UCLA Prospect Preview: Week Five

OCT. 3 -- It's a light week of action, with several recruits having bye weekends but there are still some intriguing games involving UCLA prospects...

Game of the Week: Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame vs. Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian
UCLA has offered in the last two weeks, receivers on both of these teams. On Thursday, they offered Oaks' 2016 receiver Michael Pittman and last week they offered Notre Dame's C.J. Sanders, who's committed to the Irish. Oaks is strong in the younger classes, with running back Gil'Scott Jackson and freshman quarterback Matt Corrall. Notre Dame also features a young prospect to watch, running back Leo Lambert, a 2016 prospect.

Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw vs. Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco
After losing their first game since 2012 last week, Bosco plays City Section power Crenshaw this weekend. 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.

Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis vs. Honolulu (Hawaii) Damien
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.

Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis vs. Honolulu (Hawaii) Pac-Five
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.

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly vs. Compton (Calif.)
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.

Encino (Calif.) Crespi vs. Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola
Crespi has 2015 safety Marvell Tell from Crespi along with Vaimoe Sekona, a defensive end with a UCLA offer. Loyola is led by 2016 quarterback Tre Polamalu, as well as 2016 WR David Long, who UCLA has offered as an athlete, along with 2016 receiver Jordan Riordan and 2016 defensive back Myles Bryant.

Herriman (Utah) vs. American Fork (Utah)
UCLA verbal Andre James and Herriman take on American Fork, which boasts three-star offensive lineman James Empey.

Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton vs. West Jordan (Utah) Copper Hills
Brighton has the state's top prospect, and one of UCLA's primary targets, Osa Masina, leading them offensively and defensively.

Others:
Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman and UCLA commit Alize Jones defeated Las Vegas (Nev.) Shadow Ridge, 56-0 on Thursday. Santa Margarita (Calif.) and commit Rick Wade have a bye this weekend as do Orange (Calif.) Lutheran and outside linebacker Keisean Lucier-South. UCLA commit Bolu Olurunfunmi and Fresno (Calif.) Clovis North as well as Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde offensive lineman Tevita Halalilo, both have byes and will take their official visits to UCLA this weekend. DeSoto (Texas) and UCLA commit Bryce English have a bye. UCLA commit William Lockett and Manvel (Texas) look to stay unbeaten against South Houston (Texas). Upland (Calif.) and linebacker Josh Woods have a bye. Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy and UCLA commit Victor Alexander play Episcopal School of Jacksonville (Fla.). Lakeland (Fla.) Christian running back T.J. Simmons is out for the season with a broken leg and they have a bye this weekend. Lodi (Calif.) Tokay receiver L.J. Reed has been ruled eligible after his mid-summer transfer and Tokay will play Tracy (Calif.). San Leandro (Calif.) athlete Stephen Johnson is out indefinitely with a foot injury and they have a bye this weekend.


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