 5 corner in the region, has committed to Arizona and rush end Malik Dorton, among the state's top pass rushers, has committed to USC. Wide out Shay Fields recently switched his commitment from Boise State to USC and cornerback Chandler Hawkins has committed to Air Force. The top recruit on the team is massive offensive lineman Damien Mama. Mama is the nation's top guard prospect and has his choice of any school in the country. Jacob Tuioti-Mariner has gained 20 pounds since last season and has established himself as one of the region's premier defensive lineman and talented quarterback Josh Rosen is the No. 2 signal caller in the 2015 class and was just offered this week from Texas.  Agoura earned an at-large berth from the Marmonte League.

Gardena Serra vs. Oxnard Pacifica
Serra looks to win their fourth CIF-SS title in the past five years with 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.  The Cavs are the No. 1 seed in the CIF-SS Western Division.

West Hills Chaminade vs. Inglewood Morningside
Chaminade has a balanced attack led by Miami commitment Brad Kaaya at quarterback who was recently offered by UCLA and USC and running back Donovan Lee who has offers from Colorado and Colorado State among others as well as his 2016 brother, Dymond Lee, who has an offer from Miami.. Defensively, Chaminade is led by UCLA commit Jojo McIntosh.  Chaminade is the No. 2 seed in the Western Division playoffs.

El Cerrito vs. Mill Valley Tamalpais
El Cerrito is led by UCLA commit Adarius Pickett, who's shining at both running back and cornerback for El Cerrito and after losing in the CIF-NCS finals a year ago, they begin their march in the section playoffs tonight.

Corona Centennial vs. Etiwanda
Centennial is aiming for their fifth CIF-SS Inland title in the past seven years and will be the No. 2 seed in the Inland Division.  The Huskies are led by UCLA commit Barry Ware at receiver and UCLA target Tre Watson at running back.

Elk Grove Cosumnes Oaks vs. Rocklin Whitney
Four-star 2014 receiver Alex Van Dyke who recently committed to UCLA, and 2015 four-star receiver L.J. Reed are one of the best 1-2 punches at receiver in the West and they play Whitney in the first round of the CIF-Sac Joaquin playoffs.

Los Angeles View Park vs. Legacy
Led by newest UCLA verbal Cameron Griffin, View Park is the top seed in the CIF-City Section playoffs and face Legacy in their first round matchup.

Pomona Diamond Ranch vs. Santa Fe
With UCLA target Kammy Delp leading the way on both sides of the ball, Diamond Ranch is the No. 2 seed in the CIF-SS Southern Division playoffs.

Lompoc vs. Los Angeles Cathedral
Lompoc and UCLA target Ainuu Taua take on Cathedral, and 2015 quarterback M.C. Poe and three-star receiver/defensive back Ladarius Wiley in the CIF-SS Western Division First Round.

Chandler (Ariz.) vs. Chandler (Ariz.) Basha
Chandler is keyed by UCLA commit Dionte Sykes and 2015 quarterback recruit Bryce Perkins and they take on crosstown foe Basha again, but this time in their second round playoff game.

Carmel (Ind.) vs. Mishakawa (Ind.) Penn
Headlining Carmel is wide receiver Austin Roberts, who committed to UCLA this summer and they'll place Penn in a third round playoff game in the Indiana State playoffs.

Auburn (Ala.) vs. Foley (Ala.)
Auburn is led on defense by UCLA commit Antreal Allen in the secondary and one of their chief linebacker targets, Rashaan Evans and they face Foley, the alma mater of Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones, in the second round of the playoffs.

Sarasota (Fla.) Booker vs. Island Coast (Fla.)
With new UCLA commit Marlon Mack, Booker plays Island Coast in the first round of the state playoffs.

Thursday Night Results
Galena Park (Texas) North Shore with UCLA commit Najee Toran defeated Dobie, 41-6, in their first round state playoff game.

Seasons Complete
Compton Centennial cornerback Denzel Fisher has completed his senior season.


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