UCLA Prospect Preview: Week Four

SEP. 26 -- A look at the games this weekend involving UCLA commits and recruits in Week Four, which includes UCLA's two five-star commits...

Game of the Week: Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman vs. Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco on ESPN at 6 p.m. PST (Friday)
This matches up two defending state champions from the highest level. Bosco won the CIF State Open Division title last year in California while Gorman won the Nevada state title. This game also features a five-star UCLA commit on both sides. Bosco is led by the nation's top quarterback, Josh Rosen, UCLA's quarterback commit. The Braves have a slew of stars in their sophomore and junior classes too, namely four-star 2016 running back Sean McGrew and D.J. Morgan, a safety/receiver. The Gaels also have a five-star commit to the Bruins, in tight end Alize Jones, the West's top player at the position. Gorman also has UCLA target Cordell Broadus at receiver and 2017 quarterback Tate Martell, a Washington commit, now completely running the Gaels offense. Another 2017 four-star is receiver Tyjon Lindsey, a versatile all-purpose weapon. UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone is expected at this game along with head coach Jim Mora.

Santa Margarita (Calif.) vs. Venice (Calif.)
Santa Margarita is home to UCLA commit Rick Wade, who leads the Eagles defense from his defensive end spot. They also boast receiver Kyle Sweet, the younger brother of UCLA receiver Logan Sweet. The Eagles also field one of the nation top 2016 quarterbacks in K.J. Costello. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound signal caller was recently offered a scholarship by UCLA and USC, giving Costello more than a dozen scholarships offers to date.

Fresno (Calif.) Clovis North vs. Merced (Calif;)
The Broncos come in loaded with one of the Central Section's best teams and they have a pair of Pac-12 commits plus several other D-I prospects on their team. Bolu Olorunfunmi, a three-star running back committed to UCLA, heads into his third year as the starter in the backfield and rushed for 130 yards last week in his season debut. Fullback Westin Hatcher, who leads the way for Bolu, is a Top 5 fullback in the West. Defensively, Bransin Johnson, Malachi Foote and Noruwa Obanor are a part of a secondary that has all three with D-I offers. Linebacker Hayden Haupt has a number of offers too. Scout 100 defensive tackle Jacob Daniel, a commit to USC, is the top defender on the Broncos, but a knee injury suffered last season keeps him out until next month. Merced has three-star quarterback Tyrone Williams running their offense

Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis vs. Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Francis
Fred Ulu-Perry, the top center prospect nationally, who's committed to UCLA, anchors the St. Louis offensive line and also plays on the defensive line. The Crusaders also boast four-star 2016 receiver Drew Kobayashi and sleeper 2015 quarterback Ryder Kuhns. UCLA offensive line coach Adrian Klemm is expected to be in attendance

Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis vs. Honolulu (Hawaii) Iolani
Punahou is home to two more Scout 300 prospects that UCLA is recruiting, offensive lineman Semisi Uluave and defensive end Canton Kaumatule, who's also playing tackle. UCLA offensive line coach Adrian Klemm is expected to be in attendance at this game as well

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly vs. Long Beach (Calif.) Cabrillo
Poly is loaded all over and could have their most talented teams in years. DB Iman Marshall is one of the nation's top corners and will see time at receiver as well. Defensive lineman Joseph Wicker can play inside or outside, and has ten sacks in the first three games and that led UCLA to offer him earlier this month. Defensive back Colin Samuel gives the Jackrabbits two of the biggest and most talented corners in the state. Josh Love is a smooth, efficient quarterback and junior receiver Jack Jones, who UCLA offered at their camp this summer, is one of the most explosive players in the state.

Upland (Calif.) vs. Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
UCLA linebacker commit Josh Woods is part of a talented Upland team which features two Washington State commits, Kameron Powell and Tyler Hilinski and 2017 four-star athlete Nathan Tilford, who has a UCLA offer already. St. Bonaventure has quarterback Ricky Town, a USC commit, four-star receiver Lavan Alston and three-star lineman Nick Capella.

Encino (Calif.) Crespi vs. La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat
In a game that defensive backs coach Demetrice Martin is expected to be at, he'll see 2015 safety Marvell Tell from Crespi, their top safety on the board along. with Vaimoe Sekona, a defensive end with a UCLA offer. Martin will also get to see 2016 cornerback Trevon Sidney and 2016 receiver Tyler Vaughns, a pair of four-stars with UCLA offers, from Bishop Amat.

Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde vs. Hemet (Calif.) West Valley
UCLA offensive line commit Tevita Halalilo and Rancho Verde, which features Florida commit Sheriron Jones at quarterback and Arizona verbal Cedric Peterson, takes on West Valley.

Herriman (Utah) vs. Saratoga Springs (Utah) Westlake
UCLA verbal Andre James and Herriman take on Westlake, which features 2017 four-star Chaz Ah You.

Orange (Calif.) Lutheran vs. Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta
The Lancers are paced by five-star outside linebacker Keisean Lucier-South, one of UCLA's top targets in the class as well as Nevada verbal Riley Brand. Vista Murrieta has BYU commit Tevita Mounga on the defensive line

Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton vs. Salt Lake City (Utah) Bingham
Brighton has the state's top prospect, and one of UCLA's primary targets, Osa Masina, leading them offensively and defensively. Bingham is the top program in the state and features a slew of top prospects across the roster.

Las FLores (Calif.) Tesoro vs. Corona Del Mar (Calif.)
With UCLA quarterbacks coach Taylor Mazzone expected to be in attendance, four-star 2016 quarterback Devon Modster will lead Tesoro against Corona Del Mar, the defending CIF State D-III champions.

Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola vs. West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade
Kennedy Polamalu will watch the high school he coached last year, Loyola, take on Chaminade. Chaminade features 2016 receiver Dymond Lee, and UCLA is probably keeping an eye on 2015 OL Bar Milo, who is committed to Miami. Loyola has USC-committed DE Christian Rector and Polamalu's son, 2016 quarterback Tre Polamalu, as well as 2016 WR David Long, who UCLA has offered as an athlete, as well as 2016 receiver Jordan Riordan and 2016 defensive back Myles Bryant.

Others:
DeSoto (Texas) and UCLA commit Bryce English will face Grand Prairie (Texas). UCLA commit William Lockett and Manvel (Texas) look to stay unbeaten against Pasadena (Texas). Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy and UCLA commit Victor Alexander have a bye. Lakeland (Fla.) Christian running back T.J. Simmons is out for the season with a broken leg and will miss the game against Avon Park (Fla.). Lodi (Calif.) Tokay receiver L.J. Reed is still out after transferring from Cosumnes Oaks and won't play tonight against Stockton (Calif.) McNair. San Leandro (Calif.) athlete Stephen Johnson is out indefinitely with a foot injury and will miss the game against Brentwood (Calif.) Liberty.


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