Prospect Recap: Section Finals

We look at how UCLA's commits and recruits did in playoff action...

Game of the Week:  West Hills Chaminade def. Gardena Serra, 38-35
Chaminade quarterback and Miami commit Brad Kaaya had a big game and threw the ball as well as he has all season. Kaaya has a big arm, spins it and threw on time and with accuracy. He showed poise leading his team down the field in the last second to set up the game winning field goal to shock Serra. Sophomore receiver Dymond Lee has a chance to be special. He's an athletic kid who runs well and is a natural pass catcher. Miami has already offered. Lee's older brother Donovan stood out at running back and corner. He's a tough player, runs hard and showed a nice burst. He could play running back, receiver or corner in college. Junior offensive tackle Bar Milo is a tough, physical mauler who plays with a mean streak. He has great size and as he continues to improve his athleticism, Milo could be a national recruit. A sleeper to watch is tight end Brayden Lenius. Lenius is all of 6-foot-5 if not taller and can run. He's from Canada and is new to football but catches the ball well, is a plus athlete and has some definite upside. As is always the case, even in defeat, Serra athlete Adoree Jackson was the best player on the field. He had two 90+ punt/kick returns for touchdowns and rivals DeAnthony Thomas as probably the most explosive player to come out of the state in the last five years. Wide out and UCLA commit Jordan Lasley had a big game, showing he's among the most dynamic pass catchers in the state. He's very polished, has great hands and the speed to get deep.Junior linebacker John Houston, a 2015 Scout top 50 player, has incredible upside. He's big, fast and rangy and does everything well.

Bellflower St. John Bosco def. Santa Ana Mater Dei, 34-7
Bosco won their first CIF-SS title in a rout over Mater Dei at Angel Stadium and punched their ticket to the CIF State Open Division Regional.  Josh Rosen, the five-star quarterback for Bosco was 8-of-15 for 94 yards but two touchdowns, both to new UCLA commit Jaleel Wadood, who had three catches, the two going for scores.

Corona Centennial def. Murrieta Vista Murrieta, 26-12
In a game that UCLA coaches dropped in at, UCLA target Tre Watson rushed 48 times for 304 yards and two touchdowns for Centennial and the Huskies moved on to the CIF SoCal Open Division Regional game.

El Cerrito def. Kentfield Marin Catholic, 54-38
El Cerrito got a huge night from UCLA commit Adarius Pickett and avenged their loss in the CIF-NCS Finals from a year ago by beating Marin Catholic.  Pickett ran for 255 yards and scored four touchdowns.  The win moved El Cerrito on to the CIF State NorCal D-III Regionals.

Los Angeles View Park def. Sun Valley Poly, 46-16
Led by newest UCLA verbal Cameron Griffin, View Park won their first ever City Section title, winning the D-III championship and a spot in the CIF State SoCal D-IV Regional.  Griffin did his damage on offense, carrying the ball eight times for 136 yards and scoring eight touchdowns.

Bellevue (Wash.) def. Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic, 52-20
UCLA target Budda Baker scored the final touchdown of the season for the Wolverines, which pushed him over the century mark on yards.  Baker ran for 101 yards on 18 carries and scored a touchdown to complete a career at Bellevue that saw him go 42-0.  Bellevue also announced after the game they would be retiring Baker's No. 32.

Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman def. Sparks (Nev.) Reed, 48-14
The nation's top tight end in the 2015 class, Alize Jones, committed to UCLA last month and then celebrated another state title when the Gaels routed Reed in the state championship game, their fifth straight state title.

Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian def. Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic, 34-7
The second big play of the third quarter was made by middle linebacker Victor Alexander. He made a nice interception in coverage and had a big return that led to a score. Alexander was arguably the defensive MVP of this game. He had six tackles and was a physical force in the middle. He's undersized at 5-foot-10, 220-pounds but he packs a punch.

Seasons Complete
Compton Centennial cornerback Denzel Fisher has completed his senior season.  Elk Grove Cosumnes Oaks receiver Alex Van Dyke has completed his senior season. Pomona Diamond Ranch offensive lineman Kammy Delp has completed his senior season.  Sarasota (Fla.) Booker running back Marlon Mack has completed his senior season.  Carmel (Ind.) receiver Austin Roberts has completed his senior season.  Houston (Texas) Lamar cornerback John Plattenburg has completed his senior season.  Galena Park (Texas) North Shore offensive lineman Najee Toran has completed his senior season.  Auburn (Ala.) cornerback Antreal Allen has completed his senior season.


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