UCLA Prospect Preview: Week Eight

OCT. 24 -- A look at the games this weekend involving UCLA commits and recruits in Week Eight...

Game of the Week: Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde vs. Riverside (Calif.) Poly
There will be a lot of star power on the field for this game, with Rancho Verde having UCLA four-star offensive line commit Tevita Halalilo and Florida four-star quarterback commit Sheriron Jones. The Mustangs also feature Arizona commit Cedric Peterson at receiver. Riverside Poly has UCLA target Ykili Ross, a four-star who can play either corner or receiver.

Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis vs. Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou
St. Louis is led by UCLA commit Fred Ulu-Perry, the nation's No. 1 center and four-star 2016 receiver Drew Kobayashi. Punahou has UCLA target Semisi Uluave, a four-star offensive guard and four-star defensive end Canton Kaumatule. The first time these two teams met, Punahou rolled to a 55-7 win, but since then, the Crusaders have won six in a row, scoring 46 points or more in each game.

Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian vs. Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
Oaks is paced by 2016 two-way four-star Michael Pittman, who earlier this month committed to the Bruins and he leads Oaks' strong younger classes, with 2016 running back Gil'Scott Jackson and freshman quarterback Matt Corral. St. Bonaventure has USC commit Ricky Town at quarterback and four-star receiver Lavan Alston.

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco vs. Orange (Calif.) Lutheran
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 Lancers have UCLA target Keisean Lucier-South on defense and Nevada commit Riley Brand.

Santa Margarita (Calif.) vs. Anaheim (Calif.) Servite
Santa Margarita is led on defense by UCLA commit Rick Wade and on offense by 2016 four-star quarterback K.J. Costello. They also boast sleeper receiver Kyle Sweet, the younger brother of Bruin receiver Logan Sweet. Servite has receiver target Equanimeous St. Brown, a four-star recruit the Bruins are recruiting plus his younger brother, Osiris St. Brown, a 2017 four-star, with four-star quarterback Travis Waller, a commit to Oregon, on offense. Defensively, linebacker Jack Savage, the three-star linebacker who's the son of UCLA baseball coach John Savage, anchors the Friars.

Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei vs. San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) JSerra
Mater Dei has UCLA 2016 offensive line target Frank Martin and another 2016 standout in Curtis Robinson, who is starting to rack up offers. JSerra has 2016 Scout 300 offensive lineman Luke Wattenberg, who has an offer from the Bruins as well as three-star defensive end D.J. Bailey.

San Leandro (Calif.) vs. Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd
After missing the majority of his senior season with a foot injury, UCLA commit Stephen Johnson returns to action for the Pirates league game with Bishop O'Dowd. Coached by Napoleon Kaufman, the former Washington running back, O'Dowd features 2016 linebacker Camilo Eifler, who UCLA offered earlier this week.

Upland (Calif.) vs. Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos
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. Los Osos has 2016 four-star linebacker Bryce Youngquist and 2014 Utah receiver commit Caleb Repp.

Tempe (Ariz.) Corona Del Sol vs. Phoenix (Ariz.) Desert Vista
UCLA's newest commit, defensive end Cassius Peat, will lead Corona Del Sol against a down Desert Vista that does have 2015 quarterback Alex Farina.

Others:
Fresno (Calif.) Clovis North and UCLA running back commit Bolu Olorunfunmi rolled Fresno (Calif.) Central, 41-15 on Thursday night. Herriman (Utah) and UCLA verbal Andre James beat Pleasant Grove (Utah), 41-20 on Thursday. Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton and UCLA recruit Osa Masina beat Sandy (Utah) Alta, 52-21 on Thursday. Lodi (Calif.) Tokay receiver and UCLA commit L.J. Reed take on Stockton (Calif.) Lincoln. UCLA commit William Lockett and Manvel (Texas) look to stay unbeaten against Pasadena (Texas) Sam Rayburn. Los Angeles (Calif.) Windward and UCLA commit Breland Brandt will play Lancaster (Calif.) Paraclete, though Brandt is done for the season with a leg injury. Lakeland (Fla.) Christian running back T.J. Simmons is out for the season with a broken leg and will be out for their game with Tampa (Fla.) Catholic. Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman and UCLA tight end commit Alize Jones have a bye. Long Beach (Calif.) Poly and UCLA targets Joseph Wicker and Iman Marshall have a bye this weekend. Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy and UCLA commit Victor Alexander are on a bye.


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